I finally made it to dinner at Longman & Eagle last night and got to see what all the fuss was about! The menu is on the smaller side but every dish we ordered was delicious (try the pork belly). I think it would be hard to find something I didn’t like on their menu. I loved the food, loved the beer list, loved the jukebox and the low-key (although a tad hipster-ish) general vibe and decor. It would also be a great date spot, it’s fairly small and lit mainly by candle light in the evenings.
It’s been nominated in Time Out Chicago’s 2010 “Eat Out” Awards for Best New Gastropub and Best New Late Night Dining. Although, I suppose it would be hard to go wrong when you put together Peter Toalson and Bruce Finkelman (owners of the Empty Bottle), Robert McAdams (from Big Star) and Cody Hudson (who designed cd covers for artists such as Mos Def) – now all the proud owners of Longman & Eagle.