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Lunch in the Loop? Happy Hour by the river? Afternoon business meetings? South Branch's food menu has something to suit your day. The diverse menu features upscale twists on modern American cuisine, making for a great work lunch, group get together, or a dinner date.

In an effort to conserve water, we will serve water upon request

Apps/Salads

Appetizers


BANG BANG SHRIMP – Fried shrimp, scallions, Sriracha, toasted sesame seeds, chili aioli  14

WHITE BEAN HUMMUS – Tri-colored baby carrots, herb grilled pita, cucumbers, cauliflower  12  VG

TUNA POKE NACHOS - Ahi tuna, avocado, red onion, jalapeño, roma tomato, cilantro, toasted sesame, soy glaze, wasabi cream, crispy wonton chips  14

BUFFALO ROLLS – Pulled chicken, gorgonzola, crispy wonton, buffalo sauce, bleu cheese dressing  13

CHEESE CURDS – Cornmeal beer battered Wisconsin curds, smoked tomato coulis  11  V

GUACAMOLE – Toasted pine nuts, crumbled queso fresco, pomegranate seeds, roasted piquillo peppers, chipotle oil, tortilla chips  12  V

GREEN BEANS - Crispy fried green beans, zesty horseradish aioli  11  V

BRUSSELS SPROUTS - Crispy brussels sprouts, bacon lardons, smokey honey aioli  11  GF  

SALMON CRUDO TACOS - Jalapeño soy marinated salmon, house kimchi, pickled cucumber, shallot, wonton shell  14 

 

GF: gluten free
V: vegetarian
VG: vegan  

Soups & Salads


SOUP OF THE DAY – ask about today’s selection  6

NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER – Ocean clams, Nueske's applewood-smoked bacon, oyster crackers  7

SOUTH BRANCH CHOPPED - grilled chicken, romaine, iceberg, tomatoes, cucumbers, applewood smoked bacon, red onion, bleu cheese crumbles, avocado, sweet herb vinaigrette  15  GF

SOUTHWEST CHICKEN - adobo braised chicken, avocado, tomatoes, pepper jack, black bean corn relish, tortilla strips, romaine, chipotle dressing  16

COBB - grilled chicken, romaine, hard boiled egg, bleu cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, tomato, avocado, ranch dressing  15  GF

NOLA - blackened salmon, deviled eggs, artisan lettuce, caper, red onion, feta, cucumber, tomato, citrus vinaigrette  17  GF

AHI TUNA - togarashi spiced seared rare tuna, napa cabbage, bok choy, romaine, bell pepper, black sesame seeds, daikon radish, green onion, mandarin oranges, almonds, cucumber, crispy wonton, sesame ginger vinaigrette  18

STEAK – marinated New York strip steak, arugula, frisée, crispy kale, romaine, shaved onion, pickled cucumber, shaved radish, thai vinaigrette  18  GF

 


GF
: gluten free

Wraps/Handhelds

Wraps


All wraps come with a choice of French fries, tater tots, or garlic mashed potatoes.

$1.50 to substitute: sweet potato fries, soup, side salad, or grilled asparagus.

SANTA FE CHICKEN– adobo grilled chicken, romaine, tomatoes, avocado, black bean corn relish, pepper jack, tortilla strips, chipotle dressing 14

SKIRT STEAK – grilled skirt steak, applewood smoked bacon, baby arugula, romaine, roma tomatoes, avocado, lemon garlic dressing 16

BUFFALO CHICKEN – grilled chicken, romaine, tomato, gorgonzola, buffalo sauce, bleu cheese dressing 14

 

 

Handhelds


All handhelds come with a choice of french fries, tater tots, or garlic mashed potatoes.

$1.50 to substitute for sweet potato fries, soup, side salad, or grilled asparagus.

BAJA FISH TACOS – farm raised blackened tilapia, pepper jack, cabbage, chili aioli, flour tortillas, chips & salsa 15

HOT TURKEY PRESS– oven roasted turkey, avocado, pepper jack, applewood-smoked bacon, artisan lettuce, balsamic garlic aioli, sourdough bread 14

STEAK SANDWICH - gochujang marinated NY strip steak, house kimchi, daikon radish, cucumber, carrot, cilantro, togarashi butter, steak roll  18

CHICKEN BURRATA SANDWICH - grilled chicken breast, burrata mozzarella, arugula, frisée, green apples, red onion, honey garlic gastrique, kaiser roll  15

LOBSTER ROLL - maine lobster, shaved romaine, celery seeds, lemon aioli, micro celery, buttered toasted new england bun  19 

PASTRAMI REUBEN - housemade pastrami, swiss cheese, russian dressing, bacon-braised caraway sauerkraut, thick-cut marble rye  16 

