Details WHAT?Art Smith, Oprah's personal chef, cookbook author and TV personality, is the force behind this Gold ...
Map it WHERE?52 W. Elm St.
Details WHEN?Enjoy an old fashioned, feel good meal with family and friends at Table Fifty Two between 5 and 10 p...
Details WHY?Whether you are dining in the high-ceiling elegance of the upstairs dining room or the cozy, gathere...
Art Smith, Oprah's personal chef, cookbook author and TV personality, is the force behind this Gold Coast spot. The restaurant offers a menu of refined Southern decadance, including dishes inspired by Smith's cookbook, "Back to the Table." Look for faves such as fried chicken and waffles and pan-seared catfish, plus seasonally-minded entreees, wood-fired pizzas and sides such as braised collard greens. But the best treat isn't on the menu: It's a sizzling skillet of parmesan cheese biscuits that arrives right after you sit down. The main floor has a shabby-chic cottage look with a stone bar, hickory flooring and a copper tin-punch ceiling. The second floor dining room features a more formal vibe with Venetian wallpaper and chandeliers.
Whether you are dining in the high-ceiling elegance of the upstairs dining room or the cozy, gathered-around-the-hearth comfort of the downstairs dining room, you will feel the warmth and welcoming spirit of Table Fifty-Two. To attain this atmosphere, Chef Art appointed his restaurant-the quaint 19th century carriage house of the Biggs Mansion, which survived the Great Chicago Fire-with luxurious yet rustic décor, including an open hearth oven and a pressed copper ceiling. His cuisine sourced from the finest organic farms in the Midwest and ranging from Low-Country Shrimp with Stone-Ground Grits and Open-Faced Pulled Pork Sandwiches to Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Breast with Coconut-Ginger-Chili Sauce and Braised Lamb Shank with Parsnip-Garlic Puree with Roasted Baby Carrots, Table has received raves from the public and food critics alike. Chef Art approaches cooking and dining the same way his mother and aunts and grandmother did, in the grand tradition of the South: use the freshest seasonal ingredients, prepare them lovingly and share them with your family and loved ones.
Enjoy an old fashioned, feel good meal with family and friends at Table Fifty Two between 5 and 10 pm Monday through Saturday and 4-9 pm on Sunday.