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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 veggiechoice of sauce: barbecue, blue cheese, lemon dill, horseradish cream, garlic aïoli, and morechoice of cheese: detroit st. brick goat, hooks four-year cheddar, burrata, vella toma, grayson, and moreextras: 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: Near North - Streeterville

52Eighty

166 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Chicagoans take their rooftop lounges very seriously, which is why 52Eighty is such a beloved destination.

52Eighty menu

bites

Olive Tasting

Blue cheese and honey pecans

6

Hand-Cut Truffle Fries

Parmesan and sundried tomato aïoli

8

Artisan Cheese Board

Fruit and crackers

18

Arancini

Mozzarella, risotto, and piquillo pepper

10

Charcuterie Board

Pickles and preserves

18

Burrata

Fresno chili, frisée, black garlic, polenta baguette, and olive oil

14

Buffalo Sliders

Havarti and crispy shallots

14

Lemon-Seared Breast of Chicken

Broccoli and onion, chicken broth, and extra virgin olive oil

18

Scallops

Ancho and celery root, fregola sarda, broccolini, and pea tendrils

20

Seared Flatiron Steak and Idaho Potatoes

Garlicky spinach and mushrooms, bordelaise, and pesto

22

Cambria Burger

Cheddar, bacon, LTO, and salt and pepper fries

18

White Chocolate Mousse

Blueberries and hazelnuts

8

Honey-Goat Cheese Cheesecake

Meyer lemon, raspberries, Port, and mint

8

cocktails

$13

52Eighty Martini

Ketel One, dry vermouth, and olives

Old Fashioned

Woodford Reserve, Demerara syrup, and bitters

Knotter Mule

Blaum Bros. Knotter boubon and ginger beer

Alucard

Mt. Gay Black Barrel rum, pineapple, lime, and Campari

Atom Heart Mother

Lighthouse gin, Pimm’s, Cointreau, lime, and cranberry

The Royale

Chambord, cranberry, and La Marca Prosecco

Brasa

Espirito cachaça, ginger ale, lime, and bitters

happy hour appetizers

tuesday-saturday 5-7pm

Fried Cauliflower

Meyer lemon, Parmesan, herbs, and crushed red pepper

4

Smoked Pulled Chicken Taco

Poblano cream, romaine, cilantro, and roasted garlic sour cream

2

Beef Slider

Smoked Gouda, piquillo mayo, and arugula

3

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: Contemporary American, Seafood

Neighborhood: Loop - South Loop

Acadia

1639 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

The sophisticated, elegant space of Acadia provides a perfect house for the simultaneously contemporary yet classic cuisine from Chef Ryan McCaskey.

Acadia menu

brunch

Scotch Egg

Violet mustard and wild watercress

8

Morel Mushroom

Leek tart, ramp emulsion, and grilled spring onion

9

Seared Diver Scallop

Asparagus potato hash, truffle vinaigrette, and fried quail eggs

10

Greek Yogurt "Hippie" Granola

Strawberry-rhubarb compote

7

Lobster Eggs Benedict

Truffle lobster hollandaise, serrano ham, and country potatoes

18

Hay-Smoked Duck Ham

Over easy farm egg and farmers' market vegetables

16

Acadia Burger

Over easy farm egg and housemade slab bacon

15

Buckwheat Maine Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry sauce and chantilly cream

14

Grilled Hanger Steak

Radishes, over easy farm egg, ramp chimichurri, and little gem lettuces

19

Country Fried Pork Neck and Eggs

Country potatoes, red eye gravy, and English peas

17

à la carte

Charcuterie

Wild boar terrine, lomo, chicken liver mousse; violet mustard, kumquat, shallot marmalade, pickled pearl onion, and cornichons

18

Yukon Potato "Risotto"

Fennel, olive oil-poached rock shrimp, leeks, and saffron

14

Foie Gras Torchon

Asian pear, Maine blueberry gelée, almond, sprout leaves, and vin santo

20

Beef Short Rib

Heirloom carrots, turnip, smoked soubise, bone marrow, and sauce au poivre

36

Halibut

Parsley root, bacon, spinach, potato purée, smoked brandade, pickled root vegetable, and pain de mie “crust”

34

62-Degree Swan Creek Farm Egg

Pistachio bread, frisée, radish, and allium juice

30

Stonington Lobster “Pie”

Spring onion, pommes dauphines, favas, oyster mushrooms, Thumbelina, bisque, and sour cream pastry

38

*Menus subject to change seasonally

12-course tasting menu

with two supplements of foie gras and cheese; 165 per person; wine pairings an additional 95 per person

Bluefin Tuna

Smoked lardo, toasted hijiki mayonnaise, and turnip dashi

Deer Isle Scallop

Eggplant, black garlic, and caviar

Razor Clam

Apple, jalapeño, radish, chimichurri, and red onion

Stonington Lobster Crudo

French onion soup, alliums, and soubise

Peking Duck

Green papaya, currant hoisin, soy cloud, and caviar

Raviolo

Fontina, quail yolk, lobster butter sauce, truffle, and lemon

Foie Gras

Blueberry gel, vin santo, Asian pear, almond cookie, and Brussels sprout leaves

Halibut

Avocado Green Goddess, black olive, licorice, and honshemeiji mushrooms

Bone Marrow

Peekytoe crab, veal cheeks, and textures

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

Lentil Soup

Served with caramelized onions and pita croutons

7

Falafel

Chickpeas mixed with onions, garlic, and spices; fried and served with a light tahini

7

Hummus

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

9

Roasted Eggplant Piccata

Fried flour-dusted slices of eggplant rolled with herbed goat cheese; topped with Moroccan tomato sauce

10

Shrimp Charmula

Jumbo gulf shrimp marinated in garlic, cloves, coriander, and cumin; then sautéed with lemon and garlic

14

Mezza Platter

Tapas-style; hummus, mutabal, kishkeh, falafel, dolmeh, kibbeh, mixed pickles and olives, feta cheese, and tabbouleh

50

entrées

Chicken Shawarma

Chicken marinated in chef's secret blend of spices then layered and cooked shawarma-style; topped with onions and sumac and served with basmati rice and tahini sauce

23

Chicken Kabob

Chicken breast marinated in lemon, oregano, and garlic, then grilled and served with basmati rice and grilled seasonal vegetables

23

Lamb Kabob

Wisconsin Farms lamb marinated and grilled to perfection; served over basmati rice and grilled seasonal vegetables

27

Filet Kabob

10oz certified Angus beef filet grilled to order and served over basmati rice and seasonal grilled vegetables

27

Lamb Tagine

Baby lamb shank cooked in sundried prunes, apricots, green beans, and saffron sauce; served over homemade couscous

26

Paella

Traditional seafood dish from southern Spain, made with shrimp, scallops, mussels, and fresh salmon; slow-cooked with saffron sauce

29

Tunisian Salmon

Fresh Atlantic salmon grilled with a touch of saffron and smothered in a caper sauce; served over couscous and vegetables

25

Chilean Sea Bass Escabeche

Served with couscous and zucchini

29

Lamb Chops

Colorado baby rack of lamb with chef’s special pistachio crust cooked to perfection; served with mashed potatoes and asparagus

34

Filet Mignon

10oz certified Angus beef filet mignon grilled to order then topped with a mushroom sauce; served with garlic mashed potatoes

35

NY Strip Steak

Certified Angus beef strip steak served with chef’s hand-crafted mashed potatoes and fresh mixed sautéed vegetables

30

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: 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

Toro Tartare Bite

Minced fatty bluefin tuna, Asian pear, chive, caviar, and house special soy sauce

5

Uni Shooter

Sea urchin, wasabi tobiko, cucumber, ohba, and house special soy sauce

6

Maguro Tartare

Bigeye tuna, chive, and nori cracker

16

robata

Buta Hara

Berkshire pork belly and Gochujang

5

Tako

Spanish octopus, beet, orange, and shiso

13

Tofu

Tamari, bourbon, garlic, and shallot

4

special sashimi and nigiri

Sake Garlic

Salmon, garlic, and vinegar

9

Zuke Maguro Gani

Spicy Alaskan king crab wrapped with marinated tuna and gobo

12

special maki

Ebi Tempura Asparagus

Shrimp tempura, spicy salmon, asparagus, spicy mayo, and aonori

16

Spicy Tako Sake

Spicy octopus, salmon, oshinko, wasabi mayo, and seaweed salad

17

Unagi Spicy Maguro

Fresh water eel, spicy tuna, cucumber, sweet soy, and negi

18

nudoru and rice

Arami Ramen

Pork belly, soft egg, grilled enoki, and house tsukemono

16

Kinoko Gohan

Japanese mushroom risotto and crispy maitake

14

Mushroom Shio Ramen

Tempura maitake, pickled shimeji, and charred tomato

15

Hotate Gohan

Seared Hokkaido scallop and XO risotto

18

vegetarian maki

two-piece nigiri/six-piece maki

Nasu

Eggplant and peanut-red miso dressing

4; 7

Asparagus

Sweet soy and red pickled ginger

4;7

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

Ceviche tasting and Chef's choice; served with cassava, yuca, and plantains chips

18

Tiradito Exótico

Sashimi-style corvina, leche de tigre, and ají amarillo sauce; served with cassava, yuca, and plantain chips

12

Ceviche Nikkei

Ahi tuna, avocado, leche di tigre, hucatay sauce, and scallion; served with cassava, yuca, and plantain chips

13

Ensalada de Remolacha

Roasted beets, arugula, goat cheese, and orange vinaigrette

13

Empanadas

Taleggio cheese, onion, and grapes; beef and olives; soppressata and mozzarella; squash and goat cheese; and humita (corn and mozzarella)

1 order 3.50; 3 orders 8; 5 orders 11

Plato de Degustación

Grilled chorizo, marinated eggplant and bell pepper, and spicy aïoli

14

Pulpo a la Parilla

Octopus, potatoes, kale, cherry, tomatoes, garlic, and chile oil

13

de nuestra parrilla

served with classic, green, red chimichurri, and fried potates

Asado de Tira

Black Angus Malbec-braised short ribs

29

Entraña

10oz Black Angus skirt steak, marbled, and thinly cut

29

Tira de Ancho

16oz Black Angus rib-eye, spiral cut and slow-grilled

44

Ojo de Bife

16oz Black Angus, delicately marbled for exceptional tenderness and flavor

46

Bife de Lomo

10oz Black Angus filet mignon, juicy and tender-cut

36

Churrasco de Chorizo

10oz Black Angus butterfield sirloin, marinated in chimichurri

26

Para Compartir 1

Three of our most popular cuts: chorizo, vacio, and entraña

44; serves 2 people

platos principales

Pollo al Parilla

Roasted half chicken infused with chimichurri, lemon confit, and roasted potato

19

Cordero Patagónico

Lamb chops, creamy polenta, kale, truffle oil, and lamb juice

34

Perla Negra

Duck breast marinated in annatto seeds and ají mirasol chiles, mashed potatoes, red and yellow beets, and fig-Port reduction

28

Pescado Exótico

South American fish, purple Peruvian potatoes, asparagus, passionfruit sauce, and chips

27

Paella del Sur

Langoustine, scallops, octopus, calamari, shrimp, and saffron rice

1-2 people 34; 3-4 people 51

Cuisine: Greek

Neighborhood: Loop - Greektown

Athena Restaurant

212 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661

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

Athena Restaurant menu

appetizers

Saganaki

Flaming cheese

Soutzoukakia

Meatballs baked in tomato sauce

Shrimp Opaa

Flaming shrimp with tomatoes and peppers

Octapodi

Octopus marinated in vinegar and oil; served cold

entrées

Traditional Makaronada

Pasta tossed in light tomato sauce with cheese

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

Shrimp Athena

Jumbo shrimp baked in tomato sauce and topped with feta cheese

Paidakia

Two triple-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 Kaseri 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

Chicken Breast Lemonati

Strips of chicken breast sautéed with vegetables in lemon sauce; served over rice

Cuisine: American

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

Atwood

1 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

In 1895, Charles Atwood helped design one of Chicago’s first skyscrapers in the heart of the Loop.

Atwood menu

cold

Roasted Beets

Boursin cheese, oranges, fennel, arugula, toasted hazelnuts, and honey-citrus vinaigrette

12

Smoked Salmon Blintz

Toasted caraway crêpe, dill cream cheese, pickled onions, cucumber, and tomato

11

Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs

Black truffle, fried shiitake mushroom, and micro arugula

8

hot

Savory Monkey Bread

Lemon, Parmesan, and thyme

7

Duck Fat-Fried Chicken Thighs

Sriracha-honey glaze

14

Lamb Meatballs

Cumin, scallion, cilantro, and Szechaun peppercorn sauce

15

Crispy Chickpeas

Harissa aïoli, cilantro, and lime

7

3 Sisters Popcorn

White cheddar, bacon, and chives

7

main

Lemon Parmesan Risotto

Seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, Parmesan crisp, and saffron

24

Wild Alaskan Halibut

Basil braised chickpeas, crab, asparagus, fennel, carrots, and pesto broth

34

Duck Breast

Confit leg, cornbread stuffing, Swiss chard, pickled pomegranate, and duck jus

34

Sakura Pork Chop

Duck fat-fried potatoes, blue cheese, spring onions, rhubarb-thyme gastrique, and pickled rhubarb

28

Swan Creek Hanger Steak

Oyster mushrooms, cipollini onions, lemon confit potatoes, and red wine demi-glace

32

Pork Shoulder

Fingerling potatoes, glazed radish, bacon broth, arugula, pickled mustard seed, and preserved lemon

26

brunch

Brioche French Toast

Strawberry-rhubarb mascarpone and candied pistachios

13

Frittata Soufflé

Bistered tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, goat cheese, and fresh fruit

15

Beef Short Rib and Potato Hash

House giardiniera, herb crema, and eggs any style

16

Buttermilk Waffle

Cherry-vanilla compote and orange-bourbon maple syrup

12

cocktails

Flower Girl

Banks 5 Island rum, St-Germain, Crème de Violette, lavender syrup, lemon, and egg white

14

Touch the Sky

Kimpton strength Aviation gin, Grey Goose vodka, Galliano, simple syrup, and Angostura bitters

14

Scotch Smash

Great King Street scotch, lemon, simple syrup, and mint

14

Paper Plane

Old Forester bourbon, Amaro Nonino, Aperol, 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: American

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

BIN 36

161 North Jefferson Street
Chicago, IL 60661

BIN 36 focuses on the evolving concept of modern American cuisine providing a one-stop dining experience for local professionals and in-the-know visitors.

BIN 36 menu

bar snacks

Patatas Bravas

Smoked salt, garlic aïoli, and chives

9

Miso Glazed Chicken Wings

Buttermilk fried, bonito ranch

12

Smoked White Bean Hummus

Sweet potato chips

9

Fried Calamari

Grilled lemon and coriander aïoli

14

from soil

Brussels Sprouts

Agro dolce, ricotta, and pumpkin seeds

10

Spiced Carrots

Walnut-caper salsa, feta, and golden raisins

11

Wild Mushroom Farrato

Hazelnuts, Parmesan, and yuzu

14

Baby Bok Choy

Lemon curd, black garlic, and breadcrumbs

11

Asparagus Salad

Pepperonata, farro granola, and shaved egg

12

from sea

Mussels

Moqueca broth, pickled Fresno, and housemade ciabatta

16

Shrimp Ravioli

Tomato confit, lemon curd, and English peas

16

Faroe Island Salmon

Braised shallot, forest mushrooms, horseradish hollandaise, and spinach

21

from land

Crispy Skinned Chicken

Carrots, bacon, Brussels sprouts, and potato espuma

19

BIN Burger

Double patty, white American cheese, barbecue aïoli, caramelized onions, and house pickle; add egg or bacon 2

11

Pork Cheek Meatball

House spaghetti, marinara sauce, ricotta, and Parmesan

13

Rubbed Rib-Eye Steak

Root purée, béarnaise, and spinach

23

the BIN 36 flight

try a hand-picked cheese selection and discover something new, unexpected and delicious ($27)

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 pride themselves on knowing every craft beer, and for bourbon lovers, there is now Baptiste & Bottle.

Baptiste & Bottle menu

appetizers

Crudo

Asian pear, kombu, and puffed rice

15

Kohlrabi Salad

Yogurt, apple, and walnut

12

Bison Carpaccio

Parmesan, artichoke, and preserved lemon

16

Endive + Gorgonzola Salad

Gorgonzola dolce and frisée marmalade

12

Beets + Burrata

Watercress, quinoa, and macadamia

14

Spätzle + Duck Confit

62-degree egg, maitake mushroom, and Sherry emulsion

16

Cauliflower Soup

Pumpernickel, smoked Sherry, and espelette

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

Blackberry, celery root, and gooseberry

31

American Striped Bass

Rock shrimp, fennel, and bouillabaisse

28

Day Boat Scallops

Cauliflower, Marcona almond, and raisin

33

Amish Chicken

Mole, sweet potato, and peanut

25

Bison Tenderloin

Parsnip, blood orange, and Swiss chard

36

Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle

Parmesan, olive, and sourdough

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

Cheddar + 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

Knob Creek bourbon, pineapple-rosemary shrub, and ginger

15

The Curtsy and a Bow

Basil Hayden 8-year bourbon, orgeat, absinthe, and Tonka fog

28

The Huntsman

Glenfiddich 14-year Scotch, Punt e Mes, apricot, and rooibos smoke

28

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

White Tuna Crudo

Avocado yuzu purée, tear drop peppers

Grilled Octopus & Shishito Peppers

Charred escarole, calabrian chili vinaigrette

Taleggio Focaccia

Stracchino cheese, arugula, truffle honey, sea salt

Roasted Meatballs

Pomodoro, hand dipped ricotta, crostini

Shaved Zucchini Salad

Fregola, heirloom cherry tomato, shaved red onion, arugula, fava bean, sheeps milk ricotta, rosé vinaigrette

pizza & pasta

Spring Vegetable Pizza

Grilled asparagus, artichokes, burrata, oven dried tomato, roasted garlic cream

Prosciutto Fig Pizza

Spiced pistachio, taleggio, truffle honey

Carne Pizza

Italian sausage, pancetta cured bacon, prosciutto cotto, sopresatta, roasted tomato sauce, housemade mozzarella

Maine Lobster Agnolotti

Burrata, blistered tomato, fresno chili

Langoustine Risotto

Grilled asparagus, charred green onion, cherry tomato, parmesan cheese

Tagliatelle

Heirloom tomato, fava beans, bufala mozzarella, arugula, basil

plates

Seared King Salmon

Sautéed spinach, white bean purée, mustard seed vinaigrette

Carni Florentine

Prime NY Strip, Prime Bone-In Ribeye, or Tomahawk Lamb Chops; accompanied by fennel sea salt, horseradish crema, herb-infused balsamic

sandwiches

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

Meatball

Burrata, roasted tomato sauce, charred pepperoncini, toasted garilc baguette, fried basil

Smoked Turkey

Pancetta cured bacon, avocado, roasted red peppers, pickled radicchio, grain mustard, sourdough

Lobster Club

Crispy pancetta bacon, mustard greens, tomato, green goddess, brioche

bombobar

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

Bombo Breakfast Sandwich

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

Bomboloni

Holeless Italian doughnuts; assorted flavors

Cooler Chocolate

“A much cooler version of the Hotter Chocolate" S'mores or Matcha Made In Heaven

Italian Ice

Strawberry Kiwi, Coconut, or Lemon

brunch

Caramelized Waffle

Nutella butter, brûléed bananas

Avocado Toast

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

Croque Madame

Prosciutto cotto, fontina, fried egg, sourdough

Breakfast Pizza

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

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

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Bar Takito/ Takito Kitchen

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 butterget 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: 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 and waffles

Lemon French Toast

Brioche bread dipped in housemade lemon batter; topped with lemon zest, house-candied walnuts, and B&B maple butter

10.50

Caramel French Toast

Brioche bread dipped in housemade caramel batter and topped with house-candied walnuts, caramel sauce, and B&B maple butter

10.50

Flight of French Toast

Sample of the strawberry, blueberry, lemon, and caramel French toast served with B&B maple butter

11.50; ask about the Super Flight

Cluck-n-Gaufre (Goof)

