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Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, New American, Modern American

Neighborhood: Near North - Old Town

1959 Kitchen & Bar

230 West North Avenue
2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60610

With a sleek retro vibe that pays homage to The Second City’s rich history, 1959 Kitchen & Bar features a little something for everyone.

1959 Kitchen & Bar menu

snacks

Marinated Olives

5

BBQ Spiced Nuts

4

Giant Pretzel

Spicy mustard

7

Beef Fat Fries

Ketchup and mayo

6

Chicken Strips

Buttermilk, arugula, and fennel pollen

11

Crunchy Calamari

Spicy mayo, squash, and scallion

13

Cheesy Flatbread

Mozzarella, tomato, and arugula

9

Buffalo Cauliflower

Blue cheese crumbles, buttermilk ranch, and shaved celery

8

salads

Kale Caesar

Roasted broccoli, lentils, and macadamia nuts

11

Farmer's Cobb

Blue cheese, bacon, onion rings, avocado, tomato, and ranch

11

Brussel Sprouts

Sweet potato chips, Bosc pears, and citrus vinaigrette

12

mains

Kentucky Fried Fish Sandwich

Brioche bun, slaw, and Old Bay mayo

19

Louis Burger

B&B pickles, onions, and American cheese

13

Pork Ragu

Spaghetti "o"s, hazelnuts, and whipped ricotta

15

Chicago-Style Brat

Caramelized truffle onions and mustard served on a poppy seed bun

9

Chicken Parmesan

Mozzarella, marinara, and spaghetti

17

French Omelet

Ricotta, herb salad, and tortilla strips

11

Ground Beef Tacos

Cheddar, iceberg lettuce, tomato, and sour cream

12

Kung Pau Cauliflower

Lo mein noodles, cashews, and spinach

14

veggies

Classic Hummus

Nichols farm seasonal vegetables

9

Beets by Jacob

Sunflower butter, apples, and sunflower sprouts

8

Spinach & Artichoke

Spinach risotto, crispy artichokes, and Parmesan

12

something sweet

one for $6 or the trio for $15

Caramel Apple

À la mode and granola

Matcha Chocolate Pudding

Crunchy Whoppers and chocolate pearls

White Chocolate and Rosemary Rice Crispy

cocktails

Old Fashioned

Two ways: Buffalo Trace bourbon or Don Q vermouth cask rum

12

Bomba Negori

Koval gin, Campari, Tattersall Grapefruit Crema, lemon, and simple

12

Cherry Sour

Maker's Mark, Tattersall Sour Cherry, lemon, simple, and aquafaba

11

Smokey Word

Del Marguey Vida mezcal, green charteuse, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, jalapeño, aquafaba, and lime

13

Garden Party

Villa Maria bubbly savignon blanc, Tattersall Creme de Fleur, watermelon sorbet, lemon, mint, and bitters

12

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

25 Degrees

736 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

25 Degrees’ sophisticated yet playful take on the classic American sandwich continues to raise the temperature of this unique burger hotspot in a city fraught with standard burger fare.

25 Degrees menu

snacks/sides

Spicy Tuna

On crispy eggplant

12

French Fries

2

Sweet Potato Fries

2

our burgers

Number One

Caramelized onion, Vella Toma, Aderkasse Reserve, bacon, arugula, and Thousand Island

12

Number Two

Roasted tomato, Burrata, crispy prosciutto, and pesto

12

Number Three

Mezzo Secco Jack, Hatch green chile, chipotle, and avocado

12

Number Four

Yellowfin tuna, butter lettuce, crispy fried onions, and spicy aïoli

12

craft your own

choice of meat: ground sirloin, turkey, or veggie choice of sauce: barbecue, blue cheese, lemon dill, horseradish cream, garlic aïoli, and more choice of cheese: detroit st. brick goat, hooks four-year cheddar, burrata, vella toma, grayson, and more extras: caramelized onions, avocado, jalapeño, bacon, fried egg, and more

salads and soups

Chopped Vegetable

Avocado, grapes, tomatoes, pine nuts, beets, white beans, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and buttermilk vinaigrette

half 6; full 11

Roasted Beet

Baby arugula, Burrata, and citrus vinaigrette

7; 12

Traditional Caesar

Parmigiano-Reggiano, fried capers, and croutons

6; 11

Creamy Tomato Soup

5

sandwiches

Grilled Three Cheese

Jack, cheddar, and Gruyère

8

Grilled Veggie

Mushroom, arugula, roasted tomato, and caramelized onion

8

Sonoran Hot Dog

Bacon-wrapped dog with caramelized onion, tomato, pinto beans, onion, Hatch green chile, queso fresco, mustard, and garlic aïoli

10.50

25 Degrees Fried Egg Sandwich

Applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and herb aïoli

12

shakes and adult floats

The Salty Caramel

Maker's Mark, butterscotch, vanilla ice cream, and Hawaiian red sea salt

10

Guinness Milkshake

Guinness, housemade chocolate sauce, and vanilla bean ice cream

10

Orange Whipped

Boylan’s orange soda, Grand Marnier, vanilla bean ice cream, and whipped cream

10

brunch

Banana Pecan French Toast

Vermont maple syrup

10

Breakfast Quesadilla

Eggs, queso fresco, chorizo, and pinto beans

10

25 Degrees Breakfast Sandwich

Grand Cru Gruyère Surchoix grilled cheese topped with a fried egg and served with mixed greens

10

Chilaquiles

Hatch green chile and Mezzo Secco Jack

10

Norwegian Salmon

Cream cheese, pickled red onions, tomato, capers, and toasted bagel

8

Cuisine: Italian, Italian: Contemporary, Seafood

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

312 Chicago

136 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Led by Executive Chef Luca Corazzina, the newly renovated 312 Chicago offers contemporary and classic Italian fare in the heart of Chicago's Loop.

312 Chicago menu

antipasti

Crostini

Toasted focaccia, creamy ricotta, figs, truffle honey, and microgreens

10

Buffala

Grilled buffala mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto with artichokes, sundried tomato pesto, and aged balsamic

14

Fritto Misto

Fried calamari, baby smelt, shrimp, and salmon with marinara sauce

13

Cavolini

Fried Brussels sprouts, toasted pistachios, sea salt, and apple cider gastrique

12

insalate e zuppe

Canedarli Brodo

Prosciutto, speck, mortadella bread dumplings, and chicken broth

8

Cesare

Romaine hearts, Parmesan, croutons, and Mediterranean anchovies

9

Barbabietole

Roasted red and yellow beets, ricotta salata, baby kale, and blood orange vinaigrette

10

primi

Lasagna con Pesto

Homemade pasta, basil pesto, ricotta, mozzarella, and tomato basil sauce

19

Pappardelle Bolognese

Homemade wide noodles, ground veal, pork, beef, red wine, plum tomatoes, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

19

Linguine Nere

Homemade black squid ink linguine, bay scallops, rock shrimp, Fresno peppers, and saffron cream sauce

22

Risotto Mare e Monti

Arborio rice, shrimp, wild mushrooms, and lightly spicy tomato sauce

25

secondi

Salmone

Roasted Skuna Bay salmon, farro, cipollini onions, black Tuscan kale, and organic olive oil

25

Agnello

Roasted leg of lamb, creamy polenta, caponata, and mint balsamic

29

Branzino

Roasted Mediterranean sea bass, spinach, fingerling potatoes, Manila clams, sundried tomatoes, and garlic-white wine sauce

27

Capone

Roasted capon, baby Yukon gold potatoes, black Tuscan kale, and porcini mushroom sauce

27

Salmone

Roasted Faroe Island salmon, tri-colored lentils, cipollini onions, Swiss chard, and lemon sauce

26

Cuisine: American Bistro

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

90th Meridian

231 South LaSalle Street
Suite 108
Chicago, IL 60604

Complete with vintage timepieces, stained glass, and other charming fixtures from the original building, 90th Meridian Kitchen & Bar is a new and exciting addition to the 95-year-old Central Standard Building near the Board of Trade in the Loop.

90th Meridian menu

small plates

Chicken Wings

Korean-style fried chicken, marinated cucumber, and crunchy bits

12

Tuna Crudo

Tombo tuna, smoked egg yolk, charred garlic, pea tendril, and radish

14

House Nachos

Vindaloo pork, pickled red onions, sesame black bean purée, cilantro, Cotija cheese, and sour cream

15

soups and salads

BLT Chopped Salad

Crispy bacon, romaine, arugula, tomato, roasted red onion, Werp Farm’s radish, croutons, and bleu cheese dressing

12

Sugar and Sun

Snap peas, roasted sunchokes, breakfast radish, pears, cucumbers, baby spinach and herbs, olives, and creamy Greek dressing

12

Bumpy Salad

Seared tuna, roasted cauliflower, crispy capers, togarashi cashews, pickled apples, and Thousand Island dressing

16

Kalbi-Style Hanger Steak Salad

Avocado, bean sprouts, mint, cilantro, herbs, roasted rice powder, pickled Fresno, kimchi radish, cucumber, and sesame-lime dressing

18

Ancient Grain Salad

Quinoa, farro, chickpeas, bell pepper, cucumber, shallot, grapefruit, avocado, arugula, fresh herbs, and feta

12

sandwiches

Bahn Mì French Dip

Pho-braised short rib, Thai basil chimichurri, pickled vegetables, jalapeño, and pho dipping broth

16

Crab Bun

King crab, brown butter, fine herbs, and bao bun

18

A Fancy Cheeseburger

Two patties, Taleggio, mortadella, pickles, smoked mushroom aïoli, and a buttered brioche bun

16

Cheeseburger

Two patties, American cheese, dill pickles, roasted poblano, shredded iceberg, red onions, and a buttered brioche bun

14

mains

Buttermilk Fried 1/2 Chicken

With seasonal sides and sauces

18

Seared Tuna and Avocado

Romesco and lemon oil

18

Hanger Steak and Frites

Porcini rub, french fries, smoked mushroom aïoli, and chimichurri

24

Pea and Ricotta Agnolotti

Brown butter, mint, turnip, pickled shallot, and peas

16

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Pizza, Thai, Tapas/Small Plates

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Bucktown

AMK Kitchen Bar

1954 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Where classic American comfort food gets a Bucktown twist.

AMK Kitchen Bar menu

brunch

Smokey the Bear Bloody Mary

Templeton rye, mezcal, and housemade Bloody Mary mix

11

Chicken and Waffles

Crisp malted waffle, fried chicken, whipped butter, and chile honey

14

Stuffed French Toast

French toast coated with crispy rice, Nutella caramelized bananas, chantilly cream, and toasted walnuts

10

dinner/lunch

Cheese Curds

Breaded and fried

7

Dorito Pie

Chili, white cheddar, sour cream, and pico de gallo

7

The AMK Burger

Two quarter-pound patties, white American cheese, fried pickles, and horseradish Dijonnaise on brioche; add fried egg 1, add bacon 2

10

Wild Mushroom Pizza

Wild mushrooms, charred onions, garlic cream sauce, and arugula salad

14

Country Ham Pizza

Pimento cheese, peppadew peppers, country ham, and red sauce

16

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Amish chicken breast, chile-honey sauce, and roasted garlic white cheddar mash

16

Duck Fat Crust Pot Pie

Amish chicken, turnips, parsnips, peas, carrots, and potatoes

11

Mac 'n' Cheese

Five cheese blend and jalapeño-bacon crust

9

Turducken Meatballs

Turkey, duck, and chicken with spicy red sauce and cheesy garlic bread

11

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pimento cheese, fontina, provolone, Havarti, Gouda, Asiago, bacon, and tomato jam

10

Buffanero Sandwich

Grilled chicken, habanero sauce, celery slaw with Wisconsin bleu cheese, chicken cracklings, and ciabatta

11

Brussels Sprout Salad

Crispy Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, carrots, Fresno peppers, scallions, bacon, and crunchy shallots

11

Grilled Watermelon and Roasted Beet Salad

Red and golden beets, grilled watermelon, brûléed goat cheese, field greens, pumpkin seeds, and citrus vinaigrette

11

late-night menu

Chicken Cracklings

Habanero sauce, shaved celery and carrots, and house ranch

4

Mashed Potatoes

Roasted garlic and white cheddar

4

Fried Pickles

4

cocktails

Goat Radler

Rittenhouse rye, citrus, BG Reynolds Falernum, and Stiegel Radler

11

Basil 46

Maker's Mark 46, peach liqueur, lemon, and fresh basil

11

IPA Mule

Hop Head vodka, ginger, lime, mint, and IPA

11

A Big Dill

St. George Green Chile vodka, cardamom bitters, lime, and a dill sprig

11

Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Aba

302 North Green Street
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60607

Aba is a Mediterranean restaurant with a rooftop patio located in Chicago’s historic Fulton Market District.

Aba menu

hummus

Lamb Ragu

Braised lamb shoulder and spicy harissa

14.95

Spicy

Marinated Fresno and sweet roasted chilies

8.95

Crispy Short Rib Hummus

Grilled onions, Sherry, and beef jus

15.95

spreads

Muhammara

Roasted red pepper, Isot chili, walnut, and pomegranate molasses

8.95

Avocado & Fava Bean

Jalapeño, scallions, mint, and lemon

9.95

Whipped Feta

Crushed pistachio, olive oil, and lemon zest

8.95

Everything Jerusalem Bagel

Whipped honey labneh, za’atar, and lemon zest

8.95

raw

Kanpachi

Ají amarillo, tomato, and charred avocado

12.95

Hamachi

Kiwi, fennel, radish, chili oil, and citrus

13.95

Bigeye Tuna

Pistachio, ginger, shiso, and finger lime

14.95

mediterranean butcher

Slow-Braised Leg of Lamb Wrapped in Eggplant

Tomatoes, graviera, dates, and cinnamon

17.95

Grilled Skirt Steak

Shawarma spice and cucumber and tomato salad

21.95

Chargrilled Lamb Chops

Garlic, burnt oregano, and freekeh

28.95

Beef Tenderloin

Fingerling potatoes and truffle butter

25.95

seafood

Mussels

Tomato and ginger broth, saffron aïoli, and grilled sourdough

18.95

Grilled Octopus

Frisée, grilled potatoes, black olive, and romesco

15.95

Monkfish

Burnt onion, crab bisque, and ras el hanout

19.95

kebabs

Grilled Salmon Kebab

Sweet peppers, red onions, lemon, olive oil, and zhoug

17.95

Lamb & Beef Kefta Kebab

Lemon, olive oil, and tzatziki

14.95

dessert

Crème Brûlée Pie

Burnt honey and apple

8.95

Double Chocolate Tart

Whipped cream and Moroccan mint

8.95

Frozen Greek Yogurt

Olive oil and sea salt

6.95

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

About Last Knife

168 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601

About Last Knife, Hotel Julian’s steakbar, is on a mission to make steak more fun with a play on words and a play on the classic steakhouse.

About Last Knife menu

dinner

Salt Cod Brandade Brûlée

Served with chips

12

14oz NY Strip

Roasted shallot

44

Beef Wellington By The Slice

30

18oz Pork Porterhouse

House giardiniera

45

Charred Octopus

Shishito peppers, piquila mojo, mint, and cilantro

17

Spicy Tuna Crudo

Fennel, pistachio, and calabrian chili

18

Crab Cake

Dill tartar sauce and spicy cucumber salad

22

Baby Carrots

Beef fat, cumin, and maple

10

Mediterranean Sea Bass

Chickpeas, chorizo, and fennel sofrito

35

brunch

French Toast

Maple syrup, bananas, blueberry, and candied bacon fat peanuts

14

Scramble

Spanish chorizo, shrimp, piquillo peppers, baby kale, potatoes, and green onions

16

Braised Short Rib Frito-Quiles

Tomato-jalapeño sauce, fritos, chili braised short rib, crema, pickled onions, cilantro, and a sunnyside-up egg

18

Little Gem Wedge

Bacon, tomato, cucumber, red onion, lemon, and blue cheese dressing

13

Poached Shrimp & Chickpea Salad

Fried capers, tomato, celery, radish, herbs, and sumac vinaigrette

16

Lobster Roll

Lobster, mayonnaise, celery, herbs, and served on a buttered bun with a side of chips

26

Cubano Style

Mojo-marinated pork shoulder sandwich with bacon, Gruyère cheese, pickled jalapeño, Dijon, and served with a side of fries

16

cocktails

My Wicked Wicked Ways

Sandra Cisneros tequila and lime

14

Bandit's of Hell Bend

Edgar Rice Burroughs rye and vermouth

14

The Giving Tree

Sheldon "Shet" Silverstein Sherry and apple

14

Love in the Machine Age

Floyd Dell vodka and Cocchi

14

Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine

Neighborhood: Loop - South Loop

Acadia

1639 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Acadia is the South Loop’s premier fine dining destination.

Acadia menu

bar menu

Bar Snacks

45

Blistered Shishito Peppers

With miso butter

7

Sticky Rice Cake

Ground pork “bolognese”

12

“Steak Frites”

Foie gras butter, and Barolo reduction

30

PBR-Steamed Blue Hill Mussels

Garlic, shallot, coriander seed, and ciabatta

14

Fried Jidori Chicken

Pickled cauliflower, butter chicken sauce, and cilantro

14

Fontina Brioche Grilled Cheese

Truffle, fennel, and tarragon

12

Stonington Maine Lobster Roll

18

Acadia Burger

Bacon-onion jam, truffle Mornay, and Gruyère

15

Acadia Dog

W.A. Bean & Sons hot dog, lobster mayo, tonkatsu sauce, and nori

12

*Menus subject to change seasonally

10-course tasting menu

Peekytoe Crab Tart

Uni, jalapeño, herbed liege waffle, and honey butter

Caviar Kristal

Sunchoke, hazelnut, and Parmesan-infused whey

Clams

Cabbage, apple, dill, and horseradish

Shima Aji

Pho glaze, goat milk-cured foie gras, and Carolina rice

Enoki Mushroom

Chilled mushroom-shrimp dashi and pine oil

Stonington Lobster

Daikon, coconut milk, and tom kha bisque

Potatoes

Brown butter, Perigord truffle, and watercress

Cobia

Kohlrabi, and squid ink sand

Sourdough

Rosemary-potato sourdough, and sunflower-whole wheat sourdough

Elysian Fields Lamb

Grilled romaine, miso Caesar, and avocado-mint green goddess

Beets

Coconut, bitter chocolate, and cardamom

Roasted Pineapple

Zephyr caramel mousse, and Durian ice cream

Mochi

Smoked banana and truffle mochi ice cream, with toasted rye shortbread cookie

Hot Chocolate

Fig, Cascara hot chocolate, and mushroom marshmallow

Chesnut Financier

Roasted chestnut cream

Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Near North - Old Town

Adobo Grill

215 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

Bringing authentic Mexican food to Chicago since 2001, Adobo Grill has become a staple for margaritas, tableside guacamole, and so much fun it makes neighbor Second City jealous.

Adobo Grill menu

antojitos

Famous Guacamole

Prepared tableside with crispy tortilla chips

10

Taquitos Dorados

Crispy pork taquitos, avocado, pico de gallo, Guajillo salsa, and sour cream

9

Brocheta

Skewers of marinated flank steak, chicken, shrimp, pico de gallo, and grilled pineapple

13

Empanadas Potosinas

Corn masa empanadas with cheese, corn, rajas, and tomatillo salsa

10

Alitas de Pollo

Adobo-marinated chicken wings choice of chipotle or mango-habanero sauce

10

Tlayuda

Crispy tortilla topped with chicken tinga, kale, avocado, pico del gallo, and fresco cheese

12

Cazuela de Pulpo

Grilled octopus

13

ceviches

Atún Ceviche

Sashimi grade ahi tuna, cucumber, serrano, avocado, and ginger sauce

14

Ceviche de Dorado

Citrus-marinated mahi mahi, avocado, peppers, cebollitas, and chile de árbol broth

13

salad

Adobo Chopped Salad

Chopped romaine with chicken, bacon, corn, tomato, cheese, avocado, black beans, crisp tortillas, and cilantro dressing

14

traditional entrées

Lomito en Mole Negro

Grilled pork tenderloin, Oaxacan black mole, tamal colodo, and sautéed kale

19

Salmón

Chipotle-marinated pan-seared salmon, green beans, boniato mash, and chile de árbol-peanut salsa

21

Camarones al Ajillo

Chipotle-marinated shrimp, fiesta rice, spinach, and chipotle garlic sauce

22

Carne Asada

Cilantro-marinated grilled skirt steak; enchilada with black mole, pinto beans, and molcajete salsa; and grilled knob onions

25

tacos with housemade tortillas

Pescado

Negra Modelo beer-battered tilapia taco, creamy chipotle mayo, and cabbage

16

Avocado

Grilled avocado, quinoa, farro, and goat cheese

14

Al Pastor

Adobo roast pork, caramelized pineapple, and guaca-salsa

15

Camaron

Ancho-dusted crispy shrimp, red and yellow peppers, crispy beets, and chipotle-tamarind salsa

17

Costilla

Barbacoa beef short rib, red onion, and cilantro

16

dessert

Très Leches

“Three milk”-soaked pecan sponge cake with canela-infused strawberries and coconut-caramel mousse

7.50

Tamal de Chocolate

With vanilla bean ice cream, dried cherries, and chocolate sauce

7.50

Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Uptown

Agami Sushi

4712 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Agami is a sushi gem located in the treasured Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.

Agami Sushi menu

appetizers

Ahi Tuna Tango

Fresh ahi poke tuna mixed with pico de gallo, scallion, and quinoa; served with housemade fresh guacamole and crispy chips

13

Scalloping Hamachi

Spicy scallop rolled inside black rice and topped with spicy crab meat in buttery yellowtail sashimi with sliced jalapeños; served with Chef's special sauce

13

Pico de Tuna Tartare

Fresh bigeye tuna mixed with mango, chile pico de gallo, and an avocado and citrus sauce

15

Pork Belly and Kimchee

9

entrées

Supreme

Six pieces of nigiri sushi, nine pieces of sashimi, and choice of any signature roll

39

Wild Tuna Trio

Assorted two pieces of bigeye tuna, super white tuna, seared albacore tuna sashimi, and three pieces of nigiri

19

Chilean Sea Bass

Grilled sea bass in a spicy garlic sauce, seaweed salad, and sautéed vegetables

26

Garlic Rub Rib-Eye Steak

Housemade garlic rub marinade and spicy teriyaki sautéed vegetables; add prawns 6

23

soups and ramen

Lobster Miso

Miso broth, lobster, green mussels, scallop, tofu, and tempura fried green onion

6

Tonkotsu Garlic

Housemade pork and beef broth, twice-cooked pork belly, and King Oyster mushrooms topped with assorted vegetables and a soft-boiled egg

14

Spicy Kimchee Ramen

Spicy chicken broth, twice-cooked pork belly, and kimchee topped with assorted vegetables and soft-boiled egg

14

agami signature rolls

Chicago Bulls

A tribute to our own Chicago Bulls—spicy blue crab and baked scallops topped with grilled tiger shrimp in a spicy garlic sauce, guacamole, pico de gallo, and golden aïoli and unagi sauce

17

Sweety Hamachi

Delicious combination of spicy crabmeat, spicy scallop, spicy shrimp, sweet egg, and cilantro; topped with buttery yellowtail and served with mango salsa and a light yuzu-soy sauce

17

Blue Point

Jumbo grilled scallops over shrimp tempura and spicy blue crab; topped with lightly fried leeks and unagi sauce

17

Agami Volcano

Soft-shell crab roll with their delicious spicy tuna and snow crab; flash-fried for crunchiness and served with pico de gallo, volcano sauce, and unagi sauce

17

dessert

Apple Tempura and Vanilla Ice Cream

9

Tempura Green Tea Ice Cream

9

specialty martinis

Rude Cosmo

Tequila twist with red cranberry

12

Lychee Fizz

Vodka, lychee liqueur and juice, and Champagne

12

The Pomari

Vodka, pomegranate liqueur, and white cranberry juice

12

Violet Fog

Effen Black Cherry, white cranberry, and Crème de Violette

12

Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Moroccan

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Alhambra Palace

1240 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60657

Come for Middle Eastern fine dining and stay for the live entertainment at the sprawling, celebratory Alhambra Palace.

Alhambra Palace menu

appetizers & salads

Lentil Soup

With spinach and curry

7

Falafel

Served with hummus, fava, and garbanzo beans

8

Hummus

Classic chickpea purée with tahini, lemon, garlic, and olive oil

9

Grilled Octopus

Potato, roasted bell peppers, jalapeños, tomato, shallots, capers, and EVO

14

Salmon Pastrami Carpaccio

Served with arugula

12

Bronzini and Sardine Tartar

Served with caviar

12

Lamb Meatballs

Served with artichoke, peas, and lamb juice

10

Baba Ghanouj

9

Alhambra Chef Salad

Romaine, eggs, goat cheese, falafel, fava beans, and chicken shawarma

9

Tabbouleh

9

Beets Salad

Roasted beets, arugula, goat cheese mousse, orange, and pistachio

11

entrées

Chicken Tajine

Turnip, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, and curried lemon

23

Roasted Duck

Served with couscous, Black Mission fig, and raisins

26

Slow-Roasted Salmon

Served with seafood orzo and tomatoes coulées

26

Lamb Tagine

Served wtih artichoke, carrots, peas, and Yukon gold potatoes

25

Grilled Lamb Chops

Served with Yukon gold potatoes, eggplant, grilled asparagus, feta cheese, oregano, and lemon

28

Filet Mignon

Served wtih baby vegetables and potato au gratin

34

New York Strip Steak

Served with au gratin potatoes, asparagus, and peppercorn sauce

28

Moroccan Vegetable Tajine

Artichoke, zucchini, carrots, peas, garbanzo and fava beans, with vegetable stock and dried fruits served with couscous or rice

21

Vegetable Tourine

Served with black rice, green beans, lentils, and grilled zucchini over a bed of quinoa with tomatoes and ginger sauce

24

Alhambra Sampler

Falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj, grape leaves, tabbouleh, and assorted grilled vegetables

22

Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Pastries/Desserts, Vegan/Vegetarian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Edgewater

Alice & Friends' Vegan Kitchen

5812 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60660

Celebrating the beauty and diversity of vegan cuisine, Alice & Friends’ Vegan Kitchen is a Chicago haven for plant-based eaters.

Alice & Friends' Vegan Kitchen menu

appetizers

Dumplings

Pan-fried or steamed; housemade dumplings filled with tofu, shiitake mushroom, carrot, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, and onion; loads of veggies, loads of love; served with housemade dumpling sauce

6.95

Momo

Finely chopped cabbage, potato, lentils, onion, and cilantro; served with housemade spicy sauce

6.75

Satay Skewers

Non-GMO soybean protein, marinated turmeric, lemongrass, curry, garlic, and scallion; served with housemade peanut sauce and vinaigrette

8.75

Popcorn Nuggets

Nut-free, sugar-free, (gluten-free with choice of King Trumpet Mushroom)

6.50

Yan Su Ki (Cripsy Salt & Pepper Chicken)

A Taiwanese popular snack, our vegan version comes with choices of non-GMO soy protein or King

drinks

Green Tea Shake

5.50

Matcha Latte (Hot/Iced)

With soy or almond milk

4.25

Mango Lassi

With coconut milk

5.75

Thai Iced Tea

Soy or almond milk

4.50

entrées

Mushroom Wonderland

Asparagus sautéed with shiitake mushrooms, king oyster mushrooms, bunapi mushrooms, onion, and garlic; served with quinoa

12.75

Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap

Korean rice bowl with broccoli, smoked tofu, mung bean sprouts, spinach, zucchini, carrot, sliced mushroom, and brown rice in a hot stone bowl; served with house soy sauce or gochujang

11.75

Roasted Sesame Miso Ramen

This umami-filled broth is made with housemade dashi, served with Japanese ramen wheat noodles, and topped with crispy, fresh tofu skin, lightly seasoned mung bean sprouts, and buttered corn; garnished with roasted seaweed and scallions

13.50

Burmese Noodle Salad

Challenge yourself and see what level of spiciness you can handle with this popular dish from Myanmar! Served with choice of wheat noodles or rice noodles, cilantro and garlic, shredded cabbage, onion, and carrots, topped with oil dressing, and garnished with fried scallions

9.95

Noble Burger

A housemade burger patty (oat, brown rice, onion, TVP) served with tomato, lettuce, onion, pickle, ketchup, and house-made mayo; choice of side salad, fries, or sweet potato fries (+.75), housemade vegan cheese (+1.95), add a second patty (+ 4.20)

9.75

Banh Mi

A Vietnamese-style baguette sandwich with smoked TVP and onions, housemade pickled daikon and carrots, cucumbers, jalapeño, cilantro, and choice of housemade mayo or spicy mayo

7.25

Sweet & Sour Cauliflower

A mouthwatering dish with the tang and sweetness of the sauce melted onto the crispy cauliflower (option for non-fried cauliflower available); served with red and green peppers, onions, and pineapples; choice of brown rice or quinoa. Add non-GMO soy protein (+3.75)

10.75

Kung Pao Ding (can be nut-free without cashews)

Fried tofu or non-GM soybean protein, sautéed, red pepper, ginger, scallion, broccoli, cashew, hot chili in our housemade Kung Pao sauce, and brown rice.

10.95

dessert

Chocolate Mousse Pie

Nut-free and gluten-free

4.95

Mocha Cake

Nut-free

6.50

Raw Tiramisu

Gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, and without chocolate on top

8.75

Green Tea Cheesecake

Nut-free and gluten-free

4.95

Cuisine: Modern American

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Allium Restaurant and Bar

120 East Delaware Place
Seventh Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

With bold flavors, the freshest local ingredients, and stylish comfort, Allium Restaurant and Bar is a favorite in Chicago's culinary scene.

Allium Restaurant and Bar menu

starters and salads

Tuna Tartare

Hearts of palm, avocado, and yuzu-mustard vinaigrette

Allium Green Salad

Butter lettuce, shallot confit, and tarragon

Winter Salad

Roasted squash, spiced carrot, and sour cherry

Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad

Spicy mustard, fennel, kohlrabi, aged goat cheese, and Marcona almond

Foie Gras "Bread and Butter"

Citrus flavors and black pepper brioche

pastas

Local Cauliflower Risotto

Marek's Amazing Shrimp, Alba white truffle, and fennel confit

House Gnocchi

Veal ragù, chanterelle, and black pepper ricotta

mains

Allium Chicken For Two

Roasted potato, Swiss chard, and buttermilk fried onions

Tallgrass All-Natural Burger

Smoked onion rémoulade, bacon, Wisconsin Colby, and pretzel bun

Wild John Dory

Sweet potato gnocchi, matsutake mushroom, and squash tea

Coffee-Cured Venison

Spiced squash, house sausage, citrus red cabbage, and wild juniper

from the meat locker

they proudly serve cedar river all-natural prime beef; the cattle never see any antibiotics or growth hormones and are fed a 100-percent vegetarian diet; cuts are topped with coarse sea salt and herbed butter

Filet 8oz
NY Strip 12oz
Rib-Eye 14oz
**Choice of Sauce

Red wine, peppercorn, chimichurri, blue cheese, or chasseur

seasonal sides

Roasted Nichols Farm Vegetables

Parsnips, carrots, potato, squash, garlic, and sage

House-Cut Fries

Smoked paprika aïoli

Cheese Curd Mashed Potatoes

dessert

Warm Caramel Chocolate Tart

Roasted banana cream and banana sorbet

Caramelized Crêpe Soufflé "C.T."

Meyer lemon and pomegranate

Haute Chocolate

Spiced marshmallow, house tea cookie, and Grand Marnier

*Menu Items Subject to Change

Cuisine: Vegan/Vegetarian

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Althea

700 North Michigan Avenue
7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Join in on the Matthew Kenney plant-based revolution at ALTHEA.

Althea menu

snacks

Kimchi Dumplings

Cashew, cilantro and coconut, red cabbage, and ginger foam

15

Smoked Hummus

Chickpeas, smoked onion, crudité, and harissa-za’atar lavash

14

Barbacoa Taco

Maitake and oyster mushrooms, pepita cream, avocado purée, toasted pepitas, and micro-greens

5

Flora Artisanal Plate

Porcini truffle, harissa-Jack cheddar, wine-soaked mascarpone, fennel crackers, and condiments

22

Antipasto Platter

Assorted seasonal pickled vegetables, salt and vinegar cashews, stuffed Castelvetrano olives, and bread and butter

12

starters

Little Gem Caesar

Local greens, sea beans, dulse, hemp seeds, and sunflower dressing

6;13

Three Beet Carpaccio

Roasted red and pink beets, sour golden beets, Gotham Greens lettuce, pistachio cream, and burnt orange oil

13

Crab Cakes

Hearts of palm, artichoke, quinoa, ancho aïoli, and zucchini relish

14

Brussels Sprouts Flatbread

Smoked almond ricotta, carrot-caraway purée, sauerkraut, and apple cider gastrique

17

mains

Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini Lasagna

Sundried marinara, basil-pistachio pesto, and macadamia ricotta

22

Chickpea Frittata

Gotham Greens, shaved vegetables, herbs, and green goddess dressing

18

Spicy Udon

Tempeh, shiitake mushroom, toasted cashew, bok choy, watermelon radish, and togarashi

20

Mushroom and Vegetable Burger

Sunflower cheddar, pickles, beetroot ketchup, and brioche bun

19

Plant Bowl

Quinoa, black lentil, charred root vegetables, marinated kale, avocado, piquillo romesco, and preserved lemon tahini

19

Kelp Noodle Cacio e Pepe

Cashew and black pepper cream, sugar snap peas, pea sprouts, and crispy oil-cured olives

20

Coconut Curry Risotto

Roasted delicata squash, parsnip purée, maitake mushrooms, heirloom cherry tomatoes, currants, and mint-cilantro chutney

20

desserts

Coconut Cream Pie

Macadamia crust and banana

12

Baked Brownie à la Mode

Tahini ice cream, apricot, marigold caramel, and sesame brittle

12

Chai-Spiced Maple Cheesecake

Vanilla-almond shortbread, whole orange curd, poached quince, apple cider, and candied walnut

12

Ice Cream Flight

Three scoops of seasonal ice cream and sorbet

12

brunch

French Toast

Fresh fruit, coconut yogurt, and house granola

18

Upside Down Pancake

Butternut squash, Fuji apple, maple, cashew cream cheese, and candied walnuts

18

Kimchi Pancakes

Scallions, bok choy, and sesame-soy vinaigrette

15

Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood, Vegan/Vegetarian, Thai

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - West Town

Arami

1829 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Retreat to West Town’s urban oasis, Arami, for classic and progressive sushi and other thoughtful Japanese fare.

Arami menu

zensai

Zuke Maguro Kani

Spicy Alaskan king crab wrapped with marinated tuna and gobo

12

Shishamo Ten

Smelt tempura and yuzu kosho salsa

14

Butakakuni

Pork belly, daikon, Napa cabbage, and Japanese mustard

14

robata

Tako-Wasa

Spanish octopus, ume-ponzu, and nama wasabi

10

Tsukune

Amish chicken meatball and tsukedare

7

Sauddeok

Pork sausage, rice cake, and gochujang glaze

16

tokubetsu nigiri

Madai to Uni

Red sea bream and sea urchin

10

Aburi Otoro

Bluefin tuna belly and osetra

14

Hama Namero

Yellowtail and ginger-miso hamachi tartare

9

Sake-Ko

Salmon, salmon roe, miso, and scallion

9

Akami Torotaku

Lean bluefin tuna and bluefin tuna belly and radish tartare

11

vegetarian maki

two-piece nigiri/six-piece maki

Nasu

Roasted Japanese eggplant and white miso

5

Kyuri

Raw Japanese cucumber, sesame, and lime

3

Shiitake

Roasted mushroom and marinated bulgogi

6

tokubetsu maki

Hamachi Mentaiko

Yellowtail, mentaiko, fried shallot, spicy mayo, jalapeño, cilantro, lime, and crispy mochi

18

Wasabi Sake

Wasabi shoyu-marinated salmon, sesame, shiso, and cucumber sunomono

16

Spicy Tako Maguro

Spicy octopus, spicy tuna, tempura crunch, eel sauce, and chili oil

20

Oki Mac

Shrimp tempura, unagi, cucumber, tamago, takuan, shiso, spicy mayo, wasabi mayo, and eel sauce

18

Trio Maki

Yellowtail, tuna, salmon, spicy mayo, masago, cilantro, avocado, chili oil, and lime

19

*All Food & Beverage Items Change Seasonally

Cuisine: Seafood, South American, Steakhouse, Argentinian, Peruvian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Square

Artango Bar & Steakhouse

4767 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Travel back in time to when Argentina was all about the nightlife—and the good life—with Artango Bar & Steakhouse, a genuine Argentine restaurant in the heart of Lincoln Square.

Artango Bar & Steakhouse menu

entradas

Trio de Ceviche

A ceviche tasting trio chosen by chef and served with homemade yucca and plantain chips

21

Carpaccio de Cordero

Thinly-sliced spice-rubbed lamb loin, grilled orange, Granny Smith apple, citrus vinaigrette, and pomegranate glaze

15

Ceviche Nikkei

Ahi tuna, avocado, and huacatay sauce; served with homemade yucca and plantain chips

12

Ensalada Verde

Lettuce, radish, cucumber, zucchini, hearts of palm, quail egg, avocado, and cumin-jalapeño vinaigrette

13

Empanadas

Beef, corn and cheese, caprese, and the special of the day; handmade baked turnovers served with chimichurri rice

1 order 4; 3 orders 11; 5 orders 15

Langostinos

Grilled prawns marinated in ajì-adobo, ajì amarillo aïoli, and arugula-radish garnish

18

Pulpo a la Parilla

Grilled octopus, whipped sweet purple potato, ajì-panco aïoli, and an arugula-radish garnish

16

de nuestra parrilla

All beef is imported from Agentina, the highest quality of grass-fed Black Angus, hand-cut and grilled gaucho-style on an Argentinean parrilla

Asado de Tira

Slow-grilled short ribs

38

Entraña

10oz center-cut skirt steak

38

Ojo de Bife

12oz heart of rib-eye

44

Bife de Lomo

12oz filet mignon

42

Para Compartir

A steak flight; a tasting selection of rib-eye, NY strip, and sirloin

55; serves 2 people

Asado Argentina

Traditional selection of flank steak, slow-grilled short ribs, morcilla, and chorizo

51; serves 2 people

platos principales

Quinoa Risotto

Risotto-style quinoa, wild mushrooms, Manchego cheese, seasonal veggies, and herb oil

21

Pollo al Parilla

Grilled Amish half chicken infused with fine herbs, chimichurri, and fingerling potatoes

23

Cordero Patagónico

Grilled lamb loin and chops, seasonal veggies, quinoa, and Andes mole

35

Paella del Sur

Prawns, scallops, market fish, calamari, shrimp, and saffron rice

1-2 people 35; 3-4 people 61

Pescado Del Dia

Grilled market fish, seasonal veggies, capers, and lemon-herb butter

29

Cuisine: Thai

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - North West Side

Arun's Thai Restaurant

4156 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

At Arun’s Thai Restaurant, James Beard Award Winner Chef Arun Sampanthavivat crafts a 12-course tasting menu from an assortment of regional Thai delicacies served in a museum-like setting filled with oriental art from his personal collection.

Arun's Thai Restaurant menu

sequential banquet

(individually presented)

Trio Platter

Golden basket of chicken, shrimp, sweet peas, corn, shiitake mushrooms, and carrots; pork and shrimp shumai with crab meat, spicy mustard and sweet plum sauce; Lotus blossom dumplings of lightly seasoned chicken

Arun's Crab Cake

Dungeness crab meat, cripsy crab-taro pouch, avocado mayo, garden salad, and sesame soy-vinaigrette

Mushroom Somen

Somen noodles, mushrooms, soy sauce, soybean sprouts, and sesame

Sai Qua - Nua Yang *

Arun's northman Thai sausage with house-pickled relish and kabocha mustard-mayonnaise

Som Tum - Nua Yang

Green papaya salad, wagyu beef, and sticky rice

Pad Thai

Thin rice noodles, sweet turnip, shrimp, chicken, tofu, bean sprouts, shallot, and garlic chive

family banquet

Mussaman Curry

Slow-braised beef, red curry, coconut, herbs, and spices

Lobster Tail *

Cold-water lobster tail, kabocha-turmeric purée, and chili oil

Seared Scallops

Pan-seared sea scallops, vegetable medley, and black bean butter

Long Island Duck Breast

Pan-seared muscovy duck, rutabaga, Brussel sprouts, creamed potatoes, and sweet soy tamarind sauce

dessert

(individually presented)

Kabocha Custard

Kabocha egg custard, vanilla tapicoa pearls, pandan, and coconut cream sauce

Poached Pear

Poached bosc pear with housemade cocunut ice cream

* denotes courses omitted in the 10-course selection

Cuisine: Greek

Neighborhood: Loop - Greektown

Athena Restaurant

212 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Athena Restaurant is a tribute to Athens, Greece, and the goddess from whom both the restaurant and the city take their names.

Athena Restaurant menu

appetizers

Saganaki

Flaming cheese

Octapodi Skaras

Charbroiled octopus seasoned with olive oil, vinegar, and oregano

Soutzoukakia

Meatballs baked in tomato sauce

Shrimp Athena

Flaming shrimp with tomatoes and peppers

Kolokithia Tiganita

Lightly breaded zucchini chips served with skordalia

entrées

Athenian Chicken

Charbroiled half chicken with Greek spices, lemon, and white wine

Mediterranean Black Bass

Filleted tableside

Beef Tenderloin Kebab

Skewered with fresh vegetables and chargrilled to your liking

Norwegian Salmon

Lightly seasoned and broiled with lemon sauce

Paidakia

Four thin-cut lamb chops broiled to your liking and served with rice and potatoes

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Stuffed with spinach and feta cheese; topped with melted Kasseri cheese

authentic greek dishes

Pastitsio

Baked macaroni mixed with ground beef and cheese; topped with béchamel sauce

Dolmades

Vine leaves stuffed with ground beef and rice; topped with egg-lemon sauce

Spanakopita

Spinach and feta cheese pie

Mousakas

Layers of eggplant, zucchini, potato, ground beef, and cheese topped with béchamel sauce

Arni Aginarato

Baked lamb and artichokes in egg-lemon sauce

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

Atwood

1 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

At Atwood, the past and the present of Chicago culinary and cocktail culture intersect, creating an experience that highlights the best of contemporary American dining as imagined by Executive Chef David Fingerman.

Atwood menu

cold

Smoked Trout Dip

Lavash

8

Kale Salad

Roasted squash, goat cheese, almonds, and horseradish vinaigrette

11

Beet Toast

Sourdough, goat cheese, and pistachios

12

Cheese Board

Seasonal jam, spiced nuts, honeycomb, and baguette

20

hot

Spoonbread

Apple butter

9

Brussels Sprouts

Maple drizzle

10

Crab Cakes

Sauce gribiche

14

Savory Apple Pancake

Caramelized onions, sharp cheddar, and honey butter

15

Flatbread

Daily inspiration

15

Mussels

Spanish chorizo, Pernod cream, fennel, and baguette

16

entrées

Braised Pork Belly Sandwich

Brussels sprouts-fennel kimchi, malt vinegar aïoli, and toasted rye

17

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Roasted mushrooms, shaved mushrooms, and Parmesan

22

Amish Chicken

Salsa verde and potato purée

25

Pork Chop

Three Sisters grits, butternut squash ribbons, red onion, and cilantro

25

Crispy Salmon

Melted leeks and celery root purée

28

Short RIb

Sweet potato, bordelaise, and beets

34

Rib-Eye

Roasted seasonal vegetables, crème fraîche, and fines herbs

37

cocktails

Vieux Carre

Rittenhouse rye, aged cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, and aromatic and Peychaud's bitters

14

Mai Tai

Plantation pineapple rum, Banks 5 island rum, orange Curaçao, lime, housemade Orgeat, and tiki bitters

14

Lion’s Tail

Old Forester bourbon, St. Elizabeth allspice dram, lime, honey, and house aromatic bitters

14

Aviation

Aviation gin, Luxardo maraschino, Crème de Violette, and lemon

14

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Albany Park

Ay Ay Picante

4569 North Elston
Chicago, IL 60630

Exotic, authentic, classic Peruvian cooking distinguishes Ay Ay Picante from other Nuevo Latino restaurants.

Ay Ay Picante menu

ceviche

Ceviche Mixto

A variety of seafood and fresh tilapia marinated in a blend of lime juices, spices, and Peruvian rocota chilies; accompanied by lettuce, potatoes, sweet potatoes, finely sliced onions, and corn

Pulpo al Olivo

Thin slices of octopus cooked in olive oil; served with a kalamata olive-mayonnaise sauce

Tiradito

Fine pieces of tilapia sautéed in Peruvian spices with aji yellow pepper

appetizers

Anticuchos

Classic Andean dish; beef marinated in vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and spices; served on a skewer and accompanied by boiled potatoes

Humita Peruana

A native dish from pre-Hispanic times, similar to tamales; made with choclo (white corn), chicken, and wrapped in corn husks; served with salsa criolla

Papa Rellena

Deep-fried mashed potatoes stuffed wth seasoned lean beef

Papa ala Huancaina

Boiled potatoes topped with a Peruvian-style cream sauce (a blend of cheeses with milk, oil, lime juice, yellow peppers, salt, and pepper); served with lettuce and eggs

soups

Parihuela

Traditional Peruvian seafood made with fish, shrimp, mussels, octopus, chicha de jora (Peruvian corn beer), onions, tomatoes, and a blend of Peruvian spices; it has a rich and complex flavor

Chupe de Camarones

Creamed shrimp soup with rice and Peruvian spices

seafood

Arros con Mariscos

Peruvian paella; mixed spiced seafood combination cooked with rice, onions, vegetables, garlic, bay leaf, white wine, and a blend of spices

Bruschetta Frutas del Mar

Seasoned fresh tilapia, large shrimp, onions, and sweet peppers cooked on the grill; served with steamed rice and special cilantro sauce (chef's recipe)

Peruvian dishes

Cau Cau de Mariscos

Variety of seafood casserole (octopus, calamari, shrimp) cooked with diced potatoes and fresh herbs in special Peruvian ground spices

Seco de Cordero

Lamb cooked with red wine, a blend of spices, cilantro, chicha de Jora (corn beef), onions, garlic, aji (sundried red chili), green peas, red wine, salt, and pepper; accompanied by white rice and beans

Aji de Gallina

Shredded chicken cooked with Peruvian spices, walnut, aji panca, onions, garlic, milk, and cheeses (creamy technique); accompanied by white rice

Filete a lo Macho

Deep-fried fillet served with a seafood combination and sautéed with Parmesan cheese and milk; accompanied by steamed rice

Churrasco ala Parrilla

Sirloin steak cooked on the grill; seasoned with Peruvian spices and served with choice of two: fried potatos, rice, or salad

Medallon de Lomo Fino

Filet mignon cooked on the grill; topped with sautéed mushrooms in a red wine sauce; served with mashed potatoes and vegetables

Pescado a la Basca

Slightly seared fresh tilapia topped with sautéed onions, mushrooms, and peppers in an olive oil, red wine reduction; served with mashed potatoes and vegetables

Bistek del Vaquero

T-bone steak marinated and grilled. This generous cut of beef is topped with sautéed mushrooms, cooked in a red wine reduction; served with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

BLVD

817 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607

BLVD is a modern American restaurant located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood that draws inspiration from Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard.

