Subway: Blue to Damen(773) 698-8852 grassfedbucktown.com41.912979 -87.677412 1721 N Damen Ave (between St. Paul Ave and Willow St) Bucktown, Chicago
Brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch (Mon–Fri) dinner (closed Sun)Average prix fixe: $25
No need to wonder what a restaurant would look like if its design were inspired solely by Pinterest. Just come to Grass Fed, the sunniest, breeziest place ever to don the moniker of steakhouse. As a room, this place is lovely, but as a restaurant, it's got work to do. The concept is appealing: a single main course—steak frites—comes with a small green salad for $25. But the reality is so disappointing—soggy frites and a steak overpowered by herb sauce—that even if the add-ons (cocktails, sides, desserts) were amazing, it would be a challenge to recommend this restaurant. Unsurprisingly, that’s a bridge that never need be crossed.