Tucked away in Lincoln Park, north of the zoo, North Pond truly is a hidden treasure. The building's Arts and Crafts-inspired interior blends perfectly with the park outside, and the addition, with its abundance of windows via French doors, lets you dine "outside" year-round. In keeping with the natural setting, chef Bruce Sherman emphasizes sustainable, locally grown ingredients and favors simple preparations—although the overall result is definitely upscale (at these prices, it'd better be). Examples of menu items include grilled tilefish with roasted nectarine filbert romesco, shishito peppers, and pickled onions; or seared duck breast with grilled boudin, roasted black plums, broccoli, lemon verbena coulis, and candied pistachio clusters. For dessert, try a plate of artisanal cheeses or goat milk cheesecake with lavender sorbet and blueberries. To enjoy the setting with a slightly lower price tag, try the three-course Sunday brunch ($37). The wine list focuses on boutique vintners.