Chicken-stuffed sweet potato waffle topped with a delicious fried chicken breast and drizzled in a nutmeg hot sauce and B&B maple butter

13.50

Banana-Nut Belgigue

Topped with caramelized bananas, B&B maple butter, and drizzled with vanilla sauce

11.25

omelettes

all are accompanied by fresh shredded B&B hash browns

Deconstructed Chicken Fajita Omelette

Topped with red onions, red peppers, and green peppers

12.50

Deconstructed Spinach Omelette

Topped wtih mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and a spinach-mushrooom sauce

11

Deconstructed Steak Omelette

Topped with grilled onions, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and red wine sauce

16

salads and wraps

all wraps are accompanied with delicious sweet potato fries

Batter & Berries Salad

Mixed greens, goat cheese, strawberries, blackberries, red onions, and candied walnuts with raspberry vinaigrette

9.50

Health Nut Salad

Kale, avocado, apple slices, cherry tomatoes, raspberries, and candied walnuts with a raspberry vinaigrette

11.50

Chicken Caesar Wrap

Romaine lettuce and pan-fried herb chicken breast with a creamy garlic Caesar dressing in a spinach tortilla

9.50

Buffalo Shrimp Wrap

Sautéed shrimp, buffalo sauce, mixed greens, tomato, and housemade blue cheese dressing wrapped in a flour tortilla

12.50

sandwiches

all are accompanied by their famous herb fries

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Fried chicken breast topped with celery salt, lettuce, Chef's amazing housemade Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and crumbled blue cheese

10.50

Batter & Berries Burger

In-house ground burger, topped with cheddar and Swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomato; accompanied by housemade onion rings

10.50

Beer-Battered Fish and Chips

Goose Island beer-battered tempura cod fillets with herb fries, housemade coleslaw, and housemade tartar sauce for dipping

12.50

The 2748 Steak Sandwich

Rib-eye steak with grilled onions, mushrooms, pepper, Jack cheese, and romesco sauce

15

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Beatrix

519 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Beatrix is a neighborhood meeting place, coffee bar, and restaurant 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

Spicy Chicken Tinga

Guajillo chili, sunny eggs, avocado, and corn tortillas

9.95

Light and Fluffy Lemon Pancakes

Blackberries and lemon syrup

11.95

Quinoa Cakes with Poached Eggs

Tomato basil sauce, poached egg mayo, and window herbs

12.95

A Wonderful Egg White Omelette

White cheddar, baby spinach, avocado and tomato salsa, and organic turkey bacon

12.95

lunch

Tsukune with Chili-Cilantro Sauce

7.95

Straight "A" Salad

Arugula, avocado, Asian pear, Asiago, and almonds

10.95

Crispy Kale Salad

Papaya, 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

Warm Pot Roast Sandwich

Toasted white cheddar bun, caramelized onions, watercress, and Kennebec fries

13.95

dinner

Prime Burger

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

13.95

Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Greens Neatloaf

Braised kale and vegetable gravy

17.50

Chili and Chocolate-Glazed Salmon

Smoked almond slaw and corn tortillas

24.95

Caramelized Pork Shank with Cider Reduction

Whipped Yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, and peaches

24.95

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

Just try it

7.95

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 Lunch and Supper

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 Lunch and Supper menu

lunch

Lentil Soup

Sofrito and dill yogurt

8

Lamb Hashwi

Hummus, pine nuts, za'atar, and warm pita

14

Greens and Grains

Quinoa, kale, pickled onion, falafel croutons, and Parmesan

10

Steak Salad

Red and green romaine, radish, avocado, mint, crushed peanuts, kimchee, cilantro, and curry-peanut dressing

18

Sweet Potato Falafel Sandwich

Dill yogurt, harissa, Fuji apples, and arugula

12

Pork Carnitas "Gyro"

Harissa, raita, herb salad, kimchee pickles, and pita

12

Turkey Burger

Parsley-sumac salad, Sriracha, and warm pita

14

Bernie’s BLT

Slab bacon, red oak lettuce, avocado, marinated tomato, and sourdough

14

supper

Meatballs

Spicy tomato sauce, Burrata, and basil

13

Sweet and Spicy Eggplant

Almonds, sesame, and pita

9

Deviled Eggs

Pickled relish and bacon

8

PCT

Serrano ham and Burrata

11

Broccoli Salad

Manchego cheese and serrano ham vinaigrette

13

Greek Chicken Salad

Read oak lettuce, radishes, and cucumbers

15

Bernie’s Cheeseburger

American, house grind, dill pickles, aïoli, and onion

13

Brasserie Burger

Bacon and caramelized onion

17

large plates (for the table to share)

Roasted Chicken

Patatas bravas and parsley

26

Wood-Roasted Sea Bass

Fennel, capers, and lemon

36

Niman Ranch NY Strip

Handcut fries and salsa verde

36

Bar Harbor Mussels

Green curry broth and shiitake mushrooms

18

brunch

Seasonal Market Fruit

Whipped honey ricotta and toasted coconut

9

Bialy alla Carbonara

Poached egg, guanciale, and Parmesan mousse

12

Avocado Toast

Harissa, goat cheese, cilantro, and ciabatta

8

Croque Madame

Coppa ham, Gruyère, sunnyside egg, and sourdough

14

Lox and Pita

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

16

something sweet

Banana Split Sundae

Malted banana gelato, strawberry jam, and peanut brittle

9

Warm Cookies and Gelato

Wood fired cookies and sweet cream gelato

9

Cuisine: French

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Bistro Voltaire

226 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

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: 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: Near North - River North

Blackfinn Ameripub

157 Randhurst Village Drive
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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 dining destination.

Bluegrass menu

tempting appetizers

Mushroom Broil

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

Tuna Tartare

Diced tuna flavored with sesame oil; served with wonton chips

Szechwan 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; an epicurean delight

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 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

Chicken and andouille sausage seasoned Cajun-style and simmered with vegetables for a rich complex taste

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

Absolutely the most tender of all steaks with a bleu 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

Chicken Artichoke

Chicken stir-fried with green beans, artichokes, and wild mushrooms in a subtle Sherry wine sauce; topped with fried rice

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; a classic sauce of Grand Marnier and banana liqueur; enough to share

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: Steakhouse, French, German, New American

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Ukranian Village

Boeufhaus

1012 North Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Located in the Ukrainian Village/Humboldt Park neighborhood, 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 Gryo 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 and Gruyère

12

Saucisse du Jour

Sausage of the day, choucroute, haus bacon, and spring vegtable, 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

Alsakan 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: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Bottlefork

441 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Named one of Chicago's "10 Hottest Restaurants" by Zagat, Bottlefork is a comfortably stylish New American bar and kitchen showcasing locally sourced and globally inspired cuisine and cocktails.

Bottlefork menu

snacks + bites + jars

"Bag" of Crisps and Eggs

Malt vinegar powder and sea salt; add truffle 2

5

Wagyu Beef Jerky

Soy, garlic, spices, and cola

6

"Tots"

Pimento cheese drizzle

7

Nashville-Style Hot Wings

Texas toast and B&B Pickles

13

Huevos Diablos

Avocado, chorizo, and smoked jalapeño

5

vegetables + greens

Ensalada Latina

Corn and black bean relish, butternut squash, Cotija cheese, masa croutons, and tomatillo vinaigrette

15

Mediterranean Salad

Eggplant hummus, olives, “saganaki” cheese, and sumac croutons

16

Cheddar Grits

Local mushrooms, red wine demi, and Wisconsin 10-year cheddar

11

shareable

Rich Man Po' Boy

Lobster, foie, and crispy oysters

25

Grilled Octopus and Housemade Spam

Brussels sprout "kimchee" and sugarsnap peas

21

Braised Beef Cheek Poutine

Kennebec fries and Wisconsin curds

16

Ground Bacon Burger

Vermillion blue, shoestring potatoes, special sauce, and Kennebec fries

17

Meatball and Giardiniera Flatbread

Spicy tomato sauce and Wisconsin curds

14

Gnocchi

Duck confit, chanterelles, baby lettuce, and Wisconsin Parmesan

14

Lemongrass Mussels

Coconut milk, Thai basil, young ginger, and Spanish epi bread

12

Orecchiette Pasta

Baby kale, breadcrumbs, spicy chicken sausage, and espelette pepper

18

cocktails

Smoke of the Day

Inspired spirit, smoke drippings, and bartender’s whim

14

Big Salty Tears

Lustau Palo Cortado and East India Solera Sherries, Rittenhouse rye, lemon, maple, orange flower water, and egg white

14

Bill Brasky (Limit One per Customer)

Journeyman rye, Death's Door white whiskey, Buffalo Trace bourbon, Bank Note 5-Year blended Scotch, Hammer & Tongs Sac’ Resine vermouth, Regan’s orange bitters, and The After Shave Brasky used to woo your wife

35

Brandy and Cigars

Germain, Robin Craft Method brandy, crème de cacao à la vanille, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, and Honduran robusto

30

Cuisine: American Bistro

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Old Irving Park

Bread & Wine

3734 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60618

Bread & Wine, a new project for Owners Lisa Fosler Kelly and Jennifer Wisniewski, is taking Old Irving Park by storm.

Bread & Wine menu

small plates

Escargot Tart

Italico, arugula, radish salad, and burnt honey vinaigrette

10

Green Salad

Fresh chèvre, d’Anjou pears, basil, toasted oregano, and balsamic vinaigrette

9

Split Pea and Housemade Ham Soup

8

Crispy Chinese Eggplant

Spicy sweet and sour sauce (v)

7

large plates

Chicken Fried Chicken

Smoky braised kale and chicken-bacon gastrique

21

Grass-Fed Griddle Burger

House giardiniera, fontina, chile aïoli, and sesame bun

16

Roasted Venison

Glazed sunchoke and Brussels sprouts and blackberry jus

27

Wild Mushroom and Squash Risotto

Winter salad and Parmesan (GF)

17

brunch

Hush Puppies

Cheesy grits, roasted sweet potato, and fried egg

12

Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy

Breakfast sausage, country gravy, house pickles, and fried eggs

13

French Toast Monte Cristo

Country ham, béchamel, two-year cheddar, pickled onion, and fried egg

12

Korean Egg Sandwich

Kimchee, ham, bacon, Ssamjang aïoli, and hash browns

14

Chicken and Pancakes

House chicken sausage, maple syrup gravy, and scrambled eggs

12

desserts

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Caramel sauce, whipped cream, and candied black walnuts

8

Granny Smith Apple Galette

Vanilla bean gelato

8

Hot Fudge Sundae

Vanilla bean gelato and roasted peanuts

8

charcuterie and market items

coming to a store near you…

Chicken Liver Mousse
Mortadella
Soppressata
Citrus-Cured Salmon
BW5 House Granola
Blueberry Ginger Preserves
Rosemary Sea Salt Almonds
Pickled Giardiniera
Private Label Wine

Red, white, and rosé

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

Sapporo-Battered Alaskan Cod

Mango salsa, Baja slaw, and yogurt sauce

10

Barbecue-Glazed Salmon

House-smoked with Baja slaw, corn salsa, sweet chile sauce, Cotija cheese, and bourbon bacon

11

Sweet and Spicy Ahi Tuna

Teriyaki-glazed tortilla, avocado salsa, Baja slaw, and tequila-soy dressing

11

Crispy Shrimp

Avocado slices, Baja slaw, and sashimi sauce

10

Seared Mahi Mahi

Avocado salsa, Baja slaw, peanut sauce, and fresh lime

10

Blackened Chicken

Corn salsa, Baja slaw, Cotija cheese, and chipotle crema

9

Crispy Panko-Crusted Avocado

Mango salsa, Baja slaw, Cotija cheese, and chipotle crema

9

bowls and bites

Newport Beach Mahi Bowl

Mahi mahi, coconut rice, smoked beans, Baja slaw, mango salsa, Cotija cheese, and peanut sauce

12

Santa Monica Salmon Bowl

Salmon, brown rice, smoked beans, Baja slaw, corn salsa, bacon, sweet chile sauce, and Cotija cheese

12

Poké Bowl

Ahi tuna, brown rice, smoked beans, Baja slaw, avocado salsa, tequila-soy sauce, and Cotija cheese

13

Create Your Own Bowl

Choice of fish or chicken, choice of rice, smoked beans, Baja slaw, corn or mango salsa, and Cotija cheese

12

Sonoma Shrimp Salad

Shrimp, smoked beans, Baja slaw, mango salsa, avocado, tomatoes, queso fresco, and barbecue vinaigrette

12

Gringo Quesadilla

Double tortilla, Chihuahua cheese, blackened chicken, smoked beans, and chipotle crema

8

sides

Salsa and Chips

Choose mango, corn, or avocado salsa

4

Elotes

Roasted corn (seasonal)

4

Seafood Chowdah

4

desserts

Churros with Ice Cream

Cinnamon-sugar dusting, French vanilla ice cream, and homemade dulce de leche sauce

6

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: 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 James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef Joe Flamm.

Café Spiaggia menu

handmade pasta

Rotolo

Ricotta, pomodoro, and pork sugo

20

Gnocchi

Wild boar ragù, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and basil

17

Cavatelli

Beech mushroom, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and thyme

16

Spaghetti Neri

Squid ink pasta, Calabrian pepper, and Manila clams

21

Pappardelle

Bolognese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and chervil

20

Bucatini

‘Nduja, Pecorino-Romano, and Calabrian pepper

17

main

Dorade

Kale, oregano, radish, and garlic

45

Half Chicken

Calabrian pepper, honey, and Tuscan beans

26

Skirt Steak

Gorgonzola dolce, pickled Tropea onions, fennel fronds, and chervil

38

dessert

Gelati and Sorbetti

Cherry fudge swirl, dark chocolate sea salt, pistachio, blueberry thyme, and cucumber

4 for one; 9 for three

Pizzelle Panino

Vanilla bean gelato, crunchy almond chocolate, and cocoa nib glaze

9

Crostata

Rhubarb and ginger, buttermilk sorbet, and strawberry

12

sunday supper

Four Courses

Rotating weekly family-style menu

40

coffee counter

Selection of Espresso Beverages
Lemon Thyme Cake

5

Pane Del Giorno

4

Savory Crostata

7

Frog Juice Kombucha

Calabrian chile and peach; blackberry cucumber basil; raspberry ginger; grapefruit rosemary; and strawberry basil cran-apple

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

Beef Tartare

Egg yolk, horseradish, and brioche

16

Lake Superior Whitefish

Saffron arancini, braised fennel, and citrus

27

Roasted Pork Loin

Curry cauliflower purée, raisin jam, lardo, and cilantro-barley

26

Seared Duck Breast

Hummus, Brussels sprouts, Green Goddess yogurt, and cardamom-apple jam

26

Lamb Bolognese

Pappardelle pasta, whipped ricotta, and lemon confit

26

Iowa Beef Rib-Eye

Barley, risotto, grapes, broccolini, and foie gras jus

30

lunch

Squash Salad

Maple vinaigrette, toasted pecans, and farmer's cheese

14

Spring Greens

Candied walnuts, goat cheese mousse, and raspberry vinaigrette

12

Pork Belly Lyonnaise Salad

Poached egg, arugula, frisée, and Dijon vinaigrette

17

Croque Monsieur

Nueske ham, béchamel, and Gruyère

14

Chestnut Provisions Baguette

Prosciutto, salami, chèvre, and baby arugula

14

Atlantic Salmon

Roasted beets, Sherry reduction, and crispy onions

24

breakfast

Smoked Salmon Pastrami Benedict

Brioche, fennel-red onion salad, and poached egg

18

Mixed Berry Crêpes

Hazelnut ganache and lime whipped cream

14

Brioche French Toast

Whipped cream, warm maple syrup, and berry compote

14

Steak and Eggs

Prime flatiron steak, horseradish hollandaise, eggs any style, and red breakfast potatoes

24

Bacon-Gruyère Quiche

Prosciutto, Fuji apple, and applewood-smoked bacon

16

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: Seafood

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Cape Cod

140 East Walton
Chicago, IL 60611

Set in the elegant, incomparable Drake Hotel, Cape Cod has boasted the honor of being one of America's finest seafood restaurants since 1933.

Cape Cod menu

fruits de mer

Fresh Seafood Preparations

King crab legs, chilled shrimp, clams on the half shell, half lobster, and freshly shucked oysters

Cape Cod Sampler

A combination of chilled fruits de mer served with traditional sauces

cape cod traditions

Oysters Rockefeller

Six West Coast oysters witih hollandaise sauce

Drake Crab Cakes

Jumbo lump crab and light mustard sauce

Clams Casino

Compound butter and crispy bacon

Fresh Calamari

Panko or traditional

Shrimp Cocktail

Five jumbo prawns and traditional sauce

Smoked Salmon

Traditional accoutrements

Shrimp Rémoulade

Fried green tomatoes and herb salad

salads and soups

Signature Bookbinder Soup
Cape Cod Clam Chowder
House Salad

Seasonal greens and vegetables with your choice of dressing

Hearts of Romaine

Shaved Parmesan, house croutons, white anchovies, and Caesar-style dressing

Traditional Wedge

Iceberg lettuce, bacon, Maytag blue cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes, and creamy ranch dressing

cape cod classics and steaks

Drake Crab Cakes

Jumbo lump crab, small potatoes, steamed asparagus, and whole grain mustard

Steamed Maine Lobster

1-1/2-pound lobster, small poatoes, steamed asparagus, and drawn butter

Lobster Thermidor

Prepared au gratin, shallots, sautéed forest mushrooms, and small potatoes

Steamed King Crab Legs

Small potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and drawn butter

Dover Sole Meunière

Prepared tableside and served with small potatoes and spring pea medley

Twin Lobster Tails

Small potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and drawn butter

Land and Water

6oz filet mignon, fresh lobster tail, and lobster mashed potatoes

Alaskan King Crab Salad

Poached shrimp, king crab, frisée, pea shoots, and avocado purée

New York Strip

10oz; served with small potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Merlot sauce

Filet Mignon

8oz; served with small potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and Merlot sauce

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.

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

Baked Oxtail Empanada

Cuban-style oxtail, butternut squash purée, and blue cheese chimichurri

12

dinner salads

Heirloom Beet Salad

Variety of mixed beets, herb goat cheese, Mandarin wedges, Thai basil, endive, candied pecans, and Sherry vinaigrette (V) (GF)

13

dinner entrées

Arrachera

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

27

Pollo Criollo

Marinated Amish chicken, fingerling papa guisada, and summer squash—a Columbian recipe, known for amazing flavor and juiciness, passed down from Chef’s mother

24

Yucca Gnocchi

Tomato arrabbiata, squash, mushrooms, and Parmesan cheese

20 (V) (GF)

Scallops

Pastel de choclo, com chorizo chimichurri, radish, and beech mushrooms

32

Arroz con Mariscos

Saffron bomba rice, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, scallions, peas, and tomato sofrito

31

Braised Short Rib

Chicha-morada-braised short rib, Hazzards Free Farms grits, and purple corn salad

32 (GF)

lunch entrées

Crispy Atlantic Cod Sandwhich

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 Saltado

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 croissant and cinnamon roll, Mexican chocolate, and cinnamon sugar icing

11

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

Old Chicago lore and traditional steakhouse eats are brought to life at Chicago Chop House.

Chicago Chop House menu

appetizers

Freshly Shucked Blue Point Oysters

With cocktail sauce and fresh horseradish

Kobe Beef Carpaccio

With truffle oil

Maryland Crab Cakes

With lobster bisque sauce

salads

Chop House Wedge

Applewood-smoked bacon, fresh blue cheese crumbles, tomatoes, and your choice of dressing

Organic Mixed Greens

With fresh berries and poppyseed vinaigrette

steaks and chops

Chicago Chop House New York Strip
Bone-In Filet
Chicago Chop House Bone-In Prime Rib

World-renowned prime rib

Bone-In Rib-Eye
Lamb Porters

from the sea

Boiled Alaskan King Crab Legs

With drawn butter

Chilean Sea Bass

With mango-papaya salsa, mixed greens, and sweet potato frites

poultry

Chicken Lemon Oscar Style

On a bed of lemon butter and parsley

sides

Au Gratin

Four cheese potatoes baked to perfection

Jumbo Baked Potato

Loaded with all your favorites

Vegetables of the Day

Freshly prepared by the chef

desserts

Homemade Carrot Cake
Colossal Cheesecake

Standing tall, glazed with raspberry sauce

**This is just a sample of what the 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: 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: 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 their own 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

Gemelli di Santa Lucia

With crumbled Italian sausage, onions, and mushrooms in a tomato cream sauce

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, French brasserie meets American bistro in a casual yet refined all-day eatery.

