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Dover Sole in Chicago area?

Drew Jul 17, 2006 04:40 PM


My girlfriend's favorite fish is Dover Sole and I'd like to take her out for her birthday. I haven't been able to find any (recent) recommendations . . . Any ideas? Thanks!

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    jesteinf RE: Drew Jul 17, 2006 05:00 PM

    RL has a nice rendition. Prepared table-side if I remember correctly. Really nice in and old-school sort of way.

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      msandrew25 RE: Drew Jul 17, 2006 05:44 PM

      i liked the sole i've had at hugo's. was prepared tableside. i know stefani's 437 rush does one as well (at least they did last time i was there, about a yr ago).

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        amoncada RE: Drew Jul 17, 2006 07:59 PM

        I agree with the RL, Hugo's, and Phil Stefani's 437 N. Rush recommendations...they're all fantastic. Hugo's is my pick. It's a great place for a date...the service is superb, the outdoor seating can be very romantic and scenic, great location, and of course great food. You feel like a star when you dine here.

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          Drew RE: Drew Jul 18, 2006 03:36 PM

          Thanks for the suggestions :)

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            Akatonbo RE: Drew Jul 18, 2006 07:08 PM

            La Bocca della Verita, in Lincoln Square, has a fantastic Dover Sole, and the rest of the food is good, too. Here's a link with their menu - scroll down to Main Courses, and it's #47. They de-bone it tableside, so it's a production - and very delicious.


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              Captain Easychord RE: Drew Jul 20, 2006 12:11 PM

              The Chicago Firehouse on 14th and Michigan does a really nice, old-school dover sole. It's roasted on a cedar plank with browned butter.


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                JoeyH RE: Drew Jul 21, 2006 06:35 AM

                Make sure you're getting the real deal. There are two different fishes referred to as Dover Sole in this country. There's a pacific flatfish that is pretty common. But real classic Dover Sole is expensive because it comes from Europe. I don't know which version all of these places are serving, but I know the Cape Cod Room at the Drake serves the classic european version.

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