Restaurants

Top Choice American in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Home Bistro

Home Bistro (aka ‘HB’) feels as cozy as the nouveau comfort food it serves. Cider-soaked mussels, duck meatball gnocchi and buttermilk fried chicken hit the tables in the wood-and-tile-lined space. Try to snag a sea…
Spanish in Lake View & Wrigleyville

mfk

In mfk's teeny space it feels like you're having a romantic meal in Spain, with the sea lapping just outside the door. Dig into crunchy prawn heads, garlicky octopus and veal meatballs amid the whitewashed walls and…
Italian in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Mia Francesca

Diners quickly fill up the room at this family-run Italian bistro (part of a local chain) and energy swirls among the closely spaced tables, topped with white tablecloths and fresh flowers. The handwritten menu feat…
Vegetarian in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Victory’s Banner

The tough decision at this revered breakfast house is between the fresh, free-range-egg omelets and the legendary French toast, cooked in rich cream batter and served with peach butter. New Age tunes and muted color…
Ice Cream in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Jeni's

With an Instagrammable vibe and super-creative flavors such as gooey butter cake and goat's cheese with red cherries, the Wrigleyville location of beloved Midwestern scoop shop Jeni's is making the neighborhood a li…
Thai in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Andy's Thai Kitchen

Little 11-table Andy's earns big praise from foodies who swoon over the authentic Thai menu. Andy is not afraid to use organ parts in his dishes, or to atomically spice them. Standouts include the fish maw salad, ba…
Korean in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Crisp

Music pours from the stereo while delicious Korean fusions arrive from the kitchen at this cheerful cafe. The ‘Bad Boy Buddha’ bowl, a variation on bi bim bop (mixed vegetables with rice), is one of the best healthy…
Fusion in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Yoshi’s Cafe

Yoshi's is one of the most innovative casual places in town, known for its changing Japanese- and French-flared menu and its gracious standards during the past three decades. The chefs treat all ingredients with the…
Burgers in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Village Tap

Even though it can get packed on weekends, this neighborhood tavern does everything well: food, drink and atmosphere. The friendly bartenders give out samples of the ever-changing and carefully chosen Midwestern mic…
Mexican in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Chilam Balam

The chef is only in her 20s, but she has already apprenticed under Rick Bayless and brought his ‘farm to table’ philosophy to this vibrant brick-and-Spanish-tile eatery, which sits below street level. The close-set …