- Wine / Cocktails:
Mott St is simply unbelievable. Unassuming on the outside, simple and streamlined on the inside, Mott St lets the food speak for itself.
We tried almost every single thing on the menu, everything was delicious and there were some real surprises.
Some things that really stood out for us were the:
Grilled Leeks-simple prep with that great grilled flavor
Crab Brain Fried Rice- the creamy foie gras-type crab brain is not overpowering to the dish but provides an interesting and tasty twist to my chosen comfort food.
Imperial Rolls-meaty, crispy. The chimichurri creme fraiche dip is the perfect tangy touch.
Kimchi Udon-the fermented kimchi with spicy, fishy cod roe is a winning combo for me.
Harry's Butter Thighs-punjabi curry was a nice change
Stuffed cabbage- pork butt with sticky rice boiled in kimchi broth- savory comfort food in a cabbage
Calamari-wok fried with chili paste- tender and simple, with big flavor
..and the oyster mushrooms- those oyster mushrooms with thyme and miso butter were such a great surprise, I could spoon that butter onto every dish. The meaty texture of the oysters was addicting as well. Such a great, simple dish.
I've read reviews from other publications selling Mott St short, but I believe the food is ballsy yet approachable. Mott St truly was the most delightful surprise for us, we loved every dish and every minute, the servers and bartenders were also extremely friendly and helpful.
I recommend going early before it's too crowded and starting at the inviting bar for a few fabulous cocktails before dinner. It's a great place and I'm upset I couldn't make it back a few times before we moved out of Chicago!