What does it mean when the Ritz-Carlton says it’s opening a “neighborhood eatery”? It means there will be classic bistro food, like steamed mussels and flat-iron steak frites, as well as seasonally driven plates—say, asparagus with peas, basil and that creamy blessing that is burrata. It means that in the bar area, chef Mark Payne will serve snacks like Kobe beef sliders and duck-fat fries. It means the wine list will be available at half-price with a dinner purchase, Sunday through Thursday through Labor Day. And it also means this: On each table, there will be a lamp, so that diners can adjust the light to their preference. So is this still a neighborhood restaurant? Sure—if your neighborhood is the Ritz. 160 E Pearson St, 312-573-5160.