Shades of Brown, 3302 S. Peoria, 747-3000
Shades of Brown adds a signature twist to many of their drinks. Try the Spicy Latte: made with ginger syrup, cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne. For non-coffee drinkers there's chai, cocoa and tea, plus a variety of scones, muffins and other pastries to soak up all that caffeine.
MON-THURS 6:30AM-12AM; FRI 6AM-1PM; SAT 7:30AM-1AM; SUN 9AM-12AM
Little Chicago, 4003 E. 11th St., 836-2100
Looking for an authentic deep dish? Little Chicago has what you are looking for. You'll have plenty of choices on how they prepare your pie. Our reviewer enjoyed the Bacon Cheeseburger variety made with ground beef, bacon, cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese. Other lunch-friendly options include a salad bar, sandwiches, wings, spaghetti, and a lunch buffet Tue.-Fri., 11am-1:30pm.
Hours: MON 4-9PM; TUE-THURS 11AM-9PM; FRI-SAT 11AM-10PM
The French Hen, 7143 S. Yale, 492-2596
If you're looking for a fancy place to impress a date The French Hen has got you covered. The menu reflects "classic French cuisine with an American twist," including entrées such as Fried Quail, Mushroom Crusted Rack of Lamb, Bouillabaisse and Osso Bucco. For dessert, soufflés are popular, and the banana walnut bread pudding also comes highly recommended.
HOURS: SUN 10AM-2PM, 4PM-10PM; MON-THURS 11AM-2PM, 4PM-10PM; FRI-SAT 4-10PM
Oscar's Gastropub, 1738 S. Boston, 938-6960
This pub's eclectic menu features extraordinary dishes you won't find for lunch anywhere else. Warm up with the chorizo wontons made with goat cheese or the beer battered green beans. For a late night fill up try the 12 Spice Rib Eye or the Smoke Roasted BBQ Chicken.
HOURS: MON-THURS 11AM-10PM; FRI 11AM-2AM; SAT 4PM-2AM
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