BLVD menu

Escargot

Maître d'hôtel butter and puff pastry

Shrimp Cocktail

Horseradish panna cotta, spicy tomato gastrique, and lemon confit

Steak Tartare

Sriracha aïoli, fresh and cured egg yolk, and fine herbs

Baby Greens

Escabeche, torn herbs, and kombucha vinaigrette

Salt-Roasted Beets

Pearl onions, golden beet yogurt, Fourme d’Ambert blue cheese, and dill

Grilled Corn & Crab

Corn pudding, charred scallions, and Cotija cheese

Brussels Sprouts

Red pepper coulis, guanciale, and one-hour egg

Cacio e Pepe

Parmesan and black pepper

Pappardelle

Lamb merguez ragu, burrata, and shiso leaf

Octopus

Shaved vegetables, edamame hummus, and herbal vinaigrette

Dayboat Scallops

White corn grits, pine nut vinaigrette, and crispy leeks

Duck Confit

Roasted sweet potato salad, sprouted lentils, pine nuts, and cranberry and duck jus

Grilled Lamb Chops

Mixed mushrooms, confit marble potatoes, and marinated tomato

Vegetable Risotto

Carolina Gold rice, maitake mushroom, pickled carrot, cashew butter, and black truffle

Whole Rainbow Trout

Grilled fennel and radicchio salad, asparagus, chimichurri, and charred lemon

10oz Filet Mignon

Butcher’s center-cut, Allen Brothers, IL

20oz Bone-In Rib-Eye

21-Day dry-aged, Creekstone Farms, NJ

Seafood Tower

Lobster, king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, and oysters

Caviar Service

Traditional accoutrements

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Suburbs - Glenview

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

2600 Navy Boulevard
Glenview, IL 60026

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana party rooms are available for party planning. BRAVO! also offers a happy hour featuring half-price flatbreads, pizzas, and appetizers Monday-Friday from 4-7pm in the bar only.

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana menu

appetizers

Artichoke and Spinach Formaggio

Served warm with warm Parmesan flatbread

9.99

Calamari Fritti

Lightly battered, cooked to a crisp golden brown, and served with creamy horseradish sauce and marinara

10.99

salads

Grilled Salmon Salad

Grilled salmon, field greens, tomato, grilled asparagus, shoestring potatoes, and feta cheese

14.99

Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad

Thinly sliced chicken, Gorgonzola, spicy pecans, mixed greens, and crispy pasta tossed in a Tuscan Italian dressing

12.99

Romano-Crusted Chicken Salad

Served over chopped greens with egg, bacon, green onions, cucumber, tomato, Parmesan cheese, and creamy Parmesan dressing

11.99

pizza

Pepperoni Classico Pizza

Imported pepperoni, roasted banana peppers, mozzarella, and housemade tomato sauce

9.99

Margherita Pizza

Thinly sliced, ripe tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and fresh basil

9.99

pastas

Pasta BRAVO!

Our signature dish: rigatoni tossed with wood-grilled chicken and mushrooms in roasted red pepper cream sauce

13.99

Pasta Woozie

Fettuccine Alfredo with grilled chicken and fresh spinach

13.99

Penne Mediterranean

Spinach, sundried tomatoes, pinenuts, olive oil, and feta cheese; tossed with Barilla Plus multigrain pasta

11.99

Spaghettini and Meatballs en Sugo

Beef and pork meatballs made fresh daily and braised in a rich tomato sauce; topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

12.99

Shrimp Fra Diavolo Campanelle

Sautéed shrimp tossed in a spicy tomato cream sauce with bell-shaped campanelle pasta

15.99

house specialties

Chicken Parmesan Milanese

Crisp, freshly breaded Romano-crusted chicken breast with fresh mozzarella and pomodoro sauce; served with herb pasta

14.99

Mama's Lasagna Bolognese

A huge portion with creamy Alfredo sauce and our classic meat sauce from the heart of Italy

15.99

Chicken Scaloppini

Sautéed chicken with roasted portobello mushrooms and provolone topped with lemon-caper butter sauce, feta, and diced tomatoes; served with herb linguine

14.99

seafood

Grilled Salmon

With pan-roasted green beans, crispy potatoes, lemon-caper butter sauce, and pesto crumbs

19.99

Rosemary-Grilled Shrimp

Large gulf shrimp, marinated in rosemary and garlic; served atop a warm sauté of orzo, spinach, kalamata olives, onions, and pinenuts, and drizzled with a spicy caper vinaigrette

18.99

from the grill

Grilled Chicken Marsala

Marinated chicken breast with our famous mushroom Marsala wine sauce, Tuscan mashed potatoes, and pan-roasted green beans

16.99

Filet Mignon Toscano

A tender 8oz center-cut filet served with Tuscan mashed potatoes and pan-roasted green beans; topped with Gorgonzola 28.99

26.99

Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Suburbs - Westmont

Bakersfield Restaurant

330 East Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Thanks to its sister-concept, Standard Market, Bakersfield's premium-quality meats are the main draw here, butchered in-house and seared on a wood-fired grill.

Bakersfield Restaurant menu

appetizers

Crispy Thai Shrimp

Crispy shrimp, Asian peanut dressing, and baby iceberg lettuce cups

14

Tenderloin Silders

Beef tenderloin, grilled onion, arugula, and horseradish cream

14

salads

Four Farmers Salad

Grilled chicken, goat cheese, candied hazelnuts, avocado, dates, cornbread croutons, and Champagne vinaigrette

13

Crispy Chicken Cobb

Chicken, tomato, avocado, bacon, red onion, egg, and mustard-honey dressing

13

Crab Cake Salad

Avocado, grapefruit, and citrus vinaigrette

16

bakersfield signature wood-fired grill

Slow-Roasted Prime Rib

Slow-roasted prime rib of beef, au jus, and a loaded baked potato

30

New York Strip Steak

14oz Angus beef, smashed Yukon potatoes, spinach, and housemade steak sauce

32

Center-Cut Filet Mignon

10oz Angus beef, housemade steak sauce, spinach, and smashed Yukon potatoes

35

Majestic Pork Chop

Steak butter, mashed sweet potatoes, and roasted Pink Lady apples

28

House-Smoked Barbecue Back Ribs

Full slab Duroc pork ribs, housemade barbecue sauce, coleslaw, and hand-cut french fries

28

Simply Grilled Salmon

Roasted garlic spinach and smashed Yukon potatoes

26

Grilled Ahi Tuna Steak

With sticky rice, buttered edamame, and peanut-soy vinaigrette

26

sandwiches

Knuckle Sandwich

Sweet Maine lobster, crème fraîche aïoli, and crisp lettuce

18

entrées

Poached Halibut

Grilled asparagus and herb vinaigrette

27

Knife-and-Fork Fried Chicken

Smashed Yukon potatoes, cornbread croutons, and habanero-butter sauce

21

Gnocchi

Pomodoro sauce, asparagus, and Romano cheese

18

dessert

Fried Oreos

Beignet batter, vanilla ice cream, and cocoa cookie dust

8

Cuisine: American Grill, Barbecue, Southern, Seafood

Neighborhood: Near North - Magnificent Mile

Bandera

535 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Take a break from shopping on the Magnificent Mile and step into the casual elegance of Bandera.

Bandera menu

starters

Grilled Jumbo Artichoke

12

#1 Tuna Poke with Shrimp and Avocado

17

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

13

Queso Dip with Tortilla Chips

8

salads and sandwiches

Classic Caesar

With Reggiano and cornbread croutons

13

Macho Salad

Roasted chicken, avocado, dates, almonds, and goat cheese

17

Seared Sashimi Tuna Salad

With mixed greens, avocado, and mango

18

"Hacked" Chicken Salad

With honey-lime vinaigrette and peanut sauce

16

Cheeseburger

Ground in-house with hand-cut fries

16

Veggie Burger

Monterey Jack and roasted peanut coleslaw

15

Prime Rib French Dip

Our famous sandwich served with hand-cut fries

19

rotisserie and entrées

Bandera-Style Roasted Chicken

Served with green rice and tomato

19

Sliced Leg of Lamb

With red chile sauce and cucumber salad

24

Roasted Pork

With apricot glaze and mashed potatoes

26

Seattle-Style Barbecued Salmon

With green rice and cucumber salad

25

Seasonal Vegetable Platter

Fresh vegetables, hand-selected with care

15

Spinach and Chicken Enchilada

With green rice and cucumber salad

19

Barbecue Beef Back Ribs

Served with hand-cut fries and roasted peanut coleslaw

27

Kobe-Style Steak and Enchilada Platter

Served with cucumber salad

28

Center-Cut Filet

Served with mashed potatoes and steamed spinach

34

Aged Prime Rib

Slow-roasted on the bone; served with mashed potatoes

28

USDA Prime New York Strip

Served with mashed potatoes

market price

dessert

Banana Cream Pie

With caramel and crushed chocolate

8

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Housemade with Oreo ice cream sandwiches with dark chocolate sauce

8

Cuisine: Thai

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Bang Chop Thai Kitchen

605 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Bang Chop Thai Kitchen, the fast-casual sibling to beloved Vietnamese Saigon Sisters restaurants, brings some much-needed authentic Thai to the West Loop.

Bang Chop Thai Kitchen menu

wok stir-fried rice and noodles

Holy Thai Basil Chicken (Halal) with Jasmine Rice I Pad Gra Pao

Oyster sauce, bell pepper, Thai basil, Thai chile, and a sunnyside-up egg

Bang Chop Fried Rice I Khao Pad Goong

Shrimp paste, cilantro, fish sauce, long bean, garlic, chile, and egg

choice of chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu

Krabi Pad Thai I Pat Thai

Rice noodle, tamarind, dried shrimp, garlic chive, daikon, bean sprout, egg, peanut, and fish sauce

choice of chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu

Smokin' Pad See Ew I Pat Sii Uuu

Wide rice noodle, dark soy, Chinese broccoli, garlic, and egg

choice of chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu

soups and curries

Tom Yum I Tom Yam Nam Sai (GF)

Shiitake mushroom, tomato, tamarind, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime, and fish sauce

choice of shrimp or chicken (halal)

Tom Kha (Coconut Broth) I Tom Khaa (GF)

Coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime, cilantro, and fish sauce

choice of chicken (halal) or mushrooms

Green Curry with Jasmine Rice I Geang Keow Wan (GF)

Housemade curry paste, Thai basil, Thai eggplant, bamboo, kaffir lime, and fish sauce

choice of chicken (halal) or tofu

salads

Thai Papaya Salad I Som Dtam (V)

Fish sauce, garlic, chile, long beans, tomato, and peanuts

Waterfall Beef Salad I Nam Tok Neau (GF)

Grilled beef flank, toasted rice, mint, lime, lettuce, and fish sauce

Laarb Salad (Halal) I Laard Gai (GF)

Ground chicken or basil tofu and mushrooms, onion, toasted rice, Thai chile, mint, lime, cabbage, and fish sauce

snacks and sides

Bang Chop Fried Chicken Wings

Thai spiced marinade, fresh chile sauce, and fish sauce

Moo Dad Dieo (GF)

Sun-dried pork shoulder and sweet tamarind sauce

Salt and Pepper Tofu (GF) (V)

Crispy tofu and chile peanut sauce

Jasmine Rice
Sticky Rice

drink and desserts

Thai Iced Tea

Almond milk (vegan, dairy free)

Thai Iced Coffee

Evaporated milk and Thai coffee

Seasonal Sticky Rice
Nirvana Coconut Water
Honest Tea
**(GF) Gluten-Free; (V) Vegetarian

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Baptiste & Bottle

101 East Erie Street
20th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

There are wine bars for those who love vino, beer halls for those who love craft beer, and for bourbon lovers, now we have Baptiste & Bottle.

Baptiste & Bottle menu

appetizers

Crudo

Asian pear, kombu, and puffed rice

15

Little Gem Salad

Bacon jam, six minute egg, and plum

12

Roasted Broccoli

Black garlic, cashew, and kimchi

12

Asparagus Salad

Rhubarb, buckwheat, and Green Goddess

14

Beets + Burrata

Watercress, quinoa, and macadamia

14

Pappardelle

Summer squash, ricotta salata, and truffle

16

Roasted Corn Soup

Fritter, pickle, and oil

12

Bone Marrow + Oxtail Marmalade

Stone fruit, shallot, and grilled bread

17

main course

Colorado Lamb Loin

Olive, piquillo pepper, and mustard jus

35

Roasted Peking Duck Breast

Corn, basil, and grape

31

Pan-Seared Halibut

Rock shrimp, peas, and shellfish emulsion

33

Day Boat Scallops

Sunchoke, pear, and pine nut

33

Amish Chicken

Knob onions, chanterelles, and fava beans

27

Free Range Bison

Parsnip, blood orange, and Swiss chard

36

Housemade Ricotta Cavatelli

‘Nduja, Parmesan, and pesto

22

B&B Burger

Bread-and-butter pickle, American cheese, and rémoulade

19

Triple-Seared Prime New York Steak

Heirloom carrot and wild mushroom

46

vegetables & sides

Lemon + Chive Biscuit

9

Eggplant + Harissa + Hazelnut + Feta

9

Brussels Sprouts + Pistachio + Rosemary

9

Heirloom Carrots + Macadamia + Cilantro

9

cocktails

Boat Tour

Reyka vodka, grapefruit, cassis, and sparkling wine

14

Kitihawa

Belvedere vodka, citrus, and St-Germain foam

16

Southside Mule

Koval bourbon, pineapple-rosemary shrub, and ginger

15

Italian Trifecta

Averna, Amaro Montenegro, and cynar

14

Sazerec Flight

An assortment of the classic cocktail made with rye, rum, and cognac

14

Cuisine: American Grill, Italian, Pizza

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Bar Cargo

605 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

After a lifetime of visiting Rome’s best pizzerias and bars, Anthony Stefani, son of one of Chicago's pioneering restaurateurs, Phil Stefani, has brought the incredibly unique Italian-style pizza he fell in love with to Chicago.

Bar Cargo menu

appetizers

Prosciu-Dough

Fried dough, Stracchino cheese, and Parma prosciutto

13

Hey Meatballs!

Beef and pork blend

12

Cargo Wings

Choice of buffalo gardiniera, Thai chili, or citrus-chipotle barbecue

14

Fried Calamari

Cocktail sauce and saffron aïoli

14

Fried Ravioli

Ricotta-filled with spicy marinara

12

Artichoke Beignets

Herb cream cheese-filled with Cajun-cilantro rémoulade

13

Wisconsin Cheese Curds

Peppercorn ranch

11

salads

Chop Chop

Radicchio, iceberg, romaine, spicy salami, crispy pancetta, artichoke, chickpeas, olives, tomatoes, ricotta salata, and red wine vinaigrette

14

Southwest

Blackened chicken, romaine, roasted corn, avocado, black beans, pico de gallo, tortilla chips, and jalapeño-lime vinaigrette

14

Pear and Arugula

Pickled red onion, dates, Gorgonzola, candied walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette

14

Quinoa

Cucumber, avocado, mango, tomato, celery, evoo, and lemon vinaigrette

15

Beet

Roasted red beets, baby kale, radicchio, orange segments, goat cheese, candied walnuts, and Champagne-citrus vinaigrette

15

more cargo

Classic Burger

8oz beef double patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, Cargo sauce, and brioche bun; add bacon 2; add egg 2; add avocado 2

15

pizzas

cargo piccolo serves 2; cargo grande serves 3-4

The Chicago

Italian sausage, red and green peppers, and tomato sauce

22;38

Cargo Combo

Sausage, spicy soppressata, meatball, and pancetta

23;39

Cargo Garden

Grilled bell peppers, onions, zucchini, eggplant, and tomato sauce

22;38

Popeye & Truffle Oil

Sautéed spinach, mushrooms, truffle oil, and Parmesan

23;39

The Roman

Pancetta, pecorino cheese, and egg yolk

22;38

Hot Hot Hot

Pachino tomatoes, chile, garlic, tomato sauce, and no cheese

22;38

Saus Shroom

Sausage, mushroom, and tomato sauce

22;38

CBT

Chicken, cherry tomatoes, bacon, cheddar, avocado, scallions, and ranch drizzle

22;39

Buffalo Bill

Buffalo grilled chicken, giardiniera wing sauce, celery, and ranch drizzle

22;38

Nutella Pizza

Fresh berries and powdered sugar

18

*Prices Subject To Change

Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas/Small Plates

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Bar Ramone

441 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Bar Ramone, located in River North, is a wine bar with the heart and soul of Spanish tapas.

Bar Ramone menu

pan con tomate

Spanish-style tomato bread

Classic

5.95

Manchego 1yr.

7.95

pintxos

skewered bar snacks

Mushroom

Garlic butter

6.50

Crispy Artichoke

Olive purée

6.95

Toasted Goat Cheese

Quince jam and honey

6.95

vegetables

Nichols Farm Heirloom Tomatoes

Herb-infused evoo, red onion, and chervil

5.95

Blistered Shishito Peppers

Sea salt and lemon

5.95

spanish ham & cheeses

Ham Board

Jamon ibérico, ibérico fermin chorizo, and serrano 15mo.

14.95

Cheese Board

La Peral, Trillium, Foxglove, and Manchego 12mo.

16.95

modern

Patatas Bravas XL Fries

With smoked paprika aïoli

8.95

Japanese Ice Fish

Garlic oil, shiro dashi, and chile de árbol

11.95

Crispy Spanish Rice

Ask about the daily feature

MP

classics

Marinated Goat Cheese

Caprine supreme, olive oil, and herbs

8.95

Bigeye Tuna Tartare

Harissa spice, garlic aïoli, and black rice

12.95

seafood

Brandade

Potatoes, salt cod, olive oil, and panko crust

9.95

Garlic Shrimp

Toasted garlic breadcrumbs

12.95

Seared Mediterranean Dorade

Garlic, lemon, and parsley

16.95

Galician Octopus

Garlic, olive oil, pimenton, espelette, and garbanzo

16.95

meat

Lapryor Farms Beef Burger

Dukes mayo, house pickles, and American cheese

11.95

American Wagyu Flatiron

Garlic scape salsa verde and confit tomato

26.95

Lamb Meatballs

Harissa and tomato ragu

12.95

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Tapas/Small Plates

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Bar Siena

832 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Bar Siena, on the corner of Randolph and Green Street in the bustling West Loop, has earned itself a reputation as one of the best come-as-you-are eateries in Chicago.

Bar Siena menu

antipasti & salad

Roasted Meatballs

Pomodoro, hand dipped ricotta, crostini

Balsamic Glazed Pork Ribs

Crispy brussels sprout leaves, sea salt

Bar Siena Chop Salad

Gin and Juice salami, charred pepperoncini, marinated mozzarella, egg, shaved radish, castelvatrano olives, artichoke, celery, red onion, cucumber, avocado, white beans, smoked mustard vinaigrette

Shaved Butternut Squash Salad

Spinach, brussels sprouts, pomegranate, candied pumpkin seeds, cherry pumpkin seed vinaigrette

pizza & pasta

Wild Mushroom & Garlic Pizza

White truffle oil, fontina, shaved Parmesan

Sausage & Brussels Sprout Pizza

Braised onion, pecorino

Fireball Pepperoni Pizza

House mozzarella, roasted tomato sauce

Gnocchi

Prosciutto sausage, rapini, Parmesan, chili flakes

Short Rib Lasagna

Taleggio, roasted garlic bechamel

Sweet Corn Ravioli

Chiodini mushrooms, truffle butter

plates

Roasted Half Chicken

Spicy charred broccolini, thumbelina carrots, garlic jus

Seared King Salmon

Sautéed spinach, white bean purée, mustard seed vinaigrette

sandwiches

available at lunch only; Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm

Meatball

Roasted mushrooms, fontina cheese, truffle mayo

BomboBurger

Sharp American cheese, shaved red onions, dijonnaise, house giardiniera, bomboloni bun

Smoked Turkey

Cherry smoked bacon, avocado, roasted red peppers, pickled radicchio, grain mustard, sourdough

bombobar

Open daily; 8am-11pm; walk-up window

Bomboloni

Holeless Italian doughnuts; assorted flavors

Bombo Breakfast Sandwich

Pancetta cured bacon, pork sausage, scrambled eggs, American cheese, bomboloni bun

Funfetti Hotter Chocolate

Milk chocolate, whipped cream, sprinkles, funfetti shortbread, doughnut

brunch

Avocado Toast

Vine ripened tomato, toasted marcona almond, poached eggs, sea salt

Short Rib Hash

Poached egg, caramelized vegetables, roasted garlic hollandaise

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast sausage, roasted tomato, prosciutto cotto, fresno chili, housemade mozzarella, baked egg

Caramelized Waffle

Nutella butter, brûléed bananas

*Menu Items Subject to Change; Gluten-Friendly Options Available

Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Bar Takito/ Takito Kitchen

201 North Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Bar Takito and Takito Kitchen are the sister restaurant darlings of the Latin-American restaurant world.

Bar Takito/ Takito Kitchen menu

bar takito

west loop

Coffee-Braised Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Popcorn tortilla, queso fresco, pickled jicama, cilantro, and roasted peanuts

10.55

Chicken Pozole Tacos

Popcorn tortilla, hominy purée, guajillo, escarole, watermelon radish, and oregano

9.90

Skirt Steak Taco

Popcorn tortilla, red chimichurri, purple potato purée, truffled avocado-pinenut purée, and crispy purple potato

13.50

Fish Taco

Blue corn tortilla, coconut custard carrot slaw, Thai basil, and toasted coconut

10.55

Cheese Taco

Blue corn tortilla, goat cheese croquette, cherry tomato sofrito, serrano, and epazote

9.90

Octopous Ceviche

Black squid ink-citrus, cucumber, red onion, avocado, cilantro, serranio, black daikon, and uni

16

Mahi Mahi Ceviche

Coconut-citrus, red onion, jicama, banana pepper, and mint

15.50

Avocado Pine Nut Purée

Pickled garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, and chile flakes; served with tostadas

10.75

Papas Fritas

Crispy purple potatoes, spicy cheese sauce, pork belly, garlic mojo, and parsley

10.50

Corn & Cheese Arepa; 14.75

Colombian-style corn cake, mushrooms, pickled vegetables, cilantro, and aji peanut sauce

19.75 vegetarain or chorizo & chicken

Octopus a la Plancha

Extra virgin oil, parsley, garlic, Aleppo pepper, and lemon potatoes

14.95

takito kitchen

wicker park

Crispy Fish Taco

Hibiscus tortilla, coconut custard, cabbage slaw, basil, and toasted coconut

3.95

Lamb Merguez Taco

Corn tortilla, Brunkow cheese, cilantro, tomatillo-pistachio salsa, jicama, and pistachios

3.95

Pork Belly Taco

Sesame tortilla, tomatillo and pineapple salsa, house ricotta cheese, slaw, and crispy potato

3.95

Tomatillo Pistachio

Tomatillo, roasted garlic, pistachio, and roasted serrano chile cilantro

3

Avocado Rice

Cilantro rice, toasted puine nuts, serrano peppers, and zucchini slaw

7

Hearts of Palm Salad

Jicama escabeche, avocado, greens, lime vinaigrette, fennel, Mandarin oranges, and sunflower seeds

7

Shrimp Ceviche

Tomato-habanero sauce, avocado, red onion, cucumber, cilantro, and tostadas

9

Three Sisters Polenta; 8

Brunkow cheddar, smoked bacon, pickled chiles, and freez-dried corn

add $3 for beef or chicken

Farmer's Market Vegetbles

Roasted seasonal vegetbles

8

Cuisine: Barbecue

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Barn & Company

950 West Wrightwood Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Experience how Chicago redefines the everyday assumption of what a smokehouse, barbecue shack, and public hall combination should be at Lincoln Park’s Barn & Company.

Barn & Company menu

get started

Loaded Skins

8.25

Pulled Pork Nachos

9.25

Crispy Pickle Chips

7.25

Deviled Eggs (4)

5.25

Smoky Wings

Choose up to two sauces or rubs: get sauced: seasonal, classic buffalo, chipotle, or garlic butter get rubbed: jerk, lemon pepper, classic barbecue, or fire

10.25

salads

Cobb

Smoked pulled chicken, black beans, corn, avocado, tomato, cucumber, bacon, tortilla strips, blue cheese, and ranch dressing

10.25

Garden Salad

Mixed greens, tomato, onion, and cucumber; choice of dressing: barbecue vinaigrette, ranch, blue cheese, or red wine vinaigrette; add: brisket, pulled pork, or chicken 4.25

8.25

Pit Master

Pulled pork, fried egg, potatoes, green beans, and barbecue vinaigrette

10

sides

Mac 'n' Cheese

5.25

Baked Beans

4.25

Cole Slaw

4.25

Cornbread

4.25

Sweet Potato or French Fries

4.25

sandwiches and burgers

all items come with fries

Eastern Carolina

1/2 lb steak burger, cheddar, pulled pork, and pickled red onion

13.50

Western Texas

1/2 lb steak burger, pickled jalapeños, sliced brisket, and Monterey Jack

13.50

Smokehouse Burger

1/2 lb steak burger, American, smoked bacon, smoked onions, lettuce, tomato, and barbecue aïoli

12.50

Brisket Melt

Monterey Jack, bacon-barbecue sauce, and smoked onions

13.50

from the smoker

all served with fries

Baby Back Ribs

Dry rub; full slab or half slab

15.75; 25.75

Beef Brisket

14.75

Pulled Pork

Traditional or sloppy

12.75

Smoked Half Chicken

15.75

barbecue combo platters

all served with fries

Pig Pen

Your choice of three meats and two sides; meats: baby back ribs, beef brisket, smoked half chicken, or pulled pork

36.75

Smokehouse Tacos

Brisket, pulled pork, and shrimp tacos with shredded cabbage, pickled red onion, pickled jalapeño, and Sriracha vinaigrette

14.75

cocktails

Bootleggers Moonshine Punch

Ole Smoky blackberry moonshine, Ole Smoky "White Lightnin'" moonshine, cranberry juice, apple juice, and fresh lingonberry jam

8

Cuisine: Mexican

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Barrio

65 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Located in the heart of River North at the prominent corner of Clark & Kinzie streets comes Barrio.

Barrio menu

appetizers

Cornbread

Roasted poblano chiles, agave sea salt butter

Queso Fundido

Garlic marinated piquillo peppers, escabeche, taqueria salsa, heirloom corn tortillas

Roasted Sweet Potato Guacamole

Candied bacon, cranberries, pepitas, goat cheese

Blue Crab Taquitos

Roasted yellow chile salsa

Grilled Octopus

Crispy papas, agave-jalapeño, roasted tomato mayonesa

salads

Market Cucumber

Cucumber, mint, basil, purslane, spiced cashews, fresno chile vinaigrette

Chopped

Romaine, tomato, spiced bacon, hass avocado, charred corn, cotija cheese, cucumber, pickled red onion, roasted poblano, crispy hominy, garlic miso vinaigrette

tacos

all tacos served on hand pressed macienda heirloom corn tortillas

Forest Mushroom

White truffle garlic crema, cotija cheese, gruyere frances

Chicken Al Pastor

Achiote marinated chicken, coconut green rice, pickled red onion, crispy kale, avocado salsa verde, charred pineapple, morita salsa

Dry Aged Prime Tomahawk Ribeye

Creekstone farms all-natural, achiote butter, salsa picante, vidalia onion relish, garlic confit

entrees

Diver Scallop

Roasted fennel purée, chimichurri, maple togarashi

Long Bone Lamb Chops

Coriander soy, charred cebollitas, jalapeño-avocado crema, roasted garlic

Tamarind Beef Short Rib

Anson Mills grits, fermented red chiles

lunch

*served during weekday lunch & weekend brunch; all sandwiches served with togarashi-cotija fries

Barrio Burger

Queso americano, hatch chile-onion hash, avocado aïoli

Crispy Cauliflower Torta

Charred pineapple, smashed avocado, queso fresco, pickled red onion, sambal aïoli

weekend brunch

Churro French Toast

Dragon fruit, grilled pineapple, horchata whipped cream

Avocado and Heirloom Cherry Tomato Toast

Watermelon radish, togarashi, poached egg

Adobo Fried Rice

Crispy pork belly, fried rice

Chorizo Omelette

Tomato, onion, jalapeño, chihuahua cheese, crispy leeks, salsa boracha, crispy potato hash

**Menu Items and Pricing Subject to Change; Gluten-Free Options Available

Cuisine: American Bistro, American, Modern American, American, Gourmet Breakfast

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Batter & Berries

2748 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

You had “batter” believe that Batter & Berries is the ultimate breakfast, lunch, and brunch spot.

Batter & Berries menu

french toast

all French toasts are made with locally baked brioche and come with B&B maple butter

Lemon French Toast

Freshly-squeezed lemon batter, lemon zest, sumac, and candied walnuts

10.75

Caramel French Toast

Caramel batter, candied walnuts, and caramel sauce

10.75

French Toast Flight

You don’t have to choose! A sample of the strawberry, blueberry, lemon, and caramel French toasts

11.75; ask about the Super Flight

waffles and breakfast specialties

Cluck-n-Gaufre (Goof)

Sweet potato waffle, stuffed with bits of fried chicken; topped with a buttermilk-herb fried chicken breast and nutmeg hot sauce

14

Apple Belgique

Apple batter, cinnamon and spiced caramelized Granny Smith apples, and cinnamon sugar

10.75

Banana-Walnut Belgique

Fresh banana and walnut batter, caramelized bananas, and vanilla-rum sauce

11.50

"We're Moving On Up" Executive

7oz Linz Heritage Angus rib-eye steak, grilled onions and mushrooms, as well as Love Cork Screw "We're Moving On Up" Cabernet sauce; with two eggs cooked to order and B&B cheese-crusted hash browns

16

Cluck & Gravy

Handmade (with love) buttermilk and herb biscuits, B&B housemade chicken sausage, and an egg cooked your way

14; Subsitute sausage for portabella for $1

specialties

La Colombe Brisket Hash

"Louisiane" brisket, caramelized onion, cheddar hash browns, and a fried egg with maple-Dijon sauce

13

Spinach Omelet

Sautéed spinach with mushrooms, spinach, and a sundried tomato purée stuffed with Asiago cheese

11.50

Bella Hash

Balsamic-roasted portabella, zucchini, yellow squash, and red onions over brown sugar and sage-sweet potato, and maple-Dijon sauce

10.50

sandwiches

all are served with herbed fries except delilah's 8000th

Delilah’s 8,000th Tequila Chicken Sandwich

Ancho-lime grilled breast, tomato, cheddar, pickled red onion, and Delilah’s 8,000th tequila barbecue sauce on pan Italiano, served with plantain chips

12.50

Cider Pulled Pork Sandwich

12-hour cider-braised pork shoulder, B&B pickle chips, and red slaw served on a pretzel roll

12

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese & Tomato

Triple decker cheddar, Jack, smoked Gouda, and American cheeses, and caramelized onion on grilled pan Italiano with crushed tomato relish

10

Peppered Angus Steak Burger

7oz cracked pepper-rubbed Linz Heritage Angus burger, cheddar, pepper jam, and fried onion on brioche

11.50

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Beatrix

519 North Clark Street
,

Beatrix is a neighborhood coffee shop, restaurant, and meeting place that originated in River North in June 2013.

Beatrix menu

breakfast and brunch

Braised Pot Roast and Egg Sandwich

Aged white cheddar and jalapeño relish

8.95

Quinoa Cakes with Poached Eggs

Tomato-basil sauce, poached egg, mayo, and window herbs

12.95

Cauliflower Grits & Eggs

Fried egg, crispy Brussels sprouts, and Parmesan

13.95

Light and Fluffy Lemon Pancakes

Blackberries and lemon syrup

12.50

Steak Chimichurri and Eggs

Griilled shishito peppers, eggs your way, and golden hash browns

15.95

lunch

Straight "A" Salad

Arugula, avocado, Asian pear, Asiago, and almonds

12.95

Crispy Kale Salad

Red grapes, pumpkin seeds, dates, Parmesan, and white balsamic vinaigrette

11.95

Mushroom and Quinoa Burger

Swiss cheese, baby kale, Kennebec fries, and Sriracha aïoli

13.95

Poke Bowl with Bulgur Wheat

Ahi tuna, avocado, shaved radish and cabbage, cilantro, and ponzu dressing

16.95

dinner

Prime Burger

Whole grain toast or classic bun, Kennebec fries, housemade giardiniera, and choice of aged white cheddar, Wisconsin Swiss, or Havarti

14.95

Vegan Truffled Mushroom Risotto

Cremini, portobello, beech and trumpet mushrooms, baby spinach, and toasted hazelnuts

15.95

Chicken Bebe

Parmesan crust, white wine, and roasted asparagus

17.95

Miso-Caramel Salmon

Snow peas, bok choy, and broccolini

24.95

Slow-Braised Short Rib

Chili and chocolate glaze, smoked almond slaw, and corn tortillas

25.95

coffee/pastry bar

Vanilla, Lemon, and Chocolate Angel Food Cake Muffins

2.95

Honey Butter Cinnamon Roll

3.50

La Colombe Nitro

4.25

Bulletproof Coffee

8.95

dessert

Oh My! Caramel Pie

Shortbread cookie crust

7.95

Tall, Dark, and Handsome Chocolate Cake

8.95

Cuisine: Italian: Contemporary, Italian

Neighborhood: Near North - River West

Bella Notte

1374 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

With its authentic Italian cuisine and romantic atmosphere, Bella Notte is the perfect place to enjoy a "beautiful night."

Bella Notte menu

house specialties

Rigatoni alla Vodka

Tube-like pasta in a tomato cream sauce

18.95

Tortiglioni Carbonara

Hollow corkscrew pasta in a cream sauce with prosciutto, peas, and mushrooms

18.95

Baked Cavatelli

Homemade cavatelli in marinara sauce with fresh ricotta cheese and baked mozzarella

19.95

Zuppa de Pesce

Calamari, scungilli, fresh fish, shrimp, mussels, and clams in a light marinara sauce; served over a bed of angel hair pasta

28.95

Shrimp Française

Jumbo shrimp lightly battered; served with lemon-butter sauce over capellini

26.95

Lobster Fra Diavolo

28oz lobster tail marinated in spicy marinara sauce; served over a bed of linguine

market price

Chicken Vesuvio

Half chicken on the bone sautéed in garlic and white wine; served with peas and potatoes

19.95

Chicken Oreganato

Half chicken on the bone sautéed with olive oil, lemon, and oregano; served with potatoes

19.95

Chicken Saltimbocca

Prosciutto and mozzarella cheese in a light tomato sauce with a side of penne marinara

19.95

Chicken Cacciatore

Two boneless breasts served in a light tomato sauce with black olives, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers

19.95

Veal Limone

Light lemon and white wine sauce with a side of penne marinara

24.95

Veal Parmigiana

Breaded mozzarella cheese with a side of penne marinara

24.95

Veal Piccante

Lighty breaded in a light lemon and white wine sauce

24.95

Veal Chop Siciliana

14oz chop butterflied, pounded, and lightly breaded; topped with diced tomatoes and onions

46.95

Bone-In Filet

16oz filet broiled to your liking; served with cottage fries and broccoli

51.95

Porterhouse

26-28oz flame-broiled steak served with broccoli and cottage fries

51.95

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - Streeterville

Bellwether Meeting House & Eatery

302 East Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Cuisine: American Grill, Barbecue, Contemporary American, Southern

Neighborhood: Loop - South Loop

Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon

1132 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

When the two-time winner of the Houston Texans Tailgate Cook-Off brings his smoking expertise to Chicago, that is barbecue no one should miss.

Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon menu

starters

Candied Bacon

Belly Up brown sugar

8.25

Burnt End Chili

Burnt brisket ends, cheddar, sour cream, and scallions

8.25

Loaded Fries

Waffle fries smothered in brisket chili, cheddar, scallions, and barbecue sauce

9.75

South Loop Spring Rolls

Barbecue pulled pork wontons, pimento cheese, black beans, and avocado ranch

10.25

plates

served with a choice of side, coleslaw, and mini cornbread; add cup of soup 1.50; add cup of chili 3

Pulled Pork

12-hour smoke, bone-in

12 half; 16 full

Pulled Chicken

Three-hour smoke, house rubbed, and sliced

12 half; 16 full

Smoked Brisket

12-hour smoke, house rubbed, and sliced

15 half; 19 full

Belly Up Platter

Choice of three meats, three sides, cornbread, and coleslaw

45

Baby Back Ribs

16 half; 26 full

Catfish

Blackened or cornmeal-crusted fried golden, lemon, and bistro sauce

14

Smoked Pork Chops

Two 8oz bone-in chops with Belly Up original sauce

17.75

handhelds

served with waffle fries and side of coleslaw; add bacon for 2, soup 1.50, chili 3

Brisket

Tender, sliced brisket on toasted brioche

11.75

Hot Link Sandwich

Local Makowski sausage, steak bun, crispy onions, and Belly Up Original sauce

9.75

Grilled Cheese

Sharp cheddar, provolone, and American on Texas toast with a side of tomato-basil bisque soup; add ons include tomato, onion, or jalapeños 1; bacon 2; smoked ham, brisket, pulled chicken, or pulled pork 4

10.25

Belly Up House Burger

1/2lb patty, choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles

10.25

Shrimp Po’boy

Lettuce, tomato, bread, pickles, and Belly Up Bistro sauce

11.75

Belly Bites

Choose three sliders: pork, brisket, pulled chicken, beef patty, or Windy City

9.75

soups and salads

choice of avocado ranch, balsamic vinaigrette, citrus vinaigrette, or honey mustard; add meat 4, make it a wrap (nc)

Chopped Salad

Cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, egg, Parmesan, and bacon

8.75

Spinach Salad

Baby spinach, dried cranberries, candied sunflower seeds, and Parmesan

8.75

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Benny's Chop House

444 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Benny's Chop House's dedication to excellence and the perfect steak is the capital feature at this downtown restaurant.

Benny's Chop House menu

appetizers

Proscuitto di Parma

Parmigiano-Reggiano, giardiniera, and fresh melon compote

16.99

Chop House Maple Glazed Bacon

14.99

Flash Crisped Calamari

Red Calabrese peppers

12.99

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

Horseradish-mustard sauce

15.99

Oysters Rockefeller

14.99

salads

Beet Salad

Candied pecans, peach-saffrom jam, ricotta salata, and honey-thyme vinaigrette

10.99

Belgian Endive Salad

Goat cheese, pine nuts, and citrus vinaigrette

10.99

Lyon Salad

Frisée, sunny-side farm egg, chop house bacon lardons, and Champagne Dijon vinaigrette

12.99

Iceberg Wedge

Bacon and Black River Blue

8.99

featured lunch items

Benny's Seafood Salad

Calamari, octopus, and conch

19.99

Grilled Grouper Sandwich

15.99

Lobster Grilled Cheese

14.99

USDA Prime Beef Tenderloin Salad

Garden greens, cucumber, tomato, avocado, blue cheese, fried shallots, and red wine vinaigrette

19.99

Steak and Eggs

10oz USDA Prime New York Strip, hash browns, and farm egg

19.99

Benny's Burger

Nueske bacon, blue cheese, and Port wine onions

12.99

Steak Frites

6oz USDA Prime Filet Tournedos, hand-cut fries, and be?arnaise

19.99

steaks and chops

Filet Mignon

All-natural USDA Prime beef

7oz 37.99; 10oz 49.99

Natural Rib-Eye

16oz

47.99

Bone-In Rib-Eye

16oz dry aged

56.99

Bone-In New York Strip

16oz dry aged

59.99

Surf-n-Turf Style

8oz filet and 10oz lobster tail

69.99

Skirt Steak

16oz

37.99

Kobe Filet

7oz

99.99

T-Bone

22oz

74.99

chops and entrées

Wisconsin Lamb Chops

44.99

Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs

27.99

Berkshire Natural Pork Chop

29.99

Veal Chop

45.99

seafood

Shellfish Tower for Two

75.99

Jumbo Prawns

19.99

Lobster Risotto

38.99

Dover Sole

49.99

Australian Bass

49.99

Faroe Island Salmon

32.99

Sea Scallops

34.99

Two 8oz Lobster Tails

69.99

Cuisine: American Bistro, Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Bernie's

660 North Orleans Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Located in Chicago's River North neighborhood, Bernie’s serves up an eclectic mix of American favorites with Mediterranean, French, and Spanish influences.

Bernie's menu

lunch

Brussels Sprouts

Capers, garlic, almonds, sea salt, and red wine vinaigrette

12

Greens and Grains

Kale, spinach, shaved apple and quinoa, toasted almonds, Manchego, and cider vinaigrette

12

Salmon Burger

Pico de gallo, avocado, red oak lettuce, and tartar sauce

16

Turkey Burger

Warm pita, parsley-sumac salad, aïoli, and Sriracha

16

Bernie’s Burger

House-ground blend of pork belly and short rib, served with onion, cheese, dill pickles, and aïoli

16

Mushroom Flatbread

Spinach, bacon, garlic, and Monterey Jack

14

dinner

Meatballs

Burrata, spicy tomato sauce, basil, and pancito

14

Hummus

Chickpeas, parsley, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, za’atar, and pita (add lamb 6)

12

Mussels

Chorizo, sofrito, chickpeas, and garlic toast

13

Burrata Flatbread

Tomato, pesto, and Monterey Jack

15

Bucatini Pasta

Kale, leeks, crème fraîche, farm egg yolk, Pecorino-Romano, and breadcrumbs

18

Short Rib Gnocchi

Braised short rib, ricotta gnocchi, mushroom, spinach, and Parmesan

19

Brick Chicken

Amish half chicken, risotto, butternut squash, and celery root

24

Pork Chop

Berkshire bone-in pork chop, sunnyside-up egg, crispy rice, and kimchee stew

25

brunch

Brioche French Toast

Caramelized brioche and fresh whipped cream

13

Skillet

Create your own

14

Lox & Pita

Caper schmear, red onion, cucumber, and parsley-sumac salad

17

BLT

Slab bacon, red oak lettuce, avocado, marinated tomato, basil, and Kewpie mayo

15

Doughnuts

Cinnamon and ricotta

6

Short Rib Hash

Sunnyside-up eggs, onion, pepper, spinach, and fingerling potatoes

16

Cuisine: French

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Bistronomic

840 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Martial Noguier has been one of the most admired chefs on the Chicago scene since he began enjoying praise from his stints at the venerable Pump Room, one sixtyblue, and Café des Architectes, as well as other famous domestic and international restaurants.

Bistronomic menu

cheese and charcuterie

served with sea salt butter and french baguette

Cheese Tasting

Selection of five

Charcuterie Tasting

Selection of three or five

Homemade Chicken Liver Mousse

Cornichons and baguette croutons

Homemade Country Pâté

Cornichons, baguette croutons, and Dijon

small plates

Crab Jonah Salad

Shaved fennel salad, fines herbes, grapefruit supreme, and artisanal honey

Chioggia and Yellow Beet Salad

Capriole Farm goat cheese, beet greens, sunflower seeds, and hazelnut vinaigrette

Bistronomic Fish Soup

Mussels, tarragon, saffron, and brunoise of vegetables

Tartare du Jour

Chef's daily preparation

medium plates

Seared Diver Scallops

Nichols Farm broccoli purée, roasted hazelnuts, capers, and lemon supreme

Handmade Yukon Gold Gnocchi

Confit of peppers, Niçoise olives, basil chiffonade, and Capriole Farm goat cheese

PEI Black Mussels

Basil purée, piquillo peppers, aïoli, and preserved lemon

large plates

Faroe Island Salmon

Nichols Farm onion purée, spring pea, chorizo, and saffron

Steak Frites

New York strip loin, frites tossed with truffle oil, Parmesan shavings, and red wine reduction

Organic Amish Chicken

Nichols Farm fingerling potatoes, French beans, mushroom truffle purée, and chicken jus

Pasta du Jour

Chef's daily preparation with vegetables from Nichols Farm

6-Hour Short Rib

Nichols Farm carrot purée, sautéed Brussels sprouts, shaved carrot, and horseradish-red wine sauce

desserts

Baked Alaska

Vanilla ice cream, toasted meringue, and caramelized almonds

Black and White Crème Brûlée

Vanilla bean custard, turbinado sugar, and bittersweet chocolate mousse

Bistronomic Lemon Tart

Linzer dough, meringue, and mixed berry coulis

Chocolate Profiteroles

Vanilla ice cream, butterscotch caramel, and bittersweet chocolate sauce

Cherry Financier

Almond, star anise, and pistachio ice cream

featured cocktails and wine

You Don't Know Jacques

Campari, St-Germain, lime, and sparkling wine

St. Germain Spritzer

St-Germain liqueur, white wine, and soda water

Château Larandes Desormes, 2011

Bordeaux Supérieur, France

Cuisine: Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine, Sushi, Tapas/Small Plates, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lakeview

Bites

3313 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

There is no shortage of Asian restaurants in Chicago, but there's definitely something special about Bites.

Bites menu

small bites

Spicy Crab Rangoon

Cream cheese, crab flake, celery, jalapeño, onion, and chile oil; served with sweet chile sauce

5.50

Beef Teriyaki Sliders

Ground Angus beef, shiitake, mozzarella, and fried shallots

8.50

Tuna Tostada

Diced fresh tuna, scallion, radish, avocado, housemade ponzu-chile dressing, and crispy tostada

11

Bites Wings

Fried chicken wings marinated in Asian herbs, parsley aïoli, and cilantro

7.50

Crying Tiger

Grilled skirt steak, house marinade, and tamarind-lime sauce

10

Taro Fries

Taro, garlic, salt, spicy ketchup, and parsley aïoli

3.50

Roasted Duck Eggrolls

Roasted duck, shiitake, and shredded beets; seasoned with Chinese five spice and served with a honey-hoisin-chile sauce

6.50

big bites

Fish and Chips

Red curry, coconut milk, panko-crusted tilapia, and taro fries; served with spicy ketchup and house aïoli

10

Tiger Tacos

Skirt steak, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, avocado, and tamarind sauce

9.50

bao/bun

Roasted Duck

Cucumber, hoisin, sesame seed, radish, and cilantro

5

Avocado Tempura

Pickled veggies, sesame seed, teriyaki, wasabi cream, and scallion

3.50

ramen

choice of braised pork, shrimp tempura, sweet potato tempura, or fried tofu

Tonkotsu Ramen (or Spicy)

Classic pork broth, pickled ginger, menma, wood ear mushroom, shredded cabbage, housemade mayu, and shredded nori

12.50

Shitake Tofu Ramen

Soy sauce broth, fried tofu, shiitake, spinach, corn, menma, wood ear, mushrooms, shredded cabbage, and scallion

11.50

signature maki

half and full portion

Maki Fresco

Yellowtail, jalapeño, cilantro, scallions, avocado, lime zest, spicy mayo, and chile oil

6.50; 12

Go Green

Avocado tempura, asparagus, kampyo, and cream cheese; topped with wasabi cream and green crunch

5.50; 10

Mad Crabber

Tempura soft shell crab, spicy tuna, and jalapeño; topped with seared ika, spicy mayo, and wasabi tobiko

8;14

Cuisine: American Grill, American Grill, American Bistro, French, Pastries/Desserts, American, Sandwiches, Pan-European, Contemporary Bistro, Gourmet Breakfast, American

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lakeview

Bittersweet

1114 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

A Chicago staple for more than 25 years, Bittersweet tantalizes with both savory and sweet creations.

