Since 2012, Wood restaurant (3335 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60657; 773-935-9663) has served as an upscale-casual dinner and drinks destination in the heart of Chicago’s Boystown.
The kitchen presents seasonably inspired sharable plates and a frequently rotating menu for dinner and weekend brunch, focusing on locally grown produce, house-butchered meats, and housemade charcuterie and bread from the wood-fired oven. Known for fun and quirky cocktails, Wood also features a list of affordable wines by the glass and craft and import beers.
An homage to Owner Franco Gianni’s father, who was a woodworker for more than 50 years, Wood features a distressed dark wood-paneled dining room with a masculine aesthetic and 120 seats, along with a 32-seat, U-shaped bar; a seasonal sidewalk patio along Buckingham Place has seating for 30. For private dining requests of 20-80 guests, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.