Bus: 146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, 147 Outer Drive E(312) 280-9100 masakisushi.com41.900034 -87.621906 990 Mies van der Rohe Way (at Walton St) Gold Coast, Chicago
Lunch (Mon–Fri), dinnerThree-course tasting: $98
This magical little restaurant, bejeweled in purples and blacks and golds, is built to make people feel special. It does so by way of its opulent decor, its impeccable service and its devotion to Japanese cuisine. The restaurant’s linchpin is a trio of high-end prix-fixe menus: They’re denoted as three-course ($98), five-course ($134) and seven-course ($178), ranging from artful sushi arrangements to a duo of seared and raw Wagyu beef. Request pairings or splurge on a noteworthy sake: Masaki is a marvelous restaurant, as long as someone else is footing the bill.