Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont(773) 248-1155 soccachicago.com41.878114 -87.629798 3301 N Clark St [Closed] (at Aldine St) Lakeview, Chicago
Brunch (Sat, Sun), dinnerAverage main course: $18
If you could see the classy, airy space this Mediterranean restaurant takes up, you’d never guess it used to be the infamous pickup joint Buddies. This incarnation is named for the chickpea crêpe that hails from Provence, a dish you can always count on being on the menu. But we like to start with the loaded antipasti board, move on to housemade pastas and end with rich comforts like hanger steak frites. Well, technically we actually end with another glass of wine from the well-priced list, but you get our drift.