Topolobampo

Red Eye Chicago - - Eat&drink -

445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434 Like us, the pres­i­dent is powerless to Rick Bay­less’ charm. Back in 2010, he re­port­edly made a re­serva­tion un­der an alias at the Miche­lin-starred Mex­i­can restau­rant. Ac­cord­ing to grub­street.com, Bay­less said Obama noshed on a scal­lop and lob­ster dish with to­matillo-corn sauce and sweet corn tamales.

RPM Steak

66 W. Kinzie St. 312-284-4990 Back in 2014, when Obama was cam­paign­ing for then-Gov. Pat Quinn in Chicago, he made a pit stop at the River North steak­house for a bite to eat with Marty Nes­bitt, chair of the Obama Foun­da­tion, and White House se­nior ad­viser Va­lerie Jar­rett.

Sepia

123 N. Jefferson St. 312-441-1920 The West Loop new Amer­i­can restau­rant is widely ru­mored to be one of Michelle Obama’s fa­vorites for lunch. A pro tip for all my deal seek­ers out there: Sepia is par­tic­i­pat­ing in Chicago Restau­rant Week later this month with a lunch ($22) and din­ner menu ($33-$44) to help you chan­nel your in­ner First Lady.

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