Perfection, or near perfection, takes time.
  We encourage you to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, have a drink (or two, or three) and please be patient while waiting for your food.
  Everything on the menu is made from scratch with fresh ingredients to ensure the best quality results.

we even hand tear and fry the tortillas to order so the chips are hot and crisp when they reach your table. 
Soups are made daily.  Chicken is grilled to order.
  You get the idea.
  If you’re in that much of a hurry,
I’m sure some bar or restaurant just down the street can serve you cheese out of a can or re-heat something from their commissary for you.


to share

  • chips & salsa….$5
    colorful corn tortillas with a superbly spicy salsa and fresh pico de gallo.
    add freshly made guacamole for $2.00
  • bruschetta….$6.5
    honey-rosemary toast, covered with tomato, onion, basil, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan & romano cheeses
  • cheeeese fries….$8
    freshly fried idaho potatoes baked with real shredded cheddar & mozzarella, with a side of cheese sauce
    add bacon or sour cream for 50 cents each
  • tomato….$8
    thick-sliced broiled tomato marinated in balsamic vinegar, topped with basil, red pepper flakes, & mozzarella cheese
  • hummus….$8
    chick peas, tahini, & other good things, all mixed up, and served with carrots, celery, & toasted pita bread
  • onion ring stack….$8.5
    a vertical stack of fried sweet Vidalia onions with ranch, bbq, and buffalo dipping sauces
  • goatcheese….$8.5
    warm goat cheese swirled with tangy marinara, and served with toasted slices of our honey & rosemary bread
  • wraps….$8.5
    crispy, baked flour tortillas stuffed with bacon, sliced pear, crumbled bleu cheese, & drizzled with sour cream
  • nachos, $8.5
    covered with melted mozzarella and cheddar, pico de gallo, sour cream, jalapenos, black beans, & cheese sauce
    add fresh guacamole for $2.00, chicken breast for $2.50
  • quesadilla, $9
    topped with asiago & mozzarella cheeses, granny smith apples, & brown sugar - candied walnuts
  • wings, $9
    big, bodacious, and buffalo style, served with carrots, celery, with bleu cheese or ranch dressing

soups and salads

  • soup, $5.5
    sometimes veggie, sometimes meaty, never vegan. ask your server for details.
    make it a meal and & add toasted bread bowl for $1.50
  • chili, $8
    spicy house made chili w/ grilled chicken breast, veggies, beans & our own marinara base, with a side of sour cream served in a toasted sourdough bread bowl
  • mixed greens, $6
    with orange carrot curls, red tomato, and purple onion along with your choice of ranch, smoked jalapeno caesar, bleu cheese, creamy poppy seed, balsamic vinaigrette or raspberry vinaigrette
  • fancy mixed greens, $8.5
    with raisins & walnuts, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, topped with crumbled bleu cheese, and surrounded by sliced granny smith apples.
    add grilled chicken breast for $2.50, sauteed shrimp for $4.00
  • tortilla, $8.5
    chopped romaine tossed with our own lime vinaigrette and topped with diced tomatoes, black beans, sweet corn, tortilla strips, shredded mozzarella cheese and a side of sour cream.
    add grilled chicken breast for $2.50, sauteed shrimp for $4.00
  • spinach, $8
    lovely leafy spinach, chow mein noodles, and asiago cheese tossed in a creamy poppy-seed dressing and presented with juicy orange slices.
    add grilled chicken breast for $2.50, sauteed shrimp for $4.00
  • chicken ceaser flatbread, 10.5
    chopped romaine, diced tomato, grilled chicken, parmesan cheese & a smoked jalapeno caesar sauce
    (substitute shrimp for $2.00)
  • steak salad, $12.5
    a sliced and grilled angus ribeye filet over mixed balsamic greens, accompanied by our own honey-rosemary toast layered with fresh mozzarella & tomato, and garnished with a lime-cilantro-jalapeno paste


