3 Dish to Try at Kinmont Now

February 25 2014 - 9:00 AM

In the dead of winter, it’s easier to curl up on the couch with some wine and delivery sushi than venture out to try a new restaurant that may or may not be worth it. Kinmont is definitely worth it in every way possible. This new River North restaurant comes from Element Collective, the people behind such spots as Nellcote and RM Champagne. If you want to know what you’re in store for, think Fish Bar meets Gilt Bar –  a dark, sexy interior but not stuffy or fancy. The food is classic, midwestern seafood with a touch of trendiness (think Nellcote’s squid ink pasta and tiny, strong cocktails). Here are a few you can’t miss:

1. Parker House Rolls

For $2, you can afford to try out this salty, buttery goodness. These rolls are baked into a mini cast iron skillet, topped with sea salt and served with perfectly softened butter. I had to stop myself from eating all of them or taking the last one to-go with me. This starter is a must.

2. The Catch of the Day

At Kinmont, you can order a whole, small fish – deboned of course – drenched in browned butter, lemon and parsley. It’s inexpensive, as it comes a la carte, and you can pick your vegetable side to share (think smoked carrots, roasted brussel sprouts or meaty grilled mushrooms). Whether you opt for the trout, salmon, or whatever else is on the menu, it’s incredibly fresh and not fishy tasting or smelling at all.

3. Smoked Trout Reuben

Scour the online menu as much as you want, and you won’t spot this gem. It’s obviously a new addition to the menu and much needed at that. I personally am not a huge fan of smoked fish, yet this sandwich is perfect. It isn’t too smoky and tastes extremely fresh – aside from the hearty, buttery bread it’s paired with. It’s oozing with cheese and thousand island dressing, with a heaping pile of french fries on the side. For under $15, this giant sandwich is one not to miss.

Kinmont Restaurant
419 W. Superior
(312) 915 -0011