Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago; Red to Grand(312) 751-960041.892919 -87.633932 617 N Wells St (between Ohio and Ontario Sts) River North, Chicago
Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinnerAverage main course: $15
Slipping off your shoes and curling up on cushions at low tables is a royal way to eat, even if the food doesn’t start off tasting that way. The pita on the table is of the thin, tough, store-bought variety, and the olive oil is as thin and flavorless as water. But once you dig into the vegetarian combo, with its tart chunks of feta, zesty tabouli and smooth hummus, you’ll know that you’re eating like a prince, not just sitting like one. Now dig into the meaty kibbeh and the punchy Mediterranean spinach and you’ll be on your way to being king.