About our Restaurant
The first restaurant from Chef Stephen Ross, Mortar & Pestle brings an eclectic variety of globally inspired cuisine that is rooted in tradition.
While doing an externship at North Pond Restaurant under Bruce Sherman, my brother and I lived off of Barry. Always having a fondness for the neighborhood, it seemed appropriate and serendipitous that where at one time I would bring my chef coats to be dry-cleaned, this building would eventually be transformed where I can wear and hang my chef coats permanently.
In short, Mortar & Pestle is about getting back to the basics, making everything by hand with high quality ingredients. Even the stylish and sleek, yet rustic interior is built by the same chef cooking your food.
- Stephen Ross
WE ARE WALK-IN ONLY.
THERE IS A 75 MINUTE SEATING LIMIT DURING PEAK HOURS.
WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS OR PARTIES LARGER THAN 6 PEOPLE.
GRATUITY WILL BE ADDED TO PARTIES OF 5 AND OVER.
WE NO LONGER ALLOW OUTSIDE BOTTLES. PLEASE SEE OUR DRINK MENU FOR WINE, BEER, AND COCKTAIL SELECTIONS.
WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS EXCEPT FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS.
FOR INQUIRIES ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS PLEASE CONTACT STEPHEN ROSS AT INFO@MORTARANDPESTLECHICAGO.COM