Baron's (restaurant)

Street Address: 
718 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL

Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, p. 216.

Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.

BARON'S, 718 West Roosevelt Road

Another gathering place of writers and artists in the west side Jewish quarter. Baron's has been catering to leading Jewish people for over ten years and they have a wide reputation for exceptionally appetizing food. Harry Rosen, Meyer Zolotsreff , Dr. M. S. Malamed, and other local Yiddish writers foregather here, and there have been such visitors as Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, George Jessel, Eddie Cantor, Paul Ash, Judge Samuel Heller, Cantor Joseph Rosenblatt and Cantor Pierre Pinchik, as well as actors from numerous Jewish theatres. The two proprietors of Baron's, Samuel Abel and Louis H. Steinberg, besides being expert restaurateurs, are also known for their interest in the various arts. The walls here are hung with paintings of the well-known artist, Emil Armin. All the popular Jewish dishes are on the menu and the prices are reasonable. The feast of the Passover is celebrated here annually and is attended by Jewish celebrities from all over the city.




1931 - 1931


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