Chicago Restaurants

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  • 1. Hopleaf

    $$ | Far North Side | American

    When hops devotee Michael Roper added a dining room onto the back of his beloved tavern, swillers were thrilled with the opportunity to sop...Read More

  • 2. Little Goat

    $$ | West Loop | Eclectic

    Following the wild success of her flagship restaurant, the Girl & the Goat, Top Chef alum Stephanie Izard switches gears with this all...Read More

  • 3. Mindy's Hot Chocolate

    $$ | Bucktown | American

    The city's most celebrated pastry chef, Mindy Segal, goes solo at Hot Chocolate, and as you might expect, it's a hit for a really great dessert...Read More

  • 4. Slurping Turtle

    $$ | River North | Japanese

    Slurping is not only allowed at this casual River North noodle shop—it's encouraged. Chef Takashi Yagihashi's ramen gained a cult following...Read More

  • 5. The Purple Pig

    $$ | River North | Mediterranean

    The Magnificient Mile is known for many things—stunning architecture, historical landmarks, world-class shopping—but dining isn't usually one...Read More

  • 6. 312 Chicago

    $$ | Loop | Italian

    Part handy hotel restaurant, part Loop power diner, and all Italian down to its first-generation chef, Luca Corazzina, 312 Chicago earns its...Read More

  • 7. 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

  • 8. Belly Q and Urban Belly

    $$ | West Loop | Korean

    Chef-owner Bill Kim expands his Belly empire, moving his flagship ramen restaurant Urban Belly under the same roof as his trendy Korean barbecue...Read More

  • 9. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

    $$ | Lincoln Park | Spanish

    The name is kitschy cute, and it's jammed with partying Lincoln Parkers, so you might not think the food is a selling point—but you'd be wrong...Read More

  • 10. Café Iberico

    $ | River North | Spanish

    A Spanish expat from Galicia runs this tapas restaurant hailed by visiting Spaniards and local families, dating couples, and cheap chowhounds...Read More

  • 11. Chant

    $$ | Hyde Park | Asian

    Asian-cuisine purists might raise their eyebrows at dishes such as Peking duck tacos or Thai hummus, but Chant's Asian-inspired global cuisine...Read More

  • 12. Chicago Brauhaus

    $ | Lincoln Square | German

    The German immigrants who settled in Lincoln Square have mostly moved on, but they left behind the Brauhaus, an Oktoberfest of a restaurant...Read More

  • 13. David Burke's Primehouse

    $$$$ | River North | Steakhouse

    Though local reception was initially cautious about New York celebrity chef David Burke running Primehouse in the boutique James Hote—after...Read More

  • 14. De Cero Taqueria

    $ | West Loop | Mexican

    Sometimes you want celebrity chef–made regional Mexican, and sometimes you just want a really good taco. For the latter, as well as zesty margaritas...Read More

  • 15. Dusek's

    $$ | Pilsen | Eclectic

    Pilsen is primarily known for its Mexican food, but more recently the neighborhood has been attracting high-end names, including this next-level...Read More

  • 16. Ed Debevic's

    $ | River North

    The purposefully sassy waiters and waitresses at this touristy '50s-style diner keep the crowds entertained. ...Read More

  • 17. Emperor's Choice

    $ | Chinatown | Chinese

    This sophisticated restaurant sets out to prove that Chinese specialties can get beyond deep-fried prawns and Kung Pao chicken, and it succeeds...Read More

  • 18. Fogo de Chão

    $$$$ | River North | Brazilian

    Gaucho-clad servers parade through the dining room brandishing carved-to-order skewered and grilled meats at this all-you-can-eat Brazilian...Read More

  • 19. Green Street Smoked Meats

    $ | West Loop | Barbecue

    Taking a cue from the barbecue kings of Texas, this cool smoke joint is a little bit Southern, a little bit hipster. It’s best to queue up...Read More

  • 20. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steaks & Stone Crab

    $$$ | River North | Seafood

    Joe's may be far from the ocean, but the winning combination of stone crabs and other seafood, as well as prime steaks, has made this outpost...Read More

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