Me Dee Café (address and info)
Not only does Me Dee Café make excellent pan-Asian dishes such as panang curry with wide noodles and crab-fried rice, it also has a secret congee menu. Okay, maybe the congee menu isn’t that secret, but ask for one anyway and order up excellent bites such as chive dumplings and candied fish jerky until 1:30am.
Bijan's Bistro (address and info)
While most late-night eateries are serving some combination of burgers, eggs, and burritos, River North’s Bijan’s Bistro takes a slightly more upscale approach to its offerings. Expect fancy dishes, such as grilled calamari, smoked-salmon tartine, and pan-roasted pork chops served until 3am daily (4am on Saturdays).