S0metimes a place reminds you of a special time in your life. The smells, the decor, the soundtrack of your life all play a part in the revenue. Well right off the Southport brown line stop there is such a place. Crosby’s Kitchen gives you that all around good feeling. They are kid and pet friendly . Everyone will go out of their way to serve you.
Sitting down in the middle of the Big Ten we awaited some of the unique dishes Crosby’s is known for. We weren’t disappointed. Proudly displayed on a plate were the lobster deviled eggs. Now they have all the flavor as Grandma’s with one exception, they are loaded with lobster. Boy are they scrumptious. Corn bread becomes a treat as well. Served in an old fashioned iron skillet, it has a sweet taste just like true corn bread of the South. Pairing it with the maple butter was a stroke of genius . It’s just like eating a waffle with syrup.
Salads are a fave of mine and I was thrilled to get to try their brussel sprout salad. Woah there! wipe all of those preconceived notions from your head about this misunderstood veggie. The sprouts are peeled , blanched and then tossed with a tangy lemon vinagrette. The sprouts combined with dried blueberries , bacon, almonds, and machengo cheese were a tasty and inviting dish. We were told that Crosby’s is especially proud of its rotisserie meat. This means healthy and good eatin. We got to try their meat in one of the house specialty’s, a chicken dip sandwich. Everything is about the details here. The chicken was moist and tender, the baguette was easy to chew, and the rest of the ingredients mixed together to make what “Jason” said was the best chicken sandwich in Chicago. Dipping it in the special au jus sauce, just makes the whole thing melt in your mouth. Potatoes are part of the side menu. Jen ended up eating most of the fries and without any ketchup that is truly a compliment. The potato cakes are like little crab cakes , but instead made of potatoes, cheese, and bacon. They are tasty too. They definitely don’t skimp on dessert either. The one we were served was a skillet cookie and it had everything. There was a warm chocolate chip cookie that was as big as the little iron skillet it was served in and that is a whole lot of cookie! Rich chocolate taste that was topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream . Sheer heaven.
Crosby’s Kitchen is a friendly neighborhood bistro. They also have an excellent beer and wine selection. I was introduced to a particularly delightful Muscat Sauvignon from Spain. It had a muscato taste that allowed me to savor its sweetness. They also have a great brunch menu on the weekend with sweet french toast and awesome omelets. Since I am a big brunch fan, we made a point to come back. I have been telling all my friends about Crosby’s and you should make your way there too. Homestyle food with the gourmet touch. Make a date with the folks at 3455 N Southport soon. They also have a killer tillapia sandwich and crab cakes for your remaining Lenten meals.
Its all about the presentation and this is what makes Crosby’s a destination for foodies. Their famous lobster stuffed deviled eggs.
Rotisserie meat makes meat healthy and delicious. They pride themselves on this.
This is a sample of the chicken sandwich that is said to be “The best in Chicago.” I agree. It is paired with the yummy potato cakes.
This salad is a work of art . It shows off the misunderstood brussel sprout as a healthy and delicious salad.
A special thanks to our hosts, Jason and Rachel, we will see you soon!