Restaurants in Chicago

Best Restaurants

“Enjoyed a delicious restaurant week 4 course menu. Dishes were all delicious. Thank you. Was a fun spot to have a celebratory meal.”

4.7 Superb201 Reviews
Alla Vita 564 W Randolph St, Chicago Italian • $$$

“The food is AMAZING always the staff is very attentive and friendly”

4.5 Superb675 Reviews
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Jeong

Jeong 1460 W Chicago Ave, Chicago Korean • $$$$

“Food was incredible. Entire team was fantastic. Everyone was so nice and friendly. One of the best dinners we’ve had in all our global travels. This is food made with LOVE. If we lived in Chicago, Jeong would be a staple restaurant for us.”

4.8 Superb160 Reviews
The Purple Pig Restaurant 444 Michigan Ave, Chicago Mediterranean • $$$

“A little loud but the good was amazing. Definitely go with the specials. I felt like they were stronger with appetizers than meals. Had a great special carpaccio with seeds and spices. Super flavorful. My favorite cover marrow was here and all it took was adding some greens and capers. Why don't other places do that?”

4.6 Superb275 Reviews

“Tried it for the first time - the starters, flatbread, and main courses were good on the whole and with good flavor profiles. Our baked Alaska was nicely presented but didn't have as much strawberry or rhubarb flavor as we hoped, it was bland. It's probably the most upscale vegan place price-wise. Service was friendly and efficient too - fyi we went on a Thursday, no problem getting a reservation. We will go back, though to try some of the other dishes, may try a different dessert too. Whether you are vegan or not, this a great place for dinner and also a nice place to take guests.”

4.4 Superb247 Reviews
Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar 2165 N Western Ave, Chicago Cocktail Bar • $$$

“Have been twice and my experience has been great”

4.7 Superb116 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Dear Margaret 2965 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago French • $$$

“Fantastic food and service!!!”

4.7 Superb113 Reviews
Rose Mary 932 W Fulton St, Chicago Italian • $$$

“This was the most flavorful meal I have had in years! We asked for house picks and shared amongst 3 of us. AMAZING. Service exceptional. The staff all helped each other with smiles- so nice to see. Chef Joe Flamm was present, pleasant and engaged with staff and customers. Treat yourself to something special.”

4.4 Superb777 Reviews
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Elske

Elske 1350 W Randolph St, Chicago New American • $$$$

“This place is impeccable. The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. Dessert blew my mind. So inventive and fun! Highly recommend.”

4.5 Superb333 Reviews

Recommended Restaurants

Danang Kitchen 1019 W Argyle St, Chicago Vietnamese • $

“Great service and fantastic food! We had the Mi Quang, the spicy beef noodle soup, and the Bahn Khot Fusion. All were super tasty. Definitely will be coming back!”

4.6 Superb73 Reviews
S & T Steakhouse 2246 W Armitage Ave, Chicago Steak House • $$

“all very rich.. without a doubt a place where I will return on my next vacation”

4.8 Superb71 Reviews
BRGRBELLY 5739 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago Hamburger • $

“Wife and I have been coming here since they opened and have never been disappointed. They have a great atmosphere and service, food has never disappointed and they really came in clutch on Mothers Day after another establishment left us sitting for 30 minutes without so much as a glass of water. Will always come back, be happy to tip and enjoy a great meal with my family. Thank you guys so much. Cheers.”

4.8 Superb65 Reviews

“I came here for a buffet lunch and absolutely loved it!!!! The stars for me were the traditional beans, polish sausage, corn, rice pilaf, corn dogs (yummy , just like they made them in grade school! I miss em so much, but now I can get it here), chicken soup, ... just everything. It's comfort food with love. You gotta come here.”

4.9 Superb50 Reviews

“Great place to hang out, have a beverage, and play a board game!”

4.5 Superb79 Reviews
Tiba Restaurant 2721 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago Mediterranean • $

“Very friendly, excellent value, and delicious food! From the salads to the fries, from the baba ghanoush to the falafel, everything was super flavorful and well-prepared. The atmosphere is clean and i”

4.4 Superb82 Reviews
Bar Siena 832 W Randolph St, Chicago Italian • $$

“Went for brunch and sat on the patio it was lovely! Small brunch menu but the 2 things we got were amazing! Plus a huge plate of fruit! Great vibes great food! Yummy cappuccinos too!”

3.8 Good366 Reviews
Au Cheval 800 W Randolph St, Chicago American • $$

“Outstanding burgers get the egg and bacon on it we highly recommend it and will be back”

4.5 Superb310 Reviews
PLANTA Queen 413 N Clark St, Chicago Vegan • $$$

“Have been here multiple times and it has been amazing every time, it is 100% my favorite restaurant. The food is amazing, and the atmosphere of the restaurant is stunning. Consistently have great service and amazing servers. Will visit every chance I get while in the city. :)”

4.5 Superb307 Reviews
Boonie's Filipino Restaurant 4337 N Western Ave, Chicago Filipino • $$

“This place is the best. The food is to die for. I have been to Boonies several times now and i have yet to have a menu item that i haven't absolutely loved. The service is fantastic and the atmosphere and playlist are great. I can't recommend this place enough!”

4.5 Superb144 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

“Enjoyed a delicious restaurant week 4 course menu. Dishes were all delicious. Thank you. Was a fun spot to have a celebratory meal.”

4.7 Superb201 Reviews
Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar 2165 N Western Ave, Chicago Cocktail Bar • $$$

“Have been twice and my experience has been great”

4.7 Superb116 Reviews
Dear Margaret 2965 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago French • $$$

“Fantastic food and service!!!”

4.7 Superb113 Reviews
Jeong 1460 W Chicago Ave, Chicago Korean • $$$$

“Food was incredible. Entire team was fantastic. Everyone was so nice and friendly. One of the best dinners we’ve had in all our global travels. This is food made with LOVE. If we lived in Chicago, Jeong would be a staple restaurant for us.”

