A beer-focused restaurant with an eclectic menu inspired by simple farmhouse fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall.



June 15, 2016

4th of July Brunch

Fill up before heading out to celebrate the 4th of July! We will be open for brunch from 10am - 2pm. Specials will include: 

BBQ Tri Tips
Mr. Jacob's Pimento Toast
Soft Shell Crab Sambo

We will be closed for dinner.  

March 9, 2016

Baking class series at Publican Quality Bread

Join Publican Quality Bread for an series of pastry classes on April 15, May 20 and June 24. Classes offer the rare opportunity to learn directly from the pros, all with a drink (and snacks) in hand. Space is limited to 8 pupils making for a truly intimate affair. Class topics include: 

April 15, 5:30pm - Creative Cookies

May 20, 5:30pm - Rustic Fruit Desserts

June 24, 5:30pm - Ice Cream & Homemade Toppings

Tickets are $105 per person, inclusive of tax and service. Ticket price includes cheese, charcuterie, wine and beer. 

RSVP to ashley@publicanqualitymeats.com

February 23, 2016

Butchering class on 3.30 at Publican Quality Meats

The Publican Quality Meats butchering class will begin with snacks and drinks while you learn about the breakdown of their butcher cases. Afterwards you will be directed downstairs to their kitchen where there will be 3 butchering stations; whole pig, porchetta & pork shoulder. Experience hands on butchering and rotate through each station for the duration of the class.

Leave with recipes, meat & brines! The class is $115 per person plus tax and gratuity. The course includes charcuterie, selected beer and wine, as well as take home gifts. Aprons and knives will be provided for you to use. Come prepared to get hands on and wear closed toe shoes. 

The class will be held on March 30th starting at 6:30pm at Publican Quality Meats. Contact Ashley for more information and tickets at ashley@publicanqualitymeats.com.

February 10, 2016

Sunday's Valentine's Day Menu is Here

The chef's at Publican have outdone themselves this time. Our 4-course menu will be one to remember. Reservations are still available by clicking here

1st Course

Apple Salad - truffled burrata, escarole heart & hazelnut

Foie Gras & Chicken Liver Crostini - sage, cipollini onion


2nd Course

Crab Tagliatelle - pesto & chow chow


3rd Course

Pork Collar - waxman potatoes, green goddess & almond

Broccolini - spiced honey & yogurt


4th Course

Devil's Food Cake - spicy cinnamon ice cream, fudge & brownie tuile


A vegetarian friendly menu will also be available upon request. 


January 27, 2016

Valentine's Day with The Publican

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special four-course menu, that will feature foie gras, crab tagliatelle and chocolate cake. The tasting menu will be $70 per person, plus tax and tip. Reserve online here or give us a call at 312.733.9555.

January 4, 2016

Hot Doug's at PQM, Monday Jan. 18th

Our buddies across the street will have the food, but we'll have the space.

Publican will open its doors at 10:00am offering a little extra eblow room to enjoy your Duck Fat Fries. Marz Community Brewing will be flowing on tap alongside a menu of oysters, hams, and charcuterie.

 So grab your dog, grab your fries and then grab a beer with us across the street.  


November 25, 2015

New Year's With The Publican

Come celebrate the New Year with The Publican! Chef Cosmo Goss will be featuring a four-course prix fixe menu for $70 per person. Seafood towers, and wine & beer pairings will be available.

Reservations can be made by visiting Open Table (http://bit.ly/publicanreservation) or calling the restaurant directly.

We hope to see you there!

November 13, 2015

Chef Michael Anthony From Acclaimed Gramercy Tavern Taking Over 12/1

Join us Tuesday, December 1 for a special takeover with Gramercy Tavern's Chef Michael Anthony in celebration of his new cookbook "V Is For Vegetables."

To celebrate the cookbook’s release, Chef Michael Anthony will team up with our Chef de Cuisine Cosmo Goss for a special a la carte menu. The vegetable-focused menu will showcase James Beard Award-winning Michael Anthony’s intensely flavorful style, and highlight dishes from the cookbook including Leeks with Tangerine and Pasilla Sauce, Cauliflower Curry and Mushroom Hot Pot.

Reservations can be made by calling The Publican at 312.733.9555 or online.

Menu Highlights:
Leeks with Tangerine and Pasilla Sauce
Winter Squash Tempura
Cauliflower Curry
Daikon Kinpira
Sweet Potato Fries
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Horseradish
Kale Salad
Mushroom Hot Pot
Onion and Bacon Tart
Parsnip and Kale Gratin
Granmaw Hartle’s Potato Dumplings


October 6, 2015

The Lynn Sage Foundation In Good Taste Campaign

This October, The Publican is excited to participate in The Lynn Sage Foundation’s In Good Taste campaign. In solidarity, and to build awareness, we will donate one dollar from the sale of every Flight of Rose purchased.

All proceeds support The Lynn Sage Foundation’s Scholars Program at Northwestern University Medical Center, where the most talented leaders in research work for a breast cancer cure.

October 6, 2015

Tonight The Publican welcomes the Vetri team from Osteria Philadelphia to take over our menu.

Please note that The Publican will not be open between our regular hours of 3:30 - 5:30 pm.  The Osteria dinner starts at 5:30 pm and reservations are recommended:  312-733-9555.

September 17, 2015

Cassoulet Dinners

Chef Paul Kahan knows a thing or two about cassoulet— the rich casserole of meat and beans from Southern France— and according to Paul, the best belongs to Chef David Campigotto of Chez David in Castelnaudary, France. When it comes to cassoulet, good enough doesn’t cut it. As such, Chef David will be flying to Chicago to join Chef Paul Kahan in the kitchen for a four night series at Publican Quality Meats November 20-23. Chef David will be bring along this year's harvest of white beans and earthenware terrines from Castelnaudary (plus a heavy metal playlist). For tickets, please visit http://j.mp/PQMCassoulet.

Date: Friday, November 20 through Monday, November 23, 7:00pm

Location: Publican Quality Meats, 825 W. Fulton 

Price: $126.50, inclusive of tax and service

September 15, 2015

Publican-Osteria Restaurant Swap

It has been pretty hard for us to keep this under wraps: longtime buddies chefs Paul Kahan and Marc Vetri are swapping restaurants next month, with Vetri's Osteria Philly taking over The Publican on 10/6, and we're trekking to Philly on 10/13 to return the favor.

Reservations are going fast, run don't walk. Call The Publican at (312) 733-9555 or Osteria at (215) 763-0920 to reserve a spot.

August 17, 2015

Midwest is Best Dinner

Midwest is best! That’s why we’re throwing a six-course dinner paired with wine and beer from Illinois and Michigan on Thursday, August 27 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $95 per person, plus tax and service.

