There’s no other place in Chicago quite like Iliana Regan’s Elizabeth. Equal parts dinner party, performance art, and forager’s paradise, this deep golden storefront offers a single multicourse menu ($65 to $165, depending on the night), full of ideas and creations that are ambitious, surprising, and ultimately satisfying. Whether you’re eating raccoon Bolognese to the sounds of “Rocky Raccoon” on portable speakers or watching a dish of “maple wood, birch, and dried mushroom tea” brew tableside in a hot infusion siphon, it’s obvious that this restaurant fearlessly marches to its own beat. Staffers treat guests at the communal tables with uncommon care, wine pairings show great savvy, and chefs share every detail, if you’re so inclined. Buy tickets at elizabeth-restaurant.com.