Thursday, March 25, 2010

Maribelle's Tavern:

David and I were referred to Maribelle’s by their chef after a Dogfish Head beer dinner at Teller’s in Hyde Park. We were intrigued by his description, and agreed to stop by for an Eastsider article, which you can read here in its entirety. Maribelle's menu is listed on their website, which is helpful.

I wanted the opportunity to post some more pictures, as well as emphasize that I thought I would never like brussel sprouts until I was served them at Maribelle’s. Now my brussel sprout avoidance is a thing of the past. I also find the addition of duck wings to the menu very interesting. They were very tasty—the outsides were super crispy.
Everything was priced well, and a lot of the foods have ingredients and additions that make something conventional like salmon into something a little different.

I feel like the atmosphere is casual, yet nice enough for a first date or to take your parents to without breaking the bank, or for a business lunch or dinner. As I write this now, David is currently at lunch at Maribelle's with his coworkers who came down from the main office in Michigan. Really. He just called me to taunt me that he's getting a burger, and easy access to tasty brussel sprouts while I'm stuck in my cubicle, regretting my decision to eat pop-tarts for lunch.

Pork loin ($17), served with brussel sprouts, and spiced cranberry barbecue

Turkey sandwich ($10) , with St. Andre cheese on pretzel bun served with messy and delicious red apple butter

Duck wings ($10) with housemade chipotle bbq or hellfire sauce--we got three of each

We stopped by right before service got busy. I feel a kinship with the kitchen staff--they were listening to a mix of Pennywise, Antiflag and DKM during prep. +5 points

Maribelle's on Urbanspoon


  1. That turkey sandwich looks amazing. Ms 5chw4r7z and I have been talking about this place forever, we need to get there soonish now.

  2. Molly is also bartending there some nights, so I'm sure you guys would have a good time!

  3. I've never had a bad meal there, and I've eaten there quite a few times! The homemade ketchup is outstanding! I've heard the black bean burger and the roasted asparagus are also delicious. For those who work in downtown, it makes for a really convenient lunch, too, because you're almost always out in an hour.

  4. Ooooh, I'm putting this on my calendar. Great photos!!


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