• An Alinea vet to the rescue at Lincoln Park's White Oak Tavern & Inn

    An Alinea vet to the rescue at Lincoln Park's White Oak Tavern & InnOriginal publisher: Mike Sula for The Chicago Reader
    Date of Publication: January 23, 2015

    Credit goes to owner John Manilow (brother of Check, Please! producer David), who shuttered his family-friendly comfort-food joint John’s Place (the Lakeview location is still running) and tapped Trio and Alinea vet John Asbaty to open this very different sort of restaurant. But don’t expect any manipulated modernist takes on kale salad or rainbow trout. For six years Asbaty ran the kitchen at the South Loop Italian deli and sandwich shop Panozzo’s, and his cooking continues to be grounded in simple, real food executed with exceptional technique.

  • Diner's Review on LTH Forum.com

    Diner's Review on LTH Forum.comOriginal publisher: Reviewer BR on LTH Forum.com
    Date of Publication: January 11, 2015

    Fans of the sadly departed Panozzo’s will at least be happy to know that John Asbaty, Panozzo’s former chef, is now the chef at White Oak Tavern. He brought at least one trusted kitchen person over with him (forgot her name, but she presides over the bar). And White Oak is owned by John Manilow (brother of Check, Please! producer David Manilow) and his wife. Though you may recall John’s cooking at Panozzo’s to be less complex and more rustic, don’t forget that he previously cooked at both Trio and Alinea.

  • 10 more new restaurants we're dying to try

    10 more new restaurants we're dying to tryOriginal publisher: Jason Q. Freed for Restaurant Hospitality
    Date of Publication: January 09, 2015

    “A community-minded tavern featuring sophisticated food and drink driven by the seasons and our local farmers,” say husband-and-wife owners John and Lynn Manilow. How can you pass on a place self-described like that? We love the idea of a combination restaurant, bar and lodging option.

  • The Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now, January 2015

    The Hottest Restaurants in Chicago Right Now, January 2015Original publisher: Daniel Gerzina for Eater.com
    Date of Publication: January 08, 2015

    More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort.

    And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the ‘it’ places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change on a regular basis to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.

  • White Oak Tavern & Inn Takes on Farm-to-Table in Lincoln Park

    White Oak Tavern & Inn Takes on Farm-to-Table in Lincoln ParkOriginal publisher: Sarah Freeman for Zagat
    Date of Publication: December 10, 2014

    While a farm-to-table restaurant serving local beers and cocktails using small-batch spirits isn’t anything new, White Oak Tavern & Inn turns things up a few notches with its housemade breads, a one-of-a-kind cheese selection sourced from 1871 Dairy in Wheaton and a lodging option via two upstairs apartments.





Make Reservations Below

1200 w webster ave
chicago, il 60614

will reopen for lunch early spring 2017

tuesday through thursday 5p-9:30p
friday & saturday 5p-10p
closed sunday & monday

saturday & sunday 9:30a – 3p


We accept reservations one calendar month to the date. Reservations can be made through the restaurant for brunch and dinner for up to 8 guests.