Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Armitage(773) 929-7660 cafebernard.com/Redrooster41.920124 -87.648926 2100 N Halsted St (at Dickens Ave) Lincoln Park, Chicago
DinnerAverage main course: $16
This tiny, cozy bistro has a side-street entrance that is tough to spot. Keep your eyes peeled because there’s nothing like warming up with hearty French provincial food—such as tender beef bourguignonne on a bed of egg noodles or duck confit ladled with berry sauce—when it’s extremity-numbing cold outside. Heck, we’ll cozy up to the meaty snails in bubbling garlic butter and shockingly inexpensive wine list—many bottles are $29 or less—even in milder temps.