Stop into this West Washington Park locale for Japanese fusion cuisine and a crisp glass of saki. Sushi is the signature dish, but the restaurant also serves noodle bowls and teriyaki.
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A traditional Italian menu, featuring decadent pasta and meat dishes.
This three-tiered restaurant was designed after the famed Roman Colosseum and serves made-to-order selections. Try the Marsala wine sauce, breads, and tiramisu.
The fare holds true to the ballpark neighborhood. Choose between Chicago hot dogs and Polish sausages. Great rooftop patio--voted among the top 10 in the country by Playboy--for both drinks and dinner.
In an atmosphere that feels more like a living room than a tavern (think comfy couches, a stone fireplace, and plasma TVs), sit back and relax.
If you can't decide from the amazing sushi menu, try one of the combos that feature eight kinds of sushi. Don't forget to try the famed Thai Pearl iced tea.
This premier wine bar boasts more than 100 wines by the glass. Come for the wine, but stay for the tapas. Certified sommeliers offer wine paring with a variety of high-end tapas, including Colorado Elk.
Based on the "Forrest Gump" movie, this restaurant is earnest in its Americana. Try a variety of Southern recipes, including Dixie-style ribs.
Enjoy Lebanese and Persian cuisine. Try the Kobeideh, a kabob made with beef, lamb, onion, and tomato.
Choose from 50 Belgian and domestic microbrews on tap at this cozy old world pub. You'll still have to decide which of the four savory sauces, from marinara to cajun, you'd like on your mussels.