Please contact Ashley Miller at 312.496.0012 or ashley@publicanqualitymeats.com to reserve your seats.

welcome wine: illinois sparkling co. "extra brut", utica, il, nv

bigwood salmon frames burnt chile, basil, dill, cippolini onion & parsley
pairing: chateau grand traverse, "lot 49" riesling, old mission peninsula, mi, 2012 

corn on the cob porcini aioli, fennel pollen, ricotta salata & chive              
pairing: grand river brewery, "small town brown", jackson, mi

grilled sturgeon red goddess & peperonata
pairing: august hill, cabernet franc, utica, il, 2012

pastrami pork shoulder charred cucumber, plum, cherry tomato & american spoon mustard
pairing: villa mari, "ultima thule", old mission peninsula, mi, 2010

slagel beef ribeye charred lemon & agro mosto
pairing: cherry creek cellars, "meritage", lake michigan shore, mi, 2012

summer apple & marigolds dessert
: cherry creek cellars, "apple wine", brooklin, mi, nv

July 8, 2015

Patio Rosé Dinner at Publican Quality Meats, 7/22

Tis the season for rosé, bottles and bottles of rosé. Join Publican Quality Meats on Wednesday, July 22 at 7pm for a five-course dinner celebrating our favorite pink spirit. 

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Bandol Sale Tres | Tomato Salad with Charred Summer Vegetables

Cabaret Provence | Beef Tartare with Robiola Toast

Fouquette Grenache | Charred, Split Shrimp with Grapefruit and Pistachio Aillade

Lelievre Gris de Tour Loire | Country Rib with Farmer’s Cheese and Peaches

Raimat Spain | Stone Fruit 

Tickets are $95/person plus tax and service fee.

To secure a seat, please contact ashley@publicanqualitymeats.com.

June 18, 2015

Publican Quality Bread Open House, 6/27

Publican Quality Bread is excited to be one of over 40 bakeries nationwide participating in The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s 5th Annual Bakery Open House on June 27 as part of Revival: What’s Old Is New.

Guests are invited to stop by Publican Quality Bread between 10:00am and 4:00pm for tours of the bakery, samples of Head Baker Greg Wade’s long fermented whole grain products, information about Spence Farm’s heritage grains and bread baking demonstrations.

Location: Publican Quality Bread, 808 West Lake, Chicago, IL 60607

No reservation necessary, open house is free of charge.

May 13, 2015

Sour Beer Cookout, 5/20

Join Publican Quality Meats on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00pm for a sour beer cookout in celebration of the 6th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week. The beer bonanza features exclusive sour beers from Penrose Brewing Company, Perennial Artisan Ales, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Allagash Brewing Company and Off Color Brewing, as well as grilled poultry galore.

Please contact Ashley Miller at 312.496.0012 or ashley@publicanqualitymeats.com to reserve a spot.

May 12, 2015

"Sour Spring" Release Party, Thursday 5/14

We are hosting a beer release with Avery Brewing Co. from Boulder Colorado on Thursday, May 14. For the first time the beers are coming to the Chicago market, and we are lucky enough to have all three on draft. Representatives and brewers will be here to speak with guests and offer tastes of the beers. Plus, all of the beers will have recommended pairings on the menu dinner menu as well.

-Tectum et Elix

-Insula Multos Collibus


May 5, 2015

Closed for a Private Event

Hello friends: We are closed tonight, May 5th, for the Momofuku Ssäm Bar takeover. We will reopen tomorrow, May 6, at 3:30pm for business as usual. Thank you for your understanding!

April 30, 2015

Mother's Day Brunch Specials

Give your mom the morning off, treat her to Mother's Day brunch with us on Sunday, May 10.  

Menu highlights include:
-asparagus fettunta lonza cotto, fromage blanc & fried egg
-brioche french toast rhubarb, pine nut streusel & ricotta
-smoked fish johnny cake with labneh & hard boiled egg
-schnitzel sorrel spaetzle & snap peas

To make a reservation, please call us at 312.733.9555.

April 27, 2015

Against the Grain Tiny Tap Takeover, 5/1

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, we’re having a tiny tap takeover on Friday, May 1 featuring Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse out of Louisville, Kentucky. Beers will include:

-We Mint Well-10.5%, a deconstructed mint julep beer, a scottish ale aged in a barrel with mint

-Kentucky Ryed Chicken-8.6%, rye barrel aged rye ale

-Cutty Can't Hang- 3.9% Biere de Table

-Rico Sauvin 7.6%, DIPA with Nelson Sauvin hops

April 13, 2015

King's Day Tiny Tap Takeover, 4/27

In celebration of the Dutch holiday King’s Day, we are doing a tiny tap takeover featuring the beers of La Trappe, Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven on Monday, April 27th. The beers featured will be:

-La Trappe Trappist Witte- 5.50%, unspiced Belgian wheat ale 

-La Trappe Quadruple - 10%- Belgian quadruple

-Urthel Hop It- 9.50% Belgian style IPA

-La Trappe Puur 4.7%, a light blond ale

March 31, 2015

North Coast "Puck" Release Party, 4/3

North Coast is releasing a new beer for the first time in nearly 8 years. "Puck" a "petite" saison was made to celebrate their 25th anniversary. It's 4%abv saison made from pils malt and wheat malts fermented with the same yeast strain used for their "Le Merle" saison. It's sharp and spritzy with a delicious flowery, spicy dry-hop aroma. 

To celebrate, we will be offering free salt & pepper pork rinds between 3:30pm and 5:30pm as a pairing for the Puck. In addition, we will be featuring Puck as the “Sausage & a Beer” pairing for the month of April (only available from 3:30pm-5:30pm for $10). The Sausage is Kat's Chorizo sausage with pickled fennel and saffron cream cheese.

These North Coast beers will be on draft for $5 each on Friday:

-Brother Thelonious

-Le Merle

-Old #38 nitro

March 10, 2015

Boulevard Brewing's Calling IPA Release Party, 3/18

Join us on Wednesday, March 18th as we celebrate the release of Boulevard Brewing’s (Kansas City, MO) new IPA “Calling IPA.” The first 40 people to order a Calling IPA will receive a commemorative logo glass, and we will also be offering free pork rinds to those in attendance between 3:330pm and 5:30pm. We’ll also be featuring several other Boulevard beers including:

-Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (on draft)

-80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer (on draft)

-Chocolate Ale (on draft)

-Dark Truth Imperial Stout (in bottle)

March 2, 2015

Dine to End MS

March is MS Awareness month. In solidarity, One Off Hospitality Group is participating in "Dine to End MS" to help raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Stop by any One Off location through the month of March to contribute. We will be donating $1 for each Chateau St. Eulalie, "Primtemps d'Eulalie" sold.

February 3, 2015

Welcome to Cider Town

This week at The Publican is all things Cider. So, you know, welcome to Cider Town.

Tuesday, we feature Normandy, with Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandy, and Poire de Christian Drouin, produced in Rouen, France. Both are on Draft. Additionally the ultra-rare Manoir du Kinkiz “Cuvee Blanche” will be available by the glass.