4.8 Superb160 Reviews

“This place is the best. The food is to die for. I have been to Boonies several times now and i have yet to have a menu item that i haven't absolutely loved. The service is fantastic and the atmosphere and playlist are great. I can't recommend this place enough!”

4.5 Superb144 Reviews

“Tried it for the first time - the starters, flatbread, and main courses were good on the whole and with good flavor profiles. Our baked Alaska was nicely presented but didn't have as much strawberry or rhubarb flavor as we hoped, it was bland. It's probably the most upscale vegan place price-wise. Service was friendly and efficient too - fyi we went on a Thursday, no problem getting a reservation. We will go back, though to try some of the other dishes, may try a different dessert too. Whether you are vegan or not, this a great place for dinner and also a nice place to take guests.”

4.4 Superb247 Reviews

“Wow! I love this place the service was amazing — I asked for a custom order and they were super patient with me and were happy to accommodate. We got the pork and shrimp egg rolls and pho with well-done steak and it was all absolutely delicious. The staff were super courteous and attentive and the ambience was lovely. Will definitely visit again!”

4.6 Superb93 Reviews
Esmé 2200 N Clark St, Chicago American • $$$$

“Esme is truly an experience to have. We did the menu and the wine pairing and it was amazing. From the presentation to the food was unbelievable and will definitely do it again as it changes quarterly”

4.5 Superb109 Reviews
Goose Island Taproom 1800 W Fulton St, Chicago Brewery • $$

“Went to the brewery this weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the selection. The classic flights were pretty good and the prices were so reasonable. The summer kolsh was so refreshing. Will definitely be back!”

4.8 Superb121 Reviews
The Purple Pig Restaurant 444 Michigan Ave, Chicago Mediterranean • $$$

“A little loud but the good was amazing. Definitely go with the specials. I felt like they were stronger with appetizers than meals. Had a great special carpaccio with seeds and spices. Super flavorful. My favorite cover marrow was here and all it took was adding some greens and capers. Why don't other places do that?”

4.6 Superb275 Reviews
Alla Vita 564 W Randolph St, Chicago Italian • $$$

“The food is AMAZING always the staff is very attentive and friendly”

4.5 Superb675 Reviews
Bocadillo Market 2342 N Clark St, Chicago Spanish • $$

“Wonderful tapas Sunday brunch. Creative, fun and delicious.”

4.6 Superb69 Reviews

“Fantastic pizza. Best I’ve had outside of Italy. You can literally taste the freshness in the ingredients! It looks like these folks don’t cut any corners. The burrata is unreal, I’m practically drooling writing this. Please order the burrata if you go.”

4.7 Superb146 Reviews
Union 2202 N California Ave, Chicago New American • $$

“This place has a cool, hip vibe and it’s fun to eat at the communal tables. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great variety of beer and creative craft cocktails. Food is beautifully plated and delicious - make sure to try the potatoes, baby gem salad and hanger steak.”

4.5 Superb84 Reviews
Kyoten Next Door 2513 W Armitage Ave, Chicago Sushi • $$$$

“Best sushi I've had outside of Japan! Sometimes, omakase and high-end sushi spots try to get too crazy with their menu, but KND is simple, focusing on the quality of the dish. Our chef was very skilled and gave us a rundown of where they acquire all their fresh ingredients. The sake also paired wonderfully with the sushi. Our 16-course omakase was the perfect amount. A great place for a special occasion.”

4.8 Superb39 Reviews
Goose Island Taproom 1800 W Fulton St, Chicago Brewery • $$

“Went to the brewery this weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the selection. The classic flights were pretty good and the prices were so reasonable. The summer kolsh was so refreshing. Will definitely be back!”

4.8 Superb121 Reviews
El Che Steakhouse & Bar 845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago Steak House • $$$$

“Very pleased with the food and the service was incredible. They paid attention and were right on top of it at each course never waited long. The food and the service together made for a great experience..”

4.4 Superb454 Reviews
Spacca Napoli Pizzeria 1769 W Sunnyside Ave, Chicago Pizza • $$

“Fantastic pizza. Best I’ve had outside of Italy. You can literally taste the freshness in the ingredients! It looks like these folks don’t cut any corners. The burrata is unreal, I’m practically drooling writing this. Please order the burrata if you go.”

4.7 Superb146 Reviews

Online Reservation Available

Elske 1350 W Randolph St, Chicago New American • $$$$

“This place is impeccable. The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. Dessert blew my mind. So inventive and fun! Highly recommend.”

4.5 Superb333 Reviews
Mi Tocaya Antojería 2800 W Logan Blvd, Chicago Mexican • $$$

“Outstanding! Highly recommended Knowledgeable, friendly staff and incredible experience”

4.4 Superb100 Reviews
PLANTA Queen 413 N Clark St, Chicago Vegan • $$$

“Have been here multiple times and it has been amazing every time, it is 100% my favorite restaurant. The food is amazing, and the atmosphere of the restaurant is stunning. Consistently have great service and amazing servers. Will visit every chance I get while in the city. :)”

4.5 Superb307 Reviews
The Warbler 4535 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago American • $$

“We went last night for the first time… Great menu options, food was delicious, portions were perfect, staff was really nice. I had the Grilled Salmon, he had the Braised Pork Shoulder…definitely recommend both.”

4.7 Superb110 Reviews
Provare Chicago 1523 W Chicago Ave, Chicago Italian • $$$

“I am late writing my review but I had to write it !! I visited provare chicago On july 8th !! From start to finish this restaurant gets 5 starts . The decor was nice and set a perfect atmosphere for a great night . We were greeted immediately upon arrival and seated within 5 minutes of being there . Once seated the wait staff began their introduction's on drinks and popular menu item's. After my party ordered drinks and appetizers a gentleman came over (not sure if he was the manager) and introduce himself and made sure we were having a great experience. Appetizers were amazing!! We couldn't wait for dinner!! Our entrées we just as good if not better ! Everything was cooked and seasoned to perfection! When we didn't think the night could get even better the entire wait staff and the gentleman that came over before stopped and recognized my friend for her birthday and brought over a birthday surprise!! I live 307 miles and this place was definitely worth the drive !!!”

