Harvest Moon has risen on Division Street inside the former Bob San space. The opening happened earlier this week, and owner Martin Hogue has created an upscale restaurant/lounge combo with menu items like roasted quail, caramelized onion pierogis and sage-breaded turkey schnitzel.
The menu (see below) is kind of a throwback to the area’s Eastern European roots. Just west of the Polish Triangle, Polish spots like Andy’s Deli (where Bordel now stands) used to litter the neighborhood. Harvest Moon embraces the farm-to-table mantra, and there’s a variety of sandwiches, including a pork belly with pickled red peppers, kale and paprika aioli.
Bob San used the space for karaoke, and in the same vein, Harvest Moon will utilize it as a lounge. There’s a coffee shop component that won’t be ready until this winter, and when it is ready, they'll open early. Art is a big component of the space, as artists will be painting murals at various hours giving passers-by something to see. Take a peek at the mural in the photo of a woman with melted candle wax on her shoulders.
Hogue said Harvest Moon is in soft opening mode right now, and a grand opening will happen in about a month. The menus will change seasonally. Read the opening menus, and the cocktail and beer lists, below.
Harvest Moon, 1805 W. Division St., (773) 661-9797, open 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Friday; 4:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday.