Bus: 12, 60, 157(312) 226-1611 1pointsix1.com41.869291 -87.659068 1251 W Taylor St (at Lyrtle St) Little Italy, Chicago
Dinner (closed Mon)Average small plate: $6
It’s a little like gambling, eating from the eclectic small-plates menu at this Little Italy lounge. An apple-and-beet salad sparkles with piquant flavors of lime and thyme, but Greek-style chicken thighs prove a little lackluster. The churros are perfectly fried, but the bread pudding is overwhelmingly dense. Could you sit on this restaurant’s 80-seat patio, drink a bottle of wine, have a few nibbles and be happy? You could. Problem is, you’d have to pretty much ignore the food to do so.