Subway: Brown to Irving Park(773) 472-4111 browntroutchicago.com41.956327 -87.680144 4111 N Lincoln Ave (between Warner and Belle Plaine Aves) North Center, Chicago
Brunch (Sun), dinner (closed Mon, Tue)Average main course: $21
Sean Sanders’s homey, green-minded North Center restaurant may not look like much of a destination, nor does his menu read like a list of must-haves. But don’t be fooled: The food, while on the simpler side, is rife with flavors both big and nuanced. Fresh trout is just about the only mainstay menu item, but we hope the beautifully seared walleye with salsa verde or the juicy chicken thighs with polenta make an encore appearance.