Bittersweet menu

breakfast

Apple or Pecan French Toast

French toast bread pudding grilled and served with fruit and warm maple syrup

9.95

Breakfast Pastries

Freshly baked croissants, scones, and brioche, served with warm butter and jam

Housemade Granola

A bowl of light and crunchy granola, served with fruit and yogurt

6.95

Quiche

Signature deep-dish quiche, baked each morning and served for breakfast or lunch with fruit and greens

10.50

Signature Hot Chocolate

A blend of fine chocolate, milk, cream, orange, and cinnamon, served with a scoop of whipped cream and dusted with cocoa

6

lunch

sandwiches are served with your choice of fruit, chips, or haricot verts; add grilled chicken or prosciutto to any salad for 2.75

Grilled Ham, Fig, and Gruyère

Smoked ham, fig spread, Dijon mustard, and Gruyère cheese with herb-sautéed onions, served on sourdough

10

Smoked Salmon

Lemon-herb cheese, red onion, capers, and cornichons on seeded multigrain bread

10

Arugula & Grain Salad

Farro, quinoa, peppered pecans, dried cranberries, roasted butternut squash, and cheddar cheese with balsamic vinaigrette

9

Mediterranean Salad

Romaine and arugula with roasted balsamic onions, cucumber, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, pepperoncini, and feta cheese in a lemon-herb vinagrette; served with tapenade crostini

9

signature desserts

Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake (GF)

Flourless chocolate cake with a layer of rich chocolate mousse and dusted with cocoa

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Sour cream and cream cheese combined for a rich, creamy cheesecake with a classic graham cracker crust; topped with sugar and brûléed to order with a fresh fruit garnish

Rustic Apple Bistro Tart

Apples tossed in cinnamon and sugar, baked in puff pastry, and finished with housemade caramel sauce

Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

Peanut butter and crisp feuilletine layered with dark chocolate mousse and ganache

signature cakes

chef-created combinations of cake, filling, and finish for the perfect flavor and texture

Almond Strawberry Brûlèe

Almond butter cake layered with vanilla bean créme brûlée custard and strawberry preserves, and finished with vanilla buttercream

Chocolate Raspberry

Chocolate butter cake layered with dark chocolate mousse and raspberry preserves, coated with buttercream, and finished with a dark chocolate glaze

Carrot Cake

Carrot cake layered with cream cheese frosting and apricot preserves, finished with cream cheese buttercream

Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas/Small Plates

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park

Black Bull

1721 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

At Black Bull, the philosophy is that the ingredients are the real stars behind Spain’s culinary triumphs.

Black Bull menu

pintxos

Aceitunas Aliñadas

Marinated olives

Marcona Almonds

Fried and tossed in sea salt

Tortilla de Patata

Spanish potato omelette and piquillo pepper

Pan con Tomate

Grated and seasoned, tomato, serrano, and Manchego

Boquerones

House pickled white anchovies and chips

Montadito de Mohama

Mediterranean house-cured tuna belly

tapas

Langostinos a la Plancha

Head-on Argentinian prawns, basil-parsley aïoli, and fried garlic

Croquetas de Pollo y Jamón Ibérico

Creamy jamón serrano croquettes, garlic aïoli rustic chicken croquettes, and piquillo aïoli

Zucchini Pesto Salad

Parsley and Marcona almond pesto, serrano chips, Idiazabal, balsamic-mushroom vinegar, and pumpkin seeds

Pulpo

Grilled Spanish octopus, fingerling potatoes, mojo rojo canario, and pimentón de la vera powder

Flamenquines

Breaded pork loin, jamón serrano, Manchego, and garlic chips

Huevos Rotos

Julienned potatoes, quail egg, jamón serrano, egg-truffle sauce, and balsamic-truffle vinegar

Taktaki de Atún

Pan-seared ahi tuna, salmorejo sauce, black garlic aïoli, organic tomato tartare, and Picual olive oil

Vieras con Jamón Ibérico

Seared Ibérico ham-wrapped scallops, spinach cream, and caramelized onions

Chicken Skewers

Confit herbed chicken thigh, oven-roasted eggplant purée, and truffle salt

Shishito Peppers

Smoked cod brandade and Arbequina olive oil with a grilled baguette

Dátiles con Tocino

Bacon-wrapped dates, herb-seasoned goat cheese, and piquillo vinaigrette

plates

Paella Valenciana

Bomba rice, roasted chicken and rabbit, green beans, and socarrat

Arroz Negro

Bomba rice, squid ink, monkfish, baby scallops, head-on prawns, saffron, parsley, lemon aïoli, and socarrat

Paella de Verduras

Bomba rice, saffron, asparagus, seasonal vegetables, and socarrat

Bocadillo de Calamares

Fried squid, parsley, and lemon aïoli

Merguez Lamb Flatbread

Merguez lamb sausage, black garlic dough, sundried tomato sauce, pickled shishito peppers, Manchego, and radish

Vegetarian Flatbread

Rosemary dough, cherry tomato, confit mushrooms, zucchini, heirloom carrots, pickled red onions, whipped goat cheese, and sweet piquillo pepper sauce

Cochinillo

20-hour confit suckling pig, squash mousse, PX Sherry apple purée, and fresh berries

Bone-In Rib-Eye

15-day aged Angus beef, confit piquillo peppers, garlic mashed potatoes, grilled onions, shishito peppers, and Maldon sea salt

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Blue Door Farm Stand

2010 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614

The highly anticipated Ideology Entertainment concept, Blue Door Farm Stand, will swing open its new farm doors this spring 2017.

Blue Door Farm Stand menu

the grub

Fried Curds

Pickled peppers and herb buttermilk dip

10

Steamed Buns

Pork belly, pickled vegetables, and sweet chile glaze

9

Kale Chips

Parmesan, sea salt, and cayenne

8

Farm Stand Chopped

Chicken, bacon, egg, pickled peppers, blue cheese, and Blue Door vinaigrette

15

Brussels and Kale

Bacon, almonds, Parmesan, and maple-tahini dressing

12

Forbidden Black Rice

Kale, charred rapini, confit vine-ripened tomatoes, Calcot onions, preserved lemon, Farmstead chèvre, and walnut pesto

14

Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Toasted bagel, charred tomatoes, cucumber, arugula, herbed cream cheese, and caper vinaigrette

14

Farmhouse

Turkey, serrano ham, bacon, avocado, Dijonnaise, lettuce, tomato, Swiss, and cheddar; served on multigrain bread

12

Avo Grilled Cheese

Spinach, kale-pine nut pesto, avocado, bacon, Swiss, and mozzarella; served on muiltigrain bread

11

Fried Chicken Slider

Hot sauce aïoli and pickle; served on Hawaiian bread

13

Garden Phô

Spiced lemongrass broth, mushrooms, rice noodles, hoisin, and toasted chile oil

16

Faroe Island Salmon

Maitake mushrooms, roasted broccoli, caramelized ginger and yuzu vinaigrette, and black seasame

21

Rushing Waters Trout

Lighly cured and smoked, charred Tropea onions, English peas, green strawberries, and shaved radish

25

Chocolate Torta

Caramel-mascarpone and candied lemon peels

9

Pecan Pie

Bourbon cherries and cherry reduction

10

Cuisine: Southern, American Grill, Barbecue

Neighborhood: Suburbs - Highland Park

Bluegrass

1636 Old Deerfield Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

A casual ambience and a cozy setting make Bluegrass a prime dining destination.

Bluegrass menu

tempting appetizers

Mushroom Broil

A combination of domestic and wild mushrooms sauteéd with onions; set atop crusty Italian bread with melted Gruyère cheese

Tuna Tartare

Diced tuna flavored with sesame oil; served with wonton chips

Szechaun Spicy Calamari

Shaved onions, flash-fried and tossed with ground peanuts; served with wasabi-mustard sauce

garden greens

Bluegrass Salad

Radicchio, romaine, and shaved red onion; topped with Gorgonzola and pine nuts; tossed in pear-balsamic vinaigrette

Tomato Mozzarella

Vine-ripened tomatoes layered with fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, and sea salt; dressed with a first cold-pressed olive oil and Sherry vinaigrette

House Chop Salad

A colorful salad of crisp greens with a chicken breast, scallions, crisp bacon, Gorgonzola cheese, tomato, avocado, toasted sunflower seeds, and shaved sweet red onions

Key West Seafood Salad

Fresh lump crabmeat and shrimp, scallions, tomatoes, crisp greens, and avocado; tossed in a lemon vinaigrette

soup and gumbo

Baked French Onion Soup
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Cajun-style chicken and andouille sausage and simmered vegetables

signature entrées

Real Pit-Smoked Barbecue Ribs

Dry rub-dusted, hickory-smoked baby back ribs; served with peanut brittle baked beans and tater sixers

Black Angus Filet

Blue cheese crust wrapped in smoky bacon and presented in a pool of red wine sauce; served with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes

Skirt Steak

Texas-style barbecue skirt steak; served with a pile of seasoned tater sixers

Tilapia Sassafras

Pecan-coated tilapia, flash-fried and topped with a wild mushroom sassafras sauce and grilled shrimp; served with white rice and green beans

Wild Salmon

Fresh wild salmon fillet presented with fresh dill beurre blanc, green beans, and buttered orzo Asiago

Shrimp & Grits

Southern-style barbecue shrimp atop creamy smoked cheddar grits with a sweet-and-spicy pork belly candy (The winning dish at the 2014 Wagner Farms Bacon Fest)

Barbecue Pulled Pork Platter

Slow-smoked pork seasoned with a house blend dry rub; served with tater sixers and corn pudding

sandwiches

Crusty Blue Barbecue Burger

Half-pound burger crusted with blue cheese; topped with a barbecue onion haystack

desserts

Bananas Foster

Sautéed bananas draped over rich vanilla bean ice cream; topped with a classic sauce of Grand Marnier and banana liqueur

Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

Homemade chocolate chip bread pudding with a cayenne-Jim Beam sauce

Ice Box Pie

A fresh homemade pie with caramel, toasted pecans, caramel cream, and shaved chocolate in a graham cracker crust

Cuisine: Central/Latin American, South American, Argentinian, Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wrigleyville

Bodega Sur

3755 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

Dimly lit and charming, Bodega Sur embraces the culture and cuisine of Argentina.

Bodega Sur menu

brunch

Classico

Two eggs, sausage, bacon, quinoa/potato hash browns, and toast

9

Omelette

Three-egg omelette with chicken, spinach, sundried tomatoes, and feta cheese; served with a hint of tomatillo sauce and quinoa/potato hash

12

Open Face Sandwich Trio

Three open-faced sandwiches on toasted rye bread: lemon, basil, goat cheese, roasted cherry tomatoes, and smoked prosciutto; avocado, bacon, fried egg, and chipotle mayo; chive/dill cream cheese, cucumber, and smoked salmon

11

Breakfast Flatbread

A breakfast pizza topped with a basil-cream sauce, crumbled chicken chorizo, mozzarella, and baked sunnyside-up eggs

12

Chilaquiles

Tortilla chips drenched in a tomatillo salsa and served with eggs; add steak 4

12

Chicken and Waffle

Belgian pearl sugar waffle topped with a panko-crusted chicken breast and smoked, cane sugar-rubbed bacon; accompanied by maple syrup

14

Burrito Mañanero

Breakfast burrito in a whole wheat honey tortilla; veggie option: egg, spinach, mushroom, Swiss cheese, onion, avocado, and black beans; meat option: scrambled chicken chorizo and egg, cheese, and black beans; served with quinoa/potato hash

12

Granola

Housemade almond-cranberry granola, fresh fruit, and vanilla yogurt

8

Lomito Sandwich (An Argentine Classic)

Tenderloin sandwich topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, salsa, and Swiss cheese; add egg 2

14

Choripan Sandwich

Homemade Argentine sausage sandwich topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and chimichurri; add egg 2

11

Ensalada de Pollo

A Western-style grilled chicken salad with mixed greens, tomato, corn, black beans, tortilla chips, and avocado; topped with chipotle dressing

12

dinner

Empanada

Exclusive and delicious Argentine empanadas; choice of beef, chicken, ham and cheese, corn, spinach, eggplant, or sweet beef

3

Costillitas

Braised oven-roasted pork riblets accompanied by a spicy honey-chimichurri dipping sauce

12

Carpaccio

Prime cut beef tenderloin with stone ground mustard-chimichurri, Spanish capers, and arugula and fennel salad; tossed with lemon and garlic

14

Tabla Gaucha

An assortment of grilled meats (short ribs, tenderloin, flap meat, and chorizo); served with a chimichurri trio and Ensalada Bodega

40

Pescado al Límon

2lb roasted whole barramundi fish seasoned with a mild spice rub and lemon; served with grilled vegetables

MP

Pasta

Spinach ravioli sautéed with mushrooms, asparagus, Parmesan cheese, and chili pepper flakes; other sauce options available upon request

15

El Vegetariano

Grilled zucchini, yellow squash, onion, and green and red peppers sandwich; topped with Swiss cheese and tomatillo-cilantro aïoli

12

Ensalada de Vegetales

Grilled yellow squash, zucchini, red and green peppers, portobello mushrooms, asparagus, and red onion; marinated in garlic and spices; served over mixed greens and topped with Bulgarian feta

14

house specials

Camarones Saltados

Shrimp sautéed in a white wine, tomato, spinach, and clam broth

14

Cuisine: Steakhouse, French, German, New American, American Bistro

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Ukranian Village

Boeufhaus

1012 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Serving a fresh take on farm-to-table fare, Boeufhaus is the coalescence of Old World culinary techniques and contemporary style.

Boeufhaus menu

lunch

Oysters on the Half Shell

East or West Coast

6 for 18

Beef Gyro Salad

Red onion, tomato, tzatziki, and spices

14

Tartare of Boeuf

House blend, caper, shallot, Dijon, herb, egg yolk, and brioche

11

Country Pâté

Gherkins, Dijon, and petite salad

11

Shortrib Beignets

Braised rib and natural jus

10

Pastrami

Smoked brisket, Tel Aviv rye, and mustard

12

Boeuf on Weck

Slow-roasted boeuf, horseradish, caraway, sea salt, and jus

12

Cheesesteak

Shaved rib-eye, white American, and charred D’amato's roll

11

BLT

Haus bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado mousse

12

Haus Burger

House blend of strip, hanger, and tenderloin cuts, frisèe, onion, pickle, and boeuf fat fried

16

Steak Frites

8oz hanger, boeuf fat fried, and béarnaise

24

Rib-Eye

35-day dry-aged rib-eye, and béarnaise

64

Porchetta Philly

Haus porchetta, garlicky broccoli rabe, and Gruyère

12

Saucisse du Jour

Sausage of the day, choucroute, haus bacon, and spring vegetable, and jus

14

dinner

Fried Perch

Sauerkraut, crème fraîche, and herb

10

Veal Sweetbreads

Grenobloise-style

10

Ceci Bean Cavatelli

Haus Merguez, caramelized shallot, fried ceci bean, Caciocavallo, and jus

16

Scallop Brandade

Hudson Canyon scallop, potato shallot, and potato bread

12

Tartare of Boeuf

House blend, caper, shallot, Dijon, herb, egg, yolk, and brioche

14

55-Day Dry-Aged Rib-Eye

22oz, served with choice of bordelaise, béarnaise, or au poivre

66

35-Day Dry-Aged Rib-Eye

22oz, served with choice of bordelaise, béarnaise, or au poivre

64

New York Strip

16oz, served with choice of bordelaise, béarnaise, or au poivre

52

Filet Mignon

10oz, served with choice of bordelaise, béarnaise, or au poivre

54

Alaskan Halibut

White bean, rock shrimp, fatta en casa, and Manila clam

36

Duck Breast

Turnip choucroute, duck confit, and strawberry

38

Steak Frites

8oz hanger, boeuf fat fries, and béarnaise

28

Cuisine: Korean

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park/Bucktown

Bonchon

1732 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Bonchon developed their signature sauce in Korea back in 2002 and have kept this original recipe ever since. Each piece of chicken is battered by hand every day, then twice-fried and hand-glazed in this signature sauce, ensuring a high level of quality and care in each piece.

Bonchon menu

signature fried chicken

choice of spicy, soy, garlic, sweet crunch, or half & half (choose 2); served with a side of pickled radish or coleslaw

Wings

10 pcs, 20, or 30

Drumsticks

5 pcs, 10, or 15

Strips

10 pcs, 20, or 30

Boneless Wings

12, 24, or 36

Combo

Small: 6 wings and 3 drumsticks; Medium: 10 wings and 5 drumsticks; Large: 15 wings and 8 drumsticks

korean traditional

Bibimbap

Choice of plain, tofu, spicy chicken, soy chicken, or bulgogi; Served with white rice, quinoa, assorted seasonal vegetables, egg, and Bonchon red pepper paste

House Fried Rice

Plain, chicken, or bulgogi; served with eggs, red bell pepper, onions, and Bonchon soy-garlic sauce

Japchae

Glass noodles, red pepper, carrots, onions, spinach, mushrooms, and thinly-sliced marinated beef stir-fried with Bonchon soy-garlic sauce and sesame oil

buns, wraps, and tacos

Korean Tacos (3 per order)

Choice of spicy chicken or marinated rib-eye over warm flour tortillas filled with crisp lettuce and coleslaw, topped with buttermilk ranch, spicy mayo, and red onions.

Sliders (3 per order)

Crispy chicken (soy-garlic or spicy) or marniated rib-eye, fresh cucumber, spicy mayo, red onions, and coleslaw, served on a mini potato bun.

Pork Buns (3 per order)

Slices of savory pork belly dressed with Bonchon spicy garlic sauce, topped with cucumbers, coleslaw, spicy mayo, and katsu sauce.

asian fusion

Tyeokbokki

Rice cakes and fish cakes simmered with scallions and onion in Bonchon hot sauce; topped with mozzarellla cheese and kimari

Chicken Katsu

Breaded chicken cutlet served over a bed of steamed rice and coleslaw on the side; drizzled with katsu sauce and spicy mayo

Bull Dak

Spicy chicken stir-fried with rice cakes and Bonchon signature hot sauce, topped with thinly-sliced scallions and mozzarella cheese; served with white rice

Udon Noodle Soup

Thick white wheat noodles served hot in a savory broth with mushrooms and topped with nori and scallions; choose from plain, fried egg, or bulgogi

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park

Briciola

937 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Returning to the Chicago restaurant scene after 20 years, acclaimed veteran Chef Mario Maggi invites you to break bread with family and friends at his authentic Italian trattoria, Briciola.

Briciola menu

antipasti

Polenta and Portobello

Grilled polenta topped with grilled portobello mushrooms in a garlic, olive oil, and balsamic sauce

11

Piadina alla Moda Genovese

Crispy Italian flatbread "piadina" with basil pesto, shrimp, and goat cheese

12

Carciofi Arrostiti

Roasted baby artichokes in a green herb sauce with black olives, roasted garlic, and shaved pecorino cheese

12

Fritto Misto

Fried calamari, shrimp, and julienned vegetables served with spicy aïoli dipping sauce

13

carpacci

Di Barbabietole

Thinly-sliced roasted beets with arugula and fried goat cheese

9

Di Carne

Thinly-sliced marinated beef with shaved Parmesan cheese and celery

11

Di Tonno Bruciato alle Erbe

Thinly-sliced herb-crusted ahi tuna topped with shaved cucumber in a light lemon and olive oil dressing

12

insalate

Insalata di Cesare Grigliata

Grilled romaine lettuce, shaved Parmesan, and fried capers with signature Caesar dressing

8

Panzanella Toscana

Tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and mint with Chianti vinaigrette

8

Rucola

Baby arugula salad topped with shaved Parmesan

10

Spinacino Ecologico

Baby organic spinach salad with crispy pancetta, pine nuts, and crumbled goat cheese in a balsamic dressing

11

pasta

Macaroncini alla Briciola con Salsiccia Toscana

Baby macaroni in a spicy tomato, garlic, and sage sauce with Tuscan sausage

14

Tagliatelle alla Bolognese

Homemade tagliatelle pasta in a meat sauce, Bolognese-style

15

Pappardelle Montenapo

Homemade wide ribbon pasta (pappardelle) in a pink tomato sauce with melted mozzarella and basil

15

Gnocchi al Pesto

House gnocchi with signature pesto; topped with crumbled goat cheese and sundried tomatoes

16

Paccheri dello Chef

Jumbo rigatoni pasta in a Parmesan cream sauce with sage and crispy pancetta

16

Tortelloni al Burro Fuso

Ricotta filled jumbo tortelloni pasta with brown butter sauce and crunchy hazelnuts

18

Chitarra "Sciue"

Square shape spaghetti pasta "chitarra" in a spicy tomato sauce with shrimp, calamari, and clams

19

Fiocchi di Fontina e Pera

Fresh jumbo pasta purse stuffed with fontina cheese and pears in a creamy spinach-Gorgonzola sauce

20

secondi

Rollata di Pollo alla Fiorentina

Oven-baked chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, fontina cheese, and spinach with a porcini mushroom sauce

18

La Milanese della Briciola

Pan-fried, boned, pounded, and breaded pork chop with fresh tomatoes, arugula, and shaved Parmesan

23

Salmone in Crosta di Patate

Oven-baked potato-crusted salmon fillet drizzled with truffle oil; served on a bed of sautéed spinach and fresh tomatoes

23

Cuisine: Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lakeview

Bulerias Tapas

3656 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

Now in a larger space in Lakeview, Bulerias Tapas has been noted as one of the best tapas joints in Chicago—and it's still growing.

Bulerias Tapas menu

vegetable plates

Esparragos al Vapor

Steamed asparagus served chilled, topped with Manchego cheese shavings, diced roasted red peppers, and baked portobello mushrooms; sprinkled with infused sea salt and dressed with a homemade balsamic reduction and extra virgin olive oil

9.95

Montaditos de Setas

Slices of grilled portobello mushroom with roasted red pepper and choice of blue cheese or Manchego cheese; served on a crostini with a homemade red pepper aïoli

7.95

Ensalada de Remolacha (Beet)

Made with organic spring mix and steamed beets; topped with goat cheese, roasted almonds, and homemade orange-honey dressing

8.95

Datiles

Four large bacon-wrapped dates, pitted, then hand-stuffed with goat cheese and drizzled with a balsamic reduction and roasted red pepper-butter sauce

10.95

shellfish and fish tapas

Salmon Ahumado

Cured, smoked salmon flanked with Spanish capers, red onions, roasted red pepper aïoli sauce, and garlic crostini

8.90

Portuguese Mussel Stew

A blend of Spanish chorizo and mussels cooked in a white wine-tomato base

13.10

Vieras con Tocino

Scallops wrapped with bacon and served with homemade Monastrell red wine sauce, sautéed spinach, and eggplant relish

14.95

poultry

Pollo al Ajillo

Marinated chicken, lightly breaded and sautéed in garlic, roasted red pepper, and sweet vermouth over homemade fries

8.95

Pollo a la Brava

Marinated grilled chicken tossed in a spicy tomato sauce over homemade fries; choice of spicy, super spicy, or BEWARE

8.95

meats

Chuletitas de Cordero

New Zealand baby lamb chops over sautéed spinach and eggplant relish; accompanied by authentic spinach romesco sauce

24.95

Montaditos de Cochino

Marinated pulled pork over crostini, crowned with a red wine and date jam, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese

9.50

Plato de Cantimpalo y Manchego

Plate of imported Spanish Cantimpalo chorizo and cold cuts; accompanied by aged Manchego cheese and grilled crostini

12.95

Marinated Skirt Steak

Chef's favorite—14-15oz cut of marinated skirt steak accompanied by three bacon-wrapped shrimp

25.95

cheeses

Croquetas de Queso

Five breaded goat cheese croquettes; served with honey and reduced balsamic

7.95

Queso de Cabra

Goat cheese baked in homemade marinara sauce; served with crostini

7.85

paella—national dish of spain

five choices; all orders are made from scratch; allow 60 minutes for preparation time; no substitutions

Paella Vegetariana (Gluten-Free)

Authentic Spanish saffron rice, asparagus, onions, button mushrooms, artichokes, green peas, and red pepper

17.95

Paella Negra (Gluten-Free)

Authentic Spanish saffron rice cooked with shrimp and squid in its own black ink

16.50

Paella con Todo (Gluten-Free)

Authentic Spanish saffron rice served with chorizo, chicken, mussels, calamari, salmon, and shrimp

24.75

Cuisine: Californian, Mexican

Neighborhood: Near North - Old Town

Buzz Bait Taqueria

1529 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Buzz Bait Taqueria is the product of years of experience.

Buzz Bait Taqueria menu

tacos

Ahi Tuna Poke

Lime-agave slaw, avocado, cucumber, and tuna poke

5.75

Crispy Shrimp

Tempura shrimp, lime-agave slaw, avocado, and spicy aïoli

5.50

El Dorado

Marinated mahi mahi, lime-agave slaw, mango salsa, and jalapeño yogurt

5.50

Salmon

Smoked salmon, corn, lime-agave slaw, pickled red onion, mole sauce, cotija

5.50

Cod

Lime-agave slaw, mango salsa, and jalapeño yogurt

5.25

Chicken

Seasoned chicken, corn, lettuce, tomato, chipotle crema, and cotija

4.50

Mexicali

Whitefish, cabbage, pico de gallo, and tangy crema

4.50

Carnitas

Smoked pulled pork, picked red onions, pico de gallo, and queso fresco

5.25

Barbacoa

Shredded beef in barbacoa sauce, cilantro, and onions

5.25

Old Town Taco Supreme

Seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and sour cream; served with a hard shell

4.50

Mushroom

Roasted mushrooms, shallots and poblano peppers, cilantro, and queso fresco

4.50

Gobi Manchurian

Aleppo pepper-spiced cauliflower, Manchurian sauce, lettuce, tomato, and cotija

4.50

bowls and bites

Build Your Own Bowl

Choice of protein, rice, lime-agave slaw or mixed salad greens, mango salsa or pico de gallo and comes with smoked beans Proteins: tuna poke, salmon, shrimp, chicken, mahi mahi, carnitas, mushroom and poblano Rice: basmati, herb basmati, brown rice

13.50

Cheese Quesadilla

4.25; add meat 3.50

Elotes

Mexican-style corn

4

sides

Chips and Guacamole

7

Chips and Mango Salsa

5.25

Chips and Pico de Gallo

5.25

cocktails

house tequila $8; premium tequila $12

Blueberry-Mint Margarita

Fresh lime juice, agave, Cointreau, fresh hand-muddled blueberries, mint leaves, and a splash of soda

Mango Django Margarita

Fresh lime juice, mango, agave, and cilantro

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Tapas/Small Plates

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

CDA

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
20 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Share plates, raise glasses, and socialize at the new communal experience at CDA.

CDA menu

breakfast

Croque Madame

Ham, fried egg, Mornay sauce, and brioche

17

French Toast

Peanut butter, bananas, and maple syrup

16

Breakfast Burger

Bacon, sunnyside-up egg, cheddar cheese, and breakfast potatoes

17

Creamed Kale Benedict

Poached eggs, breakfast potatoes, and hollandaise

19

brunch

Prawns and Garlic

Fresno chili chimichurri

18

Crab and Avocado Toast

Fennel and grapefruit

20

Lobster and Asparagus Omelet

Fine herbs and breakfast potatoes

23

dinner

Lamb Meatballs

Fennel, tomato, and provolone

14

Baby Octopus

Chickpeas, Calabrian chilis, and olives

17

Hamachi Tartare

Yellowtail, grapefruit, and ramps

17

Wild Mushroom Tartine

Arugula, Sherry, and garlic

12

Croquettes

Serrano ham and Manchego cheese

11

English Pea Ravioli

Charred onions and ricotta salata

14

Bibb Lettuce

Red onion, feta, and oregano

9

Crispy Haloumi

Haloumi cheese, prune, and pine nuts

12

Grilled Branzino

Mediterranean sea bass, cucumber, yogurt, and harissa

26

Seafood Paella

Saffron rice, clams, mussels, shrimp, and calamari

45 (serves 2-3), 90 (serves 4-5)

Braised Pork Shank

Heirloom bean ragu and pork jus

26

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Café Spiaggia

980 North Michigan Avenue
Level 2
Chicago, IL 60611

Nestled on the Magnificent Mile, Café Spiaggia is a local gathering spot offering casual Italian fare by Executive Chef Eric Lees.

Café Spiaggia menu

antipasti

Meatball

Pomodoro and Pecorino-Romano

5

Emilia Romagna on a Plate

Gnocco fritto, prosciutto di Parma, fonduta, and balsamico

16

Burrata

Grapes, Saba, thyme, and hazelnut

20

entrées

Pork Chop

Berkshire pork, pancetta-apple jam, fingerling potato, and Taleggio fonduta

28

Trout

Rushing Waters trout, white bean puttanesca, Kalamata olive, and artichoke

28

Mussels

Whitewater mussels, ‘nduja, Anaheim peppers, and focaccia

22

Skirt Steak

Brussels sprouts, pomegranate, tarragon, dried cherry, and Pecorino-Romano

38

handmade pasta

Gnocchi

Wild boar ragu, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and basil

18

Pappardelle

Duck confit, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Castelvetrano olives

22

Prawns

Bucatini, Calabrian chili, mascarpone, and tarragon

34

Casarecce

Broccoli pesto, romanesco, basil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, pine nuts, and chili flake

16

Mafaldine

Sundried tomato, Pecorino-Romano, chili flakes, garlic, and parsley

19

Tartufo

Brown butter, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and white truffle

55

Agnolotti

Tre Latti cheese, balsamico, pine nuts, brown butter, and sage

17

Bucatini

Guanciale, Pecorino-Romano, and Calabrian chili

17

dessert

Gelati + Sorbetti

Espresso, chocolate, pistachio, mint chip, black sesame, apple-caramel, prickly pear, kiwi, and mango

4 for one; 9 for three

Apple Cake

Farm apples, caramel, mascarpone, and walnut

10

Caramel-Chocolate Tiramisù

Caramel-chocolate mousse, cocoa graham crackers, and Chantilly cream

9

Pizzelle Panino

Espresso gelato, gianduja crunch, and Maldon salt

9

Cuisine: French, Contemporary French

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Café des Architectes

20 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Enjoy contemporary French cuisine expertly prepared by Executive Chef Greg Biggers at Café des Architectes.

Café des Architectes menu

chestnut provisions tasting

a selection of cured meats and cheeses crafted by the chefs from their very own cheese and charcuterie cave; accompanied by housemade preserves, pickles, and jams; for one 15, for two 26, for four 39

dinner

Maryland-Style Crab Cakes

Chipotle aïoli, radish, and avocado purée

18

Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Shaved celery, blueberries, and matcha tea brioche

18

Seared Diver Scallops

Charred fennel, orange, and celery root purée

16

Wild Rabbit Loin

Smoked carrot, pickled rhubarb, and fava beans

34

Heritage Breed Chicken Ballontine

Boursin polenta, roasted carrots, and maitake mushrooms

28

Truffle-Poached Halibut

Mustard cream, mussels, and leek fondue

34

lunch

English Pea Soup

Whipped goat cheese, mint bread crumbs, and poached morel mushrooms

10

Heirloom Tomato and Parmesan Quiche

Golden tomatoes, pea tendrils, and radish

15

Marinated Skirt Steak

Baby arugula, Parmesan, citrus segments, and red wine jus

21

CDA Signature Burger

Boursin aïoli, crispy onions, and applewood-smoked bacon

16

Classic Caesar

Parmesan, garlic brioche croutons, and romaine hearts

14

Chili-Lime Salmon

Red wine vinaigrette, baby spinach, and candied walnuts

19

breakfast

Hashbrown Waffle

Poached egg, candied bacon, and hollandaise

16

Smoked Salmon Latke

Smoked sour cream, salmon roe, and crushed avocado

18

Brioche French Toast

Whipped cream, warm maple syrup, and berry compote

16

Eggs Benedict

English muffin, Canadian bacon, and poached eggs

18

Margherita Omelette

Egg whites, fresh basil, and cherry tomatoes

18

Corned Beef Hash

Roasted tomato sauce and corned beef

17

Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Cantina Laredo

508 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Experience modern Mexican food in a sophisticated, vibrant atmosphere at Cantina Laredo.

Cantina Laredo menu

aperitivos, sopas, y ensaladas

Top Shelf Guacamole

Made fresh at the table, serves two to four

10.29

Ahi Tuna Tacos

Mini crispy tacos with sushi-cut ahi tuna, chipotle aïoli, jicama slaw, and guacamole

10.29

Ensalada de Cilantro y Pollo

Fajita chicken with black beans, red pepper, Monterey Jack cheese, and avocado with cilantro-lime dressing

12.49

Ensalada de Mango y Pollo

Chicken and mango with jicama, seasoned pumpkin seeds, grapes, mint, and queso fresco; served with a honey vinaigrette

13.29

enchiladas

Enchiladas de Mole

Sweet, spicy blend of dried Mexican peppers over chicken enchiladas

13.99

Enchiladas Veracruz

Chicken, spinach, and Monterey Jack enchiladas topped with tomatillo sauce, marinated vegetables, and queso fresco

14.29

taqueria

Tacos de Fajita

Beef with queso fresco, avocado, and sour cream drizzle

14.49

Tacos de Barbacoa

Slow-roasted brisket with marinated onions, queso fresco, and cilantro

14.49

Tacos de Carnitas

Slow-roasted pork with chipotle-wine sauce

14.29

Tacos de Pescado

Mahi mahi, marinated vegetables, queso fresco, and chipotle

14.49

especialidades

Carnitas

Braised pork shanks topped with chipotle-wine sauce

20.99

Fajitas

Chicken 16.99; beef 20.29; combination 18.49

Fajitas Tres

Chicken and beef fajitas with bacon-wrapped shrimp filled with Oaxaca cheese and jalapeño

22.49

Camaron Poblano Asada

Grilled steak around poblano pepper with shrimp, mushrooms, onions, and Monterey Jack cheese on chimichurri sauce

24.79

Pescado del Día

Ask the server for today's selection

25.29

Camarones Escondidos

Grilled chicken breast stuffed with shrimp and topped with sautéed spinach and chipotle-wine sauce

18.99

Torta de Carnitas

Griddle-cooked sandwich with slow-roasted pork, fried egg, apricot spread, and goat cheese

13.99

postres

Mexican Apple Pie

Sizzled in Mexican brandy butter and topped with your choice of cinnamon or vanilla ice cream

6.99

Cuisine: Italian, Pastries/Desserts, Polish, Pizza

Neighborhood: Suburbs - Rosemont

Carmine's

9850 Berwyn Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

Carmine’s Rosemont is the "Pearl" of the Pearl District! Experience upscale dining in an idyllic countryside setting without leaving the suburbs.

Carmine's menu

antipasti

Italian Antipasti

18

Grigilato Misto

22

Baked Clams

14

Steamed Mussels

19

chilled & raw

Clams on the Half Shell

4 per piece

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

8 per piece

Alaskan King Crab Bites

MP

entrée salads

Eggplant Stack

Breaded eggplant, arugula, tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and balsamic reduction

19

Mama's Meatball Salad

Veal and beef meatballs, Sunday salad, and tomato basil sauce

22

Mediterranean

Iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, Kalamata olives, feta, lemon, red wine vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil

15

Mona Lisa

Chicken, baby spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, roasted red peppers, and Italian vinaigrette

entrées

Square Noodles

The original homemade square noodles, crafted by Rosebud Restaurants, in a rich tomato basil sauce

25

Linguine and Clams

Choice of red or white sauce

29

Rigatoni alla Vodka

A light tomato and mascapone cheese sauce with vodka

20

8 Finger Cavatelli Arrabiata

Housemade ricotta, dumplings, spicy marinara, jalapeños, and prosciutto

23

Cavatelli al Forno

Housemade ricotta dumplings with tomato basil sauce; baked with imported cheese

22

Pasta Primavera

Fresh pasta and seasonal vegetables tossed with garlic, olive oil, diced tomatoes, and Parmesan

23

Gluten-Free Penne

24

pizza

Prosciutto & Arugula

Thinly-sliced prosciutto, Grande mozzarella, arugula, and shaved Parmesan

18

Eggplant

Thinly-sliced eggplant, roasted peppers, Grande mozzarella, and pecorino cheese

14

Rosebud Meatball

Hand-rolled baby meatballs, Grande mozzarella, homemade ricotta, and basil

16

sunday brunch

$39.95 adults; $14.95 under 12; under 5 is free

Prime Rib, Spiral Ham, Turkey Carving Stations and an Omelette Station
A Fresh Assortment of Oysters, Clams, and Shrimp
Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, French Toast, Homemade Pork Sausage, and Thick Applewo
English Muffins, Lox & Bagels, Fresh Fruit, Granola & Yogurt, and Stuffed Mushro
Caprese Salad, Fish Salad, Breaded Eggplant Salad, and Tomato & Onion Salad
Mama’s Meatballs, Rigatonialla, Vodka Penne Marinara, and Chicken Calabrese
Fresh Italian Pastries & Desserts
Price includes Bottomless Mimosas!

Cuisine: Spanish, Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Carnivale

702 West Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60661

Life is colorful, especially if you dine at Carnivale—one of Chicago’s premier restaurants. In the West Loop’s Fulton Market District, an exotic mix of international intrigue, energy, and Latin fusion awaits.

Carnivale menu

appetizers

Ropa Vieja

Slow-braised brisket, sweet plantains, malanga, ají amarillo aïoli, and queso fresco

13

Calamari

Green papaya, carrots, malanga, cilantro, smoked hazelnuts, and sweet-and-sour adobo

13

Guacamole

Chunky avocados, cilantro, chilies, onion, garlic, lime, and fresh corn chips

10;17

seafood bar

Grand Seafood Platter

Six East Coast oysters, six West Coast oysters, 1lb poached Maine lobster, 1/2lb poached shrimp, 2oz Alaskan King crab legs, and chef's choice trio of ceviche

98 (serves four)

Seafood Tacklebox

Three East Coast oysters, three West Coast oysters, 1/2lb poached Maine lobster, 1/2lb poached shrimp, and trio of ceviche: chef's choice; served with lemon, cocktail sauce, Champagne mignonette, and red wine mignonette

50

dinner entrées

Arrachera

Wood-grilled skirt steak, rice and beans, bacon, sofrito, sweet red onion, and chimichurri sauce

27

Peruvian Chicken

Marinated Amish chicken, roasted fingerling potatoes, and huancaina

24

Yucca Gnocchi

Tomato arrabbiata, forest mushrooms, Brussels leaves, butternut squash, and garlic chips

22 (V) (GF)

Alaskan Halibut

Alaskan halibut, romesco, roasted rainbow cauliflower, luche seaweed, and red sorrel

32

Pork Chop Al Pastor

Wood-grilled Slagel Farms pork chop, al pastor marinade, sweet plantains, bacon mojo, and pineapple relish

28

Chifa Baby Back Ribs

Slow-smoked Farmington Hills ribs, Peruvian-style barbecue, coleslaw, and pastel de choclo

27

lunch entrées

Crispy Atlantic Cod Sandwich

Preserved lemon rémoulade, homemade coleslaw, and brioche bun

13.50

Classic Cuban

Slow-roasted pork, smoked ham, Dijon mustard, dill pickles, and Swiss cheese

10

Lomo Salteado

Beef tenderloin chunks, peppers, onions, french fries, and sofrito rice

13

Tacos de Pescado

Tempura cod, Vigorán slaw, and chipotle aïoli

10

desserts

Organic Cotton Candy

Housemade caramel corn

9

Chocolate Dome

White and dark chocolate mousse, strawberry sorbet, and fresh strawberries

9

brunch (sundays)

Huevos Rancheros

Corn tostada, beans, avocado, Oaxaca cheese, chipotle salsa, cilantro, and farm fresh eggs

13.50

Chicken and Waffles

Cuban-Korean spiced crispy chicken, Belgian waffles, and chipotle maple syrup

13

Croicinnaroll

Mashup of a croissant and a cinnamon roll, Mexican chocolate, and cinnamon sugar icing

11

Cuisine: Italian, Italian: Contemporary, Pizza

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Casati's Pizza Vino

444 West Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

Casati's is focused on infusing the energy and passion of the Italian lifestyle into every dish and cocktail they serve!

Casati's Pizza Vino menu

antipasti

Crispy Brussel Sprouts

Brussels sprouts, red onion, Fresno peppers, and shallot vinaigrette

10

Burrata

Imported buffalo milk Burrata from Italy, arugula, crispy onions, Saba, and balsamic onion marmalade

15

Charcuterie (Imported from Italy)

Prosciutto, soppressata, speck, heirloom tomato, and mixed olives

10

insalate

add chicken 5; shrimp 6; steak 9

Casati's Caesar

Romaine lettuce, egg, radish, croutons, Parmesan emulsion, and the house favorite in-house dressing

10

Mel's Arugula (Imported from Italy)

Wild baby arugula, avocado, quinoa, tomato, radishes, and Sardinian feta

12

pizza di pinsa

Pesto e Salsiccia

Basil pesto, potatoes, sausage, and mozzarella

17

Casati's Bianca

Truffle shavings, mozzarella, Parmesan, chives, and sundried tomatoes

19

primi

Scott's Cappellacci

Homemade lobster ravioli, shrimp ragoût, fennel, lobster broth, micro-greens, and lemon

19

Carbonara

Spaghetti, pecorino, pancetta, egg yolk, black pepper, and chives

15

Pappardelle Ragu

Homemade wide ribbon pasta, Tuscan meat ragu, and Parmesan fondue

16

ciccia & pesce

Costoletta

Thinly pounded breaded pork chop, baby arugula, cucumbers, radishes, and Parmesan

26

Salmone

Grilled organic salmon, mint-scented green peas crema, peas, baby carrots, red onion, and shallot dressing

25

Tagliata

Broiled hanger steak, polenta, root vegetables, salsa verde, and Calabrese pepper

28

cocktails

Lollo Spirtz

Aperol, sparkling wine, and soda

12

Black Manhattan

Woodford Reserve bourbon, Averna, and mole bitters

13

The Aviator

Aviation gin, maraschino liqueur, Crema de Violette, and lemon

13

Cuisine: Italian: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Uptown

Ceres' Table

4882 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Named for the Roman goddess of the harvest, Ceres’ Table is one of Uptown’s newest Italian-American treasures.

Ceres' Table menu

small plates

Caciocavallo Argentiera

Seared sheep's milk cheese, white wine vinegar, Sicilian oregano, and garlic croutons

Zuppa di Lumache e Funghi

Soup of escargot, mushrooms, and farfalle pasta

Arancini

Fried risotto balls made with braised oxtail and fontina cheese

Beet Salad

Baby arugula, balsamic, hand-dipped ricotta cheese, Sicilian pistachios, and honey

Beef Carpaccio

Parmigiano-Reggiano, arugula, and truffle oil

Poached Pear Salad

Bartlet pear, butter lettuce, bleu cheese, spiced pecans, and Champagne vinaigrette

Scallops

Lemon and garlic orzo risotto, leeks, crawfish, La Quercia Guanciale, and herb salad

Roasted Squash Salad

Duck sausage, frisée, pickled red onions, fried sage, and toasted pumpkin seeds

large plates

Braised Beef Cheeks

Tomato-braised Wagyu beef cheeks, eggplant Parmigiana, pesto, tomato, and horseradish sauce

Bison Rib-Eye

12oz grilled Cook's Farm bison steak, portobello mushroom and scallion ragù, and Parmesan potato rösti

Liver

Dietzler Farm calf's liver, white corn polenta, charred ciopollotti, bacon, and saba

Garganelli alla Norma

Housemade pasta, eggplant, Chicago Farm tomato sauce, basil, extra virgin olive oil, and ricotta salata

Rabbit

Gunthorp Farm rabbit leg, sweet potato gnocchi, cabbage, rabbit confit, sherry wine vinegar, and thyme sauce

Monkfish

Bacon braised giant Peruvian white beans, giardinera, and shaved red onions

Trout

Seared rushing water trout, braised shortrib agnolotti, leeks, wild mushrooms, and Cabernet Sauvignon

Chicken Cacciatora

Roasted Amish chicken thighs, chick pea purée, black olives, bell pepper peperonata, and mushrooms

desserts

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Pepitas biscotto

Cheesecake Carrot Torte

Walnuts and butterscotch sauce

Chocolate Soufflé Tart

Spiced poached pear and candied almonds

Apple Pie

Caramel sauce and ice cream

Chocolate Layer Cake

German chocolate filling and chocolate sauce

Cuisine: French, Contemporary French

Neighborhood: Loop - Little Italy

Chez Joël

1119 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607

At Chez Joël, diners can enjoy a taste of France in a quaint, friendly bistro.

Chez Joël menu

hors d'oeuvre

Salmon Fumé

Scottish smoked salmon, cream cheese, toast, and tobiko

11

Pâté de Deux Sortes

Duck and chicken liver pâté with traditional garnish and toast points

10.95

Escargots à la Bourguignonne

French snails with garlic butter, Pernod, and herbed crumbs

11

Coquille Saint Jacques aux Poireaux

Sea scallops pan-seared with leeks and dill-lemon beurre blanc

10.50

Cuisses de Grenouilles à la Provençale

Frog legs with garlic spinach and brown butter sauce

11

Calamar Grillé au Pistou et Jus de Citron

Grilled calamari with pesto, roasted pepper coulis, and arugula

11

les salades

Salade Gourmande

Arugula, Belgian endive, pecans, dried Mission figs, honey mustard dressing, and balsamic reduction

8.50

Salade de Tomate et au Roquefort

Sliced vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, basil, Roquefort cheese, balsamic glaze, and balsamic dressing

7.95

Salade Chèvre

Mixed greens with house vinaigrette, Granny Smith apples, roasted walnuts, and warm goat cheese

8.50

les viandes

Filet Mignon de Boeuf au Jus de Cuisson

Beef tenderloin grilled in a thyme au jus, mushroom fricassee, mashed potatoes, and haricots verts

27.95

Steak Frites et Beurre Maître d'Hôtel

10oz grilled sirloin steak served with garlic butter and pommes frites

24.95

Jarrets d'Agneau Braises au Jus et Romarin

Braised lamb shank with wild mushroom fricassee, mashed potatoes, and natural jus

25.95

les poissons

Bouillabaisse Marseillaise

Assortment of shellfish with daily fish over julienne of vegetables and bouillabaisse bouillon

26.95

les pâtes

Linguine aux Fruits de Mer

Linguine with shellfish, garlic, basil, cherry tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil

23.95

Ravioli au Courge

Butternut squash ravioli served with garlic cream, grilled butternut squash, and truffle oil

18

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Chicago Chop House

60 West Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60654

One of the Windy City’s most iconic steakhouses serves up classic chop house flavors alongside a slice of history.

Chicago Chop House menu

appetizers

Baby Lamb Lollipops

Herb-roasted with mint jelly and micro-herbs

24

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

Cocktail sauce

23

Sliced Ahi Tuna

Pan-seared with cowboy rub and tropical salsa

24

Duke of Bacon

Nueske bacon

21

salads & soup

Baby Wedge Salad

Tomato, applewood-smoked bacon, and bleu cheese with choice of creamy bleu cheese, Thousand Island, or 50/50 dressing

13

Roasted Beet and Tomato Salad

Arugula, golden beets, tomato, shaved red onion, roasted almonds, blue cheese crumbles, and balsamic glaze

18

Lobster Bisque

Chopped lobster and white truffle oil (add Sherry $5)

13

Wagyu (Grade A5)

$28/oz minimum 5oz

prime steaks and chops

the finest awarded center-cut, hand-selected, and dry-aged in their own aging box

Wet-Aged 8oz Petite Filet

59

Dry-Aged 18oz Bone-In Rib-Eye

69

Grand Porterhouse 64oz

159

classic entrées and seafood

Half Roasted Chicken

Lemon-butter, crispy fingerling potatoes, and cherry peppers

32

Sea Bass (Skin-On)

Miso glaze, snap peas, toasted sesame seeds, and micro-herbs

48

Broiled Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail

Hot or chilled

MP

sides

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Applewood-smoked bacon

15

Truffle Mac and Cheese

Add Nueske bacon 5

15

Crispy Jumbo Onion Rings

Rémoulade sauce

12

Thick-Cut Au Gratin Potatoes

Tomatoes and four-cheese blend

13

desserts

Key Lime Pie

14

Godiva Truffle Lava Cake

15

Homemade Cherry Pie à la Mode

14

**This is just a sample of what Chicago Chop House has to offer**

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

300 North LaSalle Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60654

There’s a new steakhouse is on the scene—Chicago Cut Steakhouse.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse menu

breakfast

Chicago Cut Steakhouse Homemade Granola

With milk or organic lowfat yogurt and berries

9

Chicago Cut Corn Beef Hash

Roasted potato, sweet onion, corn beef and two farm poached eggs garnished with tomato marmalade

12

30-Day Dry Aged Prime Steak and Eggs-Petite New York Strip

Two poached eggs, hash brown potatoes, and hollandaise

25

lunch

Seared Foie Gras

18

Lollipop Lamb Chops (3)

9

Chicago Cut "Prime" Burger

10

Kobe Beef Hot Dog

14.95

New England "Lobster Roll"

22

Crispy Amish Brick Chicken

19

Scottish Salmon

Lemon basil beurre blanc

23

Great Lakes Whitefish

Tartar sauce

19

dinner

Bluefin Tuna Tartar

16

Sushi Trio

18

Iced Half Shell Oysters

1/2 dozen east coast or west coast

16

Shellfish Bouquet

1/2 lobster, 1 shrimp, Alaskan king crab bites, and 1 oyster

20 p.p

Prime Filet Mignon

1" center barrel cut

25

Delmonico

36

Bone-In Ribeye

44

Porterhouse

49

Roast Prime Rib of Beef

36

Chateaubriand

70

sides

Hash Browns

7.50

Truffle Scalloped Potato

8

Shiitake and Crimini Mushrooms

7

Green Beans Almondine

7

Mac 'n' Cheese

add lobster $8; add crab $8

7

Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi

Neighborhood: Loop - South Loop

Chicago Oyster House

1933 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

It's no secret why The Daily Meal named Chicago Oyster House one of America's 21 best oyster bars.

