Someone posted Gourmet's top american restaurants on the general board (link below). Here's their list for chicago.
Business: Charlie Trotter's
Personal Favorite: North Pond
Neighborhood Gems: Piazza Bella Trattoria; Spring; The Outpost; La Sardine
I've never been to Naha, North Pond, Piazza Bella, Spring, or The Outpost. I've never heard of Outpost. Anyone here have any insight?
La Sardine is pretty good: i had a nice ris de veau there, but not necessarily in my top chicago restaurants list.
Piazza Bella I'm curious about: have there been postings on this spot?
Anyhoo, aside from Charlie Trotter's, this seems to me a pretty idiosyncratic list...anyone have reactions?