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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 

SPICY CRAB ROLL / 16 *GF
Lump crab salad, Peruvian purple potatoes, Fresno chile, sweet chili sauce, aji peranu sauce, micro cilantro

CHEESE CURDS / 11
Cornmeal beer batter, smoked tomato sauce

FIRECRACKER SHRIMP / 14  *GF
Crispy shrimp, firecracker sauce, crispy rice noodles, black sesame seeds, Szechuan dust, pickled Fresno chiles

CRISPY POTATO BITES 12 *GF
Scallions, chili miso aioli

PRETZEL BITES / 10
Hops sea salt, beer powder, beer cheese

KUNG PAO CAULIFLOWER / 13  *GF
Roasted cauliflower, sweet peppers, scallions, garlic, ginger, arbol chile, fried peanuts, chili oil, sweet and spicy tamari 

CRAB CAKES 16 *GF
Lump crab, kiwi salsa, shishito tahini, smoked mango butter

 

*GF: gluten free  

Soup/Salad

Soups

1871 CHILI / 9
Angus steak, pork, Left Hand Milk Stout, chipotle, red onion, crème fraîche, honey cornbread


Starter Salads

CAESAR / 9
Romaine hearts, red leaf lettuce, sheep’s milk Parmesan, garlic herb croutons, creamy garlic dressing

HOUSE / 7 
Baby mixed greens, grape tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, garlic herb croutons, white balsamic dressing 

WEDGE / 9
Crumbled bleu cheese, oven-dried tomatoes, bacon lardons, 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, crispy 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

 

*GF: gluten free

Handhelds

Gourmet Burgers

burgers are half pound, fresh short rib brisket blend
served with olive oil parsley fries
2.00 to substitute IMPOSSIBLE™ 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, shredded iceberg, vine-ripened tomato, red onion, toasted brioche bun

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

IMPOSSIBLE / 15

The Impossible Burger is a delicious, juicy burger for meat lovers that’s made from plants.

Jalapeño pimento cheese, red leaf lettuce, crispy kohlrabi straws, cumin aioli, toasted brioche bun

 

 

Handhelds

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

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

PULLED PORK / 14
House-smoked pork shoulder, coriander coleslaw, BBQ sauce, hot cider mustard, toasted brioche bun

FISH & CHIPS / 16
Alaskan cod, Pilsner beer batter, coriander slaw, malt vinegar powder, cornichon tartar 

FISH TACOS / 16
Cornmeal beer-battered mahi-mahi, chipotle coleslaw, pico de gallo, cilantro lime crème, micro cilantro, white corn tortillas 

STEAK TACOS / 15 
Pilsner marinated skirt steak, cabbage, Cotija cheese, pickled red onion, micro cilantro, white corn tortillas

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

 

 

Entrées

Entrees

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

MEATLOAF / 19
Angus beef, Italian sausage, Yukon buttermilk mash, vegetable medley, IPA gravy

PORK CHOP / 21 * GF
Prime bone-in pork chop, butter-braised Peruvian purple potatoes, pickled Persian cucumber, cilantro, serrano tamarind BBQ sauce 

KOHLRABI DRAGON NOODLES / 16* GF
Kohlrabi noodles, baby spinach, forest mushrooms, spicy dragon sauce 

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

PISTACHIO SALMON / 26
Pistachio crusted salmon, farro, artichoke hearts, mint, pomegranate, serrano mint yogurt 

SWEET CHILI CHICKEN 19 GF
French cut chicken breast, sweet citrus glaze, smoked chili quinoa, snap peas, kohlrabi, grape tomato, cilantro oil

CHURRASCO SKIRT STEAK / 22  * GF
Adobo grilled skirt steak, green chili rice, warm cherry tomato vinaigrette, red harissa, crispy kohlrabi 

 

 

Dessert

BUTTERSCOTCH BREAD PUDDING / 9
Brioche bread, vanilla bean custard, vanilla ice cream, butterscotch sauce

SEASONAL CRÉME BRÛLÉE / 9 * GF
Flavored egg custard, caramelized sugar 

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE STOUT CAKE / 9
Left Hand Milk Stout cake, peanut butter mousse, bananas, walnut crumbs, rum 

 

*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