Wednesday it’s to Britain, with Aspall’s John Barrington, a still cider that is lush with tropical fruit, and Sanford Orchards Ashton Bitter & Dabinett, a traditional English Farmhouse Cider on draft. Also, Oliver’s Herefordshire Perry will be available by the glass. 

Thursday we visit the west coast, with a special tapping of Seattle Cider Oaked Maple, and their brand new “Gin Botanical” available by the glass.

Friday we bring it back to Michigan with a Firkin of the precious Too Gold, from Vander Mill, made from three “golden” apple varieties. Golden Russet, Grimes Golden & Gold Rush. Then barrel aged for 8 months in Missouri white oak barrels. We will also be tapping the Oaked Chapman’s Blend.

We'll see you here! 

December 27, 2014

Tiny Tap Takeover with Ten Ninety January 23rd

On Friday the 23rd of January we are welcoming Ten-Ninety from Zion, Illinois. Founded in 2014 Ten Ninety (1.090) finds inspiration in the cultures and flavors of the world around us. We will be pouring four of their beers on draught, including the very rare Rancorous Wild Ale and Milk and Cookies Stout, and tapping Ten Ninety’s very 1st Firkin! All beers will be $5 per glass.  

The beer lineup Rancorous | Milk & Cookies | Jaggery Tripel | Imperial Witbier | IPA

December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays from The Publican!

To all our friends, family and well wishers, we will be closed Wednesday the 24th and Thursday the 25th so we can spend quality time with our friends and family for the holidays.

We will reopen on Friday the 26th at 3:30pm for business as usual. Don't forget to stop in between 3:30-5:30pm to try our Sausage & Beer pairing - the BBQ pork sausage with carolina mustard spicy slaw paired with Off Color's Scurry nitro!

Happy Holidays!

December 16, 2014

Tiny Tap Takeover with 3 Sheeps Brewing Company Dec. 19th

This Friday, December the 19th we are hosting Grant Pauly of Three Sheeps Brewing Company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Grant will be tapping a firkin of his very rare Nimble Lips Noble Tongue Vol. III, a black IPA brewed without black malt. In addition we will have a sneak peak at Volume VI in the series, an imperial russian stout brewed with coffee, cocoa nibs and vanilla and aged on maple. Everything is getting started at 3:30, Firkin tapping at 5:30. So join us for a $10 sausage and a beer, and enjoy some of the best of Wisconsin while you’re at it. 

December 15, 2014

New Year's with The Publican


Celebrate the New Year with The Publican. Highlights from Chef Cosmo Goss’ four-course menu include:

Persimmon Salad with avocado, quinoa, creamy lemon & marinated onion; Foie Gras & Chicken Crostini with pickled shallot & summer preserves; Rye Pasta with steelhead caviar, dill & crème fraiche; Potee with confit pork shoulder, pork tenderloin & truffled Toulouse sausage alongside crispy potato & scallion aioli

$65 per person, plus service charge. Optional wine and beer pairings are available for an additional $25 or $55 per person. 


In celebration of the New Year, The Publican will be offering an à la carte brunch on Thursday, January 1st. The menu will feature opulent raw seafood bars, as well as Publican brunch classics such as the ‘Publican Bacon’ and ‘Red Wine Poached Eggs.’ Of course, Bloody Marys and Publican “mimosas,” (made with beer), will be plentiful.

10:00am to 3:00pm

Reservations for both can be made by calling the restaurant! 

December 14, 2014

2015 Master Cooking Classes

November 28, 2014

New Holland Harvest Celebration, 12/14

To celebrate the release of The Pecan Maple Man, our new collaborative beer with New Holland Brewing, The Publican is throwing a Harvest Open House on Sunday, December 14th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. New Holland brews will flow freely, as will Publican fare, in this reception-style open house.

The Pecan Maple Man, a Northern English style brown ale with smoked pecans, will be available in several variations including nitro draft and bourbon barrel-aged draft. New Holland’s Charkoota Rye cask aged with maple syrup, and a variety of New Holland favorites will be on hand as well.

MENU HIGHLIGHTS: Publican Quality Bread baked with grains used to brew New Holland beers, ICO Publican Oysters, Pork Rinds with malt powder, Frites with wort aioli, Smoked pork shoulder, and Bread Pudding with rum raisins, pecans, orange & smoked vanilla ice cream. New Holland’s Mad Hatter IPA, Full Circle Kolsch, Carhartt Woodsman and Dragon's Milk will be available on draft.

$65 per person, plus service charge 

Please contact Omowale Amoin at 312-733-9555 or omowale@thepublicanrestaurant.com to reserve a spot.

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from The Publican!

We will be closed today in honor of the holiday, to spend it with our families and friends.  We will open again for our regular business hours tomorrow.  Enjoy the day!

November 26, 2014

We're Tapping Bourbon County Stout for Black Wednesday

In honor of Black Wednesday, we're tapping Goose Island 2013 Bourbon County Stout and Proprietor's Reserve Bourbon County Stout! Available all night until we run out.

We also have a $10 sausage and beer special available from 3:30-5:30pm only! Nacho cheese pork sausage with crispy tortilla chips, avocado and pickled peppers paired with a Krombacher Pilsner.

See you soon!

October 29, 2014

Gabrielle Hamilton Dinner, 11/16

In March of 2011, Chef Gabrielle Hamilton joined The Publican in celebration of her first book Blood, Bones and Butter, and to this day, the evening that transpired stands as one of the most joyous we've experienced in our halls.The feeling must have been mutual, because in plotting the release of her eagerly awaited cookbook “Prune,” Hamilton insisted The Publican be a stop on her tour.

At 6:00pm on Sunday, November 16th James Beard Award-winning Gabrielle Hamilton will come together with The Publican’s Cosmo Goss to serve a four-course family style meal, inclusive of beverages, showcasing recipes from her debut cookbook Prune.

The dinner will take place at Publican Quality Meats and is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Please contact Ashley at 312.496.0012 or annie@oneoffhospitality.com to reserve seats. 


on the table | bagna cauda and root vegetables | pickled shrimp

1st | bread heels & pan drippings | fried oysters & tartar sauce 

2nd | mackerel escabeche with sweet capicola, butter rye crackers & celery leaves 

3rd | pork shoulder with creamed hominy & salsa verde 

sides | celery hearts victor | roasted yams with brown butter vinaigrette & fried skins | carrots with preserved lemon butter & honeycomb 

October 6, 2014

Bar Tartine Takeover

If you've ever dined at Bar Tartine in San Francisco, you’re likely a self-proclaimed fanboy (or girl), and don’t get us started on Tartine Bakery. To celebrate the release of Bar Tartine: Techniques & Recipes, co-chefs Nick Balla and Cortney Burns will team up with The Publican’s Chef de Cuisine Cosmo Goss for a special evening on Tuesday, November 11th. 

