445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434
These sibling restaurants are the creations of celebrity chef/Mexican cuisine king
217 W. Huron St. 312-624-9975
The baby-faced "MasterChef" judge and Lollapalooza culinary ambassador puts his own spin on fine-dining in the form of an 8- and 14-course tasting menus. A few blocks east, Elliot's sandwich shop Grahamwich (615 N. State St. 312-265-0434) serves truffle popcorn, soft-serve ice cream and one ridiculously rich grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with prosciutto and cheese curds.
500 N. Clark St. 312-321-6242
James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Carrie Nahabedian channels her Armenian roots to add a Mediterranean accent to her always-seasonal fare. The menu changes often, but in the past has featured dishes such as scallops with vanilla bean and grapefruit or braised chicken tagine with chickpeas, mint-laced yogurt and Turkish apricots.
Sable Kitchen & Bar
505 N. State St. 312-755-9704