BYOB, delicious and creative food, nice big portions, friendly wait staff. HB, you revved my engine. This is a must-go restaurant in Chicago.
The mussels are out of this world good. I had actually never ordered “Amsterdam Style” Mussels (just a big-ass bowl of mussels) at a restaurant before but after seeing the huge bowls of steaming shellfish flying out of the kitchen I decided to take the plunge. Just delicious (and fun to eat!). Even if you are not a fan of mussels, go here and order em’. I don’t know what they put in that broth and frankly I don’t want to know. The deliciousness scares me.
The rabbit and spaetzle dish that my girlfriend ordered was amazing as well. Super tender meat, perfectly cooked spaetzle. We rotated dishes multiple times during dinner, it was hard to pick a winner.
The bacon-wrapped dates were delicious, though on par with bacon wrapped dates I have had at tapas places like Cafe Babareeba.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our server didn’t blink an eye when we brought in scotch and vodka to drink with dinner. We were in a cocktail mood and usually you get the poo-poo when you bring the booze to a fine dining establishment. Not here. Cool.
The ratio of delicious food eaten versus money spent at HB is amazing, you gotta try this place.