Chicago Oyster House menu

Seafood Platter

Two lobster claws, shrimp cocktail, East Coast oysters, West Coast oysters, and 1/3lb red king crab legs

45

Hamachi Carpaccio

Yellowtail thinly sliced and topped with jalapeño, scallions, and spicy radish; served in ponzu sauce

15

Salmon Royale

Sliced Scottish salmon with citrus-soy; topped with ginger, scallions, and caviar

14

Lobster Claws Cocktail

Chilled lobster claws served with cocktail sauce

12

Ceviche

Diced shrimp, scallop, onion, avocado, and jalapeño

14

Tuna Tartare

Seared and sliced ahi tuna served with citrus-chile sauce

14

Grilled Oysters

Freshly shucked large oysters, with the following preparations: C.O.H: garlic, cilantro, and Parmesan cheese Ichi: jalapeño, scallions, ginger, and zesty soy Rockefeller: spinach, butter, and cheese Firecracker: spices, basil, and fresh lime

3 each; 6 for 17

Southern Fried Oysters

Freshly shucked large oysters battered with Southern spices, deep-fried, and served with house hot sauce

14

Fish Tacos (2)

Mahi mahi topped with mango salsa and avocado sauce

8

Red King Crab Legs

Served split with drawn butter

18 (1/3lb); 49 (1lb)

Sake Clams

Manila clams sautéed with basil, garlic, onion, and sake

13

Mediterranean Mussels

Big and plump; served with spicy marinara sauce

14

Grilled Lobster Tail

8oz meaty lobster tail with drawn butter

28

Cajun Seafood Boil

Snow crab legs, clams, mussels, and jumbo prawns boiled in beer and special blend of Cajun spices

28

Lamb Chops

Spiced, grilled, and topped with wine reduction sauce

28

Black Angus Filet Mignon

8oz seasoned and grilled to desired temperature

28

Sashimi Appetizer

Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, unagi, shrimp, and scallop

17

Angry Crab

Soft shell crab, tuna, yellowtail, jalapeño pepper, avocado, cilantro, spicy sesame oil, and lime

15

Rock 'n' Roll

Crab, shrimp tempura, and spicy tuna inside; topped with scallops, wasabi mayo, and teriyaki sauce

15

Surf 'n' Turf

Lobster inside with cucumber and avocado; topped with grilled filet mignon

18

Cuisine: Barbecue

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Chicago q

1160 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Chicago q takes traditional barbecue classics and gives them an upgrade you can't find anywhere else.

Chicago q menu

appetizers and salads

BBq Flight

House-smoked pulled chicken, pulled pork, and chopped American Kobe brisket served with honey-butter cornbread and four barbecue sauces

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Two crab cakes made with jalapeño, red onion, and green pepper; topped with jalapeño-peach salsa and fresh peaches

BBq Shrimp with Herb-Infused Grits

Curry-infused oil-marinated shrimp grilled to order over rosemary and sage grits; served with lemon butter

House Bacon Cheddar Hush Puppies

Savory cornmeal fritter with house bacon and cheddar cheese; served with chipotle-mayo

Habanero Glazed Pork Belly

House-cured pork belly, grilled and coated with a habanero glaze; topped with grilled pineapple salsa and crispy kale

BBq Cobb

Hard boiled egg, cold-smoked tomatoes, avocado, bacon, blue cheese, and pulled chicken in a red wine vinaigrette

Smoked Corn Salad

Smoked corn, black beans, avocado, smoked tomatoes, carrots, grilled red onions, cilantro, cucumber, and honey-lime vinaigrette

barbecue

with choice of cornbread, coleslaw, or fries and all four signature sauces

q2

One pulled meat plus half chicken or half slab

q3

Two pulled meats plus half chicken or half slab

Smoked Half Chicken

Free-range chicken is brined, rubbed with original season, and then smoked

American Kobe Beef Ribs

Dinner only, limited supply

Baby Back or St. Louis Ribs

Pork ribs smoked over hickory and applewood

Competition Ribs

Chef Lee Ann Whippen's signature ribs from the competition circuit; available in St. Louis and baby back

Slider Trio

Pulled pork, pulled chicken, and chopped brisket on mini slider buns

whole pork shoulder

tableside carving presentation by their chef, ideal for large groups; accompanied by coleslaw, american kobe brisket baked beans, and cornbread; serves 10-12

sides

Honey Butter or Poblano Cornbread
Smoked Chipotle Corn
Red Bliss Potato Salad
Brûléed Macaroni and Cheese
American Kobe Brisket Baked Beans

brunch

Signature Carrot Cake Pancakes

Made with cinnamon, shredded carrots, and brown sugar; topped with a cream cheese-bourbon glaze and candied shredded carrots

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Traditional pancakes with sweet potatoes; topped with two strips of house-cured bacon, pecan-molasses butter, and a side of q bourbon-maple syrup

Smoked Chicken Eggs Benedict

Honey butter cornbread topped with pulled chicken, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce

American Kobe Brisket Eggs Benedict

Two cheddar chive biscuits, sliced brisket, and poached eggs with a whole grain mustard hollandaise sauce

Benedict Flight

One of each Benedict selection

Cuisine: American Bistro, Mediterranean

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

City Winery Chicago

1200 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607

City Winery Chicago offers wine-focused food selections with a variety of options for every guest.

City Winery Chicago menu

dinner

Imported Italian Burrata

Roasted beets | watercress | hazelnuts | balsamic reduction | toasted ciabatta

Shells and Cheese

Manchego | chorizo crumble | scallion

Mussels

CW white wine | garlic | shallots | pancetta | cream | toasted ciabatta

Little Gem Salad

Tahini-herb dressing | dill | chives | seed medley | watermelon radish | pomegranate

Tuna Crudo Bowl

Tuna | quinoa | kale | carrot | cucumber | heirloom cherry tomatoes | spring peas | avocado | sesame-ginger vinaigrette

Kale Caeser

Creamy Caesar | baby kale | marinated cherry tomatoes | housemade croutons | Parmesan

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Risotto Balls

Porcini | portobello | arrabbiata | grated Parmesan

Braised Duck Tacos

Hudson Valley Rohan duck | guacatillo salsa | cabbage salad | corn tortillas

Seasonal Farro

White wine farro | roasted Brussels | kale | turnip | butternut squash | parsnip

Seafood Fra Diavalo

Tagliatelle | shrimp | scallop | calamari | mussels | basil gremolata | toasted ciabatta | arrabbiata sauce

Chicken Saltimbocca

Sweet potato risotto | prosciutto | sage | CW mushrooms

lunch

Mushroom Flatbread

Sautéed cremini mushrooms | goat cheese | béchamel | caramelized onions | arugula | balsamic glaze

CW Burger

All-natural beef | housemade “everything” brioche bun | herb-seasoned fries

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Grilled zucchini | squash | red onion | red bell pepper | mozzarella | watercress pistou

Caprese Sandwich

Grilled baguette | mozzarella | red bell pepper aïoli | balsamic glaze

brunch

Wine Maker’s Breakfast

Eggs | home fries | sausage | toast

Brioche French Toast

Mascarpone | fresh berries

Prosciutto & Mozzarella Omelette

Spicy tomato sauce | oregano | arugula

Steak & Egg Sandwich

Rib-eye | arugula | Dijonnaise | Parmesan dressing | poached egg | open-faced

Avocado Toast

Poached egg | dukkah | radish sprout

Quiche

Sweet potato crust | kale | Manchego

desserts

Caramel-Banana Cheesecake

Graham crust | brûléed banana | crème chantilly

Carrot Cake

Spice cake | cream cheese frosting

Housemade Sorbet & Gelato
***Menu Items Subject to Change

Cuisine: Contemporary American, French

Neighborhood: Near North - Streeterville

Cité

505 North Lake Shore Drive
70th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Besides its vibrant nightlife and glowing culture, Chicago has two dynamic things going for it: views and dining.

Cité menu

first course

Escargot François

Braised Bourgogne snails, garlic-herb butter, and puff pastry

16

Seasonal Oyster on the Half Shell

Grilled red onion, cracked black pepper, and red wine vinegar

18

Diver Sea Scallops

Napa Valley cabbage coleslaw, tarragon, and Cognac Russian dressing

20

Deviled Maine Lobster

Caperberry, lemon crème fraîche mayonnaise, and pumpernickel croutons

18

Ahi Tuna Tartare

Seaweed salad, tobiko caviar, lime-ginger vinaigrette

16

Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Glazed dried fruit, bittersweet chocolate crumble, and brioche

24

Siberian Osetra Caviar (28g)

Warm cornmeal blini and traditional garnish

market price

American Paddlefish Caviar (28g)

Warm cornmeal blini and traditional garnish

market price

Chilled Seafood Platter

Prawns, oysters, daily ceviche, mignonette, and cocktail sauce

20

main course

Butter-Poached Lobster

Yellow beet purée, chioggia beet, and Port wine reduction

68

Filet Mignon Au Poivre

8oz, onion soubise, caramelized Brussels sprouts, bacon, and Cognac sauce

48

New York Strip

14oz, truffle duxelle, seasonal mushrooms, and aged Port wine reduction

49

Rack of Lamb

Winter squash purée, petit Basque shaving, and thyme reduction

39

Cervena Striploin Venison

Celery root mousseline, seasonal fruit, and banyuls reduction

38

Maple Leaf Duck Breast

Honey-lavender roasted breast, leg confit, and parsnip purée

38

Roasted Amish Chicken Breast

Glazed stuffed leg, rainbow baby carrot, and citrus jus

29

Fish of the Day

Daily preparation and seasonal vegetables

market price

brunch

Lump Crab Salad

Watermelon radishes, avocado, and lemon vinegar

14

Prime Beef Tartare and Pommes Frites

Mimosa egg, baguette croutons, and capers

16

Belgium Endive Salad

Radicchio, Maytag blue cheese, and toasted hazelnut-Sherry vinaigrette

14

Filet Mignon and Farm Egg

Beef fat fingerling potatoes, caramelized onion purée, and red wine reduction

29

Maine Lobster and Lump Crab Club

Brioche, oven-dried tomato, and avocado

29

Grilled Cité Cheeseburger

Black olive tapenade and marinated grilled onion; served with hand-cut pommes frites; choice of feta cheese, aged Gruyère, Maytag bleu cheese, or Tomme de Brebis

15

Eggs Oscar Benedict

Lump crabmeat, lemon hollandaise, and fine herbs

20

Porcini and Seasonal Mushroom Omelette

Crispy fingerling potatoes, Tomme de Brebis cheese, and truffle oil

18

Bottomless Mimosas/Bellinis

With a purchase of a main course

19

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Vegan/Vegetarian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park

Clever Rabbit

2015 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

At far too many restaurants, vegetables are often an afterthought, relegated to boring side dish status.

Clever Rabbit menu

spreads

Mushroom and Polenta Terrine

Walnut and pumpkin marmalade

8

Broccoli and Fennel Rillette

Herb oil and Creole mustard

7

Tomato Confit

Green and cherry tomatoes

7

salads

add chicken, poached salmon, or tofu

Beets

Blue Gouda, almond, and frisée

12

Harvest

Harvest greens, roasted red pepper, chickpea, radish, egg, 5-year cheddar, and preserved lemon vinaigrette

16

Kale Salad

Blooming kale, pickled quinoa, grapes, hazelnuts, and grape mist

14

vegetables

Watermelon Radish

Caraway cream cheese, marigold, and brioche

8

Spring Pea

Sunflower seed, yogurt, and pea shoot

10

Carrot Dumplings

Roasted carrots, preserved lemon, and lemongrass aïoli

12

Broccoli

Achiote, housemade corn tortilla, avocado, pickled red onion, and cilantro

13

Brussels Sprouts

Parmesan, pistachio, lemon, and herbs

14

Pig Ear Pasta

Broccoli rabe, housemade ricotta, pine nut, and fennel

15

Cauliflower

Curry-roasted, chickpea, poached currant, and raita

16

not vegetables

Cheese Plate

Chef’s selection of cheese, honeycomb, bee pollen, apricot mostarda, and water cracker

16

Tuna

Compressed cucumber, puffed wild rice, nori, ginger aïoli, and wasabi-soy vinaigrette

13

Octopus

Spanish chorizo, romesco, Yukon gold potatoes, arugula, and fried peppercorn

16

Salmon

Tofu and scallion purée, pickled daikon, crispy skin, and koshu

18

Scallops

Haricot vert, serrano ham, turnip, salsa verde, and brown butter bits

18

Chicken

Ras el Hanout, naan purée, kumquat, date marmalade, and dehydrated olive

20

The Fat Rabbit

Double cheeseburger, mushrooms, sherry mustard, and caramelized onion

15

brunch

Granola Bowl

Spring fruit, yogurt, and mint

12

Breakfast Scramble

Egg whites, broccoli rabe, avocado, arugula, almonds, quinoa, and honey vinaigrette

Rabbit Breakfast

Scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, smoked maple carrots, and toast

15

Biscuits & Gravy

Mushroom gravy and herbs

12

Brunch Punch

Rosé, vodka, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, and lemon

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park/Bucktown

Club Lucky

1824 West Wabansia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Built in the style of a 1940s supper club and cocktail lounge, Club Lucky is a casual Italian neighborhood restaurant with generous portions and an authentic touch.

Club Lucky menu

appetizers and salads

Fried Calamari

Served with spicy sauce

Grilled Calamari

Served with lemon-vegetable vinaigrette

Vegetarian Antipasti

A selection of regional and seasonal favorites

Meat and Cheese Board

A selection of artisan cheeses and traditional dried Italian meats and salamis

Club Lucky Salad

Carrots, celery, tomatoes, Genoa salami, Bermuda onion, fontinella cheese, Sicilian olives, roasted peppers, pepperoncini, and romaine lettuce with Club Lucky dressing

String Bean Salad

Green beans, tomato, Bermuda onion, cucumber, blue cheese, and house vinaigrette

pasta entrées

gluten-free and whole wheat pastas available

Fettuccine Alfredo

Traditional with cream and Parmesan; also available with chicken

Capellini Siciliana

With eggplant, sweet peppers, olives, and capers in a savory red sauce

Rigatoni with Veal Meatballs

Baked with escarole, fresh mozzarella, and marinara

Seafood Fettuccine

Bay scallops and rock shrimp in a light tomato-basil cream sauce

Fettuccine de Campo

Grilled chicken, asparagus, roasted tomato, garlic, and olive oil

Homemade Lasagna

Noodles layered with ricotta, spinach, mozzarella, and tomato sauce

house special entrées

Chicken Vesuvio

A Club Lucky favorite with roasted potatoes, peas, white wine, and garlic

Eggplant Parmesan

Layers of thinly-sliced eggplant baked with provolone and tomato sauce

Grilled Pork Chops

Two 8oz chops topped with onions, mushrooms, pepperoncini, and roasted potatoes

Fresh Salmon Vesuvio

With roasted potatoes, peas, white wine, and garlic

Mediterranean Tilapia

Fresh tilapia broiled with Italian spices; served with white beans, shrimp, escarole, and cherry tomatoes

Double-Cut Lamb Chop

Broiled with lemon and oregano; served with sautéed spinach and roasted potatoes

Shrimp Scampi

With cherry tomatoes, garlic, white wine, and fresh herb butter over sautéed spinach or fettuccine

chef's specials

changes daily using seasonal and local ingredients

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Neighborhood: Suburbs - Evanston

Coast Sushi & Sashimi

2545 Prairie Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Many diners are familiar with Coast Sushi thanks to the Bucktown location, but even Chicagoans in the northern neighborhoods can partake in Hamachi Carpaccio and Salmon Teriyaki thanks to the restaurant’s Evanston location.

Coast Sushi & Sashimi menu

appetizers

Sautéed Edamame

Sautéed soybean and shishito pepper with sea salt, ginger, and togarashi

5.50

Salmon Spring Roll

Fried salmon wrapped in wonton skin with green curry dipping

9

Angry Salmon

Sushi rice wrapped with fresh salmon topped with a creamy dynamite sauce

11

Sashimi Ponzu

Your choice of fresh fish served sashimi-style with side of spicy citrus soy

12

Robata Yaki

Choice of meat and vegetable skewers served with citrus soy sauce

salad

Shishito Goma

Tossed shishito pepper & zucchini dressed in sesame dressing

7

Rock Shrimp Salad

Tossed crispy rock shrimp with spicy mayo

11

must try

Dressed Sushi/Sashimi

Tuna, hamachi, salmon, super white tuna, kani, and unagi served either nigiri or sashimi-style each with their own signature dressing

22/29

Boatman Handroll

Fresh salmon, bigeye tuna, and hamachi with seasoned sushi rice in a handroll

13

Coast Crab

Spicy Alaskan king crab, scallion, roe, and tempura crumb

15

White Dragon

Shrimp tempura, wasabi tobiko, avocado, cream cheese, scallion, spicy sauce, wasabi mayo, eel sauce, and tempura crumb

13

Spring

Fresh salmon, tuna, kaiware, mixed spring greens, and wasabi mayo; wrapped with soy paper, and drizzled with ginger dressing

15

Natsu

Fresh salmon, super white tuna, cucumber, and jalapeño; topped with shiso leaf, white fish, wasabi tobiko, and scallion; dizzled with light citrus soy

15

Crunchy

Spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber, and tempura crumb

8

kitchen entrée

Filet Mignon

8oz filet mignon served with grilled asparagus; add surf $10

35

Chilean Sea Bass

Broiled Chilean sea bass with butter-sake-ginger soy; served with sweet corn tempura

21

Teriyaki

Choice of chicken, shrimp, or Atlantic salmon; served with grilled asparagus and rice

16/18/21

dessert

Banana Maki

Their version of banana Foster rolled in pastry dough with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream

7

Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Bucktown

Coast Sushi Bar

2045 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

This sushi bar balances a menu of delicate Japanese cuisine with Bucktown’s friendly, casual sensibility.

Coast Sushi Bar menu

appetizers

Sautéed Scallops

Scallops sautéed in garlic and placed on spinach with a toasted egg yolk sauce

17

Angry Salmon

Fresh salmon wrapped around a rice ball with toasted dynamite sauce

11

Salmon Spring Roll

Salmon wrapped in a crispy wonton skin; served with green curry for dipping

9

Exotic Tempura

Taro, lotus root, chive flowers, sweet corn, shiso, sweet potato, and shiitake mushroom

9

Tropical Ceviche

Ebi, tako, and scallop marinated in lime, mango, cilantro, and jalapeño with sesame chips

11

from the kitchen

Seared Tuna

Seared wasabi-ginger-soy tuna served with sesame-soba salad and caramelized sweet potato

20

Tamarind Duck

Spicy orange and tamarind-glazed crispy skin duck breast cooked medium-rare; served with rice and baby spinach

18

Shrimp Teriyaki

Grilled shrimp skewers and grilled asparagus with teriyaki sauce and rice

18

coast signature maki

Coast Crab

King crab, scallion, masago, and red tobiko in spicy mayo with tempura crumb

15

Volcano

White tuna marinated in special hot volcano sauce with tempura crumbs

13

Sunrise

Wasabi-ginger-soy seared tuna and mint wrapped with mango

12

Maine

Lobster, ginger, and onion sauce with ikura and cucumber on top

15

White Dragon

Shrimp tempura, wasabi tobiko, avocado, cream cheese, scallion, spicy sauce, and wasabi mayo

13

Creamy

Super white tuna, avocado, mayo, and masago

8

Wasabi

Hamachi and grilled asparagus rolled in wasabi tobiko and wasabi mayo

13

Crunchy Spicy Tuna

Spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber, and tempura crumbs

8

Cuisine: American Bistro, French, Pastries/Desserts, Brasserie

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

Cochon Volant Brasserie

100 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

At Cochon Volant Brasserie, French brasserie meets American bistro in a casual yet refined all-day eatery.

Cochon Volant Brasserie menu

hors d'oeuvre

Chicken Liver and Foie Gras Mousse

Strawberry compote and cornichons

15.95

Tenderloin Steak Tartare

Dijonnaise, Sriracha, and egg yolk

18.95

Croque Madame Egg Rolls

Ham, béchamel, and Gruyère cheese

9.95

Burrata and Toast

Spring pea salad, fine herbs, and steak salt

16.95

Escargot Magnifique du Jour

Snail butter, blue cheese, and croutons

12.95

French Onion Soup Gratinée

Cave-aged Gruyère, brioche crouton, and beef au jus

8.95

les salades

Le Caesar

Crispy potato chips, shaved Parmesan, and house Caesar dressing

12.95

Kale Lyonnaise

Soft egg, thick-cut bacon, brioche crouton, and bacon vinaigrette

14.95

fruits de mer

Le Porcelet Volant Tower

6 oysters, 1/2lb crab legs, and 6 shrimp

72.95

Charbroiled Oysters

Herb breadcrumbs, snail butter, and Parmesan

3 for 10; 6 for 19

dry-aged boeuf

served with hand-cut frites

Classique

8oz coulotte, maître d' butter, and béarnaise; served with hand-cut frites

27.95

Prime Petit Filet

8oz center-cut; served with hand-cut frites

44.95

Le Cheeseburger Royale

Prime dry-aged beef, thick bacon, confit onion, American cheese, Dijonnaise, and house pickles

18.95

Shaved Wagyu Beef Dip

Wagyu beef, confit onion, and horseradish aïoli

21.95

fine french specialties

Orecchiette

Kale, chili, country pork ragu, Parmesan, and toasted breadcrumbs

16.95

Wild Faroe Island Salmon

Pan-seared, braised lentils, basil aïoli, and fine herbs

26.95

Truffle Pasta

Spaghetti, black truffle, Parmesan, and mixed mushrooms

16.95

Steamed P.E.I Mussels

White wine, smoked spices, steak salt, and basil aïoli

23.95

Poulet Roti Avec Frites

1/2-roasted Amish chicken, lemon, beef au jus, and roasted garlic

26.95

brunch

Monsieur Foster Waffle

Banana, French caramel, and candied walnut

13.95

Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

Warm berries and agave syrup

13.95

Salmon Benedict

Smoked salmon, cornichons, capers, and cream cheese

15.95

Duck Confit-Bacon-Cheddar Omelette

Bacon, pulled duck thigh, and aged cheddar

14.95

Croque Monsieur avec Petit Salade

Country ham, Mornay, aged Gruyère, and simple salad

16.95

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Coco Pazzo/ Coco Pazzo Cafe

300 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Celebrating 25 years at the forefront of the Chicago culinary scene, Coco Pazzo has earned the reputation as one of Chicago's best Italian restaurants.

Coco Pazzo/ Coco Pazzo Cafe menu

antipasti

Carciofini

Shaved baby artichokes, arugula, lemon oil, and Parmesan

Mozzarella di Bufala

Imported mozzarella di bufala, marinated tomatoes, and arugula

Ricotta e Fave

Fried polenta, wood-roasted mushrooms, sunchoke sauce, and black truffle

Fritto Misto di Mare

Crispy fried rock shrimp, squid, artichokes, zucchini, fennel, lemon, and parsley

Polipo alla Brace

Wood-roasted octopus, puttanesca sauce, and scarola

paste

Gnocchetti

Housemade potato gnocchetti, tomato sauce, buffalo ricotta, and basil

Linguine alle Vongole

Manila clams,white wine, herbs, Mollichella, and bread crumbs

Chitarrine Nere

Housemade squid ink spaghetti alla chitarra, frutti di mare, tomato, peperoncino and rapini

Tordelli Lucchesi

Housemade Tuscan meat-filled ravioli and “Lucchese”-style ragù

Rigatoni alla Buttera

Housemade fennel sausage, sweet peas, tomato, Parmesan, and cream

secondi

Branzino al Forno

Whole Mediterranean sea bass, wood-roasted and served with Ligurian olive oil

Cacciucco Livornese

Spicy Tuscan seafood stew and crostini

Maiale alla Milanese

Crispy breaded pork chop, arugula, and grape tomatoes

Bistecca Fiorentina

Wood-grilled 40oz beef porterhouse for two, sliced tableside

Costoletta di Vitello

Grilled veal chop, new potatoes, asparagus, and Vernaccia sauce

dolce

Panna Cotta

Eggless vanilla bean custard and huckleberry sauce

Crostata di Noci

Brown sugar pecan pie, white chocolate and maple mousse, and orange English cream

Fondente al Cioccolato

Warm chocolate flourless cake, cappuccino gelato, and caramel-balsamic sauce

Sfogliatina di Mele

Mick Klug Farm Mutsu apple tart, cinnamon caramel, and vanilla gelato

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Gastropub

Neighborhood: Loop - Lakeshore East

Columbus Tap

200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Columbus Tap offers a quintessential Windy City tap house experience and a fresh Midwest-focused menu that flirts with seasonal and regional ingredients, created to pair perfectly with the restaurant’s unique and extensive beer selection.

Columbus Tap menu

snacks

Crispy Corn

Citrus mayo, fancy peppercorn, and smoked sea salt

9

House Pub Cheese

Crackers, market vegetables, and pickles

13

Baked Crab Dip

Jumbo lump crab, Taleggio, creamed spinach, and King’s Hawaiian bread

17

Open-Faced Toast

Crushed avocado, lemon, shaved radish, and hot pepper; Rotisserie chicken, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and smoked ranch; Charred corn, pepper jam, goat cheese, and citrus; Roasted garlic, heirloom radish, pickled onions, crispy kale, and aged cheddar

8 per piece

from the garden

Pressed Carrot Soup

Fresh turmeric, seeded nut bread, ramp oil, and spring pea shoots

8

Beets

Arugula, Stracciatella, kumquats, and hazelnut vinaigrette

10

Bacon and Egg Salad

PQB croutons, smoked pork belly, Creole vinaigrette, soft egg, and house ranch

12

tap fare

Fish and Chips

Tap batter, crushed peas, and malt vinegar tartar sauce

18

Tap That Burger

“American Gruyère,” sneaky sauce, Ito, and bread and butter pickles; add Nueske’s thick cut bacon or farm egg 1

19

Porchetta

Chimichurri, roasted garlic mayo, and cracklings—you’re welcome—served with Tap potato chips or mixed salad

16

Back Back Ribs

Herb roasted fingerlings, cabbage slaw, and Columbus Tap barbecue

24 half; 32 full

substantial

Lobster Carbonara

Bucatini pasta, a 1lb lobster, local pancetta, and peas

32

Market Fish

Salsify purée, cauliflower, duck fat spring onion, fava bean, and green olive sofrito

Smoked Short Rib

Goat cheese grits, heirloom tomato, green garlic, fennel demi, and market lettuces

28

off the block

steaks served à la carte with house compound butter

CAB Skirt Steak

8oz certified Black Angus

24

21-Day Aged Rib-Eye

12oz boneless

38

extras

Charred Broccoli

Umami bomb vinaigrette

8

Burnt Mushroom Risotto

Wild mushrooms, fragrant mushroom broth, and aged Parmesan

10

Loaded Fingerling Potatoes

Sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon, and scallions

9

Cuisine: American Grill

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Bucktown

Cortland's Garage

1645 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Cuisine: Gourmet Breakfast

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park

Cracked on Milwaukee

1359 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

From college kids to Wicker Park foodies, Cracked on Milwaukee is winning over breakfast-lovers across the state. What began as a breakfast food truck at the University of Illinois has now expanded to the city of Chicago.

Cracked on Milwaukee menu

signature dishes & classic favorites

Chilaquiles Verdes

A breakfast platter with homemade corn tortilla chips, tomatillo salsa, grilled chicken, red onion, two over-easy eggs, avocado, crema, Cotija cheese, cilantro, and a lime wedge

14

Goldi Lox

Smoked salmon resting on red onion, tomato, and capers, tucked in a toasted sourdough bun with cream cheese

13

Vegasm

Spinach and garlic, sundried tomatoes, hash browns, a fried egg, and cream cheese on a French roll

8.50; add bacon 2

Sloppy José

Smoked chorizo, guacamole, hash browns, a fried egg, and homemade bacon-onion jam on a French roll

9; add pepper Jack cheese 1; add a signature cheese 1.50

Goy Vey

Bacon, grilled salami, hash browns, a fried egg, grilled salami, cream cheese, and autumn berry jam on a French roll

9

burritos

Mother Clucker

A grilled chicken wrap with spinach and garlic, white cheddar cheese, and rosemary aïoli

8

Hungry Chief

A breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, smoked chorizo, hash browns, green peppers, onions, and pepper Jack cheese

8; add Siracha sour cream 1; add guacamole 2

Plan B

A grilled veggie wrap with spinach and garlic, sundried tomatoes, green peppers, onions, and pepper Jack cheese

8

build-your-own-breakfast bowls

Fluffy scrambled eggs on a bed of crispy hash browns served with your choice of two vegetables, one sauce, and cheese 9

Choose Two Veggies

Green pepper, yellow onion, fresh tomato, sundried tomato, spinach and garlic, jalapeño, portobella mushrooms, or white corn kernel

Choose Your Sauce

Garlic basil pesto, spicy chipolte, guacamole, Sriracha sour cream, smoked paprika hummus, or rosemary aïoli

Add Cheese

Mild yellow cheddar, Monterey pepper Jack, white cheddar, or Cotija

Add Grilled Meats

Mild yellow-smoked bacon, chorizo sausage, shredded chicken, or grilled salami

2

grilled cheese

Tree Hugger

A grilled cheese with sliced tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, garlic basil pesto, and a balsamic glaze on sourdough

8

Sweet Cheesus

A grilled cheese with smoked Gouda and apple cider jam on sourdough

7.50

Ghostbuster

A grilled cheese with ghost pepper cheese and autumn berry jam on sourdough

7.50

small bites

Parmesan Truffle Tots

Tossed in truffle oil and dusted with Parmesan cheese

4.75; 6.75; 8.75

Cajun Tots

Tossed in Cajun seasoning

4.75; 6.25; 8.25

White Cheddar Bacon Tots

Smothered in white cheddar cheese and chopped bacon

5; 7; 9

Cuisine: American Bistro, Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Pastries/Desserts, Vegan/Vegetarian, Tapas/Small Plates

Neighborhood: Near North - Streeterville

Cupitol Coffee + Eatery

455 East Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611

With locations in both Streeterville and Evanston, Cupitol Coffee + Eatery has established itself as an all-day coffeehouse and restaurant that appeals to every appetite.

Cupitol Coffee + Eatery menu

specialty coffee

Freddo Espresso

Double espresso chilled and topped over ice

3

Freddo Cappuccino

Double espresso chilled and topped with cold milk cream

3.50

breakfast

European Breakfast

Greek yogurt, homemade almond granola, seasonal berries, and local, 100 percent raw honey

8.50

Avocado Wrap

Scrambled egg, Hass guacamole, queso fresco, pico de gallo, and wheat tortilla

7

Shroomed Omelette

Wild mushroom, Gruyère, spinach, and hash browns

10

Sweet Potato Bowl

Brown rice, kale, vegan coconut curry, and poached egg

9

Breakfast Sandwich

Fried egg, Jones bacon, classic American cheese, and butter croissant

7

all day

Shroomed Patty Melt

Prime meat, wild mushrooms, Wisconsin sharp cheddar, onion compote, and rye

9.50

Tuna Sandwich

Sustainable American tuna salad on wheat

9

Chicken B.L.T.A

Free-range chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, guacamole, and country white

10

Falafel Burger

Chickpea patty, paprika yogurt, cabbage relish, and sesame brioche

8.50

Cheeseburger

Prime beef, bacon, choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and sesame brioche; add egg your way 1

10.50

Kale and Fennel Caesar

Baby kale leaves, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, Parmesan, and Caesar dressing; add chicken 3, add shrimp 5

9

Cupitol Veggie Salad

Baby kale leaves, mixed cabbage, carrot, green onions, and lemon vinaigrette; add chicken 3, add shrimp 5

8

dinner

Fish and Chips

Sustainable cod, homemade tartar sauce, and house-cut fries

14

Wild Salmon

Wild salmon, brown rice, coconut curry, roasted garlic and spinach, and hazelnuts

16

Skirt Steak & Frites

Prime skirt steak, salsa verde, queso fresco, and choice of fries

17

Creamy Pomodoro Pasta

Housemade pomodoro cream sauce, roasted red peppers, spinach, zucchini ribbons, basil, parsley, and Parmesan

12

Mac & Cheese

White cheddar cream sauce, butter crumbs, and parsley; add all-natural cherrywood-smoked bacon 8; add chicken and pesto 3

7

kids menu

One Egg with Bacon

4.75

Crustless Grilled Cheese with French Fries

5

Cuisine: Italian, Italian: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Davanti Enoteca

30 East Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60611

A lively gathering place for travelers and locals alike, Davanti Enoteca is a neighborhood wine bar with a contemporary approach to rustic Italian cuisine.

Davanti Enoteca menu

antipasti e insalate

Truffle Egg Toast, Fontina, and Asparagus
Farro, Butternut Squash, Hazelnuts, Watercress, and Goat Cheese
Roasted Cherry Tomato, Burrata, and Basil Pesto
Escarole, Gala Apple, Pecorino Dolce, Celery, and Hazelnuts

boards

Mascarpone Polenta and Ragù of the Day
Focaccia di Recco

Ligurian-style baked focaccia, fresh soft cow cheese, and local honey

Chicken Liver Pâté
Roasted Eggplant, Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Pesto
Baked Taleggio, Saba Grapes, and Black Truffle
Ricotta and Honeycomb

pizze

D.O.C

Tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil

Terra

Wild mushrooms, braised leeks, Taleggio, and truffle oil

Prosciutto e Rucola

Prosciutto di Parma, fresh mozzarella, fontina, and arugula

paste

Uovo in Raviolo "San Domenico"

Giant ravioli, ricotta, spinach, and egg

Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti, pecorino, and black pepper

Maiale e Ricotta Gnudi

Confit pork cheek, ricotta dumplings, spring onion, and Grana Padano

Paccheri con Salsiccia e Pomodori al Forno

Giant rigatoni, sausage, oven-roasted tomato, and Parmigiano

Riccio di Mare e Granchio

Linguine, sea urchin, and crab

piatti

Polpo con Rafano

Seared octopus, warm fingerling potato salad, Marcona almonds, finocchiona, and fresh horseradish aïoli

Pollo "Sole Mio"

Grilled half chicken and chile pepper paste

Bistecca con Patate e Cipollini

Hanger steak, cipollini onion, fingerling potato, and salsa verde

Davanti Burger

A special blend of beef burger, bacon jam, roasted tomato, cheese curd, arugula, roasted garlic mayo, and shoestring fries

Salmone al Lenticchie

Chef’s market fish, green lentils, balsamic cipollini onions, and baby spinach

Capensante alla Fattoria

Pan-roasted scallops, pancetta, Brussels sprouts, Calabrian chile, and Aceto di Balsamic

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

58 East Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611

No one does steak like Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse. An American culinary institution, Del Frisco’s serves up flawless cuisine that is bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list, and a level of service that reminds guests that they’re the boss.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House menu

appetizers

Shellfish Plateau

Chilled Alaskan King crab legs, iced jumbo shrimp, and chilled crab claws

MP

Shanghai-Style Fried Calamari

Sweet chili glaze, bean sprouts, cherry peppers, crushed peanuts, and scallions

19

Del's Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

Cajun lobster sauce

22

Seared Rare Wagyu Beef Carpaccio

Baby arugula and shaved fennel salad, capers, Parmesan, and Creole mustard aïoli

18.50

Alaskan King Crab Legs

One pound

48

salad

Blue Cheese Iceberg Lettuce Wedge

Cherry tomatoes, crisp bacon, and Danish blue cheese dressing

12

Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata

Aged balsamic reduction and pesto

15.50

soup

Lobster Bisque

Poached lobster, crème fraîche, and Sherry

15

steaks and chops

Filet Mignon

8oz or 12oz

44; 49.50

Bone-In Filet

16oz

69.50

Prime Ribeye

16oz

53

Bone-In Prime Ribeye

22oz

62

45-Day Dry-Aged Prime Strip

16oz

69.50

Bone-In Prime Strip

63

Prime Porterhouse

24oz

65

Wagyu Tomahawk Chop

32oz ribeye long-bone

95

Double Cut Lamb Chops

58

The Double Eagle

45-day dry-aged double bone prime rib-eye

130

seafood

Bay of Fundy Salmon

Crab hash and lobster-tomato jus

37

Broiled Lobster Tail

Carved tableside and served with drawn butter and lemon

market price

Sesame Seared Tuna

Soy-ginger glaze and wasabi cream

43

sides

Creamed Spinach

12.50

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

18.50

Potatoes au Gratin

13.50

dessert

Lemon Doberge Cake

Six layers, lemon buttercream icing, and lemon glaze

12.50

Warm Banana Bread Pudding

Caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream

10

Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Uptown

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

4801 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Voted Chicago's best Ethiopian restaurant seven years in a row and counting, Demera Ethiopian Restaurant serves its namesake traditional cuisine to the masses.

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant menu

appetizers and salads

Spinach Sambussa

Two large dough shells filled with spinach

4.95

Ambasha

Traditional mildly sweet skillet baked bread with Ethiopian cheese, flavored with a choice of collard greens or mitmita and spiced butter

6.50

Kay Seer Selata

Chopped beets, potatoes, onion, and sliced and seeded jalapeños; served with fresh lime vinaigrette

7.50

vegetarian

Ye-Misir Wot

Split red lentils stewed in Berbere sauce with onions, garlic, and ginger

11.50

Ye-Shimbra Assa

Ground chickpeas shaped into dough pieces and cooked in house Berbere sauce

13.25

Quosta

Chopped spinach sautéed with onions, garlic, ginger, and Demera seasoning

11.50

lamb

Lega Tibs

Tender pieces of cubed lamb sautéed in olive oil and seasoned with onion, fresh tomatoes, garlic, sliced jalapeños, awaze, and rosemary

16

Goden Tibs

Sizzling platter of lamb ribs grilled with a blend of onions, tomatoes, and sliced, seeded jalapeños

18.50

Ye-Beg Alicha

Tender pieces of cubed and bone-in lamb marinated in onions, garlic, sliced and seeded jalapeños, and ginger root stewed in Demera mild sauce

15.50

chicken

Doro Wot

Two chicken drumsticks marinated in lemon, then stewed in spicy Berbere sauce with onion, garlic, and ginger root; served with hard-boiled egg and a side of Ayib cheese

16

Ye-Doro Tibs

Chicken breast cubes marinated in lemon juice and garlic, then sautéed with onions, tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, and rosemary; choice of spicy, medium, or mild

16

beef

Kitfo

Ethiopian-style steak tartare seasoned with herbed butter sauce and hot-spiced chile powder (mitmita); served raw, rare, or well-done with a side of Ayib cheese

16

Ye-Siga Alicha

Beef stewed in mild sauce of onions, garlic, ginger root, and turmeric

14.75

Zilzil Tibs

Strip of tender beef marinated in awaze sauce; seasoned with onions, sliced and seeded jalapeños, and fresh rosemary; served medium or well-done

16

seafood

Ye-Asa Tibs

Pan-fried whole fish with onion, garlic, jalapeños, Ethiopian spice, and awaze

16.25

Ye-Shrimp Tibs

Sautéed shrimp marinated in honey wine, rosemary, awaze sauce, jalapeños, onions, and tomatoes

16

desserts, coffees, and teas

Sambussa Turnovers

Sweet pastry filled with almonds, walnuts, cardamom, rose water, and saffron; served over raspberry sauce

5

Hibist Volcano

Vanilla ice cream, hibist, lemon sauce, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves

6.50

Buna

Our organic coffee and roasted in-house

Chai

Cinnamon, cardamom, or cloves with black tea

Ethiopian Style Tiramisù

Ladyfinger cookies in buna and brandy layered with mascarpone cheese

6.50

Salted Caramel Cheesecake (GF)

Sweet and salty almond crust topped with a bed of buttery caramel

5.75

Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Devon Seafood Grill

39 East Chicago Avenue
(Chicago and Wabash)
Chicago, IL 60611

Devon Seafood grill is comfortably nestled in the heart of Chicago’s famed Gold Coast neighborhood.

Devon Seafood Grill menu

starters

Vietnamese-Style Crab Spring Rolls

Daikon, avocado, mint, basil, pea greens, carrots, and sweet-and-sour dipping sauce

Mini New England Lobster Rolls

Butter toasted sweet roll, chilled lobster salad, watercress, and Old Bay-spiced fries

Roasted Duck Flatbread

Fig barbeque sauce, fontina, provolone, Gorgonzola, red onion, Granny Smith apple, and thyme vinaigrette

Tempura Shrimp Sushi Rolls

Cucumber, soy, wasabi, and pickled ginger

soups and starter salads

Spicy Creole Gumbo
Maine Lobster Bisque
Baby Greens

Watercress, feta, toasted pine nuts, and honey-balsamic vinaigrette

entrées

varies daily based on the catch from their purveyors in the atlantic, pacific northwest, and hawaii

Char-Crusted Hawaiian Ahi Tuna

Roasted Yukon gold potatoes, asparagus, and Foyot sauce

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Creole rémoulade, mango tartar sauce, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, and grilled asparagus

Seafood Mixed Grill

Shrimp, scallop, salmon, jumbo lump crab cake, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, and grilled asparagus

Grilled Salmon Panzanella

Spinach, Montrachet goat cheese, balsamic onions, tomatoes, basil oil, and balsamic vinaigrette

steaks and combos

6oz Center-Cut Filet and Panko Fried Shrimp
6oz Center-Cut Filet and 1/2lb Canadian Lobster Tail
12oz USDA Certified Prime Angus Beef Kansas City Strip
18oz USDA Certified Prime Angus Beef Bone-In Rib-Eye

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Old Town

Dinotto Ristorante

215 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Steakhouse, Sushi

Neighborhood: Suburbs - Wheaton

Domo 77

4097 Healthway Drive
Aurora, IL 60504

Get ready for an exciting fine-dining experience that diners of all ages will enjoy.

Domo 77 menu

hibachi grill

Chicken

Fresh chicken cooked with teriyaki sauce or sautéed hibachi-style

Jumbo Shrimp

Fresh white-tail gulf shrimp topped with signature French garlic sauce, egg yolk sauce, teriyaki sauce, or sautéed hibachi-style

Steak

7-8oz fresh New York strip steak cooked with teriyaki sauce or sautéed hibachi-style

Sea Scallops

Tender sea scallops sautéed hibachi-style

Filet Mignon

Featuring 7-8oz center-cut filet mignon cooked with teriyaki sauce or sautéed hibachi-style

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

Two large portobello mushrooms topped with signature French garlic sauce

Salmon

Tender farm-raised salmon fillets cooked with teriyaki sauce or sautéed hibachi-style

Lobster Tails

Two cold water lobster tails cooked with choice of sauce: French garlic, egg yolk, teriyaki, or sautéed hibachi-style

combinations

Chicken and Shrimp

Fresh teriyaki or hibachi chicken and jumbo shrimp with choice of sauce

Steak and Chicken

7-8oz New York strip steak and 4oz of fresh chicken, with choice of sauce

Filet Mignon and Shrimp

7-8oz of center-cut filet and jumbo shrimp with choice of sauce

Filet Mignon and Sea Scallops

7-8oz of center-cut filet and fresh sea scallops with choice of sauce

Filet Mignon and Lobster

7-8oz of center-cut filet and one cold water lobster tail with choice of sauce

sushi

California Roll

Crab, avocado, and cucumber

Dragon Roll

Teriyaki-glazed eel and avocado atop a classic California roll

Crunch Roll

Shrimp tempura, asparagus, crab salad, cucumber, avocado, and crunchy tempura flakes

Volcano Roll

Shrimp tempura and avocado roll topped with spicy crab and scallops

Godzilla Roll

Shrimp tempura, cream cheese, unagi, and avocado; finished with tempura crunch flakes, sweet soy, and wasabi mayo

Ocean Breeze Roll

Tuna, whitefish, avocado, cilantro, and spicy mayo; rolled and finished with a touch of chile oil

desserts

Classic Fried Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream dipped in a sweet batter and flash-fried for a delicious, crispy covering

Mochi Ice Cream

Flavors include coffee, chocolate, green tea, mango, strawberry, and vanilla

Chocolate Lava Cake

Warm chocolate cake with a gooey chocolate inside

Cuisine: Tapas/Small Plates

Neighborhood: Near North - Streeterville

ENO

505 North Michigan Avenue
(Inside the Intercontinental Hotel)
Chicago, IL 60611

A warm, fun wine bar, ENO provides Chicago cork-poppers with the ideal playground, complete with themed flights based on taste preference or regions, and a list showcasing different varietals from around the world.

ENO menu

wine and sparkling flights

Bubbles and Sekts

Bubbles-the all day and everyday wine! Bring me more! Latitude 50 N Sekt Brut Weiss, Germany Martin Schaetzel Brut Cremant d'Alsace, France Dme du Petit Coteau Brut Vouvray, France

18

Dirty South

In our opinion, South America makes some of the best, funkiest, most fun wines around. Come exploring with us! Tamaya Carmenere, Limari Valley, Chile, Giminez Mendez "Puzzle" Uruguay, La Posta "Cocina Tinto" Malbec Blend Mendoza, Argentina

Acid Trip

Looking for a new experience? The crisp, high acid finish on these will take you on a journey! Domaine Giachino, Abymes Monfarina, Jacquere, Savoie, France Pierre Sparr Alsace One, Alsace Lionel Osmin Villa Grand Cap, France

ENOcentric

We have been lucky enough to work closely with several winemakers to bring these wines to our guests: ENO Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley Chatter Creek, “ENO,” Syrah, Yakima Valley Miller “The Works” GSM, Napa, CA

18

cheese flights

$12 per flight

Cheddar is Better

Prairie Breeze, Hook’s Seven-Year Cheddar, and Eagle Cave Reserve

Farmers Delight

Barely Buzzed, Ossau Iraty, Pave Savage

Blues Brothers

Rogue Smokey Blue, Saint Agur, and Bohemian Blue

Triple Bypass

Clarines, Bonne Bouche, and Delice de Pommard

Hardliners

Montage, Four-Year Gouda, and Dunbarton Blue

Bella Bella

Caciotta di Bufala, Tartufo, and Robiola Bosnia

charcuterie selections

ask the sommelier which artisanal meats are being featured daily; $20 for 1-2 persons, $7 each additional

small plates

Steak Tartare

12

Locally-Raised Beef Sliders with Zamorano Cheese

13

Roasted Fig and Apple Salad

9

Leek and Mushroom Flatbread

8

Olive and Fennel Flatbread

8

chocolate flights

$11 per flight

All About Eno

Pomegranate Malbec, Fromage de Bleu, and chocolate-dipped bacon

Fleur de Sel

Black truffle sea salt, macadamia praline, and salted chocolate caramel

Nuthouse

Milk almond toffee, peanut butter, and pistachio bomb

Cuisine: American Bistro, American Grill

Neighborhood: Near North - Streeterville

ETA Restaurant & Bar

455 North Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

ETA Restaurant + Bar is a tavern for today’s travelers, welcoming guests with rustic American fare and Midwestern warmth.

