Subway: Blue to Damen(773) 698-6925 savoychicago.com41.907487 -87.673078 1408 N Milwaukee Ave (between Wolcott and Evergreen Aves) Wicker Park, Chicago
Brunch (Fri-Sun), dinnerAverage main course: $23
There are a lot of nice things about the Savoy: the exemplary service, the chunky crab cakes, the seasonal tart for dessert. But all of that is secondary to the well-sourced oysters. The oysters are accented with smoked tomato cocktail and rhubarb mignonette, plus there's a pickled oyster preparation. The bar turns out remarkable absinthe-based cocktails. In fact, a dedicated lounge in back makes for an ideal spot to start a date, plus you can throw in a dozen oysters for good luck.