GUIDE: Chicago

Worth the Drive Out of Downtown

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    Bread & Wine

    3732 W. Irving Park Rd.

    North Center

    Cuisine: American

    $$

    Re-envisioning the space of a former laundromat as a modern yet unpretentious bistro, Bread & Wine targets a fine balance between elevated and accessible. READ REVIEW

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    Calumet Fisheries

    3259 E. 95th St.

    Southeast Side

    Cuisine: Seafood

    $

    Anthony Bourdain visited Calumet Fisheries on No Reservations with our BBE CHI Editor Louisa Chu, and agreed when she called it "destination smoked fish". READ REVIEW

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    Inovasi

    28 E. Center Ave.

    Lake Bluff

    Cuisine: Eclectic, New American

    $$$

    The Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel gave Inovasi 3 (out of 4) stars, saying, “there’s a bit of culinary magic taking place in the middle of town… chef/owner John des Rosiers has created a forward-looking restaurant that hasn’t lost sight of where it’s been.” READ REVIEW

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    Vie

    4471 Lawn Ave.

    Western Springs

    Cuisine: American, New American

    $$$

    Gayot lists Vie one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. 2011, adding to accolades from Michelin, Food & Wine, the Chicago Tribune, and Chicago magazine. READ REVIEW


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