This is a Hyde Park/UChicago staple that will please the college student in everyone. It serves all three meals, and has a menu reminiscent of The Cheesecake Factory’s in terms of length. There’s better food to be had elsewhere, but it’s perfect for large groups, with options ranging from pastries and egg scrambles to pizza, burgers, and quesadillas. In fact, this place serves pretty much everything except alcohol. It’s BYOB, so come prepared.
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Nella Pizza e Pasta
Nella Pizza e Pasta is a casual Italian restaurant in Hyde Park with excellent Neapolitan pizza.
The Promontory is a restaurant and music venue serving very good modern American food in Hyde Park.
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Bellemore is an upscale restaurant in the West Loop serving very pretty but somewhat uneven American food.
Roister is the casual restaurant from the Alinea team. It’s still expensive, but it’s fun, laid-back, and excellent.
Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
Any restaurant with the words “Pie” and “Biscuit” in its name is probably a place you want to go.
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Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen
Manny’s has been the classic Jewish deli in Chicago for 75 years, and it’s still serving great food.
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