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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Awesome shellfish in a basement dive bar complete with year-round Christmas lights. Go eat all the crab and drink all the beer.
Chicken Kalamata and crack fries is one of the best meals in town. Tina Fey agrees.
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Summer House Santa Monica
It’s summer year round at Summer House Santa Monica. Don your finest Lululemon and chambray in an upscale dining environment.
Tempo Cafe is the local Gold Coast diner open 24 hours a day. It's also exactly what we assume the coffee shop from Seinfeld is like.
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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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