We tend to dine out for two days in a row every other weekend and have tried approx. 150 restaurants in Chicago over the last 10 years. This was our 8th time dining at Travelle over the past 4 to 5 years, usually for dinner. We were a little surprised to find the restaurant quiet on a Friday evening (they are usually crowded on a weekend). Moreover, their menu was limited. However, the food and drink did not disappoint.
We had the beet salad--beets prepared 7 ways, the wayghru beef tartare--chilled but each bite was excellent, the miso cod, and one the best long island duck that I have had. We finished off with their "Expresso" dessert--which was heavenly. Note: the portions are on the smaller side but filling none the less.
This restaurant is an example of quality over quantity, gourmet over gourmand, excellence over mediocrity.
The ambiance was great and the servers took time to explain the dishes and were very attentive. Will return again (sooner the next time).