ETA Restaurant & Bar menu

starters

Pub Pretzel

Beer cheese and everything spice mustard

7

Beer Cheese Croquettes

Pickle aïoli

9

Pot Roast Poutine

Fingerling potatoes, cheese curds, and stout-onion gravy

11

Chicken Fried Mushrooms

Green Goddess and pickled green beans

11

Avocado Toast

Citrus salad, ‘nduja, and soft egg

12

Beer Mussels

Garlic, citrus, and herbs

18

soup, salad, sandwiches

Wedge Salad

Bacon, crispy onions, and blue cheese dressing

11

ETA Burger

Double patty, Gouda, crispy onions, and tomato jam

17

Fried Chicken BLT

Avocado and pickle aïoli

18

Short Rib French Dip

Gruyère, caramelized onions, and whipped horseradish

18

mains

Fish & Chips

Cole slaw and Tavern tartar sauce

19

Braised Short Rib

Whipped potatoes and natural reduction

23

Loch Duart Salmon

Sweet and sour fennel

24

Chicken & Dumplings

Roasted half chicken, herb dumplings, and home-style gravy

24

NY Strip Steak

Crispy fingerling potatoes and jus

29

Bone-In Pork Chop

Apple compote

26

desserts

Apple Pie Sundae

Roasted apples, butterscotch, and pie crust

9

Cheesecake Panna Cotta

Berry compote, honeycomb, and lemon pound cake

9

Chocolate Stout Cake

Nutella ganache, chocolate pretzels, and cherries

9

Cuisine: American Bistro, American Grill, Modern American, New American, American

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Earls Kitchen + Bar

1538 North Clybourn Avenue
a108
Chicago, IL 60610

Cuisine: New American

Neighborhood: Suburbs - Mount Prospect

Earth+Ocean

Randhurst Village Mall
125 Randhurst Village Drive
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Located in Mount Prospect’s Randhurst Village, award-winning Earth + Ocean (E+O) brings the savvy yet approachable vibe of Chicago's best restaurants to the northwest suburbs.

Earth+Ocean menu

snacks and starters

Chicken and the Deviled Egg

2 each

House-Smoked Oysters (5)

8

Spicy Tuna

On crispy rice

10

The Chicken Wings

Buddha dust, dried shrimp, and sweet-and-spicy glaze

8

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Kale, minced shrimp, sweet chile, vinaigrette, peppers, and shallots

9

Smoked Pea "Hummus"

Fried cauliflower and toasted almonds

8

Bone Marrow and Carne Asada Tacos

Tortillas, pickled onion relish, and tomato jam

12

salads

Roasted Beet Salad

Apples, feta, frisée, lemon vinaigrette, and almonds

9

Earth Salad

Spring mix, kaffir, cilantro, parsley, mint, pickled tomato, and honey-pomegranate vinaigrette

7

Mozzarella Roulade

Fatta in casa; tomato, basil, arugula, and spring mix

11

signature dishes

Filipino Adobo-Style Pork Belly

Braised sweet onions

22

Malay-Style Sea Bass

Cauliflower-potato purée and roasted tomato

36

Crispy Pata

Confit pork shank, garlic vinegar, and chicken liver pâté sauce

22

pasta, oven, and grill

Housemade Pappardelle

Short rib ragù and sour cream

16

Linguini

Sweet corn cream, corn kernels, scallion, cracked pepper, and pecorino

12

Pizza alla Romana

Roasted tomato, fresh mozzerella, basil, and olive oil

11

Argentinian Gaucho Rib-Eye Steak

Natural and organic, paprika-cumin potatoes, fried egg, and chimichurri

22

Lamb Blade Steak

Natural and organic, braised fennel, cumin, and lemon

19

raw ... and not so raw

Pressed Watermelon "Sashimi"

Sweet and spicy sauces, shaved radishes, and micro-greens

9

Chile Seared Albacore Tuna

Crispy onions, ponzu, and Japanese chile

13

signature rolls

It's Like That

Spicy tuna-topped roll with Baja shrimp, sesame sauce, and frizzled onions

15

And That's the Way It Is

Snow crab, super hamachi salad, asparagus, soy paper, and umami-mushroom vinaigrette

12

desserts

The Favorite Carrot-Pineapple Cake

Cream cheese glaze and pineapple-cherry compote

8

Mexican Inspired Chocolate Tres Leches

Macerated Italian cherries and whipped cream

8

Cuisine: American Bistro, American Grill, Gourmet Breakfast, American, Modern American, American Brasserie, Juice/Smoothies

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Eggsperience

35 West Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Family-owned Eggsperience has been operating their six Chicagoland locations for over 25 years.

Eggsperience menu

oatmeal and yogurt

Granny's Berry Berry Oatmeal

Blueberries and strawberries topped with granola and honey

7.99

Traditional Greek Yogurt

Authentic Greek yogurt topped with all-natural honey and roasted pecans

7.99

pancakes

add nutella spread 1.99; add your favorite fruit 1.99; served with whipped butter and warm syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar

Berry Berry Pancakes

Blueberries and strawberries topped with all-natural granola

10.99

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Served with honey

10.99; add one of your favorite toppings: blueberries, strawberries, or bananas 1

waffles

served with whipped butter and warm syrup, sprinkled with powdered sugar; make any waffle or pancake gluten-free 1.99; à la mode 1.99; add fruit topping 1.99

Pecan Belgium

Roasted pecans stirred into the batter and sprinkled on top

10.49

Chicken and Waffle

Savory waffle topped with lightly battered chicken strips and homemade chipotle-sausage gravy

12.99

french toast

dipped in grade AA farm fresh eggs; served with whipped butter and warm syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar

Fresh Baked Banana Bread French Toast

Topped with more bananas and roasted pecans

10.99

Waffle French Toast

Housemade waffles dipped in French toast batter

10.99

eggceptional crêpes, super skillets, and

Nutella Banana Crêpes

Fresh sliced bananas rolled into three crêpes and topped with a rich Nutella spread

11.49

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Crêpes

Greek yogurt mixed with strawberries and rolled into three crêpes and topped with strawberries and drizzled with honey

11.99

Tommy Boy's Skillet

We layer this hearty skillet with bacon, sausage, and ham for the meat-lovers

11.99

Mmm-Mushroom Spinach Skillet

A great combination of flavors, fresh spinach, lots of mushrooms, and onions

11.49

Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

Two eggs any style and homemade corned beef

11.49

Skirt Steak and Eggs

17.49

the omelette experience

each gourmet omelette is made wtih three grade AA farm fresh eggs and baked in French-style; served with hash browns and choice of toast or pancakes

Eleni's Egg White Delight

A truly guilt-free indulgence; feast on fresh spinach, mushroom, roasted red pepper, and low-fat mozzarella egg white delight with fresh fruit

12.99

The Cook's Calling

A meat-lover's dream of diced ham off the bone, bacon, and sausage baked with Jack and cheddar cheeses

11.99

The Mediterranean

A sunny omelette of fresh spinach, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and imported feta cheese

11.99

Chorizo Omelette

A festive mix of chorizo, tomatoes, onions, pepper Jack cheese, and jalapeño; served with a side of salsa and sour cream

12.49

Cuisine: Latin, Argentinian, South American

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

El Che Bar/ La Sirena Clandestina

954 West Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

From the delicious traditions of South America come Chicago staples La Sirena Clandestina and El Che Bar.

El Che Bar/ La Sirena Clandestina menu

la sirena clandestina

Ceviche

Fish, squid, shrimp, mojo verde, and house saltines

16

Kale

Roasted poblano dressing, Cotija, pepitas, and jalapeño

9

Chicken Hearts

Tabbouleh, feta, and smoked eggplant purée

11

Head-On Prawns

Charred serrano salsa

16

Moqueca

Clam and shrimp stew, dende oil, coconut broth, cashews, and cilantro risotto

30

Feijoada

Rice, black beans, house sausage, braised beef, collards, and malagueta salsa

34

Grilled Hanger Steak

Chimichurri

32

Rabbit Coxinha

Frisée, whole grain mustard vinaigrette, and pickled carrot

12

Whole Fish

Peanuts, cilantro, and Fresno and serrano hot sauces

market price

el che bar

Roasted Beets

Scamorza “proveleta,” beet green gremolata, and Sherry gastrique

13

Pickled Shrimp

Head-on prawns, grilled rapini, coal-roasted mojo de ajo, and lemon confit

20

Grilled Oysters

Grilled Delaware oysters, soubise, sweet potato, crispy leeks, and brown butter crumbs

16

Gnocchi

Herbed Parisian gnocchi, mushroom stroganoff, Swiss chard, charred rosemary vinaigrette, shaved Parmesan, and hazelnuts

24

Quail

Charred quail, polenta, herb jus, braised mustard greens, and mostarda

30

Braised Lamb Ribs

Yogurt and mint relish and toasted fregola

27

Thin Cut Pork Chops

Hot mustard, compressed plums, herb salad, and peanuts

26

Veal Sweatbreads

Market escabeche and cauliflower purée

16

Salmon

Bone-in salmon steak, dill salsa verde, horseradish cream, and fried capers

28

Beef Short Ribs

Red and green chimichurri and charred knob onions

35

Rib-Eye

Bone marrow butter, beef jus, and yerba mate hollandaise

65

Cuisine: Mexican: Contemporary, Mexican

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

El Hefe

15 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654

El Hefe is bringing some serious Mexican heat to Chicago's River North!

El Hefe menu

entradas

Macho Nachos

Melted queso mix, charro beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo; topped with lime crema

12; add grilled chicken 4 or steak 5

Elote Dip

Fire-roasted corn, queso fresco, Cotija cheese, cilantro, and a hint of chile de árbol with tortilla chips

8

Carne Asada Fries

Mexican fries topped with marinated steak, melted queso, lime crema, and pickled jalapeño

12

tacos

Fried Avocado (V)

Chile and lime-battered avocado, Napa cabbage, orange aïoli, and pickled onions with queso fresco

4

Ground Beef Picadillo

Picadillo beef, lime crema cabbage, pico de gallo, and queso fresco

4

Chicken Tinga

Braised chicken, a hint of chorizo, jicama relish, mango-passionfruit salsa, and lime crema

4

Duck Carnitas

Tomatillo-avocado salsa, cherry-pecan mole, and pickled Fresno

4

Blackened Mahi Mahi

Grilled mahi mahi, pico de gallo, and orange aïoli

4

los platos

Fajitas Chingon

Sautéed mixed vegatables, guacamole, pico de gallo, lime crema, and mixed queso; served with flour tortillas

vegetarian 17; chicken 18; steak 19; shrimp 19; combo 20

Tres Tacos Especial

Your choice of any three tacos and one side

15

Supermacho Bowl

Your choice of charro or black beans served with brown rice, pico de gallo, and steamed veggies; drizzled with lime crema and queso fresco; add fried egg 2 or guacamole 3

chicken 16; steak 17; shrimp 17; combo 18

tortas

Carne Asada Torta

Grilled steak, red wine-braised onions, tomato, romaine, and chipotle mayo

14

Hefe Hamburguesa

Angus beef, grilled peppers and onions, jalapeño marmalade, queso Oaxaca, and chipotle mayo

14

Hefe Dog

Kobe beef hot dog wrapped in mesquite bacon and shoved into a soft Mexican Bolillo roll with spicy mayo, charro beans, and tomatillo-avocado salsa

13

brunch

Breakfast Tacos

Scrambled eggs, carne asada, salsa rojo, and lime crema

4

Super Macho Desayuno Torta

Grilled carne asada, Oaxaca cheese, guacamole, and a fried egg on a Telera roll with chiptole mayo

9

Hefe's Healthy Breakfast

Scrambled egg whites and grilled chicken breast with tomato and avocado salad

9

Torrejas Churro Toast

Mexican French toast rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with a side of maple syrup

9

Breakfast Burrito

Scrambled eggs, chorizo, Mexican fries, pico de gallo, lime crema, mixed queso, and salsa roja stuffed in a four tortilla

10

Cuisine: Contemporary Diner, Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Old Town

Elly's Pancake House

101 West North Avenue
(Corner of North and Clark)
Chicago, IL 60610

Elly’s Pancake House does breakfast the old-school way—don't worry, you won’t go hungry.

Elly's Pancake House menu

pancakes

German Pancake

Our special pancake batter baked to golden brown; served with lemon, powdered sugar, and maple syrup

9.99

Fresh Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

8.49

omelettes

includes hash browns and a choice of two buttermilk pancakes or toast

Hawaii Five-O Omelette

Pineapple, bacon, ham, and Monterey Jack cheese

8.99

Spartan Omelette

Spinach, tomato, mushroom, and imported feta cheese

8.99

Olé Omelette

Chorizo sausage, jalapeño pepper, onion, and Cheddar cheese

9.49

breakfast specials

Elly's Delight

Scrambled egg whites with mushroom and spinach, English muffin, small juice, and choice of sliced tomato or fruit

8.99

Special Club #1

Chilled juice, two pancakes, two eggs, two strips of bacon, and a sausage link

7.99

Blueberry Blintzes

Plain crêpes filled with ricotta, cottage cheese, and blueberries and dusted with powdered sugar

7.99

salads

Savannah Salad

Mixed greens with grilled chicken breast, toasted walnuts, raisins, strawberries, and grapes; served with raspberry dressing

9.99

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Chicken breast, salami, provolone cheese, garbanzo beans, tomato, red pepper, onion, and crisp greens; chopped and tossed with Mediterranean dressing

9.99

lunch specials

Chicken Delight

Tender chicken breast served with fresh fruit, hard-boiled egg, and cottage cheese

9.49

Stuffed Pineapple

Pineapple stuffed with housemade tuna or chicken salad; served with cottage cheese and date nut bread

9.99

specialty sandwiches

includes coleslaw and fries

Monte Cristo

Lean ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese on golden brown French toast

8.99

Elly's Gourmet Burger

Topped with grilled onion, mushroom, peppers, and American cheese

8.49

dinner items

all entrées served with a cup of soup, steamed broccoli, and a choice of side: mashed potatoes with gravy, Greek potatoes, rice, mac 'n' cheese, fries, hash browns, or potato pancakes; dinner salad may be added for $1.99

Mozzarella Sticks

4.99

Jalapeño Poppers

4.49

Fried Chicken

10,99

Skirt Steak

14.99

Pork Chop

11.99

Meatloaf

Entrée or sandwich

10.99

Spinach Pie

10.99

Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)

10.99

Grilled Salmon

11.99

Greek Half Chicken

10.99

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park/Bucktown

Enso Sushi & Bar

1613 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Enso Sushi & Bar aims to take its guests on a full-circle culinary journey, satisfying each diner's heart, mind, and body through the palate.

Enso Sushi & Bar menu

starters

Ceviche

Tuna, yellowtail, salmon, ponzu, avocado, serrano peppers, and cilantro

Fat Bastard

Roasted pork belly and sweet chile dipping sauce

High Five Omakase

Chef's selected team of five stylish nigiri creations

homestyle steamed buns

Crispy Soft Shell Crab

Home-style pickled vegetables and Sriracha aïoli

Pulled Pork

Cilantro, pineapple, onions, and Korean chile paste (gochujang)

Roasted Pork Belly

Home-style pickled vegetables and home-style smoky grill sauce

signature inspirational maki

Amazonian

Crispy shrimp tempura, buttery avocado, and savory cream cheese; topped with seared salmon, serrano mayo, red umami tobiko, and fragrant scallions (featured for Restaurant Week)

Crouching Tiger Hidden Goddess

Lobster tempura, shrimp, cilantro, cucumber, bacon, and spicy mayo

Rising Sun

Spicy tuna, cream cheese, serrano pepper, super white tuna, spicy mayo, and soy paper

ramen and entrées

Duck Breast and Savory Shoyu Ramen

Light soy-chicken-dashi broth, seared duck breast, cabbage, bean sprouts, mushroom, fish cake, scallions, and soft-poached egg

Pork Belly and Spicy Miso Ramen

Miso-pork broth, farmers’ varieties, soft-poached egg, serrano, togarashi, and chile oil

Pork Belly and Kimchee Fried Rice

Sautéed with chashu demi-glace and fried garlic; topped with sunnyside egg

lunch

Prix Fixe

Includes a choice of starter, a maki, and an entrée

16

Sushi Set

Served with miso soup and salad Ichi Set: one maki selection and four-piece nigiri selection Ni Set: two maki selection San Set: seven-piece chef’s selections sashimi plate

15

craft cocktails

Geisha 75

Hana Fuga peach sparkling sake, dry gin, lemon juice, orange citrus, and orange zest

Little Toki-O

Suntory whisky toki, green tea syrup, orange citrus, lemon juice, and lemon zest

Mali Mali

Malibu coconut rum, spiced rum, condensed milk, creamer, Thai tea, whipped cream, and spices

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Entente

700 North Sedgwick Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

Entente, a Michelin-starred, contemporary American restaurant, brought to you by Principal Ty Fujimura and Executive Chef Brian Fisher, is known for its ever-changing shareable tasting and à la carte menu formats and innovative atmosphere.

Entente menu

plates

Hamachi Kama

Spring onion jerk, ginger, and sweet herbs

20

Carolina Gold Rice

French Burgundy truffle, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and egg yolk

19

Wedge

Benton's bacon, Cambozola, tomato, and green goddess

17

Little Gem

Bottarga, house furikake, nigella seed, Bosc pear, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

16

Liver

Rye, Angostura, Satsuma orange, and sourdough

17

Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Caramelized banana, Madeira, and cocoa nib

27

Berkshire Pork Belly

Apple nuoc cham, rapini, mustard, and peanuts

28

Slagel Farms Short Rib

Bulgogi, bone marrow butterscotch, Hakurei turnip kimchee, and sushi rice

38

Long Island Duck

Black garlic and fermented strawberry herbs

36

desserts

Green Apple

Caramelized fennel and almond roulade

15

Pear

Honey-roasted pear, peanut dukkah, and Araguani chocolate

15

Acorn Squash Soufflé

Goat's milk frozen yogurt, sherry vinegar, and butterscotch

17

cocktails

Pink Cadillac

Vodka, pamplemousse, lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, and soda

16

Green Lean

Gin, Genepy, St-Germain, lime, arugula, and red clover

16

I Wish I Was A Little Bit Faller

Cognac, apricot, peach, Crémant de Jura, and cinnamon

16

Pomme Reading

Brandy, walnut, vermouth, Aquavit, Pedro Ximenez, and apple

16

The Huron

Bourbon, vermouth, Amaro Sibilla, and angostura bitters

16

700 Club

Cucumber citrate, lime, violet, cucumber-mint lemonade, butterfly pea flower, and Hapi Innovations CBD

13

Peach Phosphate

Peach, acid phosphate, and soda

13

*All Food & Beverage Items Change Seasonally

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Erie Cafe

536 West Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Erie Cafe is the perfect neighborhood joint.

Erie Cafe menu

appetizers

Shrimp Cocktail
Grilled Calamari
Fried Ravioli with Blue Cheese
Italian Sausage and Peppers

salads

Garbage Salad
BLT Iceberg Wedge

steaks and chops

includes house salad and cottage fries

Broiled Prime-Aged Strip Loin Steak
Broiled Prime-Aged Rib-Eye Steak, Bone-In Prime Aged
Lamb Chops
Prime Rib of Beef

seafood

includes house salad and cottage fries

Broiled Whitefish Fillet
Salmon Fillet

pasta

Homemade Ravioli

With meat sauce

Linguine

With red or white clam sauce

sides

Asparagus

With hollandaise sauce

Broiled Mushrooms
Lyonnaise Potatoes

dessert

Homemade Key Lime Pie
Homemade Tiramisù

With berry sauce

Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Edgewater

Ethiopian Diamond

6120 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60660

Cuisine: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Pastries/Desserts, Seafood, Tapas/Small Plates, Vegan/Vegetarian, Modern French, Latin, Modern European Cuisine, Pan-Latin, Contemporary French

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

FIG & OLIVE

104 East Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611

When every meal begins with a flight of flavored olive oils, you know the creators of FIG & OLIVE are doing something right.

FIG & OLIVE menu

brunch

Mushroom Croquette

Truffle aïoli and Parmesan

Octopus Carpaccio

Pimenton dressing, roasted peppers, and olive dust

FIG & OLIVE Salad

Manchego, Gorgonzola dolce, fig, apple, tomato, olive, scallion, and walnut

Provençal Breakfast

Two farm-fresh eggs, crisp hash brown, chicken-apple sausage, pancetta, and stuffed Kumato tomato

Primavera Risotto

Asparagus, fresh peas, pea tendrils, and Grana Padano

Lamb Burger

Julienned dates, feta and goat cheese fondue, pickled Persian cucumber, and baby watercress

lunch

Beef Tartar Crostini

Spicy mustard aïoli, pickled chiles, and micro-herb salad

Rosemary Shrimp Fettuccine

Blistered heirloom tomato, fresh basil, and tomato-mascarpone sauce

Wild Mushroom Rigatoni

Porcini, truffle, mascarpone, cremini mushrooms, forest mushrooms, and chives

Lemon Chicken Sandwich

Red cabbage slaw, garlic aïoli, and watercress; served on a baguette

Carrot Ginger Soup

Turmeric, orange, and olive oil crouton

Truffle Fries

With Parmesan

dinner

Prosciutto Crostini

Olive, ricotta, and walnut

Shrimp & Salmon Salad

Seared Scottish salmon, ayala-spiced shrimp, avocado, marinated fennel, arugula, heirloom tomato, and citrus dressing

Paella del Mar

Saffron rice, scallop, black tiger shrimp, calamari, and clams

Diver Scallops

Pan-seared diver scallops, caramelized leek purée, and citrus-Sherry vinaigrette

Zucchini Ravioli

Fennel, basil, purée, vegetable confit, ricotta salata, and pine nuts

Burrata

Dandelion greens, pickled pear slice, Provençal spiced nuts, smoked chickpeas, candied kumquat, and tarragon dressing

Marinated Lamb Chops

Rosemary-garlic marinade, eggplant caponata, roasted cipollini onions, and eggplant-licorice purée

Cuisine: Seafood

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lakeview

Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market

1258 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market brings Midwestern-style seafood to Lake View in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market menu

fresh fish everyday

Australian Barramundi
Pan-Fried Southern Catfish
American Red Snapper
Ruby Red Ahi Tuna
Yellow Lake Perch
Colorado River Sturgeon
Farmed Arctic Char
Peruvian Blue Tilapia
Canadian Walleye Pike
South Pacific Swordfish Lions
Scottish Salmon
Wild Striped Sea Bass
Idaho Rainbow Trout
Alaskan Halibut
Lake Superior Whitefish
Florida Red Grouper

... things that taste fantastic

The Crabster

Hand-shucked steamy Alaskan king crab, served on a toasted Hawaiian roll with a side of creamy coleslaw. Messy hand goodness.

Smoked Sturgeon BLT

Our "in-house" smoked sturgeon, fresh grilled bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on toasted white. Very good eating while watching sports.

Smoked Shrimp Po' Boy

Pan-fried, Drake's seasoned shrimp or cornmeal-dusted pan-fried catfish, in-house tartar sauce, and red onion on soft French bread. Cheaper than a plane ticket to NOLA.

Woolworth's Meatloaf Sandwich Dream

Made-to-order meatloaf with green pepper, onions, seasonings, mayo, lettuce, and tomato with a side of creamy coleslaw and barbecue sauce

Smoked Fish Sandwich

Smoked sturgeon, lox, smoked trout, shrimp, capicola ham, red onion, apple cider vinaigrette, lettuce, and smoked trout spread on a toasted soft French roll. Creamy and dreamy.

Mussels Carbonara

Garlic, bacon, onion, cream sherry, and garlic bread for dipping ... please no heavy groaning while eating

Belmont Ave. Seafood Salad

Duck trap smoked trout, king crab, shrimp, smoked mussels, fresh spring mix, tomato, red onion, avocado, apple cider vinegar, oil, and spices

Fettucine of My Dreams

Smoked shrimp, spinach, and Alfredo fettucine. Let the healing begin.

O'scannlain's Cioppino

Fresh assorted fish, shrimp, mussels, tomato-based seafood broth, celery, onion, and orange and lime zest, served with toasted garlic bread

Shrimp and Grits

Ham, bacon, shrimp, onions, mushrooms, and cream sherry, sautéed together and served over cheese grits ... please use a napkin to wipe your mouth during eating

Alaskan King Crab

All-you-can-eat every Tuesday. Call for reservations. Very popular.

Blackened Red Grouper Sandwich

Midwestern approach, pan-fried blackened grouper, in-house tartar sauce, leaf lettuce, a slice of red onion, and Texas toast—yea, Midwestern just like I said. A three napkin sandwich.

Alaskan King Crab Cakes

Hand-schucked Alaskan king crab meat, (blue crab is so yesterday), two large sweet crab cakes pan-fried in clear butter served with roasted red pepper sauce. You can buy these in our retail market or keep them in the fridge for a late-night snack with your favorite naked person.

Cuisine: Italian, Italian: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Loop - Lakeshore East

Filini Restaurant

221 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Inside Chicago’s award-winning Aqua Tower resides an equally flashy Italian restaurant, decked out with chrome accents, textured white ceilings, and silver fabric-covered booths and banquettes.

Filini Restaurant menu

lunch

Express Lunch

Choice of soup, entrée, and dessert

19

Meatballs

Grass-fed beef, Berkshire pork, pomodoro, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and focaccia

12

Fennel Sausage Pizza

Aged mozzarella, roasted garlic, and spicy tomato sauce

15

Wild Mushroom Pizza

San Marzano tomato, pecorino, and parsley

14

White Pizza

Truffle cream sauce, egg, kale, caramelized onion, and speck

16

Bolognese

Pappardelle pasta, meat ragu, Parmesan-Reggiano, and parsley

24

Bucatini Carbonara

Guanciale, Parmigiano-Reggiano, egg yolk, pecorino, and black pepper

2

Honey Mustard Chicken Club

Gunthorp Farms chicken breast, bacon, avocado, roasted pepper, red onion, honey mustard, Monterey Jack, and brioche bun

17

dinner

Mussels

Heirloom cherry tomato, saffron broth, grilled baguette, fennel, and arugula

15

Polenta Fries

Parmigiano cheese, calabrese aïoli, and chives

8

Cauliflower Tempura

Smoked yogurt, French curry, dates, and mint

12

Farmers Market Salad

Sunflower seed granola, dried cranberry, tomato, avocado, goat cheese, radish, crouton, fresh herbs, cucumber, and Champagne vinaigrette; add chicken, shrimp, or salmon

11

Semolina Gnocchi

Seasonal vegetables, fine herbs, ricotta salata, butternut squash purée, and brown butter

26

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Tomato sauce, heirloom grape tomatoes, sliced garlic, and basil

24

Flatiron Steak

Basil-mashed potatoes and broccolini

38

Plank Salmon

Heirloom braised beans and Swiss chard

38

Filini Burger

Prime beef, American cheese, dill pickle, chipotle sauce, shaved white onion, shaved lettuce, and brioche bun

16

Mushroom Risotto

Roasted mushroom, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and mascarpone; add chicken or shrimp

26

dessert

Tiramisu

Frangelico mascarpone mousse, coffee syrup, milk chocolate, dark chocolate glaze, and salted chocolate hazelnut

12

Tall Dark Delicious

Made to share; layers of dark chocolate cake, vanilla-velvet cake, hazelnut praline, dark chocolate ganache, and raspberry coulis

18

Cuisine: Brazilian

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Fogo de Chão Churrascaria

661 North LaSalle Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60654

Fogo de Chão, with its striking blue tower housing a signature churrasco grill visible to passersby, has become an institution in Chicago’s dynamic and diverse restaurant scene.

Fogo de Chão Churrascaria menu

meats

Picanha (Top Sirloin)

Fogo prepares picanha two different ways—the traditional light seasoning, and a more robust garlic-seasoned version; both are equally delicious and grilled to juicy perfection

Filet Mignon

Filet mignon is known as the most tender of all cuts; at Fogo, the gaucho chefs expertly prepare your filet mignon from the most flavorful part of the beef tenderloin; the filet is also served wrapped in bacon

Beef Ancho (Rib-Eye)

Beef ancho is cut from the prime part of the rib eye; the beautiful marbling on the rib-eye provides its superb flavor, juiciness, and texture, making this one of the most popular steaks at Fogo

Alcatra (Top Sirloin)

Alcatra is a special cut of top sirloin, originating in the steakhouses of southern Brazil; it is tender and full of flavor

Fraldinha (Bottom Sirloin)

Fraldinha is one of the most distinctive and flavorful cuts of meat from southern Brazil; at Fogo, the gaucho chefs hand-select and grill each piece of fraldinha before carving it tableside for the guests

Costela (Beef Ribs)

Tender, juicy beef ribs are expertly prepared; the ribs are first lightly seasoned and then grilled for several hours to capture their rich natural flavor

Cordeiro (Lamb)

Imported from New Zealand, the lamb is offered as succulent lamp chops or tender leg of lamb; it is gently flavored with their special fresh mint marinade, perfectly grilled, and served tableside

Frango (Chicken)

Frango is prepared two different ways—guests may enjoy chicken legs lightly basted in a special marinade, or savor their bacon-wrapped chicken breasts kissed with a hint of seasoning

Costela de Porco (Pork Ribs)

A careful blend of their special marinade and dry seasonings keeps the ribs tender and enhances their natural flavor

Lombo (Pork Loin)

The pork loin is sliced into filets and encrusted with a rich Parmesan cheese coating before roasting over an open flame; the result is a unique and delectable flavor

Linguiça (Sausage)

Linguiça is flavored with a special blend of seasonings, created to complement the many flavors of churrasco

sides

Salad and Sides

Guests can enjoy traditional Brazilian side dishes including caramelized bananas, crispy polenta, and the famous Pão de Queijo (cheese bread); also included is the gourmet salad bar with over 30 different items, such as smoked salmon, jumbo asparagus, Brazilian hearts of palm, fresh vegetables, artisan breads, and imported cheeses

signature dessert

Papaya Cream

A Brazilian classic, papaya cream is made from a blend of papaya fruit and vanilla bean ice cream

classic brazilian cocktail

Caipirinha

A delightful blend of fresh limes, sugar, and Cachaça (a Brazilian spirit made from sugarcane)

Cuisine: South American, Steakhouse, Argentinian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park

Folklore/Tango Sur

2100 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Carnivores with a craving for grilled meat can flock to Tango Sur, an Argentinean dining destination in Wrigleyville, or to the much-loved Folklore in Wicker Park. Also, a few doors down from Tango Sur, the recently opened Bodega Sur crafts small plates in an enticing bistro environment.

Folklore/Tango Sur menu

tango sur - lakeview

Jamón Crudo con Palmito y Salsa Golf

Prosciutto served with hearts of palm; accompanied by Argentine golf sauce

12

Provoleta

Argentine provolone cheese cooked on the grill with olive oil and roasted peppers

12

Berenjena en Escabeche

Sliced eggplant marinated in vinegar, garlic, and oil

12

Ensalada Paisana

Homemade fresh mozzarella sautéed with spinach, roasted red peppers, garlic, and olive oil

11

Noqui

Potato dumplings with a choice of Argentine tomato sauce or white wine cream sauce

16

Ravioles

Choice of meat or spinach filling; served in Argentine tomato sauce or white wine sauce

16

Milanesa a Caballo

Beef, breaded and topped with two fried eggs

24

Entrana

Outer skirt steak, cooked on the grill and served with a salad and Vesuvio potatoes

30

Vacìo

Flap meat cooked on the grill; served with salad and Vesuvio potatoes

27

Churrasco

14oz sirloin steak cooked on the grill and served with a salad and Vesuvio potatoes

28

Pork Chop

12oz grilled pork chop topped with shiitake mushroom-Marsala wine sauce; accompanied by sautéed vegetables

27

Pez

Oven-baked Norwegian salmon sautéed in a choice of orange-wine sauce and accompanied with mashed potatoes or mushroom-cream sauce with grilled asparagus

28

El Filet

Range-grown filet mignon cooked on the grill, then topped with a red onion-wine sauce and accompanied with spinach mashed potatoes

32

Beef Angosto

16oz strip steak cooked on the grill; served with salad

33

Para Dos

For two: grilled short ribs, flap meat sausage, beef sweetbread, and black sausage

45

folklore - wicker park

Empanadas

Argentine turnover with choice of beef, chicken, ham and cheese, or spinach and cheese

3

Antipasto

Argentine white cheese, salami, prosciutto, olives, and mortadella

12

Matambre

An Argentine specialty—veal rolled and cooked with vegetables, served cold

12

Mollejas

Beef sweetbread with tomato and onion salad

10

Ensalada Balsamico

Spinach salad tossed in balsamic vinegar

10

Tomate con Huevo

Wedged tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, onions, olives, and oregano; tossed with olive oil and vinegar

10

Canelones

Spinach and cheese or meat filling

19

Milanesa a la Napolitana

Beef, breaded and topped with baked ham, mozzarella, and tomato sauce; served with potato and salad

24

Asado de Tira

Short ribs cooked on the grill; served with a salad

26

Pechuga de Pollo

Grilled chicken breast accompanied by vegetables; served with chimichurri sauce

23

Bife de Chorizo

Boneless strip steak, cooked on the grill; served with a salad and Vesuvio potatoes

28

Medio Pollo al Limon

Grilled half chicken marinated with white wine-limón sauce; served with Vesuvio potatoes and salad

25

Costilla de Cordero

Herb-rubbed roasted lamb shank served with mashed poatoes and red wine ragoût

32

Bife Vesuvio

Grilled prime steak, sliced and filled with spinach, Mar del Plata cheese, and garlic; served in a white wine sauce with Argentine-style potatoes

34

Angosto Organico

All-natural, hormone-free boneless strip steak from Nebraska, grilled and served with sautéed onions and tomatoes

35

Cuisine: Italian: Contemporary, Italian

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Formento's

925 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Located in within Chicago's bustling West Loop neighborhood, Formento's is an Italian restaurant steeped with traditional family recipes and the sentiment of gathering for Sunday supper.

Formento's menu

house specialties

Nonna's Relish Tray

Bagna cauda-stuffed olives, melanzane agrodolce, rinforzo salad, radicchio ripieno, sweet potato cannoli, and Ligurian beets

16

Nonna's Meatballs

10

antipasti

Porcini Bruschetta

Stracciatella cheese and eight-year balsamic

13

Chopped Clams Casino

Salsify, spicy salami, and breadcrumbs

15

Vitello Tonnato

Chilled veal, tuna conserva, and capers

15

zuppa and insalata

Wedding Soup

Chicken meatballs and Parmesan

10

Insalate Tre Colore

Endive, radicchio and romaine, balsamic, and almonds

11

Antipasti Wedge

Tuscan salami, provolone, tomato, peperoncini, and mortadella

12

macaroni

Bucatini Carbonara

Guanciale, farm egg, and Pecorino-Romano

17

Orecchiette and Sausage

Broccoli rabe, Barese sausage, and Pecorino-Romano

19

Fettuccini Alfredo

Egg yolk Fettuccini and garlic crema

18

Canestri with Sunday Gravy

Pork neck, meatballs, and fennel sausage

22

Linguini Fra Diavolo

Clams, calamari, and mussels

27

pesce

Whole Fish

Salmoriglio and greens

27 per person

Shrimp Scampi

Cook's Island langoustine, spaghetti, and lemon breadcrumbs

market price

carni and prime meats

Half Chicken Parmesan

Spaghetti pomodoro and mozzarella

27

10oz Steak de Burgo

Beef filet, beef jus, and crispy shallots

38

10oz Heritage Lamb Chops

48

Roasted Half Chicken "Vesuvio"

Schmaltz potatoes, peas, and chicken jus

28

Veal "Piccata"

Fried lemon, capers, and oregano

29

verdura

Fontina-Creamed Escarole

9

Gorgonzola-Mashed Potatoes

8

Eggplant Parmesan

Spaghetti pomodoro and mozzarella

21

***All Prices Subject to Change

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Deli, Vegan/Vegetarian, American, Contemporary Diner, Sandwiches, Pan-European, American Diner Fare, American Brasserie, American

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lakeview

Frances' Deli & Brunchery

2552 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Chicago-famous chef and personality Derek Rylon’s mantra is “May the best food win,” and let’s just say that Chef Derek’s Deli is going for the gold.

Frances' Deli & Brunchery menu

french toast & waffles

French Toast Mega-Flight

Strawberry shortcake, lemon zest, blueberry crunch, caramel apple, and French toast of the week topped with homemade Canadian maple butter

14

Waffles Flight

Chocolate raspberry, banana nut, red velvet, and bluberry topped with homemade Canadian maple butter

14

franny's chicago famous specialties

comfort food at its finest

Chicken & Waffles

Homemade sweet potato waffles, topped with hand-battered fried chicken breast, and drizzled in a nutmeg hot sauce

14

Robin of Loxley Platter

Center-cut Nova Atlantic salmon, two scoops of cream cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, chives, green peppers, capers, avocado, diced egg, and a scoop of giadiniera; served with your choice of plain or mishmosh bagel

For one 18; for two 25

fancy cakes

two 10; three 12

Bananas Foster

Caramelized bananas with a fresh banana sauce

three 12; two 10

Cinnamon Roll

Cinnamon swirled buttermilk batter pancakes with a cream cheese glazed icing

three 12; two 10

eggs-quisite-dishes

side of toast for 1; pancakes for 2; sub jalapeño bacon for 1; sub cheesy hashbrown 1

Jerk Chicken Alfredo Omelet

Three egg white omelet topped with 6oz sliced chicken breast, fresh broccoli, and Parmesan in a creamy jerk-Alfredo sauce; served with a side of breakfast potatoes

16.50

Country Fried Chicken

Pounded and breaded chicken breast, white sausage gravy, two eggs any style, and breakfast potatoes

16.50

Breakfast Wrap

Cheesy hash browns, tri-colored peppers, onions, choice of homemade chicken, pork, or turkey sausage, in a tomato tortilla

12

B.L.A.T.

Two over-easy eggs, bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, Swiss cheese, and aïoli served on toasted sourdough with fried potatoes

14

Homestyle Skillet

Seasoned potatoes, bacon, ham, sausage, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, cheddar, two eggs any style, and a side of country gravy. Your choice of toast, bagel, or English muffin

15

salads, grilled sandwiches, and wraps

sandwiches are served with coleslaw, a pickle, and choice of fries, potato salad, fruit, or potato pancake

Fancy Schmancy Salad

Spring mix, caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Fuji apples, red grapes, imported Manchego cheese, and walnut vinaigrette

13; add grilled chicken breast 3; add scoop of chicken salad 3

Turkey Avocado Club

Roast turkey, avocado, Swiss cheese, bacon, tomato, and aïoli on grilled challah or sourdough

16

Tuna Melt

Tuna salad, cheddar cheese, and tomato; served on grilled sourdough or rye

15

The Julius Caesar

A grilled and chopped 6oz chicken breast and crispy romaine, tossed in a homemade Caesar dressing and wrapped in a spinach tortilla

15

burgers & chef's select

Served with coleslaw, a pickle, and choice of fries, potato salad, fruit, or potato pancake

Impossible Burger

Whole wheat bun, plant protein patty, avocado, lettuce, onion, and tomato; served with veggie medley

17; add cheese 1

Prime Rib on a Pretzel Bun

Thinly sliced, medium rare, prime rib with melted provolone on a pretzel bun; served with au jus, creamy horseradish, and fries

19

It's Complicated

Frances' signature burger with a grilled pineapple nestled between two 4oz ground brisket patties that are served smashed style, topped with a sunnyside-up egg, onion strings, cheddar and Muenster cheese, sauerkraut, fried pickle chips, and a secert sauce, wtih a choice of side

16

signature cocktails

The Guilded Lily

A Lincoln Park twist on the mimosa sporting Champagne, Grand Marnier, orange juice, candy orange garnish, and a surprise!

Selfish 10: Shareable 17

Mimosa Flight

Ask your server about the flavors

18

The Crowd Pleaser

One liter of their delicious mimosas; great for groups!

29

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Francesca's

200 East Chestnut Street
,

A good meal is not just about food—it's an experience.

Francesca's menu

francesca's forno

Meatball Sliders (3)

With housemade giardinera

9

Grilled Chicken Wings

Garlic, oregano, jalapeño, onion, and lemon

10

Roasted Red Beets

Fresh ricotta, orange zest, and pistachios

8

Chopped Salad

Tomato, carrot, peppers, hearts of palm, pepperocini, chickpeas, Grana Padano, red onion, and herb vinaigrette

9

Pizza

Black pepper bacon, potato, rosemary, and crème fraîche on a wheat crust

12

Cubano-Italiano Panini

Roasted pork, bacon, provolone, housemade pickle, and grain mustard

12

Mushroom and Mascarpone Pasta

Spaghetti, mushrooms, mascarpone, brandy-veal sauce, and truffle oil

14

Crispy Pork Shoulder

Crispy braised pork shoulder, Vesuvio sweet potatoes, pearl onion, Brussels sprouts, and whipped garlic purée

19

francesca's

menu changes bi-weekly

Calamari Fritti

9.99

Pepe Imbottiti

Spicy cherry peppers with prosciutto and provolone

8.99

Mussels with a Spicy Tomato Sauce

10.99

Carpaccio alla Francesca

Thinly sliced raw sirloin with capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, olive oil, basil, and Parmigiano

11.99

Pea Pods, Tomato, and Cucumber Salad

6.99

Insalata all Francesca

Romaine, endive, radicchio, blue cheese, and fresh vegetables

7.99

Quattro Stagioni

Pizza with prosciutto, artichoke, mushroom, olive, and egg

10.99

Napoletana Pizza

Arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and shaved Parmesan

9.99

Penne con Verdure

Sautéed with wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, broccoli, escarole, garlic, olive oil, and pine nuts in an herb broth

14.99

Ravioli ai Spinaci

Spinach filled ravioli with a four-cheese sauce, spinach, and a touch of tomato sauce

16.99

***Gluten-Free and Whole Wheat Pasta Available
Pollo Arrosto alla Romana

Roasted half chciken with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, and olive oil; served with roasted potatoes

15.99

Pollo Sassi

Sautéed chicken breast with baby artichokes, wild mushrooms, herbs, and a brandy sauce

16.99

Vitello alla Francesca

Veal medallions with a creamy herbed polenta, cremini mushirooms, roasted garlic, pine nut butter, and demi-glace

29.99

Salmone Pagliacci

Roasted salmon with broccoli, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, eggplant, garlic, zucchini, and white wine

24.99

Spada Mia Notte

Roasted swordfish with oven-dried tomatoes, roasted artichokes, capers, lemon, and brown butter sauce; drizzled with aged balsamico

24.99

Cuisine: American Bistro, French

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

François Frankie

222 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60606

Located in Chicago's Loop, François Frankie is a American brasserie adorned with a custom-made Carousel Bar inspired by the bar located within Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.

François Frankie menu

dinner

Crispy Brussels Sprout Chips

Lemon and sea salt

10

Triple Crème Camembert

Baguette, seasonal preserves, and herb salad

14

Salmon Tartare

Sesame vinaigrette and house crackers

21

Big Frank Tower

Dozen oysters, six jumbo shrimp, 1/2lb king crab, and 1/2lb lobster

165

Lobster Cioppino

Lobster, tomato-lemongrass broth, cherry tomatoes, shaved fennel, and fine herbs

38

Blackened Redfish

6oz spiced redfish, haricot verts, cherry tomato, and basil pistou

29

Horseradish-Crusted Prime Rib

Served with bordelaise and béarnaise

52

lunch

Avocado Chicken Caesar

Grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, avocado, sourdough croutons, shaved Parmesan, and classic Caesar dressing

19

Shaved Broccoli and Brussels Lyonnaise

Crispy pancetta, 7-minute egg, frisée, sourdough crouton, and lemon vinaigrette

18

Frankie’s Pastrami Reuben

Shaved pastrami, braised sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, house pickles, Louis sauce, and marble rye

19

Burger François

Pimento cheese, crispy bacon, house pickles, and sesame bun

20

Jambon Baguette

Country ham, cornichon, herb butter, and Gruyère

18

weekday breakfast

Classic Benedict

Farm eggs, Canadian bacon, bacon, thick-cut English muffin, hollandaise, and breakfast potatoes

17

Omelette François

Boursin cheese, caviar, fines herbs, and breakfast potatoes

21

Avocado Toast and Poached Eggs

Mashed avocado, goat cheese, cherry tomato salad, toasted housemade sourdough, and mixed greens

19

saturday brunch

Challah French Toast

Strawberries and whipped cream

16

Oatmeal Brûlée

Rolled oats, oat milk, banana, almond butter, and caramelized cinnamon sugar

10

Chilaquiles

Fried tortillas, soft scrambled eggs, red chile salsa, sour cream, and cilantro

17

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Fremont

15 West Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Whether grabbing dinner with friends or planning a night out (or better yet, both), Fremont, the bi-level concept located at 15 West Illinois Street, is the perfect place to experience something new in the River North neighborhood.

Fremont menu

shareable

Bang Bang Shrimp

Panko-crusted jumbo shrimp, French fries, togarashi lime, and spicy Bang Bang sauce

14

Portobello Fries

Panko, Sriracha, mayo, lemon, and herbs

8

Karaage

Japanese izakaya-style fried chicken, togarashi, sweet chile sauce, and hot ale mustard

11

Mac & Cheese

White cheddar-ale sauce

9

salads

**add grilled chicken: 3 ; add blackened salmon: 5

Kale Caesar

Spiced pumpkin seeds, grated Parmesan, red onion, cherry tomato, and Caesar dressing

12

Southwest Chicken

Grilled chicken breast, green leaf, radicchio, cilantro, black beans, barbecue corn nuts, heirloom tomato, chipotle cheddar, avocado, and roasted red pepper vinaigrette

14

Prosciutto and Arugula Salad

Fennel, roasted yellow tomato, fresh ciliegine mozzarella, shallots, shaved Sarvecchio-Parmesan, and soft poached egg

14

flatbreads

Goat Cheese and Pear

Vidalia onion jam, torn basil, micro-herbs, caramelized onion syrup, and pink peppercorns

12

Giant Pepperoni and Whipped Ricotta

Mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce, Parmigiano-Reggiano, fresh oregano, and red pepper flakes

12

Sausage and Smoked Wild Mushroom

Puttanesca, mozzarella, fresh oregano, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

12

Buffalo Chicken

Creamy blue cheese, grilled chicken, diced celery leaf and carrot, and house Buffalo drizzle

12

Bruschetta

Whipped garlic ricotta, fresh mozzarella, basil bruschetta tomato, balsamic, and Parmesan

12

handhelds

Cheeseburger

American cheese, pickles, Dijonnaise, sesame seed bun, and French fries; “make it a double”: 15; “add bacon”: 2

13

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Buttermilk-brined chicken breast, bacon ranch, sweet spicy Dijon, iceberg lettuce, and pickle

11

Shaved Brisket Sandwich

Habanero barbecue sauce, bacon jam, tangy cider slaw, spicy pickle, and French fries

13

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Friends Sushi

808 North State Street Unit A
Chicago, IL 60610

Friends—let’s talk about sushi. Not just any sushi, but Friends Sushi. And now, sushi and ramen-lovers can enjoy even more Friends with a second location in Chicago’s River North and Friends Ramen sitting closeby.

