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First time at Table Fifty-Two -- What to Eat

Adelia Apr 19, 2008 05:11 AM

We will be in Chicago in May and FINALLY scored dinner rezzies at Table Fifty-Two. What are the "must order" dishes there? We don't want to miss anything great! Thanks in advance.

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    Adelia Apr 22, 2008 06:52 PM

    Thanks everyone for the great suggestions!

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      frenchcuffs Apr 22, 2008 09:34 AM


      You can start with: Fried Green Tomato Napoleon with Goat Cheese, Local Greens, Apple Wood-Smoked Bacon and Olive and Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenades and then move on to Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Mashed Roasted Garlic-Yukon Gold Potatoes (yum,you!)

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        Bigmamma Apr 22, 2008 09:20 AM

        We have eaten there twice and enjoyed it alot. The Asian chicken entree (I don't remember what it is called), the catfish and the steak are all great entrees. The low country shrimp and grits and the pizza with duck are fantastic. I agree about the mac and cheese (the best I have ever eaten) and the hummingbird cake. Didn't care for the fried green tomatoes or the corn bread. Enjoy.

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          jf123 Apr 22, 2008 09:21 AM

          They had a stripped bass the night my wife and i were there and she had the risotto, both excellent. As was the tomato bisque/soup. The mac and cheese was great too.

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          k8chi Apr 21, 2008 06:21 AM

          The highlights were the mac and cheese side and the hummingbird cake. I was not that impressed with much else unfortunately.

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            faq Apr 22, 2008 06:49 PM

            I tend to agree. The fried green tomato app was really good. Hummingbird cake was good, but I wouldn't go back just for that.

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            Adelia Apr 21, 2008 04:50 AM

            Our reservations are for tomorrow night. Any suggestions?

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