Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart(312) 595-2300 sushisamba.com41.890915 -87.634089 504 N Wells St (between Illinois St and Grand Ave) River North, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage small plate: $13
Not only is the plush rooftop patio—with its 40-foot bar, sharp sound system, sofas and stools—perfect for a nightcap, it’s great for food as well. Chef Dan Tucker’s menu features gems from the Japanese robata grill, such as lush yellowtail cheeks and a simple skirt steak dressed in malbec butter. Harmless duck croquettes, boozy caipirinhas and over-the-top sushi rolls round out the experience. Eat as much as you can—you’ll need the calories when you retire to the roof.