West Town Restaurants
1829 W. Chicago Ave., West Town
This West Town gem has some of the freshest sushi in town. The Japanese dishes here—uni shooters, sashimi, nigiri—are all authentically modern, a testament to chef Nelson Vinansaca.
1664 N. Ada St., West Town
The menu at this hidden gem (it's quite literally hidden near a Home Depot in an unmarked building) remains exciting: gnocchi with maple bacon, steak tartare with fried capers and egg yolk, PB&J bread pudding. In the summer, they open up a garage door in the back of the building to an open-air astroturf patio; head to the back to play a game of ping pong while you wait for your meal. The private dining room here is legendary, too—tucked away near the entrance to the main dining room, it's a popular pick for the film and music crowd.