Subway: Green, Pink to Clinton(312) 669-9900 provincerestaurant.com41.884868 -87.642727 161 N Jefferson St (between Randolph and Lake Sts) West Loop, Chicago
Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinner (Mon–Sat)Average main course: $17
Big is the key word at Randy Zweiban’s West Loop spot, a swank take on eco-modern design, where powerfully flavorful Latin touches meet elegant, American dishes. Chorizo and smoked onions join barbecued lamb, and rabbit confit is paired with a thick marcona-almond emulsion. When a dish (solid shrimp and grits; fluke ceviche) disappoints, it’s not because it’s bad but because it just can’t hold up next to the more aggressive food on the table.