Leopold, West Town

Posted by Krista on April 26, 2011

Leopold MenuLeopold
1450 W Chicago
Chicago

Date of Last Visit:  Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Victim: Liz of Elizabites

The Damage: About $40 each

The Background: I love Liz’ blog, Elizabites. Her posts are simple and straightforward, and there’s always a contest or two thrown in for good measure. She doesn’t always write about the food…it might be the decor or a sign or something on the table or a product-find. each post is its own little nugget. There’s no messing around.

Liz is much the same herself and we had a very enjoyable dinner at Leopold in West Town talking all things food. (Seriously, have you seen that Wendy’s is hocking sea salt fries?)

Mixed Greens at LeopoldWe split the mixed green salad, which was accompanied by gouda croquettes. The croquettes were cold and hard. They could have been so much better. The salad dressing was nice though.

PierogiThe home-made pierogi of cheese and onion were a bit on the stodgy side and had maybe a tad too much butter, but that didn’t stop us from finishing them.

CassouletBest was the cassoulet. Confit rabbit, braised pork belly, and German bratwurst. This was a ridiculously huge portion for one; I would highly recommend splitting it. But be ready to fight over all the juicy bits of meat in here. I really enjoyed this dish and finished my leftovers for breakfast the next day.

The Service: Quirky but attentive. “Working on his poetry,” and all that.

The Verdict: Enjoyable company and good food overall. I’d definitely go back for the cassoulet.

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2 Responses to “Leopold, West Town”

  1. Liz
    Apr 28, 2011

    This post brings back tasty memories! I forgot about our quirky server! I agree the pierogi were a bit butter, but I still think about them. Great review..where are we going next?


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