Bus: 22 Clark, 36 Broadway, 76 Diversey(773) 770-3527 senzachicago.com41.934670 -87.644243 2873 N Broadway (between Surf St and Oakdale Ave) Lakeview, Chicago
Breakfast (Mon–Fri), lunch (Tue–Fri), dinner (Tue–Sat)Average main course: $28
This stylish, cute Lakeview restaurant is groundbreaking for those espousing a gluten-free diet. Here, they can dine safely on a five- or nine-course tasting menu without the specter of wheat haunting them. Even we didn’t feel the glaring absence of gluten, and the pastas (such as gnocchi made with gluten-free flour and tossed with sesame and poppy seeds in a play on an everything bagel) were particularly impressive. We can’t say the same for the tough steak, but you can get a great steak elsewhere—stick to what this spot does best.