As the seasons move into autumn, restaurants will soon be adjusting their menus to accommodate the change. To get you in the mood, here are some spots that have already made the switch over with dishes that showcase fall. Get ready for the coming months with plenty of veggies, soups, pies and more. It's the perfect way to celebrate fall because before you know it, another harsh Chicago winter will be here.Read More
Fall Into Autumn With These Chicago Restaurants
Piccolo Sogno’s autumn menu is loaded with dishes designed for the season. Start with salads like the Insalata di Barbabietole with local beets, fennel, ricotta di buffalo, greens and citrus infused oil, or the prosciutto antipasti with fall melon. Pumpkin lovers will go crazy for the Cappellacci di Zucca—pasta stuffed with pumpkin and finished with brown butter, walnuts and sage—while Gnocchi D’ Autunno, spinach and potato gnocchi, mushrooms, squash, garlic and herbs, is another excellent option.
Boka moves into fall season with a roasted beets, walnuts and goat cheese croquettes salad to start. Entrees include Amish chicken thigh confit with butternut squash risotto and matsutake mushrooms; and Australian rack of lamb with Israeli couscous.
Hash House A Go Go
Squash season is in full swing and Hash House A Go Go’s roasted market butternut squash dish puts it on display. Enjoy squash stuffed with risotto and topped with fried portabello mushroom along with an ear of corn on the cob for your autumn fix. Or try the chicken pot pie for something more traditional.
Nana’s local and organic menu has turned to fall and the menu is filled with dishes like mixed colored cauliflower with Brussels sprouts, quinoa cakes & arugula salad, and grilled wild salmon with charred corn.
You won’t go wrong with a bowl of pumpkin soup here, but other in-season options include spaghetti squash with trout and roe; a ‘tamale’ of root vegetables, mushrooms and blueberries; and duck with butternut squash.
Hoosier Mama Pie Co.
Nothing’s better on a nice autumn day than a good old slice of pie. Hoosier Mama Pie Company bakes some of the best around with flaky, buttery crusts and a rotating selection to choose from. So whether you want a classic apple pie to go with the season or prefer something like chocolate crème, this cozy little storefront has what you need.
With a constantly-changing menu of seasonal dishes, Seasons 52 is the perfect spot to ring in fall. Low-calorie options include an autumn vegetarian tasting salad, roasted salmon and vegetables, and maple-glazed roasted half chicken with autumn harvest vegetables. Finish it off with a slice of pumpkin pie for the ultimate fall feast. Look for the Chicago location to open downtown in October.
Rick Bayless serves up papadzules, a classic Yucatan dish of corn tortillas filled with chicken and boiled eggs, and slathered with a creamy pumpkinseed sauce and roasted tomato “chiltomate.”
Warm yourself up on a cool day with a bowl of soup. The varied selection includes hearty beef stew, New England clam chowder and roasted butternut squash for the fall season. It’s just the right thing for the coming months.
With a seemingly endless selection of gelato, there’s never a shortage of new flavors to try at Paciugo’s. Autumn will offer plenty of opportunities to try seasonal flavors like pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie, amaretto pumpkin pie and lots more.