Mediterranean in West Loop & Near West Side

Feeling social? This happening spot gives diners a chance to rub elbows at eight-person communal tables. The mini room looks like a Finnish sauna and fills with noisy chatter as stylish urbanites pile in. The bacon-wrapped dates are the menu's must-try; the paella and the sausage and mint-pesto calzone are other standouts, though the menu changes regularly.

Reservations are a good idea, but they're only taken during off-peak hours.