Why are we including what’s essentially a food court? Because this self-described “urban dining venue” on the lower level of shopping mecca Water Tower Place is one of the very few places to grab an inexpensive but delicious lunch or dinner on the Magnificent Mile. This is how it works: As you enter, a worker hands you a plastic card that looks like a hotel room key and shows you where your reserved table will be. You browse the 14 different food stations (which include options from sushi to cheeseburgers), order what you like, and have the counterperson charge the food to your card. After you dine, the cashier at the exit swipes your card and charges you for the total. Simple but effective. Expect to pay $10 or so for an entrée and beverage.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sunday from 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM
- Feature: Trendy;Vegetarian
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Delivery: Yes
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Red Line, Chicago Avenue stop