The Bongo Room

Type of Cuisine:
Breakfast and Lunch fare
Address:
1470 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago
773-489-0690
Open:
Seven days a week for breakfast and lunch.
Average tab:
$10 - $12, without drinks.
Reservations not accepted.
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted.
What our reviewers said:
Roger recommended it and thinks the food is good with a great soundtrack.
Richard says it's all about the atmosphere.
Val thinks it's a great breakfast place to bring someone from out of town.

Café Absinthe

Type of Cuisine:
American Continental
Address:
1954 W. North Avenue
773-278-4488
Open:
Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:50pm
Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30pm
And Sunday from 5:30pm
Average dinner tab:
$40 per person without drinks
Reservations are recommended
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted
What our reviewers said:
Martina recommended it and said from start to finish, it's a great experience.
Phillip said he loves it and is going back!
Butch thought it was a little expensive, but it's a good place for a special occasion.

Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop

Type of Cuisine:
Southern Cooking
Address:
5225 S. Harper Avenue
Hyde Park
773-363-4943
Open:
Lunch and dinner seven days a week
Average dinner tab:
$10 to $12 per person without drinks
Reservations not accepted.
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted.
What our reviewers said:
Dionne, who recommended Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop, loves the authentic southern food because it makes her feel at home.
Karen felt the wait was a little long, but she enjoyed her experience.
Caroline loved the great food, the southern charm and the friendly service.

Eddy Clearwater's Reservation Blues

Type of Cuisine:
Southwestern/Tex Mex
Address:
1566 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago
773-645-5200
Open:
Open for dinner Wednesday through Friday from 7:00pm to 2:00am
Saturday from 7:00pm to 3:00am
And Sundays from 5:00pm to 2:00am
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Average dinner tab:
$15 per person without drinks
Reservations are accepted for parties of six or more.
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted.
What our reviewers said:
Mark says it's a place with a friendly atmosphere that takes real pride in their food.
Sheila thought her meal was good, but the service was not.
Joel says they have better food than most blues bars, but he also was not happy with the service.

Gale Street Inn

Type of Cuisine:
Ribs
Address:
4914 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago
773-725-1300
Open:
Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner
Saturday through Monday for dinner only
Average dinner tab:
$20 per person without drinks
Reservations are accepted.
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted.
What our reviewers said:
Glenn, who recommended the Gale Street Inn, said it's great meat, a great time and a great price.
Eileen thought the ribs were amazing!
Larry also liked the ribs and felt very comfortable there.

Gene & Georgetti

Type of Cuisine:
Steak House
Address:
500 N. Franklin
Chicago
312-527-3718
Open:
Six days a week for lunch and dinner.
Closed Sundays.
Average dinner tab:
$35 to $45, without drinks.
Call to ask about reservations
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted.
What our reviewers said:
Bob thinks some places may do it better, but it is dependable and reliable.
Karen didn't think it was the best, but thought it was good, quality steak.
Dan, who recommended it, says to go hungry for meat because it's the best steak in the city.

Gibson's

Type of Cuisine:
Steak house
Address:
1028 N. Rush
Chicago
312-266-8999
Open:
Open 7 days a week for dinner
Average dinner tab:
$40 to $50, without drinks
Reservations recommended.
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted
What our reviewers said:
Dennis recommended it and says they really know how to treat you.
Tom said he had a good time but would probably only go back for a special occasion.
Kocoa really liked the atmosphere.

115 Bourbon St.

Type of Cuisine:
Cajun Fare
Address:
3359 W 115th Street
Merrionette Park, IL
708-388-8881
Open:
Daily from 11:00am-10:00pm
Late Night Menu, 10:00pm-12:00am
Outdoor B.B.Q. 11:00am-3:00am
Average dinner tab:
$19 per person without drinks
Reservations are accepted.
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted.
What our reviewers said:
Henry recommended 115 Bourbon St. and says it's authentic Cajun food.
Mike thinks it's a good place to hang out with a group of guys.
Leilani says everyone can find something they like.

