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Closed! Enjoy the memories!

The sauce is the strength of the butter-poached shrimp, but it masks the dish.

The sauce is the strength of the butter-poached shrimp, but it masks the dish.

Tammy and I were so excited about Otom, Moto’s sister restaurant, that we went there right when it opened last summer. Then we went again to see how Otom evolved. Did the food and menu live up to our expectations? Listen in and find out.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:11 The mirror image of Moto for less?
01:12 – 02:48 Striking while the iron is hot and again later — planning our review
02:49 – 05:00 Accessibility efforts and simply impeccable service
05:01 – 08:07 The mac and cheese evolution, huge shrimp, and the Moto-influence
08:08 – 09:08 Picture and sound upgrades inspire cackling with glee
09:09 – 10:07 Honoring the meat
10:08 – 11:01 Cod and sea bass with odd pairings
11:02 – 12:43 Creativity and finding a niche with stiff competition all around
12:44 – 14:37 Dessert leftovers redeemed by Glunz
14:38 – 16:28 A little more wine appreciation
16:29 – 18:32 Ratings and sign off

Otom
951 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL

Bridget’s Otom Ratings:
Food Quality: 3/5
Value: 3/5
Service: 5/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Overall: 7/10

Tammy’s Otom Ratings:
Food Quality: 3/5
Value: 2/5
Service: 5/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Overall: 5/10

Average price per person: $100 will allow you to taste a little bit of everything.

The sweet potato flan is a good finisher, but we didn't clean the plate.

The sweet potato flan is a good finisher, but we didn't clean the plate.

We’re making our wine at Beverage Art Brewing & Winemaking.

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