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. Boka

    $$$ | Lincoln Park | American

    If you're doing Steppenwolf pretheater dinner on North Halsted Street, this upscale spot gets the foodie stamp of approval, especially with...Read More

  • 3. North Pond

    $$$ | Lincoln Park | American

    A former Arts and Crafts–style warming house for ice-skaters at Lincoln Park's North Pond, this gem in the woods fittingly champions an uncluttered...Read More

  • 4. The Publican Restaurant

    $$$ | West Loop | American

    Don't call this beer-focused hot spot a gastropub—Chef Paul Kahan (of Blackbird fame) prefers "beer hall" (though wine is available, too). Certainly...Read More

  • 5. Travelle

    $$$ | River North | Mediterranean

    The luxurious Langham Hotel doesn’t disappoint with this swanky Mediterranean restaurant located on the second floor. Cushy white leather seats...Read More

  • 6. Baffo

    $$$ | River North | Italian

    Chicagoans are typically wary of outside chefs, but it seems that celebrity chef Mario Batali has received the local stamp of approval judging...Read More

  • 7. Balena

    $$$ | Lincoln Park | Italian

    This place burst onto the scene with a prime location across from Steppenwolf Theatre and a sexy Italian-inspired design that draws a respectable...Read More

  • 8. Café des Architectes

    $$$ | Near North | French

    French cuisine sometimes gets knocked for being too rich, heavy, and expensive, but this is an image that Southern-born chef Greg Biggers is...Read More

  • 9. Coco Pazzo

    $$$ | River North | Italian

    The spread of antipasti that greets you upon entrance into this Tuscan-inspired restaurant is a sign of good things to come. Coco Pazzo serves...Read More

  • 10. Ditka's

    $$$ | Near North | Steakhouse

    NFL Hall-of-Famer Mike Ditka was one of only two coaches to take the Bears to the Super Bowl. Sure, it was back in 1985, but Bears fans have...Read More

  • 11. Han 202

    $$$ | Chinatown | Chinese

    Tasting menus tend to come with sky-high prices, but that's not the case at this BYOB spot in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood, just south...Read More

  • 12. Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse

    $$$ | River North | Steakhouse

    Famed Cubs announcer Harry Caray died in 1998, but his legend lives on as fans continue to pour into the namesake restaurant where Harry frequently...Read More

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

  • 15. Mercat a la Planxa

    $$$ | South Loop | Spanish

    Inside the Blackstone Hotel, this Catalan-inspired restaurant offers a stylish respite from Michigan Avenue. Philadelphia-based chef Jose Garces...Read More

  • 16. Nico Osteria

    $$$ | Gold Coast | Italian

    The Thompson Hotel is one of Chicago’s hottest hotel destinations, so it seems fitting to tap one of the city’s finest chefs to make its restaurant...Read More

  • 17. 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

  • 18. Perennial Virant

    $$$ | Lincoln Park | Eclectic

    Locavore obsessives should look no further than this farm-to-table gem facing Lincoln Park's seasonal farmers' market, the Green City Market...Read More

  • 19. RL

    $$$ | Near North | American

    Power brokers, moneyed locals, and Michigan Avenue shoppers keep the revolving doors spinning at RL, the initials of designer Ralph Lauren who...Read More

  • 20. 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

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