I've had a condo a block from this place for four years and have never gotten around to trying it. I'm glad I finally did. Food is terrific. I had a special of the month, the grill power sandwich, but I'm sure you can't go wrong with any of the sandwiches here. They're perfectly grilled, with perfectly melted cheese. I loved the spicy mayo that came with my sandwich.
They're also great at cooking the tater tots, which were perfectly crispy. There's tableservice if you don't want it to go, and the service was fast and friendly.
I'll be back.
Cheesie’s Pub & Grub – Lakeview 958 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657
This is the real deal, exactly as you would find in Paris. Sandwiches on sinfully fresh baguettes, with authentic French ingredients such as butter, ham and cornichons. Extraordinarily light croissants, pain au chocolate, and excellent coffee.
La Boulangerie – CLOSED 915 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657
This place offers a nice assortment of creative arepas in a coffee shop vibe. I tried the Havana, which offered a generous mound of barbecued pork. They also have smoothies and the usual coffee offerings.
Great historic roadside eatery from the 1940s, now occupied by a small local burger chain. Terrific chili fries, Impossible Burger, and some of the best onion rings I’ve had anywhere. Also a shout-out for the coffee shake! Sounds like a great 10am breakfast on Christmas Eve to me!
This is essentially the Chipotle of Mediterranean food. Choose you bowl, salad or pita, your protein, and the toppings. The only thing I found odd was the absence of taboule, which seems like such an essential part of, say, a falafel pita.
Service at this location is very fast and friendly.
This is an interesting almost-French-bistro with some American items as well. A charming carousel bar is the centerpiece; it slowly revolves, about once an hour.
There is absolutely no acoustic treatment anywhere, and the walls are glass, mirror, and metal, so it can get very loud. The environment was much better as the evening went on and it started to empty out.
The triple creme camembert and the crispy brussels sprouts were delicious hors d’eouvres. Caesar salad is a very generous portion.
My entree, the lobster cioppino, was delicious. The broth was redolent with fennel, and the lobster was plentiful.
The wine list is a bit eclectic, but our waiter, who was also the sommelier, did a great job of finding something to our taste.