Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart(312) 464-9544 giltbarchicago.com41.889395 -87.635401 230 W Kinzie St (between Wells and Franklin Sts) River North, Chicago
DinnerAverage main course: $20
The service at chef Brendan Sodikoff’s loungey restaurant is at times infuriating and at times, well, serviceable—but either way, it’s the food that will make you a fan of this place or not. Those who stick to the simple stuff may find solace in this menu, which is full of well-cooked renditions of classics such as pot roast, gnocchi, bone marrow and roasted chicken. But the food is so simple that even slightly adventurous eaters may find themselves wanting for more.