Local Restaurants: T&B Grill


Nallely Padilla , writer

Grab a bite in the welcoming atmosphere in this local restaurant, T&B Grill, located at 3658 W. Lawrence Ave. T&B stands for gourmet tacos and burgers.

T&B  offers delivery through GrubHub, which is very convenient. They also offer everyday specials such as any burger and dessert for $14.99 and three tacos plus dessert for $13.99.

The restaurant is clean and very laid-back with wooden tables that offer 2, 4 and 6 seaters, which is perfect for just yourself or a group of friends. The restaurant also offers special requests for parties or large groups, and they will close the restaurant to the public for special events.

T&B wasn’t very busy for a Tuesday afternoon, we were their only table at about 3 p.m. There were two servers assisting us, which were very friendly and attentive.

If you are a vegetarian, you’re in luck because they offer vegetarian options. All burgers are a half-pound and served with your choice of hand cut fries, truffle fries or sweet potato fries.

I had a veggie burger, and the patty consisted of black beans, bell peppers, and zucchini, topped off with guacamole, alfalfa sprouts and served on a pretzel bun. Aside from being a healthier alternative to a regular beef patty burger, I must say it was delicious. The actual veggie patty tasted fresh and most importantly it didn’t fall apart as I ate it. I wasn’t able to finish the whole meal, but I definitely took the other half home to enjoy it later.

My little companion had a chicken taco. All tacos are served on a homemade cilantro and jalapeno tortilla. The chicken taco consisted of guajillo chicken, chihuahua cheese, and chipotle aioli. The server made sure to notify me that it might be a little spicy for the little one, but surprisingly she ate it all, it was that good and flavorful.

Aside from their delicious gourmet tacos and burgers, this restaurant also offers appetizers, sides, desserts, and drinks. For desserts, they offer chocolate souffle, creme brulee, tiramisu, beignets and seasonal ice cream. We would have loved to enjoy some dessert, but we were stuffed!

Did I mention that T&B is also BYOB? Don’t forget your bottle of wine. Aside from being BYOB, during brunch hours T&B offers a mimosa and bellini bar, bloody marys and seasonal drinks.

T&B has been open for a little over two years, and I wonder why I have never come across this restaurant before. I will definitely be a returning customer!

T&B is usually most busy on Fridays and Saturdays. From “xploritall,” it was rated one of the top 25 restaurants in Chicago in 2016. Their hours of operation are Tuesday through Wednesday 3-10 p.m., Fridays 3-11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., and they’re closed on Mondays.