Fodor's Choice: The Best Restaurants in Chicago

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Fodor's Choice Chicago Restaurants

Restaurants Overview
Name Price/
Cuisine
Location
 
Alinea
Believe the hype and secure tickets—yes, tickets— well in advance...
$$$$
American: Modern American
Lincoln Park
 
Bar Toma
Italian culinary master Tony Mantuano (of Spiaggia and Terzo...
$$
Italian
Near North
 
Big Star
It's cramped and noisy, and the service is often ambivalent...
$
Mexican
Wicker Park
 
Blackbird
Being cramped next to your neighbor has never been as fun as...

Reserve
$$$$
American: Modern American
West Loop
 
Boka
If you're doing Steppenwolf pre-theater dinner on North Halsted...

Reserve
$$$
American: Modern American
Lincoln Park
 
The Bristol
While Bucktown isn't wanting for dining options, this self-proclaimed...
$$
American
Bucktown
 
Frontera
Devotees of chef-owner Rick Bayless queue up for the bold flavors...
$$
Mexican
River North
 
Girl & the Goat
Bravo's Top Chef Season 4 champion Stephanie Izard's highly anticipated...

Reserve
$$$
Mediterranean
West Loop
 
Grace
Breakout culinary star Curtis Duffy (veteran of Avenues and Alinea)...
$$$$
American: Modern American
West Loop
 
Hopleaf
When hops devotee Michael Roper added a dining room onto the...
$$
American
Far North Side
 
Hot Doug's
Don't tell the zealots who have made Hot Doug's famous that these...
$
American
Logan Square
 
Little Goat
Following the wild success of her flagship restaurant, the Girl...
$$
Eclectic
West Loop
 
North Pond
A former Arts and Crafts–style warming house for ice-skaters...

Reserve
$$$$
American
Lincoln Park
 
Publican Restaurant
Don't call this beer-focused hot spot a gastropub—chef Paul Kahan...

Reserve
$$$
American
West Loop
 
The Purple Pig
The Magnificient Mile is known for many things—stunning architecture...
$$
Mediterranean
River North
 
Slurping Turtle
Slurping is not only allowed at this casual River North noodle...
$$
Japanese: Ramen
River North
 
Spiaggia
Refined Italian cooking dished alongside three-story picture-window...

Reserve
$$$$
Italian
Near North
 
Trenchermen
When most people think of "adventurous dining," the first thought...
$$
Eclectic
Wicker Park
 
Urban Belly
It's easy to strike up a conversation with local foodies at this...
$
Korean
Logan Square
 
Yusho
Yes, it's Japanese, but a standard sushi-teriyaki spot this is...
$$
Japanese
Logan Square
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