Local Area Restaurants

One Block Away (5-minute walk)

Land & Lake Kitchen

Casual. Entrée price range: $12-$25
Celebrating the cuisine and craft of the America’s flatlands, Land & Lake Kitchen was inspired by the classic mom and pop eateries of the Midwest. Good, honest cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner is the theme here in a relaxed atmosphere of wood-accented interiors, with ample food and drink selections to satisfy any appetite.


Ocean Prime

Fine dining. Entrée price range: $24-$52
One of Chicago’s premier dining spots for seafood, steak and cocktails, Ocean Prime is the brainchild of restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Its dramatic interiors make for a romantic night out, flavored by an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts, complemented by signature cocktails and a wine list recognized by Wine Spectator magazine. At every step of your visit, the staff prides itself on extraordinary service and quality.


Naf Naf Grill

Middle East Grill. Entrée price range: $8-$12

Serving Chicago delicious Middle Eastern cuisine since 2009. Naf Naf Grill embraces discovery and cultural connection in their food. From pita and crispy falafel to savory shawarma and basmati, the proprietors take pride in their homemade dishes.


Bella Bacino’s

Pizza. Entrée price range: $9-$19

In the tradition of Chicago’s deep-dish pizza obsession, Bacino’s boasts fresh ingredients and its very own pizza sauce. Stop by for a stuffed, thin, or specialty pizza alongside a generous selection of salads, paninis and pastas.


On Michigan Avenue (15-20-minute walk)

About Last Knife

American bistro. Entrée price range: $17-$47

This downtown favorite (known as “ALK” for short) is equal parts steakhouse and gastropub, serving meals from breakfast all the way through late night. Its relaxed atmosphere invites you to linger, whether at more formal tables or in colorful couches plush with pillows. Its eclectic interior reflects the design innovations of Chicago through the ages.


The Purple Pig

Gastropub. Entrée price range: $16-$25

The Purple Pig reimagines Mediterranean favorites, with a focus on, as you might guess from its name, pork. This bustling and hip hangout has grown into a local favorite for its warm rustic interior and relaxed vibe. Stop by, as the proprietor will say, for ever-evolving interpretations cheese, wine and swine (and much else!) showcasing the flavors of Italy, Greece and Spain.



American Grill. Entrée price range: $18-$57

One of Chicago’s many classic American steakhouses, Remington’s takes freshness very seriously. Boasting lovely views of Millennium Park, this no-nonsense grill from the 4-Star Restaurant Group elevates American classics, whether crab Benedict or prime rib au jus.


Farther Afield

Girl & the Goat

New American

Located a couple miles away in the Randolph Restaurant Corridor, Girl & the Goat takes Chicago dining family-style, serving bold flavors with a Mediterranean influence in a lively setting. International wines, craft beers and fun cocktails complement a wide menu selection. The girl in the restaurant’s name is owner Stephanie Izard, a winner of Bravo’s Top Chef competition.


Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

Tapas. Entrée price range: $5-$17

Since 1985, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba has cooked up authentic Spanish cuisine at its red brick home on North Halsted Avenue. An impressive array of tapas features traditional favorites. Throw in four types of paella and six kinds of sangria, and those small plates can quickly pile up. At 3.5 miles away, getting there’s a bit trickier. But your appetite will thank you.