Cochon Volant Brasserie menu

hors d'oeuvre

Roland's Foie Chicken Liver Mousse

World famous

13.95

Tenderloin Steak Tartare

Hand-cut to order

18.95

Croque Madame Egg Rolls

Super hot French mustard dip

9.95

Burrata and Toast

Spring pea salade, fine herbs, and Maldon

16.95

Matt's French'd Fried Chicken Wings

Tarragon ranch aïoli

14.95

Escargot Magnifique du Jour

Try 'em, you'll like 'em

12.95

plateaux de fruit de mer

Charbroiled Oysters

Béarnaise, pecorino, and toast

3.50 each

Le Grande Seafood Tower

85

fine french entrées

Orecchiette

Kale, chile, country pork ragù, and pecorino

14.95

Saumon

Fresh herbs and sauce du jour

22.95

Moules Frites

Fresh mussels, hand-cut frites, and garlic bread

22.95

Poulet

Matt's rotisserie bird, hand-cut frites, and aïoli

23.95

Canard

Duck confit, Lyonnaise hash, and foie gras toast

28.95

les salades

Le Wedge

Egg, bacon, Roquefort, and house buttermilk ranch

14.95

Salmon Kale Lyonnaise

Soft egg, warm bacon, and cured salmon

14.95

prime steak frites

dry-aged beef served with hand-cut frites and steak salt

Classique

Maître d' butter and béarnaise

24.95

Bordelaise

Confit shallots and red wine sauce

29.95

les sandwiches

served with house-cut frites

Les Cheeseburger Royale

Prime dry-aged beef, crispy bacon, confit onion, American cheese, Dijonnaise, and house pickles

16.95

Prime Beef French Dip

Confit onion, aged provolone, and horseradish

18.95

brunch

Monsieur Foster

Banana, French caramel, and candied walnut

13.95

Super Green Benedict

Housemade English muffin, avocado, spinach, crispy artichoke, and hollandaise

15.95

Saigon Cinnamon Roll with Nutella Frosting

5.95

Wild Mushroom-Kale-Gruyère Omelette

14.95

Salmon Benedict

Housemade English muffin, smoked salmon, slow-poached egg, and dill hollandaise

15.95

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

Bufala e Pomodoro

Imported mozzarella di bufala, marinated tomatoes, arugula, and balsamico

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

Ribollita

Tuscan vegetable soup with bread croutons

paste

Gnochetti

Potato dumplings, fresh tomato sauce, buffalo ricotta, and basil

Linguine alle Vongole

Manila clams, broccoletti, bottarga, toasted garlic, and chile flakes

Tagliolini Neri

Black squid ink pasta, frutti di mare, spicy tomato, and Tuscan kale

Tordelli Lucchesi

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 beef porterhouse for two, sliced tableside

Costoletta di Vitello

Grilled veal chop, Tuscan kale, and artichokes "fritti"

dolce

Panna Cotta

Eggless vanilla bean custard, caramel sauce, and berries

Crostata

Brown sugar pecan pie and orange English cream

Fondente

Warm chocolate flourless cake with chocolate gelato and roasted white chocolate sauce

Sfogliatina

Mick Klug Farm 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

Crab Bake

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; Burnt squash, apple preserve, crushed pepitas, feta yogurt, and prosciutto

8 per piece

from the garden

Pumpkin, Brown Ale, and Cheddar Soup

Caramelized onion, pretzel crumb, and maple bacon

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

Rotisserie Chicken

Mashed potatoes, pan drippings, and winter vegetables

22

Smoked Short Rib

Salsify, carrots, pickled cipollini onions, toasted nuts, and five spice jus

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: American Bistro, Californian, 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 Evanston and Streeterville, 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

8oz blended iced espresso

3

Freddo Cappuccino (Pictured)

12oz layered iced cappuccino

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

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

Shroomed Patty Melt

Prime meat, wild mushrooms, Wisconsin sharp cheddar, onion compote, and rye

9.50

Falafel Burger

Chickpea patty, paprika yogurt, cabbage relish, and sesame brioche

8.50

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

dinner

Coffee-Rubbed Wings

With grilled pineapple

7

Yiayias Meatballs

With tomato sauce

7

Greek Gravlax

Feta, tomato, Kalamata olives, capers, and onion

7

Tuna Niçoise Salad

Sustainable American tuna, baby red potato, green beans, olives, red onion, parsley, cherry tomato, egg, and lemon vinaigrette

14

Skirt Steak

Canadian skirt steak, asparagus, romaine, coconut curry, and roasted baby potatoes

18

Wild Mushroom Alfredo

Fettuccine, cream, Parmesan, and parsley

10

Atlantic Salmon

Sustainable salmon fillet, fennel, hazelnut, zucchini, brown rice, and soy vinaigrette

16

Fish and Chips

Sustainable cod, homemade tartar sauce, and house-cut fries

14

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: Brasserie

Neighborhood: Near North - Magnificent Mile

Deca RESTAURANT+ BAR

160 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago’s finest dining, from the fresh, local ingredients to the Magnificent Mile view, is offered at Deca RESTAURANT + BAR and THE dec ROOFTOP LOUNGE + BAR.

Deca RESTAURANT+ BAR menu

fruits de mer

Fresh Seafood and Shellfish Tower

Shrimp, oysters, crab claws, clams, steamed mussels, and pickled octopus; served with mignonette sauce, kimchee dressing, and cucumber salad; with whole Maine lobster

Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Spicy romesco sauce and Southern-style coleslaw

salads

Tuscan Kale

Egg mimosa, Caesar dressing, and garlic crouton crumble

15

Watermelon

Feta, balsamic, grape, mint, and cherry tomatoes

12

starters

Mussels

‘Nduja sausage, white wine, saffron, and lemon

18

Roman-Style Meatballs

Beef, veal, and pork; house tomato sauce

mains

Orecchiette

Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, and pecorino

26

Fettucine Carbonara

Prosciutto, asparagus, fava bean, and corn

24

Whole Branzino

Grilled with thyme, lemon, and acqua pazza

48

Salmon

Olive, capers, cherry tomatoes, and oregano oil

32

Dry-Aged New York Strip 14oz

Gremolata

50

Rib-Eye 22oz

Cowboy steak

60

desserts

Deca Chocolate Cake

"deca"dent 10-layered chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

9

Lemon Tart

Sable crust and fresh raspberries

9

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 Steak House. An American culinary institution, Del Frisco’s serves up flawless cuisine that’s 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 with traditional garnishes

79.50 for two; 155 for four

Shrimp Cocktail

19.50

Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

Cajun lobster sauce

21

Seared Rare Wagyu Beef Carpaccio

Baby arugula and shaved artichoke salad, capers, Parmesan and Creole mustard aïoli

17.50

Prime Steak Tartare

17.50

salad

Iceberg Lettuce Wedge

Cherry tomatoes, crisp bacon, and Danish blue cheese dressing

11

Beets and Goat Cheese

12.50

soup

Lobster Bisque

14

steaks and chops

Filet Mignon

8 oz or 12 oz

43; 49.50

Bone-In Filet

16 oz

69

Prime Ribeye

16 oz

51

Bone-In Prime Ribeye

22 oz

59

Prime Strip

16 oz

51

Bone-In Prime Strip

59

Prime Porterhouse

24 oz

60

Wagyu Tomahawk Chop

32 oz ribeye long-bone

89

Double Cut Lamb Chops

49

seafood

Bay of Fundy Salmon

Crab hash and lobster-tomato jus

36.50

Broiled Lobster Tail

Carved tableside and served with drawn butter and lemon

market price

Sesame Seared Tuna

Soy-ginger glaze and wasabi cream

42

sides

Spinach Supreme

11

King Crab Gnocchi

17.50

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

18.50

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: Italian

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Dolce Italian

127 West Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Dolce Italian is the newest addition to Chicago’s impressive culinary scene.

Dolce Italian menu

antipasti

Grilled Octopus

Chickpeas, farro, and pistachio vinaigrette

Caprese

Housemade mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil, and aged balsamic

Beef Carpaccio

Pickled mushrooms, farro, and Parmigiana

Dolce Meatballs

Creamy polenta and Parmigiana

Dolce Platter

Artisanal cured meats, Parmigiana, zucchini chips, and focaccina

pizza

Margherita

Fior di latte mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes

Tartufata

Bianca, speck, spicy salami, and truffle oil

Prime Amore

Burrata, cherry tomatoes, arugula, and Parmigiana

pasta

Risotto ai Frutti di Mare

Shrimp, scallop, calamari, and seafood sauce

Fettuccine alla Bolognese

Braised beef, veal, and pork ragoût

secondi

Roasted Branzino

Buttered spinach and Palermo sauce

Veal Milanese

Breaded veal chop, arugula endive salad, hazelnut vinaigrette, and herb fries

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 with jumbo shrimp; served with choice of sauce

Steak and Chicken

7-8oz New York strip steak with 4oz of fresh chicken

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, white fish, 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, GermanyMartin 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, FrancePierre Sparr Alsace One, AlsaceLionel 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 ValleyMiller “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, 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

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 omelettes 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

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

El Hefe

15 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654

El Hefe is bringing some serious Mexican heat to Chicago.

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

Ceviche Tostadas

Grilled shrimp ceviche, Asian pears, black beans, jicama relish, and Baja slaw

9

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, 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

Meaning circle in Japanese, 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

Fat Bastard

Roasted pork belly, frisée, cilantro, and sweet chile dipping sauce

Lumpia Spring Roll

Shrimp and chicken wrapped in roll paper, fried, and served with sweet chile sauce and garlic vinaigrette

Tokyo Nachos

Assorted fish, avocado, and truffle oil mayo

Threesome

Stylish nigiri trinity of tuna, yellowtail, and soy-marinated salmon

homestyle steamed buns

Pulled Pork

Cilantro, pineapple, onions, and Korean chile paste ( Gochujang)

Roasted Pork Belly

Home-style pickled vegetables and home-style smoky grill sauce

japanese whiskey and shochu

Jougo Shochu

Kokuto (dark sugar cane)—smooth, sweet, and well-rounded with a hint of molasses

Nikka Japanese Whiskey

Gentle malt flavor, fruitiness, and extremely well-balanced

signature inspirational maki

Crouching Tiger Hidden Goddess

Lobster tempura, shrimp, cilantro, cucumber, home-style bacon, and spicy mayo

Crunchy Lobster

Grilled lobster, avocado, cream cheese, chives, tobiko, and spicy mayo

Mad House

Shrimp tempura, tuna, salmon, avocado, unagi sauce, tobiko, spicy mayo, soy paper, and tempura bits

ramen and entrées

Pork Belly and Spicy Miso

Miso pork broth, farmers’ varieties, soft-poached egg, serrano, togarashi, and chile oil

Pork Belly and Kimchee Fried Rice

Sauté with chashu demi-glace and fried garlic; topped with sunnyside egg

craft cocktails

Enso Old Fashion

Bourbon whiskey, soothing honey, home-style bitters, orange citrus, and zest

The Beast

Agave tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lemon juice, home-style bitters, orange zest, and sugar rim

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 Entrée
BLT Iceberg Wedge

steaks and chops

includes house salad and cottage fries

Broiled Strip Loin Steak Prime Aged
Broiled Prime-Aged Rib-Eye Steak Bone-InPrime 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: 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: Contemporary American, Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine, Mediterranean

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Bucktown

Feast

1616 North Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Feast serves up food influenced by Owner Debra Sharpe’s travels as backstage caterer for the best in rock 'n' roll—Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, and The Cure—and is still dishing it up locally with clients like Lady Gaga when she performs in town.

Feast menu

appetizers

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Avocado, pepper jack and tortilla strips

4

Caramelized Onion and Buttermilk Biscuits

Served with Amish blue cheese and honey butter

7

Feast Mac and Cheese

Roast tomatoes, bacon, green onions, parmesan, cream and bread crumbs

7; 12

Char-Grilled Baby Octopus

Romesco sauce, frisée and chile-oregano vinaigrette

9

Feast Mussels

Argentinian chorizo, white wine, garlic, chimichurri and crispy shoestrings

14

salad

Toasted Barley Salad

Medjool dates, pickled shallots, escarole, candied pecans and lemon vinaigrette

9

Bitter Greens Salad

Shaved apple, toasted almond brittle, fontina croutons and quince vinaigrette

8

House Smoked Trout Salad

Crispy potatoes, arugula, lemon ricotta and lemon vinaigrette

11

Kale Salad

Grapefruit, radish, bacon and buttermilk blue cheese dressing

8

burgers and sandwiches

Feast Burger

Red onion marmalade, garlic aïoli, St. Andre cheese, shredded romaine and brioche bun

14

Turkey Burger

Caramelized onions, Sriracha mayo and Swiss

13

Black Bean Burger

White cheddar and spicy pickled slaw

13

House-Smoked Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Carolina barbecue sauce, roasted garlic aïoli, cole slaw, and ciabatta

13

Griddled Burger

Fried ham, white cheddar, Feast bread and butter pickles, garlic aïoli, shaved onion, arugula and toasted sourdough

14

entrees

Red Chili Braised Short Ribs

Soft goat cheese white polenta and herb salsa verde

21

Crispy Semolina Cakes

Wild mushroom ragù, arugula and shaved parmesan

16

Roasted Half Chicken

Eggplant caviar, crispy potatoes, caramelized onions and toasted garlic vinaigrette

22

Gemelli

Served with sausage, broccoli rabe, garlic and chile-herb butter

16

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

Two for 22

Choice of tomato bisque or spring green salad paired with choice of pasta, pizza, or sandwich

22

Meatballs

Grass-fed beef, Berkshire pork, pomodoro, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and baguette

12

Filini Panino

Prosciutto, soppressata, mortadella, and peperonata

16

Chicken Club

Gunthorp Farms chicken, bacon aïoli, and avocado

18

Spicy Soppressata Pizza

San Marzano tomato, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Calabrian chili

14

Wild Mushroom Pizza

Grilled mushrooms, San Marzano tomato, Pecorino, and parsley

16

dinner

Salumi

Artisanal-cured meats and house pickles

14

Fritto Misto

Sepia, jumbo prawn, broccolini, and Calabrian chili hot sauce

18

Chitarra alla Carbonara

Pancetta and Parmigiano-Reggiano

16

Ravioli

Lamb, ricotta, chioggia beet, date vinaigrette, and lemon breadcrumbs

18

Capensante

Scallop, speck, quinoa, and green hummus

32

Rib-Eye

Dry-aged rib-rye, spring onion, and marjoram jus

48

Pollo

Crispy chicken thigh, mustard green, and peperonata

22

dessert

Formaggio

Fiore Sardo, cherry, fontina, thyme-honey, ricotta, and smoked almond

12

Torta tre Monti

Pizzelle, hazelnut, and caramel

10

Firttelle Rum

Macadamia, vanilla, and balsamic

10

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.

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

9

Provoleta

Argentine provolone cheese cooked on the grill with olive oil and roasted peppers

8

Berenjena en Escabeche

Oven-baked eggplant layered with spinach, provolone, Parmesan, and ricotta cheeses; served with a delicious tomato cream sauce

10

Ensalada Paisana

Homemade mozzarella sautéed with spinach, roasted red peppers, garlic, and olive oil

9

Noqui

Potato dumplings with a choice of Argentine tomato sauce or white wine cream sauce

13

Ravioli

Choice of meat or spinach filling; served in Argentine tomato sauce or white wine sauce

14

Milanesa a Caballo

Beef, breaded and topped with two fried eggs

17

Entrana

Outer skirt steak, cooked on the grill and served with a salad

19

Vacìo

Flap meat cooked on the grilll served with salad and Vesuvio potatoes

19

Churrasco

12 oz sirloin steak cooked on the grill and served with a salad

17

Pork Chop

12oz grilled pork chop topped with shiitake mushrooms and Marsala wine sauce; accompanied by sautéed vegetables

24

Pez

Chilean salmon oven-baked then sautéed with mango juice on top and accompanied by mashed potatoes

market price

El Filet

Range-grown filet mignon cooked on the grill, then topped with a red onion-wine sauce and accompanied by spinach mashed potatoes

27

Beef Angosto

Strip steak cooked on the grill; served with salad

26

Para Dos

Grilled short ribs, flap meat sausage, beef sweetbread, and black sausage

35

folklore - wicker park

Empanadas

Argentine turnover with choice of beef, chicken, ham and cheese, or spinach and cheese

2

Antipasto

Argentine white cheese, salami, prosciutto, olives, and mortadella

9

Matambre

Argentine specialty—veal rolled and cooked with vegetables, served cold

8

Mollejas

Beef sweetbread with tomato and onion salad

8

Ensalada Balsamico

Spinach salad tossed in balsamic vinegar

6

Tomate con Huevo

Wedhed tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, onions, olives, and oregano; tossed with olive oil and vinegar

6

Canelones

Spinach and cheese or meat filling

17

Tortellini

Choice of Argentine tomato sauce, meat sauce, or white wine cream sauce

13

Milanesa Napolitana

Beef breaded, then topped with baked ham, mozzarella, and tomato sauce; served with potato and salad

17

Asado de Tira

Short ribs cooked on the grill; served with a salad

18

Pechuga de Pollo

Grilled chicken breast accompanied by vegetables; served with chimichurri sauce

15

Bife de Chorizo

Boneless strip steak, cooked on the grill; served with a salad

19

Medio Pollo al Limon

Grilled half chicken marinated with white wine limón sauce; served with Vesuvio potatoes and salad

15

Costilla de Cordero

Herb-rubbed roasted lamb shank served with mashed poatoes and red wine ragoût

27

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

27

Angosto Organico

All natural, hormone free boneless strip steak from Nebraska grilled and served with sautéed onions and tomatoes

28

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: 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: 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

Jumbo Lump Crab Dip

Sriracha Mornay, avocado-multigrain crackers, and house corn chips

18

Avocado Toast

Cumin-dusted pita

11

Karaage

Japanese izakaya-style fried chicken, togarashi, sweet chile sauce, and hot ale mustard

10

Waffle Cheese

Smoked tomato purée with basil and chive oil

13

salads

Kale and Radicchio

Kale, orange supreme, brioche croutons, Hidden Springs feta, and maple-bourbon vinaigrette

11

Apple and Pistachio

Endive, red onion, sweet apple, and chile-yogurt vinaigrette

12

Pulled Smoked Chicken

Green leaf, radicchio, cilantro, black beans, barbecue corn nuts, heirloom tomato, chipotle cheddar, crispy pickled Fresno and jalapeños, and roasted red pepper vinaigrette

14

Charred Cauliflower and Freekeh

Almonds, dried apricots, ginger, preserved lemon, and garlic-chive oil

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

Smoked Chicken and Grape

Walnut pesto cream, shaved Asiago, and arugula

12

plates

Prime Burger

Cheddar, pickles, tomato, butter leaf, crispy pickled Fresno and jalapeños, fried Vidalia onion, and “burger sauce” on a brioche bun

12

Brick Chicken

Seared skin-on breast, red grape, bacon and thyme jus, and lentils

16

Blackened Scottish Salmon

Ginger-poached freekeh and roasted cauliflower

19

Lamb

Charred lamb chops, Greek seasoned jojos, fried lemon, and tomato and arugula salad

21

platters

Hot Fried Chicken

Ramen-crusted buttermilk chicken, hot sauce, white cheddar mac and cheese, creamy slaw, Belgian-style ale, and bourbon-maple butter

34

Porterhouse and Shishito

35-day wet-aged USDA Prime grade porterhouse, togarashi-brown sugar-soy-glazed shishito peppers, shishito chimichurri, chive sour cream, pickled red onion, cilantro, and corn tortillas

59

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Friends Sushi

710 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Tucked away on Rush Street, just off the hustle on Michigan Avenue, Friends Sushi is easy to miss but hard to forget—in a good way. And now, sushi-lovers can enjoy even more Friends with Friends on State and Friends Ramen.

