**** (4 stars)
River North can definitely use a good fried chicken place, and Gus’s fits the bill.
The place is surprisingly large. I was pleasantly surprised that table service was available.
Basically, you’re going to have chicken. You can have a breast, a thigh, a leg, a wing or any combination thereof. I had a half chicken so I could try them all. My favorite was the wing, which had the perfect crust to meat ration.
As you can tell from the name, the crust is spicy–not so hot you can’t taste anything else, but definitely spicy. It’s also nice and crisp, and not greasy (except maybe for the thigh).
The accompanying Cole slaw was delicious, with just the right hint of sweetness. The beans were pretty good too.
Prices are good.
There’s a limited selection of beer, and probably the only reasonably priced bottle of Dom Perignon in all of River North!
Being brand new there were minor service and equipment issues, but overall a very good experience.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
401 N State St