Cheng-Yung Kuo Photography / Courtesy Ideation Studio
1028 North Clark Street
Designer: Ideation Studio
Chicago-based interior, graphic, and brand design firm
Currently in soft open mode, Vora specializes in Taiwenese dim sum, but its dinner menu features an extensive sushi menu, Vietnamese bahn mi, and offerings from Chinese, Thai, and Korean cuisines. The broad windows and homey wood are appropriate for brunch service, while the gloss and luster cater to the evening lounge crowd. The menu tends towards eclectic, but like the design it is in pursuit of balance.