Lutz Cafe & Pastry Shop, Chicago

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2458 W. Montrose 773-478-7785

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    Lutz'
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    Lutz on Montrose
    by pedersdottir
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    Lutz - Continental Cafe and Pastry Shop: Shhh! keep this one under your hat!

    by pedersdottir Updated May 10, 2004

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    Lutz on Montrose

    So far Lutz's has been a secret destination for locals in the know. Exceptional German and Austrian pastries like Schwartzwalderkirschtorte, Sahntorte, Mochatorte, Rumkrokant - or Obsttorte are elegantly served up with coffee or tea in the Viennese manner.

    To complement your dessert, a light lunch or supper menu is available. With a new owner, the cafe is launching breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday 7:30 AM to noon. The Cafe is closed on Monday. (The plain exterior gives little hint of the Viennese charm inside. For a lovely interior view see Yooperprof's Chicago Restaurant tip.)

    Favorite Dish: The quiche and salad plates are very tasty. For a heartier appetite the goulash soup followed by schnitzel should be just the thing.

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    Lutz's: VT meet a la Vienna

    by yooperprof Written Mar 10, 2004

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    central europe comes to chi-town

    A touch of Europe on the northside, Lutz's will give you that gem├╝tlichkeit feeling all over. The restaurant exudes a timeless charm, and it's been a favorite with locals for decades. Now under new ownerships, Lutz's is planning to retain all the best features that make it a memorable destination. This is a place to see the ladies who lunch, and you'll be glad to join them in the tasty and lite entrees. Be sure to save room for one of Lutz's memorable pastry concoctions. Sympatico coffee, too. Thanks, pedersdottir, for introducing me to this place!

    Favorite Dish: Don't be put off by the rather industrial exterior of the building!

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    Lutz's: Lutz's

    by dlandt Updated Jul 10, 2003

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    Lutz's is a small, family owned restaurant and bakery that also makes fine chocolates. The restaurant is kind of Continental, some say more German, but they don't have stuff like red cabbage and sauerkraut, and things you would expect to find in a German restaurant. The desserts are naturally delicious and this was my Grandmother's favorite bakery when she was about 30. Its also very quiet and unassuming.

    Favorite Dish: The desserts, definitely.

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