Service is friendly and prompt but tentative and uninformed. Our waiter was not always familiar with the components in a dish, how they were prepared or whether a plate was recently altered.
Tribute has promise and, to be fair, it had a rocky, sad start. The first chef, Paul Wildermuth, died suddenly before the restaurant opened. A planned opening in the spring was delayed when his successor left abruptly. Mr. Letrero moved up from executive sous chef to executive chef in May.
Time may smooth out kinks such as mixed execution, but until Tribute overhauls its puzzling lunch menu, business diners in the South Loop best look elsewhere.
Food critics don't always align with the general consumers tastes or opinions, so just to be fair, we thought we would take a quick look at Yelp to get a sense of how the general public feels. So far the average yelp rating is 3 out of 5 stars. So take it for what its worth.
(Hat tip: Nic!)