50 Best American Restaurants in Chicago



Esmé American
2200 N Clark St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Homemade Flamin Hot Cheetos
Flaming Hot Cheetos
Clover Club

“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
Longman & Eagle Gastropubs • $$
2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago

“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 Superb134 Reviews
Au Cheval American • $$
800 W Randolph St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

General Jane's Honey-Fried Chicken with Chili Sesame Seeds & Cilantro
Crispy Fries with Mornay Sauce Garlic Aioli & Fried Farm Egg
Roasted Marrow Bones Beef Cheek Marmalade & Toast
Double Cheeseburger with a Fried Egg and Bacon
Roasted Marrow Bones Beef Cheek Marmalade
General Jane’S Honey-Fried Chicken
Hamburguesa Con Huevo Y Panceta
Thick Cut Peppered Bacon
Fried Bologna Sandwich
Cheeseburger a Cheval

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

4.5 Superb349 Reviews


Union New American • $$
2202 N California Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Almost Boneless Half Chicken
Smoked White Trout
Grilled Octopus
Spicy Baby Gem
Union Burger
Fried Olives

“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 Superb91 Reviews
The Warbler American • $$
4535 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Mushroom Flatbread Pizza
Boneless Chicken Wings
Strawberry Lemonade
Short Rib Sandwich
Pork Belly Nachos
Fried Cauliflower
Burger and Fries
Mushroom Pasta
Skillet Cookie
Arugula Salad

“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 Superb118 Reviews


Giant Gastropubs • $$$
3209 W Armitage Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Fried Super Uni Shooter
Tagliatelle with Crab
Bougie Sea Scallops
Jalapeño Biscuit
Japanese Eggplant
Jonah Crab Salad
Jalapeño Butter
Blue Crab Salad
Crepes Suzette
Bavette Steak

“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


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

Customers` Favorites

Black Truffle Croquettes
Short Rib & Potato Hash
Japanese Cucumber Salad
Maine Lobster Dumplings
Cornbread Madeleines
White Shrimp Ceviche
Warm Mushroom Salad
Charred Broccolini
Foie Gras Bibimbap
Rohan Duck Confit

“Visited her before a show at Thalia Hall with some friends for dinner and it was definitely a great experience. The food was fantastic tasting and exceeded my expectations. The portion sizes were on the smaller side, but ok for the price. The drinks were well crafted and tasted good also. My only issue was we needed to leave to be on time for our concert and the dessert and check came out quite slow which left us rushing to wrap up dinner. The manager was kind and offered to comp the dessert for us which we appreciated. I would return again and recommend this establishment.“

4.4 Superb132 Reviews
Blue Door Kitchen & Garden American • $$
52 W Elm St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Cece's Three Cheese Mac N Cheese
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken Benedict
Art's Hummingbird Cake
Brussel and Kale Salad
Dinner Shrimp & Grits
Brussels & Kale Salad
Chicken & Waffles
Salmon En Croute
Mashed Potatoes

“Food here is consistently great. I had the blackened whitefish, fantastic. My mom had shrimp and grits which she enjoyed. My 15 month old son absolutely demolished the cornbread and also enjoyed the Mac and cheese. Sitting on the patio at this restaurant really makes you feel like you are not in the middle of the city. It is beautiful and serene. Really recommend this place.“

4.1 Good380 Reviews
The Purple Pig Restaurant Mediterranean • $$$
444 Michigan Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Milk Braised Berkshire Shoulder
Roasted Bone Marrow with Herbs
Milk Braised Pork Shoulder
Cured Meats Cheese Platter
Housemade Ricotta Ravioli
Octopus A la Plancha
Squid Ink Chitarra
Costillas de Cerdo
Turkey Leg Confit
Grilled Broccoli

