Here's another review I did for Time Out...and I'm not kidding when I say that Kiko's is amazing. The bean soup knocked my socks off and all of the meat dishes were top notch. Ahhh, but what do you expect from a restaurant attached to a butcher shop? The bread is killer as well, so if you find yourself up toward North Lincoln, make sure to stop in even if just for some fresh baked loaves. Just don't be a dummy like me and abandon your bread at the bar down the road after getting all jazzed up on too many espressos!
Kiko's Market and Restaurant
Address: 5077 N Lincoln Ave Lincoln Square/Ravenswood, Chicago
Hours: Lunch, dinner
Travel: El: Brown to Western. Bus: 11, 49 (24 hrs), X49, 81 (24 hrs)
Prices:Average main course: $9
Don't be alarmed by the sounds and flurry of activity at this quaint butcher shop cum restaurant; it's just the Bosnian butchers in back of the attached market hacking up the day's meat. Better to focus on the divine sausages tucked into homemade bread, the chubby ground beef patties oozing with fresh, mild cheese and the hearty bowls of bean soup. If you opt to eat in but still don't want to leave empty handed, wander through the open doorway to the adjoining shop to pick up a variety of meats, Bosnian specialty foods and crusty breads on the cheap.