Mesa Cincuenta y Quatro,
table 54, the best seat in the house.

Perfect for celebrations, date night or
a delicious meal you want to share with a friend.
Our chef’s counter is a front row seat to all the action. Seated as close as you can get to our 12 ft hearth,
join us on a culinary adventure inspired
by the traditions of Argentina.

The chef’s counter accommodates 2 guests, for larger groups ask about our Hearth table (Max 12).

It all began when Executive Chef and Owner, John Manion, moved to São Paulo, Brazil, at eight years old. With his family he spent the following five years soaking in the culture and food of a place that was very far from home. “I had a culinary epiphany at a very young age being exposed to so many new things,” he says. “Since then, I’ve always really romanticized food, cooking, and travel.”

Food, cooking, and travel are what let him to Argentina. In Buenos Aires, he fell in love with the tradition of live fire cooking. Today, he brings those traditions to your plate. With the influences of Argentina, Chef John Manion calls on his 20 years of experience in Chicago to give you a ten-course tasting to remember.

10 Course tasting, $120 per person


Libation Pairings (optional)
o   Pairings - $85pp
o   Premium Pairings - $100pp
o   Non-Alcoholic Pairings - $40pp
If you choose to forgo pairings, libations will be added a la carte.

Celebratory confections
o   Individual anniversary or birthday cake  mp

Details to note:

o   One seating per evening - guest may choose a time between 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
o   We ask that guests follow the same dietary restrictions
    (i.e., pescatarians, gluten-free, shellfish allergies, dislikes)

o   We apologize for any inconvenience we are unable to accommodate vegans and vegetarians
o   Our chefs will be your guide to this personalized experience
o   All gratuities will go to the chefs that work the line that evening

* Please note, much like a campfire, you will be seated close to the open flame, things will get cozy. Turtlenecks not recommended. 

For questions or to make a reservation fill out the following:

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5 pm - 8 pm Monday - Saturday
Are your dates flexible? Are you celebrating?