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Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

#738 of 7,716 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown / The Loop
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53 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601-5904
+1 312-658-1250
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10:30 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Saint Meinrad, Indiana
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is a small business in downtown Chicago. It specializes in a variety of cheeses and wines. Although it's pricey, the quality is superb. Can't wait to go again ! They will give you samples of the cheeses and olives.

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Thank Michael M
Westchester County NY
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101 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

If you have a craving for a really high-quality cheese and crusty bread, stroll over. The help is truly helpful. But be prepared to dig deep for your picnic lunch from here. A small loaf of beer bread, ($4.88), less than quarter pound of pecorino reserve ($6.67), 3rd pound of Reading Rachlette from Vermont (6.38) and .45 pounds of ChallerHocker... More 

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Thank bouncebackmom
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a quick lunch in the loop this lovely cheese shop offers artisan sandwiches with delicious combinations of ingredients. Located a 10 minute walk from the Art Institute of Chicago this is the perfect place for a quick bite. The sandwiches are huge, the quality is exceptional and you are supporting a local business. Most of... More 

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Thank Roldan L
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Timing is everything with this shop. With only a few tables and servers and being quite popular, this small shop can get quickly over-crowded. The first time we stopped by, a tour group stepped in the door right behind us and soon there were almost twenty people milling around. We took our sandwiches and ran. They were good enough that... More 

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1 Thank Chuck C
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Was here during a very busy weekday lunch. Very limited seating. Three 2 seaters with only 4 chairs. It is a cute shop filled with sandwiches and even an olive and garlic bar. Amazing looking cheese selection as well. The cheese monger gave me a free sample of Gutensberg, shaved with a knife. Fancy knife skills sir. A table of... More 

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1 Thank Stacy P
Springfield, Illinois, Usa
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is an excellent place to pick up some cheese meat and bread/crackers! You can dine in or take it with you. The staff was exceptionally helpful and you can have a taste of anything to help you make the right decision. Further, Each item whether a piece or a few slices is individually wrapped. Item that cost $40 a... More 

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Thank Jim R
Marriottsville, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Average sandwich. A very pretentious staff who could care less about its customers. No mid western charm here

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Thank suemayo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a great place for artisan sandwiches: the aroma of cheese and a great bread is so delicious here! if you like sandwiches, check out this place.

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Thank kzha
Grass Valley, California
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

A really great selection of cheeses from everywhere. The meats (salame, proscuittos etc.) were beautiful and plentiful as well.

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Thank GVTraveller
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped in here by chance to grab some cheese and wine to take back to my hotel room. They have a nice selection of wine (and reasonably priced) and great selection of cheese. I ended up purchasing one of their cheese plates and it was great- great hard cheese, pate, ham and baguette. If you are in a hurry-... More 

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Thank Jennifer S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:00
Thursday
10:30 - 20:00
Friday
10:30 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601-5904
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-658-1250

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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