Fall is a time for comfort foods, and people look for new recipes that make meals and sides great. A favorite side dish that is almost always on a dinner menu is mashed potatoes. Top Chicago restaurants know the tastes of their guests and are always searching for new ways to serve up this traditional favorite. The next time you pick up a menu, have a second look at the appetizers…you might have an opportunity to taste a modern twist on this classic side. Here are some Chicago restaurants that have made mashed potatoes truly unique.

David Burke’s Primehouse
616 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 660-6000

Primehouse gained instant fame after foodies discovered that Chef David Burke owned his own bull. Because of this, Primehouse is a destination for locals and tourists who are searching for the some of the best steaks and meals available. Along with meals like the 55-day ribeye and the lobster and crab pot pie, Primehouse offers the side of basil whipped potatoes that can make for a a gorgeous dinner.

Meatloaf Bakery
2464 N. Clark St.
Chicago,IL 60614
(773) 698-6667

How many different ways can you serve meatloaf? The Meatloaf Bakery finds many inventive ways to serve this classic meal, and it does the same with its mashed potatoes. Here you can choose between its cheesy taters, made with different cheeses, garlic spuds, with a taste of garlic, and yukon smashers, a more traditional version of mashed potatoes. Next time you stop for a delicious meatloaf meal at The Meatloaf Bakery, don’t forget to try the mashed potatoes.

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Hugo’s Frog Bar and Fish House
1024 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 640-0999

Hugo’s Frog Bar and Fish House is known for its distinctive menu of seafood and steaks. In addition to some of the very best meals served in Chicago, Hugo’s serves a mashed potato side with a red wine brown gravy that makes this classic absolutely fantastic. With exceptional meals like the Van Well Family Farm lamb chops and the bone-in sirloin, Hugo’s Frog Bar is a great destination for great food.

Cape Cod Room at the Drake Hotel
140 E. Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-2200

The Drake Hotel has become famous for its pristine service, and its Cape Cod Room is no different. It serves a variety of seafood meals beyond comparison, and its side dishes reflect the dinners. The Cape Cod Room’s buttermilk whipped potatoes is a wonderful side to enjoy along with other delicious dishes like the Maine lobster thermidor and the Duroc Farms pork chop.

Carmichael’s Chicago Steakhouse
1052 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 433-0025

Carmichael’s is exactly what Chicagoans want in a steakhouse. Locals love its extensive dinner choices with everything from ribs to steaks. Carmichael’s menu is made complete with great sides like the mashed sweet potatoes, along with the traditional garlic mashed potatoes. Whether you are feeling like your favorite classic or you are ready to try something new, you’ll never go wrong at Carmichael’s.

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