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food drink Guide Goose Island The Clybourn location of this pub, helmed by chef and cicerone Andrew Hroza, releases a new beer weekly. 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., 312.915.0071; 3535 N. Clark St., 773.832.9040 $ The Grill on the Alley Big steaks, large salads and seafood abound at this Magnificent Mile restaurant. Try the double-cut lamb chops or New York pepper steak. 909 N. Michigan Ave., 312.255.9009 $$$ HB Home Bistro Make reservations or be prepared to wait at HB, a cozy neighborhood favorite for its homey, French-inspired fare—crisp fried oysters, perhaps?—and decision to go BYO with no corkage fee. 3404 N. Halsted St., 773.661.0299 $$ winning wine list focuses on biodynamic French varietals. 18 S. Michigan Ave., 312.578.0763 $$$ Hopleaf Is it a bar or a restaurant? Bustling, dimly lit Hopleaf sports more than 250 beers from North America, Belgium and Europe, but the simple bar fare— mussels and fries, smoked Gruyere sammies—is stunningly perfect. 5148 N. Clark St., 773.334.9851 $ Graham Elliot Chicago’s first “bistronomic” eschews fancy floral arrangements and dress codes but not four star cuisine. Look for plenty of playful plates at this hip River North restaurant. 217 W. Huron St., 312.624.9975 $$$ The Grillroom An urban chophouse and wine bar screams classic elegance with its tall leather booths and dim lighting. 33 W. Monroe St., 312.960.0000 $$$ Hearty Former Food Network stars The Hearty Boys run this Lakeview spot with an emphasis on playful comfort food and a spectacular Sunday brunch. 3819 N. Broadway St., 773.868.9866 $$ GT Fish & Oyster It seems like restaurateurs Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz (Girl & the Goat, Boka, Perennial Virant) can do no wrong and this chic seafood River North restaurant helmed by chef Giuseppe Tentori is no exception. 531 N. Wells St., 312.929.3501 $$$ HotChocolate Chef Mindy Segal’s Bucktown hot spot offers a seasonally changing array of sweet and savory selections, including late-night desserts and multiple varieties of the restaurant’s namesake. 1747 N. Damen Ave., 773.489.1747 $$ Grahamwich At this sunny lunch spot in the historic Tree Studios building, celeb chef Graham Elliot serves an array of under $10 sandwiches. 615 N. State St., 312.265.0434 $ Heaven on Seven Step in for a taste of New Orleans, from gumbo to five signature hot sauces, at this Jimmy Bannos classic. The Michigan Avenue location is more flashy, while the Wabash Street original has a weathered charm. 111 N. Wabash St., 312.263.6443; 600 N. Michigan Ave., 312.280.7774 $$ Green Zebra Foodies flock to Shawn McClain’s veggie-centric destination, where the contemporary menu skips meat in favor of treats like roasted shiitake mushrooms with crispy potato. 1460 W. Chicago Ave., 312.243.7100 $$ Harry Caray’s This steakhouse immortalizes the late Cubs announcer with sports memorabilia and a friendly bar—the perfect spot to grab a bite and watch the game. 33 W. Kinzie St., 312.828.0966 $ Hoyt’s Chicago Feast on creative riffs of classic comfort food breakfast through dinner, and hit the lounge after work for the extensive collection of local brews, wine and cocktails at this modern American tavern tucked inside Hotel 71. 71 E. Wacker Drive, 312.346.9870 $$ Henri Next door to The Gage and from the same owners and chef, Henri nails an elegant early 1900s atmosphere with brown velvet walls and chandeliers swathed in silk drapes. The award-HAP P Y ANNIVE R SAR Y 71 WE ST MONR OE ST R E ET | 312.332.7005 I T AL IANVI L L A GE-CH IC A G O . C O M

Italian Village Restaurants

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