4.5 Superb261 Reviews
Rose Mary 932 W Fulton St, Chicago Italian • $$$

“This was the most flavorful meal I have had in years! We asked for house picks and shared amongst 3 of us. AMAZING. Service exceptional. The staff all helped each other with smiles- so nice to see. Chef Joe Flamm was present, pleasant and engaged with staff and customers. Treat yourself to something special.”

4.4 Superb777 Reviews
Ciccio Mio 226 W Kinzie St, Chicago Italian • $$$

“A Romantic Italian restaurant with a beautiful dining room, and lovely food and staff. The wood fired brick oven smells and tastes so great. Fresh baked bread, what's better than that?”

4.3 Superb138 Reviews
Longman & Eagle 2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago Gastropubs • $$

“The food sounded fancy and tasted SO good! Our server, Andrew, came up with the most delicious drinks! Superb service! We’ll be back!!”

4.3 Superb131 Reviews
Indienne 217 W Huron St, Chicago Indian • $$$$

“Two of us had the pescatarian and others had non vegetarian menus. First 2 courses were underwhelming but subsequent were excellent. Dessert for pescatarian menu was odd. Gin cart was too much show and too little value. $17 gin and tonics from regular bar instead. We left with a $900 tab. Charged $10 for extra nan. $26.88 for employee health plan which owners should be picking up not the customers. It's your responsibility not ours. Fine to include 20% service charge. All in all, some amazingly delicious courses but very expensive outing.”

4.5 Superb219 Reviews
Gaijin 950 W Lake St, Chicago Japanese • $$

“An exceptionally delicious and fun dining experience. The staff and bartenders are very knowledgeable and personable, and there so many different kinds of okonomiyaki! I’ve been a few times now and their specials are usually what grabs my attention, but the smoked fish Okasa is my fav of the regular items. Also!! The pickles are to die for, and I get the yuzu black sesame kakigori EVERY TIME !!!!!! I had a very nice experience with the bar manager Stella and Elayne when I visited last time- thanks for the chat ladies!”

4.6 Superb134 Reviews
Oriole 661 W Walnut St, Chicago Fine Dining • $$$$

“Oriole is a hidden treasure in the West Loop that offers an intimate and luxurious dining experience. The atmosphere makes you feel like you're at a private dinner party. Chef Noah Sandoval's seasonal tasting menu is a masterpiece, with each course perfectly balanced in flavor and presentation. The wine pairings are expertly selected to enhance the dining experience. The service is exceptional, making you feel welcome and special from the moment you walk in. Oriole is perfect for a special occasion or a sophisticated date night. It's a place where you can truly savor each moment and each bite.”

4.7 Superb91 Reviews
El Che Steakhouse & Bar 845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago Steak House • $$$$

“Very pleased with the food and the service was incredible. They paid attention and were right on top of it at each course never waited long. The food and the service together made for a great experience..”

4.4 Superb454 Reviews
MCCB Chicago 2138 S Archer Ave, Chicago Chinese • $$

“A wonderful experience with great customer service.”

4.5 Superb168 Reviews
Lardon 2200 N California Ave, Chicago Cafe • $$

“First timers and now we will be regulars! The hospitality, atmosphere and fare were outstanding! From the knowledgeable staff, the welcoming management and the hostess that went WAY above and beyond to be sure my disabled husband was accommodated from when we booked our reservation to the end of our dining experience - we couldn’t have been more delighted! See you again soon, Lardon!”

4.7 Superb81 Reviews
Bavette's Bar & Boeuf 218 W Kinzie St, Chicago Steak House • $$$$

“Great food, amazing ambiance and incredible staff. One of the nicest Chicago steakhouses I’ve been to. Highly recommend.”

4.7 Superb258 Reviews
Provare Chicago 1523 W Chicago Ave, Chicago Italian • $$$

“I am late writing my review but I had to write it !! I visited provare chicago On july 8th !! From start to finish this restaurant gets 5 starts . The decor was nice and set a perfect atmosphere for a great night . We were greeted immediately upon arrival and seated within 5 minutes of being there . Once seated the wait staff began their introduction's on drinks and popular menu item's. After my party ordered drinks and appetizers a gentleman came over (not sure if he was the manager) and introduce himself and made sure we were having a great experience. Appetizers were amazing!! We couldn't wait for dinner!! Our entrées we just as good if not better ! Everything was cooked and seasoned to perfection! When we didn't think the night could get even better the entire wait staff and the gentleman that came over before stopped and recognized my friend for her birthday and brought over a birthday surprise!! I live 307 miles and this place was definitely worth the drive !!!”

4.5 Superb261 Reviews
Bavette's Bar & Boeuf 218 W Kinzie St, Chicago Steak House • $$$$

“Great food, amazing ambiance and incredible staff. One of the nicest Chicago steakhouses I’ve been to. Highly recommend.”

4.7 Superb258 Reviews
Girl & The Goat 809 W Randolph St, Chicago New American • $$$

“Lovely spot with very unique dishes that are delicious. Always crowded, reservations recommended. Dress up a little, because people look nice here. Highly recommend.”

4.5 Superb1155 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Diner Grill 1635 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago Diner • $

“really good fast service open always! Great place”

4.5 Superb89 Reviews
Griddle 24 334 W Chicago Ave, Chicago Diner • $

“Solid diner food at a convenient location. Staff was friendly and the restaurant was clean and comfortable.My friend and I split a bacon cheeseburger with fries and Nutella French toast. Both were delicious! Def recommend as a reliable late night spot.”