MAHI-MAHI TACOS - cornmeal beer battered mahi-mahi, chipotle coleslaw, pico de gallo, cilantro lime cream, micro cilantro, white corn tortillas, chips and salsa 16

AHI TUNA TACOS - poke style tuna, napa cabbage, bok choy, avocado, pickled fresno chiles, sesame ginger vinaigrette, black sesame seeds, flour tortillas 18

Burgers

Gourmet Burgers


All burgers come with a choice of french fries, tater tots, or garlic mashed potatoes.
$1.50 to substitute for sweet potato fries, soup, side salad, or grilled asparagus.
$2.00 to substitute Impossible Burger for any burger 

SOUTH BRANCH – 8oz. fresh short rib brisket blend, baby swiss, avocado, applewood-smoked bacon, red leaf, beefsteak tomato, red onion, brioche bun 15

BACON CHEDDAR – 8oz. fresh short rib brisket blend, Tillamook aged cheddar, red leaf lettuce, beefsteak tomato, red onion, brioche bun 16

TURKEY – ground turkey, swiss, frisée, chipotle yogurt, beefsteak tomatoes, red onion, toasted garlic ciabatta  14

IMPOSSIBLE - 
the Impossible Burger is a delicious, juicy burger for meat lovers that's made from plants. 

jalapeño, pimento cheese, red leaf lettuce, crispy kohlrabi straws, cumin aioli, brioche bun  14 

 

Dinner

Entrées


SHRIMP SCAMPI – Pan seared jumbo shrimp, angel hair, garlic, grape tomatoes, basil, garlic white wine sauce  17

CHILEAN SEA BASS – Miso glazed sea bass, sesame ginger soba noodle, shredded carrot, pickled english cucumber  28

SKIRT STEAK - Marinated skirt steak, jalapeño pesto rice, charred baby carrots, green onions, corn relish, red chimichurri  22  GF

CASHEW CHICKEN - Crispy chicken bites, bell peppers, onions, szechuan cashew sauce, jasmine rice, scallions  17

SALMON - Stir fry vegetables, white miso whip, thai chili sauce  19  GF

SCALLOPS - Scallops, citrus greens parsnip squash purée, corn relish, beech mushrooms, roasted red pepper purée, basil oil  23

 

Sides


À la carte 5

FRENCH FRIES

SWEET POTATO FRIES

TATER TOTS

GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

SIDE SALAD

GRILLED ASPARAGUS

 

Dessert


PEANUT BUTTER SNICKERS PIE – Oreo cookie crust, chocolate and caramel sauce 8  V

BAKED COOKIE DOUGH – chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce 9  V

DESSERT OF THE MONTH – ask about our chef's seasonal delights 9

Beer

MACROBREWS

amstel light 7, bud light 6, budweiser 6, coors light 6, corona 7, corona light 7, heineken 7, miller lite 6, miller high life 6,  michelob ultra 6

 

DRAFT BEERS

BNectar GOOSE ISLAND BOTTLENECTAR - chicago, il 7

GOOSE ISLAND BORN + RAISED - chicago, il 7  

FOUNDERS ALL DAY IPA - grand rapids, mi 7

HALF ACRE DAISY CUTTER - chicago, il 7

GUINNESS – dublin, ireland 8

STELLA ARTOIS – leuven, belgium 7

GRUPO MODELO PACIFICO - anáhuac, mexico 7

REVOLUTION ANTI-HERO - chicago, il 7

DESCHUTES ROTATING SPECIALTY – bend, or

BALLAST POINT ROTATING SPECIALTY – san diego, ca

 

WHITE & WHEAT

sweet, citrus notes, clean finish

ALLAGASH WHITE – portland, me 10

GOOSE ISLAND 312 – chicago, il 7

HOEGAARDEN – hoegaarden, belgium 7

LAGUNITAS LITTLE SUMPIN SUMPIN – petaluma, ca 8

AVERY WHITE RASCAL - boulder, co 8

 

LAGERS & PILSNERS

smooth palate, malty body, crisp finish

METROPOLITAN KRANKSHAFT – chicago, il 7

MODELO ESPECIAL - mexico city, mexico 7

PERONI - lombardy, italy 7

SAM ADAMS BOSTON LAGER – boston, ma 7

SHINER BOCK – shiner, tx 7

KROMBACHER PILS – kreuztal, germany 7

LAGUNITAS PILS – petaluma, ca 7

METROPOLITAN DYNAMO COPPER LAGER – chicago, il  8


AMBER, BROWN & GOLDEN ALES

golden or red color, malty, well-balanced

ANDERSON VALLEY BOONT AMBER ALE – boonville, ca 9 

NEW BELGIUM FAT TIRE – fort collins, co 7

TWO BROTHERS PRAIRIE PATH - warrenville, il 7


ENGLISH STYLE ALES

dark brown color, sweet, full bodied

BODDINGTONS (16oz CAN) – manchester, england 8

KENTUCKY BOURBON BARREL ALE - lexington, ky 13  

 

