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Restaurant Rave Round-Up: Chicago Comfort Food

Posted by Patricia Gorecki | 10/25/2013 | Category: Restaurant Raves

The weather outside is getting a bit chilly. Warm up this weekend with some quality comfort food. From the far suburbs to the heart of the city, we've got you covered with restaurants offering meals that feel like home. Check back weekly to find other Restaurant Raves for great dining spots around the Chicago area.

Lady Gregory'sLady Gregory’s, Gastropub, $$, Andersonville
5260 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-5050
Reviewed by: Patricia Gorecki

Floor-to-ceiling windows, dark-wood, warm hues and a massive hand carved bar welcome you to this authentic gastropub. Lady Gregory’s cozy and sophisticated decor—from a library room, fireplace and stained glass to high-top tables, plush booths and expansive bar seating—creates an intimate and inviting atmosphere for a relaxing dinner out or drinks on the town.Read more.

Cheesie'sCheesie’s Pub & Grub, Lakeview, $-$$
958 West Belmont Avenue (Additional New Evanston Location)
(773) 388-1574
Reviewed by: Betsy Kraft

Cheesie’s Pub & Grub is probably the best place in the world. OK, so maybe that is a little extreme, but it is the best place in Chicago to get a grilled cheese sandwich. If you love a great grilled cheese, or just cheese in general, you have to try this place! Read more.

NookiesNookie’s, $$, Edgewater
1100 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 516-4188
Reviewed by: Patricia Gorecki

I love breakfast. All the delicious choices and variety of savory and sweet. My love for breakfast has made me very picky about where I choose to dine in the a.m. hours. Thank goodness I found Nookies in Edgewater. Now here is a place that knows how to do breakfast and brunch right.Read more.

DMKDMK Burger Bar, Multiple Locations, $-$$
2370 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL (Our personal favorite location)
(630) 705-9020
Reviewed by: Mike Mulhausen

The casual atmosphere at DMK Burger Bar is very relaxed, quiet, and laid back. It is definitely a family-friendly dining experience as well as a great place to grab lunch with hungry coworkers. The decor is fresh and modern with a mix of cozy booths and spacious tables. I appreciated and enjoyed the alternative/indie music that was playing while I was there. Also, if you hear a tune you like in the restaurant you can check out more of DMK’s favorite tunes on its website. Read more.

Sweet Baby RaysSweet Baby Ray’s, $$, Elk Grove Village
800 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-9555
Reviewed by: Patricia Gorecki

Looking to enjoy some classic American BBQ? Stop in at Sweet Baby Ray’s, home of some of the finest, award-winning BBQ around. Warm color combinations, stone and wood finishes and soft lighting create a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere where you can indulge in one of America’s favorite comfort foods. Weather permitting, the outdoor patio is the perfect spot to kick your feet up while enjoying top-quality BBQ.Read more.

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