4.2 Good175 Reviews
Don's Grill 1837 S Western Ave, Chicago Hamburger • $

“First time going here and it was such a welcoming experience! The wait wasn't that long and the food is made fresh! Great prices and amazing tasting food! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! we got a double cheeseburger and patty melt. THANK YOU TO THE COOK! ❣”

4.5 Superb83 Reviews
Ameer Tandoori Kabab 2307 W Devon Ave, Chicago Pakistani • $$

“This is one of the best place to have a delicious South Indian food. Their service and taste will make you feel like you are in india.Good hospitality,Good taste,Affordable price,Must enjoy.!”

4.5 Superb72 Reviews
Maxwell Street Depot 411 W 31st St, Chicago Fast Food • $

“Is best polish around.....”

4.1 Good74 Reviews

“The fish and food is soooo good! I live in Atlanta but was able to pull up when I was in Chicago last year. I love that they are opened late for those late night cravings. They only had one woman taking orders and she was working like an ox all with the best attitude! She definitely could have used some help. Nevertheless, it was a good experience and I can't wait to go back!”

4.3 Superb173 Reviews
Stony Sub 8440 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago Sandwich Shop • $

“Man, if you are looking for a late night, eat, after you have been partying. This is the spot. Because of the area, I would order my food and wait in the car until it's ready. Really nice ghetto eatery!”

4.1 Good57 Reviews
Mr Molcajetes 3706 W Armitage Ave, Chicago Mexican • $

“Mr. Molcajetes is a late-night haven for taco enthusiasts. Their steak tacos are a delicious, packed with flavor and grilled to perfection. The vibrant patio sets the stage for an idyllic summer dining experience. Whether you're craving a midnight snack or a lively evening under the stars, Mr. Molcajetes is the go-to spot. I would highly recommend it. Service was fast and I always felt tended to.”

4.4 Superb59 Reviews
Mycha (Block 37) 108 N State St, Chicago Pedway System, Chicago Bubble Tea • $

“This vending machine has been here for years! Very convenient location as it's by the underground walkway. Lots of drink options! Hope they roll this out to more locations!”

4.4 Superb47 Reviews
Huck Finn Restaurant 6650 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago Donuts • $

“Great food. Great service.”

3.9 Good74 Reviews
Steak 'n Egger Inc 1174 W Cermak Rd, Chicago Breakfast • $

“Service was great. 10/10 Extra attention and care from Chunky when she found out it was our first time in. Thank you for the love and great food while everyone else is closed.”

4.2 Good111 Reviews

“I called my order in the first day that I tried Baba’s the guy on the phone was patient and informative because this was my first time ordering. I ordered a chicken Philly, the food was fresh and hot! The second day I went back I ordered 3 piece chicken mixed. The food was good! I enjoyed it. Also, the first day the guy asked if I wanted season on my fries, he gave me a recommendation which was garlic, Cajun and lemon pepper, that combination was delicious! I will definitely be back!”

4.5 Superb24 Reviews
White Palace Grill 1159 S Canal St, Chicago Diner • $

“We ate here twice on a recent trip to Chicago. We had the opportunity to have breakfast and lunch. If you want a quintessential diner meal I recommend White Palace. The servings are large and the service is quick and attentive.”

3.8 Good100 Reviews
Maxwell's 5304 S Western Ave, Chicago Hamburger • $

“This particular Maxwell restaurant is very professional they speak to you when you walk in and ask you how can I help you very good professional customer service have had no issues with this particular Maxwell Street location by the way it's on 52nd and Western on the west side of the ”

4.1 Good45 Reviews
MedKit Meal Prep 1490 W 34th St, Chicago Health Food

“Run by amazing people, great food, 5/5 stars!”

4.4 Superb7 Reviews
Indienne 217 W Huron St, Chicago Indian • $$$$

“Two of us had the pescatarian and others had non vegetarian menus. First 2 courses were underwhelming but subsequent were excellent. Dessert for pescatarian menu was odd. Gin cart was too much show and too little value. $17 gin and tonics from regular bar instead. We left with a $900 tab. Charged $10 for extra nan. $26.88 for employee health plan which owners should be picking up not the customers. It's your responsibility not ours. Fine to include 20% service charge. All in all, some amazingly delicious courses but very expensive outing.”

4.5 Superb219 Reviews
Ascione Bistro 1500 E 55th St, Chicago Italian • $$

“Excellent, diverse Saturday and Sunday brunch. Cheerful, prompt service. Good portions, good prices, great food!”

4.7 Superb214 Reviews
North Pond 2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago American • $$$$

“Beautiful food and wine. Great atmosphere. Staff that were attentive without being overbearing. Michelin stars. And a 5m walk from the apartment. This could become an expensive habit!”

4.8 Superb378 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Au Cheval 800 W Randolph St, Chicago American • $$

“Outstanding burgers get the egg and bacon on it we highly recommend it and will be back”

4.5 Superb310 Reviews

“Today, we hosted a couples shower at Stay and Play Cafe! It was beyond amazing! The owners, Yesenia and Jose were so easy and delightful to work with, the staff was attentive, recommending and teaching games to our guests of all ages, the food was delicious(cheesy eggs and quesitos were scrumptious), and the atmosphere was just perfect! I can't recommend this cafe enough. I look forward to having other functions here and/or coming with a group of friends. I can't wait to start spreading the word to family and friends. Thank you Jose and Yesenia for making our day so special! Anita G.”

4.9 Superb161 Reviews
Birrieria Zaragoza 4852 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago Mexican • $

“The best birria I have ever eaten in my entire life. I've just been there for the first time and it's simply incredible. From the first place, I was involved in something difficult to explain, so many years passing and never having given them a chance or knowing the goodness of their food.”

4.6 Superb112 Reviews
Giant 3209 W Armitage Ave, Chicago Gastropubs • $$$

“Had so much for fun sitting at the kitchen counter watching the talented chefs at work. Our waiter made excellent suggestions. And the food… well it was out of this world! Definitely going back .. so many more dishes to try!”

