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One of The Best Restaurants on Michigan Avenue


Considered among the best restaurants on Michigan Avenue, Howells & Hood offers brilliant twists on classic American dishes for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

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KOREAN WINGS / 13
Gochujang sauce, umami dust 

SEA BASS CEVICHE / 16  *GF
Aguachili, shaved red onion, ginger pickled mango, watercress, lime salt, watermelon radish chips

CHEESE CURDS / 11
Cornmeal beer batter, smoked tomato sauce

GOURMET TOTS / 11
Smoked potato, prosciutto, truffle crème fraîche

BUTTERBEAN HUMMUS / 13
Cucumber red pepper relish, goat cheese, za’atar spice, pine nuts, flatbread

MELON BURRATA / 14  *GF
Pressed watermelon, whipped burrata, spiced orange, sour apple, matcha

FIRECRACKER SHRIMP / 15  *GF
Crispy shrimp, firecracker sauce, crispy rice noodles, black sesame seeds, Szechuan dust, pickled Fresno chiles

PRETZEL BITES / 10
Sea salt, beer powder, beer cheese

TUNA POKE / 16
ahi tuna, sweet drop peppers, mandarin oranges, heirloom tomatoes, nori chips, micro wasabi, mirin soy glaze 

SMOKED SALMON CAKE / 15  *GF
Chilled chipotle yucca cake, smoked salmon salad, avocado, arugula, fried capers, nori chips, red pepper vinaigrette 

MUSSELS / 13
Coconut green curry, jicama, cilantro, red chiles, grilled baguette

 

*GF: gluten free  

Soup/Salad

Soups

FRENCH ONION / 9
Vidalia, sweet red and cippolini onion, Gruyère, provolone, sweet Swiss, Milk Stout, baguette

1871 CHILI / 9
Smoked brisket, Angus steak, pork, chipotle peppers, red onions, crème fraîche, Milk Stout, honey cornbread


Starter Salads

CAESAR / 9
Romaine hearts, sheep's milk Parmesan, garlic herb croutons, creamy garlic dressing

HOUSE / 7 
Baby mixed greens, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onions, brioche croutons, white balsamic dressing

WEDGE / 9
Crumbled bleu cheese, oven-dried tomatoes, bacon, brioche croutons, buttermilk bleu cheese dressing

 

Entree Salads

HOWELLS & HOOD CHOPPED / 16 *GF 
Grilled chicken, romaine, iceberg, baby mixed greens, applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, crumbled bleu cheese, avocado, sweet herb vinaigrette

BBQ CHICKEN CHOPPED / 16 
House-smoked pulled chicken, romaine, iceberg, baby mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, black beans, roasted corn, jicama, buttermilk onion strings, ranch dressing

AHI TUNA CHOPPED / 18
togarashi spiced seared rare tuna, napa cabbage, romaine, bok choy, bell peppers, black sesame seeds, daikon radish, green onions, mandarin oranges, almonds, cucumbers, crispy wonton strips, sesame ginger vinaigrette  18

SUMMER HARVEST / 14  *GF
Frisée, radicchio, blackberries, mango, green papaya, pickled watermelon radish, strawberry vinaigrette

 

*GF: gluten free

Handhelds

Gourmet Burgers

burgers are half pound, fresh short rib brisket blend
served with olive oil parsley fries
1.00 to substitute turkey burger

HOWELLS & HOOD / 15
White cheddar, shredded iceberg, dill pickle, red onion, vine-ripened tomato, toasted brioche bun

BACON CHEESEBURGER / 16
Thick cut bacon, aged Vermont white and yellow cheddar cheeses, shredded iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, toasted broche bun

PEPPERCORN / 15
Peppercorn crusted, bleu cheese, herb over-dried tomatoes, baby arugula, garlic aioli, toasted onion knot bun

SMOKEHOUSE / 16
House-smoked pulled pork shoulder, housemade BBQ sauce, smoked mozzarella, bacon onion jam, crispy onion straws, toasted Hawaiian bun

KIMCHI / 16
8oz Korean-style fresh beef patty, bread & butter pickle aioli, carrot bacon, Gouda, toasted brioche bun


Handhelds

sandwiches served with olive oil parsley fries
tacos served with tortilla chips and tomatillo salsa

PASTRAMI REUBEN / 15
Housemade pastrami, bacon-braised sauerkraut, Swiss, Russian dressing, marble rye

CAROLINA FRIED CHICKEN / 14
Buttermilk breaded, housemade spicy bread and butter pickles, mustard BBQ sauce, iceberg, brioche bun

