Greg Baxtrom already runs two of the most popular restaurants in his neighborhood of Prospect Heights: the farm-to-table stunner Olmsted, and Maison Yaki, a French restaurant operating under the guise of a rowdy Japanese yakitori. And this after a career’s-worth of cooking in the fine-dining kitchens of Alinea, Per Se, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

But Baxtrom is far from finished feeding us, and right before the pandemic hit he signed a lease on a sprawling space on Vanderbilt Avenue and set about creating something new. Now, more than two years, innumerable delays, and one major change of direction later–it was initially going to be a raw bar–we finally have Patti Ann’s, Baxtrom’s ode to his native Chicago, Midwest comfort food, and his mom Patti Ann, a retired elementary school teacher who he describes as being “as bubbly as a human can possibly be.”

Scott Lynch / Gothamist Greg Baxtrom already runs two of the most popular restaurants in his neighborhood of Prospect Heights: the farm-to-table stunner Olmsted, and Maison Yaki, a French restaurant operating under the guise of a rowdy Japanese yakitori. And this after a career’s-worth of cooking in the fine-dining […]

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