• Zagat: Chicago’s 12 Best Beer Gardens

    #4 Frontier – The seasonal beer garden at this adventurous American mixes the rustic charm of a cabin in the wilderness with all the urban necessities, including a fireplace, full bar and protective covering for the cold winter months. Gather friends for the whole-animal service or just a round of…

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  • 50 Things You Need To Eat In Chicago Before You Die

    #50 – Frontier You have yet to conquer Chicago’s carnivorous landscape until you’ve seen a cherry wood-smoked pig (or boar or goat) carved into it’s many usable and delicious parts. FULL STORY

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  • Best Burger in Chicago

    BEST BURGER IN CHICAGO – 15 MOUTHWATERING CHOICES “Frontier offers up compelling burger options that will be hard to stray away from. Their standard burger comes from one of the best butcher shops in Chicago – Butcher & Larder. The aged cheddar is complemented by their smoked tomato ketchup in a…

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  • Interior Design Magazine: 15 Chicago Restaurants for Designers

    Frontier “Should you really want to break away from the Mart, head on over to what’s referred to as “the edge of civilization,” aka West Town. Your palate should have that same sense of adventure, since nature dictates what’s on the menu. There are sausages made out of wild boar…

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  • 11 Chicago Restaurants For A Big Birthday Dinner

    Perfect For: A Whole Smoked Animal “Frontier does whole animal service and it’s perfect for groups. Set it up ahead of time so you can plan on ordering everything from a whole roasted pig to a smoked alligator stuffed with chickens. It’ll be different, that’s for sure.” FULL STORY

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  • The Best Drinking Patios in America

    #1 Frontier – Nothing says “summer” like Frontier shedding its protective patio covering, and nothing says “outdoors” quite like feasting on a whole animal — except maybe cutting down a redwood while feasting on said whole animal. Since there are no redwoods in the middle of Chicago, go for the whole alligator or…

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  • Frontier in Check, Please!

    Frontier offers a unique dining experience in a rustic tavern atmosphere. The menu includes a variety of exotic meat options and inventive side combinations.   Groups can enjoy whole animal service carved tableside served family style with sides.  The menu also includes exotic meats like bison, kangaroo, turtle, or alligator.  The…

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  • Chicago Food & Drink Approves

    I’d been hearing about Frontier restaurant, 1072 N. Milwaukee, for quite a long time. I’d driven by it a few times and noticed it sat seemingly all by itself on an unprepossessing stretch of Milwaukee Ave. Guess that in itself made me tend not to want to rush over. But…

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  • Fat Tuesday Feasting

      Just because you’re stuck in Chicago this winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the vivid flavors and warm hospitality of the Big Easy. Here are a few local joints that serve Cajun and Creole cuisine year-round, and they’re getting into the spirit this Fat Tuesday.   1. Frontier 1072 N.…

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  • #1 Birthday Dinner!

    From a restaurant that specializes in whole-animal roasts to a charming Tuscan-inspired wine cellar, here are seven of Chicago’s best spots for celebrating a birthday. ① Frontier, West Town A 12-seat chef’s table offers an intimate look into chef Brian Jupiter’s open kitchen and allows guests a genuine “kitchen-to-table” experience. For…

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