Modern American in Wicker Park, Bucktown & Ukrainian Village

Chef Michael Carlson once worked at Lincoln Park's Alinea, which is apparent in his avant-garde, nine-course menu that redefines American comfort food via such dishes as apple-pie soup or quail egg, truffle and ricotta ravioli. The chefs also act as servers, and the intimate room is bookended by black wood floors and a mirrored ceiling. Make reservations well in advance.