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Nisos is another member of Chicago's parade of upscale, buzzy Greek restaurants. This gigantic, two-story West Loop spot has all the usual trendy suspects: giant hanging basket lights, infrared reptilian-house lighting, thumping electronic music, and impossible-to-find reservations. But Nisos is also a lot of fun, and the food is great.

The menu is full of unexpectedly delicious twists, like a deconstructed moussaka that involves smoky dry ice and aerated gruyere, salt-baked fish set on fire and carved tableside, and cocktails that actually taste like they’re worth the $17 you’re spending on them. This place is expensive, but most dishes can be split among four people. So next time you want to watch your server deshell Jurassic Park-sized langoustines with flourish in lighting that makes everyone look FaceTuned, come here. It will remind you that some trendy things are popular for a reason—they make for a great time

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