Mindy's Hot Chocolate

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 15 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 →


National Geographic

Pastry chef Mindy Segal serves savories as well as sweets in bustling Bucktown café 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

Not only was Mindy’s good from the get-go, but it keeps getting better with age. It’s a cool yet casual neighborhood spot good for lunch, dinner, and even brunch on the weekends. 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 →



Known for her dessert savvy, chef Mindy Segal shows she can handle it all with dishes like lamb and crema casa sandwiches or arctic char with creamed greens and mint 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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