Lopez offers sizzling Southwestern cuisine with a flair for the creative. If you choose to dine here before catching a movie at the Cedar Lee, good luck: You'll be fighting the crowds for a table. Longtime chef Michael Herschman jams a bushel of flavor into dishes like smoked brisket tacos, duck confit burritos and lobster enchiladas. Come summer, Lopez' street-side courtyard is the best place to chill with a pitcher of margaritas.
2196 Lee Rd., 216-932-9000, lopezonlee.com.