Bars and taverns aren't typically known for having the best food in the world, but Grant Park's Republic Social House is attempting to raise its game. Republic has unveiled a new "chef-driven" menu after owner Megan Gilbert revamped the bar's cuisine.
"We've always been a great bar that happens to serve food, but now with the new menu, we're focusing on great food that happens to be served at a bar," Gilbert said.
Among the new dishes a bistro salad with grilled chicken, greens, red onion, sliced pear, goat cheese, and walnuts and crispy Brussels sprouts topped with cucumber wasabi dipping sauce. An assortment of flatbreads with housemade dough are in the works as well.
Republic's food offerings are available at lunch and dinner, and Gilbert plans to begin brunch service soon. Take a look at the revamped menu below.