Modern European Restaurant in Chicago, IL, United States
Don't miss the three-course chef's farm tasting at this Dutch bistro, with a new farm featured each week. When the weather's nice, customers are welcome to bring their pooch and eat on the dog-friendly patio.
Try the Southern heirloom cooking here in summer when you can sit on the outdoor patio. Bourbon enthusiasts can join the Big Jones Bourbon Society and get a stamp on their bourbon passport each time they sample a new bourbon or whiskey.
This Logan Square hot spot is a restaurant and a small modern inn. The restaurant specializes in regional fare, with a great selection of whiskey. The six rooms have quirky touches, such as cassette recorders and local quilts.
You can't have a truly cool main street if you don't have a serious coffee shop, and this place takes its brews seriously, stocking cult-favorite Intelligentsia beans. The owners have backgrounds in design, so the cafe looks as good as its coffee tastes.
A local watering hole known for serving mussels, Hopleaf also offers hearty fare, such as an organic Montreal-style brisket platter and Nueske's ham on pumpernickel with fries. All of which goes well with its vast selection of beers.