First Look: Jam's New Logan Square Location

First Look

Slideshows of new restaurants.

[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger]

After closing its very popular Ukrainian Village location over a month ago, Jam quietly showed off its flashy new Logan Square digs this past weekend. Though not officially open, I decided to stop by for a couple of visits to see how the menu had changed since the move. (Currently, it is not online.) Also, I selfishly wanted to get in before the crowds found out and descended.

Don't worry about the menu; the favorites are still here, including the truly excellent French toast and the egg-topped Jamburger. As for new items, you'll now be able to find pappardelle and a salad Niçoise on the menu. For the most part, though, this is a restaurant that knows its strengths and is sticking to them.

The biggest changes come after brunch. That's when it rolls out a daily Blue Plate Special starting at 5 p.m. (The Lake Superior whitefish with caper-tarragon remoulade sounds particularly tempting.) The full breakfast and lunch menu will also be available until 9 p.m.—just in case you'd rather feast on pumpkin pancakes with a maple meringue and peptio brittle.

If you've been missing Jam for the past month, reacquaint yourself by checking out the slideshow above.

Jam 3057 West Logan Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60647 (map); 773-292-6011
jamrestaurant.com