4.3 Superb88 Reviews
Sueños X Soho Friends 113-125 N Green St, Chicago Seafood • $$$

“First off, the vibes here are immaculate. The restaurant is located on the second floor of Soho House, and the ambiance is very intimate--perfect for a smaller party. The menu is pretty straightforward. There aren't a lot of options to choose from, but each item is very unique. What we ordered: Caliente en los Trópicos: pretty yummy! Supposed to be spicy, but the spice is not overbearing at all. An interesting cocktail. Ceviche: a great way to start the dinner. Very shareable; love the balance of sour and savory flavors. Tuna Tostada: my favorite! I've never had a tuna tostada before, and it's nothing like what I expected. Mussels: you cannot go wrong with the mussels. The bread goes so well with this. Considering the dishes seem so original and the quick service, I'd definitely recommend this spot to my friends.”

4.7 Superb74 Reviews
Elina's 1202 W Grand Ave, Chicago Italian • $$

“Intimate place with great food and service. Chicken parmesan and rigatoni were delicious. If I lived closer, I certainly would be a regular.”

4.2 Good138 Reviews
Kasama 1001 N Winchester Ave, Chicago Filipino • $$

“Food was great, but service was lacking.Wait was quite long on the weekend, but that was expected. If I were to go again, I'd probably bring my own latte for the line, ha. But the maiz con leche was everything I hoped it would be. The longanisa was superb. I couldn't identify the spices, but it had such a different balance than what I'm used to in Latin cuisine.They have an odd ordering/seating system where you order at the front, pay, but then they don't sit you for a while, then they sit you, then they bring you out your food.They came by 4 times during our brunch to tell us that they couldn't find our lattes in the system. Not once did they ask what the lattes were. They eventually brought out the lattes as we were just finishing our meals (and obviously found them in the system since they brought out the right ones). Since we already tipped, I guess no incentive to do anything about the poor service. They didn't comp the lattes, they didn't bring out a little dessert, etc. like you might see in a any other restaurant.Obviously they need to make the ticketing system more accessible to their waiters or train them on it better.”

4.4 Superb255 Reviews
Ascione Bistro 1500 E 55th St, Chicago Italian • $$

“Excellent, diverse Saturday and Sunday brunch. Cheerful, prompt service. Good portions, good prices, great food!”

4.7 Superb214 Reviews

“If you claim Pequod’s or Burt’s as some of your favorites you MUST try Milly’s! It’s very similar however it’s executed to a higher standard (better toppings, more cheese providing better ratios)”

4.8 Superb144 Reviews
The Violet Hour 1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago Cocktail Bar • $$

“Right of passage for the Chicago spirit scene! Have you really even lived in Chicago if you haven’t spent at least 30 min in line to get in? I used to think it was overpriced until I started to venture into all these hip places, haha!”

4.4 Superb239 Reviews
S.K.Y. 1239 W 18th St, Chicago American • $$$

“Higher end cuisine than I'd expected in Pilsen. You've got to admit, the neighborhood is changing, and hip restaurants are not rare there these days. We had good service, excellent wine available, and we made some really great choices. Nearly everything we ordered was excellent in our group of five. Glad we did the shared plates approach. The cornbread madeleines were so delicious, we ordered some to take home for coffee time the next morning. Another highlight was a mushroom dish. All of the vegetables focused selections were excellent. Our beef and fish choices were fine, but not as impressive. I wasn't a fan of the truffle oil dessert, but honestly it reminded me that my palate isn't as sophisticated as some others' are. What I expected was different than what we received. I tried it anyway, and it was too much umami and charred/burnt flavors. It tasted like it looked, so I know it was me, not the kitchen. We'd ordered several other desserts, and I loved all the others. I was more disappointed in myself that I didn't like it. Good decor, fits in well with the intended vibe. We found it somewhat noisy; perhaps if the (cool) music was turned down by half, it would be more conducive to friendly conversation. Lighting was a bit dim but not bad. Definitely have been recommending S.K.Y. They are inventive and enthusiastic. There's some room for improvement but I believe it will be truly great.”

4.5 Superb129 Reviews
Apolonia 2201 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Modern European • $$$

“.great experience always.”

4.5 Superb123 Reviews
mfk. restaurant 432 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago Spanish • $$$

“Amazing food, great hosts and amazing service!!”

4.6 Superb85 Reviews
The Gundis Kurdish Kitchen 2909-11 N Clark St, Chicago Middle Eastern • $$

“Excellent food, superb wait staff, excellent atmosphere! We had an absolutely fabulous dining experience!!”

4.8 Superb131 Reviews
Parlay Lincoln Park 950 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago Sports Bar • $$

“Stopped in for a quick Saturday brunch and was immediately greeted by our server, Tori! She was extremely attentive and carried great energy throughout. Will definitely be returning next time in Chicago!”

4.8 Superb129 Reviews
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Tzuco

Tzuco 720 N State St, Chicago Mexican • $$$

“Amazing flavors…inspired cocktails and great recommendations from our waiter! We shared many plates and loved the covered outdoor seating. Magical evening”

4.4 Superb272 Reviews
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Esmé

Esmé 2200 N Clark St, Chicago American • $$$$

“Esme is truly an experience to have. We did the menu and the wine pairing and it was amazing. From the presentation to the food was unbelievable and will definitely do it again as it changes quarterly”

4.5 Superb109 Reviews
Little Goat Diner 3325 N Southport Ave, Chicago Diner • $$

“Brunch was delicious! We got the shrimp Sammie and the chocolate lovers pancakes. The pancakes were super fluffy and not too sweet. The sandwich had awesome crusty bread and a delicious mix of herbs. Our server Ria was so sweet and the staff overall was very attentive. Would 100% come back.”

4.6 Superb296 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Tempesta Market 1372 W Grand Ave, Chicago Deli • $

“We enjoyed our time at Tempesta. Great food.”

4.6 Superb95 Reviews
Kie-Gol-Lanee 5004 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago Mexican • $$

“The margarita and Bloody Mary really good drinks, we also order a huitlacoche quesadilla, garnacha and queso panela. The taste of frijol molido with chips is like the one you can find in Oaxaca city. For sure we’ll back for the tlayudas, we just went for a drink to wait for a friend and end it tasting more that a drink.”