FRUITED, CIDERS, & HERBED

sweet, fruity, refreshing 

ACE PEAR CIDER – sebastopol, ca 7

MAGNERS CIDER – clonmel, ireland 9

CRISPIN ORIGINAL CIDER – colfax, ca 

ANDERSON VALLEY GOSE - boonville, ca 8 

DOGFISH HEAD SEAQUENCH ALE - milton, de 9
 

BELGIAN STYLES

fragrant, effervescent, higher alcohol

BOULEVARD TANK 7 – kansas city, mo 10

VICTORY GOLDEN MONKEY – downingtown, pa 10

LEFFE BLONDE – leuven, belgium 7

GOOSE ISLAND SOPHIE – chicago, il 11

 

STOUTS & PORTERS

well malted, robust taste, heavier

BOULDER SHAKE CHOCOLATE PORTER – boulder, co 8

LEFT HAND MILK STOUT – longmont, co 7

GREAT LAKES EDMUND FITZGERALD PORTER – cleveland, oh 8

 

IPA, IMPERIAL, & PALE ALES

full body, well hopped, complex finish

TOPPLING GOLIATH PSEUDO SUE - decorah, ia 10

SWEETWATER 420 – atlanta, ga 7

REVOLUTION FIST CITY – chicago, il 8

BELL'S TWO HEARTED ALE - kalamazoo, mi 8 

DOGFISH HEAD 90 MINUTE IPA - milton, de 10

FIRESTONE WALKER UNION JACK IPA - paso robles, ca 8 

LAGUNITAS IPA - chicago, il 8 

SURLY FURIOUS IPA - minneapolis, mn 11

SOLEMN OATH SNAGGLETOOTH BANDANA IPA - naperville, il 8 

SPITEFUL WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND (16oz CAN) - chicago, il 11

GOOSE ISLAND GREEN LINE (16oz CAN) - chicago, il 8  

Wine

Wines on Tap


(available by: glass, 1/2 beaker, full beaker)

ESTANCIA PINOT GRIGIO - monterey, ca – 10, 15, 30

TANGENT SAUVIGNON BLANC - edna valley, ca – 11, 16, 32

HESS CHARDONNAY - monterey, ca – 11, 16, 32

TIAMO ROSE - abruzzo, italy – 9, 13, 26

SANTA JULIA MALBEC - mendoza, argentina – 10, 15, 30

VINUM CELLARS PINOT NOIR - monterey, ca – 11, 16, 32

DREAMING TREE BLEND - geyserville, ca – 11, 16, 32

MILBRANDT CABERNET - columbia valley, wa – 12, 18, 36

 

Bottled Wine


(available by: glass, bottle)

 

Champagne / Sparkling Wines

LAMARCA PROSECCO - veneto, italy – 10, 38

KORBEL BRUT - sonoma, ca – 12, 46

THOMAS JEFFERSON ROSÉ - limoux, France - 13, 50

JCB N *69 ROSÉ - burgundy, france – bottle 69

DAMPIERRE GRAND CUVEE - champagne, france – bottle 96

 

Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris

A TO Z PINOT GRIS - newberg, or - 11, 42

ROCCA PINOT GRIGIO - veneto, italy – bottle 34

 

Sauvignon Blanc

LOVEBLOCK BY KIM CRAWFORD - marlborough, nz – 15, 58

 

Chardonnay

LAGUNA RANCH - russian river, ca – 13, 50

SONOMA CUTRER - windsor, ca - 16, 62

 

Other Whites / Rose

KUNG FU GIRL RIESLING - columbia valley, wa – 10, 38

E. GUIGAL RHONE ROSE - rhone, italy – bottle 50

 

Pinot Noir

A TO Z - oregon – 14, 54

BAILEYANA - edna valley, ca – bottle 66

EMERITUS - sonoma, ca – bottle 96

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

LOUIS MARTINI - st helena, ca – 11, 42

TRUE MYTH - paso robles, ca - bottle 64

HESS ALLOMI VINEYARD - napa, ca – bottle 81

 

Other Reds

GERARD BERTRAND CORBIERES - languedoc, France – 12, 46

ALEXANDER VALLEY SIN ZIN - california – 11, 42

MILBRANDT MERLOT - columbia, wa – 12, 46

THE PRISONER - napa, ca – bottle 98