Moto Restaurant

Row 1

945 W Fulton St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 491-0058
Molecular Gastronomy
Tue–Sat: 5:00 PM–9:00 PM

Diners at Moto should be prepared to eat anything from “trash” to a "Cuban cigar" — that is, with his sense of whimsy and cerebral molecular gastronomy, chef Homaro Cantu’s creative dishes have been known to fool his guests, leading to playful culinary optical illusions, like a flowerpot with edible dirt. — Valaer Murray, 2/18/11

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Get a sample of food of the future and dine at Moto Restaurant, where molecular gastronomy meets the hip meat-packing district. Samantha Brown
Travel Channel
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 08:16
Chef Homaro Cantu has become the poster child of the mad-scientist conceptual-cooking fad in America. The result is "postmodern interactive cuisine" that is worth the experiment.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 12:50
In Homaro Cantu's restaurant, past trickery included a play on egg-drop soup in which frozen-egg and microgreen pellets were dropped into soup, and seared beef was paired with caramelaserized wine.
Time Out Chicago
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:09
Moto is a MUST when you are in Chicago. It is unlike any experience anywhere!
Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 06:14
Eat here if you can possibly afford it. It is revolutionary. If you can't afford to eat here, then drink here. You will thank me for this tip.
Friday, January 29, 2010 - 15:55
Part chef, part mad scientist, Homaro Cantu's playful attitude towards molecular gastronomy often tricks diners by offering familiar looking dishes concocted out of something totally unexpected.
The Feast
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 11:13
When you realize that the waiters are chefs, and the phrase "molecular gastronomy" is being bantered about, you know you're in for an intense culinary experience.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 11:01
Ok, 10 course. Come early, plan to spend the whole evening, no rushing. This is worth one of the ever so precious evenings of your life, so enjoy it. Mmmm. Wow. Good.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 19:14
Amazing food. Service & ambiance leave a lot to be desired.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 18:59
Make sure you try the cucumber ginger cocktail.
Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 18:45
If you got the loot.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 20:26
This is how moto does a plate of vegtables. Absolutely stunning
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 03:38
One Michelin star
La Dolce Vita
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 13:56
You get a mini version of the entire meal: a terrarium w/ sashimi cubes, a tiny bagel, a "tree trunk" of little pancakes.Green Guide Editor
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 05:35
Get the wine pairings!
Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 17:49
Go visit Chef Cantu in the "lab" (their affectionate term for the kitchen), then sit back and crunch down on the edible menu - all part of their deliciously theatrical 20-course tasting experience.
The Daily Meal
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 13:41
cucumber ginger cocktail is FANTASTIC.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 17:04
You will never look at candles the same way after eating here.
Monday, September 13, 2010 - 13:45
Ladies, you won't fully understand the experience until you use the toilet. Seriously.
Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 22:24
A must-visit in Chicago. Choose the tasting menu and drink'll never have another experience like it!
Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 17:54