Subway: Red to Grand(312) 649-9010 lesnomades.net41.893679 -87.621727 222 E Ontario St (between Fairbanks Ct and St. Clair St) Magnificent Mile, Chicago
Dinner (closed Sun, Mon)Average degustation: $115
After more than 30 years in business, this is still one of the most regal restaurants in town. Owner Mary Beth Liccioni keeps the grounds (a townhouse built in 1895) decked out like something out of Dynasty: lush fabrics, ornate carpeting, giant arrangements of flowers. But the ever-changing French-American menu, featuring items such as rack of lamb and slow-roasted veal tenderloin with seasonal accompaniments, keeps the food current (if still pretty rich). Guys, make sure you’re wearing a jacket—this is one place where rules actually mean something.