Bus: 9, 72, 73(773) 697-7069 adastreetchicago.com41.912645 -87.662089 1664 N Ada St (between Concord Pl and Wabansia Ave) West Town, Chicago
Dinner (closed Sun)Average small plate: $8
Michael Kornick and David Morton (DMK Burger Bar, Fish Bar) teamed with chef Zoe Schor (L.A.’s Bouchon and Craft) for this hybrid cocktail bar–restaurant. The room is lovely, and so is the food. Schor’s deep-fried black-eyed peas are the perfect drinking snack, and her light touch with steak (dressed in nothing more than brown butter), salads and even doughnuts makes sense with the food-friendly cocktails coming from behind the bar.