Mid-Range Restaurants in Chicago

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Mid-Range Restaurants in Chicago

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312 Chicago
Part handy hotel restaurant, part Loop power...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$$ Italian South Loop
 
Green Zebra
Chef Shawn McClain took the vegetable side dish...

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

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

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

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$$ Italian Lakeview
 
Mindy's Hot Chocolate
The city's most celebrated pastry chef, Mindy...
$$ American Bucktown
 
Mon Ami Gabi
Although there are now satellite restaurants in...

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$$ French: Bistro Lincoln Park
 
Nacional 27
Named after the 27 nations south of the U.S....

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

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

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$$ Italian River North
 
Paris Club
A stuffy French bistro this is not: lighting is...

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$$ French: Modern French River North
 
Perennial Virant
Locavore obsessives should look no further than...

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

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$$ Italian The Loop
 
Phoenix Restaurant
This bustling dim sum house can feel overwhelming...
$$ Chinese Chinatown
 
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
The antithesis of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza,...
$$ Pizza Wicker Park
 
Pierrot Gourmet
Despite the legions of shoppers on Michigan...
$$ French Near North
 
Pizzeria Due
Serving inch-thick pizzas in a comfortable,...
$$ Pizza River North
 
Pizzeria Uno
Chicago deep-dish pizza got its start here in...
$$ Pizza River North
 
The Plaza
Location trumps service at The Plaza, where a...

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$$ American The Loop
 
Pompei Little Italy
Cheap, cheerful, and fast—what's not to love...
$$ Pizza Little Italy
 
Province
Many restaurants source local ingredients and...

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

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

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

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

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$$ Mexican: Modern Mexican Near North
 
Scoozi!
This ever-popular trattoria continues to...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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$$ Eclectic River North
 
Viand
Ebullient chef-owner Steve Chiappetti's...

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

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$$ Italian West Loop
 
West Town Tavern
While it's a little off the beaten path, you can...
$$ American: Modern American West Loop
 
Wildfire
This is as close as you can get to the grill...

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

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