Dining at a restaurant doesn’t mean shelling out phenomenal amounts of cash. Check out these Chicago area eateries that allow you to spend as much or as little as you want.
$ Milk and Honey Café (1920 W Division St) For a casual and affordable lunch, check out Milk and Honey. The fried chicken here is good enough to make any southerner proud, and the braised ribs are seasoned to perfection. Though the food is delicious, this is definitely a lunch site for foodies with a sweet tooth. The House Honey Bread is a great way to start or end a meal, adding the perfect note of sweetness to make your tongue happy. Smoothies, pastries, and shaved ice here are phenomenal and renowned throughout the area.
$$ Benny’s Chop House (444 N. Wabash Avenue) Benny’s is excellent for diners who want familiar food with a twist. Chicago-style burgers with Italian sausage are served alongside bone marrow with braised port onions and gnocchi. A top-notch salad selection is excellent for those seeking a lighter meal while the steaks and raw bar won’t disappoint heftier appetites.
$$$ Rivers Restaurant (30 South Wacker Drive) Seasonal fare is king at River’s. The lunch menu changes according to what is available each season, ensuring that guests receive fresh fare. During the lunch hour, enjoy seafood, stews, game, and other hearty meals or you can take it easy with delicious soups and salads topped with the finest ingredients. Quality is the name of the game at River’s yet it comes with a price. Lunches here will set you back a pretty penny but it’s worth it for business meetings and special occasions with family and friends.
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