Friends Sushi menu

Friends Sushi on State

Fat Bastard

Roasted pork belly and sweet chili dipping sauce

Hamachi Carpaccio

Crunchy garlic and Japanese citrus-spiced salsa

Mamacita

King crab, cilantro, and avocado; topped with seared scallops, serrano mayo, and tobiko

Sky Cutter

Albacore, chili oil, Sriracha, mango, avocado, shichimi; topped with hamachi, spicy mayo, and yuzu tobiko

Enso Old Fashioned

Maker's Mark, soothing honey, homestyle bitters, orange citrus, and zest

Sho-Hana

Mesh & Bone, St. Germain, fresh lemon juice and zest

Friends Sushi on Rush

Firecracker

Tuna, salmon, avocado, and scallions tossed in creamy wasabi; served on top of shrimp chips with black tobiko

Salmon Carpaccio

Thinly sliced salmon, radish sprouts, and jalapeño with light soy vinaigrette

Friends (Signature Maki)

King crab, shrimp tempura, cream cheese, spicy mayo, and green apples; topped with unagi, avocado, tempura bits, red tobiko, wasabi mayo, and unagi sauce

Yakuza (Signature Maki)

Spicy white tuna, soft shell crab tempura, avocado, and scallions with seared tuna and unagi sauce on top

Sashimi Combo

Twelve pieces of assorted fish and a side of sushi rice; served with miso soup

Sushi Combo

Seven pieces of assorted nigiri and a California maki; served with miso soup

Friends Ramen

Cheesy Ramen

Egg noodle, pork and chicken broth, spicy ground pork, scallion, kale, bean sprout, and cheese

Chicken Karaage Ramen

Pork and chicken broth, egg noodle, corn, chicken karaage, scallion, and spicy paste

Crab Ramen

Egg noodle, vegetable soup, kale, bean sprout, crab, scallion, and pickled ginger

On-The-Go Ramen

Pork and chicken broth, egg noodle, marinated boiled egg, pork belly, seasoned bamboo shoots, scallion, corn, and ground sesame seed

Spicy Miso Ramen

Pork, chicken, and miso broth, egg noodle, marinated boiled egg, pork belly, seasoned bamboo shoots, corn, mayu, shichimi togarashi seaweed, fungus, scallion, fresh ginger, and spicy paste

Tan Tan Men

Pork and chicken broth, egg noodle, spicy ground pork, fried garlic, scallion, pork belly, cabbage, and poached egg

Veggie Ramen

Vegetable soup, rice noodle, kale, corn, tofu, bean sprouts, and scallion

Cuisine: Wild Game

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park

Frontier

1072 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

Frontier opened in 2011, and since that day, everything about this unique restaurant pays homage to the American frontier.

Frontier menu

dinner

Blackened Cauliflower Steak

Squash romesco and pepitas

11

Crispy Rabbit Tamale

Braised rabbit, Augustine's mole, queso fresco, and smoked chile crema

8

Oxtail Gnocchi

Smoked oxtail, potato gnocchi, Swiss chard, rosemary, shaved Parmesan, and butternut

23

Wagyu Sirloin

Smoked peppercorn crust and bleu cheese butter

23

Peppadew Pepper Skewers

Bacon, goat cheese, and dates

2.50

Ahi Tuna Sandwich

Blackened tuna, spicy fried shallots, sprouts, wasabi mayo, and sourdough

14

Water Buffalo Burger

Double water buffalo patties, cheddar, bacon and onion jam, fried jalapeño peppers, and barbecue

15

brunch

Shrimp & Corn Grits

Anson Mills grits, Gulf shrimp, scallions, and Parmesan

14

Bacon Flight

Lamb bacon, Frontier Berkshire bacon, and beef bacon

12

Chicken Biscuit

Cheddar and leek biscuit, fried chicken thigh, banana peppers, Nashville hot sauce, cheddar cheese, and fries

14

Beignets

Powdered sugar and rum-apple sauce

5

Apple Cinnamon Roll

Apple cider icing

7

The Harvest Hash

Hash potatoes, fire-roasted onion and peppers, Texas BBQ, egg of choice, and smoked meat of choice

14

whole animal

Farm-Raised Pig

Serves 12-15 people with four sides included; pre-order three day minimum

600

Wild Boar

Serves 12-15 people with four sides included; pre-order five day minimum

600

Goat

Serves 12-15 people with four sides included; pre-order five day minimum

575

Alligator

Serves 12-15 people with five sides included; pre-order five day minimum

market price

Frontier Select Trio

Choose three: choice of Goat Leg, Lamb Leg, Beef Shank, Short Rib, Wagyu Beef Short Loin, Salmon Filet, Boar Shoulder; serves 10-16 people with four sides included; pre-order five day minimum

400+

catering

for pick-up or delivery; 72-hour notice for all catering orders; available all year round and during the holidays!

Frontier’s Whole Smoked Animals + Sides

Smoked big, wild boar, alligator, lamb, and more

Custom Sandwich Platter

9 sandwiches and sides: choose from pulled chicken, blackened ahi tuna, smoked salmon, veggie, and more

119

Build Your Own Feast

All items feed 10 people: Frontier's Chicken $52 fried, smoked, chargrilled or herb-roasted Beef Short Rib $68 blackened or seared, dill butter 5 Cheese Mac $40 Frontier's secret recipe Loaded Mashed Potatoes $45 bacon, cheese, sour cream, and chives Kale Salad $40 goat cheese, strawberries, Sherry vinaigrette, dates, almonds, and chives

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Fulton Market Kitchen

311 North Sangamon Street
Chicago, IL 60607

PART RESTAURANT // PART COCKTAIL BAR // PART ART GALLERY

Fulton Market Kitchen menu

small plates

Garganelli

White wine butter sauce, sundried tomato, and spinach

12

Rabbit Meatballs

Rabbit jus, bacon, mustard, and Calabrian chiles

15

Glazed Carrots

Honey-whipped goat cheese and pistachio

8

Grilled Octopus

Charred eggplant, olives, and confit potatoes

14

Brussels Sprouts

Chile-garlic paste, fish sauce, bacon, and almonds

8

Hamachi Crudo

Chile oil, scallions, and sesame seeds

15

Scallop and Sweetbread

Charred carrots, pears, and carrot top vinaigrette

16

Smoked Potatoes

Dill and green onion mayonnaise

9

Burrata Salad

Apple, pistachio, saba, and hazelnut

14

Garganelli

White wine-butter sauce, sundried tomato, and spinach

12

Bustiate Trapanese (Curly Cue)

Clams, fennel sausage, and roasted tomatoes

14

Acorn Squash Ravioli

Brown butter, pecorino, and walnut relish

15

sweets

Ice Cream

Seasonal selections, please ask the server

7

Funnel Cake

Pistachio ice cream, bourbon-caramel sauce, and cherries

9

Warm Butter Cake

Fresh berries and honeycomb

10

entrées

Monkfish

Leek, charred turnips, and roasted mushroom

29

Tuna

Sea beans, olive, and tripe

29

Half Chicken

Truffle-stuffed, red wine chicken jus, roasted garlic, and herbs

34

Slagel Farms Pork Shoulder

Sriracha-honey mustard and creamy heirloom beans

24

Pan-Seared Walleye

Chowder emulsion, pickled carrots, and potatoes

28

20oz Dry-Aged Manhattan Steak

Blue cheese and scorched shishito peppers

65

the whole beast

Each week FMK works with small farmers to acquire a whole animal that they butcher and create 5-6 dishes. NO WASTE IS PRODUCED because they use and cook the whole beast. Once the dishes are sold out they are gone for good! Each of these dishes can be ordered à la carte or the whole menu can be ordered as a tasting menu.

Cuisine: Seafood

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

GT Fish & Oyster

531 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

The Boka Restaurant Group, whose portfolio includes the wildly popular Boka, Landmark Grill & Lounge, Perennial Virant, and Stephanie Izard’s Girl & The Goat, hits it out of the park again with its latest venture, GT Fish & Oyster Bar.

GT Fish & Oyster menu

cold

Tuna Poke

Mango, cucumber, and black sesame

12

House Smoked Salmon

Horseradish créme fraîche, dill, caper berries, and cauliflower

13

Baja Shrimp Bruschetta

Avocado, toasted pistachio, grapefruit, and cilantro

11

Foie Gras and Shrimp Terrine

Apricot chutney, pickled onion, and szechuan peppercorn

13

Shrimp Cocktail

Cocktail sauce and apple-shiso slaw

12

BBQ Eel

Wasabi and potato-octopus salad

11

Fish Dip

Smoked haddock, taro root, radish, pinenuts, and paprika

9

Sunfish Ceviche

Chimichurri, jicama, avocado, and radish

8

Nicoise Salad

Tuna, red potato, egg, haricot verts, and cider mustard dressing

14

Lobster Roll

Lobster salad, toasted roll, and fried onions

19

hot

Brandade Croquettes

Salt cod, potato, fennel orange salad, and mustard aioli

8

Crab Cake

Red bell pepper aioli and pickled vegetables

16

Stuffed Squid

Chorizo, shrimp, and saffron rice

12

Black Gnocchi

Squid ink, carrot lobster broth, prawns, and fava beans

11

Glazed Cod

Miso, asparagus, preserved mango, and black tobiko

13

Grilled Mahi Taco

Achiote, torredos, and smoked crema

12

Lobster Bisque en Croute

Apple, fennel, and tarragon

14

Crab Agnolotti

Dungeness crab, bok choy, maitake mushrooms, coconut, and black tobiko

11

Fish and Chips

Beer battered cod, steak fries, malt vinegar, and dill pickle remoulade

13

King Crab Legs

Citrus and warm butter

MP

Alaskan Halibut

Yuzu whipped potatoes and apples

18

GT Lobster "Mac and Cheese"

English peas

12

oysters

Seasonally Available Oysters

Blue Point, Rhappahannock, Fire River, Malaspina, Imperial Eagle, and Kumamoto, served by the half-dozen with Ponzu Mignonette and GT cocktail sauce

2.25-2.85

not fish

Berkshire Pork Belly

Pasilla, cannelloni beans, cabbage slaw, and queso fresco

15

Amish Chicken Breast

Shitake mushroom ragout, stinging nettle ravioli, and ricotta

16

Strip Loin

10 oz Allen Brothers strip served with Yukon gold potato, black garlic, leeks, and puffed mustard

34

Cuisine: Fondue

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Geja's Cafe

340 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

For over 50 years, Geja’s Cafe’s old world fondue dining has been a favorite indulgence for Chicagoans and visitors alike.

Geja's Cafe menu

cheese of the world

sharp cheeses: Iowa maytag blue, Canadian black diamond, and Wisconsin aged cheddar robust cheeses: French brie, Swiss Gruyère, and Wisconsin herb goat delicate cheeses: French groumandaise, Dutch edam, and Italian bel paese

Cheese Flight

Your choice of three cheeses from the world of cheeses selections served with pretzel bread, apples, grapes, Marcona almonds, fig jam, and quince purée

Gourmet Board

Your choice of three cheeses from the world of cheeses selections served with Toscana salami, aged chorizo, smoked Landjaeger, pretzel bread, Marcona almonds, stone-ground mustard, green peppercorn Dijon mustard, fig jam, and quince purée

Cheese Fondue

Imported Gruyère blended with white wine, Kirsch cherry brandy, and spices; for dipping: red and golden apple wedges, sweet grapes, and assorted breads, plus a Geja's salad

Flaming Chocolate Fondue

Imported Belgium chocolate flamed with orange liqueur and served with strawberries, apples, banana, pineapple, cherries, pound cake, graham cracker crumbs, and marshmallows for roasting; served with Geja's coffee

geja's premier fondue dinners

includes the famous cheese fondue, geja's salad, a choice of meat and seafood combinations with assorted fresh vegetables, eight gourmet dipping sauces, flaming chocolate dessert fondue, and freshly brewed coffee

Prince Geja's Combination

Aged beef tenderloin, lobster tail, jumbo gulf shrimp, Atlantic sea scallops, and boneless chicken breast

The Connoisseur

Aged beef tenderloin, jumbo gulf shrimp, and succulent lobster tail

The International

Aged beef tenderloin, jumbo gulf shrimp, and tender boneless chicken breast

Deluxe Seafood

Plump Atlantic sea scallops, jumbo gulf shrimp, and delicate lobster tail

Beef Tenderloin and Lobster

Aged beef tenderloin and Australian lobster tail

Beef Tenderloin and Jumbo Shrimp

Aged beef tenderloin and gulf shrimp

Vegetarian Delight

Tofu, broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper, carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, and onion rings

Cuisine: American Bistro

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Gemini Bistro

2075 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Gemini Bistro redefines neighborhood dining in the heart of Lincoln Park.

Gemini Bistro menu

small

Beet Salad

Chèvre, mâche, balsamic drizzle, and white truffle vinaigrette

12

Chilled English Pea Velouté

Burrata, lavender, and wasabi peas

12

Maine Lobster Salad

Tomatoes, baby arugula, lemon aïoli, and brioche

17

Gemini Bistro Salad

Frisée, lardons, egg Milanese, and mustard vinaigrette

11

Caesar Salad

Eggless dressing, Parmesan, brioche croutons, and white anchovy

10

medium

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

Petite salad and Tabasco aïoli

17

Grilled Focaccia Flatbread

Chef’s weekly seasonal creation

15

PEI Mussels Fra Diavolo

Pomodoro, crushed red pepper, and grilled bread

16

Short Rib Ravioli

Tomato marmalade, Parmesan, and natural reduction

17

large

Faroe Islands Salmon

Savoy cabbage, smoked bacon, and coriander vinaigrette

28

Boneless Free-Range Chicken

Crispy thigh, chicken sausage, mash, and heirloom carrots

24

Charred Pork Tendeloin

Fennel farro, gremolata, and pickled green strawberries

27

Gemini Burger

Prime beef, applewood-smoked bacon, cheese, housemade bun, and fries

14

Steak Frites

Grilled hanger steak, maître d' butter, bordelaise, and fries

29

dessert

Tart Cherry Crisp

Oatmeal streusel, brandied caramel, and vanilla gelato

11

Cagney's Skillet Sundae

Warm chocolate chip cookie, chocolate and butterscotch sauces, vanilla gelato, whipped cream, and candied walnuts

12

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Gene & Georgetti

500 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60654

If you like things the way they were, get over to Gene & Georgetti's.

Gene & Georgetti menu

appetizers and salads

Italian Sausage with Peppers

12.75

Fried Calamari

14.75

Garbage Salad

19.75

steaks and chops

Broiled Filet Mignon

48.75

Broiled Bone-In Rib-Eye Steak

49.75

Broiled Strip Loin Steak

50.75

Broiled T-Bone Steak

53.50

Broiled Lamb Chops

59.25

Broiled Veal Chops

56.75

entrées and italian specialties

Broiled Greek-Style Chicken

24.75

Chicken alla Joe

26.75

Chicken Vesuvio

25.75

Veal Cutlet Parmigiana

29.75

Veal Vesuvio

31.25

seafood

Broiled Salmon

35.25

Whitefish

29.75

Shrimp de Jonghe

36.75

pasta

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Red or white

22.75

Tortellini with Tomato Cream Sauce

19.50

Tortellini alla Primavera

20.50

Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse/ Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House

1028 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Embodying the quintessential Chicago dining experience, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse and Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House continue to wow both locals and tourists alike, setting the bar for Chicago cuisine for over two decades.

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse/ Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House menu

gibsons sample menu items

Tomato and Goat Cheese

With pan-seared mushrooms and a walnut vinaigrette

8.75

Crabmeat Avocado

16.25

Chopped Garbage Salad

15.75

Loaded Wedge

9.75

Peppercorn Steak Salad

21

Spicy Lobster Cobb Salad

20.75

Charbroiled Hamburger

12.50

W.R.'s Chicago Cut (22oz)

50.75

Filet Mignon (10oz)

38.75

Porthouse (26oz)

52.75

Bone-In Sirloin (16oz)

40.75

Colorado Lamb Chops (18oz)

Three double-cut

46

Niman Ranch Pork Chop (12oz)

21.75

Roasted Prime Rib

With Horseradish cream sauce

57.75

Double Baked Potato

9.75

Macadamia Turtle Pie

14.25

Carrot Cake

15.25

hugo's sample menu items

Free Colassal Florida Stone Crab Claws

market price

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

15.75

Sautéed Frog Legs

11.50

New England Clam Chowder

4.25; 6

Alaskan King Crab Chopped Salad

24

Coriander Seared Tuna Salad

With peanut-miso vinaigrette

13.50

Seared Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna

33.50

Grilled Skuna Bay Atlantic Salmon

28.75

Pan-Seared Scallops

34

Miso Marinated Sea Bass

37.50

Alaskan King Crab Legs

8oz 23; 1lb 46; 1-1/2lb 69

Stuffed Lobster

Lemon butter

37

Classic Bouillabaisse

22.75

Blackened Salmon Sandwich

11.75

Bass Ale-Battered Cod and Chips

17

Cajun Chicken and Crab

Andouille sausage and garlic butter

17.25

Key Lime Pie

9.75

Cuisine: Indian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park (West)

Grand Trunk Road

1417 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Meet Lincoln Park’s newest hotspot for modern Indian and Southeast Asian cuisine. The original Grand Trunk Road, now a feature of history, wound its way through Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh during ancient times.

Grand Trunk Road menu

street bites

Shahi Kachori (V)

Mini semolina shells, potatoes, tamarind, and sev

7

Tangri Lollipops

Shredded chicken, green chili, cilantro, and sharp cheddar

8

Aloo Tikki

Crispy daal fritters served with a trio of chutney

7

Kurkure (V) (GF)

Crunchy daal fritters and served with a trio of chutney

6.50

GTR Waldorf

Apple, dates, candied curry, almonds, and shredded beet

8

naan flatbreads

Lamb & Fennel Sausage

Red pepper chutney, jalapeño, and arugula

11

Malai Chicken

Leek fondue, red onion, and pickled peppers

11

Roasted Mushroom (V)

Red pepper chutney, onions, peppers, and cilantro

9

handi

Nehari

Braised beef, fennel, Kashmiri chili, and ginger powder

16

Machli Masala (Fish of the Day)

Mustard oil, fenugreek seeds, and amchur spiked masala

18

Crab Masala (GF)

King crab, coconut milk, ginger, tomatoes, and mustard seeds

27

Kadhi Pakora (V) (GF)

Yogurt curry, gram flour fritter, and curry leaf

11

tandoor se

Lal Lamb Chops

Tamarind-Kashmiri chili glaze, garlic, and potato bhujia

27

GTR Murgh

Bone-in chicken, mustard oil, and housemade tandoori masala

21 half; 27 full

Jheenga Amritsari

Shrimp, ajwain, amchur, and garam masala

18

Paneer Tikka

Chaat masala marinade and grilled vegetables

16

raan-e-khaas

serves 8-10; 24 hours require

Australian Leg of Lamb

Sikanderi spices, patiala rice, and mandi chutney

85

breads & sides

Naan

3.50

Bullet Naan

4.50

Piyazi Kulcha

4.50

Kachumer Salad

5

Basmati Rice

4

moon meetha (desserts)

Gajar Halwa

Milk-caramelized carrots and pistachio dust

7

Shahi Turka

Saffron-scented bread pudding

6

Kheer

Sweet rice, cardamom milk, almonds, and pistachios

6

Cuisine: Chinese

Neighborhood: Near North - Streeterville

Grandee Cuisine

215 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Amid the growth and hustle of Streeterville houses a home of comforts: Grandee Cuisine.

Grandee Cuisine menu

lunch

Orange Chicken on Rice

9.95

Beef with Ginger & Onion

Served with rice

10.25

Ma Po Tofu on Rice

8.95

Stir-Fried Rice Noodle with Beef

8.95

Shrimp Dumplings

4.95

Siu Mai

Pork and shrimp dumplings

4.55

Short Rib with Honey Sauce

6.95

Puffy Egg Custard Tart

6.95

Shrimp Crêpe

4.55

dinner

Steamed Minced Pork wtih Pickled Vegetable

12.95

Twice Cooked Pork Szechaun-Style

12.95

Stir-Fried String Beans with Minced Pork

10.95

Pea Tip with Salty & Preserved Egg

13.95

Stir-Fried Noodle with Beef

11.25

Young-Chow Fried Rice

10.50

Fu-Kin Fried Rice

Dried scallop, shrimp, barbecue duck, and diced chicken

11.95

Jalapeño Fried Rice

Choice of chicken, beef, or shrimp

11.95

BBQ Duck

1/4 7.95; 1/2 13.95

Clams with Black Bean Sauce

14.95

Salt & Pepper Squid

14.95

Fish Fillet with Ginger & Scallions

14.95

Tofu with Assorted Meat Clay Pot

15.95

Rib-Eye Steak with Fresh Asparagus

16.95

Mongolian Beef

13.95

Stir-Fried Chicken in Black Bean & Pepper Sauce

12.95

General Tao's Chicken

12.95

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

Great Street

1 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Modern, classic cuisine surrounded by local flavor—Great Street.

Great Street menu

starters

Almond Crusted Brie

Lavender-berry vinaigrette, pickled fruits, and toasted almond

Quinoa Crab Cakes

Scallion pesto, preserved Meyer lemon, and opal basil

Barbecue Duck Flatbread

Duck confit, caramelized onions, and house barbecue sauce

Smoked Mushroom Flatbread

Smoked Gouda, white sauce, smoked mushrooms, and purple sage

salads

Field Greens Salad

Local greens and herbs, Point Reyes bleu cheese, smoked mushrooms, lavender-berry vinaigrette, and pretzel croutons

Kale Caesar

Tuscan kale, sourdough croutons, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Hydro Bibb Salad

Radish, shaved carrot, herbs, and mustard vinaigrette

mains

Skuna Bay Salmon

Sweet soy glaze, marbled rice cake, house kimchee, carrot purée, and pea shoots

Chicken and Wild Mushrooms

Comte-stuffed chicken breast, wild mushroom fricassee, and pan jus

Double Cut Pork Chop

Potato dumpling, tart cherry mostarda, caramelized pecans, and purple cabbage

sandwiches

Braised Lamb Banh Mi

Braised lamb shoulder, kewpie, house kimchee, cilantro, and Thai basil

Slagel Farms Turkey Burger

Widmer Cheddar, turkey bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and avocado

desserts

Deconstructed Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Vanilla cake, roasted pineapple, spiced rum caramel, and chantilly cream

Tropical Lime Bombe

Lime mousse, guava purée, flourless coconut cake, and tropical coulis

Strawberry Shortcake

Pistachio sablé, strawberry gelato, and macerated strawberries

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

HUB 51

51 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654

HUB 51’s distinctive menu of inclusive American cuisine offers a wide variety of dishes influenced by regions in California, Mexico, and Asia.

HUB 51 menu

sushi rolls

Sweet Potato Roll

Japanese barbecue sauce

9

Crunchy Tuna Roll

Tempura rice

13

cool plates

Guacamole

Henry Farms avocados, fresh tortilla chips, and roasted tomato salsa

11

Ahi Tuna Poke

No. 1 ahi tuna, avocado, and Asian rice crackers

14

what's hot

Big City Cornbread

Baked fresh all day

8

Pulled Chicken Nachos

Chile-braised organic chicken, fresh tortilla chips, guacamole, roasted tomato salsa, white Cheddar and Oaxaca cheeses, and sour cream. Note: you may substitute braised short rib for chicken, add 5

13

salads

Brussels Sprout Salad

Medjool dates, almonds, manchego cheese, and mustard vinaigrette

10

Sonoma Salad

Baby spinach, grapefruit, avocado, walnuts, sunflower sprouts and seeds, dried cranberries, and mustard vinaigrette

12

Roasted Turkey Chopped Salad

Smokey bacon, egg, cherry tomatoes, avocado, blue cheese, and two dressings

13

soft tacos and enchiladas

we press our own tortillas and griddle them fresh to order; served with rice, black beans, and guacamole

Premium Grilled Fish Tacos

Seasonal ocean catch, Baja rub, and chopped cabbage slaw

18

Filet Mignon Steak Tacos

Grilled beef tenderloin cooked to your liking

19

two-handed sandwiches

First-Rate Cheeseburger with Hand-Cut HUB Fries

Ground prime beef with Tillamook white Cheddar, Swiss, or blue cheese served on a sesame seed bun; comes fully dressed

12

Really Good Ahi Tuna Burger

No. 1 tuna, avocado, tomato, shredded lettuce, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, and freshly grated ginger

16

fresh fish and platters

Pacific King Salmon

Organically raised with root vegetable hash and tarragon mayo

22

Chilean Sea Bass

Horseradish broth and young pea tendrils

24

Filet Mignon

10oz center-cut tenderloin cooked at 1,200 degrees; served with always crispy onion rings

31

desserts

Grandma Bea's Chocolate Pudding Pie

Graham cracker crust; make it a s'more for $1 more

6

Martha's Special Occasion Carrot Cake

Three layer secret recipe with cream cheese frosting

7

Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Hachi's Kitchen/Sai Cafe

2010 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Chef James Bee of Sai Cafe has a passion for raw fish.

Hachi's Kitchen/Sai Cafe menu

appetizers

Pan-Fried Scallops

Pan-fried scallops with lemon soy

12

Gyo-Za

Homemade pan-fried dumplings

7

Hamachi Jalapeño

Belly of yellowtail and thinly sliced jalapeño; served with light soy

14

Pacific Oyster Shooter

Seattle oyster served with scallions, fish egg, and a secret house sauce

9

Tuna Masako

Tuna mixed with masako roe, wrapped in seaweed, lightly battered, and deep-fried

10

Kani-Su

Alaskan red king crab with cucumber; served with vinegar sauce

14

Tora Nome (Tiger Eyes)

Salmon wrapped in squid and baked in the oven

10

salad

House Green Salad

With ginger dressing

6

Tako Sansai

Octopus and mountain veggies marinated in sesame oil

10

sai cafe's unique maki

Spicy White Tuna Crunch Maki

White tuna mixed with flying fish egg, scallions, avocado, spicy sesame oil, and tempura crunch with rice on the outside

7

Halloween Maki

Fresh salmon wrapped outside of rice with green bean tempura inside; served with wasabi and black fish egg on top of salmon

12

Volcano Maki

Creamy lobster mixed with wasabi tobiko and spicy tempura crunch on top of maki

12

Dragon Maki

Freshwater eel and avocado wrapped outside of rice; more eel, scallions, fish egg, and a tiny bit of cream cheese inside

13

entrées

Chilean Sea Bass

Pan-seared sea bass cooked with fresh ginger, green onion, jalapeño, and sweet base soy

22

Sashimi

Tuna 25; yellowtail 33; fresh salmon 25; white tuna 28; combination 33; à la carte 2 per piece

Sushi Combinations

Eight pieces with roll of California maki; six pieces with roll of teka maki

22; 20

Omakase

A selection of each course specially chosen by our chef

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Neighborhood: Loop - Pilsen

HaiSous

1800 South Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60608

A husband and wife team, Chef Thai and Danielle Dang, showcase the flavors and depth of Vietnam at their nationally-acclaimed restaurant HaiSous, located in the heart of Chicago.

HaiSous menu

món an vat (for fun)

Hen Xúc Bánh Da

Chopped clams and grilled rice crackers

12

Goi Du Du

Papaya salad, house beef jerky, and cilantro

12

Goi Bach Tuoc

Octopus salad with confit eggplant, coconut cream, and roasted peanuts

14

mon an vat nong (for fun hot)

Cánh Gà Chiên

Chicken wings in caramelized fish sauce

13

Bò Nurong Toi

Grilled rib-eye and kaffir lime-salt

18

M?c Chiên Giòn

Crispy squid, tamarind, add chili-salt

16

So Nau Nuroc Dua

Mussels cooked in aromatic coconut broth

17

fresh grilled seafood

Hau An Song

Grilled or raw oysters

1/2 dozen 19; dozen 38

Fried Seafood Platter

Prawns, octopus, and squid

28; add king crab legs 35

Seafood Tower

55 half; 120 grand

mon an gia dinh (family tasting menu)

44 per person

G?i ?u ??

papaya salad, beef jerky, and culantro

B?ch Tu?c N??ng

Grilled baby octopus with n??c m?m sa t?

??u H? S?t Cà Chua

Stewed tofu, tomato, minced garlic, and Vietnamese coriander

Cà Tím N??ng M? Hành

Grilled eggplant with fermented chil

Trái Cây

Exotic Fruits

brunch

Banh Xeo

Crispy rice crêpe, prawns, lettuce, and herbs

15

Bun Bo Hue

Hue-style beef and pork rice noodle soup, blood cake, and shaved banana blossom

15

Pho Me Toi

Chef’s mother's beef pho

15

Bo Nuong Trung Op La

Grilled rib-eye, fried egg, and steamed rice

17

Bun Thit Nurong

Rice noodle salad, lettuce, and Vietnamese herbs; pick your protein

12; add octopus, shrimp, beef, or pork for 3 each

Cuisine: Cuban, Mexican, Pan-Latin

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Havana Pan Latin Grill & Mojito Bar

412 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Cuisine: American Bistro

Neighborhood: Suburbs - Evanston

Hearth Restaurant

1625 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Like the warm spot in front of the fireplace for which it’s named, this inviting newcomer in Evanston’s historic Homestead Hotel wants hotel guests and locals to get comfy and stay awhile.

Hearth Restaurant menu

small plates

Burrata Mozzarella

Rainbow cauliflower, grape mist, fried basil, and grilled baguette

8

Steak Tartare

Fried quail egg, roasted shallot, and frisée greens

8

Seared Ahi Tuna

Quince purée, soy beurre blanc, and rice paper cracker

8

Utah Prosciutto

Spiced walnuts, sage pesto, fried capers, and honey

7

Garlic Soup

Spicy olive oil, smoked salt, and garlic chips

6

Duck Jambalaya

Creole seasoning, tomato, fried leek, scallion, and rice

10; 20

Crispy Crab Cake

Panko, béarnaise, and micro-herb

10; 20

Grilled Gem Lettuce

Black bean vinaigrette, spicy mango, and red quinoa

7; 14

big plates

Potato-Crusted Salmon

Black garlic orzo, sea asparagus, and red wine-butter sauce

20

Macadamia Mahi Mahi

Braised bok choy, fried rice, and soy-orange garlic-ginger sauce

19

Duck Breast

Wild rice, date purée, blood orange glaze, and red wine sauce

21

Chicken Roulade

Albufera, pancetta, and Yukon gold purée with sweet greens

18

Hanger Steak

Kennebec french fries, parsnip purée, and tomato jam

19

Svickova

Beef tenderloin, garlic spätzle, wild mushroom, and sour cream-dill sauce

24

Pork Tenderloin

Fried risotto, glazed butternut squash, and blue cheese sauce

16

Short Rib

Creamy polenta, crispy Brussels sprouts, beef jus, and cherry

22

Sweet Corn Agnolotti

Brown butter cream, fine herbs, lemon, and wild mushroom

16;8

Veggie Ramen

60-minute egg, grilled portobello, tofu, fresh herbs, and nori; add chicken 4

10

sides

Spätzle

Roasted garlic and rosemary

4

Wild Mushroom Ragoût

Shallots, sour cream, and fresh herbs

6

Cuisine: American Bistro, Barbecue, Southern, American, Modern American, New American, American Grill

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

House of Blues

329 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago at the iconic Marina City, the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar is open daily for lunch, dinner, and late-night bites.

House of Blues menu

appetizers

Voodoo Shrimp

Sautéed shrimp in an Abita Amber beer reduction sauce; served over a jalapeño-cheese cornbread

15

Carolina Mess

Extra-crispy fries topped with pulled pork, pickled jalapeños, melted cheese, and brown gravy

13

Gumbo

Andouille sausage, chicken, white rice, and the “holy trinity" (onion, bell pepper, and celery)

9

HOB Wings

Texas barbecue: crispy onion, cilantro, and ranch; Nashville: B&B pickles and blue cheese dressing; Buffalo: slaw, shaved habanero, and blue cheese dressing

13

salads

add USDA Prime flat steak 10; chicken breast 6; Cajun shrimp 6; grilled salmon 8

Southern Salad

Mixed field greens, shaved apple, fennel, white cheddar, and toasted pecans; with Champagne vinaigrette

10

Steak Salad

USDA Prime flat iron steak, roasted vegetables, arugula, and crispy onions; tossed with Champagne vinaigrette and chimichurri sauce

17

BBQ Chicken Salad

Pulled smoked chicken, romaine, shredded cabbage, black beans, corn, tomato, and crispy onions, with barbecue-ranch dressing

15

sandwiches and burgers

served with french fries

Shrimp Po' Boy

Fried Cajun shrimp dressed with seasoned mayo, lettuce, B&B pickles, and tomatoes on Leidenheimer's French bread

16

Juicy Lucy

Beef and bacon grind stuffed with provolone cheese and topped with crispy jalapeños, roasted tomatoes, and chipotle mayo

15

BBQ Bacon Burger

Burger topped with cheddar cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, crispy jalapeños, sautéed bourbon onions, and Memphis barbecue sauce

15

Impossible Burger

Built 100 percent vegan, Impossible TM burger patty, American cheese, shredded romaine, secret sauce, and dill pickles

15

southern tacos

served wtih corn tortillas

Brisket

Chopped brisket in Texas barbecue sauce; topped with Cotija cheese, coleslaw, pickled red onion, and cilantro crema

15

Mushroom

Roasted chesnut mushrooms, lime crema with corn and smoked-jalapeño relish, and feta

14

Shrimp

Cajun shrimp with avocado salsa and rémoulade coleslaw

16

smokehouse platter

Choose Two Proteins

Pulled pork, sliced brisket, smoked chicken, andouille sausage, or half-rack baby back ribs; served with barbecue beans, slaw, B&B pickles, Southern street corn, jalapeño-cheese cornbread, and a selction of Carolina, Memphis, and Texas barbecue sauces. Texas-style is made with El Yucateco chipotle hot sauce

30

mains

Jambalaya

Sautéed chicken, andouille sausage, and the "holy trinity" (onion, bell peppers, and celery) in stewed rice

18; add Cajun shrimp 6

Shrimp & Grits

A riff on the classic, with sautéed shrimp in chipotle cream sauce with chives, and served on a crispy Cotija cheese grit cake

19

Baby Back RIbs

A platter served with barbecue beans, slaw, pickles, Southern street corn, and jalapeño-cheese cornbread

half rack 20; whole rack 27

New York Strip

12oz crusted with our signature Blues rub, with garlic mashed potatoes and arugula

29

Cuisine: American Grill

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

Hoyt's Chicago

71 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Named after prominent Chicago grocer and hotelier William M. Hoyt, the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront’s redefined American tavern is a Midwestern sports bar through and through.

Hoyt's Chicago menu

small snacks

Cheese Curds

Herb-breaded Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds and smoky tomato sauce

8

Mini Pretzel Bites

Beer cheese dip

7

Crispy Calamari

Pickled red onions and roasted garlic aïoli

9

Red Pepper Hummus

Warm pita, celery, and carrots

11

Chicken Wings

Korean barbecue sauce, Asian pear, and scallion kimchee

11

Spinach Dip

Tortilla chips

8

soups and salads

add grilled chicken 5; cocktail shrimp 7

Tortilla Soup

Smoked pulled chicken, ancho, and tortilla strips

cup 7; bowl 11

Wedge Salad

Bacon, crisp carrots, heirloom cherry tomatoes, charred corn, and strawberry-Champagne vinaigrette

12

Kale Salad

Honeycrisp apples, brown sugar-cured bacon, chile-dusted pepitas, and shaved pecorino

14

Southwest Caesar Salad

Roasted poblano peppers, jalapeño croutons, and chipotle-Caesar dressing

12

Cobb Salad

Avocado, crumbled bleu cheese, bacon, hard-cooked eggs, red onions, ham, and buttermilk ranch dressing

15

sandwiches

choice of fries, onion rings, or side salad

Hoyt's Black Angus Burger

Brioche bun, choice of cheese, lettuce, and tomato; served with a kosher dill pickle

14

Whiskey Juicy Lucy Burger

Brioche bun, Irish whiskey cheese-stuffed burger, candied bacon, lettuce, and tomato; housemade pickle; add sunnyside egg 1

17

Turkey Club

Sourdough bread, garlic aïoli, bacon, avocado, Swiss, lettuce, and tomato; served with a kosher dill pickle

15

Reuben

Pumpernickel bun, corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss, and Thousand Island dressing

14

Smoked Barbecue Brisket

Brioche bun and bleu cheese coleslaw

16

Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Sourdough bread, white cheddar, American, Swiss, provolone, and oven-roasted tomatoes; add shaved ham for 3

11

fork and knife

7oz Angus Beef Tenderloin

Garlic whipped potatoes, broccolini, and red wine reduction

30

Miso-Marinated Salmon

Wilted spinach and mango-kiwi relish

26

Mac and Cheese

Aged Wisconsin cheddar and creamy béchamel sauce

12

Chicken Paillard

Roasted beets, baby arugula, goat cheese, toasted pistachios, and citrus vinaigrette

17

Cuisine: Tapas/Small Plates, Mediterranean

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Hubbard Inn

110 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654

A restaurant with true Bohemian spirit, Hubbard Inn enlivens River North with European-inspired dishes and eccentric décor.

Hubbard Inn menu

flatbreads

Mushroom and Asparagus

Gruyère cheese, king oyster mushroom, roasted shallot, and truffle vinaigrette

16

Chorizo and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Housemade chorizo, goat cheese, piquillo pepper, radish, and Fresno chile pepper

16

salads

Tuscan Kale Salad

Walnuts, pickled blackberries, ricotta salata, and shallot vinaigrette

9

Grilled Octopus Salad

Spanish octopus, mâche, red potatoes, marinated vegetables, olives, smoked paprika, and sea salt

15

burgers

Turkey Burger

Organic turkey, Brie, cranberry mostarda, spinach, and whole wheat bun

14

Bison Burger

Grass-fed bison, pickled raspberries, onion, avocado, bacon, Monterey Jack, and brioche bun

16

Lobster Roll

Maine lobster salad, red onion, celery, lettuce, aïoli, and New England hot dog bun

18

beginners

Cheese Plate

Ask server for daily selection; served with roasted nuts and seasonal garnish

18

Oysters

Lemon, cocktail sauce, and mignonette

16; 28

Lamb Meatballs

Eggplant purée, tomato, and olive and pepper conserve

13

Mussels

PEI, cider-steamed, local apples, thyme, roasted jalapeño, smoked bacon, and housemade crème fraîche

17

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Medjool dates, goat cheese, and red pepper sauce

10

Goat Cheese Ravioli

Saffron-toasted chile sauce, cherry tomato confit, and asparagus

15

Seared Scallops

Pumpkin purée and sage-hazelnut brown butter

18

Tuna Tartare

Avocado, sesame, soy sauce, jalapeño, and wonton crisps

13

Fried Chicken

Spicy honey mustard, pickled vegetables, and white barbecue sauce

15

mains

Grilled Whole Fried Fish

Pickled vegetables, rémoulade, and smoked paprika aïoli

market price

Cold Seafood Platter

Six oysters, six shrimp, six crab legs, lobster, cocktail sauce, and mignonette

49

Market Steak

Ask server for daily preparation

market price

Roasted Chilean Sea Bass

Pepper crust, clam and mussel broth, leeks, potato, and carrot

28

desserts

Cookies and Shakes

Dessert for two: two oatmeal, peanut butter, and double chocolate chip cookies along with two 6oz peanut butter chocolate malts

12

Red Velvet Cake

Oreo crumbles and cream cheese mousse

8

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

III Forks

180 North Field Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60601

When it comes to stellar steaks and a dining environment that makes you feel like a million bucks, no place outdoes III Forks.

III Forks menu

appetizers and starters

Ahi Tuna

19

Wagyu Beef Cheek and Roasted Bone Marrow

Seasonal mostarda and toasted brioche

24

III Forks Salad

12

steaks

Filet Mignon

8oz

42

USDA Prime Bone-In Rib-Eye

18oz

56

USDA Prime New York Strip

16oz

46

USDA Prime Boneless Rib-Eye

22oz

60

USDA Prime Flat Iron

12oz

23

Tomahawk Rib-Eye

32oz

90

seafood

Chilean Sea Bass

45

Scallops

36

Cold Water Rock Lobster Tail

market price

local favorites

Prime Double-Cut Pork Chop

29

Rack of Lamb

49

Braised Short Rib

Ancho bordelaise

29

Shrimp and Pasta

White wine garlic herb butter, spinach, and bacon lardons

27

Vegetable Ravioli

Roasted mushrooms, fontina, Parmesan, marinara, and walnut pesto

19

Certified Angus Beef Burger

Four-year aged chedder and lemon aïoli

18

Roasted Chicken

With red pepper sauce

26

Salmon Caesar Salad

21

Cuisine: American Bistro, Seafood, Southern, Creole

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods

1415 North Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods is a small tavern concept housed inside a beloved old-school corner store in Wicker Park.

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods menu

dinner

Chargrilled Oysters

Parmesan, breadcrumbs, and Creole butter

3.25 ea.

Hushpuppies

Pimento-honey butter

9

Asparagus Salad

With shrimp n’ citrus

12

Gumbo Ya-Ya

Shrimp, andouille, crab, crawfish, chicken, okra, rice, and potato salad

9; 12

Po’ Man’s Seafood Tower

Fried shrimp, oysters, crawfish, catfish, hushpuppies, and crispy potatoes

40

Mae’s Signature Fried Chicken

3 pieces mixed fried chicken, with hot honey butter and drop buttermilk biscuit

14

Mae’s Fresh Catch

Choice of broiled or fried seafood (sold by the 1/2 pound)

MP

Nashville Hot Chicken Po’ Boy

With collard slaw and avocado

14

Powdered Sugar Beignets

7

brunch

Mae’s Fried Chicken and Waffle

Crispy chicken wings, salted praline waffle, hot maple syrup, and whipped butter

15

Crawfish Scrambled Eggs

With hot sauce, cheddar, and toast

12

Breakfast Po’ Boy

With choice of eggs, meat, and cheese

13

Pain Perdu French Toast

Bananas foster, pecans, vanilla custard, and French bread

14

sno balls

Sno Balls

Classic or cream flavors

4; 6

packaged goods

Chef Jup’s Hot Sauce

9

Jup’s Hot Honey

12

Ina Mae Pickled Okra

6

Cuisine: Indian

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

India House Restaurant

59 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

India House Restaurant delivers authentic North Indian cuisine and one of the city’s most beloved lunch buffets.

India House Restaurant menu

appetizers

Samosas: vegetable, chicken, and lamb

Traditional stuffed triangle pastries, filled with spiced potato and peas

6.95; vegetable 5.95

Chicken 65

Boneless deep-fried chicken, marinated in red chiles, and sauteéd with onions

11.95

Tawa Shrimp

Sauteéd shrimp, onions, bell peppers, and masala

14.95

entrées

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chunks of chicken, roasted in a clay oven, and then folded into cream sauce

21.95

Tandoori Lamb Chops

Fresh lamb chops, marinated in a blend of spices, and roasted in the tandoor

39.95

Salmon Fish Curry

Salmon cooked in Chef's special sauce with a blend of herbs and spices

27.95

Lamb Rogan Gosh

Succulent pieces of lamb in a cardamom-flavored sauce

20.95

Palak Paneer

Fresh Indian milk cheese cubes cooked in a spicy spinach sauce

19.95

breads

Garlic Naan

Fresh naan with garlic

5

Masala Naan

Fresh naan stuffed with ginger, onions, and chiles

6

Roomalli Roti

"Handkerchief" paper-thin roti cooked on an upside down wok

5.95

rice

Biryani

Biryani is a royal delicacy, made of highly seasoned rice, cooked with meat or vegetables

vegetable 17; chicken 19; lamb 21; goat 22; shrimp 22

Palak Rice

Sautéed spinach cooked in steamed basmati white rice

9

desserts

Gulab Jamun

Golden fried balls of milk pastry soaked in sweet saffron syrup and served hot

3.95

Kheer

Fragrant rice cooked with sweetened milk, raisins, and almonds

3.95

drinks

Lassis

Mango, sweet, salted, and masala

6

Taj Mahal Beer
Cooling Calcutta

EFFEN Cucumber vodka, fresh cucumber juice, lime, salt, and blueberries

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Thai

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Edgewater

Indie Cafe

5951 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60660

If you’re looking for a hotspot with excellent sushi, then look no further than the super swanky and ultra-chic Indie Cafe.

Indie Cafe menu

thai

Andaman Salad

Steamed shrimp, scallop, and calamari tossed with lime juice, smoked chile paste, onion, carrot, lemongrass, and mixed organic leaves

8.75

Tom Yum Kung Fried Rice

An aromatic, hot-and-sour, fried rice with shrimp, mushroom, red and green bell peppers, carrot, and egg; sautéed in Tom Yum sauce

9.75

Indie Ocean

Choice of crispy fillet of fish in Massaman curry; served with grilled asparagus, squash, and cashew nut

14; 16

Crispy Chile Heaven

Choice of crispy filleted fish and red and green bell peppers in smoked red chile paste sauce

14; 16

Thai Seafood Madness

Scallops, shrimp, and calamari sautéed with fresh basil, chile, bell pepper, carrot, bamboo shoot, and onion

15

Indie Katsu

Crispy chicken breast in Panang curry sauce with steamed pea pod, carrot, broccoli, and asparagus

16

grilled items

Coconut Glazed Pork

Pork shoulder marinated in roasted garlic, cilantro, and coconut sauce

3

Tropical Shrimp

Jalapeño, toasted coconut and almond, and Panang curry sauce

2.75

Beef Asparagus

A touch of ginger-sesame barbecue sauce and ichimi pepper

3.50

Bacon Scallop

Spicy sweet and sour sauce

3.50

Shishito Pepper

Fish flake and Japanese barbecue sauce

2.50

sushi

Triple S

Five pieces of nigiri, five pieces of sashimi, and a spicy tuna maki

21.25

Seven Samurai Salad

Seven pieces of the day's freshest sashimi served with salad and ponzu dressing

13.25

Omakase (Chef's Selection)

Nine pieces of the day's freshest sashimi or nigiri

18.75

signature maki

Devil

Crispy salmon skin, cucumber, avocado, cilantro, habanero masago, chile paste, Sriracha, and barbecue sauce

8.25

Crocodile

Whole piece of eel filled with spicy tuna, cucumber, avocado, tempura flake, barbecue sauce, and habanero masago

19

Sex on the Moon

Blue crabmeat, masago, cucumber, avocado, and octopus; wrapped with salmon and tuna and topped with broiled spicy mayo, miso dressing, and berry sauce

15

Almond Monkey

Crispy tempura shrimp, cucumber, and avocado; topped with spicy mayo, barbecue and raspberry sauce, and roasted coconut and almond

11

Trio Carpaccio

Fresh, thinly-sliced hamachi, tuna, and salmon topped with avocado, jalapeño, and tobiko in a citrus dressing and cilantro-infused oil

12

Godzilla BABA

Shrimp tempura, avocado, cream cheese, cilantro, and chile sauce; topped with smoked salmon, scallion, spicy mayo, barbecue sauce, and habanero masago

15

cocktails

Ginger Martini

8

Shibuya Margarita

8

Bangkok Sling

8

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Suburbs - Lake Bluff

Inovasi

28 East Center Avenue
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Chef John des Rosiers has always focused on the farm at Inovasi, but is now focusing on the inspiration behind his brilliant flavor combinations.

