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Despite the Wait, RedEye Loves Paul McGee's Lost Lake

The tiki drinks give Chicagoans a well-needed vacation from the winter.

Lost Lake
Lost Lake
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

RedEye's Dana Moran tells potential patrons to relent to waiting in long lines while cueing up outside Lost Lake in Logan Square, doling three exclamation points out of four.

Paul McGee's new tiki bar features a drink, called the Cocoanut Grove that's "wonderfully balanced...I'm not normally one for peaty scotch, but its rubbery flavor was perfectly offset by a multitude of fruits like pomegranate and pineapple."

Apparently the rum made the wait worth if for Moran: "By the time you've reached your second cocktail, the crowds will become part of the party, you'll be fanning yourself with the comically large, leaf-shaped menu."

Moran also had words about the food component, neighboring Thank You. She wasn't a fan of the prices, especially for the chicken wings. The Mongolian Beef was a bit overcooked but "but boy, was it good on top of that fried rice."

Lost Lake

3154 West Diversey Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 293-6048 Visit Website