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676 Restaurant and Bar serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Chicago's Near North Side district. Whether you're gluten-free or just health-conscious, 676 Restaurant and Bar serves a number of dishes that are good for the diet. Take a look at 676 Restaurant and Bar's extensive selection of beer, wine and cocktails to complete your evening out. Gather the whole family for a trip to 676 Restaurant and Bar — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. For your next big bash, consider hosting at 676 Restaurant and Bar, a great space for big groups with a private room to boot. Access the internet free of charge via 676 Restaurant and Bar's complimentary wifi. If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. Getting your food to go is also an option. Hand your keys to the valet driver, or pull into your own space in the neighboring lot. Street parking is also an option. If you're too tired to drive, public transportation will also suffice; right around the corner are stops at Chicago-Red (Red) and Grand-Red (Red). 676 Restaurant and Bar is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
676 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US
Relax and savor 10pin Bowling Lounge's casual ambiance and classic American cuisine. No need to miss out on 10pin Bowling Lounge just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so diners don't have to worry about missing out on anything. Take the kids along too — 10pin Bowling Lounge is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at 10pin Bowling Lounge, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table if you're headed over on a weeknight — it can get quite busy with the after-work crowds. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most 10pin Bowling Lounge patrons come in casual attire. Ample parking is available — the nearby lot is open to diners, as is valet, if preferred. For those who choose to find their own space, street parking is also an option. Don't feel like driving? Public transportation is right around the corner, with available stops at State/Lake (Orange, Brown, Purple Express, Green, Pink), Clark/Lake (Pink, Brown, Green, Blue, Purple Express, Orange), and Grand (Red). An average meal at 10pin Bowling Lounge will set you back about $30.
330 N State St
Chicago,
IL
US
It’s a difficult task to pull off—taking a hodgepodge of recycled odds and ends and creating something entirely new. Simone’s Bar, however, has proven up to the challenge. An architectural potpourri of artifacts salvaged from around the city, the Pilsen bar is best known for the retired pinball machines that line its walls. These ancient tables lend a retro vibe to the bar area, where microbrews and cocktails take the place of pins on a recycled bowling lane. Other idiosyncratic elements include chemistry tables from nearby Westinghouse High School, conveyer belts from Chicago’s Fanny May Candies factory, and a chandelier molded from bicycle chains and rocking chairs. Combined with the solar panels on the rooftop, these repurposed knickknacks have earned Simone’s status as a three-star certified green restaurant. Simone’s décor may come from all corners of the city, but its food is influenced more by the bar’s immediate surroundings. Empanadas and a grilled cheese sandwich with Chihuahua cheese nod to Pilsen’s proud Mexican heritage, as do burgers topped with jalapenos and guacamole. The drink menu also has a local slant, highlighting Chicago brews and craft cocktails that would feel right at home in one of the galleries on nearby Halsted Street.
960 West 18th Street
Chicago,
IL
US
Sawtooth Restaurant Though he relies primarily on local ingredients when crafting his Vietnamese cuisine, executive chef Kay Bui structures his menu around a principle that may seem foreign to American diners. He serves small plates in the context of a communal meal, as is common practice in Vietnam. Together, guests can explore the exotic tastes of charbroiled pork wrapped in rice paper, sautéed asparagus doused in a spicy brown sauce, or shrimp and crabmeat stir-fried with vermicelli noodles and mixed vegetables. Bartenders complement the kitchen’s output with house-infused spirits and an extensive wine list that highlights organic and biodynamic reds and whites. At Sawtooth Restaurant, meals unfold in one of three places: a spacious dining room notable for its earthy tones and clean lines, a lounge with custom booths and modular box tables, or a garden patio surrounded by exposed brick and patrolled by Indochinese tigers.
1350 W Randolph St
Chicago,
IL
US
A local watering hole, Subterranean is the perfect place to meet friends for your next round of drinks. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Be sure to add a kick to your meal with a refreshment from the beer, wine or cocktail list. Long guest list? Not a problem at Subterranean, where big parties will find plenty of room to spread out in comfort. Subterranean frequently features a DJ or live music. Don't be shy — step out on the bar dance floor and soak up the sound of live music. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this bar. Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the bar's reservations. Subterranean welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. If public transportation is preferable, ditch the car and board the nearby stop at Damen-O'hare (Blue). Street parking is provided for those dining at the bar's W North Ave location. There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Subterranean — most prices are under $15. Subterranean accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
2011 W North Ave
Chicago,
IL
US
Legend has it that on December 5, 1933—the day that Prohibition ended—the Zebra Lounge showed Chicago its stripes for the first time. Fittingly, one must pass under the Canterbury Courts’ black-and-white awning to get to this intimate piano bar, where mustard and mauve-painted walls give way to a hung zebra pelt, framed pictures, and zebra-striped lamps. Even the bartenders match the décor, since they often sport black pants and white socks as they sling drinks and play armchair therapist. In-the-know patrons arrive early to sink into leather booths as pianists tap out songs by Frank Sinatra and Neil Diamond, among others. Later on in the night, the cozy, pint-sized joint fills up with a diverse crowd that leaves the pretension at the door and ranges from suit-sporting old-timers to reveling college students. From behind the mirror-lined bar, the staff pours martinis, fills wooden bowls with zesty snack mix, and turns away predatory lions lured by the bar’s sign. Zebra Lounge is many things; as much a chameleon as it is a zebra. It’s a hideaway to those that want it to be one, and place to have great conversation for those looking for one.
1220 North State Parkway
Chicago,
IL
US
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