Barrel House Social
Modern gastro pub with smoke-centric dishes in downtown La Grange
Located at the heart of pedestrian-friendly La Grange, Barrel House Social at 100 W. Burlington (708 469-7529) offers whiskey-and-smoke infused dishes in a warm, rustic setting with barrel wood and brick accents. Executive chef Sean Sanders, who earned his apron at various downtown Chicago eateries, brings an unexpected twist to familiar plates, such as the bourbon-glazed salmon appetizer or the shareable cheesy bacon dip -— a creamy, spicy blend of house-made bacon jam and cream cheese, plus Fresno peppers for a sweet kick.
A popular entrée is the Wild Boar Shepherd’s Burger, topped with mashed potatoes and peas. A deli-style sandwich made with house-cured and smoked pastrami is the star of a sandwich menu that also includes vegetarian and vegan options.
Barrel House serves just one dessert — a butter-whiskey s’mores parfait. A robust drinks menu includes cocktails, craft beers and 50 whiskeys, along with a whiskey-based Social Punch.Edit Module