Published on December 23, 2015

6 Absolutely Awesome Soups to Soothe Your Chilliest Days

Soup season is here! Whether you’re hankering for seafood, meat or vegetables in your bowl, there’s something hot and delicious out there for everyone. So grab a spoon — these comforting meals are just waiting to be devoured!

6 Super Soups for Chilly Days

BAR CRUDO - Seafood Chowder (San Francisco)

A hearty bowl of fresh fish, mussels, squid, shrimp — rounded out with tender potatoes, bacon and cream for good measure.

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Bar Crudo is a modern raw bar with a fantastic oyster selection and inventive fish dishes. The casual spot serves up locally sourced, sustainable seafood in a bright and airy space, anchored by an impressive steel and dark wood bar. Lots of crisp, floral, hoppy and dry beers are available to pair with the fresh cuisine.

CHEZ MOI - French Onion Soup (Chicago)

The perfect belly-warming bowl for a chilly winter’s night — savory onion soup au gratin topped with melty, gooey Swiss cheese.

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Chez Moi delivers authentic, approachable French fare — including excellent charcuterie, cheeses, soups and salads — in a casual dining room adorned with lovely copper pots and simple, lightweight chandeliers. A superb selection of French wines, classic cocktails, beers and aperitifs make ideal companions to the classic bistro menu.

DOI MOI - Chiang Mai Chicken Curry (Washington D.C.)

A fragrant coconut curry with egg noodles, pickled mustard greens, shallots, chili oil, crispy noodles, scallions and cilantro.

Chiang Mai chicken curry Scott Suchman Photo provided by Doi Moi. Photo by Scott Suchman

Doi Moi serves creative Southeast Asian fare — including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian soups and main dishes — inspired by the region’s street stands and stalls. The restaurant features whitewashed brick walls and an open kitchen, and plenty of unconventional cocktails, wines and beers.

LITTLE SISTER - Chili Bean Curd (Los Angeles)

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Little Sister serves Chef Tin Vuong’s European-influenced Southeast Asian cuisine, inspired by a mix of Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, and Cambodian flavors — along with a wide range of craft beers, sakes and wines. The industrial-chic dining room features comfy leather chairs and dark wood and steel tables for enjoying the bright and bold dishes.

SBRAGA - Popover Foie Gras Soup (Philadelphia)

Sbraga Popover Foie Gras Soup Photo Credit Michael Persico Photo provided by Sbraga. Photo by Michael Persico

At Sbraga, Top Chef winner Kevin Sbraga serves up inventive and seasonal New American small plates with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients. The frequently changing menus include prix fixe, a la carte and tasting options. The inventive cocktail program is matched by the curated wine list, while the dining room stays rustic yet modern with a balance of high ceilings, wood-paneled walls and tiled floors.

TARTINERY - Butternut Squash Soup (New York City)

With just a hint of nutmeg and a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds, this warm, comforting soup captures winter flavors at their best.

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Tartinery is a chic, French-focused cafe serving dishes crafted from the cleanest, purest ingredients available. Artisan bread sandwiches are mainstays, offered in sweet and savory forms, along with a rotating selection of delectable soups. The dining room is modern and airy yet still feels cozy, framed by homey chalkboards and exposed brick walls.

Just open up the Reserve app, and place a request to try some super soups this week!

Happy dining,
The Reserve Editorial Team






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