Coast Sushi Bar

An elegant sushi experience, in an upscale environment, at a moderate price. You’ll find uniquely prepared sushi dishes, such as their signature roll - the White Dragon. The platter servings make it a prefect place for groups or to experience sushi for the first time. Alcohol is B.Y.O.B.

Premiered 02/04/2011.

Bento Box

Bucktown’s Bento Box offers incredibly flavorful Asian fusion dishes, including ala carte and prix-fixe options. in a cozy, upbeat space.

Izakaya Mita (CLOSED)

An authentic Japanese Izakaya establishment serving small bites of Japanese comfort food.

Club Lucky

This old school lounge has been around for decades. The supper-club themed setting is serving up Italian-American classics and mixing dirty martinis to order.

The Bristol

The Bristol has a gastropub atmosphere with an impressive cocktail and beer menu. They approach their food with a nose-to-tail mindset.

Mott Street

Mott Street serves an Asian-inspired night-market menu. It’s served family-style in an eclectic atmosphere. Brunch is served Sundays.

Estrella Negra

A family owned business, Estrella Negra offers a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes paired with a few surprises. Salsas are made fresh in house. The décor is wildly eclectic, featuring works from local artists, and the music creates a lively vibe. A wonderful BYOB restaurant.  

Finger Lickin' Good

By Jacqui Wedewer

 If you are anything like me, you are in a constant craving for good BBQ. Well you’re in luck – with my father as an avid barbequer - my 20-something years’ experience of eating deliciously perfected ribs, brisket and pulled pork, I consider myself a pretty good judge of “good BBQ", and Lillie's Q passes the test.

Le Bouchon (Barack Obama Special)

Le Bouchon offers an elegantly prepared French dining experience, but at the perfect bistro price. Regional French wines are also available.

My Idea Of A Perfect Meal...

By Simone Black

It's so difficult to create a perfect meal since there are so many options. I think that I would start with the fried calamari from Club Lucky that could feed an army. It is slightly seasoned with a light batter and fried to perfection. For dinner it would be a toss up between the homemade 8 Finger Cavatelli with marinara sauce from Club Lucky. It's a thick, doughy pasta covered with  their delicious tomato marinara that's a little chunky, but spiced to perfection. The other perfect entree would be the Rock Island Arsenal from Roots.