Mott St

Mott Stuff

Mott St, by the Numbers

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You know Ruxbin.

Little place. Hard to get into. One of the best restaurants in America, some say. Well, the team behind it just opened Mott St, a freewheeling culinary playground a few blocks north. It’s a relaxed, concrete-and-exposed-wood kind of place. You’ll go here for your typical night of Mexican-Korean spring rolls, Slovenian rosé on the patio and, of course, giant feasts of roasted fish heads.

Actually, maybe it’s best to just let the numbers do the talking.

0: Signs on the front of the building.

5:30pm: Time you’ll find people starting to line up in front.

64: Seats inside.

30: Seats on the patio.

0: Seats on the patio by 6:45pm yesterday.

1: Vodkas available.

3: Malörts available.

1: Cocktails with tapioca balls (it’s called Storms in Spring, sort of a Dark and Stormy meets bubble tea).

3: Pork dishes on the menu, including whiskey-marinated pork neck.

50: Percent chance you’ll order Funky Miso just because it’s called Funky Miso.

$200: Price of Fish Head with Black Bean Sauce for Six

24: Hours of advance notice that you need to order it.

At least 3: Times you’ll say, “Am I seriously eating a fish head right now?”


Mott St
1401 N Ashland Ave
(at Blackhawk)
Chicago, IL, 60622


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