When this casual-chic brick-walled Pilsen restaurant opened — the first venture from Apolonia and Valhalla chef Stephen Gillanders  (pictured) — we liked pretty much everything we tried, from the foie gras bibimbap to the flavor bomb black truffle croquettes. We were obsessed with the lobster dumplings (kind of like the best dim sum you’ve ever eaten), which kept us coming back time and again until they didn’t. When we finally returned it was nice to greet all these old friends and make a new one. The restaurant, under the direction of chef de cuisine Alexander Quintero, now offers the most sanely priced and portioned tasting menu around. For $68, you get some lovely bites framing a fantastic one-two punch of octopus meunière and dry-aged lamb chop. The banana budino dessert is great, but do yourself a favor and order pastry chef Tatum Sinclair’s black truffle Pavlova for the table. The first bite is weird, the second is pure love.