I visited the HB on my one of my last nights in Chicago (moved back to Houston) on April 26, 2008 with my neighbor once again. This time we got to sit in the dining room away from the front windows and it was really even more comfortable! The staff continues to be the BEST! They are passionate about their food and attention to guests and it really makes the dining experience at HB a treat. Kudos to HB! Now for the goodies?Yes, we had the baked Halloumi again, and this time it was changed up a bit with an orange marmalade glaze...ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! I am still blown away with HB?screativity with this superb cheese. And, of course, the presentation right on perfect! We also ordered the Artichoke and Edamame fritters with roasted garlic aioli...Holy Mother of Mary they are beyond AMAZING! I was in the mood to be really impressed and HB smacked me right on the head, and we are just talking about the appetizers. I decided to have my entree selected by the staff just like last time. The recommendation, a lamb kefta topped with a garlic potato mash and with an elegantly fluffed layered pastry crown. The dish was PERFECTLY BALANCED and absolutely SAVORY DELICIOUS!!! I almost did not share with my neighbor, but I wanted to try her Stripped Bass, and WOW this was EXPERTLY PREPARED SUCCULENT fish! My neighbor treated our meal to two wonderful bottles of French wine (red). Both wines paired so very well with the meal, I almost cried, since I knew that Jon Carl had noticed our wine and based his recommendations on them. I truly extend the highest compliments and thanks to Jon Carl and the awesome staff at Home Bistro. Again, my experience was a FLAVOR EXPLOSION and a BEAUTIFUL TIME. I personally rank this restaurant as A MUST VISIT, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, and SHUT UP...GET YOURSELF IN HERE SOON AS POSSIBLE. I know that every time I visit Chicago, I am coming back!
Pros: Food, atmosphere and the wonderful staff!