Almost immediately after we heard that Cafe Matou would close after a decade-long stint in Bucktown, we were promised a Thai restaurant would quickly fill the space. Turns out that is true, as Silom 12 plans to open on January 11. The menu is already available, and though the restaurant claims on its "history" page to serve “traditional Thai cuisine...fused with contemporary style of Asian cuisine,” the menu kind of looks like every other regular Thai restaurant in town. We're with Steve Dolinsky on this one, and hope that there is some kind of "secret menu" that will only be available at the shop.
Silom 12, 1846-48 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647; 773-489-1212