Kendall College Dining Room

Type of Cuisine:
American Contemporary
Address:
2408 Orrington Avenue
Evanston
847-866-1399
Open:
For lunch, Monday through Friday 12:00pm to 1:30pm,
And dinner 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday open for dinner 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Closed Sunday
Average dinner tab:
$35 per person without drinks
B.Y.O.B. ($5.00 corkage fee)
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted
What our reviewers said:
Craig recommended Kendall College Dining Room and says it's not just a classroom, it's a very fine restaurant.
Yolie liked the atmosphere and says it's a great place for desserts.
Matt thought it was a wonderful experience and he'll definitely go back.

Kitsch'n

Type of Cuisine:
Comfort Food
Address:
2005 W. Roscoe
Chicago
773-248-7372
Open:
Tuesday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sunday, brunch only.
Closed Mondays.
Average tab:
$13, without drinks.
Reservations are accepted for dinner, but not necessary during the day.
Credit Cards:
Visa, Mastercard, American Express.
What our reviewers said:
Val says it's funky and wonderfully comfortable.
Roger says he's definitely going back.
Richard recommended it and says it's the ultimate comfort food destination.

Nine

Type of Cuisine:
Hip American Continental
Address:
440 W. Randolph Street
Chicago
312-575-9900
Open:
Monday through Wednesday 11:30am to 10:00pm
Thursday & Friday from 11:30am to midnight
Closed on Sundays
Average dinner tab:
$65 per person without drinks
Reservations are highly recommended
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted
What our reviewers said:
Lisa recommended it and said it's like going on vacation, but staying in Chicago.
Bob felt a little out of place, but says if you are in your twenties or thirties, go have a good time!
Samuel felt the food was excellent and the atmosphere beautiful.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Type of Cuisine:
Cajun seafood
Address:
798 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights
847-228-9551
Open:
Open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm,
Fridays from 11:00am to 11:00pm,
Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 11:00pm,
Sundays from 12:00 noon to 9:00pm.
Average dinner tab:
$25 per person without drinks
Reservations are accepted.
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted.
What our reviewers said:
Ying recommended Pappadeaux and loves the huge portions, fresh seafood and great desserts.
Diane was unimpressed with the service and thought the food was bland.
Latissia enjoyed the whole experience tremendously.

Sally's Waffle and Pancake House

Type of Cuisine:
Pancake House
Address:
5454 N. Harlem
Chicago
773-631-8966
Open:
Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Average dinner tab:
$10, without drinks
Reservations recommended for parties of 6 or more
Credit Cards:
Visa, Mastercard, Discover
What our reviewers said:
Tom recommended it and says it reminds him of Grandma's house.
Dennis says it's a nice place to take the family.
Kocoa enjoyed the food but thought the service was a little off the day she was there.

Twelve Twelve

Type of Cuisine:
American Contemporary
Address:
1212 N. State Street
Chicago
312-951-1212
Open:
Open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
And Friday and Saturday from 5:30pm to 11:00pm
They are closed on Sundays
Average dinner tab:
$30 per person without drinks
Reservations are recommended
Credit Cards:
All major Credit cards are accepted.
What our reviewers said:
Joel says it is a place that is elegant without being overwhelming, and the food is tremendous.
Mark enjoyed his meal but thought the portions were a little small.
Sheila thought the food was fantastic and the desserts unbelievable.

Wishbone

Type of Cuisine:
Southern Reconstruction Cooking
Address:
1001 W. Washington
Chicago
312-850-2663
Open:
Monday breakfast and lunch only
Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Average dinner tab:
$9-$12 per person without drinks
Reservations not accepted.
Expect a wait at peak times.
Credit Cards:
All major credit cards are accepted.
What our reviewers said:
Walter recommended it and said it's a great restaurant with lots of choices.
Judy thought the food was fresh and reasonable priced.
Robert feels it's a great place for brunch, but wouldn't recommend it for dinner.