Abandon your diet and plunge fork-first into the unapologetically heavy grub at Brendan Sodikoff’s chic diner-style charmer. Servers—arguably the city’s best—ably guide your meal, suggesting craft brews to complement the downright droolworthy fried bologna sandwich or garlicky mashed potatoes to supplement the juiciest pork porterhouse imaginable. Shuck previous notions of liver or foie gras and indulge in the luxurious versions here (both are paired with fantabulous Texas toast). Just want a cheeseburger? The double- or triple-pattied beauties are nothing to scoff at, and you may as well go for broke and add a fried egg on top.
Dishes We Liked
Raw vegetable salad ($9.50), smashed potatoes with roasted-garlic gravy ($5.95), chicken liver ($10.95), single cheeseburger with bacon ($12), housemade fried bologna sandwich ($9), pork porterhouse ($39), mille-feuille ($12)
West Loop/West Town
BYO (up to $5 corkage) High noise level Wheelchair accessible Will seat past 10:30 p.m.