Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago(312) 624-9975 grahamelliot.com41.894550 -87.635211 217 W Huron St (between Wells and Franklin Sts) River North, Chicago
Dinner (Wed–Sun)Average main course: $27
Just how much you’ll love Graham Elliot’s eponymous restaurant depends on your tolerance for quirky. Want Whoppers with your peanut-butter brownie and Nilla wafers on peach cobbler? You’ll be happy here. Still, even doubters should be silenced with straightforward flavors such as roasted rack of lamb with sautéed spinach and a carrot confit. Expect frequent menu changes to keep things interesting on the plate and the chef’s rock-star friends to keep it interesting in the dining room.