Restaurant Review – Welcome to Mable’s Table!

Some folks collect spoons, thimbles or stamps, my mother collected hungry hearts: friends, family, friends of friends, the downtrodden or the less fortunate she just met on the street. Hand in hand went “Come on in and let’s get you something to eat…”

Anthony Reyes, Chef and Owner of Mable’s Table

Fashioned out of an 1890s brick cottage, and featuring a summery family and dog-friendly outdoor patio, Bucktown’s  Mable’s Table is a tribute to Reyes’ mom Mable’s “inventive takes” on classic American cooking since 2017.

From grilled steaks to three versions of macaroni and cheese, Mable’s Table had excelled where other restaurants have only dared to try. 

Start with their highly rated Charred Octopus which is served with pepperoncini, chick peas, lemon, and tomato. Or, a vegetarian-friendly Zucchini Carpaccio, with almonds, grana (cheese) and lemon picholine (French olives). Grilled Crostini is served with whipped ricotta, truffle oil, and wild mushrooms.

For entrees, you can’t beat an 8-ounce Filet, made from hand-cut Linz Heritage Angus Beef, char-grilled and served with natural au jus. Or a 16oz. Delmonico Ribeye, served char-grilled or Cajun-style.

Other signature entrees include: Angry Tuna “Med Rare,” with pickled vegetables, Jasmine rice, and red curry coconut sauce, will; and Mable’s Shrimp Scampi has roasted garlic herb butter, bucatini (pasta), tomatoes, and peas.

Salads, listed under ‘Chop Shop,’ include Roasted Beets with gorgonzola, almonds, and wild greens. Chop Chop pairs seasonal greens with a vegetable medley and a house vinaigrette. 

And we mentioned Mae’s signature Macaroni & Cheese, which gives you the options of traditional four cheese, wild mushroom and truffle parm, and smoked bacon and cheddar.

Google reviews are tops. “Food was amazing!,” said one. “Great customer service, the surf and turf, octopus appetizer is something I would recommend. The atmosphere is very romantic and the have another side that’s more of a bar/chill feel. Definitely will be going back!”

“Just had dinner with the kids at Mable’s Table last night and we loved it,” said another. “It was closed for awhile, and now with their reopening it’s gotten fancier and SO MUCH BETTER.  The oysters were delicious, steaks tender and perfectly cooked, and our shrimp scampi and truffle risotto were divine.  Kids are ready to go back and have dinner there tonight.”

Mable’s Table is located at 1655 W. Cortland Street. They are currently open for dinner only, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-9pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm–10pm, and Sundays from 4pm-9pm. They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For reservations, click here.

Alison Moran-Powers and Dean’s Team Chicago