To Eat

 
Daily Oyster*

 on the half shell, with lemon $3.75

Grilled

Chef's pistou butter $4.25

castelvetrano olives

Sicily's finest  $7

Marcona Almonds

seasoned with an herb/spice blend  $6

WEBSTER'S FRITES

herbed salt, garlic aïoli*  $7

Romaine & Little Gems SALAD

cucumber, cherry tomato, spring radish, corn, crispy shallot, green goddess dressing  $14

CAPRESE SALAD

buratta, cherry tomatoes, basil, balsamic, olive oil, toasted baguette  $16

 
SHRIMP REMOULADE
confit cherry tomatoes, seasoned crackers, cucumber, romaine lettuce $19
 
DIRTY RICE 

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

crawfish monica
spiral pasta, creole spiced cream sauce $22
Pan Fried Rainbow Trout*
citrus burr blanc, fried capers, tobiko, herb salad $26
WEBSTER'S BURGER*
Slagel Farms grass-fed beef, sharp cheddar, bacon jam, shoestring potatoes, charred-scallion aioli $16
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
 roasted strawberries, dijon mustard, grilled baguette $14
Prosciutto San Daniele
dijon mustard, pickles and crackers $14
Red Bear 'SACRE BLEU' DrycCured SALAMI
heritage pork cured with sea salt, garlic, black peppercorn 
with dijon mustard, pickles and crackers $14

Bread & Crackers

warmed baguette + crackers

for enjoying with multiple plates $3

Extra Baguette

from La Boulangerie $1.5

Macarons

assorted flavors from La Boulangerie $5 each

chocolate mousse

crystalized hazelnuts $9

Blueberry/Lemon Ice Box Pie

fruit compote, torn mint, graham cracker crust $10

 

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

OYSTERS

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

Not all "Cava's" are created equally! The Suriol family has lived and made wine at the same place since the 15th century. Their vineyards are all farmed organically. The juice is fermented naturally in concrete tanks. No dosage, or sugar is ever added. This elaborates a profile reminiscent of "grower Champange." Fresh picked fruit from the orchard, freshly baked baguette, with an underlying whiff of sea air. Clink some glasses with this one!

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)

Jurtschitsch 'Terrassen,' Grüner veltliner, Kamptal, Austria, 2020

Glass 13 Bottle 52

It seems like a million years ago that Alwin Jurtschitsch visited us in 2018. I appreciate that he, and his wife Stefanie, traveled around the world and noticed that the wines they were more interested in, that were the most food friendly, were those farmed organically and made with little to no intervention. The Kamptal is known for its loess soils which lends itself to the steely, mineral driven Grüner Veltliner that has been a sommelier's best friend as long as I've been in the business.  

Imported by David Bowler Wines (H2Vino Wine Co, Chicago)t

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)

Baptiste Nayrand 'Puits À Vin,' Chardonnay, Coteaux du Lyonnaise, France, 2019

Glass 12 Bottle 48

No, I'm not in the pocket of "Big Chardonnay." And, no, this particular Chardonnay will IS NOT in the "oaky/buttery Chardonnay industrial compleyx." Baptiste allows this wine to to highlight the unique terroir of the Coteaux du Lyonnaise. Soils consisting of clay and schist is the perfect setting for vines that produce a wonderful balance of nutty and citrus aromatics with nervy acidity. A Chardonnay for the Chenin Blanc lover, I swear!

Imported by Paris Wine Co. (High Road Wine & Spirits, 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 (Hard Road Wines, Chicago)

 

Rosé 

Koehler-Ruprecht, Pinot Noir, Pfalz, Germany, 2020
Glass 12 Bottle 48

I love rosé after a year of age when it loses it's baby bubble gum aromas and actually reveals the more accurately the grape's natural characteristics. This is annually one of my very favorites and is a reminder that summer concerts, barbecues, and beach time is just around the corner. After a short "soak" all of the fruit is pressed and aged in massive barrels, but rest assured this is not a woody rosé. Still enjoyably dry, peppery, rosy, and versatile. 

Imported by Louis/Dressner Selections (Maverick Wine Co, Chicago)

Red

Mosse 'Bisou,' Grolleau/Pineau d'aunis/Côt, Loire Valley, France 

Glass 13 Bottle 52

I'm not going to lie, this is not the wine I thought it was when I purchased it. WYGD? However, I couldn't be more in love with the result. This wine is seriously delicious! So quintessentially "natty" Loire Valley blend of Grolleau Noir and Gris (the red Kool-Aid of grapes), peppery Pineau d'Aunis, and some Côt for a little added structure.

This wine slaps!  

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

DOMAINE POTHIERS 'LA COLLINE EN FLAMME,' GAMAY, CÔTE ROANNAISE, LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE, 2021

Glass 12 Bottle 48

Some basic French translation is all you need to know about this offering from our good friend, Romain Paire. Romain lost nearly, if all his entire vintage due to fire. But, "a friend in need is a friend indeed" and Romain was able to purchase the same Gamay-St. Romain farmed as organically and minimal interventionist, as his own. Gamay-St. Romain has a unique profile compared to neighboring Gamay from Beaujolais, or northern neighbor (all be it many hours away, Loire Valley). You'll still recognize the hallmark cherry, strawberry aromas, yet the flavors add in some of the thorny, bramble like if Northern Rhône Syrah got sat next to Wadenswil clone Pinot Noir from Oregon at a wedding, and realized they have tons in common. I think. Who can truly say for certain?

Imported by Tracy Liang, Original Wine Co., Chicago

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)

Roc D'anglade (Rōck Don-Glaud), Carignan/GSM, Gard, Languedoc, France, 2016

Glass 13 Bottle 52

Rémy Pedreno does not worry himself with "points" or archaic laws bestowed upon by the Languedoc AOC. He champions Carignan, a grape that isn't as well known as Syrah or Grenache, yet deserves every bit of the same notoriety. Your first takeaway from the wine is that it is a really serious bottle that was probably calculated and analyzed to death.

Hardly. Rémy believes in a hands off approach, very little use of sulfur, and promoting the alluring profiles of the grapes in harmony.

An incredible opportunity to enjoy this wine by the glass with our short rib. 

Imported by Candid Wines, Chicago

Cruse Wine Co., Tannat, Alder Springs, Mendocino, California, 2017

Glass 12 Bottle 48

Tannat had a real moment about seven years ago. It seemed to be the presumptive varietal to usurp the ubiquitous Malbec. Cute. Adorable. Didn't happen. Enter Michael Cruse. If you didn't get an opportunity to drink his cult sparkling wine, "Ultramarine," you missed a glimpse inside the mind of a precisionist. If you did, you know what Michael can do with obscure grape varietals, make lights out wine! Softening up Tannat's inky/dirty DNA into a rose petal, orange peel, cedar chest mic drop.  

Distributed by Maverick Wines, Chicago​

 

ANTANO, MONTEFALCO ROSSO, UMBRIA, ITALY, 2016

Glass 13 Bottle 52

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! 

BEER IN CAN

GOOSE ISLAND 'HAZY BEER HUG,' HAZY IPA, Chicago

[6.8% 12 oz] 6

Looking for a Hazy IPA with a righteous dose of hop-tasticness? Look no further than the bright, bright sunshiny haze of venerable Goose Island's "Beer Hug!"

Cider In a Can

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.

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.