Inovasi menu

small plates

Brooklyn Crust Pizza

Organic raw milk Cheddar, béchamel sauce, über local basil, rapini, and shallots

12

Organic Quinoa Balls

Bolivian white quinoa, smoke-roasted shallots, and spicy black truffle mayo

8

Yakitori Chicken Thigh

Lightly whipped goat cheese, brown butter roasted radish, and English cracker "soil"

7

Foie Gras Torchon

Chilled La Belle foie gras, bourbon-poached leeks, and basil-lychee drops

17

Sashimi

Sustainable hand-caught raw fish, local black radish, whipped avocado, Kentucky soy, and tobiko vinaigrette

13

Guinea Hen Egg Omelet

Cave-aged Cheddar cheese, shaved raw artichokes, and crème fraîche

11

Crispy Seared Pork Belly

North African spices, chopped raw kale salad, and crème fraîche "Caesar" dressing

13

medium plates

Straight Out of the Sea

A dish that is spontaneously created using all hand-caught rare seafood from around the world

23

Pennsylvania Duck

Seared breast, confit leg, papas bravas, spices, and Door County verjus

17

Teriyaki

Sake-braised Q7 beef, Kentucky soy, mirin, scallion, radish, and raw zucchini

15

Wild Cod Stew

Tuscan kale, lemongrass, coconut broth, and crispy leeks

13

Grilled Irish Ocean Trout

Red Inca quinoa, shaved celery, and baby beets

16

Q7 Ranch Burger

Organic WI Cheddar cheese and Kennebec potato fries

12

Local Organic Squash

Elawa Farms poached shallots, garlic two ways, and organic Bolivian white quinoa

15

large plates

Tempura Rainbow Trout

Creamed local sweet corn and fried green tomatoes

24

Shrimp and Grits

Sustainable shrimp, light grits, Inovasi bacon, and spicy broth with herbs

23

Grilled Local Organic Chicken

Spicy broccoli rabe, cauliflower, and Madras curry sauce

19

Steak and Potatoes

Seared Q7 Ranch sirloin, crispy potatoes, and peppercorn sauce

28

Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder

Caramelized onions, balsamic reduction, and purple cape beans

26

Our Version "Chicken Caesar"

Romaine and Tuscan kale, sharp intense dressing, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

17

Neighborhood: Near North - Streeterville

Ivy Sky Terrace

233 East Ontario Street
16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Perched on the 16th floor of the luscious Ivy boutique hotel, Sky Terrace is Chicago's oasis in the sky.

Ivy Sky Terrace menu

signature shared plates

Coconut Shrimp

Crispy fried shrimp served with sweet and spicy marmalade

Taco de Pescado

Pan seared tilapia filet, mango salsa, cabbage-jicama slaw

Spicy Tuna Tartare

Sushi grade tuna marinated with soy and sesame

Chicken Satay

Seasoned grilled chicken on a bamboo skewered and served with peanut sauce

Cuisine: Tapas/Small Plates, Japanese

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Bucktown

Izakaya Mita

1960 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Izakaya Mita is a Japanese take on the neighborhood pub, with small bites of Japanese comfort food and a bar pouring sake, Japanese beer, shochu, and Japanese whisky.

Izakaya Mita menu

chilled favorites

Spinach Gom-ae

Spinach in sweet black sesame

5

Maguro Avocado Salad

12.50

Sake no Tsumani

Ika shiokara, takowasa, and chuka iidako sampler, made with sake

10

warm favorites

Chawanmushi

Japanese-style savory custard with shrimp, kamaboko, chicken, shiitake, and citrus zest

10

Okonomiyaki

Japanese Tokyo-style savory pancake with ebi and kani butabara (pork belly)

13

Takoyaki

Octopus balls (4 pcs)

7

bincho-tan grill

Crispy Wings

3

Chicken Gizzards

2.25

Chicken Liver

2.25

Kurobuta Chashu Marinated Pork Belly

5.50

Shishito Peppers

5.50

Oyster Mushrooms

6.50

Asparagus Wrapped with Bacon

4

rice sliders (1 pc)

Gyu

Beef tenderloin

6.50

Ebi Mayo

Deep-fried shrimp with spicy maynonnaise

6

Unagi

Broiled eel with eel sauce

6

tempura

Ebi

Shrimp (3 pcs)

5.50

Avocado Tempura

5

Green Bean Tempura

With wasabi ranch dressing

5

noodles

Ramen

Served with bamboo shoots, soft-boiled ajitsuke egg, chashu-marinated pork slices, and negi, with choice of broth

13.50

Yasai Miso Ramen (Vegan)

Served wtih cabbage, bamboo shoot, lotus roots, and negi

13.50

Cuisine: Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine, Sushi

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Jellyfish

1009 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611

In Chicago’s Gold Coast, Jellyfish is where celebrities rub shoulders with locals, all in the name of delicious sushi and Asian dishes.

Jellyfish menu

brunch

New York Steak Salad

Zabutan steak, mizuba, frisee, chives, red leaf lettuce, shallots, sunny side egg, and yuzu vinaigrette

14

Tamago Omelet

Bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, five spice red potatoes, scallions, and shitakes. Choice of: pork belly $2; crab meat $2

11

5 Spice French Toast

Banana taro sauce

8

Ginger Waffels

Cream Maple sauce infused with ginger. Choice of: boneless crispy chicken $4; half fried chicken $10

8

Steak and Eggs

Szechaun sauce, New York strip steak, toast, red potatoes, and two eggs any style

14

"Classic" Wagyu Slider

Mishima ranch grass fed wagyu beef hand formed patties, cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, spicy aïoli, with hand-cut togarashi fries

23

lunch

Avocado and Crab Salad

Chef's signature

12

New York Steak Salad

Zabutan steak, mizuna, frisee, chives, red leaf lettuce, shallots, and yuzu vinaigrette

14

Grilled Calamari Salad

Frisse salad, shallots, tomato, mizuna, and spicy yuzu dressing

13

Chicken Katsu Sandwich

Breaded or grilled chicken breast, cole slaw, tomato, katsu sauce, and white bread served with togarashi fries

9

Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Red onion, lettuce, cream cheese, wasabi mayo, French bread served with togarashi fries

12

Terikayi Salmon Bento Box

White rice, steamed vegetables, and a mixed greens salad

14

Crispy or Grilled Togarashi Chicken Bento Box

White rice, steamed vegatables, and seaweed salad

12

Grilled Tofu Bento Box

White rice, steamed vegatables, and seaweed salad

12

Pork Belly Bento Box

White rice, steamed vegatables, and seaweed salad

12

dinner

Tuna Tartare

Avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, orange ponzu, and served with wonton chips

14

Honey Walnut Popcorn Shrimp

Tempura rock shrimp, candied spiced walnuts, and honey sauce

16

Crispy Lobster Spring Roll

Sweet Thai chili sauce

10

Oxtail Dumplings

Chili oil, beef reduction sauce, and scallions

14

Mongolian Beef

Grilled 12oz NY strip, noodles, bok choy, and mushrooms

27

JR Fried Rice or Noodles

Soy, ginger, garlic, fresh market veggies

12; add shrimp 5; chicken 4; wagyu beef 6; sunny side egg 2; works 10

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab

Corner of Grand and Rush Street
60 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

A Miami legend in Chicago and Las Vegas.

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab menu

crab

Florida Stone Crab Claws

Served chilled with Joe’s mustard sauce

Jumbo Alaskan King Crab Legs

Served tableside

Colossal Lump Crab Cakes
Garlic Grilled Bairdi Crab Legs

fresh fish

Parmesan-Crusted Halibut
Dover Sole

With sauce meunière; served tableside

Wild Alaskan Salmon

With Key lime butter

John Dory

With asparagus and morels

Glazed Black Cod

prime steaks

16oz Prime Bone-In Filet Mignon

“The Original”

21oz Bone-In Rib-Eye
16oz Dry-Aged New York Strip Steak
Filet Mignon “Oscar-Style”

seafood

Madagascar Shrimp

With Key lime aïoli

Nantucket Cape Scallops
Oysters Rockefeller
Shrimp Dejonghe

sides

Joe’s Grilled Tomatoes
Jennie’s Mashed Potatoes
Pan-Roasted Sweet Corn

With cilantro and lime

Fried Asparagus

With lemon butter

desserts

Key Lime Pie
Banana Cream Pie

With Foster sauce

Havana Dream Pie
Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie

Cuisine: American Bistro, American Grill, American, New American, Modern Asian Barbecue, Modern American, American Brasserie, Seafood

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Juniper Spirits & Oysters

1244 North Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610

Midwest culture meets East Coast cuisine at Juniper Spirits & Oysters.

Juniper Spirits & Oysters menu

oysters

Market Oysters (6)

18

Fried Oysters (8)

Served with lemon, mignonette, and hot sauce

16

Oysters Rockefeller

Classic dish made with spinach and topped with panko and bacon

18

sandwiches & flatbreads

BLT Sliders

Nueske's bacon, brie, tomato jam, and arugula; served with shoestring fries

16

Lobster Roll

Poached Maine lobster, paprika, chive mayo, pickled celery, and fine herbs; served with shoestring fries

18

Farm Flatbread

Three-blend cheese, chives, and honey truffle

16

Claridge Flatbread

Cherry tomatoes, bacon, and caramelized onions; (vegetarian option available)

16

small plates

Watermelon Salad

Cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, feta cheese, watercress, mint, white balsamic and cardamom vinaigrette

15

Grill Marinated Shrimp

Spring garlic sauce and spicy potatoes

18

Crab Cakes

Chipotle aïoli and arugula salad

17

large plates

Lobster Risotto

Spring vegetables, Parmesan cheese, saffron, and truffle oil

27

1/2 Chicken

Roasted baby carrots, Fiddlehead ferns, and pea purée

26

Grilled Salmon

English peas, three-color quinoa, grilled broccolini, and lemon sauce

26

Scallops

Baby potatoes, grilled pineapple relish, and herb sauce

28

desserts

Housemade Chocolate Lava Cake

Strawberry-basil yogurt

10

Assorted Sorbet

7

cocktails

Mr. Claridge

Grey Goose vodka, English Breakfast tea, honey, lemon, and housemade thyme bitters

14

Gin & Tonic on Tap

Bombay Sapphire gin, chartreuse, and housemade grapefruit bitters

14

The Torrents of Spring

Beefeater Pink gin, lemon simple syrup, egg white, Peychaud's bitters, and mint

14

Jack Benny Goodman

Tanqueray gin infused with yuzu peel, Cointreau, lemon, and housemade Meyer lemon bitters; shaken with egg white

14

Pretty in Pink

Mezcal Union, Porto rum, ginger shrub, and egg white, with grapefruit and Prosecco

14

brunch cocktails

Claridge House Bloody

Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint vodka, heirloom tomato, banana pepper, horseradish-Dijon, B&B pickle, and celery salt

14

Sauvignon Blanc-Berry

Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom vodka, Nobilo sauvignon blanc, blackberry, and a mint sprig

14

A Lady's Breakfast

La Marca Prosecco, burnt orange, strawberry or blueberry marmalade, and fresh honey

14

dry cocktail

Mr. Cub

Blackberry and pineapple shrub, vanilla syrup, and soda water

8

El Tepache

Four-days fermented pinapple tepache, hibiscus tea infusion, and dry pinepple chips

8

Sloane's Secret

Lavender-infused blackerry syrup, lemon juice, and soda water

8

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lakeview

Juno

2638 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Despite it’s raw-focused menu, Juno brings the heat thanks to the artistry of Sushi Chef Byung Kyu (BK) Park.

Juno menu

cold and hot

Uni Shooter

Orange zest, cucumber, and wasabi caviar

5

Confit Chicken Wings

Pepper marmalade, kohlrabi, and togarashi

10

Mushroom Ramen

Corn, trumpet mushroom, Napa cabbage, egg, and housemade noodles

12

signature nigiri and maki

Juno King

Spicy king crab and tuna

10

Juno Queen

Spicy scallop and salmon

10

Ceviche

Tuna, white fish, and shrimp

15

Tako Maguro

Spicy octopus and spicy tuna

15

Sake Yaki

Grilled salmon and almond

15

Crisp Sake

Unagi eggroll and spicy salmon

15

Vegetable

Asparagus, kampya, and avocado

15

signature smoked

Hamachi

Shiitake and sweet corn

10

Sake

Ikura and yuzu

10

chef’s choice

Sashimi

42

Nigiri

40

sashimi

Chutoro

Medium fatty tuna from Australia

7

Otoro

Fatty tuna from Australia

10

Ají

Whole horse mackerel

market price

Hotate

Scallop

market price

sample omakase menu

$150 per guest; $75 per wine pairing

Oyster

Sancerre, La Croiz Poignant 2014

Ika Ume

Sancerre, La Croix Poignant 2014

Poached Quail Egg

Joto Daiginjo

Sashimi

Joto Daiginjo

Lobster

Ichinokura Mukansa

Nigiri

Mizbasho Yuki No Bosha

Gyu

Shichi Hon Yari

Temaki

Shichi Hon Yari

Tamago
Sweet Ending

Riesling, Columbia Valley 2014

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wrigleyville/Lakeview

Kai Sushi

3819 North Southport
Chicago, IL 60613

Entrust your dining experience to the pros at Kai Sushi in Lakeview and the South Loop.

Kai Sushi menu

appetizers

Seaweed Salad

5

Miso Soup

4

Cucumber Salad

4

Tuna Tataki

14

Tako Yaki

8

Sashimi Salad

8

Chicken Karaage

10

Tarabagani

12

makimono

Futo Maki

8

Negihama

7

Tekka

7

Alaskan

8

Unagi

7

Sweet Potato

6

Shrimp Tempura

9

Spider

10

special roll

3819

Seared albacore tuna, hamachi, fried shallots, and pesto; topped with avocado, spicy tomato purée, and grated egg yolk

15

Green Turtle

Salmon, mango, avocado, and masago; wrapped with soy paper

11

Chicago Cubs

Tuna, albacore, salmon, cilantro, jalapeño, and avocado rolled with fried shallots

17

Citrus Salmon

Fried shallots, jalapeño, red onion, and avocado roll; topped with citrus-ginger salmon and micro greens

14

vegan hoso maki

Avocado

5

Umeboshi

4

Shiitake

4

Mustard Leaf

4

Kampyo

4

nigiri or sashimi platter

10 piece chef's choice 25; 15 piece 30

sushi and sashimi

Tamago

6

Mackerel

6

Ikura

7

Fresh Water Eel

6

Madai

7

King Crab

9

Bonito

8

Shooter

8

hot food

Curry with Vegetable

12

Tofu Udon

12

Shrimp Udon

14

Curry with Chicken

14

Cuisine: Indian, Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine

Neighborhood: Suburbs - La Grange

Kama Bistro

9 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525

Visit Kama Bistro for fresh, from-scratch, fusion-style Indian cuisine.

Kama Bistro menu

small plates

Goan Mussels Curry

Fresh mussels in tamarind and coconut milk broth

Jumbo Prawn Molly

U-4 jumbo prawn in mustard seeds and lemon juice-flavored coconut milk sauce

Lamb Tacos

Spicy lamb, pico de gallo, corn tortillas, and crumbled homemade paneer

Tandoori Lamb Chops

Grilled lamb chops marinated in Kama’s Garam Masala and fresh rosemary

Ribs Namaste

16-spice achari rub, tamarind-glazed, and charcoal-smoked

Beef Tikka

Charcoal-smoked tender pieces of USDA Prime beef marinated in spices, yogurt, and ginger

Chili Crispy Potatoes

Crispy steak fries, chile-garlic tomato sauce, and bell peppers

Sweet Potato Chaat

Caramelized diced sweet yama, tamarind, and fresh lime sauce

Kama Lobster Bisque

Smooth, creamy soup seasoned with fresh ginger, fenugreek, and black pepper

Pork Belly Tacos

Crispy pork belly, tamarind barbecue-glazed, apple chutney, and charcoal-smoked

kama specials

Lamb Chop Masala

Tandoori lamb chops simmered in rosemary, garlic, and cashew-flavored creamy Roma tomato sauce

Lamb Shank Nihari

Braised lamb shank; clove, black cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon; served with lamb demi-glace flavored with cloves

Tandoori Sea Bass Kalimirch

Tandoori-grilled Chilean sea bass, black pepper-yogurt marinade, and Hawaiian black sea salt; served with baby spinach and cumin potatoes

Tandoori Sockeye Salmon

Tandoori-grilled wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, mango chutney salsa, toasted pine nuts and walnuts, and cumin potatoes

Swordfish Kerala Curry

Grilled swordfish, yamas, coconut milk, and tamarind and mustard seed-flavored south Indian curry

Prawn Bhujnee

Black tiger prawns and black pepper-flavored caramelized onion sauce

Tandoori Prime Rib-Eye

14oz charcoal-grilled USDA prime rib-eye; sautéed spinach and jeera aloo

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Neighborhood: Near North - Old Town

Kamehachi

1531 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Powered by three generations of Japanese-American women since opening its doors in 1967 in the heart of Old Town, Kamehachi is a favorite staple of Chicago’s sushi scene.

Kamehachi menu

from the sushi bar

assortments of nigiri, sashimi, maki mono, signature rolls, sushi, and sashimi combinations

from the raw bar

Oyster Shooter

Fresh seasonal oyster, quail egg, scallion, and ponzu

Hamachi Carpaccio

Thinly sliced hamachi with jalapeño and cilantro vinaigrette

Tuna Tataki

Seared tuna with avocado and chimichurri-ponzu

Sushi Ichiban

Chef's combination of nigiri and maki

Sashimi Zen

Chef's combination of assorted fresh fish

from the kitchen

Chicken Yakitori

Grilled chicken skewers with bell pepper, onion, and teriyaki glaze

Rock Shrimp

Sweet spicy glaze with frisée and citrus vinaigrette

Mushroom Toban Yaki

Japanese mushrooms sauteed in garlic, butter, and sake with Asiago polenta

Faroe Island Salmon Butter Ponzu

Ponzu-grilled salmon with tangy soy butter

Asian Lamb Chops

Ginger-soy marinade and kabocha farro

Gindara Saikyo

Miso-glazed black cod

Truffle Soba Noodles

Buckwheat noodles, shitake, white truffle oil, arugula, and grated Parmesan

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Katana

339 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Katana is an essential Japanese sushi and robata bar in Los Angeles, Dubai, and now in Chicago.

Katana menu

starters

Shishito

Japanese peppers, soy-garlic sauce, and bonito

11

Kaiso Salad

Mixed seaweed and ginger vinaigrette

Hanabi

Spicy tuna on crispy rice

16

Hamachi Diced

Yellowtail sashimi, jalapeño, ginger, and sizzling olive oil

19

Maguro Carpaccio

Tuna sashimi, truffle soy, avocado, and Parmesan

21

Toro Tataru

Toro and tuna tartare, quail egg, and caviar; prepared tableside; add premium uni 42

32

Yofu Zuke Sake

Marinated salmon sashimi, balsamic vinegar, capers, and hazelnut

robata grill

Gyu

Rib-eye

9

Wagyu Kosho

American Wagyu and black pepper sauce

12.50

Tako

Octopus, serrano-cilantro sauce, and toasted macadamia

20

Fireminyon

Bone-in filet mignon and grilled spring onion

25

Jidori Chicken

Free-range chicken, ginger relish, and yuzu kosho

13

Suzuki

Chilean seabass

8

Tako

Spanish octopus, olive oil, and salt

20

Organic Chicken

Free-range chicken, ginger relish, and yuzu kosho

13

Yakizakana

Seasonal robata grilled fish

Market Price

specialty rolls

fresh sushi sourced from around the world

Katana

Spicy tuna, tuna sashimi, jalapeño, and yuzu oil

20

Spicy Tako

Spanish octopus, spicy tuna, jalapeño, and sweet soy

20

sushi

sushi specials fresh daily

Salmon (Sake)
Yellowtail (Hamachi)
Tuna (Akami)

Cuisine: Brasserie, French, Seafood

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Kiki's Bistro

900 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610

For over 25 years, Kiki's Bistro has offered a warm and welcome taste of France in the heart of Chicago.

Kiki's Bistro menu

les appetizers

Soupe à l'Oignon

Traditional French onion soup baked with Gruyère cheese

7.75

Pâté de Foie de Canard

Homemade smoked duck liver pâté with petite salade

10.95

Escargots de Bourgogne

Snails with Pernod-garlic butter

11.50

Kiki's Frog Legs

Served in a lightly herbed white wine cream sauce

12.50

Daily Oyster Selection

15.50

Pâté de Canard

Homemade country duck pâté with pistachio nuts; served with traditional condiments

10.95

Pan-Rosted Foie Gras

Served with red cabbage, brioche crisp, and Sherry gastrique

16.25

les salades

Red Beet Salad

Mixed greens, green beans, toasted almonds, and walnuts in a hazelnut vinaigrette

7.25

Salade Lyonnaise

Frisée lettuce, warm poached egg, and lardons in a warm bacon vinaigrette

8.75

les entrées

Margret de Canard

Sautéed breast of duck and leg confit, braised red cabbage, wild rice, and green peppercorn sauce

28.75

Poulet Rôti

Roasted chicken marinated in olive oil, garlic, and Provençal herbs; served with mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes

20.95

Steak Pommes Frites

Grilled top sirloin steak served with hand-cut shoestring potatoes and beurre maître d'hotel

23.95

Vegetable Plate

28.50

Foie de Veau

Sautéed calf liver with pearl onions, braised red cabbage, and red wine vinegar sauce

23.95

Trout Amandine

Served with green beans and mashed potatoes

27.75

Grilled Filet Mignon

Foie gras mousse and bouquetière of vegetables

34.75

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Whipped potatoes, ratatouille, green beans, haricots verts, and Provençal sauce

33.75

Narvarian d'Agneau Printanier

Traditional lamb stew with potatoes, green beans, carrots, and turnips

26.75

les desserts

Crème Brûlée

With a layer of chocolate at the bottom

7.50

Tarte aux Pommes

Warm apple tart with cinnamon ice cream and caramel sauce

7.50

Croustade de Poire

Poached pear atop a crunchy phyllo pastry with sliced almonds, caramel sauce, and crème anglaise

7.75

Profiteroles au Chocolat

Homemade choux stuffed with vanilla ice cream and topped with hot chocolate sauce

8.25

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine, Pastries/Desserts, Gourmet Breakfast

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Kingsbury Street Cafe

1523 North Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60642

This sleek, modern space has the smart, clean look that puts you at ease the moment you walk in.

Kingsbury Street Cafe menu

breakfast

Kingsbury Cafe Breakfast

Two farm fresh eggs, roasted tomato, herb fingerling potatoes, and a cheddar scone with choice of maple-glazed bacon or housemade turkey breakfast patties

12

Shrimp Egg White Frittata

Jumbo shrimp, tomato, and spinach

16

Garden Tofu Scramble with Miso

Spinach, red pepper, mushroom, organic tofu, miso, herb potatoes, and vegan breakfast patties; served with vegan bread and butter

13

Piggy Moo Cluck Sandwich

Overeasy eggs, ham, maple-glazed bacon, cheddar cheese, and ciabatta with herb potatoes

11

Lemon Pancakes

Fresh blueberries, crème anglaise, and lemon sauce

12

Whole Wheat Carrot Pancakes

With maple cream cheese and pecans

12

lunch

Roasted Beet Salad

Arugula, edamame, goat cheese, red onions, and red wine vinaigrette dressing

14

Spring Chopped Salad

Asparagus, radicchio, roasted corn, broccoli, eggs, tomatoes, avocado, romaine, goat cheese, red onions, and creamy lemon dressing

14

Bánh Mì

Choice of pork belly, chicken, tofu, or spicy shrimp (add five) with pickled daikon and carrot, cilantro, spicy mayo, and freshly baked baguette

12

Vegan "Tuna" Melt

Chickpeas, roasted tomato, vegan Dijonnaise, and vegan cheddar on multigrain bread

11

All-Natural Beef Burger

All-natural beef, crispy bacon, sautéed mushrooms, onions, lettuce, tomato, and pickle; served with fries

13

brunch

Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding

Orange, blueberries, strawberries, almond milk, agave, and sliced almonds

8

Deviled Eggs

Crispy chorizo, cheddar, and Spanish paprika

9

Quiche Lorraine or Mushroom Quiche

Served with petite salad

14

Salmon Hash with Poached Eggs

Leeks, trio of peppers, tater tots, and sour cream

16

Kingsbury Eggs Benedict

Poached eggs with pulled barbecue chicken, spinach, hollandaise, and herb potatoes

14

Weekend Stuffed French Toast

Ask server for selection

14

Croque Madame

Ham, Gruyère, béchamel sauce, and a sunnyside egg; served with a salad

14

dinner

Grilled Rosemary Brie

Honey-poached pear, goji berries, rosemary, and grilled white baguette

10

Kingsbury Chopped Salad

Romaine, butternut squash, radicchio, roasted corn, broccoli, eggs, tomatoes, chickpeas, avocado, roasted kale chips, and creamy lemon dressing

14

Roasted Coconut Curry Chicken

Boneless leg and thigh, purple sweet potatoes, taro roots, lotus root, green onions, crispy taro, and jasmine rice

22

Kimchi Burger

All natural beef, grilled pineapple, spinach, spicy kimchi, and pea sprout with spicy mayo

15

Tamarind Jumbo Prawn Tacos

Citrus oranges, carrots, cabbage, jalapeño, cilantro-Asian slaw, roasted salsa, and corn tortillas; served with black beans and jasmine rice

19

Cuisine: Japanese

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

1482 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Ramen restaurants have been all the rage in the country over the last few years, and there’s been a proliferation of them in Chicago as of late.

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya menu

ramen

Garlic Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen

Creamy, full of garlic paste, and extra rich, this is the hottest item

Yuzu Shio

A light, refreshing broth with a citrusy aroma and taste

Chicken Rich

Perfect choice for anyone who doesn't want pork, this creamy option is entirely chicken-based

Miso Ramen

Using a red bean paste imported from Hokkaido, Japan, this miso is earthy and complex, with deep flavor that emulates the spirit of northern Japan's style of ramen

Vegetable Ramen

For vegetarians, it is also available gluten free. This is a tasty choice with a spicy kick. The broth is made from kelp stock and blended with miso, sesame, and soy sauce

Spicy Ramen

Rich pork broth with a blend of chili, garlic, and spices

Tsukemen Dipping Noodles

These dipping noodles offer a unique dining experience, the broth comes extra concentrated with the noodles on the side. Dip the noodles into the broth then slurp and ask for the clear broth to dilute the cup so it becomes drinkable

Shoyu Ramen

Flavored with a slighly sweet soy sauce base from the Yamaguchi prefecture in Japan

Shio Ramen

Broth composed of French sea salt, kelp, and bonito

izakaya

Chicken Karaage

Marinated chicken thigh that is lightly battered and fried, resulting in a crispy shell with tender, juicy meat inside; comes with spicy mayo and a lemon

Takoyaki

Octopus tentacles inside a potato dough and fried so the outside is crisp while the inside is soft and chewy. Comes drizzled in Japanese barbecue sauce and mayo with a garnish of bonito flakes and parsley

Onigiri

A riceball wrapped in seaweed with a choice of filling: bonito, tuna mayo, or shiso-konbu; popular in Japan for its easiness to eat and transport

Potato Croquette

A soft, potato filling, with a crispy outside. Great vegetarian option that comes on a bed of cabbage, with a drizzle of Japanese barbecue sauce

Spinach Goma-ae

Boiled spinach with house-made sesame dressing

Geso Karaage

Traditional deep-fried squid tentacles with Japanese citrus and chili pepper sprinkled on top

Cuisine: Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Neighborhood: Loop - South Loop

Kurah Mediterranean

1355 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Kurah is actually a famous mystical olive grove in Lebanon, but Kurah Mediterranean in the South Loop is the perfect relaxing escape from the city, right here in Chicago.

Kurah Mediterranean menu

appetizers

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Stuffed with goat cheese and pecans, wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon, and drizzled with pomegranate syrup

9

Hummus

Served with Persian cucumbers, tomatoes, and warm pita; topped with cilantro and pine nuts; add chicken or beef 3

7

Rosemary-Infused Baba Ghanoush

Macerated eggplant with homemade yogurt; served with warm pita

7

Spinach and Onion Pies

Served with roasted eggplant and tomato confit; add feta 1

6

Stuffed Grape Leave Combo

Six vegetarian and six meat hand-rolled grape leaves stuffed with rice and beef or mushrooms; served with a side of homemade yogurt-dill sauce

12

Seafood Ceviche

Tilapia, shrimp, and scallops boiled fresh and topped with lime juice, cilantro, jalapeños, red onions, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes

9

Kubbeh Tripoli

Deep-fried dumplings stuffed with beef and pine nuts; served with cucumbers, roasted red peppers, and a yogurt-dill dressing

12

Tabbouleh

Parsley-bulgur wheat salad with tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, green onion, and fresh mint; mixed with lemon dressing and served with crispy pita bread

6

Jerusalem Salad

Diced Persian cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, lemon, tahini, and olive oil

7

Kurah Sampler

A sampler portion of the three most popular dips: hummus, garlic smash, and baba ghanoush; served with warm pita

12

Lebanese Sampler

A selection of the best appetizers, including two bacon dates, two falafel, and two kubbeh

14

entrées

Roasted Quail

Served on a bed of seasoned rice with a grilled vegetable skewer and a toasted sesame seed-pomegranate syrup

17

Herb-Crusted Baked Salmon

Served on a bed of spinach, mushrooms, onion, and tomato wedges; topped with shoestring potatoes

26

Braised Lamb Shank

Braised for hours, this tender shank is marinated with fresh rosemary, thyme, oregano, apricots, raisins, almonds, figs, and fingerling potatoes

29

Rack of Lamb

Marinated and grilled to order; served with a side of vegetables and spicy potatoes

36

The Kurah Lamb Burger

A 1/2lb lamb burger with caramelized onions, feta cheese, and a rosemary-garlic aïoli; served on a pretzel bun with a side of hand-cut steak fries and homemade Kalamata aïoli dipping sauce

16

flatbread

Traditional Meat

Freshly made pita topped with a traditional kifta and tahini spread; mixed with pine nuts

10

Eggplant

Freshly made pita topped with eggplant and tomato confit and sprinkled with feta cheese; add kifta 2

8

dessert

Chocolate Walnut Baklava

Thin flaky phyllo dough layered with dark chocolate and walnuts; served with a honey reduction on the side

5

Rose-Infused Flan

Spanish flan with an infusion of rosewater, sprinkled with pistachios, and topped with a fresh fig (when in season)

7

Cuisine: American Bistro

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

LOCKWOOD

Lobby of the Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Lockwood Restaurant, located in the historic Palmer House Hilton, is a perfect destination for farm-to-table cuisine in an elegant environment.

LOCKWOOD menu

starters

Potato Gnocchi

Ratatouille, goat cheese, rooftop basil

Local Baby Lettuces

Radish, cerignola olive, ciabatta, buttermilk

Baby Beets

Shepherd's Hope cheese, Cara Cara orange, watercress

Caesar

Garlic croutons, white anchovy, house dressing

Balsamic Glazed Lamb Ribs

Polenta, grilled scallion, anchovy pesto

entrées

Faroe Islands Salmon

Baby squash, crispy polenta, aged balsamic

Alaskan Halibut

Fava beans, smoked fingerling potato, fines herbs, oyster sauce

Housemade Ricotta Ravioli

Rapini, candied garlic, brown butter, chili flake

Slagel Family Farm Half Chicken

Root vegetables, red norland potato, summer savory

Pork Porterhouse

Bacon fat greens, 3 Sister's white corn spoonbread, apricot mostarda

Slagel Family Farm New York Strip

Creamed Swiss chard, duck fat potatoes, black pepper sauce

Filet Mignon

Melted spring onions, bone marrow bread pudding, Big Wood's blue

bar menu

Calamari Fritto Misto

Semolina breading, lemon, and cocktail sauce

Seasonal Flat Bread

Prosciutto, rapini, smoked onion, and taleggio

Charcuterie Platter

Selection of fra'mani cured meats, pickled vegetables, mustard, and grilled sourdough

Tacos of the Day

House salsa, avocado, and queso fresco

tasting menu

Offering a seasonal tasting menu daily

prix fixe menu

Offering a seasonal 3-course menu daily

Cuisine: Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine, Pan-European, Polish

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Bucktown

LOKaL Chicago

1904 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

LOKaL is a modern, Polish-inspired restaurant and lounge located in Wicker Park. With the atmosphere of a hip art gallery, this restaurant and lounge has a warm look with bare brick walls, exposed ducts, retro chairs, and an overall cool feel.

LOKaL Chicago menu

starters

Mussels

Shaved shallots, garlic, beer froth, fresh herbs, and grilled baguette

12

Tuna Tartare

Pickled shallots, cornichons, Dijon herb aïoli, and potato gaufrettes

11

Farm Smoked Kielbasa

Dill potato salad, marinated beets, and caramelized onions

13

salads

Roasted Beets

Arugula, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, and citrus vinaigrette

10

Spinach Salad

Lentils, warm bacon vinaigrette, and fried egg

9

pierogi

Potato Pierogi

Scallion cream

8

Mushroom Pierogi

Herb butter

8

sandwiches

Zapiekanka

French bread, sautéed mushrooms, onions, and melted Parmesan

7

Grilled Polish Sausage Sandwich

Apple-taragon slaw, Gruyère cheese, herb aïoli, and black bread

11

Wagyu Burger

Pickle aïoli, arugula, tomato, red onion, and brioche bun

12

market specials

Goat Cheese Risotto

Asparagus, butternut squash, truffle, and Parmesan crisp

14

Fish of the Day

Grilled new potatoes, spinach, caper-parsley relish, and shaved fennel

16

Duck Leg Confit

Cherry plum compote, watercress salad, and sherry vinaigrette

15

Braised Pork Shank

Horseradish mashed potatoes, pickled pears, and honey jus

18

Pork Tenderloin

Potato pancake, chanterelle mushroom cream, and apple-radish salad

19

brunch

French Toast

Fresh whip, orange-maple syrup, and seasonal fruit

9

Nutella Frites

Banana, Nutella, and strawberry sauce

9

LOKaL Sandwich

Fried eggs, oven tomatoes, arugula, smoked Polish, and sesame aïoli

8

Watercress Bella Omelet

Portobello, goat cheese, watercress, and roasted potatoes

9

Pork Belly and Eggs

Poached eggs, apple cider gastrique, and roasted potatoes

13

Potato Pancake

Dill crème fraîche, caramelized onion, and two eggs your way

8

Chicken Croissant

Fig tomato compote, herb aïoli, and coleslaw

10

Ahi Tuna Pita

Horseradish aïoli, tomato, and mixed greens

10

Bottomless Bloody Marys

9

Bottomless Mimosas

7

Cuisine: American Grill, Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

LUXBAR

18 East Bellevue Place
Chicago, IL 60611

LUXBAR is the furthest evolution of the neighborhood bar.

LUXBAR menu

appetizers

Sweet Chile Fried Calamari

Nichols Farm bell peppers and hoisin-chile sauce

15.25

Truffle Fries

Freshly-grated Parmesan and garlic aïoli

9.75

Warm Pretzel

Artisanal pretzel, Local Folks mustard, and LUX pub cheese

9

Traditional Hummus

With assorted fresh vegetables and pita

10.50

salads

Tuna Niçoise Salad

Fennel and black pepper-crusted seared tuna, arugula, Kalamata olives, haricots verts, baby red potatoes, and Dijon-shallot vinaigrette

16.75

Nichols Farm Roasted Beet

La Clare Farm goat cheese, fennel, hazelnuts, mâche, and lemon vinaigrette

10.50

Filet Mignon and Iceberg Wedge

Tomatoes, house-smoked whiskey bacon, and Point Reyes blue cheese dressing

18.25

sandwiches

LUX Club

Roasted turkey, avocado, Jack cheese, cucumber, and chipotle mayo

12.50

Apple Barbecued Fried Chicken

House-smoked whiskey bacon, cheddar, apple coleslaw, and Seedling Farms apple cider barbecue

12

Classic Club

Roasted chicken, fried Phil's egg, Nueske bacon, mayo, and brioche bread

12.75

Veggie Burger

House veggie patty, arugula, and hot pink mayo on a rolled oat bun

11

entrées

Skuna Bay Salmon

Farro and grilled mushroom vinaigrette

22.50

Steak Frites

NY strip steak, red wine reduction, maître d' butter, and fries

32.50

Buttermilk Fried Half Chicken

Miller’s Farm Indiana chicken, Raines Farm honey, fries, and slaw

16

Marinated Prime Skirt Steak

USDA Gibsons Prime Angus with giardiniera or sautéed onions and Yukon gold mashed potatoes

24.75

breakfast

Country-Style Corned Beef Hash

Hand-cut potatoes, caramelized onions, three Phil's eggs any style, and toast

12

House-Cured Skuna Bay Salmon

Bagel, cream cheese, sweet onion, capers, cucumber, and tomato

11.75

Veggie Benedict

Sautéed spinach, vine-ripened tomatoes, wild herb hollandaise, and hash browns

10

Breakfast Burrito

Phil’s scrambled eggs, Dos Mamacitas chorizo, bell peppers, onions, black beans, red chile sauce, pico de gallo, and Chihuahua cheese

11.50

Fresh Berry Belgian Waffle

Fresh berry sauce, whipped cream, and toasted almonds

9

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

LYFE Kitchen

413 North Clark Street
,

LYFE Kitchen is a revolutionary restaurant concept based on the philosophy that great tasting food can be good for you, the community, and the planet.

LYFE Kitchen menu

breakfast

Spinach and Avocado Frittata

Organic egg whites, scallions, and cheddar; served with chipotle potato hash and salsa fresca

6.99

Quinoa Buttermilk Pancakes

Served with fresh berries, yogurt, and pure maple syrup

5.99

Greek Yogurt Bowl

Served with fresh blueberries, pomegranate, chia seeds, and toasted almonds

4.50

Egg and Turkey Sausage Sandwich

LYFE eggs, turkey sausage, tomato, arugula, and cheddar on a whole grain English muffin

6.50

lunch/dinner

Edamame Hummus and Veggies

Made fresh daily and served with crunchy vegetables and flatbread crisps

6.50

Unfried Buffalo Chicken Strips

Tossed in spicy “hot wings” sauce and served with farmhouse pickles

6.99

Farmers' Market

Organic greens, blackberries, pickled onions, spiced pecans, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette

8.99

Quinoa Crunch Bowl

Quinoa tabbouleh, fresh crunchy vegetables, avocado, arugula, edamame hummus, chipotle vinaigrette, and fireman’s hot sauce

8.99

Margherita Flatbread

Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil, and pomodoro sauce

8.49

Roasted Mushroom and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Roasted onions, fresh herbs, and pomegranate-balsamic drizzle

9.99

Fish Tacos

Grilled mahi mahi, chayote slaw, avocado, cilantro, green onion, and chipotle aïoli; served on warm corn tortillas with salsa fresca on the side

9.99

Farmhouse Burger

100-percent grass-fed beef, organic romaine, tomato, red onion, farmhouse pickle, and Dijonnaise on a multigrain bun (Vegan Garden™ Burger upon request)

8.79

Art’s Unfried Chicken and Garden ™ Chicken

With roasted Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, dried cranberries, cashew cream, and Dijon vinaigrette

6.99

Roasted Fresh Salmon, Tomato, and Fennel

Sustainably raised salmon served with pan-steamed fennel, red onion, broccoli, and zesty tomato sauce

15.50

Chile, Ginger, and Veggie Stir-Fry

11.99

Thai Curry Bowl

With broccoli, eggplant, peppers, peas, whole grain wheatberries, and Thai basil

11.99

Tal's Grain Bowl

Stir-fried vegetables and Garedein™ beefless tips served over quinoa, black rice, and cilantro; served with sweet chile-ginger sauce

11.99

Grass-Fed Steak

100-percent grass-fed beef; served with roasted seasonal vegetables and garlic-parsley jus

20.99

dessert

Chocolate Budino

Dark chocolate mousse with pomegranate-soaked chia seeds and toasted almonds

3.99

Banana Chia Budino

Made with coconut milk, chia seeds, and nutmeg crunch

3.99

lyfe waters

Orange Ginger Chia

Freshly squeezed orange juice, filtered water, lime, ginger, mint, and chia seeds

2.99

Cucumber Mint

Fresh cucumber juice, mint, lime, and agave

2.99

Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

La Cantina

71 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

With nods from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, La Cantina not only distinguishes itself as a great spot for steak and chops, but also for wine aficionados.

La Cantina menu

antipasti

Calamari

Fried or grilled squid

insalata

Seafood Salad

Chilled octopus, calamari, and shrimp, marinated in mild giardiniera and extra virgin olive oil

Caprese Salad

Sliced tomato, onion, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, and vinaigrette

“the village classics”

Manicotti

Oven-baked “housemade” crêpes with seasoned ricotta filling; served with tomato or cream sauce

Fettuccine Alfredo

Flat noodles in a sauce of garlic, cream, butter, Parmesan, and Romano cheese

Three Cheese Ravioli

Pillow-shaped pasta filled with mascarpone, mozzarella, and ricotta cheeses in a light cherry tomato-garlic sauce

specialita della casa

includes salad or soup, choice of mostaccioli, cottage fries, or fresh vegetables

Veal Saltimbocca “Scallopine”

Topped with prosciutto and sautéed in a white wine and light tomato-sage sauce

Veal Piccata “Scallopine”

Sautéed with lemon and capers in a white wine-butter sauce

Broiled Italian Sausage

Green peppers, onion, and mushrooms in a tomato sauce

Eggplant Parmigiana

Thick round slices baked with panko breadcrumbs, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese; served with mostaccioli

la cantina chophouse specialities

Veal Chop

14oz

“Center-Cut” Filet Mignon

12oz

frutta di mare

includes salad or cup of soup

Seafood Ravioli

Handmade and filled with whitefish, scallops, and shrimp in a creamy tomato sauce with shrimp and scallops

Cacciucco

Tuscan seafood stew with caramelized fennel, fresh fish, scallops, calamari, and clams in a tomato-garlic-saffron-herb broth

Cuisine: Mexican

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

La Josie

740 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Situated in the West Loop, La Josie is a family-owned Mexican restaurant that specializes in classic Jalisco dishes.

La Josie menu

ceviches

single 12; trio 22; molcajete 20

Camarón

Tiger shrimp, cucumber, jicama, avocado, and pico de gallo

Huachinango

Red snapper, pineapple marinade, avocado, cucumber, and pico de gallo

Mahi Mahi

Passionfruit marinade, avocado, onion, cilantro, and serrano chile

guacamole

single 10; molcajete 18; trio 20

Piña

Grilled pineapple, habanero, pico de tomatillo, and cilantro

botanas (appetizers)

Chorizo Queso Fundido

Melted Chihuahua and Oaxaca cheese and housemade Mexican sausage

12

Mariscada

Spanish octopus, grilled calamari, tiger shrimp, and habanero aïoli slaw

18

Quesadillas Vegetarianas

Zucchini, corn, Manchego cheese, black beans, crema, and Papilla chile salsa

13

tres tacos

order of three with your choice of filling

Carnitas

Baked pork shoulder, savoy cabbage, roasted peanuts, and roasted habanero salsa

16

Pollo a la Parilla

Grilled Amish chicken, grilled corn salad, queso fresco, and salsa cruda

16

Al Pastor

Mexico City-style adobo pork, onion, grilled pineapple, cilantro, and salsa roja

16

Panela

Grilled panela cheese, cilantro, roasted poblano rajas, black beans, and salsa roja

14

enchiladas

Salsa verde or mole sauce; choice of filling

Pollo

Oven-roasted Amish chicken

18

Tres Quesos

Queso Chihuahua, Oaxaca, and fresco cheeses

16

Rajas Poblanas

Poblano pepper rajas, queso Chihuahua, Oaxaca, and fresco cheeses

16

para compartir (to share)

Pollo Rostizado

Oven-roasted Amish chicken, black beans, Mexican rice, and choice of housemade sweet spicy rub or mole

19 half; 33 whole

Parrillada

Grilled skirt steak, chicken breast, housemade chorizo, green onions, micro greens, and rajas poblanas

45; serves 2

platos fuertes (mains)

Chapuzón

Grilled Spanish octopus, tilapia, tiger shrimp, romaine salad, epazote rice, and micro cilantro

26

Tampiqueña

Mole enchilada, rajas poblanas, and choice of grilled skirt steak or chicken breast

25

Huachinango

Grilled red snapper fillet, pico de mango, epazote rice, green mix salad, cilantro, and chipotle vinaigrette

23

los postres (desserts)

Homemade Churros

Churro cajeta helado and chocolate sauce

15

Flourless Chocolate Flan

Hazelnut gelato, fresh fruit, raspberry sauce, and dulce de leche

12

tragos (cocktails)

Noche Pasada

El Buho mezcal, demerara, Fernet-Branca, and lemon

14

Hechizera

Larceny bourbon, gingerbread, lemon, mango, and blackberries

14

Mezcal Margarita

Banhez mezcal, organic agave nectar, and lime

14

Cuisine: Italian, Italian: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

La Storia Ristorante

1154 North Dearborn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

La Storia Ristorante is a restaurant steeped in local history in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.

La Storia Ristorante menu

antipasti

freddo

Salumi

Chef's selection of salumi, cheese, and accompaniments

Caprese

Mozzarella di bufala, heirloom tomato, pesto, and eight-year balsamic

Agrodolce Salad

Watercress, arugula, pear, smoked mozzarella, rasberry mostarda vinaigrette, and crispy candied guanciale

Kale Caesar

Golden raisins, pine nuts, Parmigiano-Reggiano, capers, tomato mascarpone, and anchovy aïoli

caldo

Stewed Calamari

Spicy tomato sauce, capers, garlic, olives, and rosemary

Grilled Octopus

Fennel, sunchoke, sunflower, and olive oil

Meatballs

Tomato sauce, pecorino, and pine nut crumble

Cauliflower

Thyme, breadcrumbs, brown butter, pecorino, and pickled chiles

primi

all pastas are made in house

Pappardelle

Pork and veal Bolognese and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Rigatoni

Crispy lamb sausage, fontina, rapini, and rosemary

Spaghetti

Tomato purée, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and basil

Gnocchi

Winter truffle, Pecorino-Romano, black pepper, and olive oil

secondi

Cioppino

Market fish, mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, and puttanesca

Branzino

Mediterranean sea bass, mushroom and scallop mousse, leeks, and white wine

Salmon

Chanterelle, olives, rapini, cipollini, and salsa verde

Swordfish

Lentils, cauliflower purée, tomato confit, and lemon

Chicken Milanese

Crispy chicken, chicken liver mousse, crispy capers, watercress, and arugula

Pork Chop

Peperonata, farro, and plum-balsamic reduction

Chicago Cut Bistecca (Serves Two)

Allen Bros. bone-in rib-eye, white beans, and rosemary

Cuisine: Italian, Italian: Contemporary, Pastries/Desserts, Pizza

Neighborhood: Near North - Streeterville

Labriola Chicago

535 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Labriola Chicago brings together the many passions of Chicago’s premier artisan baker Rich Labriola.

Labriola Chicago menu

small plates for sharing

Garlic Knots

Croissant dough and garlic butter

Burrata

Heirloom tomatoes, basil oil, and aged balsamic

Prince Edward Island Mussels

Crushed tomatoes or wine sauce

Toasted Ravioli "Nachos"

Braised beef, cheese sauce, Calabrian chilis, cherry tomatoes, and giardiniera

Braciole

Braised short rib, red wine demi, and cheesy polenta

salad

Arugula

Truffle honey, goat cheese, pears, black pepper, and lemon vinaigrette

Chicken Milanese Caesar

Romaine, arugula, kale, radicchio, shaved cauliflower, Parmesan, and lemon Caesar dressing

Sicilian Seafood Salad

Shrimp, calamari, octopus, and lemon vinaigrette

imported pastas

Cacio e Pepe

Thick spaghetti, Caciocavallo, ricotta, pecorino, and black pepper

Baked Lasagna

Herbed ricotta, mozzarella, and marinara

Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi

Cherry tomato sauce, Parmesan, and micro basil

Handmade Four Cheese Ravioli

Brown butter sauce with crispy sage and shaved pecorino

house specialties

Chicken Vesuvio

Double breast of chicken, fresh peas, roasted potatoes, white wine, and roasted garlic

Seared Salmon

New Zealand Ora King salmon, roasted artichokes, potatoes, and salsa verde

Italian Pepper Steak

USDA choice Angus 10oz skirt steak with tri-color peppers, onions, big Tuscan demi, and Parmesan risotto

Double-Thick Berkshire Pork Chop

Fresh herb oregano crust, sautéed broccolini, and cracked mustard demi

housemade pizza

Signature Artisan Pizza

Ciabatta-style dough with extra virgin olive oil to develop a crispier crust. Organic imported tomatoes, plus local and artisan meats and cheese, create unique flavors on a crust characterized by large air bubbles throughout

Chicago Thin Crust

Traditional Chicago-style thin pizza with a perfect ratio of crust, sauce, and cheese. The contrast of a crispy crust, herbs, and spices in the sauce and richness of the lightly browned cheese offer a balanced and flavorful experience

Chicago Deep Dish

Their focaccia-style pan dough is double-proofed and lined with mozzarella, resulting in a caramelized cheese crust that is crispy on the outside while light and fluffy in the center

Cuisine: Contemporary Bistro

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Le Bar

20 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Nestled inside the Sofitel Chicago, Le Bar pays homage to the hotel’s sweeping architecture.