4.7 Superb135 Reviews
Aya Pastry 1332 W Grand Ave, Chicago Bakery • $

“I was walking by and saw this place and decided to try it; I'd never seen it before nor eaten anything from it because I hadn't been in the area for several years and it didn't exist back then. I got a biscuit and it was perfect. I've had lots of biscuits over the years and this was among the best. The decor is really cute and the place is like a gem along Grand. I will definitely go back and try the other baked goods. I should've taken a picture but I was too busy enjoying the biscuit :)”

4.5 Superb62 Reviews
Al's #1 Italian Beef 548 N Wells St, Chicago Sandwich Shop • $

“Now this place is goooood! The Italian beef sandwich is stuffed with meat and got the beefy loaded fries and they were loaded with beef and they where drenched in the yummy sauce. The staff is friendly and quick service too”

4.4 Superb232 Reviews
Philz Coffee 1425 E 53rd St, Chicago Coffee Shops • $

“First time there and the pour over is just clean and delicious. I can tell they care about their beans and their process. Copped a pound of the Jacob's Wonderbar for my Chemex at the crib and I'm good to go. Definitely be back. ”

4.7 Superb52 Reviews

“Erin was absolutely amazing! Sorry we came so late to pick up the cider and thank you for turning a unfortunate incident into such a positive memorable expirence. I DEFINITELY will be back again!”

4.3 Superb150 Reviews

“Good service and great food”

4.4 Superb77 Reviews
Philz Coffee 1640 W Division St, Chicago Coffee Shops • $

“LOVE this spot. I was not even a coffee drinker before visiting here but after having their Mocha Tesora, i've completed switched from espresso! Everyone is super friendly as well.”

4.6 Superb42 Reviews
Osteria Via Stato 620 N State St, Chicago Italian • $$

“Wow! We arrived a little early for our Saturday at 7:30 dinner reservations in hopes of getting seated early, if there was a chance. It was restaurant week in Chicago Osteria was very busy. Unable to get a table early, we happily sat at the bar and waited. After debating on what drinks to order, we opted for the "just bring me wine" . The bartender asked if we were having the restaurant week menu, as that had specific wines to go with the courses (which is what we went with). We were seated a little after 7:30, no complaints on my part over that, as they were very busy. When a place is participating in an event such as restaurant week and there is a set menu, one shouldn't expect any substitutions from said set menu. I completely understand this, although having to eat gluten free poses a bit of an issue for me. The options for the main course of the set menu wasn't going to be a problem for me. I inquired about the ingredients on the first course. I knew the bread and roasted garlic, as well as the meatballs were a no go for me and explained that I couldn't eat the prepared salad due to the croutons. Much to my glee, I was offered a caprese salad instead of the Caesar. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the bread with roasted garlic in oil and vinegar, as well as the meatballs and Caeser salad. The soup was a delicious chicken and vegetable soup. At 8:10 started to get nervous about the time, due to us having tickets to see Drunk Shakespeare at 9pm. This was poor timing on my part, I should have reserved our table for 7pm or earlier not 7:30pm. When our waiter came over to check on us I explained that we needed to put out by 8:30(ish). Mild concern came over his eyes and he went back to check in at the kitchen. Moments later, a gentleman came to our table (I'm assuming the manager) to discuss our predicament. He kindly explained that our main course wasn't going to be ready for another 20 minutes (the restaurant was very busy). The timing would have been just fine any other night for us, but not that night. After a discussion with the manager, we all came to an agreement of us having a second bowl of soup and paying ala carte for what we had eaten and forgoing the set menu. I take full responsibility for our poor timing and am delighted in how the restaurant was gracious and accommodating. Our waiter brought over two glasses of chocolate wine to finish off our meal. The food was outstanding and the service was even better. Next time we are in Chicago, I'll make sure to set enough time aside to enjoy the full eating experience.”

4.4 Superb258 Reviews

“Great place for a great hot dog”

4.3 Superb530 Reviews
Oasis Fresh 500 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago Mediterranean • $

“I just have to say, the owner went above and beyond for us this afternoon after a mishap ordering through Uber eats. We thought that we ordered a buy 1 get 1 free chicken shawarma plate but were disappointed when we realized we did not hit the correct button to apply the promotion. When we called they graciously offered to deliver the second shawarma plate. Love their food and after this experience we will be recommending them to everyone we know!”

4.6 Superb79 Reviews
Fifty Yard Line 69 E 75th St, Chicago Bar • $$

“The Food, the service and the atmosphere…Friday and Saturday, this is where it’s at!!!”

4.3 Superb37 Reviews
Jim's Original 2775 N Elston Ave, Chicago Hot Dogs • $

“Visiting family. Loved the food!”

4.1 Good104 Reviews

“Ordered polish and Italian ice combo for lunch today and it was delicious! The perfect blend of salty and sweet. I was craving summer and sun and this hit the spot. Going to be my go to lunch spot from now on.”

5 Superb26 Reviews
Superdawg Drive-In 6363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago Hot Dogs • $

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4.2 Good233 Reviews
Trivoli Tavern 114 N Green St, Chicago American • $$$

“I just came here last night with my girlfriends such a cool vibe!! And the food and staff were amazing!!”

4.5 Superb559 Reviews
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Kasama

Kasama 1001 N Winchester Ave, Chicago Filipino • $$

“Food was great, but service was lacking.Wait was quite long on the weekend, but that was expected. If I were to go again, I'd probably bring my own latte for the line, ha. But the maiz con leche was everything I hoped it would be. The longanisa was superb. I couldn't identify the spices, but it had such a different balance than what I'm used to in Latin cuisine.They have an odd ordering/seating system where you order at the front, pay, but then they don't sit you for a while, then they sit you, then they bring you out your food.They came by 4 times during our brunch to tell us that they couldn't find our lattes in the system. Not once did they ask what the lattes were. They eventually brought out the lattes as we were just finishing our meals (and obviously found them in the system since they brought out the right ones). Since we already tipped, I guess no incentive to do anything about the poor service. They didn't comp the lattes, they didn't bring out a little dessert, etc. like you might see in a any other restaurant.Obviously they need to make the ticketing system more accessible to their waiters or train them on it better.”

