Almost in spite of the planes that thunder over the rooftop of this quaint diner, Top View is a very cozy place. The tile mosaic of Chicago's skyline on the west wall, for instance, is a pleasant reminder of the nearby horizon that also pays homage to industry. It is a very unique-looking diner that, using that tried-and-true diner magic, still manages to feel totally anonymous. A bottomless cup of coffee is around $1.25 and just about every diner-standard meal waits on the menu. There might even be an employee named Flo. Lest you momentarily forget that you are sitting at the end of a runway, try the 747 skillet: hash browns, sauteed green peppers, mushrooms and onions with bacon or sausage and your choice of cheese and two eggs. Or go for the special: two eggs, two pancakes or two pieces of french toast, two slices of bacon and two sausages for $3.95.
Centerstage Reviewer: J. Tyson