Sifr is a “modern Middle Eastern” spot from the Indienne team, and the menu has a wide range of dishes, including chicken liver pate topped with pomegranate molasses and parsley oil we want to rub on our face. But there’s also fava-filled manti in a silky butternut ashta that might be our favorite dumpling in the city. The River North space looks like a lot of new restaurants these days (full of plants and playing tropical house) but it’s a lovely place to spend a few hours, and the service is attentive. Plus, the rooftop bar is opening soon, and when it does—that’s where you can find us.

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