The à la carte menu will showcase Bar Tartine's singular style, and highlight dishes from the cookbook including Smoked Potatoes with Ramp Mayonnaise, Blood Sausage in Sauerkraut Soup and Walleye with Green Chili, Collards & Mushrooms. James Beard Award winning baker and Co-Owner of Tartine Bakery, Chad Robertson will join Publican Quality Meats’ Head Baker Greg Wade to prepare the evening’s naturally leavened long fermented breads.

To reserve your table, please call us at 312.733.9555.

August 30, 2014

Goose Island Barrel Aged Beer Dinner

Barrel Aged Beer Dinner with Goose Island Beer Company

Few things in life go together better than good food and great beer. In that spirit, we are pleased to announce a special collaborative beer dinner onTuesday, September 30th with Goose Island Beer Company, to showcase the brewery’s Barrel Aged Series. The five course dinner will feature a selection of vintage beers, handpicked by Executive Chef Paul Kahan and The Publican’s culinary team. 

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Pilot Light, a Chicago-based non-profit that provides children with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to develop healthy relationships with food. 

The Barrel Aged Beer Dinner is $100 per person, plus tax and gratuity, with a suggested donation amount of $50 to Pilot Light. With this donation, you will receive a raffle ticket to win great prizes (Goose Island BCS Rare, a Goose Island Brewery Tour, etc.) Seatings are available from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.  For reservations, please contact Omowale at 312.733.9555 or omowale@thepublicanrestaurant.com

July 14, 2014

Trappist Beer Week

In observation of Belgian National Day, The Publican will be throwing a week-long celebration of all things Trappist beer. The festivities kick off Monday, July 21st and continue through Sunday, July 27th, with Trappist beers on draft and tableside magnum pours. Not to mention Belgian-inspired menu items!

June 10, 2014

The Publican Welcomes New Belgium Brewing!

In the spirit of collaboration we are excited to join Big Star and New Belgium Brewing in a release of not 1 but 2 collaborative beer projects.

Welcome to Chicago Juvenilia and BoomHut!

BoomHut- Blended from the Foudre aged beers that we love in "Le Terrior", but with our own spin, BoonHut is a dry-hopped sour beer, with loads of juicy fruit citrus and fresh earthy pine aromas. 

Juvenilia- A white wheat ale with lime peel, corriander and Nelson Sauvin Hops. Light and Fresh, with tart citrus and sweet malt,  a crisp spritzy finish. This beer pairs perfectly with sunshine.

Join us Thursday June 12th at BigStar for a pre-release party of both!

Tapping begins at 6pm. Delicious beer, live music, and that amazing patio... Hello summer. 

If you can't make it Thursday don't worry, you can join us at Publican on Saturday June 14th for a pre-release after party! Everything will be on draft starting at 10am. Beers will be paired with dishes from the menu and New Belgium brewer Cody Reif will be there too.

See you There!

May 21, 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Week & Off Color Brewery

Off Color Brewery at the Publican May 24th!

Located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Off Color Brewing Co. distinguishes themselves with a handful of classically inspired beers. Then they let their imaginations roam. None however can say it better than the brewers themselves:

We brew beer. Sometimes we do other stuff but not as well.  

Brewer John Laffler will be on hand to talk to about the beers and enjoy them with you... Everything begins at 10 am. 

Saturday's tapping includes...
Scurry- Kottbusser with Molasses, Honey and Oats
Troublesome- German Style Gose 
Dawdle- Bourbon Barrel aged Scurry
Fierce- Berliner Weiss



April 16, 2014

All The Publican Sunday Brunch Fun, an Hour Earlier

Early birds take heed: beginning Sunday, May 4th The Publican will open for Sunday brunch at 9:00am. Just think of all the Pub Bacon and beer-mosas you’ll be able to down in that extra hour.

March 28, 2014

Founders KBS Tapping Party!

Join us and Founders Head Brewer Dave Engbers thisTuesday April 1st from 3:30pm-5:30pm for the tapping of Founders' Kentucky Breakfast Stout! Complimentary snacks available for those in attendance plus a selection of Founders drafts. 

March 4, 2014

Dine To End MS

For the month of March, The Publican will be participating in "Dine to End MS" (multiple sclerosis). Our annual participation raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. With every carafina of 2012 Chateau Routas Rose purchased during dinner or Pumpkin Bread during brunch, we will donate $1 towards the efforts to cure MS. 

Join us in helping us to support this important cause!

March 1, 2014

The Publican is participating in "Dine to End MS" during March!

For the month of March, The Publican will be participating in "Dine to End MS." Our annual participation raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  

Please visit their website:  www.nationalmssociety.org

With every carafina of 2012 Chateau Routas Rosé purchased during dinner and every pumpkin bread purchased during brunch, we will donate $1 towards the efforts to cure MS. 

February 7, 2014

The Publican Welcomes The Cider Summit 2014!

February 8 - Cider Summit will be held on Navy Pier, featuring over 90 ciders from the U.S., England, Scotland, France, Spain and New Zealand.  The Publican has expanded our cider list to incorporate many of these interesting ciders.  Come and sample through our exciting list!

January 29, 2014

3 Floyds-One Off Beer Dinner

In October of 2012, chefs from nearly all of our properties, including Chef Paul Kahan, partnered with 3 Floyds Brewing Company to craft a blended beer specifically designed for their restaurants. To celebrate the fruits of their labor, Chef Paul and chefs from Blackbird, avec, The Publican and Big Star will be hosting a six-course paired dinner at The Publican on February 17th at 6:15pm.

The project was inspired by a trip Big Star and 3 Floyds took to Kentucky in search of bourbon barrels, most of which were used in the brewing process. By developing both the brew and complementing dish, each chef had far greater creative control over their pairing. This unique approach to brewing and barrel aging goes far beyond the scope and involvement of normal chef-collaborative small batch beers.

The six-course paired beer dinner, inclusive of a beer on entry and dessert pairing, is $135 per person, plus tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will go to Pilot Light, a nonprofit organization empowering children to make healthy choices by integrating culinary education with school standards, curriculum and culture. Contact melissa@thepublicanrestaurant.com to reserve a spot.

The following is a bit more information about each brew:
·  avec- Saison with bitter orange peel aged in an Evan Williams Single barrel
 ·  Paul Kahan- Saison with harvested spruce tips aged in a chardonnay barrel with brett
·  Blackbird – Zombie Dust (pale ale) with chamomile and sumac in a Four Roses barrel
·  The Publican - Robert The Bruce (Scotch ale) blended with a little bit of The Publican Lambic, with plums in a Templeton Rye barrel
· Big Star - Alpha King (hoppy pale ale) in an Elijah Craig barrel with vanilla beans, cherries and kola nuts

January 7, 2014

Meet Rebekah Graham New Beer & Wine Coordinator

Rebekah Graham fell in love with wine in 1996, after a sip of a 1991 Stags Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23, and has been enamored with libations ever since. At the time, Graham, a recent New York-transplant, was working at Tribecca Grill. It was there, under the tutelage of Sommelier David Gordon, that her eyes were opened to viniculture. The certified sommelier has since explored all thing fermented and distilled, having harvested at the Ampeleia winery in Tuscany, dabbled in homebrewing and investigated large scale breweries.

