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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. 

 

Phone

773.366.8700

location

2525 West Division St

Chicago, IL 60622

HOURS

Tues-Thurs 4pm-9pm

Friday 4pm-11pm

Saturday 11am-11pm

Sunday 11am-3pm

SPECIALS

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 Prix - Fixe Thursdays

Starting April 11, 2019

Chef Raul is offering a 3-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu.

$34 per person

April 18th Menu

First Course

Organic Mixed Greens, Grilled Asparagus & Shaved Radishes w/ Rosé Vinaigrette

Caprese Timbale w/ Basil Oil & Balsamic Emulsion Foam

Soup du Jour

Second Course

Bordeaux Brine Braised Short Ribs, Spring Vegetable Risotto w/ Red Wine Reduction

Homemade Tagliatelle w/ Wild Boar Ragout & Brussels Sprouts Chips

Roasted Faroe island salmon w/ black truffle potato puree & roasted veggies

Third Course

Chocolate Lava Cake w/ Creme Anglaise

Homemade Donut w/ Chocolate Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream

Make your reservation now.

 James Beard Eats Week April 26, 2019 - May 6, 2019

We are happy to again be partnering w/ Choose Chicago and the Illinois Restaurant Association in celebration of Chicago’s vibrant food scene during James Beard Eats Week. We will be offering a 3 course prix - fixe menus inspired by the James Beard Foundation's namesake chef, a pioneer of American dining.

$36 per person

Butternut Squash Soup w/ Coconut Milk, Roasted Pepitas & Pistachio Oil

Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chop w/ Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Spring Peas & Barolo Wine Sauce

Triple Chocolate, Cinnamon Brownie w/ Avocado Ice Cream

In addition to our menu offering, we will be donating to the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Fund, which supports aspiring Chicago culinary students on a path to success in the hospitality industry. In 2018, Eats Week raised $13,900 for the scholarship program.

Our regular menu will be available during this time. No substitutions please when choosing the prix - fixe.

Tax & gratuity are not included. Reservations recommended.


RESERVATIONS

Recommended: especially for parties of six or more

Please note: we are closed on Mondays

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Please note we open at 11am on Sat & Sun

DIRECTIONS

2525 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

 
 

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