Hyde Park Bar & Grill
Identified by the giant fork sculpture out front, The Hyde Park Bar and Grill is a popular neighborhood eatery specializing in comfort foods, bistro fare and award-winning desserts. The converted old house has been updated to provide an intimate dining experience that somehow pulls off an upscale, urban vibe. The large, square bar in the center of the restaurant carries an extensive beer and wine selection. Southern favorites are the focus, like chicken fried steak, home-style meatloaf and the horseshoe (ground beef covered in cheese sauce and fries). Hyde Park also prides itself on vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free items as well, so vegetables and sides are given premium attention. The French fries are so good, they're actually the most popular appetizer on the menu. It'll be tough, but save room for dessert; especially for the award-winning house-baked peach pudding.