In 2008, Graham joined the One Off family as one of The Publican’s opening servers. Her expansive wine knowledge and passion was evident, and she was promoted to Wine Coordinator in 2012. Now as Beer and Wine Coordinator, Graham’s reach has expanded into the beer program. While its tenants will remain unchanged, she plans to incorporate more locally and regionally crafted beers, as well foster a cider program.

November 26, 2013

Turkey Day

In celebration of Thanksgiving, Big Star will be closed on Thursday, November 28. Normal service resumes on Friday. 

November 12, 2013

Master Cooking Classes

Just in time for the holiday season, we are happy to announce the 2014 Master Cooking Class lineup. Each class offers the rare opportunity to learn directly from the pros, all with a drink in hand. Classes begin at 7:00pm and space is limited to 12 pupils per evening, making for a truly intimate affair. Contact Deanna Devries at 312.496.0012, or deanna@publicanqualitymeats.com to reserve your spot. 

January 26, 2014- Publican Quality Meats: Chef de Cuisine Chris Kuziemko 
February 23, 2014- Blackbird: Chef de Cuisine David Posey
March 30, 2014- One Off Hospitality: Executive Chef Paul Kahan
May 4, 2014- Big Star: Chef de Cuisine Cary Taylor 
June 22, 2014- Publican: Chef de Cuisine Brian Huston 
August 24, 2014- avec : Chef de Cuisine Perry Hendrix 
October 19, 2014- Nico Osteria: Chef de Cuisine Erling Wu-Bower 
November 16, 2014- One Off Hospitality: Ladies of Pastry- Dana Cree (Blackbird & avec), Anna Shovers (The Publican & Publican Quality Meats), Amanda Rockman (Nico Osteria) 
December 7, 2014- One Off Hospitality: Executive Chef Paul Kahan 

$175- 1/26; 2/23, 5/4; 6/22; 8/24; 10/19; 11/16
$300- 3/30; 12/7

November 11, 2013

Oregon Tap Takeover

We like trying new beers, and figured our guests would too. On Thursday, November 14th three Oregon breweries, new to the Chicago market, will join us for a little fun. Pairings will begin at 5:30pm, and showcase nine draft selections ($6-$7) from Gigantic Brewing Company, Oakshire Brewing and Breakside Brewery.

October 3, 2013

Rappahannock River Oyster Dinner-Sunday, October 6

In addition to being Executive Sous Chef Cosmo Goss’ best bud and mentor, Dylan Fultineer is the incredibly talented chef of Virginia’s Rappahannock Restaurant. We are thrilled to announce that he will be joining us this Sunday for an oyster-filled evening. Fultineer’s menu will offered in addition to The Publican’s fare, both pre fixe and a la carte.

·         Rappahannock River Oysters-Rappahannock, Witchduck, Stingray, Olde Salt
·         Barcat Oyster Gratin- Virginia country ham, crowder peas, oyster mushrooms, Grana Padano
·         Grilled Virginia Scallops- Guanciale, Piney River Gold apples, sunchokes, hickory syrup
·         Lamb and Clam Stew- Border Springs Farm lamb, Olde Salt clams, sofrito, shell beans, braised kale, aioli
·        Whole Grilled Spanish Mackerel- pardon peppers, smoked paprika mojo de ajo

September 30, 2013

The Publican Turns Five- October 8, 2013

While some five year olds are just starting Kindergarten, The Publican is pretty mature for its age. In celebration of The Publican's fifth birthday on Tuesday, October 8th, we are bringing back five of our favorite dishes (plus dessert) from the opening menu. And because it's not a party without beer, all draft pours will be $5. The evening, will also mark the launch of a special Off Color Brewery collaborative beer featuring Mick Klug Farm nectarine juice.

·         ·   tripe and blood sausage gratin- braised shelly beans & breadcrumbs
·   ttoro- fish stew with salt cod, monkfish, mussels, octopus, tomatoes, orange & rouille
·   sweetbread schnitzel- breaded sweetbread cutlet
·   potée- braised oxtail, pork cheek & seared tenderloin with root vegetable and horseradish aioli
·   aioli- seasonal crudité 
·   cocoa nib panna cotta- pickled plums and chocolate gingersnap crumble

September 17, 2013

Hunger Action Month Food Drive- September 23-30

The Publican will be holding a food drive in support of the Greater Chicago Food Depository from September 23rd through the 30th. Guests that donate non-perishable food items will receive a voucher for their choice of a complimentary beer, pork rinds or a brunch pastry. One voucher per guest, and vouchers may be redeemed immediately or held for future use. 

August 14, 2013

Harvest Dinner

In anticipation of The Publican’s 4th Annual Harvest Dinner, on Tuesday, August 27, our team embarked on our annual farm trip in search of ingredients for the meal. The coursed dinner will feature produce, meat and dairy sourced directly from the farms by Chef Brian Huston. Served from 5:30 pm-10:30 pm, the dinner will highlight the best that Genesis Growers, Roger Marcotte, Faith's Farm, Iron Creek Farms and Mick Klug Farm have to offer. Each locally-sourced course will be paired with New Holland beer and spirits. 

Menu Offerings:
-Vicki's jalapeno poppers
-Mick Klug Farm fruit salad
-Faith's Farm pig tossed with homemade pene dei maiale pasta
-Roger Marcotte steak
-Basque cake with mixed berries and sweet corn ice cream 

$75 per person with pairings, not including tax or gratuity.
$60 per person without pairings, not including tax or gratuity.

For reservations call 312-733-9555.

August 13, 2013

Abbreviated Hours

Please note, The Publican will be closed on Tuesday, September 3rd. We apologize for any inconvenience. Normal hours resume on the 4th.

August 6, 2013

One Off Tumblr

Check out our One Off Hospitality Tumblr! Photos, recipes and more from Blackbird, avec, The Publican, The Violet Hour, Big Star, Publican Quality Meats and Nico.

July 31, 2013

Raw Bar and Harvest Dinner

Brunch Raw Bar- Saturday, August 3
Launching Saturday, August 3—in celebration of Lollapalooza— The Publican will add a raw bar to our Saturday brunch offerings. To showcase the wide variety of fresh seafood, normally only found on our dinner menu, the raw bar will feature items such as lobster, peel and eat shrimp, oysters, ceviche and fresh sea urchin.

Harvest Dinner- Tuesday, August 27
In anticipation of The Publican’s 5th Annual Harvest Dinner, on Tuesday, August 27, our team embarked on our annual farm trip in search of ingredients for the meal. The coursed dinner will feature produce, meat and dairy sourced directly from the farms by Chef Brian Huston and Fred Bueltmann of New Holland Brewing Company. Served from 5:30 pm-10:30 pm, the dinner will highlight the best that Genesis Growers, Rodger Marcotte, Faith's Farm, Iron Creek Farms and Mick Klug Farm have to offer. Each locally-sourced course will be paired with New Holland beer and spirits. Menu and price per person to come. For reservations call 312-733-9555.

