photo credit: Kristen Mendiola
Lady May Eatery & Cocktail Parlor
This Southern restaurant is hidden on the ground floor of an apartment complex behind the Wrigley Building. Once you find the entrance (which shouldn’t be hard since the door is surrounded by the wedding industrial complex’s entire flower inventory), you’re in for a dinner filled with just-fine drinks and middling food like the short rib-in-the-style-of-hamburger-helper or fried catfish with too much breading. But mostly, you’ll be treated to the space's “ode to Southern charm” theme, which in this case means being decorated like a sorority social chair’s Bid Day Bash nightmare—complete with pink velvet seating, white marble tables, gold accents, flowers throughout, and a lone tumbleweed rolling through the empty dining room. The front of the restaurant is a little more lively, with a bar and loud music, so it works for a quick drink and a plate of fried pickles before going somewhere else in River North.
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