Theater On The Lake is an event space that’s right on Lake Michigan, with a lawn leading up to the water. But the restaurant (complete with patio) is open to the public. Come here for a burger and snacks - we especially like the pimento cheese spread - with a view of the lake. It’s way better than fighting the crowds at North Beach.
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bopNgrill is a cheap and quick eats Korean-American fusion spot. We’ve turned it into a new dance move.
Stella Barra is a comfortable and familiar place in Lincoln Park good for a lot of occasions. You're also going for pizza, which is never a bad idea.
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DIxie is a charming Southern spot in Wicker Park, but the food doesn’t live up to the setting.
Whisk serves breakfast & brunch seven days a week, and then mostly burgers for dinner after 5 pm. It's a good BYOB spot to have on the radar.
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Somerset is a restaurant in the Gold Coast serving excellent American food that you should be eating immediately.
Smyth serves Virginia-inspired tasting menus in the West Loop, and it’s one of the best restaurants in Chicago.
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