Options near Armitage and Halsted:
- Cafe Babareeba - Tapas. This is casual, but by no means cozy. It is a huge, loud restaurant, but the food is really good.
- The Black Duck - this is a bar/restaurant on Halsted a few blocks south of Armintage (at Willow). The food can be hit and miss, but I've liked most of the dishes I've had there. Their salads and burgers tend to be better than the more ambitious options. Very cozy, and jeans are definitely OK.
- Vinci - Italian. Not as casual, but the food is good (but not great), middle of the road Italian. Wearing jeans there wouldn't be a problem. Also at Halsted and Willow.
If you want to go a little more upscale, BOKA and Landmark, both on Halsted between North Ave and Willow are great.
A favorite of mine has always been O'Fane - on webster near the corner of webster and halstead - always has been one o my favorite restaurants in the area - has one of my favorite pizza resipes - Fresh garlic, oil and tomato pizza - ask for it on the thin crust - it is to die for!
750 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL