Bus: 6, 28, 55, 171(773) 324-1999 chantchicago.com41.799514 -87.588735 1509 E 53rd St (at Harper Ave) Hyde Park, Chicago
Brunch (Sun), lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $12
We like this Zen-oriented spot for its large menu, hip interior and full-service bar. The world tour of dishes wouldn’t be complete without its take on standard drunken noodles: angel-hair pasta and vegetables soaked in Thai basil-jalapeño oil. Other culture-confused items include honey chipotle wings and roasted red pepper and Thai basil hummus, but the curried chicken stays true to form with spicy red curry coconut cream sauce over jasmine rice.