Uncommon Ground has been a pioneer in the sustainable, farm-to-table, grow stuff on your own rooftop movement since 1991. They even have solar panels on the roof for energy use, so you know they’re serving of plenty of homegrown vegetables and herbs in everything they make. The restaurant is on Clark St. just north of Wrigley Field, but it doesn’t cater to the drunk and rowdy baseball fan. Not that you can’t get a bite to eat and a drink here before or after a Cubs game, but it’s a real neighborhood spot good for a casual meal year-round. Go here for an easy dinner during the week with friends, or hit it on the weekend for brunch.
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Drop reasonable cash for a steak dinner with your friends at Tango Sur instead of emptying the bank account at a high end meal.
Entente serves high-end food at reasonable prices in a cool Lakeview space with A$AP Rocky in the background. Makes no sense, but works great.
Mortar and Pestle
Mortar and Pestle is a cute daytime only restaurant menu in Lakeview with mostly interesting things on the menu.
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3 Arts Club Cafe
Three Arts Cafe is a beautiful restaurant inside the atrium of the RH store. This place is one of a kind and a great afternoon hang.
Baker Miller is a Lincoln Square bakery and cafe that mills their own flour. They make great savory and sweet items.
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