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Mable's Table To Open In Former Jane's In Bucktown On Monday

By Alisa Hauser | October 13, 2017 5:15pm | Updated on October 16, 2017 9:59am
 Cocktails, porchetta, chopped salad and chicken fried steak at Mable's Table.
Cocktails, porchetta, chopped salad and chicken fried steak at Mable's Table.
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BUCKTOWN — In a fast turnover, the former Jane's in Bucktown will become the mom-inspired Mable's Table.

Chef Anthony Reyes, who owns and operates Mable's Table, announced in a news release on Friday that Mable's Table will open on Monday.

Jane's closed in July.

Located at 1655 W. Cortland St. in a quaint 1890s brick cottage, Reyes will feature a menu inspired by his grandma Adele and mom Mable's traditional recipes.

Mable's Table will be open from 4-11 p.m. for dinner from Monday-Saturday.

Reyes said he is excited to share his family recipes with the community, including Mable's favorite porchetta.

"Some folks collect spoons, thimbles or stamps. My mother collected hungry hearts: friends, family, friends of friends, the downtrodden or the less fortunate she just met on the street. Hand in hand went 'Come on in and let’s gets you something to eat' and 'sit on down talk to me?'” Reyes wrote on the restaurant's website.

The menu is still being tweaked, but Reyes said it will feature small plates such as an American country ham and cheese board, pan-roasted mussels, zucchini carpaccio, hand-cut steak and chops, porchetta, lemon rosemary chicken and grilled oysters.

Weekly specials will include Mable’s meatloaf, king crab legs and chicken and waffles, to name a few.

Reyes, formerly an executive chef at Fig & Olive, earned culinary degrees from the Hospitality Institute of Chicago and the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and credits many outstanding chefs and restaurateurs for their influence during his 20-year career, according to a news release.

In 2006, Chicago Style featured Reyes one of the Top 20 chefs in Chicago and Reyes was one of three chefs selected to prepare President George W. Bush’s 60th birthday dinner in Chicago.

For more information, visit Mable's Table website, or its Facebook page. Hours are 4 - 11 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. Ph: 773-904-7433.

Chef Reyes demonstrating how he makes his mom's porchetta. [Courtesy of Christine Bachman]