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[The Maize+Mash burger is a standout with bacon, caramelized onion, Gruyere cheese, sunny egg and dill pickle aioli.]
GLEN ELLYN – Maize+Mash, an American bistro at 430 N. Main St. in Glen Ellyn, launched in spring 2017.
The restaurant does not take reservations as it only has about 10 tables in addition to the bar, but it does accommodate call-ahead seating for people who would like to be placed on a wait-list for a table. I phoned ahead and my friend and I were seated immediately upon our arrival.
Our server was gregarious and amiable. She told us what were the most frequently ordered dishes on the menu, which included cauliflower tots as a starter. With emphasis on local producers, the menu extends to venison meatballs, shrimp and grits, tuna poke and inventive salads, as well as sandwiches.