Subway: Red to Grand, Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart(312) 494-3288 eattchicago.com41.890228 -87.628368 6 W Hubbard St (at State St) Gold Coast, Chicago
Breakfast, lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $11
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, crab cakes, eggs Benedict, fish and chips, smoked-whitefish salad, escargot with parsley butter, beef carpaccio, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, Belgian waffles, blackened rib-eye steak. If you want it—if you’ve ever wanted it—it’s here at this downtown restaurant with a red-leather-booth diner vibe. But this is probably not the frisée salad you had in mind—it is bitterly undressed. And this is not the burger you had hoped for, either—its edges are tough and chewy. So the effect of this faux diner? It will send you running to the real ones.