Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton(773) 868-0002 l2orestaurant.com41.924091 -87.636974 2300 N Lincoln Park West (at Belden Ave) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Dinner (closed Tue, Wed)Average degustation: $170
Since the departure of Laurent Gras, the French chef around whom this homage to seafood was built, L2O has focused on becoming more approachable and warm. Still, chef Matthew Kirkley (Restaurant Joel Robuchon, Ria) strives to make L2O the premier dining destination in town for seafood lovers by bringing the freshest catch to Chicago and elevating obscure finds such as abalone and geoduck with artful presentations and seasonal accompaniments. Luxury is at every turn, with caviar and truffles aplenty, wine pairings from a stellar cellar and polished service.