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Jun 13, 2006 10:32 AM

Is Tomboy any good?

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Last night we were on our way to La Tache when we passed Tomboy, a place I've heard of before, but know nothing about. It was about 8:30 p.m., admittedly on a Monday evening - but the place was totally empty. We went on to La Tache, where we had a basically mediocre meal (Magnolia Cafe is way better, but closed on Monday), then, on our way back to the car, passed Tomboy again - still empty! Of course, every restaurant has it's off nights, but La Tache, less than a block away, was doing pretty well (they're in Chicago magazine's dining guide - don't know why).

So my question is: Is Tomboy any good? My husband refused to eat there because it was empty, and he read that as a bad sign.

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  1. I have been to Tomboy several times and really like it. My one complaint about it is that it can get noisy; on one Thu nite last year they had live music. I thought they were closed on Mondays.

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    1. re: Lisa Ruhland

      The lights were on, and there were people behind the bar, so I assumed they were open - not certain, but I think they had a sign saying "open," however, I may be wrong.

    2. Just been there once, over a year ago, and enjoyed the meal but wasn't blown away by anything. I also thought Mondays was a day they were closed.