To Eat

 
Daily Oyster*

 on the half shell, with lemon $3.50

Grilled

 butter and herbs $4.25

castelvetrano olives

Sicily's finest  $7

Marcona Almonds

sea salt and olive oil  $7

WEBSTER'S FRITES

herbed salt, garlic aïoli*  $8

Romaine & Little Gems SALAD

cucumber, cherry tomato, spring radish, corn, crispy shallot, green goddess dressing  $15

 
Werp Farm Radishes

herbed butter, maldon, nasturtium $12

 
Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata

Nichols Farm tomatoes, burrata cheese, fresh basil, olive oil, maldon  $16

 
DIRTY RICE 

ground pork, jasmine rice, trinity, cajun seasoning $13

CACIO E PEPE
fresh spaghettiPecorino Romano, black pepper, Parmigiano Reggiano $19
Pan Fried Rainbow Trout*
citrus beurre blanc, fried capers, tobiko, herb salad $26
WEBSTER'S BURGER*
Slagel Farms grass-fed beef, sharp cheddar, charred-scallion aioli, shoestring potatoes, house pickles on a brioche bun $17
Cheese Board

rotating selection of 3 cheeses, preserves,

fresh fruit, baguette, $24

ala carte $8

CHARCUTERIE BOARD

all 3 meats listed below, accoutrements, bread and crackers $34

 
CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE--SOLD OUT UNTIL FRIDAY
 organic strawberry preserve, dijon mustard, toasted brioche $14
Holy cow Hard Salami
garlic and black pepper
served with dijon mustard, pickles and crackers
$14
tipsy cow hard Salami
beef and brandy, garlic and spices
served with dijon mustard, pickles and crackers
$14
Dodge City salami
pork with fennel pollen, black pepper, pink peppercorn, garlic
served with dijon mustard, pickles and crackers $14

Bread & Crackers

warmed baguette + crackers

for enjoying with multiple plates $3

Extra Bread

from La Fournette Bakery $1.5

Webster's ice cream

vanilla bean, COS extra virgin olive oil, sea salt $9

chocolate Ganache

candied hazelnuts $9

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

ISLAND CREEK OYSTERS

delivered weekly from Duxbury Inlet, Massachusetts, these are arguably the freshest oysters in Chicago

Just in time for summer

Canned Natural wine from California!

Sans Wine Co., Carbonic Carignan, Poor Ranch Vineyards, Mendocino, California

25 (375mL can = 12.7 oz)

Partners Gina Schober and Jake Stover, started Sans in 2015 with the intention of producing wines from organically grown grapes and environmentally conscience growers. They also wanted their product to reflect the environmentally conscience ideals of their farmers by packing their product in cans. Trust me folks, the days of glass bottles for everything are numbered. And, great wine can be packaged in cans. I long since wanted to bring these in to Webster's because I truly love the wines. You find aromas of blackberries, plum, violet, and even some rhubarb. Carbonic Carignan is a fantastic summer red! Definitely check out Sans!!

Distributed by Lagniappe Wines, Chicago

 

WINE BY THE GLASS

Sparkling

SURIOL 'aZIMUT,' Reserva-Brut Nature, Cava, Penedès, Spain
Glass 13 Bottle 52

In Catalan the name AZIMUT means the line between the sun and the sea.  Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada make up this vibrant Cava, it boasts a complex and intense aroma of mature white fruit, soft and elegant on the palate. Try a glass or two with our oysters and be sure to clink glasses and toast to something wonderful! This is the perfect warm weather bubbly.

Imported by Jenny & Francois Wines (VineJoy Wine Co.)

Patrice Colin 'Perles Grises,' Pineau d'Aunis, Pet-Nat, Loire Valley, France (Rosé)

Glass 13 Bottle 52

Located in the Coteaux du Vendômois, Patrice oversees the entire life of his wines from vineyard work, to vinification, and bottling. He incorporates biodiversity within his vineyards with some 150 different plants amongst the vines. Pineau d'Aunis is such a fun grape! I love its ability to be peppery and berry expressive. The wine finishes fermentation in the bottle with absolutely no sugar, juice, honey, etc, added, so expect a dry and precise sparkler here. 

Imported by Candid Wines, Chicago

LA COLLINA 'QUARESIMO,' lambrusco dell'Emilia, emilia-romagna, italy (fizzy red)

Glass 12 Bottle 48

It's back!! Quite possibly the most enjoyed Lambrusco we've offered is back and I couldn't be happier! La Collina is an organic/biodynamic farming cooperative that not only produces this gem, also vegetables, grains, livestock, bees, and dairy for Parmagiano-Reggiano. Enjoy this zippy, perky, fizzy red with meat and cheese selections.

Imported by Cream Wines, Chicago, IL

White

Xarmant (shar-mant), Txakolí (Chaw-Ko-lee) de álava, Basque, Spain 

15 (250 mL can=8.5 oz)

Summer time means "Txakoli time!" Northeast Spain's Basque Country specializes in crisp, naturally frizzante, wines typically enjoyed straight out of pouring vessel called a "porron." This is a wine meant to be enjoyed as fresh as possible and that's why I chose to offer the canned packaging. Think crisp green apple and green grapes. Acid? C'mon!

