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Sometimes you need to UPGRADE . food drink Guide Hub 51 Tantalizing American fare at this always-busy spot from Lettuce Entertain You legacies R.J. and Jerrod Melman includes BLTs with thick slab bacon bacon. 51 W. Hubbard St., 312.828.0051 $$ Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Boasting the environs of a supper club, Joe’s offers stone crabs from the Gulf of Mexico. 60 E. Grand Ave., 312.379.5637 $$ Hubbard Inn At this River North spot you’ll find Moroccan tiles, antique furniture and eclectic books serving as a backdrop to Euro-influenced small plates. 110 W. Hubbard St., 312.222.1331 $$ Joy Yee’s Noodles A Chinatown fixture since 1996 and famous for its Taiwanese-style bubble tea, always cheerful Joy Yee’s combines dishes and cooking styles from all parts of Asia into one expansive menu. 2159 S. China Place, 312.842.8928 $ Hugo’s Frog Bar A sibling of Gibsons (and serving the same steaks), always-hopping Hugo’s specializes in seafood, including crab legs, lobster and seared tuna. 1024 N. Rush St., 312.640.0999 $$$ Kamehachi This Old Town classic serve some of the best sushi, rolls and sashimi around, all of which can be enjoyed in three distinct areas: a traditional dining room, a serene Japanese garden and a cozy, romantic upstairs lounge. 1531 N. Wells St., 312.664.3663 $ ING Unpredictable and innovative fare (some molecular, some not) comes from Moto’s always mischevious Homaro Cantu. Order off the a la carte menu or pay by the hour to have chefs cook off the cuff for you. 951 W. Fulton Market, 855.834.6464 $$$ ONE THIRD THE AVERAGE MARKET TIME: Kanela Breakfast Club There’s plenty to love about this Lakeview breakfast/lunch spot, from its charming décor to its creative menu with items such as whipped maple ricotta French toast and pork belly Benedict. 3231 N. Clark St., 773.248.1622 $ 59 DAYS LIPTON REALTY CONSULTANTS 183 DAYS AVERAGE MARKET TIME IPO Chef Trevor Hoyte injects ingredients from other cultures, like chorizo, into most of his shared-plates dishes. 172 W. Adams St., 312.917.5608 $$ * Sales statistics: MRED ® Last 52 closed transactions in the city of Chicago, all property types. Keefer’s The classic meat-and-potatoes crowd meets the after-work dinner-and-drinks set at Keefer’s, where chef John Hogan takes the usual steakhouse fare to another level. 20 W. Kinzie St., 312.467.9525 $$ Italian Village Restaurants Chicago’s oldest Italian restaurant is actually three different restaurants under one roof: The Village serves traditional Italian fare, La Cantina serves seafood and Vivere features contemporary regional Italian cuisine. 71 W. Monroe St., 312.332.7005 $-$$$ King Café Gourmet & Go Shoppers and gym rats alike frequent this mecca of Metropolis coffee and espresso drinks, soups and salads. 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312.280.6122 $ Jam This cozy cash-only BYO spot dishes up twists on classics like eggs Benedict with crisp pork belly for brunch and lunch, and a rotating selection of blue plate specials for dinner. 3057 W. Logan Ave., 773.292.6011 $ L20 This seafood restaurant, awarded a Michelin star, is one of the city’s best picks. Choose from a variety of prix-fixe options. 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773.868.0002 $$$$ Dan Lipton Broker Associate Residential | Development | Commercial | Investment 773.988.3299 danlipton @ Japonais Try sushi and French-influenced Japanese entrées like the Kobe rib eye surf-and-turf—Japanese herb-gratin lobster and grilled Kobe rib eye with uni butter. 600 W. Chicago Ave., 312.822.9600 $$$ La Madia This contemporary pizzeria runs weekday wine deals alongside pies and larger pasta entrées. 59 W. Grand Ave., 312.329.0400 $$

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