Friends Sushi menu

appetizers

Salmon Carpaccio

Thinly sliced salmon, radish sprouts, and jalapeños with light soy vinaigrette

Scallop Butteryaki

Seared scallops with sautéed mushrooms

Firecracker

Tuna, salmon, avocado, and scallions tossed in creamy wasabi; served on top of shrimp chips with black tobiko

Crab Cake

Pan-seared lump crabmeat with wasabi aïoli

Shishito Yaki

Grilled shishito pepper with sea salt and yuzu sauce

salads

Yuzu Ceviche

Hamachi, tai, shrimp, tuna, salmon, grape tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, red onion, and mint leaves with yuzu dressing

Kale Goma Ae

Steamed kale, quinoa, sesame seed, wasabi, sesame dressing, and micro-greens

friends' signatures

Friends

King crab, shrimp tempura, cream cheese, spicy mayo, and green apple; topped with unagi, avocado, tempura crumbs, red tobiko, wasabi mayo, and unagi glaze

Jazz

Salmon, cucumber, avocado center, and seared spicy scallop with king crab on top

Jimmai

Yellowtail, grilled asparagus, avocado, and cilantro with fresh sea bass and ponzu sauce on top

Devil's Tuna

Spicy tuna, avocado, scallions, cream cheese, and chile oil wrapped with soy paper and topped with seared super white tuna, cilantro, hot sauce, and ponzu

friends' kitchen

New York Strip Sansho Teriyaki

Grilled green onion, kale, shishito, tomato, micro-greens, sansho, pepper, yuzu kosho, and teriyaki sauce

Duck Orange Shoyu

Grilled kale, tomato shishito, fresh orange juice, and teriyaki sauce

raw bar: nikkei cuisine

Crispy Salmon or Tuna Poké

Salmon or tuna, fried sushi rice, spicy mayo, masago, avocado, sesame oil, negi, and micro-greens

Suzuki Tiradito

Suzuki sashimi mixed with cilantro tiger's milk (citrus sauce), micro-greens, and finished with sea salt

Hamachi Tartare

Seared hamachi wtih wasabi-yuzu sauce, sesame oil, masago, micro-greens, avocado, and cracker

Tuna Tataki

Seared tuna sashimi, sesame soy, sansho pepper, grilled shishito, and tomato

Spicy Tuna Causa

Causa (mashed potates with amarillo pepper) topped with spicy tuna and masago

Cuisine: Wild Game

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park

Frontier

1072 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

Opened in 2011, everything about this unique restaurant pays homage to the American frontier.

Frontier menu

snacks and salads

Peppadew Pepper Skewers

Wagyu beef bacon and cocoa Cardona cheese

8

Caramelized Onion and Crab Dip

Cipollini onion rings and housemade potato chips

9

Wedge Salad

Tomato, smoked lamb bacon, blue cheese, cornbread croutons, and buttermilk ranch

10

Chargrilled Oysters

Creole butter, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan

6 for 16

meat and seafood

Bourbon-Roasted Half Chicken

Knob Creek bourbon sauce

17

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Pickled banana peppers, molasses mustard, and Monterey Jack cheese

11

Boar Bacon Sausage Rolls

Chicago-style toppings

12

Lamb Burger

Cucumber-dill yogurt, provolone, and watercress

13

Ahi Tuna Sandwich

Fried onions, sprouts, wasabi mayo, and sourdough

12

hearty sides

Grits

Gulf shrimp and Parmesan

13

Five Cheese Mac

9

brunch

Beignets

Powdered sugar and rum-apple sauce

5

Bacon Flight

Made in-house—lamb bacon, Berkshire bacon, and beef bacon

12

Harvest Hash

Market vegetables, goat cheese, potatoes, pepita salsa, and egg

13

Wagyu Sirloin Steak and Eggs

Hash browns, scrambled eggs, and chimichurri sauce

18

Chicken Biscuit Sandwich

Cheddar and leek biscuit, smoked ham, jalapeño jam, and tomato

18

whole animal

Farm-Raised Pig

Serves 12-15 people, 4 sides included, and Pre-order 3 day minimum

550

Wild Boar

Serves 10-15 people, 4 sides included, and Pre-order 5 day minimum

600

Goat

Serves 10-15 people, 4 sides included, and Pre-order 5 day minimum

575

Alligator

Serves 10-12 people, 3 sides included, and Pre-order 5 day minimum

market price

Frontier Select Trio

Choose 3, choice of Goat Leg, Boar Shoulder, Wagyu Short Loin, Venison Leg, Antelope Leg; Serves 10 people, 4 sides included, Pre-order 5 day minimum

400+

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 has been the perfect place to immerse oneself in romance.

Geja's Cafe menu

cheese of the world

sharp cheeses: iowa maytag blue, canadian black diamond, and wisconsin aged cheddarrobust cheeses: french brie, swiss gruyère, and wisconsin herb goatdelicate 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: Deli, Pastries/Desserts, Vegan/Vegetarian, American, Sandwiches

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Goddess and Grocer

1127 North State Street
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For all things eclectic, consistently delicious, and artfully presented, Goddess and Grocer is a perfect 10.

Goddess and Grocer menu

breakfast

Lox and Bagel

Smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, tomato and red onion on toasted bagel

8

Croissant Sandwich

With scrambled eggs, bacon, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil

7

Maple Bacon Sandwich

Fried egg, maple chili-glazed bacon, Gruyère, arugula, slow-roasted tomato jam and lemon-rosemary aïoli on toasted brioche

8

sandwiches and wraps

Garden Goddess Wrap

Avocado, cucumber, carrots, beets, tomatoes, spinach and lettuce with Goddess dressing in a wheat wrap

9

Greek Goddess Wrap

Hummus, feta, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, Kalamata olives, grilled artichoke and onion with baby spinach, tossed with feta dressing in a spinach wrap

9

Magic Mushroom

Grilled and marinated portobello mushrooms, melted provolone, spinach and fire-roasted red pepper on a demi baguette

8.50

Wicker Park

Roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, spinach and nut-free basil pesto on demi baguette

9.50

California Dreaming

Roast turkey breast, Swiss, avocado, beefsteak tomato, arugula and lemon aïoli on sunflower wheat

9.50

Turkey Twist

Roasted turkey, Swiss, caramelized onion confit, tender baby spinach and cranberry aïoli on marble rye

9

Chicken Salad Sanger

Pulled whole-roasted chicken, celery, grapes, scallions, toasted almonds, mayo and red leaf lettuce on rustic white

9

Italian Slam

Black Forest ham, salami, capicola, provolone, giardiniera, red onion, tomato, green leaf lettuce and Goddess aïoli on a demi baguette

10

Mile High Reuben

Choice of shaved corned beef or turkey pastrami, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island and sauerkraut on marble rye

12

Smokin' Brisket

Barbecue beef brisket, tangy barbecue sauce, smoked cheddar, fried onions and house slaw on a pretzel roll

11

salads

Goddess Chopped Veggie Salad

Romaine and spinach mix, avocado, red tomatoes, garbanzo beans, cucumber, radish, carrots, roasted corn and Goddess dressing

8

Spinach Salad

Baby spinach, goat cheese, sliced green apples, candied pecans, dried cranberries and red wine vinaigrette

9

Chopped Chicken Salad

Chopped romaine lettuce, lemon-thyme chicken breast, provolone, fresh mozzarella, diced tomatoes, garbanzo beans, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, olives, herb croutons and Grocer’s herb vinaigrette

9.50

Classic Chicken Caesar

Chopped romaine with herbed chicken, croutons, Parmesan and Caesar dressing

9

desserts

Cupcakes

Daily selection of yummy cupcakes: white, chocolate or red velvet cupcakes with various frostings

3

Rainbow Cake (Slice)

The signature Goddess six-layer cake featuring the colors of the rainbow; 10-inch Rainbow Cakes ($80) can be ordered for Pride and other special occasions

7

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, Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine, Vegan/Vegetarian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - West Town

Green Zebra

1460 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

Green Zebra is Chicago's go-to for an inventive, fine-dining vegetarian meal.

Green Zebra menu

the food

Baked Salted Pretzel Roll

Mustard mousse

3

Marinated Kale Salad

Red quinoa, Michigan cherries, black garlic oil, sumac, and crème fraîche

10

Green Olive and Orange Salad

Shaved fennel, piquillo peppers, and Pata Cabra cheese

9

Beets by Dre

Pickled carrots, horseradish yogurt, fresh dill, and caraway seed vinaigrette

10

Chilled Somen Noodles

Hawaiian heart of palm, edamame, shiso, and ginger-soy

10

Hen of the Woods

Mushroom pâté, Seedling Farm apricot-Riesling preserves, and pickled fennel

11

Smoked Red Bean

Potstickers, barbecue sauce, collard greens, peach purée, and peanuts

10

Burrata alla Panna

Summer peach-tomato salsa, pumpernicklel panzanella, and aged balsamic vinegar

10

Sweet Corn Soup

Yukon gold potatoes, melted leeks, and roasted oyster mushrooms

8

Artichoke Soup

Lemon confit, Cerignola olives, fresh horseradish, and pesto

8

Foraged Maitake Mushrooms

Housemade kimchee

8

Sautéed Broccolini

Miso butter and toasted sesame seeds

6

Country Flatbread

Crimson lentil dahl, curried eggplant, roasted oyster, and raita

12

Foraged Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto

Fresh fava beans, spring onions, and gremolata breadcrumbs

12

Parmesan Gnocchi

Grilled summer squash, baba ganoush, and tomato vinaigrette

12

Culver Farm Duck Egg

Smoked potato purée, parsley, and country sourdough

12.50

Goat Cheese Polenta

Oyster mushrooms, grilled broccoli, Calabrian chiles, and black vinegar

12

Spicy Szechuan Tofu

Sautéed gai lan, brown rice, pickled mushrooms, and charred cabbage

11

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: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Hash House A Go Go

1212 North State Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610

Hash House a Go Go, located in Chicago's historic Gold Coast neighborhood, offers a truly unique brunch experience.

Hash House A Go Go menu

indiana favorites

*Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles (A New York Times Favorite!)*

Two sage fried chicken breasts with hardwood-smoked bacon waffle tower, hot maple reduction, and fried leeks

17.99

Sausage Gravy with Biscuits, Two Eggs, and Mashed Potatoes

13.95

O'Hare of The Dog

24oz Budweiser and a side of bacon

8.50

hashes

Chorizo, Jalapeños, Red Onion, Cheddar Cheese, and Fresh Tomato

14.50

HH Famous Meatloaf, Roasted Peppers, Spinach, and Smoked Mozzarella

14.50

farm scrambles

Hardwood-Smoked Bacon, Avocado, Onion, and Swiss

12.50

flapjacks and waffles

Brown Sugar Banana Flapjacks

9.99

Snickers Flapjacks

9.99

Griddled French Toast

Dipped in banana-cinnamon cream with pecan-maple syrup

14.99

hash house farm benedicts

served on a fresh split biscuit with griddled mashed potatoes

Andy's Sage Fried Chicken

Fresh spinach, hardwood-smoked bacon, market tomato, griddled mozzarella, chipotle cream, and scrambled eggs (a "Man vs. Food" favorite!)

17.99

Crispy Hand-Hammered Pork Tenderloin

With market tomato, spinach, and barbecue cream; topped with scrambled eggs

17.99

other great things from the stove

Sausage Gravy Pot Pie

With scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes

13.99

hh sandwiches

Pub Crawl

Housemade signature corned beef on custom-cut rye; served with griddled caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and spicy mustard

14.99

BBBLT (Yes, Bacon Rules)

All on fresh milk bread with mayo

13.99

hash house "twisted" stuffed burgers

two patties with stuffing in between; all served with crispy fries or salad with cucumber dressing

Applewood-Smoked Bacon and Mashed Potatoes

14.99

salads

The Hash House Cobb

Butter, iceberg, and red leaf lettuce, smoked chicken, red onion, tomato, blue cheese crumbles, applewood-smoked bacon, and avocado; all tossed with blue cheese dressing and trimmed with barbecue sauce

13.99

cocktails

B.L.T Mary

Chilled 20oz glass with a smoked sea salt rim, house Mary mix, and vodka; all trimmed with a fresh big ol' tomato wheel, smoked bacon slice, rib of lettuce, and white toast

10.95

Spiked Kiwi Watermelon Lemonade

Kiwi syrup, homemade lemonade, fresh watermelon juice, and vodka

9.95

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, Brasserie, Contemporary American, Italian: Contemporary, Italian: Northern, Italian: Southern, Seafood, American, American Brasserie, Modern American, New American, Modern European Cuisine, American

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Honey's

1111 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607

As sweet as its name, Honey’s is a welcome addition to the Chicago food scene, combining a culinary expertise and truly welcoming personality for one of the West Loop’s new “must try” spots.

Honey's menu

appetizers

Beef Tartare

Périgord truffles, foie gras, sorrel, and Sherry reduction

22

Spit-Roasted Cauliflower

Breadcrumbs, smoked giardiniera, and basil

12

Grilled Romaine Caesar

Egg yolk, sabayon, pickled shallot, and Parmesan

12

Delicata Squash

Matsutake mushrooms, frisée, pine nut butter, and golden raisins

14

Hamachi

Cucumber, grape, finger lime, Verjus, and pickled onion

18

Fenugreek Poached Salmon

Walnut, pickled apple, celery root, and kohlrabi

16

pasta

Chestnut Pasta a la Chitarra

Bitter greens, pecorino cheese, and Périgord truffles

20; 34

Ricotta Cavatelli

Spit-roasted lamb ragoût, preserved lemon yogurt, and cured olive

16; 30

entrées

Spit-Roasted Pork Chop

White beans, escarole, guanciale, and jus

34

Grilled Striploin

Pommes Dauphine, rapini, romesco, and charred scallion

39

Chermoula Marinated Sturgeon

Vegetable panzanella and charred tomato vinaigrette

31

Israeli Couscous

Roasted carrots, apricot harissa, raisin chutney, and plum raita

23

Meagre Bass

Skordalia, baby beets, smoked roe, and dill

33

Rainbow Trout

Charred eggplant, roasted corn succotash, bacon, and pea shoots

27

Glazed Duck

Orange, honey, cranberries, cabbage, squash, and jus

34

dessert

Dark Chocolate

Manjari pudding, lapsang souchong cake, tahini, and sesame wafer

10

Butternut Squash

Crémeux, candied chestnut, cider, and pumpkin spice meringue

10

Cranberry

White chocolate Eurobed mousse, compote, pink peppercorn sponge cake, and sage

10

Carrot

Garam Masala cake, cream cheese mascarpone, raisin purée, and candied pistachio

10

Nettle Meadow Kunik

Rose-honey phyllo, apple, and walnut streusel

10

cocktails

Islands in the Stream

Plantation rum, Caña Brava, Pamplemousse, pineapple, mint, and lime

14

Bae of Bengal

Oola gin, yellow chartreuse, hibiscus tea, and egg white

14

How 'Bout Them Apples

Rhine Hall oak-aged apple brandy, Eden cider, honey, and lemon

14

Grow a Pear

Barrel-rested Old Grove gin, seedling pear cider, and absinthe rinse

14

Smoke Up Your Glass

Trombo tequilla, mezcal, rosemary, lavender, and Luxardo

14

Cuisine: American Grill, Greek, Vegan/Vegetarian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lakeview

Horizon Cafe

3805 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60613

Horizon Cafe, the popular East Lakeview eatery, boasts one of the city’s all-time favorite culinary traditions: breakfast for dinner (or breakfast for breakfast, or breakfast for lunch)!

Horizon Cafe menu

breakfast

B&G Quesadilla

Biscuits and gravy meets a quesadilla; scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and country gravy stuffed in a flour tortilla and served with hash browns

9.79

Fried Chicken Benedict

Buttered English muffin topped with panko-crusted chicken breast and poached eggs; smothered in creamy country gravy and served with seasoned home fries

10.29

French Toast Combo

Hand-dipped French toast, two eggs, golden hash browns, and your choice of two bacon strips, ham, or sausage links

9.29

Banana Nut Bread French Toast

The signature French toast, baked onsite; topped with fresh banana slices

9.79

Prosciutto and Pesto Omelette

Blended with pesto and sliced prosciutto ham, topped wtih melted mozzarella, and served with golden hash browns and toast; as featured in The Chicago Tribune!

10.79

Portobello Eggs Benedict

Portobello mushrooms and poached eggs topped on a buttered English muffin with special housemade pesto hollandaise sauce and served with golden hash browns

9.79

lunch

BLT Avocado Salad

Mixed greens with bacon, chopped tomato, cheddar, and avocado; drizzled with avocado ranch dressing

9.79

Turkey Avocado Wrap

Smoked turkey, lettuce, tomato, avocado, pepper Jack, and avocado ranch dressing wrapped in a flour torilla

9.79

Bacon Ranch Crunch Burger

A juicy half-pound burger topped with signature ranch dressing, chopped bacon, and crispy onion strings on a grilled handmade pretzel bun

10.29

Sparta Burger

Gyros sandwich meets one great burger; this hamburger has a DOUBLE layer of homemade tzatziki sauce topped with sliced gyros and onions

10.99

All American Chicken Sandwich

Panko-crusted chicken filet with shredded lettuce and homemade avocado ranch sauce on a pretzel bun; served with grilled chicken on request

9.79

Sunshine Burger

Presenting a load of breakfast goodness; topped with scrambled egg, bacon, American cheese, golden hash browns, and homemade chipotle ranch dressing

10.99

dinner

Shepherd's Pie Olé

Loaded with ground beef, veggies, and black beans; topped with a golden crust of chipotle-cheddar mashed potatoes and tortilla strips

13.99

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Made from Mom’s recipe; chopped spinach blended with feta and a variety of cheeses, onions, and herbs wrapped in flaky phyllo

12.99

Classic Roast Turkey

Savor hand-carved turkey breast with mashed potatoes, cream gravy, dressing, and cranberry sauce

12.99

Southern Fried Chicken

A half chicken breaded and fried to a golden brown with a hint of honey; served with a country biscuit, veggies, and choice of potato

12.99

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine tossed in creamy Alfredo sauce

10.59; add grilled sliced chicken breast for 2.99

Athenian Pork Chops

Seasoned broiled pork chops topped with garlic butter, hand-cut Greek cottage fries, and fresh vegatables

15.59

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: 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: Vegatable, Chicken, and Lamb

Traditional stuffed triangle pastries filled with spiced potato and peas

6.95

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

"Hand Kerchief" 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

Palak Rice

Sautéed spinach cooked in a 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, 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

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Bucktown

Jane's

1655 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60622

This charming jewel in the heart of Bucktown is as cozy and comfortable as neighborhood haunts come.

Jane's menu

appetizers

Rare Tuna

Wasabi, wilted spinach, carrots, shiitakes, flour tortilla, and a citrus-soy sauce

12

Half Pound of Sautéed Shrimp

With sliced cucumbers, mango, and spicy Thai ginger sauce

12

salads

Pear, Blue Cheese, and Candied Pecans

Mesclun greens and balsamic vinaigrette

8

Garden Vegetables

Corn, dried cherries, blue cheese, greens, and balsamic vinaigrette

12

Asian Chicken Salad

With honey mustard-rice wine vinaigrette

12

sandwiches

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast

Toscano salami, arugula, and provolone on French bread

11

Sirloin Burger

Smoked bacon, Cheddar cheese, and grilled onions with mashed potatoes

11

Garden Burger

Wild mushrooms and Jack cheese; with mashed potatoes

11

entrées

Angel Hair Pasta

Chicken, cilantro, tomato, chipotle pesto, and Cojita cheese

16

New Orleans-Style Black Grouper

Sake-ginger sauce and Asian vegetables

23

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

With wild mushroom pastina and Marsala wine

18

Tuna Sashimi Salad

With bean sprouts, avocado, tomato, onion, mesclun greens, and ginger-lime vinaigrette

19

brunch

Spinach and Feta Omelet

With tomato-caper sauce

8

Apple and Apricot Pancakes

8

Breakfast Burrito

With eggs, black beans, shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes, cilantro, chipotle pesto, and Monterey Jack cheese with avocado mousse

9

Grilled Salmon

Served with one egg, over-easy, and hollandaise sauce

12

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: 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: Indian, Fusion/Eclectic/World Cuisine

Neighborhood: Suburbs - La Grange

Kama Indian Bistro

9 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525

Visit Kama Bistro for fresh, from-scratch, fusion-style Indian cuisine.