Imported by De Maison Selections (Maverick Wines, Chicago)

Leth, 'Ried Steinagrund,' Grüner veltliner, Wagram, Austria, 2020

Glass 13 Bottle 52

A recent guest was sitting at the bar working on the computer and utilizing, wait for it, a mouse and track pad! And, I thought that was so rad. It made me nostalgic for the olden days. Back in the AOL, dial up, mouse and track pad days, I was cutting my teeth as a baby sommelier. One of the first lessons you learn is "when in doubt with a difficult pairing, use a Grüner Veltliner!" Leth's wines exemplify every characteristic I recall from those well served Grüner's. Stealy, lean, white pepper, and oozing with terrior. 

Imported by The Sorting Table (H2Vino, Chicago)

Gaspard, Chenin Blanc, Touraine, Loire Valley, France, 2018

Glass 12 Bottle 48

Gaspard, a popular boys name that means "bringer of treasure," and this is exactly what this wine does. This is importer Jenny Lefcorte's personal label. The grapes come from a vineyard connection, farmed organically, around central Loire Valley. The juice spends six months on the lees picking up a wonderful aroma of lime chiffon, applesauce, and linden. Fantastic pairing with goat cheese, or the crawfish monica. 

Imported by Jenny & Francois Selections (VineJoy, Chicago)

Big Salt 'old Love,' by ovum, White blend, oregon, 2021

Glass 13 Bottle 52

Ksenija and John House, created Ovum wines over 10 years ago with the mission to bring terroir driven whites wines that reflect Oregon's array of soils and microclimates. "Old Love" is an homage to Austrian white blends where they incorporate multiple grapes, some in different fermentation vessels like Austrian cask, amphora, cement egg, and neutral barrel. Each vessel adds a unique touch to the juice and the end result. An incredibly versatile wine that is reminiscent of Chablis, Chenin, or a classic Viennese Gemischter sats. 

Distributed by Maverick Wines, Chicago

 

Orange


(Quick explanation: White wine grapes where the skins were not separated from the pressed juice and left on during the fermentation process, resulting in it’s color and texture.)
 
Matic Wines, Kerner, Štajerska, Slovenia, 2021 

Glass 13 Bottle 52  

Somewhere between the classic "orange" wines from Georgia and the those of Friuli, Italy, comes Matija Žerjav's skin contact Kerner. Kerner is a grape born out of the genetic crossing of Schiava Grosso and Riesling. Matija's grandfather illegally planted Kerner in the early 1980's, because he loved the grape and wasn't going to let bureaucracy get in the way. This wine is a real study in terrior expressing notes of grilled pineapple, lychee, and mango. But, this is not "sweet." The hilly terrain of Štajerska creates a smoky note up front, that eventually morphs into stony, mineral, and apricot.

Imported by Terraneo Wines, Chicago

sherry 

NV Bodegas Yuste, Palomino Fino, Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Andalusia, Spain

Glass 12

Yuste adopted a 19th century solera with his own to produce a complex and beguiling Manzanilla, between 8 and 10 years of age. This comes from keg and not bottle, so the Sherry “purest” can’t complain that it’s not “fresh.”

Imported by Classical Wines (High Roads Wine and Spirits, Chicago)

 

Rosé 

Karl Fritsch 'Zeit,' Zweigelt, Wagram, Austria, 2020
Glass 12 Bottle 48

Fritsch converted his vineyards to biodynamic farming, in 2006 and help found Respekt-Biodyvin, an association of Austrian/German growers who share in this philosophy. Wagram is located 40 miles Northwest of Vienna and sits on the classic blend of loess, sand, gravel, and limestone bedrock, perfect for growing Gruner Veltliner and spicy Zweigelt. Eight hours on the skins produced an unusual shade of terra cotta. An easy summer drinker, fresh cherry, plum, and oolong tea. 

Imported by Jenny & Francois Selections (VineJoy, Chicago)

Red

Raphaël Chopin 'La Savoye,' Gamay, Beaujolais-Villages, France, 2020 

Glass 13 Bottle 52

Raphaël vineyards sit just to the west of the Crus Regnie and Morgon. His Gamay feels like a it shares aspects of both of these areas. Dark and complex, like Morgon with the finesse and pretty summer flower aromatics that make Regnie an underground phenomenon amongst Bojo lovers. Reminiscent of lessor known Burgundy Pinot Noir from a region like Fixin.  

Imported by Shiverick Imports (High Road Wines, Chicago, IL)

Deux Punx, Cabernet Franc, Carneros, sonoma county, california, 2019

Glass 13 Bottle 52

I met Dan Schaaf at a wine tasting in LA, in 2018. I enjoyed the style he and his partner, Aaron Olson, created in their wines. What I was afraid of is the fact we have offered such phenomenal Cab Francs from the Loire Valley, I just couldn't justify going domestic. However, this is the perfect time for this wine. The weather is getting warmer, food is either grilled, or lighter fare, and this wine is so satisfying and enjoyable. No doubt this is fully formed, fully ripened fruit. While the bell pepper and leafy notes are there, the fruit is much fleshier and pronounced. 

