This venue is closed.
One thing you can say about Ortine, a Prospect Heights electric-kitchen café, is that it’s decidedly family owned and operated. Sarah Peck, a former Schiller’s and Pastis manager, oversees the herb garden, the kitchen, and the eclectic menu (everything from Belgian waffles to braised short ribs). Her husband, Steve Guidi, an acupuncturist by day, acts as the restaurant’s beverage director and thus is in charge of the kombucha and the egg creams. Steve’s mom, Barbara, is the pizza and lasagne maven, and if the bulk of the menu skews Italian, blame it on her. Even the restaurant’s publicist’s father, Yossi, is involved: He contributed the recipe for the Israeli shakshuka.