PULLED PORK / 14
Smoked Berkshire pork, coriander coleslaw, BBQ sauce, cider mustard, toasted brioche bun

BRISKET DIP / 14
Texas-style smoked brisket, house giardiniera, shaved provolone, horseradish jus, toasted garlic French bread

FISH TACOS / 15 
Cornmeal beer-battered mahi-mahi, chipotle coleslaw, pico de gallo, cilantro lime cream, micro cilantro, white corn tortillas 

STEAK TACOS / 15 
Pilsner-marinated ribeye, cabbage, Cotija cheese, pickled red onion, white corn tortillas

AHI TUNA TACOS / 18
Poke-style Ahi tuna, napa cabbage, bok choy, avocado, pickled Fresno chilis, sesame ginger vinaigrette, black sesame seeds, flour tortillas

FISH & CHIPS / 15
Alaskan cod, pilsner beer batter, coriander slaw, malt vinegar powder, cornichon tartar 

 

Entrées

Entrees

SMOKED BBQ RIBS / 24 * GF
Full rack baby back ribs, mascarpone creamed corn, coleslaw, Idaho thick-cut fries

MEATLOAF / 19
Pork, veal, beef, Yukon buttermilk mash, peas, seasonal vegetable medley, red wine sauce

PORK CHOP / 21
14 oz. bone-in center cut pork chop, chipotle maple glaze, mash, cinnamon apples, crisp onion 

ZUCCHINI NOODLE PASTA / 16  * GF
Zucchini noodles, shaved carrots, red cabbage, pickled grape tomatoes, crushed red pepper, pine nuts, shaved manchengo, lemon garlic oil

CHILEAN SEA BASS / 32  * GF 
Seared sea bass, plantain gnocchi, cilantro oil, mango chutney 

RED EYE SKIRT STEAK / 21  *GF
Coffee-rubbed skirt steak, grilled summer vegetable skewers, chimichurri

TRUFFLE RISOTTO / 19 * GF
Arborio rice, goat's milk brie, arugula, roasted mushrooms, asparagus, shaved Parm, brown butter

IRISH SALMON / 26
Pan-roasted salmon, couscous, roasted beets, beet greens, caper yogurt sauce

CHICKEN / 21  * GF
Brined Miller Farms half chicken, adobo marinade, elote, marbled jalapeño mash, red pepper sauce

SPICY THAI CITRUS SHRIMP / 26  * GF
Jumbo shrimp, pineapple-coconut bamboo rice, Thai citrus sauce

 

 

Dessert

BUTTERSCOTCH BREAD PUDDING / 8
Brioche bread, vanilla bean custard, rum raisin ice cream, butterscotch sauce

SEASONAL CRÉME BRÛLÉE / 8 * GF
Flavored egg custard, caramelized sugar 

PLANTAIN SORBET / 8  * GF
Gren tea rice pudding, plantain sorbet, honey-chili granola 

 

 

*GF: gluten free

Wine

Wines on Tap


available by: glass, 1/2 beaker, full beaker

ESTANCIA PINOT GRIGIO - Monterey, CA  9, 13, 26

TANGENT SAUVIGNON BLANC - Edna Valley, CA  10, 15, 30

HESS CHARDONNAY SHIRTAIL VINEYARD - Monterey, CA  11, 16, 32

STEMMARI ROSE - Sicily, Italy  9, 13, 26

SANTA JULIA MALBEC - Mendoza, Argentina  9, 13, 26

DREAMING TREE BLEND - Geyserville, CA  10, 15, 30

VINUM CELLARS PINOT NOIR - Monterey, CA  11, 16, 32

MILLBRANDT CABERNET SAUVIGNON - Columbbia Valley, WA  12, 18, 36

 

Bottled Wine


available by: glass, bottle

 

Sparkling & Champagne

LAMARCA PROSECCO - Veneto, Italy  10, 38

KORBEL BRUT - Sonoma County, CA  12, 46

JCB N*69 ROSE - Burgundy, France  bottle 69

DAMPIERRE GRAND CUVEE BRUT - Champagne, France  bottle 96

 

Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris

A TO Z PINOT GRIS  - Willamette Valley, OR  11, 42

ALOIS LAGEDER PINOT GRIGIO - Veneto, Italy bottle 49


Sauvignon Blanc

MOHUA SAUVIGNON BLANC - Marlborough, New Zealand  13, 50

CHATEAU HAUT PEYRUGUET BLANC - Bordeaux, France  bottle 39


Chardonnay

LAGUNA RANCH CHARD - Russian River Valley, CA  13, 50

SONOMA CUTRER - Windsor, CA 16, 62

FLOWERS - Sonoma, CA  bottle 98


Interesting Whites/Rose

KUNG FU GIRL RIESLING - Columbia Valley, WA  10, 38

E. GUIGAL COTES-DU-RHONE ROSE - Rhone, France  bottle 52

 

