Subway: Red to Lawrence(773) 878-4882 cerestable.com41.990435 -87.669702 4882 N Clark St (between Lawrence Ave and Ainslie St) Ravenswood, Chicago
Dinner (closed Sun)Average main course: $19
Giuseppe Scurato (BOKA, Topaz Cafe) finally has a place of his own, and the familial feeling it evokes is a direct result of how uncomplicated—but highly flavorful—his food is. Trout is simply cloaked in a fresh butter-caper sauce, house made pappardelle pasta gets tossed in an addictive bolognese sauce, and the pan- roasted chicken breast is perfectly cooked. Sure, there are some missteps, but because the place is completely void of pretense—and because each meal ends with Leticia Zenteno’s fabulous desserts—any low points are easy to forgive.