July 2, 2013

Jerry Butchers a Chicken

Click the above link to watch Jerry butcher a chicken in under a minute!

May 23, 2013

The Publican welcomes Christian Beyer on June 4th!

Join us at The Publican on June 4th for an intimate dinner with Domaine Emile Beyer, maker of our Publican Selection Emile Beyer Pinot Blanc. The evening will be led by Christian Beyer, proprietor and winemaker of the estate. With 5 wines and 4 courses, we will explore the the great diversity of his wines.


May 3, 2013

"Find the Right Beer for your BBQ Class" is on 5/26!

CHECK IT! Master Beverage Classes continue...

Here's the incredible menu for our BEER & BBQ class on 5/26! 

April 24, 2013

Collaborative Beer Dinner with Solemn Oath and Vanberg & DeWulf

In celebration of Chicago Craft Beer Week, on May 22nd, old world meets new guard as Vanberg & DeWulf and Solemn Oath Brewery team up to take over our beloved little butcher shop (PQM) for a 4-course meal paired with comparative selections from both beer enterprises, showcasing a balanced lineup of S.O.B. brews and the diverse collection of V&D (representing six different breweries and twelve incomparable beers all-told!).

April 10, 2013

Publican Quality Meats to host Champagne Dinner on Wednesday, May 8th - Menu Announced!

 Is champagne for special occasions, or does it become one when you open a bottle?

Join us to decide on Wednesday May 8th as we sip our way from Verzenay to Oger with five grower-producers and a meal paired by the excellent chefs of Publican Quality Meats. The evening will be led by Peter Wasserman, wine consultant and renowned exporter of French wines for Becky Wasserman Selection.

The event will begin promptly at 7pm, featuring five wines and four courses.


Buckwheat gougeres with smoked fish & fromage blanc

Pairing: NV Demiere-Ansiot Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru (Oger)

1st course

Pasta alla chitarra, oysters, cream & hazelnut oil

Pairing: NV Vincent Carre Brut Premier Cru (Trepail)

2nd course

Burgundy snails, white sausage, herbed butter & mustard seeds
Pairing: NV Godme Reserve Brut Premier Cru (Verzenay)

3rd course

Porcini-rubbed steak, jus, turnips & ramp salsa verde
Pairing: 07 Jose Dhondt "Mes Vielles Vignes" Brut Blanc de Blancs (Oger)

4th course

Black pepper pavlova with strawberries & vanilla cream
Pairing: NV Camille Saves Rose Brut Grand Cru (Bouzy)


Tickets are $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seats are limited; to reserve yours, contact grace@publicanqualitymeats.com or call her at 312 496 0012. Menu announcement forthcoming.


January 10, 2013

Hundred Horse Release Dinner Jan. 24th

Hundred Horse, a collaborative brew from Philadelphia’s Alla Spina Restaurant, Victory Brewing Co. and The Publican Restaurant, is a dry, rich ale made with German Kolsch yeast and Oregon chestnuts. 

“Hundred Horse” is the world’s largest and oldest known chestnut tree, situated at the base of Mt. Etna in Sicily, with an estimated age of 2000-4000 years old. We pay homage to the stoic giant and the Hundred Horse Army it once sheltered with a thirst-quenching and soul-nourishing winter ale.

Following an extraordinary launch in Philadelphia on January 7th, Hundred Horse will enter the Chicago market for a limited time beginning on Thursday, January 24th. In celebration of this highly-anticipated release, The Publican will be the Chicago headquarters for the Midwest debut. 

A four-course compilation menu from the culinary teams of Alla Spina—Marc Vetri, Michael Deganis & Jeff Michaud and The Publican—Paul Kahan & Brian Huston, will be featured. Each course will be comprised of two dishes, one created by the Alla Spina team and the other by our own talented chefs. These four courses will be paired with a different Victory Brewing Company beer, all of which will be featured for the first time ever in the Chicago market. 


October 3, 2012

October 20th - Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing

The Publican is pleased to announce that the highly-acclaimed Brian Polcyn (chef and proprietor of Michigan's celebrated Forest Grill) and Michael Ruhlman (renowned culinary author of works including Ruhlman's Twenty and The Elements of Cooking) will be offering an in-restaurant demonstration on Saturday, October 20th from 1pm-3pm to promote their latest work--Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing. Charcuterie prepared by Brian Polcyn will be complimentary to all attendants and all beverages may be purchased based upon consumption.  Reservations are not required, so please mark your calendars in preparation for what is sure to be an amazing afternoon.

March 31, 2012


Sunday, April 22nd & Monday, April 23rd – “An Ode to Steer & Beer.” The combined imaginations of Chef Paul Kahan and Three Floyds Beer present an exclusive and edifying Private Reception and Dinner.

With only 30 seats available, this intimate, educational dinner includes a reception with hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, beer, and full after hours access to Publican Quality Meats.

$150 per guest (including tax and gratuity), a portion of the proceeds will go to Inspiration Corporation.

To secure your seat, please contact Sarah Humphreys at 312-496-0012 or email at sarah@publicanqualitymeats.com

February 7, 2012

Chef's Week & The Greater Chicago Food Depository at The Publican 3/19 - 3/23

The Publican is excited to announce that we will once again be participating in Chicago’s Chef’s Week, from Monday, March 19th through Friday, March 23rd, from 3:30 – 5:30pm. Also during this week at any time, we will be asking our guests to donate non-perishables that will benefit an organization close to our hearts, The Greater Chicago Food Depository. Every guest that donates will get a special treat!

The Chef’s Week Menu will be $30 (exclusive of tax, gratuity and beverage)and will consist of the following three courses:
1) Little Gem Salad
2) Bouchot Mussels OR Rillette Sandwich
3) Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

As always, items are subject to change due to seasonality and availability. Reservations are recommended and can be made through our host team at 312.733.9555.

February 1, 2012

Publican Quality Meats - Opening Soon!

The time has come! Publican Quality Meats is scheduled to open for retail services this MONDAY, February 6th! Located just across the street at 835 W. Fulton Market, PQM will begin by have fresh-baked breads and personal retail favorites like olive oils, dairy, eggs, jams, etc. available for purchase. Then, stay tuned for just a little bit longer as housemade sausages, charcuterie & other delicious prepared foods will be available for purchase just a little bit down the road. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow PQM on facebook & twitter for the most recent updates and news!

