Restaurants near Grand station?
Do you mean the Grand Avenue station on the Red Line at State Street, or the Grand Avenue station on the Blue Line at Halsted Street? (They're about a mile apart from each other.)
If you mean the station on the Red Line, that's where SuzMiCo's recommendations are. To hers, I would add:
Shaw's Crab House (seafood) - www.shawscrabhouse.com
Kevin (new American) - www.kevinrestaurant.com
Sullivan's (steakhouse) - www.sullivansteakhouse.com
Keefer's (steakhouse) - www.keefersrestaurant.com
Brasserie Jo (French bistro) - www.brasseriejo.com
Uno's and Due (Chicago-style pizza) - www.unos.com
Naha (contemporary fusion) - www.naha-chicago.com
Frontera Grill (mentioned by OliThor) and Topolobampo (both regional Mexican) - www.rickbayless.com/restaurants
All of these are within a couple of blocks of the el station at State and Grand.
If you mean the station on the Blue Line, that station is not right in the middle of "restaurant central" the way the Red Line station is. So you may need to walk up to half a mile for some of the following recommendations:
Moto (innovative splurge) - www.motorestaurant.com
May Street Market (new American) - www.maystreetmarket.com
Kitsch'n River North (breakfast/brunch) - www.kitschn.com
Red Light (Asian fusion) - www.redlight-chicago.com
Marche (French bistro) - www.marche-chicago.com
- Rock Bottom Brewery - across the street from the station Relatively cheap, decent food and beer.
- Blue Water Grill - very good seafood and sushi, expensive though.
- Ben Pao - Luttce Entertain You version of Chinese food.
- VTK - upscale, inauthentic, but yummy Thai food.
- Vermillion - Latin/Indian fusion. Good food, sometimes slow service.
- Haray Carey's
- Nordstrom Cafe - really good salads, sandwiches, soups. In Nordstrom, on the fourth floor.
- Weber Grill - I'm not a fan (I think the food is overpriced and not that good), but it is also across the street.