KLAS – A Great Restaurant with tons of History – Cicero IL 6/2015

KLAS – 5734 W Cermak Rd., Cicero, IL 60804, (708) 652-0795, klasrestaurant.com

Q-Tips say: Went with friends and used our Groupon for 4 but have been here many times before and always enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. The Q’s had the Soup: The women had Liver Dumpling Soup and the men had the Goulash Soup. The Entrees we chose were: Breaded Pork Tenderloin and Roasted Pork Loin along with the Sauerkraut and the Sweet/Sour Cabbage and Boiled Potatoes and Potato Dumpling w/ gravy. One Apple dessert and the rest choose the Kolacky to go. A choice of Soda or a selection on Beer per person. What a deal and what a great meal with wonderful friends. Oh! they also have two gentlemen who entertain with they musical talents playing a violin and an accordion with traditional songs from Poland/Ukraine,etc. but they were not there on Sun.

Word has it that they are working on getting this building to be a Historic Landmark – hope they are successful because there is so much history at KLAS. The only negative is that they have limited hours that they are open to the public but will open anytime for a Banquet or Special Occasion

Mrs. Q says: Klas opened in 1922 by Adolf Klas a native of Pilsen, Bohemia, who gave up his job as a waiter at Chicago’s Drake Hotel and expanded to the famous Chicago land landmark. Take a few moments to look at the bar that is stacked with relics from World War I, II and many other eras, along with a deck of Al Copone’s playing cards and other items of his. The bar has hand crafted monks, murals taxidermy and stained glass windows. Guests over the years included bakers, doctors, lawyers, well known politicians and gangster. If you are fortunate enough to go when they allow you to go upstairs, do so. The upstairs was the bordello visited by many including Al Capone. Many stained glass windows and original Art, and furnishings. So, go enjoy the Food, the History, and Ambiance, we did.

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