Split-Rail - Chicago
"New Americana" is the bill of fare at this lofty West Town restaurant, the solo debut for Zoe Schor. After catapulting to local fame at Ada Street, the talented chef decamped to open her own venture, honing in on the playful, irreverent and progressive flavors she became known for at the Bucktown restaurant.
With Split-Rail, located inside an industrial-style former factory space along Chicago Avenue, Schor appeals to the masses with a menu befitting many occasions. Featuring quirky takes on classic flavors like chicken nuggets, fajitas, baked potatoes and angel food cake, she simultaneously taps into comforting nostalgia and innovative cookery. Great for families, dates, neighborhood regulars and solo diners alike, Split-Rail has something for everyone.
Don't miss out on the cocktails, either. The lengthy bar boasts an impressive lineup of mixed drinks.