Le Bar menu

menu items

Crab Cakes

Avocado purée, radishes, and chipotle aïoli

Farmers Market Flatbread

Caramelized onions, bacon lardons, and fromage blanc

Sofitel Mag Mile Burger

Pretzel bread, bacon, cheddar cheese, and Boursin aïoli

Mr. & Mrs.

Nueske ham, Gruyère cheese, and sunnyside-up egg

signature cocktails

Peche Mule

Absolut Elyx, ginger, and peach

The Twisted Pepa

Bache Gabrielsen, Grey Goose, Cointreau, and lemon

What’s The Word?

Vida mezçal, green chartreuse, and cherry liqueur

The Pink Lady

Don Julio blanco, muddled watermelon, Cointreau, and agave

Peary Afternoon

Skyy pear, honey syrup, and fresh ginger

The Zen Master

Bombay Sapphire, agave, yellow chartreuse, and matcha

La Belle Vie

Cachaça, muddled raspberry, and passionfruit

Spiced Scofflaw

Old Forester, Carpano Antica, whisky barrel bitters, and lemon

Smokeshow

Zacapa 12, Cynar, Benedictine, Laphroig, and absinthe rinse

Martinque’s Punch

Plantation rhum, clement, coconut water, and lime

Summertime Chi

Effen, cucumber, mint, and lime

The Riveria Retox

Tanquery, Aperol, kombucha, and grapefruit

Cuisine: Vietnamese, Vegan/Vegetarian

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Le Colonial

937 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Le Colonial, located on bustling Rush Street, transports guests to another time and place, vividly recapturing the beauty, romance, and spirit of 1920s French colonial Southeast Asia.

Le Colonial menu

soups

Phô

Hearty oxtail soup with rice noodles, beef tenderloin, and aromatic herbs

9

Canh Hoanh Ton

Seafood dumplings in a clear broth with fresh herbs

8

appetizers

Cha Gio

Vietnamese spring rolls made with shrimp, pork, and mushrooms

12

Bo Bia

Soft salad roll with julienned vegetables, herbs, and a sweet dipping sauce

12

Chao Tom

Grilled shrimp wrapped around sugarcane with angel hair noodles, lettuce, mint, and peanut sauce

13

Banh Cuon

Steamed Vietnamese ravioli served with chicken, cremini mushrooms, and flat rice noodles; steamed and served with lime-garlic sauce

12

side dishes

Ca Tim Nuong

Grilled eggplant in a spicy basil-lime sauce

10

Com Chien

House-fried rice with chicken and vegetables

11

salads

Goi Bun So

Grilled sea scallops, garlic noodle salad, roasted peanuts, and fresh herbs

14

Bo Luc Lac

Salad of warm seared filet mignon; served over watercress

14

Goi Ga Xoai

Grilled chicken, mango, mesclun greens, tomato, and cucumber; served with tamarind dressing

13

main courses

Ca Chien Saigon

Vietnamese, crisp-seared, whole red snapper with a light, spicy-sour sauce

market price

Ca Hap

Steamed fillet of Chilean sea bass with cellophane noodles, mushrooms, scallions, and ginger

market price

Mi Xao Don Chay

Crispy noodles with tofu and stir-fried mixed vegetables

21

Ga Xao Xa Ot

Wok-seared lemongrass chicken over portobello mushrooms; served with a basil-chile sauce

24

Bun Thit Nuong

Barbecued pork over angel hair noodles with mesclun greens and lime-garlic sauce

22

Bo Bitet Tom Nuong

Grilled filet mignon and sautéed shrimp; served with tomato rice pilaf

32

Cuisine: French

Neighborhood: Near North - Streeterville

Les Nomades

222 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611

A bastion of refinement, an oasis of tranquility and civilized dining, a hidden gem, these and countless other phrases have been coined to describe the sensory feast that awaits in the charming little brownstone on east Ontario Street in Chicago's bustling downtown "Streeterville" neighborhood.

Les Nomades menu

le menu

early menu order by 5:30; three courses 70 prix-fixe menu three courses 100 prix-fixe menu four courses 118 prix-fixe menu five courses 133 tasting menu 185

plats premiers

Langoustine Ravioli

Seared scallop and coconut curry sauce

Asparagus Risotto

With wild mushroom ragoût, basil goat cheese sauce, and celeriac espuma

Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Daily preparation

Grilled Calamari

Confit fennel and tomato and escabeche

Escargots

Yellow tomato coulis and Roquefort cheese

deuxième

Duck Consommé

Star anise, water chestnut, shiitake mushroom, and chicken dumpling

Warm Lobster and Shrimp Salad

Mango dressing and taro root chip

Artisan Greens

Marinated vegetables, hazelnut-crusted goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette

les poissons

Sautéed Spanish Turbot

Quinoa, watermelon radish, saffron pomme Macaire, and English pea sauce

Grilled Scottish Salmon

Wild rice, tapenade, cucumber and beet salad, and eggless béarnaise

Sautéed Loup de Mer

Freekeh wheat and bouillabaisse sauce

les viandes et les volailles

Roasted Duck Breast and Confit Duck Leg

Savoy cabbage and green peppercorn sauce

Braised Beef Short Rib

Root vegetables, trumpet royale mushrooms, and bordelaise sauce

Veal Sweetbread, Game Jus; and Roasted Venison Loin, Red Wine-Garlic Sauce

Couscous and lentils, blue corn grits, roasted carrot, and confit shallot

Duo of Slow-Roasted Veal and Lamb Loin

Pommes purées, eggplant, and lamb jus au thyme

les fromages et les desserts

Notable Artisan Cheeses
Vanilla Bean Mille-Feuille

With fresh berries

Classic Soufflés

Choose Grand Marnier, lemon, raspberry, hazelnut, or passionfruit

Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake

With liquid cassis ganâche center and vanilla ice cream

Fresh Apple Tart

With green apple sorbet

Cuisine: Central/Latin American

Neighborhood: Suburbs - Skokie

Libertad

7931 Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077

Self-dubbed a "culinary adventure into the Latin American landscape," Libertad is inspired by a mosaic of Brazilian, Mexican, and Argentinean cuisines.

Libertad menu

fish

Camarones

Shrimp, carrots, Shishito peppers, chile de árbol, charred lemon, garlic, and pomegranate seeds

18

Pulpo

Spanish octopus, housemade chorizo, fingerling potatoes, scallions, grape tomatoes, spiced garbanzo, and lemon vinaigrette

18

Veneras

Scallops, black rice, long beans, and yuzu-habanero-butter sauce

19

Salmón

Sesame crusted Scottish salmon, Peruvian potato purée, escabeche, chive oil, and Thai pepper vinaigrette

18

Cangrejo

Pan-seared lump crab cake, papaya-jicama relish, jalapeño aïoli, and a balsamic reduction

16

meat

Pollo

Roasted chicken breast, bacon-Brussels sprouts rice, and pistachio mole verde

16

Asada

Skirt steak, tomato, chipotle-goat cheese, yuca frites, and chimichurri

18

Flautas

Chicken barbacoa, watercress, crème fraîche, queso fresco, salso cruda, and pickled onions

11

Chuleta

Oven roasted pork chop, collard greens, sweet potato purée, caramelized shallots, and chile-ajo salsa

18

Cordero

Braised leg of lamb, wild mushrooms, and hoja santa-fennel couscous

18

vegetarian

Peras

Asian pears, Cabrales cheese, candied pecans, arugula, and balsamic vinaigrette

9

Calabaza

Whole roasted acorn squash, wild mushroom risotto, chile de árbol, and truffle oil

17

Poblano

Tempura poblano pepper, goat cheese, wild mushrooms, tofu, epazote, and salsa de árbol

10

Hummus

Chipotle hummus, olive oil, queso fresco, black sesame seeds, and chapati tortilla

8

Aguacate

Watercress, avocado, croutons, Manchego cheese, radish, and Jerez vinaigrette

9

dessert

Chocolate

Molten chocolate cake, roasted banana ice cream, and caramel sauce

7

Pastel

Passionfruit cheesecake, Oreo crust, strawberry compote, and housemade caramel corn

7

drinks

Horchata

Nigori sake, London vodka, egg white, cinnamon, and nutmeg

10

Queen Bee

Denizen Merchant’s reserve eight year rum, lime juice, honey syrup, and Elemakule Tiki bitters

10

brunch

Huevos con Chorizo

Scrambled egg, chorizo, black beans, queso fresco, and tortillas

9

Challah French Toast

Strawberry salsa, banana, berries, and granola

10

Crab Benedict

English muffin, Canadian bacon, lump crabmeat, two poached eggs, and serrano-yuzu hollandaise

13

Cuisine: New American

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

MAD Social

1140 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Gina Stefani, one of Chicago’s leading female restauranteurs, has brought her vision to life at MAD Social, the neighborhood kitchen and gathering place the West Loop has come to love.

MAD Social menu

cocktails

Guapo 2.0

Jalapeño-pineapple tequila, vanilla syrup, lime, and Angostura bitters

14

MADhattan

Wyoming whiskey, Carpano Antica, and Campari ice cubes

15

madness

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Red cabbage, carrot, cilantro, toasted garlic chips, scallions, wonton strips, sesame seeds, and yuzu-soy vinaigrette

16

Caprese Flatbread

Cherry tomatoes, basil, balsamic reduction, and fresh mozzarella

14

Havarti Mac & Cheese

Sweet corn, wild mushrooms, crispy Brussels sprouts, and butter crumb crust

14

Stuffed Jalapeños

Montamore créme cheese and candied bacon wrap

15

cured

Charcuterie Board

Includes Parma prosciutto, mortadella, and house-cured soppressata; served with olives, Parmesan, and crostini

19

aged

Cheeseboard

Includes four-year aged cheddar, Montamore, and triple cream brie; served with dates, nuts, crostini, and fig

18

down on the farm

Duck Confit Bao Buns

Carrots, Napa cabbage, tangy cucumbers, Sriracha aïoli, and steamed bun

14

Orange Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Butter lettuce, Asian chicken, and citrus-Sriracha slaw

16

Chicken & Waffles

Churro waffle, chicken breast Milanese, MAD hot sauce, crisp pork belly, and maple syrup

21

Pillows

Housemade short rib-stuffed ravioli, house meat sauce, fonduta, and Grana Padano

16

MAD Burger

House-ground Wagyu, Chihuahua cheese, crispy pork belly, Cajun onion strings, MAD mayo, house pickles, baby arugula, brioche bun, and housemade fries

21

under the sea

Tuna Poke Tacos

Ahi tuna, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, Napa cabbage, Sriracha aïoli, corn tortillas, and soy rice croquette

15

Lobster Roll

New England lobster tail, diced tomatoes, celery, butter roll, and housemade chips

16

brunch

Short Rib Benedict

Braised Korean-style short ribs, toasted pretzel buns, Brussels sprouts kimchi, togarashi hollandaise, and house potatoes

19

Salmon Toast

Housemade cured salmon, charred scallion cream cheese, toasted sourdough, avocado, sliced tomatoes, capers, and extra virgin olive oil

14

Huevos Rancheros

Corn tortilla, black bean purée, tomatillo salsa, tomatoes, corn, avocado, queso fresco, and two eggs any style

14

gimme some sugar

Gelato Churro Waffle

Housemade gelato, churro-pressed waffle, and seasonal ingredients

12

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Bucktown

Mable's Table

1655 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60622

With a tagline of “Come as guests, leave as family,” the spirit of Mable’s Table lies with hospitality.

Mable's Table menu

brunch

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Crème cheese anglaise

14

Vanilla Crunch French Toast

Grand Marnier syrup

7; 14

Breakfast Risotto

Creamy Arborio rice, smoked bacon, aged cheddar, and black truffle purée; topped with a sunnyside egg

16

Avocado Toast

Avocado mash, multigrain, and arugula salad; add fried egg 2.50

13

Tuna Niçoise

Sesame ahi tuna, field greens, hard-boiled egg, beans, potatoes, and EVOO

16

Bulgogi Rib-Eye & Eggs

Jasmine rice, toasted sesame, cilantro, and nori duo

16

Prime Rib Hash Skillet

Two eggs, roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, and aged cheddar

18

Omelette Du Jour

Served with a field greens salad

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lunch

Crispy Eggplant Caprese

Bufala mozzarella, basil, aged balsamic, and extra virgin olive oil; add crispy eggplant 6

12

PLT

Portabella, arugula, tomato, five spice barbecue, and Jarlsberg; served with fries, coleslaw, and a dill pickle

12

Albo Cheesesteak

Rib-eye, caramelized onions, and American cheese; served with fries, coleslaw, and a dill pickle

14

Mae’s Famous Meatball Salad

Adele’s Sunday salad

14

Chop Chop

Seasonal greens and vegetable medley; add chicken, smoked or grilled salmon, shrimp, or steak

9;14

Jane’s Pear

Wild greens, bleu cheese, and balsamic-shallot vin

12

606 Street Vendor Tacos

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Smoked Salmon

Pastrami-style with traditional garnishes

15

dinner

Coastal Oysters

Peppercorn mignonette

3 per

Mae’s Famous Meatballs

All-beef blend, red sugo

12

Charred Octopus

Pepperoncini, chickpeas, lemon, and tomato

15

Filet

7oz; 10oz

29; 37

16oz Delmonico Rib-Eye

Grilled or Cajun-style

32

Whole Lemon Rosemary Brick Chicken

(Please allow 30 minute cook time)

27

Baby Back BBQ Pork Ribs

half 17; full 26

Prosciutto Salmon

Cherry tomatoes, jalapeño, and capers

25

Butcher Block Pork Chop

26

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Macello Cucina di Puglia

1235 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607

A lust-worthy Italian staple in the West Loop, Macello Cucina di Puglia conjures everything about the Old World while delivering the quintessential flavors of Italy.

Macello Cucina di Puglia menu

assaggini

Cozze e Vongle Scoppiate

Steamed mussels and clams with white wine sauce

18

Polpo alla Griglia

Grilled octopus

18

Melanzane al Cartoccio

Stuffed eggplant

13

Grigliata Mista

Grilled shrimp, calamari, and octopus; served over sautéed rapini and cannellini beans

26

la pizza

Pizza Macello

Fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, Cerignola olives, Barese sausage, and Burrata

18

Pizza Pugliese

Fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, mortadella, and Burrata

18

Panzerotta al Forno

Turnover stuffed with fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomato (fried or baked)

13

from the deli

Tagliere di Affettati

Dried meat plate

24

Caprese di Burrata

22

chops, steaks, and seafood

cooked in the wood-burning oven

Filetto di Manzo

Beef filet tenderloin topped with red wine reduction and served with the vegetable-of-the-day and porcini mushroom risotto

44

pasta and risotto

Orecchiette Cime di Rape

Rapini, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flakes, and garlic

19

Orecchiette Braciole

Beef sirloin rolled with pancetta, Parmesan, pecorino, garlic, breadcrumbs, and parsley; cooked in a pomodoro sauce

24

Trofiette Crudaiola

Fresh tomato with Burrata and arugula

23

Laganelle San Giuseppe

Jumbo shrimp, garlic, anchovies, and breadcrumbs; served with garlic crostini

24

Farro ai Frutti di Mare

Fresh seafood and white wine sauce

29

Risotto Barese Sausage and Fava Bean

Pork sausage, fava bean purée, and red wine sauce

22

lunch items

Asparagi Insalata

Grilled asparagus, sundried tomatoes, zucchini, and eggplant marinated with vinegar and extra virgin olive oil

9

Panini Macello

Prosciutto, mortadella, parmacotta and shaved provolone on housemade Puccia bread

11

Bucatini Boscaiola

Mushroom, sausage, red wine, and a touch of cream

16

Risotto al Forno

Radicchio, prosciutto, and eggs

15

Pollo Paillard

Pounded chicken breast then grilled and served with arugula, cherry tomatoes, evoo, and lemon

16

***All Menu Items and Pricing Subject to Change

Cuisine: Peruvian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lakeview

Machu Picchu

3856 North Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

Head to Lakeview … and then take a trip to Peru when you dine at Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu menu

appetizers

Papa a la Huancaina

Huancaina creamy sauce over a bed of boiled potatoes

7

Choclo con Queso

Peruvian corn, fresco cheese, and huancaina sauce

9

Anticuchos Brochettes

Two beef heart or chicken skewers on the grill

10

Choros a la Chalaca

Mussels on the half shell (half dozen or dozen) and diced onions and tomatoes marinated in lime juice

9; 17

Papa Rellena

Stuffed potato filled with beef

7

Chupe de Camarones

Shrimp chowder from the South Coast region of Peru

18

ceviches

marinated in lime juice and peruvian chiles

Ceviche de Pescado

Tilapia

15

Ceviche de Mero

Grouper fish marinated in lime juice, cilantro, and Peruvian rocoto

17.99

Ceviche Mixto

Tilapia, calamari, mussels, and shrimp

18

Ceviche Mar Adentro

Tilapia, shrimp, and octopus

20

favorites

Lomo Saltado

Beef stir-fried with red onions and tomatoes; served with french fries and rice; chicken also available

15

Ají de Gallina

Shredded chicken in a creamy walnut sauce with Parmesan cheese; served with rice

15

Arroz con Pollo

Chicken, rice, and green peas; cooked with cilantro

14

Arroz con Mariscos

Mixed seafood rice

20

vegetarian

Tallarin Verde con Champiñones

Linguine in a pesto cream sauce with sautéed mushrooms

14

Chaufa Vegetarianos

Veggie fried rice

14

entrées

Seco de Cordero

Braised lamb shank, canary beans, and rice

20

Jalea Mixta

Mixed fried seafood, criolla salad, yucca, and Peruvian corn

20

on the grill

entrées cooked with a blend of native spices

Churrasco a la Parrilla

Top sirloin

20

Lomo Machu Picchu

Filet mignon, spicy diced potatoes, and steamed vegetables

24

Parrillada Peruana

Parrillada for two served on a table top grill, churrasco, short ribs, antichuchos, pancita, and a salad

40

sides and drinks

Yuca Frita

Fried yucca

5

Choclo Peruano

Peruvian corn

5

Chicha Morada

Purple corn juice with fruits and cinamon

3 for a glass; 8 for a pitcher

Maracuya

Passionfruit juice

3 for a glass; 8 for a pitcher

Inca Kola

2.50

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Macku Sushi

2239 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Macku is making a splash in sushi culture.

Macku Sushi menu

appetizers

Sawa Gani

Crispy river crabs, shichimi togarashi, and Japanese curry

10

Bison

Pan-seared New Zealand bison tenderloin, frisée, Yamamomo berry, and cranberry-Cabernet reduction

9

soup

Sweet Potato

Lobster broth, puréed sweet potato, black tiger shrimp, and chives

8

Carrot

Puréed carrot, Alaskan king crab, white miso, cream, chives, and rice cracker

6

signature sashimi

Hamachi

Yellowtail, red and golden beets, frisée, toasted pine nuts, sweet arugula purée, and parsley oil

15

Kanpachi

Seared amberjack, sliced jalapeños, and spicy soy sauce

15

Madai

Sea bream, toasted pine nuts, fried shallots, and balsamic reduction

15

Mebachi

Big eye tuna, pickled onions, burdock root, chives, and truffle oil

15

signature nigiri

Hamachi

Yellowtail, sautéed banana peppers, and Japanese black pepper

4

Hirame

Flounder, foie gras, ohba, and spicy ponzu

4

Madai

Sea bream, ohba, and spicy ground daikon

4

Shiro Maguro

White tuna and banana-wasabi purée

4

Name Sake

Salmon, enoki mushrooms, truffle oil, and chives

3

Unagi

Freshwater eel, fried basil, chives, and Laughing Cow cheese

5

entrées

Cod

Panko black cod, shrimp, slivered almonds, baby bok choy, seasonal berries, and chocolate miso

15

Duck

Pan-seared duck breast, blanched spinach, raisins, chives, and apple-white wine reduction

15

Venison

Mashed potatoes, spinach, frisée, olives, cherry tomatoes, and Japanese curry

15

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Mama's Boy

445 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

For over 40 years, Rosebud Restaurants have been bringing classic Italian food to Chicago and the neighboring suburbs. That tradition continues with Mama’s Boy.

Mama's Boy menu

appetizers

Imported Burrata

San Daniele prosciutto, heirloom tomatoes, basil, and crostini

16

Grigliatto Misto "Grilled Seafood"

Calamari, octopus, jumbo shrimp, peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette

22

Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp “alla Centro"

Baked shrimp with crabmeat, lemon, and crostini

20

Suppli al Telefono

Crispy Roman rice croquette filled with buffala mozzarellla

12

pizza and pasta

Bucatini

19

Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccolini

22

Cavatelli Gratinati (Baked)

19

Gnocchi al Pomodoro

17

Meatball Pizza

15

"White" Ricotta Pizza

14

quality veal chops, osso buco, and speci

16oz Veal Chop Milanese

Served with arugula-tomato salad and shaved Parmesan

38

16oz Veal Chop Parmesan

Mama's cheese blend and pomodoro sauce

39

Roasted Chicken (On The Bone)

Broccolini, potatoes, oregano, garlic, and white wine sauce

26

Chicken Parmesan

22

Eggplant Parmesan

18

32oz Veal Shank "Volcano"

42

bistecca and pesce

16oz Bone-In Rib-Eye Pizzaiola

42

Short Rib with Strozzapreti Pasta

34

Roasted Branzino

36

Basil-Crusted Chilean Sea Bass

42

Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, American

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Maple & Ash

8 West Maple Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Maple & Ash is an innovative take on the traditional steakhouse -- mixing a modern aesthetic with authentic service to deliver classic wood-fired dishes.

Maple & Ash menu

caviar

1oz; warm blinis, potato chips, chives, egg, crème fraîche, and capers

Royal Scandinavian

60

Kaluga

130

American Ossetra

220

starters

Maple & Ash Wedge

Crispy glazed bacon, blue cheese, marinated cherry tomatoes, and ranch dressing

16

Wood-Grilled Spanish Octopus and Calamari

Dill yogurt, squid, and Green Acres Farm marble potatoes

19

raw/chilled

Yellowfin Tuna Tartare

Avocado, crispy shallots, watermelon, and macadamia nut

22

Tenderloin Steak Tartare

Smoked egg yolk, white soy, and grilled sourdough

16

entrées

Housemade Ricotta Agnolotti

Winter truffle conserve

22

Mediterranean Branzino

Fennel, capers, and preserved lemon

38

Fire-Roasted Chicken

Spring onion, potato purée, and pan jus

29

Dover Sole

Black truffle-artichoke barigoule

75

fire roasted seafood tower

per person 45 | semi-pro 125 | baller 180 The collection of seafood below is roasted in the hearth and finished with garlic butter and chili oil. oysters 6pc | half maine lobster | scallops 5pc | manila clams 10pc | blue prawn 1/2lb | alaskan king crab 1/2lb

sides

Baked and Loaded

Short rib ragoût, bacon, raclette, and truffle

14

Roasted Bone Marrow

18

wood-fired hearth

Bone-In Cowgirl (16oz)

58

28 Day Dry-Aged Bone-In Rib-Eye (22oz)

68

28 Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk (30oz)

160

The Eisenhower (40+oz)

175

pastry

Sundae Service

Chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream toppings: hot fudge, peanut butter sauce, whipped cream, toffee crunch, oreo, pretzel-pecan streusel, candied coconut, sprinkles, Marashino cherries, and seasonal fruit

19

Coconut Cream Pie

Rum and coconut chantilly and graham cracker crust

14

brunch

Brunch is served every Sunday from 10am-2pm, with stations featuring filet mignon, made-to-order omelettes, traditional breakfast items, and bottomless bubbles

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Marchesa

Cuisine: American Bistro, Contemporary American, American, New American, Modern American, American

Neighborhood: Near North - Magnificent Mile

Mariposa

737 North Michigan Avenue
Level Four
Chicago, IL 60611

Culinary excellence and the best in fashion converge at Mariposa on the fourth floor of Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue. If you’re looking for a respite from the hustle and bustle of the Ave, or need some sustenance after a long day of shopping, you can escape to Mariposa.

Mariposa menu

appetizers

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

Housemade Bloody Mary cocktail sauce, romaine, and lemon

17

Deviled Eggs Four Ways

Crispy applewood-smoked bacon, tomato jam, smoked salmon & caviar, and classic

10

Mediterranean Sampler

Housemade falafel, roasted eggplant, zucchini, tomato, cucumber, tahini, and whole wheat wrap; with sweet potato fries

12

composed salads

Citrus Salad

Belgian endive, spinach, goat cheese, avocado, grapefruit, toasted almonds, sunflower seeds, and citrus vinaigrette

18; add grilled Faroe Island salmon 29

Lump Crab Salad

Romaine, cherry tomatoes, shaved onion, hearts of palm, mango, avocado, cilantro, and citrus vinaigrette

30

Love Salad

Marinated artichokes, hearts of palm, avocado, heirloom cherry tomatoes, croutons, mixed greens, and balsamic dressing

18

Mandarin Orange Soufflé

NM chicken salad, seasonal fruit, and today's sweet bread

23

sandwiches

Open-Faced Tuna Salad

Marinated plum tomatoes, avocado, greens, and seven grain bread; served with fruit

18

Salmon Tacos

Blackened salmon, white corn tortillas, cabbage, pico de gallo, mango, radish, avocado, and spicy aïoli

23

Black Angus Burger

Black Angus beef, brioche, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar, and secret sauce with fries

19

Falafel Wrap

House-made falefel, roasted eggplant, zucchini, tomato, cucumber, tahini, whole wheat wrap, with sweet potato fries

18

Lobster Roll

Maine lobster and classic coleslaw; with french fries

30

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Tomato jam, Gruyère, smoked Gouda, sharp cheddar, sourdough, and petite salad; with a cup of soup

18

main selections

Chicken Picatta

Pan-sautéed chicken breast, lemon, caper, parsley, buttered spaghettini, and Parmesan

22

Short Ribs

Braised beef short ribs, caramelized root vegetables, and Parmesan-herb polenta

26

Maine Lobster Risotto

Wild mushrooms, spinach, peas, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

32

Steak Frites

Beef tenderloin and green peppercorn demi-glace; with truffle fries

26

Seared Faroe Island Salmon Filet

Ancient grains, roasted butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and sage-lemon-butter sauce

27

cocktails

Rosé Aperol Spritz

Santa Margherita sparkling rosé, Aperol, and q club soda

13

Ginger Blossom

Gin, ginger liqueur, orange blossom water, lemon, and Steorra brut

15

Neiman Marcus Margarita

Herradura Reposado tequila, Cointreau, cranberry-apple, lime, cinnamon, and pear brûlée

14

Mo Milk 'n' Cookies

Glenmorangie, milk, cookie butter, caramel, and NM cookies

15

#ChampagneWishes

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35

Gorgeous Mary

Helix vodka, house Bloody Mary mix, slender carrot pickle, and Old Bay rim

12

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Gourmet Breakfast

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Ravenswood

Marmalade

1969 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

Make your morning memorable with Marmalade’s breakfast with a twist.

Marmalade menu

classics with a twist

Marmalade Benny

Potato skins filled with braised pulled pork, mushrooms, caramelized onions, and pineapple; topped with two poached eggs and grilled jalapeño

Pollo Loco

Slow-cooked pulled chicken sautéed in tomato chipotle salsa, served atop a crispy tortilla and a bed of house potatoes; topped with two poached eggs, queso fresco, salsa verde, sour cream, and guacamole

The Lady Marmalade

Housemade apricot marmalade, maple cream, and lemon coulis on house-baked brioche French toast

Chef's Benny

Pulled pork, corn, scallions, maple syrup, grilled feta, and two poached eggs served on a bed of polenta

Fried Chicken and Biscuits with Gravy

A boneless filet of cornflake-crusted chicken breast, set over homemade buttermilk biscuits and topped with bacon and cream of potato leek gravy; served with two eggs any style

Azteca Omeletta

Cranberry-Cognac chicken sausage, applewood-smoked bacon, queso fresco, and caramelized onions topped with pico de gallo and salsa verde

Vegan Chilaquiles

A combination of yellow onions, baby spinach, and red and green peppers; served with a side of spicy chilaquiles and guacamole and set over an organic tofu scramble

Fried Chicken and Waffle

Homemade waffle with cornflake-breaded chicken breast; topped with bacon-potato-leek gravy

The Mayan Omeletta

Seasoned ground beef with diced jalapeños, Tabasco-infused crispy onions, pepper Jack cheese, and chipotle aïoli on brioche

Picante Benny

Two homemade masa tortillas topped with fresh avocado, corn, spicy chorizo, poached eggs, queso fresco, sour cream, and Mayan sauce; served with Mexican rice and sweet platano macho

Cubano French Toast

Two slices of house-baked brioche topped with guava whipped cream and guava marmalade; garnished with lemon coulis, dried sour cherries, and granola

Mexican Breakfast Combo

Two-cheese quesadillas, chilaquiles garnished with queso fresco, guacamole, and pico de gallo, topped with sour cream; served with two eggs any style and potatoes

Breakfast Torta

Telara bun with pulled pork, ham off the bone, two over-medium eggs, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo

Maria's Enchiladas

Three enchiladas with pulled chicken, pepper Jack, Chihuahua, and queso fresco tossed with salsa verde and topped with pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, and two eggs any style

Crêpa Falso

Cinnamon egg wash-wrapped cornflakes with strawberries, mascarpone, and strawberry-blackberry coulis (gluten-free)

Caribbean Club

Jerk-seasoned chicken breast topped with tomato, lettuce, red onion, guacamole, applewood-smoked bacon, and chipotle mayo on toasted multigrain bread

Black Bean Burger

House blend of black beans, mushrooms, red peppers, and onions grilled to perfection and topped with lettuce, tomato, guacamole, and pepper Jack cheese on brioche

The Florentine

Sautéed mushrooms, baby spinach, roasted tomatoes, cream cheese, and two sunnyside-up eggs; served open-face on sourdough toast

Santa Fe Wrap

Choice of Cajun chicken breast, tofu, or tilapia along with lettuce, tomato, mango chutney, salsa verde, and guacamole wrapped in a warm flour tortilla

Sloppy Joe

Seasoned ground beef with diced jalapeños, Tabasco-infused crispy onions, pepper Jack cheese, and chipotle aïoli on brioche

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan/Vegetarian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Logan Square

Masada

2206 North California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Walk into Masada and you're transported into an ornate castle worthy of its namesake—the owners' mother, Masada Ramli.

Masada menu

small plates

Hummus

Braised chickpeas puréed with lemon, garlic, olive oil, tahini, and sea salt

7

Dolma

Grape leaves stuffed with ground lamb and rice; served with yogurt sauce

8

Masada Wings

Unbreaded chicken wings dressed in our house garlic, lemon, and jalapeño pepper sauce

8

Tomato Skillet

Simmered tomatoes, garlic, jalapeños, olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper

7

Lamb Kidney and Heart

Sautéed with caramelized onion and oyster mushrooms

8

salads and soups

Seafood Kale Salad

Lemon and olive oil dressing with cherry tomatoes, dates, and parsley; topped with a seafood kebab of sautéed scallops, shrimp, and squid

16

Jerusalem Salad

Diced tomato, cucumber, yogurt, and parsley dressed in lemon-tahini sauce

5

Lentil Soup

Split lentils simmered to a smooth consistency with aromatic spices

4

wraps

Falafel Wrap

Falafel, fried potato, fresh tomato, onion, pickles, pickled turnip, and tahini sauce; served with a seasonal garnish

10

Kefta Kebab Wrap

Ground beef and lamb mixed with parsley, onion, and aromatic spices; chargrilled with roasted tomato, roasted onion, and tahini sauce

12

Chicken Shawarma

Sliced spit-roasted chicken, fried potato, Middle Eastern pickle, tomato, seasoned red onions, and garlic sauce

11

kebabs

Shish Kebab

Cubed lamb and seasonal vegetables; served with angel hair rice, mint yogurt, and Salata Arabia

23

Seafood Kebab

Squid, shrimp, and scallop; served wtih angel hair rice, watercress salad, and lemon-garlic sauce

23

Combination Kebab Plate

One of each kebab skewer: chicken tikka, shish kebab, seafood, and kefta; served with seasonal vegetables, angel hair rice, housemade sauces, and Salata Arabia

39

entrées

Lamb Chops

Marinated in traditional Middle Eastern spices, grilled to taste, and served with angel hair rice, roasted Brussels sprouts, and mint yogurt

24

Koshari

Brown lentils, rice, gluten-free pasta, and chickpeas, topped with zesty tomato sauce and caramelized onion; garnished with a garlic, jalapeño, and lemon hot sauce

13

Chicken Sumac Roulette

Half a chicken encrusted with sweet onions and sumac spice and roasted to perfection; served with toasted shrak bread and Salata Arabia

16

Meklooba

Chicken, cauliflower, potato, eggplant, and rice pilaf served with Salata Arabia and homemade yogurt

16

cocktails

Bourbon Turban

Maker's Mark, lemon, demerara, and angostura bitters

9

Habibi Hendrix

Hendrink's gin, lime, and cucumber

9

Mediterranean Mule

Figenza fig vodka, ginger, lime, and Gosling's ginger beer

9

Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Mastro's Steakhouse

520 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Mastro’s Steakhouse combines award-winning cuisine, world-class service, daily entertainment, and an experience suited for any occasion.

Mastro's Steakhouse menu

appetizers

Shrimp, Lobster, or Dungeness Crab Cocktails
Oysters on the Half Shell
Caviar
Jumbo Lump Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
Ahi Tuna Tartare
Beef Carpaccio

soups/salads

Lobster Bisque
Spicy Mambo Salad
Warm Spinach Salad

steaks

Filet
Bone-In Filet
Double-Cut Porterhouse
"Chefs Cut" New York Strip
Rack of Lamb

seafood

Chilean Sea Bass
Ahi Tuna Sashimi
Alaskan King Crab Legs
Live Maine Lobster
Pacific Swordfish

sides

Lobster Mashed Potatoes
Alaskan King Crab Black Truffle Gnocchi
Green Beans with Sliced Almonds
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

dessert

Mastro's Signature Warm Butter Cake
Cherry Crisp
Profiteroles

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

McCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant

41 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Cuisine: Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

Mercat a la Planxa

638 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Mercat a la Planxa, a modern Catalan tapas restaurant and bar located adjacent to the historic Blackstone Hotel, was introduced in early 2008 by Restaurateur Peter Karpinski of the Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group and highly-acclaimed Executive Chef Jose Garces.

Mercat a la Planxa menu

sopas y ensaladas

Arroz a la Cazuela

Saffron-scented broth with Maine lobster, chicken, chorizo, rabbit, shaved artichoke salad, and paprika aïoli

14

Verdosa

Mixed greens with asparagus, green beans, avocado, and shaved Idiazabal cheese

12

Serrano Ham and Fig Salad

La Peral, baby spinach, spiced almonds, and Sherry vinaigrette

14

mariscos y pescados y carnes a la planxa

Hippigloso con Ajo Blanco

Olive oil-poached halibut with white almond gazpacho, black garlic, Nasturtium leaves, and celery root

16

Branzino con Alcachofas

Branzino cooked a la planxa with a fennel and artichoke barigoule

19

tapas de siempre

Gambas al Ajillo

Garlic shrimp

10

Salpicón de Conservas

Warm razor clam conserva, piquillo pepper sofrito, and grilled focaccia

13

verduras

Espinacas a la Catalana

Catalan spinach, currants, pine nuts, and apples

10

Setas al Horno

Wild mushrooms, confit potato, shallot, and parsley

14

Patatas Bravas

Spicy potatoes with spicy paprika aïoli

5

Farro y Calabaza

Warm farro salad, pea tendrils, squash, hazelnut, whipped mascarpone, and harissa vinaigrette

12

Escalivada d'Alberginia

Eggplant fritters with roasted peppers, tomatoes and cipollini, goat cheese, and lavender honey

14

cocas

Gambas y Chorizo

Marinated shrimp, chorizo Cantimpalo, garbanzo bean purée, tomato escabeche, and Manchego

14

Costillas de Ternera

Beef short ribs, horseradish, Parmesan, and bacon marmalade

13

carnes y aves

Conil amb Castanyes

Rabbit agnolotti, truffle-chestnut purée, brandied cherries, and rosemary brown butter

14

Ropa de Cabra

Kilgus Farms goat ropa vieja with goat cheese and grilled baguette

14

Cordero

Rack of lamb, from Colorado

24; 48

Iberico Secreto

Iberico pork, from Spain

40

paellas

Paella Negra

Black rice paella with lobster, scallops, clams, pulpo, and mussels; served with artichoke, tomato salad, and saffron aïoli

75

Fedeua Camaron

Jumbo prawns, squid, saffron-infused seafood broth, and angel hair pasta

55

cochinillo asado

whole roasted suckling pig with grilled green onions, herb-roasted fingerlings, espinacas a la catalana, and rosemary white beans (half 220; full 440); requires 72 hours advanced notice

Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Loop - Lakeshore East

Mezcalina

333 East Benton Place
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60601

Just north of Millennium Park and two blocks off Michigan Avenue, Mezcalina is a true neighborhood restaurant. And, to say thank you for the past six years of business, partner Ulises Sanchez and Mezcalina are offering $6 margaritas with premium Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila, all day, every day.

Mezcalina menu

Margaritas

Mezcal

Guacamole

Ceviche

Empanadas

Soups

Tacos and Tortas

Fajitas

Enchiladas

Classic Mexican Entrées

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Near North - Magnificent Mile

Michael Jordan's Steak House

505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago's leading critics had the right idea about this steak haven: it's a rare find, well done.

Michael Jordan's Steak House menu

appetizers

Garlic Bread

Wisconsin Roth Käse blue cheese fondue

9

Nueske’s Double-Smoked Bacon

Burton’s maple glaze

15

Colossal Crab Cake

Meyer lemon aïoli

21

Steak Tartare

Pickled onion, mustard crème fraîche, and Kennebec potato chip

15

Crab-Stuffed Shrimp

Andouille sausage and bbq butter

19

Chilled Shellfish Platter

Shrimp, crab, oysters, lobster, and three sauces

69

soups/salads

Shrimp & Andouille Gumbo

Carolina rice and tasso

16

Caramelized Onion Soup

Raclette and Gruyère cheese and Madeira

13

Baby Kale & Avocado Salad

Miso vinaigrette, cherry tomato, sweet onion, marcona almonds, and Leclare goat cheese

14

MJ’s Chopped Salad

Bacon, arugula, iceberg lettuce, crispy shallots, garlic bread croutons, and buttermilk blue cheese dressing

15

steaks

MJ’s Delmonico 16oz

USDA Prime, dry-aged 45 days, with ginger-balsamic jus

59

Bone-In Filet Mignon 16oz

Bone marrow butter

58

New York Strip 14oz

USDA Prime, wet-aged 28 days

52

entrées

Seared Sea Scallops

Tomatillo butter, grilled squash, and queso fresco

38

Slagel Farms Chicken

Piri-piri marinade, arugula, grilled lemon, and crispy potatoes

32

Slagel Farms Pork Chop

Apple-tasso chutney and Creole honey mustard

39

sides

Mashed Potato Trio

Brown sugar sweet potatoes, smoked onion and Gruyère, and bacon-horseradish

17

Hand-Cut Fries

Cooked in beef fat with green onion 'ranch'

9

Bacon Macaroni & Cheese

Crisp bacon, Grana, sharp cheddar, and mozzarella

13

Fingerling Potatoes

Duck fat, caramelized onion, and thyme

10

Cuisine: Italian, Italian: Northern, Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Old Irving Park

Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar

3454 West Addison Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

One of Chicago’s freshest additions to the Old Irving Park neighborhood is Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar, an Italian concept which opened in December of 2016.

Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar menu

appetizers

Grilled Calamari

11.95

Sausage and Peppers

9.75

Mussels Marinara

10.95

Shrimp de Jonghe

11.95

salads

Signature Mirabella Salad

9.95

Tomato Caprese Salad

6.95

Spinach Apple Salad

8.25

chef hand-cut meat

Broiled New York Strip

28.95

Broiled Filet Oscar

31.95

Broiled Steak Vesuvio

29.95

Beef and Brochette

26.95

Broiled Veal Chop

35.95

chicken and pasta

Chicken Mirabella

17.95

Greek-Style Chicken

16.95

Chicken Piccata

17.95

Spaghetti and Meatballs

With meat or marinara sauce

15.95

Black Tagliolini with Shrimp and Scallops

Garlic and diced tomatoes in a brandy sauce

17.95

Spaghetti Bolognese

In a housemade meat sauce with Romano cheese

16.75

Farfalle Mirabella

Onions, asparagus, and mushrooms in a tomato cream sauce

15.25

veal and seafood

Veal Limone

20.95

Veal Vesuvio

20.95

Veal Piccata

20.95

Eggplant Parmesan

15.95

Breaded Veal Cutlet

18.95

Lobster Diavolo

38.75

Greek-Style White Fish

19.95

Shrimp Scampi

19.95

Salmon Vesuvio

20.95

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

Morton's The Steakhouse

65 East Wacker Place
,

Morton's The Steakhouse is synonymous with the best steaks—anywhere.

Morton's The Steakhouse menu

appetizers

Colossal Crabmeat Cocktail
Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops
Oysters on the Half Shell
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Ahi Tuna Tower
Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella

soups and salads

Lobster Bisque
Baked Five Onion Soup
Wedge of Iceberg
Chopped House Salad

usda prime steaks

Filet Mignon
Prime New York Strip
Prime Porterhouse
Prime Cajun Ribeye
Prime Pork Chop
Prime Manhattan Cut
Prime Ribeye
Prime Bone-In Ribeye

signature dishes

Ora King Salmon
Cold Water Lobster Tail
Shrimp Scampi Capellini
Miso-Marinated Sea Bass

dessert

Crème Brûlée
Morton's Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake
New York Cheesecake
Double Chocolate Mousse

Cuisine: Central/Latin American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Nacional 27

325 West Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Eat. Drink. Dance.

Nacional 27 menu

ceviches

all four, 10.95 per person

Shrimp and Scallop

Avocado, tomato, citrus, and plantain

11.95

Ahi Tuna and Watermelon

Spicy rice wine vinaigrette

11.95

Salmon Mango

Mango salsa, pineapple, ají  amarillo, and popcorn

11.95

Ceviche Sampler

A selection of 3 ceviches

13.95

tapas

Three Cheese Empanadas

Roasted corn, cilantro, and ají salsa

5.95

BBQ’d Lamb Tiny Tacos

Organic agave and avocado salsa

7.95

Garlic Shrimp Cazuela

Gambas al ajillo, chili, aïoli, and baguette

11.95

classics

Roasted Chicken Arroz

Classic Latin American favorite chicken sausage, green peas, and carrots

19.95

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

Fire-roasted corn, guacamole, coconut rice, and refried beans

18.95

Vegetable Enchiladas

Roasted Latin vegetables, pepper Jack, piquillo salsa, and Cuban rice and beans

18.95

seafood and steak

Grilled Salmon

Salsa verde, coconut rice, and tomatillo pipián

22.95

Mexican Arrachera

Skirt steak and Mexican rice

24.95

postres

Churros

Dulce de leche ice cream, Brazilian nuts, and chocolate sauce

6.95

Tres Leches Flan

Lime pastel, mango, and shortbread

6.95

brazilian churrascaria

a traditional Brazilian meal to be shared; $39.99 per person

For The Table

Warm tortilla chips, guacamole, two salsas, corn fundito, BBQ’d lamb tiny tacos, and kale Caesar salad

Gauchos

Argentinian Skirt Steak Gaucho

Platos Grandes

Choose two for the table: Grilled Salmon with Salsa Verde, Shrimp Adobo & Coconut Rice, and Vegetables Enchiladas Suizas

latin libations

N27 Mojito

Bacardi Light signature

12

El Corazon

El Jimador Blanco, pomegranate, passionfruit, blood orange, and salt 'n' pepper rim

12

Cuisine: American Grill, Central/Latin American

Neighborhood: Loop - Hyde Park/Bridgeport

Nana

3267 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Family-owned and passionate about good-quality natural food, Nana delivers everything wholesome about dining to Bridgeport.

Nana menu

starters

Avocado Fries

Cilantro and chipotle-lime aïoli

8

Chipotle Meatballs

Tomato-mango sauce

8

Empanadas

Seasonal selections

10

breakfast

Nanadict

Poached eggs, chorizo, pupusas, poblano cream, and two eggs

13

Baked Chilaquiles

Corn tortilla casserole, poblano cream, black beans, and two eggs

12

Huevos Rancheros

Two eggs any style, crisp corn tortillas, onions, green peppers, refried beans, poblano cream sauce, guacamole, and queso fresco

13

Grilled Tofu Scramble

Herb-marinated tofu, seasonal vegetables, soyrizo, black beans, and tortillas

11

salads

Cauliflower Salad

Mixed colorful caulifower, crispy Brussels sprouts, parsley, chives, celery, black olive oil, and preserved lemon vinaigrette

8.50

Blue Scotch Kale Salad

Avocado, roasted red peppers, pickled red onions, Cotija cheese, and citrus vinaigrette

8.50

sandwiches

Vegetable Burger

Quinoa, walnuts, mushrooms, brown rice, and spicy aïoli

10.50

Grilled Shrimp and Fried Oyster Po’Boy

Cajun mayo, giardiniera, tomato, and arugula

15

El Cubano

Pulled pork, Gruyère, ham, pickled onion-poblano relish, and chipotle aïoli

12

dinner

Roasted Chicken

Seasonally prepared with seasonal vegetables and natural jus

19

Ancho-Chile Braised Short Ribs

Bacon-Brie mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable, and tomato relish

26

Churrasco

Marinated grilled sirloin, seasonal vegetables, ranchero sauce, and tomatillo salsa

25

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Rustic tomato-pepper sauce and Parmesan

18

desserts

Nana's Pistachio-Rum Cake
Nana's Tres Leches Cake
Nana's Flourless Chocolate Cake

Cuisine: Italian, Italian: Northern, Italian: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park/Bucktown

Nando Milano

2114 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

A family legacy brings their classic northern Italian cuisine with them to the States, opening Nando Milano on Division Street in Wicker Park.

Nando Milano menu

antipasti

Asparagi Milanese

Grilled asparagus over sunnyside-up eggs with Parmesan cheese

10

Carpaccio di Polipo

Octopus carpaccio with a fennel and arugula salad tossed in an agrodolce vinaigrette

12

Guazzetto di Cozze al Bianco

Rose au vapor "guazzetto" of mixed mussels and clams in a light, spicy white wine and tomato broth

14

Polenta Ghiotta

Authentic Italian polenta topped with a fondue of Italian cheese and portobello mushrooms in a porcini cream sauce

10

Tris di Arancini di Riso

Crispy saffron rice balls prepared three ways: bolognese ragoût sauce and smoked mozzarella; mascarpone and spinach; and butter and prosciutto

12

insalate

Insalata Valentino

Organic baby arugula and fennel drizzled with an orange vinaigrette and topped with Grana Padano cheese

10

Caprese alla Nando

Fresh housemade mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes topped with extra virgin-basil olive oil

14

Spinaci e Pere del Giardino

Organic baby spinach with pears, pine nuts, pecorino cheese, and a shallot vinaigrette

10

primi piatti

Cavatelli alla Norma