Kama Indian 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

Lobster Kama

Cold water Canadian lobster tail diced and served with mushrooms, sauce Normandy, and potato jeera

Prawn Bhujnee

Black tiger prawns and black pepper-flavored caramelized onion sauce

Cuisine: Japanese

Neighborhood: Near North - Old Town

Kamehachi

1531 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60611

A fixture and longtime favorite of the Chicago sushi scene, Kamehachi serves the authentic yet inventive fare it has become known for since opening its doors in Old Town in 1967.

Kamehachi menu

appetizers and sharing items

Rock Shrimp Tempura

Frisée with a sweet and spicy glaze

10

Mushroom Tobanyaki

Asiago polenta, garlic, butter, and sake

10

Sautéed Scallops

Sea scallops and soy butter

12

Asparagus Beef Rolls

Scallions and teriyaki

10

Tori Kara

Japanese spicy chicken wings

8

Tofu Dengaku

Deep-fried tofu, yuzu, green tea, and den miso sauces

9

Agedashi Tofu

Deep-fried tofu with seasoned soy broth

6

Chicken Yakitori

Bell pepper, onion, and teriyaki sauce

7

Beef Yakiniku

Grilled tenderloin, shishito pepper, and miso glaze

10

Tuna Tataki

Seared tuna, avocado, and chimichurri-ponzu

12

entrées

Sashimi Zen

Chef’s selection of 10-12 pieces of assorted fresh sashimi

27

Kamehachi Combo

Tuna, yellowtail, salmon, shrimp, spicy tuna roll, and California roll

24

Asian Chimichurri Skirt Steak

Marinated and grilled with arugula, fingerlings, and yuzu aïoli

20

Chicken Teriyaki

Orange-ginger teriyaki

16

Chilean Sea Bass

Citrus and sake marinade, grilled asparagus, and miso butter

25

signature maki

Blazing Red Dragon

Tempura shrimp, snow crab, jalapeño, avocado, tuna, and blazing sauce

17

White Heat

Escolar, wasabi tobiko, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, chile paste, and citrus soy

17

Crouching Tuna, Hidden Crab

Snow crab, cucumber, avocado, spicy tuna, and spicy citrus sauce

17

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 5) 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

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 Near 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, and wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon; 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: Japanese, Seafood, Steakhouse, Sushi

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Kyoto Sushi Steak Seafood

401 West Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, 60614

There is something for everyone at Kyoto—from great sushi, to dry aged steaks, to seafood entrées like King Crab, Seared Salmon, Halibut Collars, and so much more.

Kyoto Sushi Steak Seafood menu

cold and hot

Toro Tartare

Agedashi gel, nori, quail egg, and black tobiko

16

Madai Carpaccio

Pickled wasabi, cilantro, red tobiko, and olive oil

12

Dynamite Scallop and Shrimp

Masago, spicy mayo, and bouborn flame

12

Pork Gyoza

Pork pot stickers served with mild sauce

8

from the grill

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Medjool dates, unagi sauce, and toasted sesame

9

Chicken Yakitori

Mushroom, scallion, and grape tomato

8

cuts

Prime Bone-in Rib-Eye

45DDA, full flavor and heavy marbling

20oz 40; 32oz 56

Japanese Wagyu Rib-Eye

4oz, full flavor and extreme marbling

48

Perfect Porterhouse (Off the Bone)

Filet mignon and Prime New York strip

60

entrées

Seared Salmon

Brussels sprouts, brown butter, capers, and black tobiko

23

Halibut Collars

Charred cauliflower, black garlic, and shoyu broth

22

Snow Crab

1-1/2 pounds, gochujang cocktail, wasabi karashi, dengaku sauce, and garlic butter

29

Maple Leaf Duck

Seared breast, roasted leg, carrots, cranberry, and sesame soubise

26

kyoto classics

Crunchy Salmon Maki

Salmon, cucumber, spicy mayo, avocado, honey, and crunch

12.95

Fireball Maki

Unagi, avocado, spicy tuna, jalapeño, truffle oil, crunch, chile oil, unagi sauce, and wasabi tobiko

12.95

Kyoto Maki

Unagi, crab, cucumber, spicy tuna, crunch, wasabi mayo, unagi suace, and assorted roe

14.95

Miami Twist

Kanikama, unagi, smoked salmon, avocado, cream cheeses, spicy mayo, wasbi mayo, unagi sauce, Sriracha, and scallions; tempura fried

14.95

Spider Maki

Soft shell crab, cucumber, avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, masago, and spicy mayo

12.50

Rainbow Maki

Kanikama, tuna, salmon, white fish, shrimp, avocado, and cucumber

13.50

signature sushi

two pieces

Hamachi Sashimi

Salsa, cilantro, and ponzu

7.50

Lobster Salmon

Salmon nigiri and spicy lobster

13.50

Uni Ebi Nigiri

Botan edi, uni, shiso leaf, and ikura

13.75

Wagyu Sashimi

Light saber, greens, ponzu, and almonds

24

boats

Love Boat (serves two)

Tako Yaki, Creamy Roll, Spicy Snowball, Kyoto Maki, and Summer Dragon

69

Luxury Boat (serves two-four)

Two Oysters Shooters, two Stuffed Tomatoes, two Lobster Salmon, and two Dynamite nigiri; rolls: Binion, Surf and Turf, Miami, Toro, and Lobster Uni

105

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 Chop House

71 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

With nods from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, La Cantina Chop House not only distinguishes itself as a great spot for steak and chops, but also for wine aficionados.

La Cantina Chop House menu

appetizers

Beef Carpaccio

Sliced beef, arugula, Parmigiano, and extra virgin olive oil

Calamari alla Griglia

Grilled squid, mixed greens, olive oil, and lemon

salads

Captain's Salad

Mixed greens, tomatoes, chopped eggs, red peppers, radishes, and Italian dressing

Insalate Caprese

Sliced tomato, onion, fresh mozzarella cheese, and basil

pasta

Lasagne al Forno

Pasta layers, meat filling, cream sauce, and Parmesan cheese

Manicotti

Ricotta cheese-filled crêpes with tomato or cream sauce

italian specialties

Petti di Pollo alla Parmigiana

Breaded chicken breast baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese; served with mostaccioli

steaks and chops

Veal alla Marsala

Veal medallions with mushrooms and Marsala wine

Beef alla Toscanini

Filet medallions sautéed in a mushroom-Marsala wine sauce

Port-Braised Lamb Shank

16oz Port-braised lamb shank served with a zucchini-lemon risotto and pistachio-mint gremolata

Petite Filet Mignon and Shrimp

6oz filet with broiled garlic shrimp; served with vegetables

Grilled Flatiron Steak

8oz flatiron steak marinated in oregano and chile; served over garlic smashed Yukon potatoes with charred tomato and onion puttanesca

seafood

Scampi Casalinga

Gulf shrimp, Sherry wine, shallots, and fresh mushrooms; served with linguine

Cacciucco

Traditional Tuscan seafood stew—fresh fish, scallops, squid, clams, fennel, and tomato-saffron broth

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

antipasti

Eggplant Rollatini

Sautéed, eggplant, herb ricotta, marinara, and mozzarella

12

Mediterranean Mussels

Your choice of crushed tomato sauce or white wine garlic served with Labriola crostini

15

Fire Roasted Red Peppers

Housemade mozzarella, basil, and their best olive oil

10

Sicilian Seafood Salad

Shrimp, octopus, calamari, scungilli, and lemon vinaigrette

18

insalate

Michigan Avenue Chopped

Seasonal vegetables, crisp lettuce mix, and balsamic vinaigrette

12

Village Salad

Vine ripe tomatoes, imported feta, cucumber, red onion, pepperoncini, and red wine vinaigrette

14

Burrata Salad

Burrata, assorted heirloom tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and aged balsamic

16

housemade pasta

The Best Spaghetti and Meatballs Ever

Gentile pasta, marinara, Pecorino Sardo, and basil; served with Labriola garlic bread

22

Baked Ziti

Ground sausage, marinara sauce, and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses

18

Penne Alla Vodka

Tomatoes, vodka, mascarpone, and whipped ricotta

16

Orecchiette con Sausage

Broccolini, crumbled sausage, garlic, and olive oil

18

Rigatoni Bolognese

Classic bolognese, Marsala wine, and pecorino

18

Linguine Clam Sauce

Littleneck clams, toasted garlic, chili flakes, white wine, and parsley

23

house specialties

Crispy Brick Chicken

Whole semi boneless chicken, broccolini, and white wine jus

28

Veal and Shrimp Francese

Egg battered shrimp and veal medallions served in a delicate lemon sauce

32

Chicken Parmesan

Herb breaded chicken breast, marinara, mozzarella, and basil

25

Pork Chop Calabrese

12oz lightly breaded center cut pork chop, Calabrian chilis, white wine, and parsley

28

pizza

Deep Dish Pan
Chicago Thin Crust
Neapolitan

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

Sup Ga

Chicken soup with sliced baby corn and cilantro

9

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; chicken and cremini mushrooms with 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-and-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

From the daughter of the local restaurant legend behind Tuscany on Taylor, Riva Crab House, and many more, comes neighborhood kitchen and gathering place, MAD Social.

MAD Social menu

cocktails

Pretty in Pink

Tito’s vodka, muddled strawberry and basil, lemon juice, and simple syrup

14

MADhattan

Buffalo Trace, 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

11

Bruschetta Toast

Sourdough, heirloom tomato, grilled asparagus, charred green onion, cream cheese, basil, balsamic reduction, and extra virgin olive oil

11

Havarti Mac and Cheese

Red wine sauce, roasted mushrooms, fried egg, Montamore cheese, fresh herbs, and smoked paprika

14

Popcorn Shrimp

Fried shrimp mousse bites, marinated black bean pico de gallo, watercress, preserved lemon vinaigrette, and Tabasco aïoli

12

cured

House-Cured Pancetta

Chicago, Ill.

7

Charcuterie Board

Choice of three meats with olives, Parmesan, and crostini

17

aged

Grana Padano

Italy

8

Marieka Gouda

Wisconsin

8

the coop

Duck Confit Bao Buns

Carrots, Napa cabbage, tangy cucumbers, Sriracha aïoli, and steamed bun

14

Togarashi-Spiced Chicken Lollipops

Spicy MAD sauce, Wisconsin blue cheese aïoli, and carrot batons

12

Chicken and Waffles

Churro waffle, chicken breast Milanese, MAD hot sauce, crisp pork belly, and maple syrup

21

the range

Ropa Vieja

Braised beef tenderloin, crisp plantains, sundried tomato hollandaise, and cherry pepper relish

14

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

the sea

Tuna Crudo

Caramelized grapefruit, avocado, serrano pepper, Meyer lemon vinaigrette, extra virgin olive oil, and micro-cilantro

15

Grilled Spanish Octopus

Ginger-lime broth, roasted peppers, crispy chickpeas, and Kalamata olives

15

brunch

Short Rib Benedict

Braised Korean-style short ribs, toasted pretzel buns, Brussels sprouts kimchee, togarashi hollandaise, and house potatoes

19

Salmon Gravlax

Housemade cured salmon, charred scallion cream cheese, avocado, sourdough, poached egg, balsamic, and micro-greens

14

MAD Shakshouka

Oven-baked eggs, sundried tomato sauce, roasted potatoes, spinach, peppers, mushrooms, toast points, fresh herbs, and Grana Padano

10

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Wicker Park

MANA food bar

1742 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Step out to Wicker Park and visit MANA food bar to enjoy an excellent afternoon or evening of dining.

MANA food bar menu

cold

Squash Salad

With raw yellow and green squash, basil pesto, and cherry tomatoes

Beets Thinly Sliced

Served with a raspberry vinaigrette

Red Quinoa

Roasted corn, peppers, and citrus dressing

Raw Vegetable Maki

Wrapped in collard greens and served with ponzu sauce

Spinach and Pear Salad

With walnuts and sweet mustard vinaigrette

noodles

Lasagna

Eggplant, peppers, basil, onion, and fresh mozzarella

Rice Noodles in a Thai Coconut Milk Broth

With butternut squash, yellow tofu, basil, mint, and green onion

Sesame Noodle

Chilled yellow noodles tossed in spicy sesame peanut sauce with shredded peapods and carrots

hot

Curry

Cauliflower, peas, and sweet potato over brown rice with cilantro relish

Spanakopita

Baked phyllo filled with spinach, dill, and feta cheese

Bulgogi

Seared tofu and soy shiitake mushrooms

MANA Sliders

Mushroom and brown rice burgers with spicy mayo

Bi Bim Bob

Hot pepper miso with vegetables, brown rice, and sunny-side-up egg

Baked Goat Cheese

Served warm with spicy tomato sauce and toasts

Sweet Potato Pancake

With pear-golden raisin chutney and crema

Mushroom Sauté

Over creamy polenta

Eggplant

Grilled and served with sweet miso sauce

sides

Seared Collard Greens
Creamy Polenta
Half Black Bean/Half Brown Rice

sake cocktails

Chai Plum and Nigori Sake
Cucumber Sakerita
Coconut Water and Fresh Lime
Pineapple and Fresh Ginger

smoothies

Carrot, Ginger, Banana, Almond Milk, and Cinnamon
Red Grapes, Strawberries, Almond Milk, and Agave
Pineapple, Avocado, and Coconut Water

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Macello Ristorante

1235 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Macello—a lust-worthy Italian staple in the West Loop—conjures everything about the Old World while delivering the quintessential flavors of Italy.

Macello Ristorante menu

assaggini

Cozze e Vongle Scoppiate

Steamed mussels and clams with white wine sauce

16

Polpo alla Griglia

Grilled octopus

15

Grigliata Mista

Grilled shrimp, calamari, and octopus; sautéed in lemon and white wine sauce over a bed of rapini

26

Melanzane al Cartoccio

Stuffed eggplant

10

Barese Sausage

With Bietole e fava beans

11

la pizza

Pizza Macello

Burrata, Cerignola olive, and Barese sausage

16

Pizza Pugliese

Burrata and thinly sliced Mortadella

16

Panzerotta/Calzone

Baked or fried Italian turnover stuffed with mozzarella, basil, and tomato

12

chops, steaks, and seafood

cooked in the wood-burning oven

Lamb Chop Casserole

37

Filetto di Manzo

Beef filet tenderloin

39

Gamberoni

Jumbo African prawns

42

from the deli

Tagliere di Affetatti

Dried meat plate

18

Formaggi Misti

Mix cheese plate

22

Caprese di Burrata

18

pasta and risotto

Orecchiette Cime di Rape

Extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flake, and garlic

17

Orecchiette Braciole Beef Sirloin Rolled

22

Orecchiette Bietole Verdi and Pomodorini

Swiss chard and tomato

17

Trofiette Gamberi Pomodorini

Shrimp and tomato

24

Trofiette Crudiaola

Fresh tomato with Burrata and arugula

21

Laganelle San Guiseppe

Extra virgin olive oil, garlic, anchovy, pepperoncino, and black croutons; topped with scampi

24

Farro ai Frutti di Mare

Seafood

27

Farro ai Funghi Porcini

23

Risotto Adriatico

Seafood in spicy tomato sauce

27

Risotto Barese Sausage and Fava Bean

22

***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: 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, live entertainment seven nights a week, and a selection of dining options suited to 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: Italian: Northern, Italian

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Merlo on Maple

16 West Maple Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Six Reasons to book a reservation at Merlo on Maple

Merlo on Maple menu

antipasti

Carpaccio di Manzo

Beef carpaccio topped with fresh sliced celery, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and black truffle shavings; dressed in Merlo's own first-press extra virgin olive oil

Tarta di Carciofi

Artichoke tart prepared with mortadella di Bologna, eggs, cream, and Parmigiano-Reggiano; lightly baked in the oven and served with a baby greens salad dressed with Aceto Balsamico Originale di Modena vinaigrette

Mozzarelline allo Speck e Asparagi

Baby buffalo mozzarella imported from Italy wrapped with speck Tirolese; lightly warmed in the oven with asparagus spears and cherry tomatoes, and dressed in Merlo's own first-press extra virgin olive oil

Antipasto all'Italiana

A traditional Italian assortment of starters served on a wooden tray including: Prosciutto di Parm and Speck Tirolese, baby artichokes, sliced eggplant and shallots in house-cured extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Pecorino di Pienza, with homemade salted Cantucci and baby mixed greens salad

Carciofi Marinati, Fave, Pecorino e Menta e Zucchine

Lemon marinated artichockes, fava beans, Pecorino di Pienza, and mint and zucchini pesto

pasta

Tagliatelle al Ragù Bolognese

Handmade tagliatelle with Merlo's bolognese meat ragoût

Taglioline Paglia e Fieno

Handmade green and yellow tagliolini with a veal and prosciutto di Parma ragoût, hardboiled quail eggs, and truffle oil

Lasagna Verde al Ragù Bolognese

Oven-cooked green lasagna, made with spinach, bolognese ragoût, light besciamella sauce, and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Tagliatelle al Tartufo Nero Fresco Invernale

Handmade tagliatelle with fresh black winter Burgundy truffles, imported from Ubria, tossed in butter and Parmigiano Reggiano

Tortellini in Brodo di Gallina

Handmade tortellini stuffed with prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and veal tenderloin in hen broth

Ravioli di Erbette con le Noci

Handmade ravioli stuffed with Bietine and Parmigiano-Reggiano; tossed with walnuts, parsley, and garlic-scented butter

Taglioline all' Astice

Handmade taglioline with live Maine Lobster cooked in Cognac and white wine; served on a pool of cutttlefish sauce

pesce e carni

Tonno Rosato

Wild fresh-catch Ahi tuna encrusted with black pepper, pan-seared, and served over a bed of baby arugula and Aceto Balsamico Originale di Modena

Pesce del Giorno

Our executive chef selects the freshest seafood available on the market daily and prepares it following the most traditional recipes of the region

Osso Buco di Vitello

Prepared daily, eight hours slow-stewed veal osso buco in Cognac with white wine, onions, carrots, and celery; served with saffron carnaroli risotto

Imprigionata alla Petroniana

Lightly pounded veal tenderloin, butterflied with slices of prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano layered inside; breaded with eggs, scented with lemon and nutmeg, pan-fried, and served with sautéed spinach and sweet-and-sour cipollini in Aceto Balsamico Originale di Modena

Stinco di Agnello

A slow-stewed lamb shank, cooked for six hours daily, with white wine, garlic, celery, and carrots; accompanied by oven-roasted rosemary potatoes and sautéed asparagus

La Proposta del Giorno dello Chef

Every day the Executive Chef selects among a vast variety of meats and different cuts in order to find the most satisfying way to execute and present her traditional recipes

Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican: Tex Mex, Mexican: Contemporary, French

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - West Town

Mexique

1529 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

When Chef-Owner Carlos Gaytan went to open his own restaurant, he wanted something that reflected his Mexican heritage along with his French-style training in the culinary arts.

