Touted as Chicago's most romantic restaurant by WGN's Chicago's Best, Jane's Restaurant lives up to the title with its two intimate dining rooms. Chef Tony Recillas's seasonally rotating comfort-food entrees take cues from international cuisines with touches of Thai spices in linguine, rich risottos, or tartares spiced with wasabi. A full-service bar plies patrons with libations by the glass, bottle, or baby pool, and both the lunch and brunch menus brim with lighter fare ranging from crêpes and breakfast burritos to gourmet sandwiches and salads.
A steeped ceiling with exposed rafters hangs over one of Jane's intimate dining rooms, where low lighting illuminates artwork and chalk blueprints of the owner's living-room fort on the brick walls. The second room embodies a European café with pearl-colored walls, wrought-iron seating, and an aggressive berets-only policy. Sunlight bathes both dining areas thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.