What happens when you spend time in life slinging Big Mac’s as the global president of McDonald’s? You have a mid-life crisis and leave to start a healthy fast-casual chain with the help of Oprah’s former personal chef. America. The result is Lyfe Kitchen, a place that does a good job serving healthier items like edamame hummus, salads, and even sandwiches and fish tacos. The menu has calories listed, so you know they mean business. Lyfe is great for food on-the-go but it’s also nice enough inside that it’s often more enjoyable to eat there and maybe even have a glass of wine if you’d like.
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Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf
Bavette’s is an intimate steakhouse that’s great for date night or dinner with a few friends.
Chicago Cut Steakhouse
Chicago Cut is a great steakhouse right on the river ideal for special occasions and power business meals.
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The Allis is open to the public on the first floor of Soho House, and it's a great place to settle in for coffee, food, and even your work.
Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
Any restaurant with the words “Pie” and “Biscuit” in its name is probably a place you want to go.
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Chicago Raw in River North specializes in, no surprise, uncooked plants. The collard burrito is good and you can always go for an acai bowl
Rotisserie Ema is a lunch spot that's connected to the sit-down Ema in River North. Come here to carry-out falafel, hummus, and Mediterranean salads.
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