Monnie Burke's (CLOSED)

Monnie Burke’s serves New American plates utilizing seasonal ingredients and inventive craft cocktails.


Contemporary American cuisine, redefined by Chef/Owner Stephen Gillanders's most inspiring culinary experiences from around the world.

La Chaparrita Grocery

This little corner store has some of the tastiest food in town. La Chaparrita has a huge selection of tacos and other Mexican fare.

5 Rabanitos

The food is just as colorful and upbeat as the décor at 5 Rabanitos. Enjoy Mexican classics and BYOB.

Carnitas Don Pedro

Carnitas Don Pedro is all about the pork. This very affordably priced, no-frills, restaurant offers a menu of traditionally prepared Mexican pork dishes in all manners of preparation including stewed, fried, and chopped for tacos. This family owned and family friendly restaurant is BYOB.

Pleasant House Bakery

(Update: Now known as Pleasant House Pub, with an expanded menu as well as a selection of specialty beers and a full bar.) Pleasant House Bakery is a small café offering their own recipe of British-inspired, locally sourced meat pies (aka "Royal Pies"), as well as deliciously prepared fish and chips. The flaky crusts, plentiful savory fillings, and welcoming attitudes are sure to please.

No Bull

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The first time I walked into the Del Toro Tequila Bar, I didn’t know what to expect. A ton of new restaurants were popping up in Pilsen and Bridgeport, each fulfilling its own niche. In addition to Nana and its excellent organic fare about a mile south on Halsted Street, there was also Jason Vincent’s outstanding Nightwood , a mere thirty feet from Del Toro’s front door.

Nightwood (closed)

American cuisine prepared with bold simplicity and care. The menu is hand-written daily, using locally sustainable food options. The interior is hip and trendy, but still cozy and comfortable. It maintains an open kitchen ambiance, a lively patio, and the wine room is warm with the scent of applewood in the air.

Honky Tonk Barbecue

Honky Tonk BBQ serves up Memphis-style barbecue. All of the briskets and ribs are lightly seasoned, allowing the flavor of applewood to spice the meat. Heart-healthy side dishes counter all the cholesterol, including an amazing salad of mixed greens, walnuts and blueberries.

Mundial (closed)

A charmingly tiny and tightly packed restaurant that combines Mexican cuisine with Mediterranean flavor.