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The fresh, homey fare at Act One harkens back to traditional pub cooking while incorporating some nouveau cuisine elements. No need for those with special dietary needs to miss out on Act One — the restaurant has plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Parents, bring your kids along to Act One, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. The perfect place for a large party, Act One will comfortably host your friends and family. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Act One's al fresco patio seating. Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Act One, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. Patrons have the option of feeding the meter at the nearby street parking or taking advantage of the restaurant's valet service. Or, if you prefer, leave the car at home and catch public transportation at nearby stop Morse (Red). You can take it easy on your wallet at Act One — prices are generally less than $30 per person. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
1330 W Morse Ave
Chicago,
IL
US
Aaron Zacharias began his career in foodservice at the age of 15, working his way up from bus boy to bartender to wine seller, and ultimately, to restaurateur. At Fountainhead, his second venture since opening The Bar on Buena in 2003, Aaron teams up with certified Cicerone beer guide Phil Kuhl to curate a collection of delicious brews, whiskies, and wines. The duo constructs and reconstructs their menu around the beverages on hand, ensuring delicious pairings for small plates such as crab and polenta, which mingle flavors with 21 craft beers on tap and a wine list featuring varietals from all over the world. Scottish whiskies form their own course between appetizers and entrées such as the pork sausage ragout. Inside the dining room, gentle lighting illuminates handcrafted mahogany woodwork and an asymmetrical bar cuts the space into two intimate rooms, one of which features a crackling fireplace. When the weather warms, the restaurant's rooftop garden opens to reveal a landscaped terrace accompanied by a truncated menu of drinks available on the rooftop taps.
1970 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US
For the night owls of Chicago, just because it?s after midnight doesn?t mean that no one?s hungry. The folks at Jefferson Tap & Grille understand that, supplementing their bevy of beverages with an extensive menu available until the wee hours. Open for lunch and until at least 2 a.m. every night of the week?and until 4 a.m. Thursday?Friday and 5 a.m. on Saturday? they fuel after-hours revelry with hearty sandwiches and burgers, thin-crust pizzas with homemade sauce, and a respectable selection of gourmet appetizers. Classic brews stand ready to wash down each bite, the taps flowing with an ever-growing craft beer selection.
325 N Jefferson St
Chicago,
IL
US
If you've ever raised a glass of Belgian-style Sofie or gotten lost in the oaky, chocolatey flavors of Bourbon County Stout, you may think that you know Goose Island's beers. But you haven't tasted the whole story unless you've visited one of Goose Island's two Chicago brewpubs. That's because the brewpubs?both of which are independently owned by Goose Island founder John Hall, despite Anheuser-Busch's 2011 acquisition of the larger company?specialize in small-batch beers that showcase the creativity and prowess of its brewers. Most of these beers are produced only once and can't be found in any beer store, corner shop, or on your roommate's side of the refrigerator. When guests visit the pubs, they have the chance to sip artful ales, imperial stouts, and IPAs that might never again be tasted once the keg runs dry. Brewmaster Nicholas Barron talked to us about the creative brews he's currently working on and what to expect during a tour of the brewpub. On the Exclusive Brews You'll Taste: "We?re able to create new batches very frequently?we have at least one new beer a week, if not two. We do a lot of small batches, one-off beers, exploring different flavors?99% of everything we make here is just for the pub [not the mass market]." On His Summery Farmers' Market Beers: "Once a week, we go to Green City Market, buy fresh local produce, and incorporate that into our new beers. . . you can follow how things ripen as the season goes on. We just did a strawberry imperial wheatwine. Next week, a hopfenweizen with sweet basil, mint and lemon balm." On the Double Life of the Brewpub's Tour Guides Typically, tour groups stand on the brewery platform so they can get a view of the brewpub's inner workings. The tour guides also provide a glimpse behind-the-scenes. "A lot of our tour guides are brewers and are excited about sharing. Bring questions.? Scroll through the slideshow at the top of the page to watch a video interview with one of Goose Island's passionate tour guides.
3535 N Clark St
Chicago,
IL
US
Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at The Gage. Whether you're gluten-free or just health-conscious, The Gage serves a number of dishes that are good for the diet. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — The Gage has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at The Gage — just right for large and merry gatherings. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in The Gage's beautiful outdoor seating area. Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. You can also grab your food to go. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have The Gage cater for you. 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. For those who wish to avoid traffic, The Gage is also accessible via public transportation, with stops at Madison/Wabash (Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple), Adams/Wabash (Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple), and Monroe-Red (Red). Your tab at The Gage will usually run to about $30 per guest. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
24 S Michigan Ave
Chicago,
IL
US
Reserve a table for two! Three Aces specializes in intimate Italian cuisine for those looking to add some romance to dinner. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Three Aces' menu that can cater to your needs. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Three Aces won't disappoint. Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at Three Aces — just right for large and merry gatherings. Be sure to check out Three Aces' outdoor seating when the climate is right. Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. Three Aces tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. Through their catering service, Three Aces can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. If time is of the essence, Three Aces' take-out option may be a better fit. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with a stop conveniently located at Racine (Blue). Don't waste time or money searching for a parking space — pull into the lot next door at no extra charge. Prices at Three Aces typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date. Three Aces dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
1321 W Taylor St
Chicago,
IL
US
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