RRuby's Fast Food
Ruby's belongs to the category of restaurants called turo-turo, or "point point," meaning that most everything available to eat is arranged on a steam table. You indicate what you want, Nickie or his older brother, Arnie, dishes it out, and you either take it to go or station yourself at a table and dig in.
Get a taste of Cuba in the heart of the Loop! Not only do we have a fantastic variety of Cuban and American coffee, but we offer gourmet pressed sandwiches and specialty salads as well. Try our ‘Cubano’ sandwich with a side of black bean soup or a bag of plantain chips and jalapeno hummus to dip, then wash it all down with a Materva Soda.
1492 Tapas Bar
1492 Tapas Bar
Housed in a four-story River North Greystone, offers traditional tapas and entrees including a veal chop "painted" with sherry and balsamic vinegar and served with an artichoke tortilla (the quiche-like Spanish version, not the Mexican variety) and "Paella 1492"--stocked with chicken, shrimp, mussels and calamari, it's sized for one and served in a miniature paella pan.
4 Suyos Peruvian Cuisine
4 Suyos Peruvian Cuisine
4 Suyos Peruvian Cuisine is a new, BYOB Logan Square restaurant featuring fresh, traditional Peruvian food, which on occasion, is garnished with a modern twist. From traditional Peruvian favorites like ceviche, lomo saltado, aji de gallina, and papa a la huancaina to skewered tofu marinated in anticuchos sauce and quinoa salad, our food creations are a testament to our love for all things Peru.
Alhambra Palace Restaurant
Alhambra Palace RestaurantWelcome to the magical world of Alhambra Palace Restaurant, a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Alhambra, Arabic for the color Red, consists of seven exquisite rooms, including V.I.P. areas and banquet halls. Alhambra is the perfect venue for everything from happy hour to a romantic date or a fun-filled night out with friends. Here, live music, entertainment, dancing and dining are meant to happen in grand fashion.
Andalous MoroccanMorocco is an exotic land of endless natural beauty that harmonizes with exquisite architecture, presenting a feast for the eyes, and a revelation for the spirit. At Andalous Restaurant we bring you culinary delights prepared in the genuine tradition of Moroccan culture. Any native Moroccan will tell you that the very best Moroccan cuisine is eaten at home, lovingly prepared by the lady of the house with the entire family gathered together to enjoy the abundant servings.
Our Chefs are all Moroccan women, bringing you a feast prepared in this same loving family tradition. We serve you a variety of delightful soups, salads, and hearty entrees, and then finish off your meal with a soothing cup of sweet green mint tea topped with delicate Moroccan pastries. It is our great pleasure to serve you our special traditional recipes as if you were a guest at our own family table.
Ay Ay Picante: Peruvian Cuisine
Ay Ay Picante: Peruvian CuisinePeru, like America, is a melting pot of culture. In addition to indigenous cultures, native Africans, Chinese and Japanese also set down roots. (In fact, Peru has more Chinese restaurants than any other country in Latin America.) Ay Ay Picante features this heritage by rounding out its menu with a selection of Chinese Peruvian-style beef fried rice and soy-sauced noodle dishes. If you're looking for something more traditional, you'll find plenty of ceviche and seafood dishes, along with enormous platters of fried steak served with arroz blanco.
Bhabi's KitchenThis is an family-run eatery just south of bustling Devon Avenue, with starter choices that include Indian classics, and specialties like shami kabab, fried beef patties with roasted spices and lentil.
Enterer's include chicken charga--whole chicken marinated and baked in the tandoor oven. Vegetarian specialties include sarsoo ka saag, a garlicy broccoli rabe sautéed with herbs and spices. The menu offers about 20 breads (made with six different flours), including a unique naan loaded with pistachio and mixed dry nuts.
Blue Bayou Bar & Grill
Blue Bayou Bar & GrillBlue Bayou happens to be the next best thing to going too New Orleans. This Creole castle serves up everything from gumbo and fried green tomatoes to po’ boys and sweet potatoes. So it you enjoy chowing down on craw-fish then this is the place for you.
Cafe BoleroTo us, our establishment is a home away from home. We believe that all nations have an essence which is derived from it's people, heritage, culture & vision. We call this essence "soul." We invite you to experience the "Soul of Cuba." Cafe Bolero prides itself in serving the most authentic Cuban food in Chicago. Our specialties include Cuban sandwiches, tapas, and Ropa Vieja. Come enjoy our delicious Cuban drinks, outdoor patio, and live music....
Cafe CentralIf you are looking for authentic Puerto Rican food then pay this restaurant a visit. Decor is not overly eccentric, but is definitely homey. You can tell this is a no nonsense restaurant, and can imagine regular visits. The menu, in both English and Spanish, was diverse enough to inspire return visits all by itself.
Try the Jibarito, (sans plaintains) or the chicken and rice you will be back for more....
Calypso CafeThis Caribbean Cafe offers some of the best jerk chicken in the city. The neighborhood is a mixture of all walks of life from the University of Chicago students to the cute couples that come here to nosh on chicken kabobs and spicy cole slaw. Though the environment leans more toward the casual, you'll feel comfortable dressing up or down. Two-person booths offer plenty of privacy for conversation or whatever else you have in mind.
Cedars - Mediterranean Kitchen
Cedars - Mediterranean Kitchen
Hint - If you've never been to the Middle East try the Falaffel Sandwich
Chicago BrauhausWith its blue-and-white checkered flags, servers in traditional Bavarian garb and an oompah band in lederhosen (plays nightly starting at 7:00 pm), this restaurant forces you to embrace the kitsch factor. The menu is loaded with hearty German fare: liver dumpling soup, roulaude (beef rolled with pickles and onions), schnitzel, herring, bratwurst, and kassler rippchen.
Chicago Curry House
Chicago Curry HouseIt is our great pleasure to introduce a variety of tastes from different regions of Nepal and India. This is not just another Indian Restaurant, our receipes are simple, natural, low fat, and authentic. Prepared from the freshes chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetables, there is always something exciting and delicious for vegeterians and non-vegeterian patrons. The mouth-watering tandoori (clay-pot) dishes are low in Cholestrol and and highly recommended. We are pleased to make your every visit special with our abundant dessert selection, romantic decor, soft music and attentive service. Enjoy and have great time here at Chicago Curry House.
Dempsey's Irish American Grill and Pub
Dempsey's Irish American Grill and PubDempsey's Irish American Grill and Pub serves some great authentic Irish beers along with your favorite liquor and wine libations. Located directly off the lobby of the Marriott, this boisterous restaurant near Midway Airport has cuisine for all palates. Stop by the pub to take in a White Sox game or watch the Chicago Fire on MLS. Whether you are in the mood for a few cocktails or a great dinner, they have what you are looking for.
Elephant & Castle Club Quarters
Elephant & Castle Club QuartersLooking for a place that not only serves the best in pub fare AND ensures that the very finest in draught beer is always available? Look no further than your favorite neighborhood pub . . .
There's no better place to try it out than at Ethiopian Diamond, where you're sure to get a good meal each time. The menu includes a host of vegetarian dishes as well as breads and meat entrées. Try the vegetarian stew and a basket of injera (pancake-like bread). The steak tartar will satisfy even the hungriest meat eater. The walls are painted with murals depicting the history of Ethiopia, and live music is played on Saturday nights.
Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
Fado Irish Pub & RestaurantFado (in Gaelic it means “long, long ago”) is not what you would expect, which is to say it’s not the traditional Irish pub. Fado’s has the most extensive Irish list of drinks anywhere in the city. You can enjoy great sandwiches here as well, but people come from all over to specifically taste the quality line-up of Irish dishes.