Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap (Blackhawks Bar)
Address: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (opposite gate E3), Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Website: http://stanleyskitchenandtap.com/
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stanleys-Kitchen-and-Tap/217893151409
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/StanleysChicago
Date / Time Visited: 10:30AM on 24 February 2014
Genre: Chain Restaurant
Here are some of our thoughts (please listen to the podcast for a complete description):
Ambiance / description of place / music / WIFI
Chris – Surrounded by Chicago Blackhawks memorabilia. Colours match the team. Replica Stanley cups. Music playing hits of the 80’s and 90’s.
Greeting / Reception
Chris – Self-seating, but greeted almost immediately.
Chris – Airport reasonable.
Chris – Lots of burger choices, half-dozen starters, salads.
Smell / look / taste of Redneck Poutine
Chris – it thought I was going to get something swimming in gravy such as in Quebec – very different. Skinny fries, just enough gravy and cheese to make things stick together (clump) without long strings of cheese. Not much Jalapeno taste, but the bacon was salty and crunchy – big fan! Green onions added a nice little flavour “kick” without being out of place.
Smell / look / taste of Fried Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chris – actually shaped more like cookie dough balls than flat baked cookies. Nice use of caramel and powdered sugar to decorate. Hard exterior (need a knife to cut to ~10mm crust), but gooey insides – almost like pudding. Very rich chocolate taste – couldn’t eat too much of it – make sure you share this with someone. Aftertaste a little bit salty (course salt crunch). Not as good as the poutine, but very interesting.
Why we chose menu items
Chris – Didn’t want a big meal, but there a few things that looked interesting.
Service / wait staff knowledge
Chris – Good knowledge of the menu for recommendations.
Overall dining experience
Chris – Chairs comfortable enough (wood with no padding), decent location, lots of TVs featuring sports, can buy Blackhawk souvenirs.
Would we go again
Chris – Absolutely – I want to try more things on their menu.