4.4 Superb255 Reviews
The Warbler 4535 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago American • $$

“We went last night for the first time… Great menu options, food was delicious, portions were perfect, staff was really nice. I had the Grilled Salmon, he had the Braised Pork Shoulder…definitely recommend both.”

4.7 Superb110 Reviews

Fine Dining

Obélix 700 N Sedgwick St, Chicago French • $$$$

“Our son lives in Chicago and we asked his girlfriend to choose a nice place for us to fly in and take them out to dinner to celebrate his birthday… Obélix did NOT disappoint! My husband is French and used to work in the food industry so to say our standards are high is an understatement. You will come out of an experience here a few pennies poorer yet you will chalk this up to a rich gastronomical experience bar none. The service is impeccable (timing and engagement) and food, sublime. I was so looking forward to sharing angel food cake with my son as we did while he was growing up but we simply indulged all evening and had no room but for espressos. We enjoyed a bottle of Crémant to start and followed with a bottle of Beaujolais Fleury which was incredible once it opened…. The Dorade was outstanding and my family enjoyed the pâté en croute, soupe à l’onglon gratinée , les escargots bourguignon, macarons avec foie gras; and absolutely adored their aged steaks… the experience was outstanding and was well worth the flight to make a memorable evening with our beloved son. Try to save room for dessert as I hear it’s outstanding !!”

4.5 Superb155 Reviews
Proxi 565 W Randolph St, Chicago Tapas/Small Plates • $$$$

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4.3 Superb364 Reviews
North Pond 2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago American • $$$$

“Beautiful food and wine. Great atmosphere. Staff that were attentive without being overbearing. Michelin stars. And a 5m walk from the apartment. This could become an expensive habit!”

4.8 Superb378 Reviews
BoeufHaus 1012 N Western Ave, Chicago Steak House • $$$$

“Great food and exceptional service”

4.5 Superb91 Reviews
Ever Restaurant 1340 W Fulton St, Chicago American • $$$$

“One of the best experiences of my life. The Ever staff were extremely knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to chat with. I went for my birthday and they really went out of their way to ensure I had a memorable night. Just to top things off, they offered to give us a tour of the kitchen! I was in awe the entire night and could not recommend this restaurant enough. Of course it’s expensive, and we certainly had to save up for a while, but it was so worth it.”

4.7 Superb139 Reviews
Jinsei Motto 564 W Randolph St, Chicago Sushi • $$$$

“I wish I could hug the chef! Went with my sister who is vegan and has tons of allergies, they made her a custom veggie roll that was just as good as the non-vegan menu items I got.”

4.6 Superb184 Reviews
Swift & Sons 1000 W Fulton Market, Chicago Steak House • $$$$

“The food, service and ambiance are incredible. Awesome! Evening.”

4.4 Superb473 Reviews

“I've eaten my way around 40 countries + 48 US states and this is easily one of the most intimate, unique, and realest dining experiences I've had in my life.My partner booked a secret res for my birthday and when we rocked up, I was surprised when the team greeted me by name and spoke to me like a group of friends that were 'checking in' and 'gassing me up' at a celebratory dinner. Later, I was told that she filled out an 'intake' style form letting the team know of birthday, and recent accomplishments. I know... Different. Lol. Love that.The O.G. style Omakase Experience in an industrial speak-easy space with a mini-counter seating only ten. The ambience, hospitality, F&B menu, conversation, everything was M☆.Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee's creation took our palats through a rollercoaster of emotions.If talent is only as real as the people behind the wheel, and an idea is only as special as the person who executes it at its highest level, then Chef Naomi's talent and authenticity is nothing short of un-fu*kingreal, for real.We came strangers and left as friends – Brian; you're a real one. Chef Hannah, Chef Andy, and Alex on bar; y'all are craaazy! Thanks for the memories. Cheers, y'all – Braa + Ronnie”

4.7 Superb81 Reviews
Les Nomades 222 E Ontario St, Chicago French • $$$$

“An excellent fine dining experience. Service was impeccable. Food was good to excellent with a slight tendency to over season. Highlights of the meal were the lobster and mango salad, the duck breast and the dessert soufflés. Selection of wines by the glass was good.”

4.8 Superb166 Reviews
Kumiko 630 W Lake St, Chicago Bar • $$$$

“amazing experience from the moment we walked in the door. visited July 2023”

4.4 Superb240 Reviews
Schwa Restaurant 1466 N Ashland Ave, Chicago New American • $$$$

“An incredible food experience from beginning to end. Upon entry, a new customer may question their choice by looking at the place. It is simple and plain. The staff is casually dressed and there is borderline loud music playing. It is obvious that this place is all about the food. Every course is well thought out, explained by staff and delicious. The music tapers off, the tables fill up, the wine (BYOB) flows, the apprehension among newcomers falls away and the experience becomes more and more fun. Enjoy a talented staff, superb service, creative courses and lots of fun!”

4.4 Superb45 Reviews
Teatro ZinZanni Chicago 32 W Randolph St, Chicago Dinner Theater • $$$$

“"I attended their dinner for NYE 2021. Many of you saw me on the ABC7 NYE Television Special with Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini. I HAD A BALL!!! I highly recommend you going to one of their shows!!!" - Pierre Andre Evans Owner/ GO BANG Magazine”

4.9 Superb102 Reviews
Holu 2101 S Jefferson St, Chicago Steak House • $$$$

“top notch service and extremely high quality meat”

4.6 Superb343 Reviews
Atelier Restaurant 4835 N Western Ave, Chicago Fine Dining • $$$$

“Very kind and careful staff cared about our experience from the moment we booked all the way till we left feeling happy and fat. My beautiful bride and I enjoyed their tasting menu with obvious tweaks to her vegetarian diet. Everything was delicious, surprising, and fun. The NA drink pairings were wonderfully inspired and amazing. 11/10.”

