Edgewater Beach Cafe – 5/2019

Edgewater Beach Cafe – 5545 N Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL, (773) 275-4141,    edgewaterbeachcafe.net  – Edgewater Beach Cafe is located in Uptown/Edgewater’s historic pink building. Has fresh seafood, elegant French fare served in classy environment & has a graious waitstaff. Live music on Fri. & Sat. nights. Full Bar. Closed on Monday.

Q-tips say: YES! Go and enjoy. The food is good, good drinks, & very nice ambiance.This was our first trip but we will go again.

Two people suggested the “pork chop.”  Yes the pork chop is delicious but be aware that you get two chops, not one. Menu is nice and they also have “special occasion dinners.”

Some Menu items: Appetizers: Escargot Bourguignon – Snails baked in herbed butter garlic sauce, Shrimp Cocktail – Jumbo shrimp served chilled with homemade cocktail sauce, Spinach Salad – Topped with chopped eggs, bacon, and a balsamic vinegar reduction, Shrimp Cachonette – Jumbo shrimp stuffed with goat cheese and served on a bed of sauteed spinach, Red Cabbage Salad With walnuts in balsamic vinegar reduction, Onion Soup Gratinee – Sauteed onion in a beef consomme topped with gruyere cheese and homemade croutons, then baked.

ENTREESTournedos of Beef – Two petite portions of beef tenderloin pan seared, serviced with demi glace and burgandy reduction sauteed with green peppercorns,  Filet Mignon Marchand de Vin – Beef tenderloin broiled to order and topped with red wine herb butter, Sesame Chicken – Broiled boneless breast of chicken coated with oyster sauce and sesame seeds, Roast Duck with Apple Brandy Sauce – Duck breast slightly pan seared, then roasted, served with apple brandy reduction and sliced apples, Pork Chops – In House marinated and grilled to perfection, Shrimp de Jonghe – Jumbo shrimp sauteed with garlic, mushrooms, onion, butter and white wine, topped with bread crumbs, then baked, Broiled Lake Superior Whitefish – Lightly sprinkled with lemon, spanish paprika, butter, and white wine, Raspberry Ginger Chicken – Broiled boneless breast chicken topped with fresh raspberry,   Tilapia –  Pan seared and topped with capers in a white wine sauce,  Broiled Salmon – Sprinkled with lemon, a touch of butter, and a hint of black pepper.

Took a special friend, John,  out for dinner and what a great evening.