Restaurant Review: Chicago, Illinois

Income Tax



A wine bar named after a classic cocktail, a bottle list that outsells by-the-glass selections, and a menu designed around the wine list: This is Income Tax, a new reason to head to Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. Owner Nelson Finch and general manager Collin Moody have put together a wine program that’s steeped in the classics, with just the right amount of trendy wines. You could go baller and order the 1989 Dunn Howell Mountain for $250, but the list’s heart lies in the $50 range, where you can score things like Frank Cornelissen Contadino Rosso for $55. And you can order a half-bottle of virtually anything on the list. Chef Ryan Henderson organizes his plates by country, making it simple to discover brilliant regional pairings like pan con tomate with Toro Albalá’s Eléctrico Fino En Rama Sherry, or coq au vin and a 2008 Sylvain Pataille Bourgogne Rouge.


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