Subway: Red to Grand(312) 255-8505 viandchicago.com41.893099 -87.622817 155 E Ontario St (between Michigan Ave and St. Clair St) Gold Coast, Chicago
Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinnerAverage main course: $18
Chef Steve Chiappetti focuses on a more upscale experience for diners at this tourist standby. And overall, it works: Mussels get garlicky white wine à la France, shrimp goes tropical with mango-cilantro-lime vinaigrette, chicken paillard is served with wild mushrooms and an arugula salad. Chiappetti’s whimsical approach and a sturdy lineup of straight-up steaks keeps the experience from getting too haughty.