Mexique menu

appetizers

Pescamal

Seafood mousse tamal cooked in a banana leaves, stuffed with crabmeat fricassee, lemon confit, and salsa Veracruzana

8.95

Trio of Sopes

Escargots and chimichurri butter, shrimp Provençal with avocado mousse, and sweet plantains with young coconut and Xico mole

8.95

Cochinita Rillettes

Achiote and tequila-braised pork shoulder rillettes, crostini, purple pearl pickle onion, rustic celery salad, and mango-habañero coulis

7.95

Mejillones

PEI mussels, white wine, dried chorizo, and tomato-saffron beurre blanc

8.95

Tinga de Pollo

Tostaditas, chipotle shredded chicken, crème fraîche, and cilantro

7.95

French Onion Soup

French onion and roasted poblano soup, Gruyère cheese, and croutons

6.95

Betabel

Port wine poached red beets, watercress, fried goat cheese cake, and horseradish creamy vinaigrette

8.95

entrées

Asada

Grilled flank steak, spinach, asparagus, roasted red peppers, fingerling potatoes and goat cheese fondue

21.95

Lup de Mer

Baked Mediterranean bass fillet wrapped in parchment with braised fennel, tear drop tomatoes, peas, lemon confit, serrano and ginger compote butter, and citrus cous cous

24.95

Costillas

Red wine braised short ribs, Jamaica glazed creamy celery root slaw and white truffle oil pommes frites

24.95

Puerco con Mole

Roasted pork tenderloin, spicy sweet potato purée, ratatouille, mole teloapan, and roasted cocoa nibs

17.95

Chile Relleno

Stuffed chile poblano, zucchini sofrito, Chihuahua cheese, spaghetti squash, and tomato fondue (this dish can be made vegan per request)

17.95

Skate Wing

Pan-seared skate wing, cauliflower, Yukon gold potato purée, serrano peppers, grapes, and citrus butter sauce

22.95

Cordero

Herb-crusted rack of lamb and coffee-braised lamb shoulder barbacoa, sweet-and-spicy eggplant sope, and roasted garlic-mulato chile essence

25.95

Salmon

Grilled Atlantic salmon, creamy sweet basil corn porridge, asparagus, and chipotle coulis

18.95

Pato al Tamarindo

Duck leg confit, duck breast, Swiss chard, fresh corn, cranberry tamal, and chipotle-temple tamarind glaze

26.95

Hanger Steak

Grilled hanger steak, white truffle malanga purée, watercress, and chimichurri

16.95

Crêpe

Wild mushrooms stuffed crêpe, sautéed spinach, oven-roasted tomatoes, and creamy guajillo sauce

15.95

Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Loop - Lakeshore East

Mezcalina

333 East Benton Place
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60601

"Staying true to our roots in quality and service, we have recently transitioned the concept to include comfort food and street fare on the menu—it's a true neighborhood restaurant," says Partner Ulises Sanchez.

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 just 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

Deviled Bone Marrow

Short ribs and chimichurri

18

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

Tuna Crudo

White soy, avocado, and black garlic

20

Chilled Shellfish Platter

Shrimp, crab, oysters, lobster, and three sauces

69

soups/salads

Lobster Bisque

Ramps, morels, and crème fraîche

16

Mighty Vine Tomato Salad

Local tomatoes, charred sweet onion, buttermilk blue cheese, and Nueske’s bacon

16

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Mixed greens, corn, tomatoes, cucumber, and sweet onion

11

Salt Roasted Beet Salad

Burrata and pistachios

13

steaks

MJ’s Delmonico 16oz

USDA Prime, dry-aged 45 days, with ginger-balsamic jus

54

Bone-In Filet Mignon 16oz

Bone marrow butter

58

New York Strip 14oz

USDA Prime, wet-aged 28 days

52

entrées

Steak Frites

USDA Prime with caramelized onion jus

33

Cedar Planked Faroe Island Salmon

Asparagus and maple-soy glaze

38

Rotisserie-Roasted Chicken

Mascarpone polenta and citrus jus

29

sides

Mashed Potato Trio

Lobster, goat cheese and ramp, and bacon and cheddar

15

Fingerling Potatoes

Duck fat, caramelized onion, and thyme

10

Roasted Asaparagus

Brown butter, tarragon, and lemon

13

Corn Off The Cob

Chile-lime butter, queso fresco, and red onion

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 steak ... anywhere.

Morton's The Steakhouse menu

appetizers

Colossal Crabmeat Cocktail
Broiled Sea Scallops
Oysters on the Half Shell
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Baked Escargot
Ahi Tuna Tower
Lobster Cocktail

soups and salads

Lobster Bisque
Baked Five Onion Soup
Center-Cut Iceberg Salad
Chopped Spinach Salad
Bibb Lettuce Salad

prime steaks and chops

Center-Cut Filet Mignon
Signature Cut Prime New York Strip
Double Porterhouse for Two
Center-Cut Rib-Eye
Double-Cut Prime Pork Chop
Bone-In Veal Chop
Cajun Rib-Eye Steak
Five Peppercorn-Rubbed Prime Strip Steak

signature dishes, poultry, and seafood

Chicken Bianco
Honey-Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillet
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: American Bistro, American Grill, Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Loop - Little Italy

Moxee

724 West Maxwell Street
Chicago, IL

Come to eat and stay to drink at Moxee, a delicious American smokehouse restaurant and destination brewery.

Moxee menu

soups and salads

Moxee Salad

Mixed green salad with diced red onions, cucumbers, dried cranberries, roasted beets, toated pine nuts, warm Vermont goat cheese crouton, and balsamic vinaigrette

11.95

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Hickory-smoked pulled chicken and homemade andouille sausage with okra and gumbo

4.95 cup; 6.95 bowl

Farmer's Garden

Mixed greens, spinach, arugula, broccoli, grape tomatoes, avocado, toasted corn, sweet peppers, red onions, and cucumbers with vinaigrette

10.95

small plates

Shrimp and Grits

White cheddar grit cake topped with large gulf shrimp, bourbon-cured pork belly, and roasted garlic pan sauce

13.95

Butcher and Baker

Homemade pastrami, bourbon-cured pork belly, and andouille sausage with aged sharp cheddar, grainy mustard, and a bakery pretzel

12.95

Brussels and Belly

Roasted Brussels sprouts with bourbon-cured pork belly, caramelized onions, and balsamic reduction

8.95

sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwhich

Slow-smoked pork shoulder on a bakery bun

9.95

Pulled Brisket Sandwich

Slow-smoked beef brisket on toasted egg bun with barbecue sauce

10.95

Pastrami on Rye

Our own smokehouse pastrami on rye with melted Swiss and horseradish

10.95

smokehouse

Baby Back Ribs

half 13.96; full 20.95

Half Chicken and Half Rib Combo

18.95

Chicken

half 12.95; whole 17.95

Pulled Pork Plate

13.95

Pulled Brisket Plate

14.95

Pulled Combo Plate

14.95

big plates

Planked Salmon

North Atlantic salmon fillet broiled on a cedar plank with our Anacortes babecue butter, garlic spinach, and horseradish mashed potatoes

18.95

Seafood Big Mamou

Gulf shrimp, crawfish tails, and blue crabmeat in a savory tomato cayenne sauce over rice

18.95

Gulf Shrimp and Crawfish Étouffée

Sautéed gulf shrimp and crawfish tails smothered in a savory Étouffée sauce over rice; with blackened tilapia 22.95

18.95

Blackened Chicken and Andouille Hash

Blackened fresh chicken breast and roasted potato hash with homemade andouille sausage, onions, and sweet peppers; topped with a light roasted garlic sause

14.95

Santa Maria Steak

California savory rub on prime sirloin steak tips with wood roasted poblano peppers, fresh broccoli, and polenta fries

17.95

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 Scallops

Citrus, sweet peppers, and avocado

9.95

Smoked Salmon

Pequillo pepper, jicama, and roasted corn

9.95

Rainbow Coctel

Salmon, shrimp, tuna, avocado, and tomato

9.95

Ahi Tuna and Watermelon

Spicy rice wine vinaigrette

9.95

tapas

Costa Rican Hearts of Palm

Avocado, olives, and papaya

8.95

Beef Empanada

Caramelized onions, black bean salsa, garlic aïoli, and tomatillo salsa

7.95

Barbecued Lamb Taco

Organic agave and avocado salsa

4.95

Boniato and Sweet Plantain Croqueta

Roasted garlic aïoli

4.95

Shrimp Adobado Skewer

Pineapple-vanilla salsa

5.95

latin comfort foods

Short Rib Enchiladas

Shredded chipotle-beef short ribs, mole negro, and chimichurri slaw

17.95

N27 Roast Suckling Pig “Cubano”

Green beans, sweet potatoes, chicharrónes, and ancho pork jus

21.95

seafood and steak

Grilled Salmon

Salsa verde, coconut rice, and tomatillo pipián

18.95

Red Snapper

Mango-jicama salsa, spicy green rice, and cilantro

22.95

Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak

Crispy Costa Rican potatoes and salsa criolla

18.95

Beef Tenderloin "Medallions"

Spanish cheese-potato gratin and red wine jusadd chimichurri, blue cheese and truffle crust - 3.00

26.95

postres

Cinnamon Churros

Dulce de leche ice cream and candied Brazil nuts

5.95

Chico's Flan

Vanilla bean custard, caramel, and fresh berries

5.95

latin libations

N27 Mojito

Our Bacardi Light signature

11

El Corazon

El Jimador Blanco, pomegranate, passion, blood orange, and salt 'n' pepper rim

14

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

Housemade cavatelli with diced eggplant in a tomato sauce topped with pecorino cheese

18

Maltagliati "San Marco"

Housemade pappardelle and sausage with rapini and sundried tomato sauté in a white wine sauce

18

Risotto allo Scoglio

Risotto and mixed seafood in a white wine reduction

23

Ravioli di Aragosta e Granchio

Housemade crab ravioli with scallops in a lobster cream sauce

20

secondi piatti

Scaloppina di Vitello ai Funghi Trifolati e Tartufo

Veal scaloppini with seasonal mushrooms and truffle oil over housemade mashed potatoes

24

Galletto al Forno del Bosco

Whole boneless Cornish hen with rustic potatoes, rapini, and cannellini beans

21

Costine di Agnello alla Doppia Cottura

Lamb chops prepared two ways: roasted and "Milanese" (breaded and pan-fried), sautéed in a Barbaresco reduction; served with sautéed spinach and roasted potatoes

26

Branzino al Pistacchio

Pan-seared pistachio-encrusted Mediterranean sea bass fillet in a porcini cream sauce; served with seasonal vegetables

26

dolci

Tiramisù

8

Cannoli Siciliani

7

Granita

Limone, frutti di bosco, or almond flavor

7

Torta di Ricotta

Italian-style cheesecake with choice of gelato

10

Cuore di Cioccolato

Chocolate molten cake with choice of gelato

10

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates

Neighborhood: Loop - West Loop

Nia Mediterranean

803 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Nia is a casual and delicious Mediterranean restaurant in the West Loop sure to expand your understanding of the small dish concept.

Nia Mediterranean menu

garden

Nia Salad

Mixed greens, goat cheese, dates, avocado, piquillo peppers, spiced almonds, Champagne vinaigrette, and pita

8

Arugula Salad

Panko-encrusted, almond herb goat cheese, and aged balsamic

8

Greek Salad

Mixed greens, roasted peppers, feta, tomatoes, cucumbers, pepperoncini, sherry vinaigrette, and pita

8

Grilled Asparagus

Blue cheese, tomato-basil relish, and crisp bacon

10

Spinach Cigars

Cucumber, garlic, and dill yogurt sauce

10

Wild Mushrooms

Crimini, shiitake, oyster, truffle oil, and chiles

8

Eggplant Involtini

Farm fresh ricotta and tomatoes

8

Orzo Salad

Tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta, kalamata olives, parsley, and lemon vinaigrette

10

sea

House-Cured Salmon

White and yellow egg, peppers, pickled red onions, and caperberries

12

Grilled Baby Octopus

Fingerling potatoes and arugula

14

Jumbo Garlic Shrimp

Extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and chile

12

West Coast Mussels

Garlic, white wine, chorizo, and fennel

14

Crab Cakes

Saffron aïoli and Honey Crisp apple relish

14

Citrus Ceviche

Bay scallops, shrimp, mahi mahi, and Nova Scotian caviar

14

Diver Scallops

White bean purée and sundried tomatoes

14

Crisp or Grilled Calamari

10

land

Beef Brochette

Beef tenderloin, red onion marmalade, horseradish cream, and peperonata

14

Lamb and Feta Meatballs

Pomodoro sauce

12

Lamb Loin Chops

Fingerling potatoes and demi-glace

14

Braised Rabbit

Grainy mustard sauce

14

Bacon-Wrapped Medjool Dates

Red pepper butter

10

Housemade Sausage

Chef's accompaniments

10

Chicken Brochette

Romesco and cumin sauce

10

Pork Tenderloin

Eggplant caponata and balsamic glaze

12

Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

Neighborhood: Near North - Magnificent Mile

NoMI Kitchen

800 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Gleaming high above the renowned Magnificent Mile, the seventh floor of Park Hyatt Chicago offers guests unparalleled views from every angle and unrivaled contemporary American cuisine in NoMI Kitchen.

NoMI Kitchen menu

breakfast

Mushroom Omelet

Goat cheese, spinach, and shallot

Housemade Breakfast Sausage Skillet

Sunnyside egg, braised white beans, and herb breadcrumb

Biscuits and Gravy

Sunnyside eggs, smoked pork sausage, pepper gravy, and housemade biscuits or scones

lunch

Grain and Avocado Bowl

Farro, massaged kale, fresh apple, and lemon pickled turnips

Smoked Salmon Beignets

‘Everything spice’, crème fraîche, and pickled red onion

CDK Grass-Fed Burger

Bacon, smoked cheddar, shallot-Dijon relish, and pretzel roll

dinner

Beef Tartare

Cured egg yolk, frites, and pickled ramp aïoli

Smoked Chicken Risotto

Crispy mushrooms, aged white cheddar, and chicken jus

Skuna Bay Salmon

Tomatillo salsa verde, black beans, and sweet corn chowchow

desserts

Key Lime Mousse

Graham cracker financier cake, coconut gel, vanilla-poached pineapple, black pepper meringues, and mint

Almond Joy Bar

Marcona almond, toasted coconut, Tonka milk chocolate cremeux, and chipotle

Pineapple Tart

Sautéed pineapple, Thai chile-mango cream and gel, caramelized peanuts, white chocolate-peanut sauce, snow, rice tuiles, and sesame

Carrot Cake

Garam Masala-spiced carrot cake, Verjus raisins, candied pistachios, and aerated cream cheese ice cream and frosting

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Nonnina

340 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

No one cooks quite like an Italian grandma, and Nonnina is proof of that.

Nonnina menu

stuzzichini

Baked Artichokes

Artichoke hearts baked with breadcrumbs, garlic, and white wine

9

Meatballs alla Nonnina

Three grandma-inspired meatballs, tomato sauce, ricotta, and toasted breadcrumbs

8

Pizza Fritta

Napolitano-style fried pizza stuffed with prosciutto cotto and buffalo ricotta

7

Baked Clams

Middleneck clams wood-fired with breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, and lemon

12

antipasti

Eggplant al Forno

Wood-fired eggplant, mozzarella, marinara, and Parmigiana

8

Langostine “Arrosto”

Deep sea lobster, split and wood-fired with olive oil and lemon

15

Calamari

Grilled calamari stuffed with lobster, scallops, shrimp, crab, and spinach

10

insalate

Chopped Antipasto Salad

Spicy soppressata, provolone, romaine, pepperoncini, olives, tomato, onion, chickpeas, and radicchio

9

paste

Manicotti

Wood-fired pasta rolled with ricotta, spinach, pesto, béchamel, and tomato

14

Shrimp “Fra Diavola”

Jumbo shrimp, squid ink spaghetti, soffrito, chili, and tomato

19

Bucatini Cabonara

Hollow spaghetti, egg yolks, pancetta, Pecorino DOP, and black pepper

16

Pappardelle Duck Ragù

Wide pasta and braised duck sauce

18

Timpano della “Nonnina”

Baked pasta stuffed with eggs, sausage, meatballs, mortadella, maccheroni, mozzarella, tomato, braised pork, and salami

32

Paccheri Ragù di Mare

Tubular pasta, mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, fish, octopus, garlic, and tomato

20

secondi

Chicken Parmigiana

Breaded, flattened chicken breast, mozzarella, Parmesan, and tomato

17

Braciole alla Nonnina

Braised Illinois beef rolled with pine nuts, raisins, and breadcrumbs over ricotta gnocchi

21

Swordfish “Livornese”

Seared swordfish with olives, capers, tomato, garlic, red chiles, and escarole

25

Pork Chops “Peperonata”

Two Berkshire pork chops, wood-fired, stewed bell peppers, and red onions

26

Chicken “Vesuvio”

Roasted half Amish chicken, rosemary, white wine, garlic, peas, and potatoes

26

Veal Chop alla Marsala

Wood-roasted American veal chop, mushrooms, Marsala, and polenta

34

Cuisine: American Bistro, Contemporary American, Gourmet Breakfast

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Edgewater

Nookies

1100 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
,

Classic combinations shine at this traditional neighborhood eatery, focused on providing simple yet quality homestyle food, all at an affordable price.

Nookies menu

breakfast/lunch

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Made with buttermilk, rice, and corn flours

9.49

Paris Benedict

Grilled brioche topped with Gruyère cheese, cherrywood-smoked bacon, grilled fresh asparagus, truffle-chive cream, and roasted red potatoes

15.99

Frenched Herbed Omelette with Ratatouille

French-style thin folded omelette, filled with the classic summer vegetable blend of eggplant, summer squash, mushrooms, peppers, tomato, garlic, and onions, plus a dollop of crème fraîche; served with mixed baby greens with a white wine-mustard sauce and toasted French baguette

13.39

Peach-Raspberry French Toast

A homemade quick bread chock-full of peach and raspberry, battered, grilled, and topped with caramelized peach butter, raspberry coulis, and toasted almonds

12.99

The Unrepentant Carnivore

Two eggs, hashbrowns cooked with ham and sausage, a layer of smoked brisket hash, and a full order of cherrywood-smoked bacon; all topped with au poivre sauce

17.99

Skirt Steak Sandwich

Grilled sliced skirt steak topped with grilled onions and peppers, mozzarella cheese, and chipotle aïoli on a French roll

15.49

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Slow-braised pork shoulder in a chipotle-cranberry barbecue sauce on a brioche bun; served with hand-cut coleslaw and cottage fries

11.99

dinner

Pulled Pork Nachos

Tortilla chips baked with barbecue pulled pork, pico de gallo, and a mix of cheddar and pepper Jack cheese; topped with green onions and served with guacamole and sour cream

11.99

New York Strip

12oz cut grilled to order and served with loaded mashed potatoes, green beans, and sauce au poivre

24.99

Nookies’ Meatloaf

Ground beef blended with vegetables, herbs, and seasonings, slow-cooked, grilled for extra flavor, and topped with mushroom gravy; served with steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes

15.99

Schnitzel with Noodles

Lightly breaded pork loin cutlets with homemade German spätzle, a light gravy, and a warm salad of red potatoes, cabbages, apples, and pickled red onion in a mustard-maple vinaigrette

Chicken and Waffles

Fried chicken strips piled on a Belgian waffle served with a bacon, jalapeño, and tequila maple syrup, chicken gravy, and fresh coleslaw

18.99

Pot Roast

Roast braised for six hours in Port wine pan gravy; served with mashed potatoes and glazed carrots

18.99

Vegetable Enchiladas

Spinach, avocado, red peppers, poblano peppers, and onions wrapped in corn tortillas; topped with salsa verde and Chihuahua cheese, and served with black beans and rice pilaf

14.99

Shrimp Scampi

Six shrimp, spinach, and chopped tomato sautéed in roasted garlic butter; served with garlic bread

10.99

Fried Catfish

A large fillet of farm-raised catfish, deep-fried and served with coleslaw, french fries, fresh vegetables, and caper-dill tartar sauce

14.99

Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast

Marinated chicken, grilled and served with rice pilaf, broccoli, and a lemon-caper vinaigrette

15.99

Jail Island Salmon

The chefs create seasonal and artisanal dinner specials with an array of ingredients

20.99

from the bar

Nookies Bloody Mary

Featuring ZingZang Bloody Mary mix and a white cheddar cheese curd garnish

9

Rye Manhattan

Made with Bulleit rye, sweet vermouth, bitters, and a cherry garnish

10

Mango-rita

With Jose Cuervo, Triple Sec, and real mango purée

10

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Neighborhood: Near North - River West

Oggi Trattoria

1118 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

Family-owned and operated, Oggi makes every guest who dines there feel like they’re part of the family, too.

