Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago; Red to Chicago(312) 202-9900 lmrestaurant.com41.894826 -87.631745 111 W Huron St (between Clark and LaSalle Sts) River North, Chicago
Breakfast (Mon–Fri), brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch (Mon–Fri), dinnerAverage main course: $18
Intent on putting a bowl of its mussels in every zip code, LM has taken over the former Elate space in the Hotel Felix. Here, Brad Phillips, LM’s corporate chef, is doing some honest work. His tender, slow-roasted salmon is notable for the lovely accoutrements (decadent gnocchi, savory mushrooms), and his chicken, laid on the plate with a smooth eggplant puree and piquant olives, is lovely, rustic French food. The only way to end is with thick chocolate pot de crème.