Moody Tongue

For people who want a fancy tasting menu with a beer pairing, there’s Moody Tongue in South Loop. Expect the 12-course meal to have dishes like lobster with black truffle and roast squab with wild strawberries, and to take place in an intimate dining room with comfy leather chairs. But if a $285 meal (plus $75 for beverage pairing) feels a bit much, they have a separate bar area that's much more casual. There, you can order from an a la carte menu with things like hokkaido scallops and dry-aged pork chop while drinking a churro porter. But honestly, stopping by just for their 12-layer chocolate cake is a totally reasonable decision.

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