4.7 Superb63 Reviews

AJI

AJI 3809 North Broadway, Chicago Sushi • $$$$

“Very top tier Japanese Restaurant in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Fresh food, fresh, delicious, world class chef, and an evening to remember.”

4.9 Superb97 Reviews
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Gaijin

Gaijin 950 W Lake St, Chicago Japanese • $$

“An exceptionally delicious and fun dining experience. The staff and bartenders are very knowledgeable and personable, and there so many different kinds of okonomiyaki! I’ve been a few times now and their specials are usually what grabs my attention, but the smoked fish Okasa is my fav of the regular items. Also!! The pickles are to die for, and I get the yuzu black sesame kakigori EVERY TIME !!!!!! I had a very nice experience with the bar manager Stella and Elayne when I visited last time- thanks for the chat ladies!”

4.6 Superb134 Reviews
The Violet Hour 1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago Cocktail Bar • $$

“Right of passage for the Chicago spirit scene! Have you really even lived in Chicago if you haven’t spent at least 30 min in line to get in? I used to think it was overpriced until I started to venture into all these hip places, haha!”

4.4 Superb239 Reviews
MCCB Chicago 2138 S Archer Ave, Chicago Chinese • $$

“A wonderful experience with great customer service.”

4.5 Superb168 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Rubi’s Tacos 1316 W 18th St, Chicago Tacos • $

“Riquísima la comida y los dueños súper amables, me fascinó”

4.5 Superb115 Reviews

“Very impressive drinks and menu. A modern twist to Mexican food definitely 5 stars. Waiter was amazing at guiding me what to choose based on my traditional Mexican entrees I enjoy. Margaritas were AMAZING!!!!”

4.4 Superb153 Reviews
Ann Sather Restaurant 909 W Belmont Ave, Chicago Scandinavian • $

“Great visit and good tasty food”

4.7 Superb153 Reviews

“This is a no frills, cash only spot, but don't let it fool you. Some of the best food around at super affordable prices. The service is top notch as well. The people running this place clearly care about the food and service they provide!”

4.7 Superb148 Reviews
George's Deep Dish 6221 N Clark St, Chicago Pizza • $

“Excellent service, and the best pizza I have ever had.”

4.8 Superb105 Reviews
Aloha Wagon 2023 S Western Ave, Chicago Hawaiian • $

“As Islanders living here, this place is a piece of of home. Onolicious grinds!”

4.8 Superb92 Reviews
Red Light Chicken 2147 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago Chicken • $

“Being from the suburbs traveling downtown can be an experience. This particular experience made our day. Moving our daughter into DePaul we came upon the owner of Red Light chicken who gave us a few pointers in parking near his establishment, after taking the time to help us find a spot he happily welcomed us with a free chicken sandwich which I’m happy to report was delicious. It was nice meeting you tonight and I’ll be certainly stopping by again - Fries are a game changer to!!!”

4.9 Superb179 Reviews
Ciao Ciao Gelato & Cafe 5355 W Irving Pk Rd, Chicago Ice Cream Shop • $

“So many delicious flavors, it was hard to pick. Our family of four enjoyed our different choices. It's a beautiful ambiance for the beginning of summer with indoor and outside space. Staff was very friendly and helpful in helping us decide which flavors to try. Def recommend and we'll be back to try new flavors!”

4.8 Superb87 Reviews
3 Little Pigs Chi 1150 S Wabash Ave, Chicago Chinese • $

“We came from Wisconsin to ouck up food from this joint!!! the food is STRAIGHT!!! DELICIOUS!!! Henry was very hospitable and a great person!!! thank you Henry for the great food!!! It was worth the 2 hour drive!!! we will be back!!!”

4.6 Superb160 Reviews
J.P. Graziano Grocery 901 W Randolph St, Chicago Sandwich Shop • $

“I think I actually teared up eating JPGs. Having lived in Chicago my entire life, this was my first time ever eating here. There are no words to describe the flavor, attention to detail, and quality of food. If you are considering eating here, do yourself a favor and try it. There is no way you can be disappointed. You will understand what I’m talking about once you’re picking the fallen off scraps from the sandwich wrapper. Thank you for this taste bud blessing.”

4.6 Superb152 Reviews
Lou Mitchell's 565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago Breakfast • $

“First time here and wow, I was impressed! Arrived at 8:40 on a Saturday and the place was busy, but I was able to get a table for two quickly.The atmosphere was wonderful. Tables were abuzz and there was conversation and laughter all around. The servers and host were personable and kind, my daughter commented on how friendly they were.Food portions were large and came out quickly once ordered. Food tasted great and we left full! Will have to bring the rest of my family back for another meal!”

4.5 Superb260 Reviews

“Carnitas and condiments are so perfect. They weigh your meat for your taco. Salsa was way too salty and no place to sit. I'd definitely recommended this place. Hours are very limited too. I'll take the pink subway line for this again.”

4.6 Superb139 Reviews
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream 5337 W Devon Ave, Chicago Ice Cream Shop • $

“Really good ice cream with great flavor choices, but very very pricey. Service is a bit off too. Need to repeat things several times and still didn't get what we asked for.”

4.6 Superb133 Reviews
Nine Bar 216 W Cermak Rd, Chicago Cocktail Bar • $

“Love this place. The drinks are amazing, the food hits the spot, and the bartenders are what make this place a gem in Chinatown.”

4.7 Superb93 Reviews

“We stopped in today on a tip and what a delicious treat! Highly recommend!”

4.4 Superb69 Reviews
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Proxi

Proxi 565 W Randolph St, Chicago Tapas/Small Plates • $$$$

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4.3 Superb364 Reviews