Mid-Range Restaurants in Chicago

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Mid-Range Restaurants in Chicago

Restaurants Overview
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Cuisine
Location
 
312 Chicago
Part handy hotel restaurant, part Loop power diner, and all Italian...

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Italian
The Loop
 
694 Wine & Spirits
This smart wine bar is proof that you don't need more than a...
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Wine Bar
West Loop
 
Allium
Believe it or not, one of Chicago's finest hot dogs is hiding...
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American
Near North
 
Atwood Café
The Loop can be all business, even after hours, but you'll find...

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American
The Loop
 
Au Cheval
A menu packed with burgers, fries, and chopped liver might sound...
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American: Diner
West Loop
 
Avec
Go to this Euro-style wine bar when you're feeling gregarious...
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Mediterranean
West Loop
 
Balena
Lincoln Park newcomer Balena busted onto the scene with a lot...
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Italian: Modern Italian
Lincoln Park
 
Bar Toma
Italian culinary master Tony Mantuano (of Spiaggia and Terzo...
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Italian
Near North
 
Belly Q
Chef-owner Bill Kim expands his Belly empire (Urban Belly, Belly...
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Korean: Korean Barbecue
West Loop
 
Big Jones
Even if you weren't raised by a Southern grandmother, the heirloom...
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American: Southern
Far North Side
 
Bin 36
This hip hybrid—a fine-dining establishment, a lively wine bar...

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Wine Bar
River North
 
Bistro Campagne
If you're looking for rustic French fare on the North Side, this...

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French
Far North Side
 
Bistrot Margot
We love this Old Town bistro for its faithfully executed menu...

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French: Bistro
Near North
 
The Bristol
While Bucktown isn't wanting for dining options, this self-proclaimed...
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American
Bucktown
 
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
The name is kitschy cute, and it's jammed with partying Lincoln...

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Spanish
Lincoln Park
 
Cafe Iberico
A Spanish expat from Galicia runs this tapas restaurant hailed...
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Spanish: Tapas
River North
 
Café Selmarie
For a light meal in Lincoln Square, line up at this bakery-turned-café...
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Café
Far North Side
 
Chant
Asian-cuisine purists might raise their eyebrows at dishes such...

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Asian
Hyde Park
 
Chez Joël Bistro Français
Unlike the rest of Taylor Street, which is predominantly Italian...

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French
Little Italy
 
Chicago Brauhaus
The German immigrants who settled in Lincoln Square have mostly...
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German
Far North Side
 
De Cero Taqueria
Sometimes you want celebrity chef–made regional Mexican, and...
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Mexican
West Loop
 
Feast
The cozy fireplace and sofa-filled lounge create a fittingly...

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Eclectic
Bucktown
 
Frontera
Devotees of chef-owner Rick Bayless queue up for the bold flavors...
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Mexican
River North
 
Gioco
The name means "game" in Italian, and the restaurant fulfills...

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Italian
South Loop
 
Green Zebra
Chef Shawn McClain took the vegetable side dish and ran it up...

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Vegetarian
West Loop
 
The Grillroom Chophouse & Winebar
If you're going to see a performance at the Bank of America Theatre...

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Steakhouse
The Loop
 
Han 202
Tasting menus tend to come with sky-high prices, but that's not...
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Chinese
Chinatown
 
Honky Tonk Barbeque
The twang of country meets the tang of barbecue sauce at this...
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Barbecue
Pilsen
 
Hopleaf
When hops devotee Michael Roper added a dining room onto the...
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American
Far North Side
 
Kamehachi
It seems like there's a sushi spot on practically every corner...
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Japanese
Near North
 
La Sardine
We don't know if the sardine reference was meant to telegraph...
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French: Bistro
West Loop
 
Le Bouchon
The French comfort food at this charming-but-cramped bistro in...
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French: Bistro
Bucktown
 
Little Goat
Following the wild success of her flagship restaurant, the Girl...
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Eclectic
West Loop
 
Longman & Eagle
Chef Jared Wentworth adheres to a farm-to-table aesthetic, so...
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American: Modern American
Logan Square
 
Lula Café
Locals worship Lula Café, a neighborhood favorite that's a quick...
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American
Logan Square
 
MANA Food Bar
It's easy to miss this slim, stylish restaurant amid the clothing...
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Vegetarian
Wicker Park
 
Maude's Liquor Bar
A classic French menu of dishes like chicken liver mousse and...

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French: Bistro
West Loop
 
Mia Francesca
Moderate prices and a smart, urbane style drive ceaseless crowds...

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Italian
Lakeview
 
Mindy's Hot Chocolate
The city's most celebrated pastry chef, Mindy Segal, goes solo...
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American
Bucktown
 
Mon Ami Gabi
Although there are now satellite restaurants in the Chicago suburbs...

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French: Bistro
Lincoln Park
 
Nacional 27
Named after the 27 nations south of the U.S. border, this pan-Latin...

