Signature items include rosemary-and-garlic-crusted prime rib, topped with spicy tomato chutney and served with cheddar-chive mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and a choice of soup or salad ($19.95 for the 10-ounce cut); and rotisserie chicken, stuffed with herbs and cooked over an open flame, with potatoes, veggies, and soup or salad ($14.95). Then, there are the double-boned pork chops, the braised lamb shanks, the mussels cataplana, the hearth-oven-baked breads and pizzas, the grilled peaches . . . the list goes on and on. Hengle says everything is made from scratch, on the premises. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and dinner only on Saturday and Sunday; no weekend lunch service, at least for now.
The more, the merrier . . .
Vivo (an outpost of Dan Krasny's popular Chi-town restaurant) opened September 13, just across Euclid from Pickwick & Frolic, in the Old Arcade (347 Euclid Avenue). Executive Chef Todd Stein is overseeing the contemporary Italian menu, loaded with comforting, seasonal, but distinctly upscale dishes in the $13 to $29 range. (Stein, like Pickwick, has a wood-burning grill and allegedly makes a mean roasted chicken.) For now, Vivo serves dinner only, Tuesday through Sunday; lunch service should begin in a month or so. Call 216-621-4678 for reservations.