Subway: Red to Grand(312) 755-1700 tortoiseclub.com41.888893 -87.628295 350 N State St (between the Chicago River and Kinzie St) River North, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $30
Restaurateur Keene Addington sold Flat Top Grill to open Tortoise Club, and it’s clear from the plush leather chairs and wood-paneled walls that he sunk a lot of money into it. But, of course, money is sort of the point of this place, which aims to provide a private club atmosphere to the general public. To that end, chef Gray McNally pumps out a lot of classics—lobster Thermidor, glazed pork chops, roast chicken—all of which are well-executed and dripping in butter.