Merlot

MILBRANDT TRADITIONS - Columbia Valley, WA  12, 48

 

Pinot Noir

A TO Z PINOT NOIR - Willamette Valley, OR  14, 54

CASTLE ROCK - Monterey, CA  43

BAILEYANA - Edna Valley, CA  66

BETHEL HEIGHTS PINOT NOIR ESTATE - Willamette, OR  84


Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Blends

LOUIS MARTINI - Sonoma, CA  11, 42

FREAKSHOW - Lodi, CA  15, 58

HESS ALLOMI VINEYARD - Napa, CA  bottle 79

CHATEAU MONTELENA - Napa, CA  bottle 109

 

Interesting Reds/Blends

YALUMBA SHIRAZ - Barossa, Australia  9, 34

ALEXANDER VALLEY SIN ZIN - Alexander Valley, CA  11, 42

ZUCCARDI SERIE A MALBEC - Mendoza, Argentina  11, 42

LYETH MERITAGE RED - Sonoma, CA  bottle 54

ORIN SWIFT THE PRISONER - Napa, CA  bottle 98

 

Ports

available as 2oz pours

QUINTA DO NOVAL "BLACK" - Oporto, Portugal  10

WARRES OTIMA 10 YEAR TAWNY - Oporto, Portugal  12

Whiskey

shot pour, rocks & neat

Irish Blends   

BUSHMILLS  9.5, 14.25

JAMESON  9.5, 14.25

TULLAMORE DEW  9.5, 14.25

 

Irish Malts

BUSHMILLS 16yr  24

TULLAMORE DEW SINGLE MALT  15

 

Scottish Highlands Single Malts

OBAN 14yr  19

DALWHINNIE 15yr  20

CLYNELISH 14yr  18

GLENLIVET 12yr  12, 18

 

Scottish Lowland Single Malts

GLENKINCHIE 12yr  19

 

Scottish Speyside Single Malts

BALVENIE 12yr DOUBLEWOOD  16

CRAGGANMORE 12yr  19

GLENFIDDICH 12yr  11, 14

MACALLAN 12yr  11, 16.5

MACALLAN 15yr  24

MACALLAN 17yr  38

MACALLAN 25yr  100

 

Scottish Island Single Malts

HIGHLAND PARK 18yr (Orkney)  30

LAGAVULIN 16yr (Islay)  28

LAPHROAIG (Islay)  12, 19

TALISKER 10yr (Skye)  19

 

Scotch Blends

CHIVAS  12, 15

DEWARS  9.5, 14.25

JOHNNIE WALKER RED  9.5, 14.25

JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK  11, 15.5

J&B  9.5, 14.25 

 

Scotch Vatted

MONKEY SHOULDER  11, 14

 

Local Whiskey

COPPER FIDDLE BOURBON (Lake Zurich, IL) 9.5, 14.5

GRAND RIVER BABY WHISKEY (Carbondale, IL) 9.5, 14.5

GRAND RIVER BABY BOURBON (Carbondale, IL) 9.5, 14.5

FRANKFORT 8 YEAR BOURBON (Frankfort, IL) 11, 16

FEW RYE (Evanston, IL) 14, 21

FEW BOURBON (Evanston, IL) 12, 18

 

American Bourbon

BAKER'S  11, 16.5

BASIL HAYDEN'S  10, 15

BULLEIT  10, 15

BUFFALO TRACE  9.5, 14.25

HUDSON BABY BOURBON  26

JIM BEAM  9.5, 14.25

KNOB CREEK  10, 15

MAKER'S MARK  10, 15

MAKER'S 46  13, 18

OLD FORESTER  14, 19

WOODFORD RESERVE  12, 18

WOODFORD DOUBLE OAKED  14, 18

WOODFORD RYE  14, 18

 

American Rye

BULLEIT RYE  10, 15

TEMPLETON RYE  12, 18

 

Tenessee Whiskey

GENTLEMAN JACK  13, 18

JACK DANIEL'S  9.5, 14.25

 

Canadian Whisky

CROWN ROYAL  9.5, 14.25

SEAGRAMS V.O  9.5, 14.25

SEAGRAMS 7  9.5, 14.25

 

Cognac

COURVOISIER VS  10, 15

HENNESSEY  11, 15

REMY MARTIN VSOP  12, 18