Subway: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Adams(312) 786-9911 tesorichicago.com0.000000 0.000000 65 E Adams St (between Wabash and Michigan Aves) Loop, Chicago
Brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $30
Tesori doesn’t have to try too hard to get a crowd—its location in the Symphony Center takes care of that. But chef Andrew Deuel is trying hard anyway, putting out a grilled octopus that’s extra-crispy on the outside and tender within, braised veal cheeks that fall apart by merely breathing on them and housemade pastas such as tortellini. The food leans rich and, at times, on expected flavors (there’s a lot of truffle oil, especially on the mushroom pizza served in the bar), but when the food is this well-cooked, it’s hard to complain.