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Latin American
River North
 
Nellcôte
Inspired by the French Riviera mansion where the Rolling Stones...
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European: Modern European
West Loop
 
Nightwood
It's almost as if a piece of Brooklyn touched down here on the...

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American: Modern American
Pilsen
 
Osteria via Stato
It's no-brainer Italian here, where the shtick is to feed you...

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Italian
River North
 
Paris Club
A stuffy French bistro this is not: lighting is low, music is...

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French: Modern French
River North
 
Perennial Virant
Locavore obsessives should look no further than this farm-to-table...

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Eclectic
Lincoln Park
 
Petterino's
Theatergoers to the Goodman, the Palace, and the Oriental pack...

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Italian
The Loop
 
Phoenix Restaurant
This bustling dim sum house can feel overwhelming with the hordes...
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Chinese
Chinatown
 
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
The antithesis of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, Piece's flat...
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Pizza
Wicker Park
 
Pierrot Gourmet
Despite the legions of shoppers on Michigan Avenue, there are...
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French
Near North
 
Pizzeria Due
Serving inch-thick pizzas in a comfortable, though well-worn...
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Pizza
River North
 
Pizzeria Uno
Chicago deep-dish pizza got its start here in 1943, and both...
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Pizza
River North
 
The Plaza
Location trumps service at The Plaza, where a seat outside in...

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American
The Loop
 
Pompei Little Italy
Cheap, cheerful, and fast—what's not to love about Pompei? Little...
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Pizza
Little Italy
 
Province
Many restaurants source local ingredients and recycle, but chef-owner...

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American: Modern American
West Loop
 
Pump Room
Once famous for its star-studded clientele like Frank Sinatra...

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American: Modern American
Near North
 
The Purple Pig
The Magnificient Mile is known for many things—stunning architecture...
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Mediterranean
River North
 
Rockit Bar & Grill
A classic tavern for the clubby set, Rockit Bar & Grill serves...

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American
River North
 
Russian Tea Time
Exotica is on the menu and in the air at this spot that's favored...
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Russian
The Loop
 
Sable Kitchen + Bar
Sleek, stylish, and boasting one of the city's most accomplished...

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American: Modern American
River North
 
Salpicón
Anyone who does authentic Mexican in Chicago operates in the...

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Mexican: Modern Mexican
Near North
 
Scoozi!
This ever-popular trattoria continues to attract a yuppie crowd...

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Italian
River North
 
Shaw's Crab House
Shaw's is, hands down, one of the city's best seafood spots...

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Seafood
River North
 
Slurping Turtle
Slurping is not only allowed at this casual River North noodle...
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Japanese: Ramen
River North
 
Smoke Daddy
A rib-and-blues emporium in the gentrified though still funky...
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Barbecue
Wicker Park
 
Sola Restaurant
While you can dine very well in Chicago's neighborhoods, most...

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American: Modern American
Far North Side
 
Spacca Napoli Pizzeria
Despite Chicago's renown for deep-dish pizza, locals are swept...
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Pizza
Far North Side
 
Sunda
Named for the Sunda Shelf, an ancient Southeast Asian landmass...

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Asian
River North
 
SushiSamba
It's been more than 10 years since the first SushiSamba opened...

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Japanese: Japanese Fusion
River North
 
Takashi
It's not often that a chef who has made a name for himself in...

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Japanese
Bucktown
 
Tavern at the Park
Given its unique take on American and Italian classics and the...

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American
The Loop
 
Tavernita
Inspired by the bustling culture of San Sebastian, Tavernita...
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Spanish
River North
 
Three Aces
The rustic menu here, heavy on pasta and pizza, fits nicely among...
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Italian: Modern Italian
Little Italy
 
Trattoria No. 10
It's hard to camouflage a basement location, but Trattoria No...

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Italian
The Loop
 
Trenchermen
When most people think of "adventurous dining," the first thought...
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Eclectic
Wicker Park
 
Turquoise Restaurant and Café
This bustling Turkish-owned café attempts to please every palate...

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Turkish
Lakeview
 
Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern
For a taste of classic Chicago, stop into Twin Anchors, which...
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American
Lincoln Park
 
Vera
Food and wine go hand-in-hand at this Spanish wine bar run by...
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Spanish
West Loop
 
Vermilion
Vermilion touts itself as a Latin–Indian fusion restaurant, but...

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Eclectic
River North
 
Viand
Ebullient chef-owner Steve Chiappetti's personality is written...

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American
Near North
 
Vivo
Vivo was trendy on this west-of-the-Loop stretch long before...

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Italian
West Loop
 
West Town Tavern
While it's a little off the beaten path, you can trust that your...
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American: Modern American
West Loop
 
Wildfire
This is as close as you can get to the grill without staying...

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American
River North
 
Yoshi's Café
Decades ago Yoshi's was launched as a pricey fine-dining restaurant...
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Asian
Lakeview
 
Yusho
Yes, it's Japanese, but a standard sushi-teriyaki spot this is...
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Japanese
Logan Square
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