Oggi Trattoria menu

salads

Insalata di Oggi

Balsamic grilled chicken breast with romaine lettuce and tomatoes

10.75

Campagnola Salad

Sautéed spicy shrimp and chicken served on top of romaine and iceberg lettuce with tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and croutons

14.99

Cajun Chicken Salad

Spicy blackened chicken breast served on top of romaine and iceberg lettuce with tomatoes and onions

11.99

sandwiches

Focaccia

Homemade tomato bread stuffed with Italian meats and cheeses

8.50

Pork Loin

Your choice of limone or Vesuvio

9.95

Chicken Focaccia

8.25

pasta

Spaghetti and Meatballs

12.25

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti with bacon in a white cream sauce

12.95

Rigatoni alla Vodka

Tubular pasta with Genoa salami, vodka, and red cream sauce

12.99

Oggi Special Pasta

Angel hair pasta topped with a special Matarocco sauce

11.95

Linguine con Gamberi

Linguine with fresh shrimp sautéed in a special marinara sauce

16.75

Linguine con Gamberi Primavera

Linguine with fresh shrimp, garlic, and broccoli sautéed in olive oil

16.75

chicken, veal, and meats

Al Limone

Sautéed in a lemon butter sauce with broccoli and house potatoes

veal 21.95; chicken 18.95

Velasco

Sautéed with fresh garlic, olive oil, white wine, and fresh jalapeños; served with roasted potatoes

veal 21.75; chicken 17.75

Vesuvio

Sautéed with fresh garlic, olive oil, and white wine; served with roasted potatoes

veal 21.25; chicken 17.25

Marsala

Sautéed with fresh mushrooms and Marsala wine

veal 21.25; chicken 17.25

Parmigiana

Lightly breaded with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese

veal 20.25; chicken 17.25

Alla Oggi

Sautéed with fresh zucchini, cauliflower, onions, mushrooms, and tomato sauce

veal 21.25; chicken 17.50

Sardignola

Baked with shrimp, avocado, mozzarella cheese, and lemon-butter sauce

veal 21.99; chicken 18.99

Sausage and Peppers

18.25

Spiedini (Sicilian Shish Kabob)

Thinly rolled beef stuffed with seasoned breadcrumbs and tomatoes; oven-baked and served with potatoes

17.75

seafood

prepared in your choice of limone, vesuvio, velasco, or cacciatore sauces

Salmon

19.25

Grilled Octopus

19.99

Scallops

19.75

Cuisine: Contemporary American, Brasserie

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

One North Kitchen & Bar

1 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Since its inception in 2002, One North Kitchen & Bar has perfectly captured the essence of cool in Chicago.

One North Kitchen & Bar menu

appetizers

Prince Edward Island Mussels

Homemade chorizo, saffron-cilantro butter, crispy fries, and garlic aïoli

12

Free Range Chicken Crisps

Pecan Johnny cakes, spicy Vermont maple syrup, and sweet onion butter

8

Pork Belly Taco

Hawaiian pineapple, Napa slaw, queso fresco, cilantro, and Carolina barbecue sauce

5 each

Amish Chicken Flatbread

Valarosa tomatoes, basil pesto, burata mozzarella, pignoli nuts, and lemon arugula salad

12

small greens

N House

Local greens, teardrop tomatoes, brioche croutons, and tarragon buttermilk

6

Chop Chop

Local greens, seasonal vegetables, smoked bacon, and fresh herb vinaigrette

half 8, full 12

big greens

Nut Crusted Chicken

Michigan spinach, alpine goat cheese, Driscoll strawberries, and chipotle-lime vinaigrette

12

Midwestern Cobb

Heartland turkey, Kurabuta pork belly, local greens, and peppercorn-buttermilk ranch

13

sandwiches

lunch only

1 North Burger

Widmer aged Cheddar, Kurabuta pork belly, Blackjack barbecue sauce, and toasted pretzel bun

12

Miller Farms Chicken Club

Smoked pancetta, Gruyère, avocado, honey mustard aïoli, and Sammy Tuscan roll

11

P.L.T.

Roasted woodland portobello, leaf lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes, arugula pesto, and oatmeal wheat

10

Kurabuta Pork Belly Reuben

Spicy mustard kraut, melted Gruyère, 1000 island dressing, and Balthazar rye

12

specialties

Wild Scottish Salmon

Fennel, cherry tomatoes, basil, and white wine-garlic brodo

17

Opera House Filet

Crispy Yukon gold potatoes, broccolini olio, and red wine reduction

27

Laughing Bird Shrimp

Cavatappi, roasted tomatoes, English peas, sweet cream, lobster butter, and fresh herbs

17

Capellini Matriciana

Grilled Amish chicken, pancetta, Valorosa tomatoes, red chiles, and basil pesto

14

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Near North - Magnificent Mile

Orso's Italian Restaurant

1401 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Orso's is a family-owned and operated Italian restaurant located in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood.

Orso's Italian Restaurant menu

appetizers

Bruschetta

Garlic toast topped with fresh diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, and spices

6.95

Calamari alla Griglia

Tender calamari grilled to perfection and served in a delicious balsamic sauce

10.95

Pizza Bianco

Italian-style thin crust pizza drizzled with garlic-herb oil and topped with a blend of fontina, mozzarella, and goat cheese; finished with fresh arugula tossed in a lemon vinagrette

10.95

soups and salads

Tortellini in Brodo

Cheese tortellini in chicken broth

4.95

Farmer's Salad

Field greens, grape tomatoes, avocado, goat cheese, dried cranberries, almonds, and croutons in a honey-balsamic vinaigrette

8.95

Mixed Greens Salad

Mixed field greens, caramelized onions, goat cheese, bacon, and candied walnuts in a honey-balsamic vinaigrette

10.95

pasta

Jalapeño Gnocchi

Gnocchi stuffed with jalapeños and served with your choice of sauce

16.95

Lasagna Bolognese

Homemade classic lasagna layered with lean ground beef, fresh ricotta, and mozzarella cheese

16.95

Fumigato

Rigatoni with fresh mushrooms and grilled chicken breast; in a tomato cream sauce

16.95

Tortellaci al Prosciutto

A larger version of the tortellini stuffed with veal in a creamy prosciutto sauce

16.95

Capellini Melissa

Angel hair pasta with sundried tomatoes, peas, and baby shrimp; in a garlic and fresh tomato sauce

16.95

Rigatoni Paisano

Rigatoni pasta with mushrooms, onions, peas, fresh tomato, and sausage in a tomato sauce

16.95

entrées

Chicken Vesuvio

Organic half chicken seasoned with fresh garlic, olive oil, and white wine; served with Vesuvio-style potatoes

16.95

Eggplant Parmesan

Baked with marinara and mozzarella cheese, and served with penne marinara

15.95

Veal Marsala

Veal medallions sautéed in a Marsala wine sauce with mushrooms

19.95

Risotto Tre Funghi

Arborio rice slowly cooked to perfection with portobello, cap, and shiitake mushrooms

16.95

Filet

Seared tenderloin topped with mushrooms and demi-red wine sauce and served with crispy smashed potatoes

22.95

Pesce Bianco

Lake Superior white fish sautéed in a lemon-caper sauce; served on a bed of garlic spinach

17.95

dessert

Tiramisù

Heavenly layers of lady fingers soaked in espresso and liqueurs, and layered with chocolate and imported cream cheese

6

Cannoli

A delicate pastry shell filled with sweet ricotta cheese and chocolate chips

5

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Osteria Del Pastaio

111 East Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Osteria Del Pastaio—the brand-new Italian fixture in the Gold Coast—is filling a hole in neighborhood dining.

Osteria Del Pastaio menu

antipasti

Vitello Tonnato

Mache and tuna cake

Chicken Liver Crostone

Plum mostarda and served with toasted bread

Smoked Scottish Salmon

Baccala and lemon oil

Gem Lettuce

Braised fresh artichokes and shallot vinaigrette

Beets Carpaccio

Truffled Burrata and honeycomb

insalate

Tricolore Insalata

Treviso, Belgian endive, arugula, Parmesan, and balsamic

Kale Toscano

Raw vegetables, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and lemon-oil dressing

paste

Gnocchi di Patate

Beef short ribs in sugo

Pappardelle

All'uovo, rabbit ragù, roasted champignons, and fresh herbs

Cappelletti

Stuffed pasta, asparagus, and sage-Parmesan sauce

Spaghetti di Verrigni

Osetra caviar and truffle sauce

Squid Ink Gnocchi

Sea scallops and tomato sauce

Risotto

Fresh porcini and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Tortellini

Butternut squash and sage-Parmesan

Ravioli

Dungeness crab and saffron

secondi

Braised Beef Short Rib on the Bone

Soft polenta

Sautéed Scottish Salmon Fillet

Grain mustard sauce

Grilled Lamb Chops

Rosemary-mustard

Roasted Duck Breast

Duck confit and red cherries with Porto

Braised Veal Osso Buco

Salsa verdure

Pan-Roasted Monkfish

Fiddlehead ferns and wood sorrel

*menu subject to change

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Osteria La Madia

59 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

At Osteria La Madia, two pleasures come together.

Osteria La Madia menu

antipasti

Lamb Meatballs

Soft polenta, eggplant, and arrabbiata

11

PEI Mussels

White wine and garlic broth, fennel, fine herbs, and toasted ciabatta

15

Spinach and Taleggio Fondue

White truffle oil, Sardinian bread, and fleur de sel

13

Fire-Roasted Crispy Artichokes

Garlic, lemon, mignonette, and whole grain mustard sauce

11

Salumi and Formaggio

Rotating selections

market price

bruschette

Marsala-Glazed Wild Mushrooms

13

Market Bruschetta

Chef's daily preparation

market price

pizza

Housemade Fennel Sausage

Sweet onions

15

Triple Pepperoni

Finished with white truffle oil

17

Margherita

San Marzano tomatoes and mozzarella

17

Parma Classic

Arugula and prosciutto di Parma

19

Shaved Artichoke

Parmigiano-Reggiano

13

Wild Mushrooms

Smoked mozzarella

15

Three-Hour Roasted Grapes and Taleggio

With prosciutto

13

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Sausage

Mint pesto

17

La Quercia Coppa Picante

Sweet peppers and onions

15

pasta

Tagliatelle all'Amatriciana

14; 21

Pappardelle

Wild boar Bolognese

14; 21

Tortellaci

Seasonal market filling

Orecchiette

Chicken sausage, tomato conserva, roasted eggplant, and Castelvetrano olives

15;21

entrées

Chianti-Braised Short Ribs

Vegetable risotto

25

Chicken Milanese

Mascarpone, polenta, arugula, and lemon

22

Carnaroli Risotto

Seasonal market vegetables and Parmigiano

22

Seared Scallops

Fennel-braised creamy farro and crudité of farm vegetables

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Logan Square

Osteria Langhe

2824 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Italian eateries might be ubiquitous in Chicago, but it's rare to find a region-specific osteria serving what Nonna was cooking up back in Piemonte.

Osteria Langhe menu

antipasti

Vitello Tonnato

Poached beef, crispy egg, and tuna-citrus-caper aïoli

8

Pollo e Funghi

Chicken thigh and wild mushroom puff rolls, goat cheese, and sage cream

11

Gamberini

Crispy hazelnut rock shrimp, fennel, white beans, and citrus zest

12

Carne Cruda

Hand cut raw beef, cured egg, and grissini

9

Fonduta

Artichoke and spinach flan and Parmigiano

9

Polipo B.L.T.

Grilled octopus, pork belly, escarole, tomato fondue, pepperoncini, and grilled bread

13

Zucca

Butternut squash soup, curried almonds, and tart cranberries

7

Plin

Hand-pinched ravioli, La Tur, Parmesan, thyme, and butter

13

Tajarin

Housemade noodles with butter and sage

9

Cavolini

Brussels sprouts, Italian sausage, black olives, and chile flakes

8

secondi

Tajarin

Housemade noodles with a meat ragù

18

Tortelloni

Lamb with green olives, toasted garlic, rosemary, Parmesan, and cream

19

Risotto

Please ask server for daily offering

market price

Coniglio

Braised rabbit and bell peppers, pork belly, and roasted potatoes

21

Anatra

Pan-roasted duck breast, cocoa-dusted foie gras, caramel apples, and celery root purée

29

Tagliata

Grilled prime NY strip, escarole, and roasted potatoes; add Gorgonzola and Madeira glace 2

26

Capesante

Sea scallops, sweet-and-sour peppers, basil, and lentils

26

Crespella

Crêpe, roasted root vegetables, spicy leek fonduta, and whole grain granola

17

dolce

Panna Cotta

Please ask your server for daily preparation

mp

Stimolazione

Tobacco and Marsala cheesecake and house bourbon espresso liqueur

11

Castelmagno

Berries, honey, cugna, and grilled bread

15

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Osteria Via Stato/Pizzeria Via Stato

620 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Executive Chef David DiGregorio delivers an authentic Italian dining experience inspired by his travels throughout the Italian countryside.

Osteria Via Stato/Pizzeria Via Stato menu

osteria via stato

Parmesan-Crusted Sweet Onions

7.95

Caprese

Oven-roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil

10.95

Mini Veal Meatballs

With simple tomato sauce

9.95

La Quercia Prosciutto

Buffalo mozzarella

14.95

Grilled Octopus and Fingerling Potatoes

11.95

Crispy Calamari with Tomato Sauce

11.95

Roasted Beet Salad

Gorgonzola, toasted hazelnuts, and arugula

8.95

Arugula Salad

Peppered bacon and Medjool dates

7.95

Chopped Salad

Roasted chicken, romaine, celery, fennel, tomatoes, and mustard vinaigrette

11.95

Spaghetti Arrabbiata

Crushed tomatoes, olive oil, and Calabrian chiles

5.95; 11.95

Ricotta Cavatelli

With wild mushrooms

9.95; 16.95

Penne

Spicy tomato cream and chicken

10.95; 17.95

Chicken Mario

House favorite inspired by Chef Mario of Sostanza in Florence, Italy

18.95

Seafood Stew

Seared scallops, market fish, shrimp, and toasted ciabatta

23.95

Slagel Farms Dry-Aged Filet

Gorgonzola crust, Parmesan crust, or 30-year-old balsamic

36.95

The Famous Italian Dinner Party

This is how it’s done in the owners' favorite restaurants in Italy; your meal will be served family-style and include the following: antipasti to share, two pasta dishes to share, a main course, and side dishes

39.95

pizzeria via stato

Margherita Pizza

San Marzano tomatoes, hand-pulled mozzarella, and basil

12.95

Mushroom

Mushroom, Vidalia onion, mozzarella, and tomato sauce

11.95

Sausage

Housemade sausage, mozzarella, and tomato sauce

13.95

Pepperoni

Crispy pepperoni, mozzarella, and tomato sauce

13.95

Quattro Fromaggi

Young pecorino, Parmesan, goat cheese, and hand-pulled mozzarella

13.95

Prosciutto Americano

La Quercia Berkshire prosciutto, Parmesan, aged balsamic, and arugula

16.95

Cuisine: American Grill

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

Ovie Bar & Grill

120 North Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Located at the corner of Randolph and Canal, Ovie Bar & Grill brings a much needed West Loop alternative to the masses, offering up sophisticated drinks and eats in an atmosphere perfect for after-work crowds, commuters, and city visitors alike.

Ovie Bar & Grill menu

quick bites

Ovie's Lousiana Gumbo

8

Oysters on the Half Shell

Half dozen; East and West Coast

15

Grilled Vegetable Flatbread

Roasted peppers, grilled squash, portobello, goat cheese, and chives

12

salads

Farm Salad

Frisée and mesclun greens, roasted grapes, toasted almonds, crispy Brie cheese, and Port-rhubarb vinaigrette

11

Seared Ahi Tuna Niçoise

Fingerling potatoes, haricots verts, tomatoes, fine herbs, and olive vinaigrette

14

Chopped Salad

Romaine, tomato, cucumber, capers, chickpeas, olives, goat cheese, and red wine-shallot vinaigrette

12

small plates

PEI Beer Mussels

Garlic, shallots, crushed red pepper, and grilled baguette

10

Pan-Seared Sea Scallops

Black olive bruschetta, baby spinach, and blood orange reduction

14

Baked Truffle Mac and Cheese

Ditalini pasta, Parmesan, provolone, fontina, and Gruyère

8

Lump Crab Cake

Mesclun greens and spicy caper rémoulade

13

sandwiches

Ovie Reuben

House-smoked corn beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing

13

Ground Chuck Black Angus Burger

House-cured bacon, white cheddar, garlic aïoli, and grilled red onion on a cross-cut pretzel bun

15

Roasted Free-Range Chicken Panini

Oven-dried tomato, baby arugula, and fontina cheese on sourdough bread

12

entrées

Grilled Double Pork Chop

Creamy polenta and Kentucky bourbon glaze

25

Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs

Lemon gnocchi, Brussels sprouts, bacon lardons, and red wine sauce

27

Simply Grilled Seafood

Salmon, tuna, scallop, shrimp, or seasonal fish; served with choice of sautéed spinach, asparagus, seasonal vegetable, or garlic-scallion whipped potatoes and lemon-butter sauce

25

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

PROSECCO

710 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

As its namesake suggests, PROSECCO specializes in the effervescent spirit.

PROSECCO menu

gli antipasti

Cozze e Vongole alla Toscana

PEI mussels, Manila clams, Italian sausage, Tuscan white beans, baby organic kale, diced tomatoes, capers, garlic, white wine, and fresh herbs

16

Polpetta di Granchio al Tartufo

Truffled jumbo lump crab, red bell peppers, scallions, panko breadcrumbs, frisée, truffled citronette, and roasted red pepper aïoli

17

Carpaccio di Manzo

Marinated beef tenderloin, seared blue, arugula, capers, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and balsamic reduction

17

Burrata e Prosciutto con Pomodori Secchi

Imported creamy mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, and house-cured tomato

17

le insalate

Cesare

Organic baby kale, truffled brioche croutons, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, and white anchovies

14

Avocado

Avocado, grilled and diced baby lobster tail, and prawn with sweet pepper, scallion, basil oil, and balsamic glaze

16

le paste e i risotti

Gigli ai due Salmoni

Fresh and smoked Atlantic salmon, brandy and marinara cream, capers, baby spinach, and fresh dill

25

Rigatoni Norcina

Grooved tube of pasta, pancetta, mild sausage, and light tomato cream sauce

21

Spaghetti alla Diavola

Spaghetti, shrimp, baby spinach, Sicilian olives, capers, spicy marinara sauce, and fresh basil

26

Orecchiette Tartufate

Fresh disc-shaped pasta, wild mushroom, asparagus, sundried tomato, black truffle cream, shaved Grana Padano, and white truffle oil

24

Pappardelle al Cinghiale

Pappardelle, Chianti-braised wild boar and cremini mushroom ragù, and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano

27

dal mare

Zuppa di Pesce

Seasonal fresh seafood, white wine, saffron, Roma tomato, and garlic

26

Capesante con Prosecco e Vaniglia

Diver-caught scallops, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, diced tomato, and vanilla-Prosecco DOC reduction

28

dalla terra

Costoletta d'Agnello

Full rack of lamb, red grape and balsamic reduction, and garlic spinach

41

Saltimbocca di Vitello

Scaloppine of veal, prosciutto di Parma, fresh mozzarella, tomato, brandy and sage sauce, caramelized onion mashed potatoes, and sautéed spinach

31

Melanzane alla Griglia e Forno

Grilled and baked eggplant, fresh mozzarella and smoked Caciocavallo, and tomato sauce

21

Petto di Pollo ai Carciofi

Sautéed scaloppine of chicken, fresh artichoke hearts, cremini mushrooms, heirloom cherry tomatoes, white wine, tarragon, and caramelized onion mashed potatoes

25

Costoletta di Maiale

Double pork chop, roasted red peppers and onions, and caramelized onion mashed potatoes

27

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

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Logan Square

Park & Field

3509 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Park & Field is Logan Square’s very own vintage sports club, complete with a 6,000-square-foot patio full of bocce courts, outdoor fire pits, and a vintage camper bar.

