Senza (closed)

Senza offers a delicious prefix, multicourse menu experience. A surprisingly gluten-free menu includes bold flavors and a creative presentation. The service is exceptional. The ambiance is a little stark, but comfortable. 

Andy’s Thai Kitchen

Bold, authentic Thai flavors are on the menu at Andy’s Thai Kitchen. You’ll find a selection of perfectly prepared classic Thai dishes, many packing a heated punch. To keep their prices competitive, credit cards are not accepted – cash only. BYOB. 


Wood is a farm to table restaurant offering a seasonal menu of homemade dishes that are out-of-this-world. There is a variety of delicious drinks to try from the bar and the staff is wonderful.    

El Nuevo Mexicano

Authentic Mexican dishes are served in a pleasant atmosphere at El Nuevo Mexicano. While the recipes are traditional, you will also find a sizable menu of vegan and vegetarian, as well as gluten free offerings. Service is great. Don’t forget to order a delicious and plentiful margarita!

New England Seafood Company (closed)

It is the Boston waterfront in the middle of Lakeview!  Enjoy fresh seafood, served in abundance and at a great price at this counter service eatery. Lobster sandwiches are packed full with tender lobster chunks and their sword fish is incredible. Eat in, take it to go, or pick up fresh seafood to cook at home. You will find helpful service and an ultra casual atmosphere at this BYOB restaurant. 

It's a Wrap: Falafill and Trencherman Collaborate on an Autumnal Falafel

By Amy Cavanaugh

I live right around the corner from the Lakeview location of Falafill, but even if I didn’t, I’d make a trek for the restaurant’s pita pockets. The falafel rounds are nicely spiced and always perfectly crisped on the outside, and the toppings bar includes fresh Jerusalem salad, a variety of pickles, and a selection of tangy sauces. But the real draw is the chef collaboration wraps, in which noteworthy chefs from around the city create a falafel sandwich.

Standard India Restaurant (closed)

Originally the first Indian restaurant on Devon, Standard India Restaurant, now on Belmont, serves traditional Indian dishes in keeping with a long family tradition of authentic New Delhi recipes. The only Chicago Indian restaurant to serve thali, the table settings are entirely stainless steel and the food is flavorful, plentiful, and fresh. The service if helpful and friendly. A great value. A BYOB restaurant; you may consider bringing your own glassware.

Melanthios Greek Char House (closed)

Melanthios is an open-kitchen char house serving authentic Greek cuisine. Roasted lamb and pork are on the spit on Saturdays and Sundays. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable, and inviting.

Bakin' & Eggs (CLOSED)

A breakfast lover's dream! Bakin' & Eggs provides a delicious selection of classic breakfast items sure to satisfy at a reasonable price. The menu offers several homemade spreads and sauces which kick-up the flavor of perfectly prepared pancakes and French toast. There is a wide selection of omelets and frittatas, and the grits are a house specialty not to be missed. A relaxed atmosphere is found in the restaurant's large and delightfully airy space.

Chilam Balam

A sustainably minded BYOB restaurant serving Latin American inspired shared plates with a farm fresh twist. Meals are designed to be shared at the table with fresh tortillas and tostadas. Dishes are prepared without using unnatural additives or ingredients. The menu changes each month based on seasonally available products.