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Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine

53 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601-5904
+1 312-658-1250
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
“baguette” (5 reviews)
“jamon serrano” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Deli, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
53 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601-5904
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This tiny little cheese and wine shop bustles with energy and excitement. A mix of tourists and regulars are trying and buying cheese and are contemplating one of the many bottles of wine. We, however, went for one thing -- sandwiches. A small menu of...More

Thank Catzmother
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I had the sandwich with figs and blue cheese. The bread was very hard and the meat was very fatty. They slap these sandwiches together so fast that nothing is evenly assembled. I had to open it up to spread everything around. In the end...More

Thank TxTravelPro
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Yes, you can find good quality food in the US, but usually you need to pay a lot for it and need to look for it for a long time. But Portillo's gives you fresh and great ingredients and artisanal cheese in the middle of...More

Thank anitak771
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Last meal in Chicago. Left hotel and on way to airport. Used location services and this was TA highest rating close by. Was very much in the mood for a fresh, organic, crunchy baguette. As well as sitting down with my mother to enjoy the...More

1  Thank Mahulu
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Pastoral has two locations in Chicago, this one on Lake St as well as the French Market in the Ogilvy train station on Canal. I stop here at least once a week for cheese, bread, pate, the most amazing butter and other treats. This is...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Staff are so cool. Helped me out when I gave them an obtuse request to 'make me a plate of cheese and crackers that will impress my new boss'. They were really great and taught me all about the options they selected for me then...More

Thank Will C
Reviewed 19 March 2015

This is one of my absolute favorite places to eat in Chicago. Quality ingredients and delicious food!!!

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 12 January 2015

We stopped by to investigate the store and were pleasantly surprised. We purchased a baguette, several cheeses, Spanish almonds and a bottle of wine. The customer service is excellent and offered suggestions, samples and ideas for us. The bread and cheeses were very fresh. I...More

1  Thank Alice A
Reviewed 16 December 2014

I work right by this place and pass it daily. I pop in quite frequently to grab a bottle of wine, some olives, and cheese. Everything I have purchased or sampled has been delicious and the staff is very helpful as well.

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 12 December 2014

In the Loop and in need of something non-franchise to eat. Happened by Pastoral and found exactly what I needed, delicious artisanal cheese and salami sandwiches at a reasonable price. Staff is knowledgeable and skilled, selections are well-selected. The only reason I am not rating...More

Thank Edgar B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601-5904
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-658-1250
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