Between is great, and Rad (the chef who will be on Top Chef) is great. But Between is different from a lot of the sort of casual fine dining restaurants where other well known chefs do their time. Between is as much a lounge as it is a restaurant, and it 's in the hip part of town so the clientelle is as much large groups of girls going out on the town afterwards as it is food tourists. That being said, the food is terrific and interesting and the ambiance is comfortable. Brunch here is also terrific. They do more than you can imagine with bacon.
I've been there twice for their Sunday brunch and loved it both times. I posted a detailed report at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/364403
Between - Boutique Cafe and Lounge
1324 n. milwaukee ave.
Chicago, IL. 60622
Sunday brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.