With no other food and drink options in the immediate vicinity of Freedom Street Social save for a Wendy's and a Starbucks, this collection of eight dining options is poised to be a huge draw for those who live in the neighborhood. The food style is more functional than hip, but there's still enough character to avoid the feeling of a mall food court. Among the options as of its summer 2022 opening are Osito, the fast-casual iteration of Culinary Creative's Mr. Oso; Lea Jane's, which is dishing up huge fried chicken sandwiches; Balance Pan-Asian Grille, where you order via tablet for a quick, healthy option; Chicago deep-dish chain Giordano's; and Jeremiah's Italian ice. In the mornings, chef Tajahi Cooke's BKFST Club serves breakfast fare from a space that doubles as the Chef Kitchen, a unique residency program that will welcome a new guest chef every month.
- Price: $
- Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Not accepted
- Parking: Lot available
- Extra Services: Private-group dining
- Use restaurant website to order/pay