Park & Field menu

starters

Skirt Steak Chili (GF)

Steak, porter, Anaheim chiles, and black beans

cup 5; bowl 9

Ginger Carrot Soup (GF, V)

Sour cream and cilantro

3 cup; 5 bowl

Filet Chops (GF)

Grilled bone-in filet chops, garlic butter, and arugula

16

Pretzel and Cheese (V)

Warm pretzel twist and whipped cheddar dip

8

Quinoa Cake Sliders (VN)

Shredded vegetables, spinach, quinoa, and chipotle mustard; served on a pretzel bun

9

Bruschetta Sampler

Fresh mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, shallots, roasted mushrooms, and herbs; served with crispy ciabatta

10

salads

Beet Salad (GF, V)

Baby beets, housemade ricotta, oranges, pistachios, local greens, mâche, and lemon-poppyseed dressing

10

California Salad (GF, V)

Local greens. hydro-watercress, avocado, dates, raisins, carrots, cucumbers, goat cheese, candied walnuts, and mustard-walnut dressing

11

mains

Park Burger

Seared double chuck patty, American cheese, pickle, and spicy rémoulade; served on a brioche bun with choice of french fries or chickpea salad

10

St. Louis Ribs

Half slab with Korean chile glaze and creamy sesame slaw

15

Norwegian Fjord Salmon (GF)

Marinated cannellini bean salad, fennel, breakfast radishes, asparagus, and lemon vinaigrette

16

Chicken Thighs (GF)

Herb and butter-braised thighs with quinoa salad, almonds, Green Goddess dressing, and roasted garlic dipping sauce

13

Farmer's Hash (GF, V)

Purple viking potatoes, asparagus, carrots, broccoli, spring onion, kale, and mushroom-ginger glaze

12; with grilled salmon 7; chicken 5; tofu 4

cocktails

Knob of the Bat

Knob Creek rye, cardamom simple syrup, and bitters

10

Nascar on Christmas

Calvados, St. Elizabeth allspice dram, and bitters

10

Cricket

Absinthe, Stolen rum, Crème de Menthe, pineapple, lemon, and coconut water

10

Victory Dance

Absolut Pear, Canton ginger liqueur, sour mix, and lemon water

10

*GF=Gluten-free; V=Vegetarian; VN=Vegan

Cuisine: American Bistro, Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

Park Grill

11 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60602

Park Grill serves as the gateway to the Chicago culinary experience. Located under the glistening Cloud Gate along Michigan Avenue in Millennium Park, the Park Grill offers an array of local flavors in both food and drinks.

Park Grill menu

hand-pulled flatbreads

Truffle and Mushroom

Parmesan, arugula, forest mushrooms, and red wine reduction

12

Pepperoni and Pesto

Mozzarella, oven-roasted tomatoes, and basil

12

starters and soups

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup

Bacon, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil

11

Rhode Island Calamari

Crispy peppadew peppers, Cajun rémoulade, and romaine lettuce

13

Giant Meatball

Marinara, grilled bread, parsley, and Parmesan

12

salads

Park Grill Chopped

Romaine, Maytag bleu cheese, cucumber, tomato, goat horn peppers, boiled egg, Nueske's bacon, basil, and red wine vinaigrette

13

Kale and Spinach

Shaved Parmesan, lemon, sliced white mushroom, and extra virgin olive oil

13

Jumbo Lump Crab

Avocado, butter lettuce, green apple, Cajun rémoulade, and lemon vinaigrette

22

sides

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Parmesan, truffle, and brown butter demi

8

Grilled Asparagus

Basil pesto

10

burgers and sandwiches

All American

Two 4oz Angus beef patties, American cheese, red onion, romaine lettuce, pickle, tomato, and garlic mayo on a sesame bun

14

Mag-Mile

Black Angus, Carr-Valley smoked cheddar, Nueske's bacon, tarragon-mustard mayo, butter lettuce, tomato, onion, and brioche bun

16

Prime Rib

Shaved prime rib, Herkimer white cheddar, cracked pepper-bourbon steak sauce, black pepper-truffle mayo, and caramelized onion on a brioche bun

17

Lobster Club

Nueske's bacon, frisée, rémoulade, avocado, and roasted tomato on brioche

22

entrées

Pan-Seared Salmon

Truffle mushroom risotto, celery, radish, parsley, and herb cream sauce

26

Shrimp and Lobster Ballerine

Asparagus and sherry cream sauce

24

Spaghetti and a Giant Meatball

Marinara sauce, buttered pasta, and Parmesan

18

Pepper-Crusted 8oz Filet

Bourbon steak sauce, garlic whipped potato, roasted Brussels sprout, and crispy onion

32

Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop

Fingerling potato, sautéed spinach, and apple-sage mustard glaze

24

Grilled Lamb Lolli-Chops

Chimichurri, grilled tomato, shaved fennel, and grilled lemon

26

Cuisine: Italian, Italian: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Near North - Gold Coast

Pelago Ristorante

201 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611

An intimate space in the Gold Coast's Raffaello Hotel, Pelago Ristorante lures diners with its dishes and décor alike.

Pelago Ristorante menu

insalate

Insalata Tricolore

Radicchio, endive, and arugula salad with shaved Parmigiano cheese

Verticale di Antipasti di Pesce

Tasting of seasonal market fish appetizer

Polipo alla Griglia con Insalata di Pomodori

Grilled octopus with cherry tomato salad

Calamari Ripieni con Polenta alla Griglia e Foglie d'Alloro

Stuffed squid with grilled polenta and bay leaves

Insalata di Quaglia alle Verdure e Pancetta Affumicata

Quail with vegetable salad with bacon and chive dressing

Insalata d'Anatra e Fungo Portobello

Roasted duck breast with portobello mushrooms and mixed field greens

primi piatti

Ravioli di Vitello in Salsa al Pistachio

Veal-filled ravioli with pistachio sauce

Mallureddus con Salsiccia

Sardinia flour dumplings with sausage ragù and Pecorino cheese

Trofie al Pesto, Fagiolini e Patate

Trofie with pesto, string beans, and potatoes

Tonnarelli alle Melanzane e Mozzarella

Square spaghetti with eggplant, fresh tomato, and mozzarella

Cappelletti con Ricotta e Spinaci

Cappelletti with ricotta cheese and spinach in a marjoram sauce

Tagliolini Neri ai Gamberi e Zucchini

Thin black noodles with shrimp and zucchini sauce

Risotto alla Zafferano e Brasato al Vino Rosso

Saffron carnaroli risotto with braised beef in a red wine sauce

pesce

Branzino Arrosto con Patate Novelle, Porri e Pomodorini

Roasted fillet of striped bass with new potatoes, leeks, and plum tomatoes

Cernia in Brodetto con Polenta Bianca

Grouper fillet in a fresh tomato and basil broth with white polenta

Orata ai Cavolfiori e Olio d' olive al Tartufo, e Finocchi Gratinati

Roasted filet of sea bream with cauliflower, truffle oil, and fennel gratin

Mazzancolle con Risotto al Pomodoro

Prawns with white wine and herbs on a bed of tomato risotto

carne

Bistecca alla Cipolla Candita

Roasted NY strip with caramelized onions

Sella d'Agnello alle Erbe Aromatiche

Roasted rack of lamb with herbed crust

Nodino di Vitello in Salsa al Timo

Roasted veal loin chop with thyme sauce

Pollo Arrosto alla Salvia e Coppa di Maiale

Semi boneless half-roasted chicken with sage and cured pork coppa

Maialino e Anatra Arrosto alla Maggiorana

Roasted rolled pig and duck with fresh marjoram, whipped potatoes, and caramelized onions

dolci

Frollino

Cookie ring filled with mascarpone sabayon, banana, and blueberry sorbet

Gianduiotto

Chocolate and hazelnut cake served with Amareno cherry ice cream

Tortino di Mele

Apple flan with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Neighborhood: Northside/Westside - Lincoln Park

Perennial

1800 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Over the past several years, BRG (Boka Restaurant Group) has garnered a reputation for being one of Chicago’s most accomplished restaurant groups.

Perennial menu

starters

Smoked Sturgeon

Fingerling potato salad confit, sweet onions, and lemon crème fraîche

12

Raw Surf and Turf

Big eye tuna and Angus strip loin

15

Oysters On The Half Shell

Horseradish cocktail sauce and red wine vinegar

2.50 each

Asparagus Soup

Soft-poached egg, Parmesan crisp, and lavender-prosciutto dust

8

Wings and Beer

Crispy confit chicken legs, beer-braised onions, blue cheese foam, and sherry vinegar

9

salads

Portobello Mushroom Carpaccio

Baby spinach, poached garlic, and prosciutto vinaigrette

9

Green Bean Hummus Salad

Picked radish, frisée, yogurt sauce, and cumin dust

9

Peekeytoe Crab Salad

Pickled cucumbers, avocado mousse, and ginger oil

12

entrées

Rainbow Trout

Carrot purée, English peas, mint, bacon, and a sweet pea emulsion

19

Flatiron Steak

Melted leeks, mushrooms, and black pepper bordelaise

24

Sea Scallop Gratin

Wild mushrooms, braised short ribs, and tarragon sabayon

23

Whitefish

Peas, cranberry beans, polenta croutons, and Parmesan-tomato jus

19

Duck

Crispy duck breast, duck confit croquettes, cauliflower, almonds, and a picked raisin purée

22

Chicken

Roasted half-chicken, baby spinach, fingerling potato, and an elephant garlic sauce

16

New York Strip Steak

Roasted garlic spinach purée, blue cheese fondue, and shallot rings

32

Pork Tenderloin

Corn and fava bean succotash and roasted corn spoon bread

21

Linguine

Housemade pasta, wild mushrooms, and fava beans

17

sides

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

5

Mac and Cheese

5

Potato Purée

5

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Italian: Contemporary

Neighborhood: Near North - River West

Piccolo Sogno

464 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60642

Piccolo Sogno, which translates to “little dream” in Italian, is Executive Chef/Owner Tony Priolo and Owner Ciro Longobardo’s dream Italian restaurant, featuring fresh, seasonal rustic Italian cuisine and an all-Italian wine program.

Piccolo Sogno menu

insalate

Caprese

Oven-dried tomatoes, pine nut basil pesto, extra virgin olive oil, and imported buffalo mozzarella from Campania

16

Fave e Pecorino

Fava beans, Pecorino DOP, and olive oil

13

Barbabietole

Mixed beets, shaved fennel, imported ricotta di bufala, greens, and citrus-infused oil

12

antipasti

Cecina Fritta

Chickpea flour fries with Parmesan

9

Burrata con Culatello

Pugliese, hand-stuffed mozzarella, and artisan-style prosciutto

16

Affettati Misti

"West Town Salumi," soppressata, 'nduja, finocchiona, fig jam, pecorino, pickled fennel, and pearl onions

18

Fiori di Zucca

Squash blossoms, fontina cheese, olive oil, and tomato purée

12

Frittura di Calamari

Fried calamari and lemon

13

pasta

Ravioli di "Piccolo Sogno"

Four-cheese ravioli, pine nuts, butter, Marsala glaze, and Parmesan curls

18

Stracci di Farro

Farro flour pasta, ramps, asparagus, garlic, leeks, black truffles, and shaved Parmesan

19

Spaghetti Neri

String-cut black spaghetti, mussels, clams, shrimp, and calamari; served with San Marzano tomatoes and red pepper flakes

23

Tortelli al Primavera

Mascarpone and thyme-stuffed pasta, fava beans, peas, pea sprouts, and artichokes

20

Paglia e Fieno

"Straw and hay" green and white ribbon pasta with veal ragù

19

Gnocchi di Ortica

Potato and nettle dumplings, oven-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and Parmesan

18

Pappardelle con Cinghiale

Wide flat pasta with spiced wild boar ragù

20

pizza

Bianca con Rúcula

Mozzarella, arugula, olive oil, and Reggiano curls

15

Salsicce e Mascarpone

Mascarpone, sausage, mozzarella, and herbs

17

secondi

"Sapore" di Mare

Assorted shellfish and fish stew; served with garlic-rubbed toast

26

Salmone

Grilled Loch Duart salmon, romanesco, artichokes, leeks, fregola, pea and mint purée, and garlic, lemon, and white wine sauce

27

Polletto alla Griglia

Flattened, grilled cornish hen, rapini, and lemon

21

Rosticciana

Braised beef short ribs, soft polenta, pea shoots, red wine, and aromatic vegetables

28

Pesce Intero

Whole wood-fired fish of the day baked with Sicilian sea salt crust; served with braised fennel and a citrus and caper reduction

market price

Anatra Arrosto

Half roasted duck, Tuscan kale, fennel sausage, and roasted cauliflower purée

26

Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Piccolo Sogno Due

340 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60642

One of Chicago’s most lauded Italian destinations gains a sibling restaurant in Piccolo Sogno Due, which features coastal Italian-influenced seafood cuisine in the heart of River North.

Piccolo Sogno Due menu

antipasti

Arancini

Sicilian saffron rice cakes with meat ragù over tomato sauce

12

Burrata

Imported stuffed mozzarella, stewed bell peppers, capers, and white anchovies

15

Polpo

Grilled octopus, roasted peppers, fingerling potatoes, grilled frisée, and tuna and caper sauce

16

Cozze

Wood-fired PEI mussels, spicy tomato broth, and garlic crostini

14

Mare

Wood-roasted prawns, calamari, octopus, clams, mussels, citrus oil, and arugula

18

pizze

Bianca

Arugula, mozzarella, shaved Parmesan, and olive oil

15

Pesto

Almond and basil pesto, speck, and mozzarella

16

Tartufo

Mushrooms, mozzarella, black truffle pesto, and mascarpone

17

insalata

Cavolo

Tuscan kale, squash, fennel, squash chips, and Parmesan dressing

11

Barbabietole

Beets, Capriole goat cheese, watercress, hazelnuts, and citrus

12

Rucola

Baby arugula, strawberries, goat cheese, almond, and house vinaigrette

12

paste

Ravioli

Eggplant, buffalo ricotta-filled pasta, oven-dried tomato, and ricotta salata

17

Tagliolini

Thin pasta, sea urchin butter, crabmeat, garlic, and parsley

21

Spaghetti

Black spaghetti, Mt. Vesuvius tomatoes, mussels, shrimp, calamari, clams, and chiles

21

Gnocchi

Potato and herb dumplings, pomodoro sauce, and Gorgonzola cheese

18

Paccheri

Tubular pasta with shrimp, zucchini, green onions, tomatoes, and brandy and shellfish broth

19

Fettuccine

Ribbon pasta, mixed mushrooms, garlic, porcini broth, and veal meatballs

18

pesce

Trapanese

Sicilian shrimp, mussels, ocean fish, tomato, saffron stew, couscous, and almond pesto

25

Salmone

Grilled Scottish salmon, asparagus and tomato ragù, pickled fennel, and citrus-infused oil

26

Tonno

Ahi tuna grilled rare, eggplant caponata with olives, raisins, and pine nuts, and rapini

28

carne

Polleto

Roasted half Amish chicken, soft polenta, wood-fired mushrooms, and herbs

21

Vitello

Grilled veal loin, local squash, tomatoes, onions, fingerling potatoes, and aged balsamic

28

Bistecca

16oz grilled rib-eye served with arugula and tomato salad

32

Cuisine: American Bistro, French

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Pierrot Gourmet

108 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Experience the elegance of the world-renowned Peninsula Hotel in an approachable, European-style café setting.

Pierrot Gourmet menu

dinner menu-small bites

Roasted Beet and Burrata Salad

Burrata cheese, fennel, oranges, arugula, apple cider vinaigrette, and Saba

13

German Hot Dog

Bavarian smoked cheese brat, mustard, sauerkraut, caramelized red onion, and Yukon gold potato salad

5

Whipped Housemade Ricotta Baguette

Wild mushrooms and truffle oil

7

dinner-large bites

Grilled Sturgeon

Aïoli

15

Beef Bourgignon

14

rotisserie

Half Chicken

Jus

8

Leg of Lamb

Pistou

13

Berkshire Pork Tenderloin

Mustard sauce

13

Filet of Beef

Smoked tomato aïoli

15

tarte flambées

french-style flatbreads

Shrimp

Pesto, oven-dried tomato, mozzarella, sautéed onion, and basil

15

Chicken

Pesto, oven-dried tomato, mozzarella, Grùyere cheese, and basil

13

charcuterie

cornichons, mustard, and baguette

House Terrine

6

Duck Rillette

5

Chicken Liver Mousse

5

salads

Pen Chicken Salad

Young spinach, apples, bacon, egg, roasted nuts, pulled rotisserie chicken, dried cranberries, manchego cheese, and bacon dressing

14

Chopped Shrimp Salad

Field greens, avocado, mango, tomato, minto, basil, peanuts, shrimp, and honey-lime dressing

16

hot tartines

Tuna Melt

Fine beans, olives, tomato, Gruyère, and sourdough

15

Pierrot Gourmet Ham and Cheese

French ham, Gruyère, and warm pretzel bread

15

tarte flambés and quiche

Wild Mushroom

Pesto, oven-dried tomato, truffle oil, Boursin, mozzarella, and basil

13

Provençal Quiche

Green and yellow zucchini, goat cheese, tomato, and petite salad

11

eggs

Tomato Frittata

Oven-dried tomato, spinach, and feta

13

breakfast specials

PG Breakfast Flatbread

Fromage blanc, bacon, scrambled eggs, Gruyère cheese, and chives

13

Giant Warm Cinnamon Roll

Sugared lemon icing

8

Cuisine: Italian, Italian: Contemporary, Pizza, Sandwiches, American

Neighborhood: Near North - River North

Pranzi

434 West Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60654

It’s no secret that Chicago prides itself on its Italian cooking, and there’s a new chef in the kitchen thanks to Pranzi in River North.

Pranzi menu

antipasti

Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Six succulent shrimp sautéed in olive oil with crushed red pepper; served with garlic bread

14

Sweet Chile Calamari

Tossed in sweet and spicy sauce

14

Grilled Misto

Shrimp, calamari, octopus, and red peppers; served over arugula with glazed balsamic

16

Crab Arancini

Deep-fried rice balls stuffed with crabmeat

9

Brussels Sprouts

Sautéed with bacon vinaigrette

11

Grilled Mushrooms

Three skewers of grilled mushrooms with a garlic-lemon butter sauce

9

pizza

thin or x thin, double dough, gluten-free, pan, or stuffed

Da Double D

Two layers of crispy dough stuffed with sauce, Italian beef, mozzarella, and giardiniera peppers

Pranzi Supreme

Sausage, pepperoni, onion, green peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella

Quattro Formaggi

Ricotta, fontinella, mozzarella, Romano, fresh tomatoes, garlic, and basil

Sausage Arugula

Sausage, eggplant, tomatoes, mozzarella, and Romano

Carciofi

Olive oil, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, fontinella, and mozzarella cheese

Pizza Fico

Fig jam, Gorgonzola cheese, smoked chicken, arugula, and mint

sandwiches and burgers

served with fresh cut fries, sweet potato fries, or potato salad (onion rings additional 2)

Baked Meatballs

Topped with marinara sauce and baked with mozzarella

10

BD's Foot Long Grilled Cheese

Served with tomato and basil

12; add bacon or ham 1

Jumpin' Jack Flash

1/2lb Angus beef topped with jalapeño-Jack cheese, avocado, caramelized onion, chipotle mayo, lettuce, and tomato

13

Gobble Gobble Burger

Turkey burger, cheddar cheese, avocado, spinach, tomato, and honey mustard-mayo

13

Pranzi Burger

1/2lb charbroiled Angus burger, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and mayo

13

entrées and pastas

served with salad and bread

Chicken Vesuvio

Half bone-in chicken roasted with potatoes and baby peas

17

Chicken Limone

Lemon sauce with fresh spinach and potatoes

17

Blackened Salmon Primavera

With cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and pesto; served over a bed of arugula

19

Johnnie's Rigatoni

Sliced sausage, mushrooms, and spinach in vodka sauce

16

Nazzie's Risotto

Halibut with saffron, risotto, and asparagus

27

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Neighborhood: Loop - Downtown/Loop

Prime & Provisions

222 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60601

DineAmic Group's steakhouse, Prime & Provisions, goes back to the basics while paying homage to the classics.