Chicago Restaurants

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  • 1. Allium

    $$$$ | Near North | American

    Believe it or not, one of Chicago's finest hot dogs is hiding at luxury hotel Four Seasons. The hotel is still all swank, but the restaurant...Read More

  • 2. Ann Sather

    $ | Lakeview | Scandinavian

    This Scandinavian mini-chain, open since 1945, is a Chicago institution for good reason: the aroma of fresh cinnamon rolls, Swedish pancakes...Read More

  • 3. Bar Toma

    $$ | Near North | Italian

    Italian culinary master Tony Mantuano (of Spiaggia and Terzo Piano) has reclaimed the Water Tower tourist trap area as Chicago's landmark piazza...Read More

  • 4. Beatrix

    $$ | River North | American

    Finding it difficult to accommodate everyone’s cravings? Beatrix is the ultimate crowd pleaser, pulling only the best menu items from the Lettuce...Read More

  • 5. Dove's Luncheonette

    $ | Wicker Park | American

    None of award-winning chef-owner Paul Kahan’s restaurants are alike, so it's little surprise that his latest concept is another trendy original...Read More

  • 6. Ed Debevic's

    $ | River North | American

    Gum-snapping waiters in garish costumes trade quips and snide remarks with customers at this tongue-in-cheek re-creation of a 1950s diner, but...Read More

  • 7. Eleven City Diner

    $ | South Loop | American

    For all its great food, Chicago is not a big deli town, which endears Eleven City Diner, an old-school deli and family restaurant in the South...Read More

  • 8. Feast

    $$ | Bucktown | American

    The cozy fireplace and sofa-filled lounge create a fittingly social, casual setting for the arty Bucktown locals who dine here regularly. If...Read More

  • 9. Julius Meinl Café

    $ | Lakeview | Café

    Viennese coffee roaster Julius Meinl operates this very European café in an unexpected location at the intersection of Addison and Southport...Read More

  • 10. Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

    $ | West Loop | American

    Shelve your calorie and cholesterol concerns, because Lou Mitchell's heeds no modern health warnings. The diner, a destination close to Union...Read More

  • 11. Lula Café

    $$$ | Logan Square | American

    Locals worship Lula Café, a neighborhood favorite that's a quick walk from the Logan Square El stop. A bohemian storefront splits a spacious...Read More

  • 12. Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen

    $ | South Loop | Deli

    Kibitzing counter cooks provide commentary as they sling chow—thick corned-beef and pastrami sandwiches, soul-nurturing matzo-ball soup, and...Read More

  • 13. Milk & Honey Café

    $ | Wicker Park | Café

    Division Street has long been a prowl of night owls but with the growing number of spas and boutiques in the area, not to mention the many work...Read More

  • 14. Pierrot Gourmet

    $ | Near North | French

    Despite the legions of shoppers on Michigan Avenue, there are few casual cafés to quell their collective hunger, making this bakery-patisserie...Read More

  • 15. Sweet Maple Café

    $ | Little Italy | American

    On a Sunday morning, this breakfast-all-day spot is easy to find on Taylor Street: just look for the line out the door. In fact, expect a line...Read More

  • 16. Vera

    $$ | West Loop | Spanish

    Coffee bar by day, Spanish wine bar by night, this café run by husband-and-wife team Mark and Elizabeth Mendez is bound to have the fix you...Read More

  • 17. Walker Bros. Pancake House


    Be prepared to stand in line for the mouthwatering apple cinnamon pancake, a massive disk loaded with apples, or the German pancake, a puffy...Read More

  • 18. Xoco

    $ | River North | Mexican

    By opening a third restaurant next door to perennial favorites Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, celeb chef Rick Bayless has taken control of...Read More

  • 19. Fox & Obel

    $ | Near North Side | Café

    Skip the tourist-trap funnel-cake fare at Navy Pier and opt instead for this riverside gourmet market just a block away. The prepared fine and...Read More

  • 20. Ina's

    $ | West Loop | American

    Locals don't call owner Ina Pinkney Chicago's "Breakfast Queen" for nothing. Dishes like vegetable hash, "scrapple" (polenta mixed with cheddar...Read More

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