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  • n. A combined bar and restaurant


Blend of bar and restaurant (Wiktionary)


  • Ja 'Grill chef Errol Gallimore, who came here from Jamaica in 1992, learned to cook from his mother and did time in south-side restaurants before he was tapped to run the kitchen at this comfortable barstaurant.

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  • There's a big beverage program at this bustling Lakeview barstaurant, with beers like Affligem and Half Acre Over Ale on tap, 17 wines by the glass or bottle, and cocktails ranging from a classic old-fashioned to seasonal creations like the Mark's Iced Tea,

    Chicago Reader

  • A bustling barstaurant isn't my idea of the best place to savor sophisticated contemporary cuisine, but Cuna, the first nightlife venture from local businessman Paolo Acuna, has a friendly neighborhood vibe, thanks in part to the unpretentious staff.

    Chicago Reader

  • Thus the owners of Boka hope to imprint an atmosphere of fellowship on their new venture, LANDMARK, a noisy and for the moment crowded barstaurant at the epicenter of the neighborhood once voted Most in Denial of the Housing Project Next Door.

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