Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago(312) 787-9000 wildfirerestaurant.com/chicago41.893936 -87.633672 159 W Erie St (between LaSalle and Wells Sts) River North, Chicago
DinnerAverage main course: $23
The only thing that’s wild about this place is how insanely popular it is—even on a sleepy Tuesday night, you’ll need a reservation. Other than that, though, the menu will be familiar (think upscale T.G.I. Friday’s). Steaks seem to be a favorite among regulars, but we found that the seafood fared better: meaty swordfish London broil is topped with juicy roasted tomatoes and sweet roasted red onions, and crab-crusted shrimp are the epitome of guilty pleasures.