Our heart burned last week when we saw an imploration on LTHForum last week for us, in particular, to put NXXT Restaurant & Bar’s menu online. Well, ask and ye shall receive, apparently. NXXT, located in, um, East Humboldt/West Ukie Village or something, is an upscale American comfort food restaurant with a pretty hip interior aesthetic. The guy who designed it was kind enough to put up a website whence we snatched the above photo.
As for the food, we rated it a $$$$ (meaning entrees average between $18 and $24), which is technically true but it glosses over the wide range of entree prices, from the $9 10oz Angus burger with sweet potato fries or grilled Vermont cheddar on “hearty” toast with roasted tomato bisque to the $28 grilled bone-in Kansas City cut sirloin with spinach and giant tater tots or the $30 seared lamb chops with wild mushrooms ragout and cauliflower puree.
These four items should be enough to orient you to the restaurant’s pulse of semi-sophisticated riffs on classic American dishes. The reason everyone is doing upscale comfort food these days is…everyone likes it! And it seems like NXXT is doing a good job so far, impressing patrons with its fashion-forward interior, professional service, and especially the tasty burgers. It looks like this place has some real traction.
NXXT Restaurant & Bar [leonardo bonanni]
Nxxt in West Ukrainian Village (East Humboldt Park?) [LTHForum]