Flat Top Grill

Chicago, Illinois

4.1 / 4 votes

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A fun build-your-own stir-fry spot.

The Flat Top Grill is an all-you-can-eat Mongolian barbecue-style restaurant. The ingredient bar includes a wide variety of vegetables plus noodles, rice, and tofu. A large blackboard indicates which of the many sauces are vegan (almost all of them are). Special markers are available to let the cooks know they should prepare your food in a separate wok. If you're in doubt about anything, a full ingredient listing is readily available upon request. The place can get really packed on weekends, so call ahead and make a reservation.

A sampling of their vegetarian options include:
- Quorn (mushroom meat)
- Seitan (wheat meat)
- BBQ Vegetable Tempeh (soy protein) - GMO free
- Curry Pakora (soy protein) - GMO free

Note:All veggie proteins are vegan except Quorn which contains eggs.
Mu shu wraps are not vegan.

Added by Jessica on Jul 28 03 (last updated Nov 24 11)

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Joe Vegan recommends: If you like stirfry, go go go. This is one of those places you and your non-vegetarian friends can enjoy together. Probably also a great place for dates.

August 2003. While visiting from Minneapolis with friends, I ate here twice in one weekend. The staff was friendly and helpful--both servers told me about other places to go (like Handlebar and Alice&Friends)-- and the food was great. Lunch 7.95, Dinner 12.95. Go through as many times as you like...although we could only go through twice before we were very full. If you're vegan, skip the noodles except for the rice noodles. My favorite sauce combo was several ladles of the black bean garlic sauce with almost a full mini-ladle of the chili sauce. They'll even cook your food in the wok (instead of on the big flat top surface) if you ask them to so they don't get the nonvegetarian stuff mixed in with your food.

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$$ - average


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  • Buffet
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly


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11am - 10pm
11am - 11pm
11am - 10pm

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