With a distinct touch of Persian, Danny’s Restaurant shakes up Mediterranean flavors so that items you’re familiar with take on new life. Everything is handmade daily, including pickled vegetables and Baba Ghanoush. The Chicken Shawarma is ridiculously tender and flavorful, the saffron rice is succulent and fragrant, and not a single secret will be revealed, no matter how nicely you ask. Iraqi Pacha on the weekends and a whole stuffed lamb (call ahead first) for only $190! Try the Basturma, of which there’s a scary photo on the wall and, for color, there’s also a Three Stooges “Wanted” poster.
6310 North Western
Best of Chicago 2010