4. Le Colonial
This long-standing Vietnamese staple has a few traditions it likes to honor. One is the island-chic vibe complete with bamboo accents, rickety fans, and palm trees. The other is a delicious gluten-free menu with seafood stir-fry served over pan-fried egg noodles and wok-seared lemongrass chicken. Call us converted.
937 N. Rush St., Gold Coast (312-255-0088)