MICHELIN Guide 2019

Leña Brava

  • West Loop
  • 50 - 75 USD
  • Mexican
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This prime Randolph Street corner is home to a one-two punch of Rick Bayless-ness—an excellent taqueria and brewery named Cruz Blanza as well as this sophisticated cantina. An open kitchen displaying open-fire cooking is Leña Brava’s stimulating focal point, while a buzzing bar pouring an encyclopedic range of agave spirits, brews from next door and rare Mexican wines enhances the two-floor scene. The kitchen's Northern Mexican-influenced menu combines the bounty of the sea with the primal joy of wood-fired cooking. Be tempted by icy seafood preparations like an aquachile of sashimi-grade diver scallops in spiced cucumber juice. Then consider hearth-roasted black cod al pastor with sweet and sour pineapple, coupled with heirloom corn tortillas.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal


Quite comfortable


50 - 75 USD

  • W Notable beer list
  • 4 Notable cocktail list
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • K Valet parking
  • { Private dining rooms

Leña Brava

+1 312-733-1975
Opening hours
Dinner Tue - Sun

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