Inspired by the Rolling Stones, Nellcote takes its name from the French villa where the group partied with bohemians in the 1970s. Located on the Randolph Street restaurant corridor, the airy atmosphere welcomes hungry patrons to dine like VIPs. Their menu offers reasonably priced shareable portions using local Midwest ingredients. Their house-milled flour is featured in handmade bread and artisan pizza crust. Wood-fire-grilled meat and veggie dishes can be paired with house-crafted cocktails. Inside you’ll notice photos of the Stones, an homage solidifying that Nellcote is, too, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.
833 W. Randolph, 312.432.0500, nellcoterestaurant.com
Best of Chicago 2014