MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
With its striking glass façade and moody interior, this lovely sanctum makes quite an impression along North Lincoln Avenue. Entente’s talented team is to thank for its creative American culinary vision and the contemporary menu—designed for sharing and well worth exploring with friends—is unabashedly authentic and interesting. The space is composed of two dining rooms: one up front with dark floors and ceilings, and another in the back with a full view of the bustling kitchen. A bar area featuring a high wall adorned with backlit wood boxes (which shelve the spirits) offers yet another spot to sample the delicious food. Each dish delivers a remarkable mouthful, and most of the kitchen’s creations are rich as well as unexpected (imagine green garbanzo hummus, paired with savory falafel, grilled apricots and pillowy flatbread tucked with fruit and nuts). Perfectly cooked pork loin arrives tender as butter, plated with cornbread purée, fragrant sweet tea jam, cornbread studded with huitlacoche, ribbons of braised collard greens and crispy pork belly. Seafood lovers will leave smitten by the green curry—dotted with poached lobster and served with pickled cucumbers and coconut flakes.