EstradaWest Rogers Park | Website
This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and lounge in West Ridge is known for its massive portions and colorful, creative presentation. The eggplant mozzarella tower looks exactly like it sounds, with thin-sliced grilled eggplant stacked atop tomato and fresh mozzarella in a garlic balsamic glaze. Another favorite is the fruitti di mare exploding with oven-roasted tiger shrimp, salmon, blue sea bass and mushrooms over Dutch potatoes. During warmer months, the outdoor patio is the place to sip on drinks from an extensive wine and signature cocktail list. There are usually live music performers turning out lounge beats that keep the crowds dancing until the early hours of the morning.