It's brick and industrial, like dining in a beautiful loft. The Refinery debuted in July on the shopping strip in Old Town, so it still has a fresh paint feel. Plan a low-pressure date, the kind with someone that's less a stranger but not quite familiar. The food is mingling the terrain between comfort and curious: deviled eggs with truffle and bacon starters, lamb burger small platters, pork belly with creamed corn and corn bread main courses, and chocolate pretzel bar with pretzel ice cream for dessert. Chef Lawrence Letrero, formerly of Untitled, heads the team. Points for late nights: open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and 3 a.m. on Saturdays. Talk all night and feel full. Located at 1209 N. Wells St.
By Francesca Robin
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