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Located in the old 27th Ward library branch in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, Branch 27 is an American bistro owned by Cary Michael (formerly of Rockit Bar and Grill and Lettuce Entertain You) and Howard Natinsky (of Five Star, Fat Cat, and Empire Liquors). Opened in mid-February 2009, this casual, neighborhood spot will feature a simple, hearty menu, craft beers, and an extensive wine list, as well as wines by the glass.
The partners have focused on creating a comfortable, value-oriented concept, with top-notch food and a friendly, modern atmosphere. Located within an early 1900s brick and terra cotta building that once contained Chicago’s 27th ward Library, Branch 27 creatively combines a rustic setting with stylized, handcrafted furnishings and details. A 20’ x 20’ glass atrium anchors the rear of the dining room, creating a year round garden experience. The menu will showcase an extensive selection of shareable appetizers, entrée salads, and familiar main courses