“Still dreaming about the tuna tartare. I'd go back for this again. The Caesar salad was our boring choice, but oh was so NOT boring at all. Great presentation and incredible flavour with large pieces of perfect bacon on top. Next was the Spanish octopus. Fabulous. Followed by the aged pork chop. Next time we would probably go for a different pork item but it was very flavourful, tender, and the apple sauce puree was perfect. Excellent wine pairing recommended by the waiter. But why don't they serve bread with every meal? Cliche? Perhaps. Go here. Drink wine. Eat well. Be happy.“

4.6 Superb284 Reviews
Marisol Restaurant and Bar American • $$
205 E Pearson St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Sunflower Hummus with Artichoke Oregano and Flax Seed Cracker
Breakfast Burrito
Veggie Burger
Marisol Salad
Lomo Scramble
Burrata Toast
Hanger Steak

“Great place! The farmers market was a bonus! Enjoyed the exhibits , Calder was an inspiration in my youth! Lunch was superb! To bad we live in Virginia Beach or I would be a regular!“

4.2 Good142 Reviews
Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain American • $
1000 N California Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

The Spinning Breakfast Sandwich
blt Sandwich with Chips
Hibiscus Key Lime Pie
Roasted Beet Reuben
Key Lime Hibiscus
English Muffin
S’Mores Pie
Cinnamon Roll
Cheese Cake
Tuna Melt

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

4.5 Superb76 Reviews


Jeong Korean
1460 W Chicago Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Wagyu Beef with Egg Omelet Ssam Jang Shiitake and Arugula
Salmon Tartare with Creme Fraiche and Crispy Rice Pearls
Poached Pear with Korean Yogurt Lemon and Mint
Mussles Beef Broth Cucumber Yuzu Kosho
HI-Chew Mokgeolli Honeycomb Mochi
Salmon Tartar and Yuzu Gastrique
Scallop and Spinach Namul
Australian Wagyu
Salmon Tartare
Wine Pairing

“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 Superb156 Reviews
Etta Bucktown Pizza • $$
1840 W North Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

American Wagyu Meatballs
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Bucatini Cacio E Pepe
Rack Roasted Oysters
Simple Greens Salad
Hearth Braised Lamb
Wild Mushroom Pizza
Cavatelli Bolognese
Fire Baked Focaccia
The Etta Chopped

“We had a wonderful experience. We were Two people dining on the second floor patio. It’s a pretty space with shades to keep the sun off your eyes. We got a prix fix menu of 4 courses which was great. We both upgraded to proteins instead of pasta for $15 each. Dessert was also so unexpectedly delicious.“

4.5 Superb193 Reviews


Kasama Filipino • $$
1001 N Winchester Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Foie Gras Danish with Brambleberry Pistachio and Mint Weekends Only
Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart
Longanisa Egg and Cheese Sandwich
Ube and Huckleberry Basque Cake
Ube Latte with Oat Milk
Kasama Combo Sandwich
Filipino Breakfast
Truffle Croissant
Pork Belly Adobo
Lumpia Shanghai

“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


Chalet American • $$
228 W Chicago Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

All American Breakfast
Champagne Tower
Chicken Wings
Mimosa Tower
Smash Burger

“They have two different floors, which was nice. We were seated upstairs and had Danielle waiting on us. Service was great and she was attentive. The food was also delicious! We only got appetizers (Veggie rolls and Potstickers), however both were amazing. For drinks we got the Marg Tower which was great for our group of 4. All in all, I'd both recommend this place to a friend and continue coming back!“

3.9 Good135 Reviews
The Violet Hour Cocktail Bar • $$
1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Violet Hour Punch Bowl
Mini Ice Cream Cones
Violet Hour Fries
Whiskey Flight
Roasted Nuts

