Bar Pastoral is an authentic, intimate and relaxed neighborhood bistro which celebrates the finest producers from around the block and around the world along with their amazing culinary creations. From food loving libations to creative, beautifully presented and perfectly paired fare, we aim to make these gems from near and far delicious, memorable and approachable.
Ring in 2015 with Bar Pastoral
Cap off a wonderful year with a delicious and memorable New Year's Eve meal from Chef Brooks Hart at Bar Pastoral. The warm and inviting surroundings, thoughtfully selected wine pairings from resident wine expert Mark Wrobel and our festive cuisine make it the perfect way to mark the occasion with your nearest and dearest. Start your night with our 7:00 pm seating or choose to ring in the New Year with us by selecting the 9:30 option. With both seatings you may choose our optional wine pairing that matches some of Bar Pastoral’s best in class wines with Chef Brooks' inventive courses. Full beverage menu and bottles also available a la carte.
To ring in the New Year, Bar Pastoral will be offering signature cocktails, still & sparkling wines, craft beer and spirits. Cash bar available from 6:00 p.m. before the first seating, and then throughout the night and following dinner through the night until last call at 1:15 a.m.
Event is nonrefundable; Tax & Gratuity additional; please indicate all members of your party (even if purchasing separately) in the order comments section at check-out so seating accommodations may be arranged.
Menu for Both Seatings
Parsnip Bisque with Roasted Chestnuts, Apple Brunoise and Bermuda Triangle
Scallops Rockefeller: Diver Scallops with Spinach Gratin, Bacon Jam, Hollandaise Glaçage, 1655 Gruyere
Vegetarian Option: Potato Rockefeller. Potato Latkes, Spinach Gratin, Hollandaise Glaçage, 1655 Gruyere
Duck Agnolotti. Duck Confit, English Pea Purée, Meyer Lemon and Frisée Salad, Timber Coulee
Vegetarian Option: Ricotta Agnolotti, English Pea Purée, Meyer Lemon and Frisée Salad, Timber Coulee
Chocolate Chiffon Torte. Chocolate Chiffon, Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Ganache
9:30 PM Seating Additionally Includes:
Duo of Malpeque Oysters with Limoncello and Chili Granita
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Midnight Artisan Cheese Table
Join us For Our Brunch Service!
New Chef Brooks Hart developed the menu with a creative yet approachable take on classic brunch favorites, where seasonal and house-made ingredients are the stars. Guests are invited to enjoy Bar Pastoral's Brunch every Saturday + Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Read more about our new brunch offerings HERE .
meet our new chef - brooks hart
We're excited to announce a fresh new face as the Chef of Bar Pastoral - Brooks Hart! His passion for seasonal, handcrafted dishes and pairings are incredibly creative and we can't for him to wow you with his creations.
As Chef at Bar Pastoral, he brings a cooking style that is product-driven, incredibly creative and approachable. With an appreciation for seasonal and handcrafted ingredients (including, of course, cheese), Brooks is passionate about creating dishes that encourage guests to explore their palates and the exquisite pairing potential of different foods--while also making guests feel relaxed and comfortable.
A graduate of The Art Institute of America and fresh face in Chicago, Brooks was most recently sous chef at Public Restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and general manager at Sushi Zen in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He brings a rare combination of both talented culinary and leadership perspective to Bar Pastoral.
A special thank you and shout out to Bar Pastoral's inaugural chef, Chrissy Camba, who got us off to an amazing start and who will be opening her own Filipino restaurant concept in Lincoln Square in the months to come. Thanks Chrissy and congratulations Chef Brooks!
Bar Pastoral is honored to be recommended in the prestigious 2014 Michelin guide!
Learn more about what it takes to become recommended here.
Looking for a Gift Certificate to Bar Pastoral? Get the Lakeview East Gift Card today!
It's the only gift certificate that's accepted at Bar Pastoral!
Bar Pastoral Named in Chicago Magazine's Top Wine Bars
"...the quintessential wine and cheese bar."
Read the full article here .
See Bar Pastoral on Abc's hungry hound!
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Bar Pastoral's ambiance is a warm extension of Pastoral’s signature retail look and feel, channeling memories of trips to the most inviting culinary destinations on earth, like Sonoma, Provence or Tuscany, without being overtly specific to any of them. Combining authentic pastoral materials with exposed brick, soothing tones and room-defining rustic antiques, we endeavor to provide an intimate refuge in the middle of a bustling metropolis.
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