These restaurants may surprise you, but you can bring wine and beer without a corkage fee. Yes please.
I'm not a big fan of the Loop for dining options but Trattoria No. 10 is a very solid pre- or post-theatre destination.
Words don't get better than these: BYOB ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT sushi. Do it. But don't order too much because they'll charge you for everything you don't eat. Very tricky.
The "original" Lincoln Park fine dining restaurant and the reason the Boka Group is what it is today. Sit on their gem of a patio.
I've seen many iterations of Perennial but Paul Virant's current climate is the best. Enjoy a stellar cocktail followed by Green City Market-heavy plates.