PJ Clarks is a wonderful bar and restaurant. The food is fantastic at not-so-city prices. Oprah loves the mac and cheese and so will you! The drinks are pretty standard prices, but the staff is friendly and attentive, the bar is georgous, and the multi-level seating provides the opportunity to avoid the smoke if you are looking to enjoy the substantial bar food. This bar is just north of the trendy Rush Street scene, so if you're getting sick of the gold coast attitude, check out PJ Clarks. One of my Chicago favorites.
Pros: Great food, well-mixed drinks