by Kimberly Peiffer - 51 Reviews - 84 List
Just north of downtown Chicago, Old Town is a vibrant and bustling neighborhood filled with charming and award-winning restaurants. Young socialites flock to the area to meet and mingle, while established locals come back again and again for the charming local haunts--everything from exquisite steakhouses to old world Italian. Plus, it doesn't hurt that there's a lively nightlife scene waiting to explore after you've finished noshing. Check out a few of our favorite eats. (Photo: 33 Club)
Updated: July 20, 2010
Restaurateur Jerry Kleiner is known for his lavishly designed restaurants, and this bi-level Old Town supper club is no exception. Classic American dishes get a makeover here, such as with the macaroni and cheese with its sprinkling of truffle oil and the tuna melt sandwich that replaces canned with ahi.
For a lighter lunch or an afternoon sweet stop, roll up to the counter and drool over the cases filled with tarts, cookies and freshly frosted cupcakes. A menu of quiches, soups and other concoctions also delight, as do the sidewalk tables right on Wells Street--perfect for people-watching as you lick the buttercream off your banana cake.