Mindy's Hot Chocolate

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 13 publications
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Whether it's elaborate sweets, coffee or a full-scale brunch you seek, demitasse portions are the order of the day at this more stylish than cozy dessert spot and restaurant.


Chicago Tribune Tick 3

On to the savories, which are handled by chef Mark Steuer, whose style can be big and muscular on one dish, delicate and restrained the next. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

The savory menu is well crafted, too, with choices such as a pork chop with sausage and spaetzle and a tuna melt made with tuna poached in olive oil, wild capers, and Havarti cheese. Full review →


Frommer's 35

Owner Mindy Segal built her reputation as a pastry chef, so no matter what you order here, make sure you save room for dessert. Full review →


Gayot 14.0

This relatively small, high-volume restaurant serves food that is, more often than not, first-rate. Full review →


Lonely Planet

‘Come for dessert, stay for dinner’ might be the motto at this mod Bucktown restaurant helmed by renowned pastry chef Mindy Segal. Full review →


Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

Now that's a mouthful, but the lofty, industrial-chic space allures with rich brown hues on leather banquettes, a long wooden bar, and painted concrete floors. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Much more than just hot chocolate. Full review →


Rough Guide Tick Star

A mix of “sweet” and “savoury” offerings, the weekend brunch is a good bet, and their chocolate desserts are miniature masterpieces.


The Infatuation 7.8

Mindy’s Hot Chocolate helped start a restaurant and small shop revolution in Wicker Park when it opened over a decade ago. Right now the corner of Damen, North, and Milwaukee seems like a... Full review →


Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

The pretzel, the burger, the mac and cheese—breathe easy, it’s all still there. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

The dessert selection is the primary focus, and it includes warm brioche doughnuts and seven kinds of hot chocolate, each served with homemade marshmallows. Full review →



"Mind-blowing" desserts... might get top billing at Mindy Segal's Bucktown American, but fans say the "upscale" comfort food is "really good" too. Full review →

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