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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 

CHICAGO STYLE DOGS / 13
Potato-wrapped Vienna Beef mini dogs, tomato powder, poppy seeds, celery salt, mustard relish, sport peppers

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

ARTICHOKE DIP / 12
Crispy artichoke, kale, arugula, horseradish Mornay, ricotta, herb flatbread

CHEESE CURDS / 11
Cornmeal beer batter, smoked tomato sauce

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

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

FIRECRACKER SHRIMP / 15  *GF
Crispy shrimp, firecracker sauce, crispy rice noodles, Szechuan dust, pickled fresno 

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, Butterkäse, Fair Oaks Farms Sweet Swiss, Left Hand Milk Stout, torpedo roll

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


Starter Salads

HOUSE / 7 
Baby mixed greens, grape tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, 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

HARVEST / 14  *GF
Baby kale, frisée, shaved red onion, roasted butternut squash, dried cranberries, crumbled goat cheese, candied walnuts, maple chipotle dressing

 

 

*GF: gluten free

Handhelds

Gourmet Burgers

burgers served with olive oil parsley fries
1.00 to substitute turkey burger

HOWELLS & HOOD / 15
8oz brisket short rib patty, Carr Valley white cheddar, shredded iceberg, dill pickle, vine-ripened tomato, toasted brioche bun

KIMCHI / 16
2013 Chicago Gourmet “Hamburger Hop” Champion
8oz Korean-style beef patty, bread & butter pickle aioli, carrot bacon, Gouda, toasted brioche bun

PEPPERCORN / 15
8oz brisket short rib patty, peppercorn crusted, bleu cheese, herb sun-dried tomatoes, baby arugula, garlic aioli, toasted onion knot bun

SMOKEHOUSE / 16
8oz brisket short rib patty, house smoked BBQ pulled pork shoulder, smoked mozzarella, BBQ bacon onion relish, crispy buttermilk onion strings, toasted Hawaiian bun


Handhelds

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

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, radsh, micro cilantro, white corn tortillas

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

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

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

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

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

 

Entrées

Entrees

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

TRUFFLE RISOTTO / 19 * GF
Foraged mushrooms, asparagus, goat's milk brie, wild arugula, brown butter

BBQ SHORT RIB / 28 * GF
Grilled bulgogi short rib, kimchi fried rice, spiced carrot purée, gochujang sauce

CHICKEN / 21 * GF
Half chicken, adobo marinade, elote, marbled jalapeño mash, red pepper sauce

BEEF STROGANOFF / 19
Braised short rib, mushroom medley, caramelized onion, horseradish cream sauce, pappardelle

RED EYE SKIRT STEAK / 21  *GF
Coffe-rubbed skirt steak, roasted brussels, fingerling potatoes, oven-dried tomato, cauliflower purée, chimichurri

PORK CHOP / 26
14 oz. bone-in center cut pork chop, potato purée, chipotle maple glaze, cinnamon spiced apples, crispy buttermilk onion strings 

IRISH SALMON / 26 * GF
Fingerling potatoes, piquillo peppers, roasted cauliflower, green onion, salsa verde

SMOKED BBQ RIBS / 24 * GF
Full rack baby back ribs, housemade BBQ sauce, mascarpone cream corn, coleslaw, thick cut fries

 

 

Dessert

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

SEASONAL CRÉME BRÛLÉE / 8
Flavored egg custard, caramelized sugar 

 

 

*GF: gluten free

Wine

Wines on Tap


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

SIGNOLO PINOT GRIGIO - Veneto, Italy  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


Pinot Noir

A TO Z PINOT NOIR - Oregon  14, 54

CASTLE ROCK - Monterey, CA  43

BAILEYANA - Edna Valley, CA  66

BETHEL HEIGHTS PINOT NOIR ESTATE - Willamette, OR  bottle 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

Whisky

shot pour, rocks & neat

Irish Blends   

BUSHMILLS……8, 12

BUSHMILLS HONEY……8, 12

JAMESON……8, 12

TULLAMORE DEW……9, 13.5

 

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……12, 18

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

TALISKER 10yr (SKYE)……19

 

Scotch Blends

JOHNNIE WALKER RED……8, 12

JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK……9, 13.5

JOHNNIE WALKER DOUBLE BLACK……15

JOHNNIE WALKER PLATINUM……30

JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE……50

 

Scotch Vatted

MONKEY SHOULDER……10, 15

 

Local Grain

Lake Zurich, IL

COPPER FIDDLE BOURBON ……9, 13

Carbondale, IL

GRAND RIVER BABY WHISKEY ……9, 13

Carbondale, IL

GRAND RIVER BABY BOURBON ……9, 13

Frankfort, IL

FRANKFORT 8 YEAR BOURBON .....11, 16

Evanston, IL

FEW RYE .....14, 21

Evanston, IL

FEW BOURBON ......12, 18

 

American Bourbon

BAKER'S……11, 16.5

BASIL HAYDEN'S……10, 15

BOOKER'S……13, 19.5

BULLEIT……10, 15

BUFFALO TRACE……8, 12

HUDSON BABY BOURBON……26

JIM BEAM……8,12

KNOB CREEK……10, 15

MAKER'S MARK…10, 15

WOODFORD RESERVE……12, 18

 

American Rye

BULLEIT RYE……10, 15

TEMPLETON RYE……12, 18

 

Tenessee Whiskey

GEORGE DICKEL 8yr……8, 12

GEORGE DICKEL 12yr……9, 13.5

JACK DANIEL'S……9, 13.5

 

Canadian Whisky

CROWN ROYAL……9, 13.5

SEAGRAMS V.O……9, 13.5

 

Cognac

COURVOISIER VS……10, 15

REMY MARTIN VSOP……12, 18