any new, hot bar/restaurant generally means long lines & lots of waiting. which is exactly how our first attempt to visit untitled went. the next time? we were smart & decided to make a reservation (recommended!) for this fab spot ... especially since our night out was in honor of a birthday + mini reunion!

untitled is located right in river north on kinzie. per their website, "craft cocktails, beer, wine & bubbly from around the world complement chef joseph heppe's delicious, yet approachable cuisine. untitled pays homage to the vibrancy of supper club and speakeasy establishments of the prohibition era." dinner & drinks? yes, please!

group shot w/ the girls :
we were in the champagne room. <3 

 birthday girl + me :
+ 2 moscow mules.
just one of the many specialty cocktails offered at untitled.

before getting to untitled, there was some concern among the girls about how many vegan options there would be for me. but it turned out, quite a few... our server, sampson (sp?), was awesome. he brought out a menu that had the dishes that could be prepared vegan clearly marked. great!

since our group mostly shared & the girls are awesome about getting vegan things and/or the non-vegan stuff on the side, i got to try several things.

here's what i had ...
frites :
even though none of the accompanying dipping sauces weren't vegan, the actual frites were great. lightly salted & seasoned.

beet salad :
arugula-hazelnut pesto & grape-must reduction.
i think my favorite dish of the night. the arugula-hazelnut pesto was freaking amazing. and there was plenty of it, which is always appreciated. this salad normally comes with a literally huge hunk of burrata cheese for the non-vegs. 

roasted baby carrots :
 with roasted blueberries & smoked walnuts.
another favorite of the night. we got the vegan version of these (not sure what the other version is like), but everyone at the table enjoyed this.

market vegetable salad :

bliss bourbon vinaigrette.
my main dish. your basic fancy mixed greens salad

sorbet taste :
chocolate, grapefruit & pear infusion. 
the chocolate sorbet was so so so good. best chocolate sorbet i've ever had ... even made my friend & i question whether or not it was vegan. but sampson confirmed, so i've got to believe it's true. delicious!

considering how nervous i was about having enough food to eat (we joked a stop at chipotle might be necessary after dinner), untitled had plenty of really lovely options. that, plus the awesome drinks menu & super fun atmosphere? it's a great spot for a night out.

111 w. kinzie
chicago, il 60654