a hand rolled & grilled whole wheat crust, topped with…

  • # 1….mozzarella, goat cheese, sautéed spinach, sun-dried tomato & marinara sauce….$10.5
  • # 2….cheddar & asiago, chicken breast, jalapenos, and a spicy red-wine-vinegar sauce….$11.5
  • # 3….red & yellow peppers, garlic, tomatoes, fresh basil, parmesan cheese, & a creamy shallot sauce….$10.5


all sandwiches come with fries. substitute soup, o-rings, or a side salad for $1

  • the grilled cheese, $7.5
    three pieces of melted cheddar, two strips of bacon, and one slice of tomato on texas toast
  • the club, $8.5
    thick-sliced smoked turkey piled high with bacon, tomato, red onion, cheddar, romaine, and ranch on texas toast
  • the burger, $8.5
    a half pound of grilled sirloin with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and any cheese: cheddar, pepperjack, smoked gouda, crumbled bleu cheese, or nacho cheese sauce.
    extra toppings 50 cents each: grilled onion, jalapenos, bacon, pico de gallo, salsa, black beans, cilantro, bbq sauce, buffalo sauce, mayo, ranch
  • the chicken, $9
    just like the burger, but with slices of hand battered chicken breast instead.
    chose your sauce – buffalo, orange-boubon glaze, or bbq – and add any of the toppings or cheese above for 50 cents each


  • simple pasta, $10
    penne pasta tossed with sautéed spinach, garlic, olive oil, and crushed red pepper.
    add grilled chicken breast for $2.50, and/or sautéed shrimp for $4.00
  • fish tacos, $10.5
    boneless tilapia filets sautéed in white wine with onions & jalapenos, served on grilled flour tortillas and topped with lettuce, tomato, mozzarella, and sour cream. add fresh guacamole for $2.00
  • burrito, $10.5
    grilled ribeye or chicken breast stuffed in a HUGE flour tortilla with lettuce, mozzarella, onion, tomato, avocado, black beans & sour cream. served with a side of chips and salsa. add fresh guacamole for $2.00
  • chicken kabobs, $12.5
    grilled with sweet vidalia onions, red & yellow peppers, tomatoes, and cherries; all above a creamy shallot sauce
  • fish, $12
    a boneless & skinless tilapia filet sautéed in white wine, fresh dill and lemon with a side of seasonal veggies
  • pork, $14
    an 8 ounce bone-in, smoked pork chop rubbed with brown sugar, cracked pepper, and chili powder served with steamed veggies and a cheddar baked potato.
    add another chop for $4
  • beef, $21
    a tender 8 ounce filet mignon stuffed with bleu cheese & cracked pepper, stacked over a grilled beefsteak tomato and grilled onion slice, served with a jalapeno potato pancake


  • chocolate chip won-tons, $6
    chocolate chip cookie dough wrapped around a fresh raspberry & flash fried in a crispy wonton wrapper caution….may be habit forming
  • rice crispy fondue, $6
    petite rice crispy squares complete with warm chocolate, raspberry, and caramel dipping sauces
  • fried ice cream kabobs, $6
    mini scoops of vanilla ice cream rolled in a pastry shell. warm & crisp outside while cool and creamy inside dusted with powdered sugar & drizzled with chocolate
  • the brownie, $5
    a warm, decadent slice of chocolate & walnut goodness, topped with a super scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • gluttony, $15
    a highly decorated, and highly recommended platter containing each of our decadent desserts, to share of course

about matilda

perfection, or near perfection, takes time. we encourage you to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, have a drink (or two, or three) and please be patient while waiting for your food. most everything on the menu is made from scratch with fresh ingredients to ensure the best possible results.

enjoy your time as well as your food & drink, and please, be careful on the stairs.

legal stuff

the chicago department of public health advises that the consumption of undercooked beef, fish, pork, or shellfish may result in an increased risk of foodborne illness. we recommend ordering beef to be prepared to medium-well temperature. don’t smoke or drink if your preganant. don’t drink and drive. you must be 21 years old to consume alcohol by law, and 23 by preference.