For those of you that think the western suburbs has little to offer, I "offer" you Sola in Bryn Mawr.
I dined last night (Tuesday) in a 12 table place that by 7 pm was completely filled. That in itself should say something about this place now that the new hands on, efficient and friendly owner, Bryan, took it over a year ago. But the real stuff comes from the kitchen and that new chef has a sophisicated palate to say the least. From divine softshelled crab to butterfish for one, to ribeye steak for another, to a delectable short rib for another, topped off with a vanilla bean creme brulee with just the perfect crunching of fired brown sugar on top to share, we all went away filled and happy.
The plus is that it is also a BYO (they charge a reasonable $2 corkage fee)