“I've been wanting to try this James Beard Award-winning cocktail bar for quite some time now... so when I saw they take reservations now, I nearly RAN to book one. I had high expectations, but boy did this place exceed them! This is a must-try establishment in Wicker Park. Their menu is constantly rotating, the staff are well-informed and true cocktail enthusiasts who will make sure you have a great time here, and they're located in the coolest spot (inside an artistic mural, which gives major speakeasy and pre-prohibition style vibes). They serve some food as well and even welcomed my party with complimentary champagne for a birthday we were celebrating. Check them out ASAP if you're a cocktail fanatic like me! Hands down one of the best craft cocktail bars I've visited!“

4.3 Superb240 Reviews
Trivoli Tavern American • $$$
114 N Green St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Flourless Molten Chocolate Cake
Steak Frites 10oz with Fries
Tavern Dry Aged Burger
Baby Artichoke Gratin
Crispy Fried Chicken
Spicy Vodka Rigatoni
Spaghetti Bolognese
Lobster Mac & Cheese
Tavern Wedge Salad
Pigs in a Blanket

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

4.5 Superb554 Reviews


Oriole Fine Dining
661 W Walnut St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Kitchen Table
Chamomile Tea
Tasting Menu

“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 Superb87 Reviews
Cellar Door Provisions Wine Bar • $$$
3025 W Diversey Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Watermelon
Beef Tartare

“Exceptional atmosphere! The live kitchen makes you feel as a part of a Bear episode with the chef plating and commanding “hands”. I tried the pana cotta. Overall I was surprised by the texture and olive oil addition made it feel more like a dip than a dessert.“

3.7 Good40 Reviews


Daisies Pasta Shops • $$$
2375 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Polenta Waffle w Sour Cherry Pork Lardo Black Walnut Syrup
Delicious GF Chocolate Chip Cookies
Onion Dip w Ridged Potato Chips
Mushroom Ragu Pappardelle
Shaved Brussels Sprouts
Raspberry Pretzel Pie
Daisies Mushroom Ragu
Black Truffle Ravioli
Winter Squash Salad
Sweet Pea Toast

“Great variety and unique flavors. Great vibe.“

4.3 Superb170 Reviews
Armitage Alehouse American • $$$
1000 W Armitage Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Délice De Bourgogne & Truffle Honey
Flourless Molten Chocolate Cake
English-Cut Prime Rib Sandwich
Half Dozen East Coast Oysters
Wagyu Beef Burger and Fries
Chicken Breast Tikka Masala
Steak and Anchovy Tartare
Heritage Chicken Pot Pie
Peppercorn Steak Frites
Double Cut Lamb Chops

“Went for brunch today, the food was so good. I had three Boozy Masala Chai drinks, which was just yum! Been there numerous times for dinner as well. Highly recommend. I come in from Oswego to eat there.“

4.7 Superb173 Reviews
Ever Restaurant American
1340 W Fulton St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

King Crab and Caviar
Dessert of Brownie
White Asparagus
Truffle Trumpet
Black Truffle
Wine Pairing
Panna Cotta
Wagyu Beef
Wagyu Steak

“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
Community Tavern American • $$
4038 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Community Double Cheeseburger
Mushroom Butter Dumplings
Cocktails and Mocktail
Short Rib Dumplings
Crispy Rice Noodles
Community Bibimbap
Green Papaya Salad
Layer Coconut Cake
Scallion Pancakes
Duck a L'Orange

“A not so hidden gem as of late now that reviews are catching up with the imaginative menu and exceptional dining experience Community Tavern has been consistently providing over the past several years. Menu is full of unique dishes… elevated dumpling and noodles are a signature. Beautifully plated and generous- but not overly. Cocktail menu is fun, with zero proof options that are spot on. Save room for baked Alaska. Oh, and ambiance is chic but allows the focus to be where it belongs. On the food. Upscale West Loop experience in modest Portage Park for a lot less and no pretense.“

4.7 Superb138 Reviews
Cindy's Rooftop American • $$$
12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Oysters on the Half Shell
Local Cheese & Charcuterie
Buttermilk Pancakes
Fried Fish Sandwich
Cindy's House Salad
Smoked Salmon Bagels
Chicken Shawarma
Grilled Octopus
Fish and Chips
Avocado Toast