Distributed by Sensus Wines, Chicago

Combel La Serré 'La Vigne juste derrière chez carbo,' Malbec/Côt, Cahors, France, 2019

Glass 12 Bottle 48

As the name implies, these vines are located in a small parcel behind the home of a fellow by the name of Carbonier, aka "Carbo," The grapes grow big and juicy which also lends itself to successfully vinify through a process called "carbonic maceration" or basically having the weight of the grapes crush themselves as yeast attaches to the sugar and fermentation takes place. The result is a delightful little drinker with some nice juicy blue fruits, soft tannins and a tad more "umf" than the Cabernet Franc. 

Imported by Louis/Dressner Selections (Maverick Wines, Chicago)

Domaine Ribiera 'Tintorela,' Cinsault/Grenache, Languedoc-Roussillon,France, NV

Glass 12 Bottle 48

Regis Pichon gave up his sommelier gig at the world famous La Tour d'Argent, and moved his family to a tiny village in the Languedoc and start making wine. It wasn't the famous Bordeaux and Burgundy wines he poured for guests that helped shape his winemaking style. Rather, it was a bottle of Pierre Overnoy that showed Regis that wine doesn't need heavy extraction and high levels of sulfur to be stable, balanced, fresh, and relatable. The softness of the Cinsault really stands out initially, but finishes with Grenache's broad spectrum of dried berries and garrigue. A great late summer sipper.  

Imported by Zev Rovine Selections (Cream Wines, Chicago)

Joachim Beurer (Jo-keem Boyr-yer) ‘Rotgut,’ Red Blend, Wurtember, Germany, 2020

Glass 12 Bottle 48

Joachim is a magician on a BMX bike (he was a European champion back in the day) and a magician in the vineyard. His style strikes you at first as brash, but that truly isn’t his style. I appreciate how subtle nuances seem to linger much longer than what you interpret at first blush. Everyone just calm down regarding the playful name. This is “good red” to be enjoyed with charcuterie, cheese, and good conversation with friends!

Imported by VomBoden, Chicago​

 

ANTANO, MONTEFALCO ROSSO, UMBRIA, ITALY, 2018

Glass 14 Bottle 56

Milziade Antano, and his father Francesco, have long been known as garagistes, by not utilizing modern equipment, and farming in the once radical "noninterventionist" style that is now becoming increadingly more common. Planted in 1975, this is a brooding, yet balanced blend of primarily Sagrantino and Merlot, with a small amount of Sangiovese. Time in the bottle has been magical for this wine. 

Imported by T. Edward's Wines (Lagniappe Wines, Chicago​)

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC

PROXIES "PASTICHE" AROMATIC WHITE, ONTARIO, CANADA

Glass 9 Bottle 45

Launched in December 2020, Proxies are a whole new form of beverage, but not "de-alcoholized" or "non-alcohol" wine. They are layered blends of juices, teas, spices and designed to be paired with food and enjoyed like a wine. "Pastiche" uses Gewurtztraminer grapes, lychee, pineapple, peach, rose vinegar, pink peppercorn, galangal, clove, bai jian white tea, oolong tea, and mosaic hops. I'm just to sold on the "de-alcoholized" wines I've tasted. This I found to be the better alternative to wine for its complexity and body.

Distributed by Maverick Wines

 

BEER ON DRAFT

Stiegl 'Paracelsus,' Bio-Zwickl, Austria

[5.% 12 oz] 7

Only controlled biological farming of malt, hops, and barley, and wheat, are used in the brewing process for this incredible offering from Stiegl! It's cloudy, unfiltered body preserves all of the natural nutrients. This beer is only around for a limited time, so take advantage! 

Burnt city brewery 'Raptor snacks," IPA, Chicago

[7% 12 oz] 7

"Citra and experimental HBC-630 hops get together to lend delectable notes of tropical fruit and hard candy to this local west coast-style IPA. Hop-forward, but not aggressively bitter. A good beer to pair with a wide range of foods."--Ben Saller, Brewer, and friend of ours

Cider 

Tandem Cidery 'Smackintosh,' Apple Cider, Suttons Bay, Michigan​

[4.5%, 16 oz] 7

Handcrafting their cider with a traditional rack and cloth press, standard fermentation, and a little Leelanau County love, Nikki Rothwell and Dan Young have been producing some truly delicious ciders since 2006. A blend of McIntosh (for some sweet), Rhode Island Greenings (for some dry), and Northern Sky (for palate pleasing acidity) apples come together for an awesome summer cider.

Julien Fremont, Apple Cidre Brut, Normandy, France, 2020 ​

[6%, 750ml] 28

Julien crafts a unique style of cidre in the most natural process possible. All the apples are hand harvested, pressed through a web cloth to extract every bit of juice possible, then racked into wooden vats. He does not add any sulfur at any point, so the fermentation continues in the bottle. 

SAKE IN a CAN

bushido ‘way of the warrior,’ Junmai Ginjo Sake, Kyoto, Japan

[18%, 180mL] 12

This clean, refreshing sake is a great representation of traditional Junmai Ginjo style; watermelon rind, pear, tart berries.