3 Arts Club Cafe at Restoration Hardware
Dining under a massive chandelier, surrounded by plush couches, real trees, a bubbling fountain and exposed brick is the surest way to inspire a home redesign. If you can’t afford to do so immediately, or don’t have the skills of a professional interior designer, then don’t walk around the store. Doing so will incite extreme home envy and give you unrealistic goals, like that you too could create a military-style living room complete with a 1920s German light-bulb-testing machine, and it would look just as cool. If you can control yourself though, it’s a beautiful place to dine, grab a coffee and wander for a few hours.
1300 N. Dearborn, 312.475.9116, 3artsclubcafe.com
Best of Chicago 2016