Boka makes for a great fancy yet still cool night on the town. It’s ideal for a big date once you’ve gotten to know each other, or perhaps even dinner with the parents while in town. The food is modern American, but it’s also super creative, and even normal-sounding dishes things like roasted carrots will have you impressed. Expect pretty plating and reasonable portions, not necessarily giant plates of food. Try the tasting menu for $120 if you really want to go all-out.
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Summer House Santa Monica
It’s summer year round at Summer House Santa Monica. Don your finest Lululemon and chambray in an upscale dining environment.
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Gadabout is a restaurant in Andersonville with an all-over-the-place menu, but really good food.
Kanela Breakfast Club
The original location of Chicago’s popular Greek-inspired breakfast mini-chain.
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Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab
Joe’s is consistently one of the best steakhouses in town, and you shouldn’t even order steak. Stone crabs are where it’s at.
Maple & Ash
Maple & Ash sits in the middle of the Chicago steakhouse Venn diagram. It’s both new-school and old.
Somerset is a restaurant in the Gold Coast serving excellent American food that you should be eating immediately.
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