Table Donkey and Stick
Our menu features creative, seasonally driven small and large plates, complemented by a rotating selection of charcuterie and artisan cheeses. The kitchen works with local farmers and whole animals whenever possible; all breads and charcuterie items are made in-house.
Table, Donkey and Stick is a place to gather with friends in a warm and comfortable environment. The focus is on the table: a place for food and drink, but also for story-telling and fellowship.
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Join us for a special five course tasting menu from our chefs featuring oysters, pheasant galantine, lamb and more. The menu is $80/person and will be served in place of our normal a la carte menu. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.
Friday, 14 February, 2020
The ambiance nearly ruined what was an otherwise nice evening. The restaurant is small and they really pack you in there. The back of the restaurant is communal-style seating, so there’s little-to-no privacy—that is, if you can hear the person across from you.
We were stuck sharing the room with a table of 10-12 behind us, and while this is a singular experience for the evening, it goes to show that a large party can stain the atmosphere. At one point I was yelling across the table to the person I was dining with. It was quite difficult to hear the other person talk, much less hear yourself think.
The service and food were good. The staff were attentive and the value for the meal was also strong (we attended during restaurant week).
One last thing to point out is that on the menu, they disclose a 2% service charge for employee health insurance as optional. Yet, when the check came, the 2% is automatically applied. It’s an admirable goal but the optics and execution were in - excuse the pun - quite poor taste.
Great. Good service, great food
Great food, great service, fun times!
Want to return and try some of the other creative dishes. Good food, pleasant service and something a bit different!
This is a really fun place with great food. Expensive for what it is, but still very good. Service was excellent.
Great Service | Ambiance | A bit overpriced
Despite the ridiculous name, it's a nice neighborhood wine bar with solid dinner dishes and very good wine pairings. I've been several times and always had excellent service. The food is seasonal and tasty, and it has a really lovely cozy/rustic (but refined) ambiance. However, for the portion size and ambiance, it feels overpriced. Not a great place to go for a casual week night dinner or if you are very hungry.
We recently had the 5-course prix fixe. At $80 pp (+ $40 wine pairing), we expected to leave feeling like we had had a full meal (spoiler: we ate again shortly after). The 3 beginning courses were about 2 bites each (small charcuterie board, a sliver of smoked salmon, and 1 dumpling); the entree was reasonable (4 scallops); and the dessert was meh (a very olive-oil tasting olive oil cake).
Will probably go again because it's solid and convenient, but not a place I'd write home about.
This is our favorite spot. It never disappoints. Keep doing what you’re doing!
Excellent food. Really good service. Highly recommend!
They are the best
I have been there before and had a good experience. I was looking forward to duck on Christmas even it was dried out and tasteless. It was like sausage that was over cooked. Bathrooms a bit dirty
Wonderful, eclectic European Alps food choices. Creamy, rich cheeses with overflowing earthy deliciousness. Outstanding service and lots of choices. Only issue being by the north exit door, the staff went outside frequently while working and the door bangs loudly shut each time. Fix the door and the ambiance will greatly improve.
Amazing dinner with excellent service! Every bite was better than the last! Should be on everyone’s list.
Service was exceptional. Our waiter was very nice and attentive!
Food was delicious, service was great, overall experience was incredible!
Most of the food was delicious. Our salad was just ok. Service was excellent, but it's a little expensive for what you get
I loved the food and the ambiance but we had to wait 45 minutes for a table we had made reservations for. The host informed us we were “just waiting on the current people to leave.” The restaurant did nothing to hurry the table as my party grew increasingly agitated as we had to stand in the small hallway for 45 minutes waiting for the table. Besides a few “thanks for your patience” comments there was nothing done to address the situation.
Excellent food and service with an interesting (cozy) atmosphere. Will be back.
AMAZING MEAL as always took care of all gluten-allergy concerns & excited to go back!
Came here after reading a Chicago Tribune article saying they had the best burger in town and wow Bethany wow it was amazing. Also had the duck and a charcuterie plate. Best food and great service.
We were hugely disappointed with our first time experience and embarrassed as we hosted two of our close friends. While the ambiance and set up were lovely, the value for this entire experience was absolutely outrageous. The portion sizes are insulting and the price tag is really laughable. The table service was certainly lacking and not aligned with the high end prices. The cutlery was handed out to us rather than nicely presented and the waiter almost poked my eye out as he was turning with the cutlery from out person to another - he was standing I was seated - it was really ridiculous. To say the least, we left disappointed and angry. Not going back. Donkey and Stick should be embarrassed about their serving sizes and review their pricing.
Cosy neighborhood restaurant with interesting food and good service.
Had the Brussels sprouts, burger and char, all excellent! Very cozy spot!
I liked the food. I had counter seating. I would not recommend counter seating because i spent most of my time looking at one of the chef’s behind and it looked more like a washing station. But the food was interesting and plenty of vegetable options for a low- meat person like myself.
Food and drinks were all good. The cheese board was very good, if small. Is a good neighborhood spot for an easy dinner out.
Very intimate space. Pricier than your average. Highly, highly recommend the duck liver mousse and getting a cheese & charcuterie board.
Excellent food and service!
This has been one of our "go to" places for several years. They never disappoint!
Great food, great experience.
We had a great time catching up over wine and charcuterie! Service was great as always.
Table Donkey and Stick is probably my favorite place to eat in Chicago. Their menu is always superb. The service is impeccable.
Always great food and service!
Food, ambiance and service was amazing! Will definitely be back!!
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in friends home. I definitely would return to try the bratwurst.
The potato latkas was amazing and the smoked whitefish was super savory. The table was split on the steak – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. It was a great choice for my birthday, as they brought out a flight of dessert which made us feel special.
Great restaurant in every way.
Great charcuterie. Sat outside on patio on beautiful September evening. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.
Great price and great food! We went to the Pop up Dinner they have going on every Monday night and shared everything. Food was very reasonably priced and delicious. Great wine as well. Will be going back to sit on the patio with friends. Staff was super friendly and music was great. :-)
Great food, great wine, excellent waiter! Will definitely go back again.
I’ve dined here several times and it’s always a great experience. My only criticism this past time was in regards to seating preference/priority for reservations vs walk ins. I would expect that if I’m making a reservation, i would have preference of table over walk ins or seat me while I’m waiting for my date to arrive.
The food was late so they offered dessert on the house.