Chicago Restaurants

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  • 1. Acadia

    $$$ | South Loop | American

    The Northeast coast makes a splash in the South Loop with this elegant enclave from chef-owner Ryan McCaskey. Dishes are fresh, inventive, and...Read More

  • 2. Alinea

    $$$$ | Lincoln Park | American

    Believe the hype and secure tickets—yes, tickets—well in advance. Chicago's most exciting restaurant demands an adventurous spirit and a serious...Read More

  • 3. Gather

    $$ | Lincoln Square | American

    Class meets comfort in this upscale neighborhood eatery. The service is top-notch and everything on your plate is made in-house from scratch...Read More

  • 4. Grace

    $$$$ | West Loop | American

    Breakout culinary star Curtis Duffy (veteran of Avenues and Alinea) makes a home for his inventive white-tablecloth cuisine at this West Loop...Read More

  • 5. Spiaggia

    $$$$ | Near North | Italian

    Refined Italian cooking dished alongside three-story picture-window views of Lake Michigan make Spiaggia one of the city's top eateries. The...Read More

  • 6. TRU

    $$$$ | Near North | French

    More than a decade after TRU opened under the direction of former chef/partners Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand, the award-winning progressive French...Read More

  • 7. Arun's

    $$$$ | Irving Park | Thai

    One of the finest Thai restaurants in Chicago—some say in the country—is also one of the most expensive, featuring only seven-course tasting...Read More

  • 8. Ed Debevic's

    $ | River North

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

  • 9. Everest

    $$$$ | Loop | French

    No one expects romance at the top of the Chicago Stock Exchange, but Everest does its best to throw you a curve wherever and whenever. Consider...Read More

  • 10. mk

    $$$$ | River North | American

    Foodies and fashionistas flock to owner-chef Michael Kornick's ultrahip spot for its sleek look and elegant menu. In a renovated former commercial...Read More

  • 11. Morton's, The Steakhouse

    $$$$ | Loop | Steakhouse

    Morton's in the Gold Coast neighborhood can be more fun, but this location, a spin-off of the Gold Coast original, is one of Chicago's best...Read More

  • 12. NoMI Kitchen

    $$$ | Near North | American

    Suits and ties are no longer de rigueur at the Park Hyatt's NoMI Kitchen, a seventh-floor lifestyle-focused concept that goes along with NoMI...Read More

  • 13. Sepia

    $$$ | West Loop | American

    The name may evoke nostalgia for the building's gritty past as a print shop, but Sepia is thoroughly forward-thinking in both its design (glassed...Read More

  • 14. Shanghai Terrace

    $$$ | Near North | Chinese

    As precious as a jewel box, and often as pricey, this red, lacquer-trimmed 70-seat restaurant hidden away in the Peninsula Hotel reveals the...Read More

  • 15. Sixteen

    $$$$ | River North | American

    Uninterrupted views of the landmark Wrigley Building, Lake Michigan, and the Chicago River make it easy to overlook the food at Sixteen—but...Read More

  • 16. The Lobby at the Peninsula

    $$$ | River North | American

    While most contemporary restaurants lean toward the avant garde, The Lobby continues the tradition of classic upscale hotel dining with all...Read More

  • 17. RIA

    $$$$ | Near North Side | French

    After a few moments of oohing and ahhing over the fairytale castle facade of the Waldorf-Astoria, head to the third floor for a romantic evening...Read More

  • 18. Henri

    $$$ | Chicago Loop | French

    A little French decadence never hurt anyone, so prepare to get the white-tablecloth treatment at this elegant French-American fine dining restaurant...Read More

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