Just as some folks are ready to crawl into bed, others are eager to finally sit down to dinner. After 10 PM, when most restaurant kitchens are getting ready to shutter for the evening, snagging quality grub can be challenging. Don’t succumb to an insipid omelet at the 24-hour diner; instead, spring for one of the intriguing late-night menus at these eight restaurants across the country. They might even be incentive for a second wee-hours supper.
Chicago: Three Dots and a Dash
Its River North location is secretive, but locals know that Three Dots and a Dash is one of Chicago’s finest places to order tiki concoctions like a Painkiller. Because those tropical libations go down easy, rejoice in the presence of the late-night food menu — the star of which is easily the throwback-inspired pupu platter, which is stocked with crispy rice paper spring rolls, coconut shrimp and five-spice ribs.
435 N. Clark St.; 312-610-4220