An american bistro



Located in West Town, CTL is a unique neighborhood bistro where Chef Raul Ramos brings over 20 years of culinary experience.

Chef Raul Ramos brings over 20 years of culinary experience to this welcoming neighborhood bistro. His house menu offerings are simple & delicious.  The real magic lies in his seasonally inspired specials which change frequently & never disappoint. 

CTL is an American Bistro proudly serving fresh ingredients, locally sourced, natural meats & organically grown produce to bring you a truly enjoyable dining experience. The salsas, dressings, sauces, desserts & even the pickles are Chef created in house. Our full service bar offers a unique selection of wine & bubbly, specialty cocktails, locally crafted brews & spirits.

Don't let the name fool you, this space is not only for teachers. We originally created CTL as a tribute to the profession, & conceived of a place where educators would be welcomed, honored & celebrated for the hard work they do. When we also received a warm welcome from our neighbors in Humboldt Park, Ukranian Village, Wicker Park, Logan Square, West Loop & beyond, we knew we'd found our home here on Division St. So whether you're a teacher, a neighbor or a traveler looking for delicious food & great service, we look forward to seeing you at CTL to experience us for yourself. 





2525 West Division St

Chicago, IL 60622


Tues-Thurs 4pm-9pm

Friday 4pm-11pm

Saturday 11am-11pm

Sunday 11am-9pm


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Chicago Restaurant Week

Jan 25 - Feb 7, 2019

Chef Raul is honored to be participating in First Bites Bash (tickets in link), the official kick-off event for the 12th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, organized by Choose Chicago. Raul will be serving up a savory tasting plate on January 24, 2019, inside the Field Museum along side more than 70 of Chicago's most celebrated chefs and restaurants.

This year’s event will benefit Pilot Light, a local non-profit that helps kids make healthier choices through food education.

We hope you’ll join us for the largest ever Chicago Restaurant Week. Reservations are recommended. Check out our menu for Chicago Restaurant Week at Dinner



Recommended for parties of six or more

Restaurant Week is January 25 - February 7. Please follow link on this page for our #CRW19 menu. We will be offering a condensed version of our regular house menu during this time frame.

Please note: we are closed on Mondays. Thank you

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Please note we open at 11am on Sat & Sun


2525 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622


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