Subway: Blue to Division(773) 772-4322 thefrontierchicago.com41.901195 -87.663557 1072 N Milwaukee Ave (between Noble and Thomas Sts) West Town, Chicago
Brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch (Fri), dinnerAverage main course: $14
So the hipster-vintage-saloon aesthetic-of-the-moment and a taxidermy grizzly bear wander into a sports bar. This is pretty much the setup of Frontier, a tavern from the folks behind Lottie’s and the Pony, which mashes North Woods lodge elements into the neighborhood-tap mold. Chef Brian Jupiter's food—char-broiled oysters, sliders and even whole-animal feasts—adds another component to the mix, and the more time you spend eating impressive dishes like the pan roasted wild striped bass, the faster it all starts to come together.