Subway: Red to Grand; Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart(312) 644-0500 sundachicago.com41.890942 -87.631733 110 W Illinois St (between Clark and LaSalle Sts) River North, Chicago
Brunch (Sun), lunch (Mon–Fri), dinnerAverage main course: $22
Spending your night comparing the pan-Asian eats at this new hot-stuff megarestaurant from the Rockit Ranch crew to your favorite dumplings in Chinatown will leave you feeling salty and ripped off. So don’t. Instead, go with an open mind, enjoy the people-watching, and opt for the creative signatures of the house: crispy rice nigiri topped with spicy tuna, kid-pleasing strip steak “lollipops” around lemongrass skewers, and a salad of salty, crispy-skinned duck meat. Sunday brunch dishes include fun-for-kids options such as tempura French toast batons.