Citysearch Editorial Review.
This Ravenswood hangout teeters the line between swanky Middle Eastern restaurant and chill neighborhood sports bar. Thumping club tracks and dark crimson booths lining the namesake reddish brick walls produce a lounge-y vibe, which is counteracted by flatscreens tuned to European soccer matches, old beer signs and a portrait of Al Capone. This yo-yo effect spills over into the menu, which runs the gamut from Italian to Turkish to burgers. Chalk it up to an Italian-Turkish owner, an Italian chef and a desire to lure Chicagoans with something out of the ordinary. Light and cheesy zucchini pancakes, a smattering of simplistic pizzas and the rich, housemade baklava are crowd favorites from the value-focused grub menu.