December 21, 2011

New Year's at The Publican

The time has come to cheers to 2011 and raise our glasses to 2012! We will be hosting a very special 4-course family-style prix fixe menu from 5:30pm-10:30pm, with seatings every half an hour. The menu (subject to change due to seasonality) will be $55/guest, not inclusive of tax, gratuity or beverages, and will include:

1st course: Mortadella Salad with Mudd Creek Citrus, Avocado & Fennel
2nd course: Nantucket Bay Scallop Pasta with American Sturgeon Caviar
3rd Course: Beef Cheeks with Oysters & Broccoli
4th Course: Dessert To Be Determined

We will also be offering a $30/guest Seafood Tower supplement, featuring our freshest cold preparations of oysters, mussels, ceviche, and the like. Please call us soon to arrange your reservation!

New Year’s Day marks our First Annual New Years Day Brunch at The Publican. We will be open from 10am-4pm and will be serving not only some of your favorite brunch items, but also will have available a seafood tower supplement. Again, please call to make accommodations!

We wish all of you a safe, happy & delicious holiday season and look forward to cooking for you soon!

November 29, 2011

December Events at The Publican

The Publican has some very exciting events occuring during the month of December!

On Saturday, December 17th, we will be holding our seasonal food drive from 1:30-3:30pm, benefitting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. As usual, we will be providing delicious Publican snacks as well as giving a complimentary brew to all who donate.
We will also be auctioning off some great prizes! So please join us in the holiday giving spirit and stop by with non-perishable donations.

Next up on the docket is our next Publican beer dinner! Sunday, December 18th, we will be hosting a traditional “7 Fishes” Dinner.
The “Feast of the 7 Fishes” will be a 5-course prix fixe menu for $55/guest featuring 7 different fishes and, of course, an optional beer pairing, both of which will be exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Please contact us quickly to reserve your seats! We will be seating throughout the evening, from 5pm-9pm, every half an hour, and will also be offering an abbreviated a la carte menu.

The following Thursday, the 22nd, we will be celebrating the darkest day of the year with a very special tapping of Surly Darkness. Beer lovers will not want to miss out on this! Come on by to rock out to some heavy music and drink some heavy brew!

Finally, it’s hard to believe that the holidays are upon us already! The Publican will be closed on December 24th & December
25th, and will be back open for regular service on the 26th…

…And then, it’s time to celebrate that conclusion of 2011 and the beginning of 2012! We will be hosting a very special 4-course family-style prix fixe menu from 5:30pm-10:30pm, with seatings every half an hour. The menu (subject to change due to seasonality) will be $55/guest, not inclusive of tax, gratuity or beverages, and will include:

1st course: Mortadella Salad with Mudd Creek Citrus, Avocado & Fennel
2nd course: Nantucket Bay Scallop Pasta with American Sturgeon Caviar
3rd Course: Beef Cheeks with Oysters & Broccoli
4th Course: Dessert To Be Determined

We will also be offering a $30/guest Seafood Tower supplement, featuring our freshest cold preparations of oysters, mussels, ceviche, and the like. Please call us soon to arrange your reservation!

New Year’s Day marks our First Annual New Years Day Brunch at The Publican. We will be open from 10am-4pm and will be serving not only some of your favorite brunch items, but also will have available a seafood tower supplement. Again, please call to make accommodations!

We wish all of you a safe, happy & delicious holiday season and look forward to cooking for you soon!

November 10, 2011

11/17 Marc Vetri Dinner at The Publican

The Publican is honored to welcome James Beard Award-winning Marc Vetri, chef/owner of the Vetri family restaurants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, into our restaurant for a special 5-course prix fixe menu in conjunction to our daily a la carte menu and will be $55/guest with an optional $20/guest beer pairing (exclusive of tax and gratuity). The menu, though subject to change due to seasonality, will include:

1st course: Tuna Ricotta Fritters
2nd course: Eggplant Caponata
3rd course: Chicken Liver Rigatoni
4th course: Whole Lamb Shoulder
5th course: Olive Oil Cake

Please call to secure a reservation! 312.733.9555

November 2, 2011

Vanberg & DeWulf "Coast to Coast Toast™" at The Publican

On Tuesday, November 15th, The Publican will welcome Wendy Littlefield and Don Feinberg, co-founders of the Belgian beer importer Vanberg & Dewulf and foremost experts of Belgian brewing and will be hosting the Coast to Coast Toast™, the official headquarters for the nationwide event.

In addition to the regular a la carte menu, The Publican will offer an ‘inspiration box’ prix fixe 6-course menu, $65 per guest, and an optional $20 per guest beer pairing (both exclusive of tax and gratuity), which will feature six distinctive Vanberg & DeWulf beers, from gruits to abbey singels, strong golden ales of their invention, to lambics for which they are the negotiants, a cognac beer, fruity ales and beyond. The seatings will be from 5:30 – 10:30pm, with seatings every 30 minutes.

The menu, though subject to change due to seasonality, will include:

*1st course: squash salad with pomegranate & goat cheese
(paired with Posca Rustica)
*2nd course: smoked mussel crostini
(paired with Witkap)
*3rd course: dungeness crab with almond pesto
(paired with Hop Ruiter)
*4th course: potee with wild rice, pork tenderloin, cotechino & pork confit
(paired with Peche Mel)
*5th course: warm raclette with traditional garnishment
(paired with Lambickx)
*6th course: Speculoos cookies

Please contact our host team at 312.733.9555 to set up your reservation soon!

September 26, 2011

October Events at The Publican

Tuesday, October 11th, we will be welcoming Garrett Oliver, award-winning brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery in promotion of his new book, “The Oxford Companion to Beer.” We will be creating a prix fixe menu along with Herb Eckhouse of La Quercia, who will be debuting a new ham.

Wednesday, October 12th, we will be welcoming Michael Ruhlman in promotion of his new book, “Ruhlman’s Twenty.” Michael and our team will be creating a prix fixe menu featuring recipes from his book, and he will be present throughout the evening to speak with guests personally.

We hope you are able to join us this month for at least one of these very special occasions! Please feel free to call us to secure a reservation.

Please also note that the Publican, along with our sister restaurants, will be closed Monday, October 31st. Happy Halloween!

The Publican Team

August 15, 2011


Please join us Tuesday August 30th for the second ever all Michigan produce beer dinner with New Holland brewing company. The focus of this dinner, like last year, will be a celebration of the season. We will utilize the freshest late summer produce Michigan has to offer. On August 23rd the Publican team will travel to Michigan to join the New Holland crew, visit with farmers, taste produce and create a beer dinner menu one week before it is held. On the 23rd while visiting farms the Publican will be posting videos, text and images live from our face book and twitter page. We plan to visit Swan Creek, Werp and Klug Farms just to name a few. The event will be a four course pre-fix menu all paired with New Holland.

August 13, 2011

Justin Large & "Iron Dawg" Competition at Franks N Dawgs

Attention sausage-lovers!!! Big Star’s very own chef de cuisine Justin Large is competing in the Franks N Dawgs “Iron Dawg” competition with his delicious creation – the “Justin Cased” – a pork and roasted poblano sausage with queso asadero, avocado mayo & chicharron-avocado salsa. Keep the title in the family! Get on out to Franks N Dawgs on 1863 N Clybourn and cast your vote… by eating sausage!

