If you’re ever in the Chicago area and want super good food, try Gilt Bar. Counter to what you might expect from the name, it has a full menu.
While I wasn’t too impressed by the wine selection, the food stood out as superb. Get the steak: it’s a bit pricey, but it’s honestly one of the best steaks I’ve had. Ever. The char is full of flavor and the sauce is familiar and comfortable. The creamy spinach goes perfectly with it.
Here’s a poor, unedited picture, but you get the idea: