*** (3 stars)
The emphasis here is on bourbon and whiskey in either cocktails or by the glass. It’s a decent list, but there are plenty of places in town with more cocktail offerings and more extensive spirits lists. The most interesting offering is probably the flight of three versions of the Sazerac.
The food menu is compact, but has a decent variety. We tried a half dozen items, and although there were no home runs, it was all fine. We had the spiced nuts and bacon, Brussels sprouts, biscuit, crudo, bone marrow and the burger. The best items were the fries that came with the burger, which were perfectly crisp on the outside but fluffy inside, and the bone marrow, which was really more about the oxtail than the marrow.
We finished with the Spanish coffee, which was flamed at tableside, but probably not worth the $25 price tag. The rest of the prices seemed reasonable.
Service was adequate, but not what you could call attentive.
Baptiste & Bottle
101 E Erie St
Chicago, IL 60611