July 29, 2011

The Perennial Plate Dinner at The Publican

Please join us Wednesday, August 10th to welcome chef Daniel Klein of The Perennial Plate as he brings his ‘Real Food Road Trip’ to Chicago. Currently on a six month journey around the United States, Daniel is filming stories about our American culinary heritage, our nation’s relationship to the food we eat and the interesting people that produce that food.
Daniel will be stopping in Chicago and chatting with chef Paul Kahan about the relationships that he and the Publican have built with local farmers. We are also looking forward to hosting Daniel as he and chef Paul collaborate on a supplemental menu for the evening that will showcase Daniel cooking dishes featuring the produce from Kinnikinnick Farm in Caledonia, IL, a longtime friend of the Publican.
Daniel’s ‘Perennial Plate’ Dinner will feature a four course prix fixe menu offered in conjunction to our a la carte menu.
Please join us on the 10th to welcome the Perennial Plate, meet Daniel and enjoy some of the food inspired by his road trip around America.

Menu: ~$45/food*
*note: Due to the spirit of our collaboration with chef Daniel, the final price will be determined based on market prices and availability that day.

May 25, 2011

Lagunitas Beer Dinner at The Publican

Join us Monday, June 6th for a special beer dinner featuring Lagunitas beer… and including our own new collaboration brew with Big Star – “Zephyr!”

Welcome Beer: Lagunitas Pils

1st Course: Marin miyagi oyster, salmon roe and chives
Beer Pairing: Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’

2nd Course: Fried soft shell crab, green garlic and blood orange agro dolce
Beer Pairing: Zephyr

3rd Course: Raw beef sesame and grilled apricots
Beer Pairing: Kronick Censored Ale

4th Course: Salmon and pork belly, sweet spring clam and chorizo stew
Beer Pairing: IPA Maximus

5th Course: Mascarpone pound cake, strawberries, smoked vanilla, borage and sorrel
Beer Pairing: Olde GnarlyWine

*Some items may change due to seasonality

$15/beer pairing
(exclusive of tax and gratuity)

Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Please call 312.733.9555.
We hope to see you there!

May 6, 2011

Founders at the Publican

Please join us on May 17th for a little Founder’s fun celebrating Chicago Craft Beer Week.
We will be featuring a 3-course prix fixe menu paired with 3 Founder’s beers. This menu will be offered in conjunction with our a la carte menu. Additionally, 6 special Founder’s drafts will be featured.

menu:$35/food, $10/beer

founders pale ale
ricotta gnocchi, english peas and bottarga

founders dirty bastard
dry aged skirt steak, baked beans and radishes

founders porter
butter oat cake, cream, whiskey sauce and compote
(menu subject to change based upon availability)

Seating available from 5:30-10:30pm.

March 22, 2011

April 17th Beer Dinner with The Bruery

Please join us Sunday April 17th
for a collaborative beer dinner with the food of Publican and Big Star joined by the amazing beers of Orange County’s the Bruery.

March 16, 2011

Chicago Chef's Week (March 20th-24th)

The Publican, a participant of Chef’s Week, will be offering a 3-course menu for $33 [not including beverage, tax, or gratuity]. This menu will be available Sunday March 20th – Thursday March 24th.


1st course:
Brussels sprouts with grilled onion, lemon & mint

2nd course:
Lamb sausage with lentils, fennel and yogurt

3rd course:
Breton butter cake with rhubarb confit & clotted cream

[No substitutions available]

Call 312.733.9555 to make a reservation

February 15, 2011

Food and Wine The People’s Best New Chef award

Cast your votes now for our very own, Chef de Cuisine, Brian Huston. Voting will take place from February 15 through March 1.

Brian Huston is up for Food & Wine’s Best Chef Great Lakes!
Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef 2011: Great Lakes

January 25, 2011

12 Percent Imports and The Publican

Tuesday February 8th come join 12 percent imports and the Publican for a night of food and amazing imported beer. Brian Ewing founder and owner of 12 percent will be in attendance. The Publican will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu paired with four rare beers from Brian’s stellar portfolio. In addition to our prix fixe menu the Publican will also be offering some rare and interesting drafts from 12 percent.
The prefix is 35 dollars for food and 15 for beer exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Reservations are encouraged
For more info please contact us @
837 West Fulton Mkt. Chicago 60607
(312) 733-9555

January 18, 2011

Watch the Superbowl at avec!!!

Come join us at avec during Superbowl Sunday! We’ll show the game and serve you the incredible food and wine you have come accustomed to for the past six years. Ask about the “specials”.
Go Bears!

January 18, 2011

Blood, Bones, and Butter Book Launch & Spring Festival Party

Sunday, March 27th at The Publican

November 20, 2010


Join us as we celebrate the New Year

4 course prix-fixe menu (served family style) $55/guest
Optional supplement; seafood collection $25/guest
Beverages billed upon consumption

October 26, 2010


October 1, 2010


September 1, 2010

Oktoberfest 2010

August 17, 2010

Scarpetta Wine Collaboration Dinner

June 22, 2010

Join us Sunday July 11th for a Stone Brewing Company Beer Dinner

May 31, 2010

Please join us Sunday, June 6th, for a Lagunitas brewing beer dinner at The Publican

April 20, 2010

Have a jolly beer dinner with Jolly Pumpkin and the Publican

April 20, 2010

Please consider joining us..

March 20, 2010

Two Brothers Brewing Company and the Publican beer dinner round II

February 3, 2010

A la carte menu available Sundays

January 6, 2010

Dogfish Head craft brewery “Ancient Ales Beer Dinner” at The Publican

December 16, 2009

New Years Eve at The Publican

December 4, 2009

Vanberg & DeWulf holiday dinner at The Publican

November 21, 2009

Sunday November 22, 2009

October 23, 2009

Brewmaster Rob Tod of the Allagash brewing Co. Beer Dinner

September 25, 2009

October 11th The Publican presents a beer dinner with Dominique Firart of the brewery St-Feuillien

September 8, 2009

On Sunday, September 20th Chris Bauweraerts presents the “Slow Brew Tour of Belgium” at The Publican

September 5, 2009

James Beard Foundation Benefit Dinner

July 21, 2009

another successfull beer dinner

June 18, 2009

Publican / New Holland: collaboration

May 1, 2009

A Special Dinner at the Publican

March 25, 2009

James Beard Nominations

March 14, 2009

Chef Paul Kahan's Reality Twitter Cooking Show

March 13, 2009

Brunch Started March 15th

837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

Mon-Thu 3:30pm*-10:30pm
Fri & Sat 3:30pm*-11:30pm
Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm

Sat 10:00am-2:00pm
Sun 9:00am-2:00pm

*Limited afternoon menu
available from 3:30pm-5:30pm!

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