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Michigan Avenue - 2015 - Issue 8 - Winter - Sandra Lee

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photography by Clayton hauCk Michigan Avenue 101 Look no further for chicagoLand's most sizzLing restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Dine 3 Arts Club Café Brendan Sodikoff puts his Midas touch on the Gold Coast with truffe-butter grilled cheese in a see-and-be-seen space. 1300 N. Dearborn Pkwy.; Acadia This refned American res- taurant was just upgraded from one to two Michelin stars. 1639 S. Wabash Ave., 312-360-9500; Appellation Rustic fare in Andersonville from the cheese and charcuterie specialists behind Pastoral. 5212 N. Clark St., 773-358-7181; Balena Chris Pandel's acclaimed concept now serves Sunday brunch items like basil panzanella and sweet crespelle. 1633 N. Halsted St., 312-867-3888; Bascule Wine Bar Pair old-world vino with charcuterie and cheese at this Little Italy gem. 1421 W. Taylor St., 312-763-6912; Bernie's Lunch & Supper Bold Mediterranean favors get the rustic treatment at this new concept in River North. 660 N. Orleans St., 312-624-9892; Bistronomic Veteran chef Martial Noguier's charming Gold Coast bistro. 840 N. Wabash St., 312-944-8400; Boeuf haus Gourmet goes grass-fed at this brasserie between Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park. 1012 N. Western Ave., 773-661-2116; C Chicago The restaurateurs behind Chicago Cut Steakhouse and The Local have made a splash with this upscale seafood concept. 20 W. Kinzie St., 312-280-8882; Cantina 1910 In Andersonville, savor sweet potato panuchos, tacos al pastor, and honey-glazed churros. 5025 N. Clark St., 773-506-1910; Charlatan West Town welcomes inspired Italian fare like black kale spaghettini and whole oxtail. 1329 W. Chicago Ave., 312-818-2073; Cochon Volant Savor steak frites and Benedicts in a sleek bras- serie setting. 100 W. Monroe St., 312-754-6560; Community Tavern This Portage Park steakhouse is gaining acclaim for dishes like hand-cut fettuccine and a 24-ounce grilled porterhouse. 4038 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-283-6080; de Quay Indonesian favors are married to Dutch sensibilities at this cozy oasis in Lincoln Park. 2470 N. Lincoln Ave., 872-206-8820; Doc B's Fresh Kitchen A seasonally inspired concept for the health- conscious set. 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-999-9300; Formento's Plates like carbonara and Chicken Vesuvio might be the main event at this red-sauce throwback, but no meal is complete without the decadent chocolate cake. 925 W. Randolph St., 312-690-7295; Gene & Georgetti A Chicago icon beloved for steaks and chops. 500 N. Franklin St., 312-527-3718; The Hampton Social Embrace the Montauk mind-set with Maryland crab cakes and Maine-style lob- ster rolls. 353 W. Hubbard St., 312-464-0500; Heating & Cooling Pizza, beer, and live music in Wrigleyville. 3530 N. Clark St., 773-789-8864; Kings County Tap Late-night nosh in Lincoln Park. 2576 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-697-7661; Maple & Ash Chef David Ochs pays homage to Chicago's car- nivorous roots with steaks cooked in a 12-foot hearth. 8 W. Maple St.; Mastro's Steakhouse A glitzy River North destination for steaks and sushi. 520 N. Dearborn St., 312-521-5100; Momotaro This Fulton Market sizzler scores with favorful sushi like the momomaki (bigeye tuna, spicy octopus, lotus root). 820 W. Lake St., 312-733-4818; Osteria Langhe A taste of Northern Italy in Logan Square. 2824 W. Armitage Ave., 773-661-1582; Pork Shoppe Pork-belly pas- trami and brisket nachos draw barbecue lovers to this Michelin- recognized spot in Andersonville. 5721 N. Clark St., 773-654-1800; Prime & Provisions DineAmic Group (Bar Siena, Public House) puts a sleek spin on Chicago's steakhouse tradition at this sprawling destination. 222 N. LaSalle St., 312-726-7777; Pub Royale Come for the beer and stay for the samosas at Heisler Hospitality's British-Indian outpost. 2049 W. Division St., 773-661-6874; Rockit This reinvented River North favorite boasts a sleek look and a new menu. 22 W. Hubbard St., 312-645-6000; RPM Steak Bill and Giuliana Rancic's second smash restaurant. 66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990; Rural Society Helmed by Jose Garces, this Argentine steakhouse Cherry CirCle room After working up an appetite play- ing bocce in the Chicago Athletic Association's bustling Game Room, head to this tucked-away nook for the supper-club treatment. 12 S. Michigan Ave., Second Fl., 312-792-3515; The Guide Chicago's Finest  135

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