Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Armitage(312) 929-3227 rustichousechicago.com41.917869 -87.648389 1967 N Halsted St (between Willow St and Armitage Ave) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Lunch (Tue–Fri), dinner (closed Mon)Average main course: $23
At Jason Paskewitz’s sequel to Gemini Bistro, there’s nothing you haven’t seen before. But there’s also nothing you aren’t happy to see again. Juicy rotisserie chicken, crispy pommes Anna, rich chicken liver mousse, hearty pancetta-wrapped monkfish…it’s all familiar and consoling. Execution problems do arise at times (we found the rotisserie lamb pretty chewy), but if you succumb to the comfort of the room and the food, the rare mishap is easy to forgive.