“We ordered the seasonal quiche which came with a small salad, which was refreshing. The quiche was not bad. The avocado toast had a touch of pesto sauce, adding a nice flavor, though I would have preferred a slightly larger portion for the $20 price. Had to pay extra 8 dollars if you wanted eggs on side. The coffee was alright, but I've had better. The service was very good, our waiter was efficient and the view and location were excellent. Seating was only for 1hr and 30mins which I felt is kinda rush esp when you are paying more than usual for a breakfast and if might be not enough time to catch up with friends.“

4.4 Superb329 Reviews
The Duck Inn American • $$$
2701 S Eleanor St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Duck Fat Fries with Bloody Mary Ketchup and Hoppy Mayo
Rotisserie Duck with Foie Gras
Rotisserie Duck Hash
Fried Cheese Curds
Brussels Sprouts
Duck Fat Hot Dog
Chocolate Beignet
Grilled Octopus
Duck Fat Dog
Duck Inn Dog

“Amazing food here! Sticky bun with cream cheese frosting? And cheese curds fried on duck fat?!? Hell yes!“

4.6 Superb166 Reviews


The VIG American • $$
1527 N Wells St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Fresh Cut Sweet Potato Fries
Mozzerella Stuffed Meatball
Pimento Mac N’ Cheese
Fresh Cut French Fries
Moroccan Turkey Burger
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Skillet Cinnamon Roll
Lobster Deviled Eggs
Smoked Salmon Board
Chicken & Waffles

“The food was great. The wait staff was courteous and professional.“

4.4 Superb264 Reviews


Gather American • $$$
4539 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Gather Brussels Sprouts
Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Crispy Cauliflower
Whipped Ricotta
Pork Shoulder
Steak Tartare
Half Chicken
Uovo Raviolo
Cured Salmon

“Went here recently with my spouse. Our server, Connor was fantastic! He was helpful in answering our questions on the menu and had a friendly demeanor. We ordered the cauliflower dish, the tofu dish, and a few non alcoholic "refreshers." We loved our drinks and the cauliflower dish was excellent! I would definitely come back and dine again“

4.7 Superb113 Reviews
The Dawson American • $$
730 W Grand Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Wood-Fired Oysters Chicken-Fried Lobster
Wisconsin Cheese Curds
Chicken Fried Lobster
Sticky Duck Wings
The Dawson Burger
Mac & Cheese
Bacon Flight
Lamb Shank

“Enjoyed the Christmas pop-up, very festive and the food is fantastic!“

4.4 Superb220 Reviews
Gilt Bar American • $$$
230 W Kinzie St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Steak Tartare a Must Have with Calabrian Chili
Vodka Rigatoni It's Al Dente
Truffle Mozzarella Sticks
French Fried Potatoes
Prime Rib French Dip
Chocolate Cream Pie
Spicy Vodka Rigatoni
Roasted Bone Marrow
Wagyu Cheeseburger
Meatball with Sauce

“Stopped by for HappyHour. The Teeny Martinis were lovely. Beautiful decor and the food was delicious“

4.5 Superb159 Reviews
Parson's Chicken & Fish Chicken • $$
2435 N Halsted St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

1 4 Dark Fried Amish Chicken Plus Hush Puppies
Chicken & Waffle & Hush Puppies
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Fry Fish French Fries
Hot Chicken Sandwich
Hot Chicken Nuggets
Popcorn Chicken
Bang Bang Pie
Buffalo Sauce
Shrimp Basket

“Do you love pickles? Forget about pickle fest in Wrigleyville. Come to Parson’s for the pickle spritz and other pickle themed drinks. Also definitely get the hot chicken or fish sand-which.

Vegetarian options: Non chicken sandwich available“

4.1 Good78 Reviews
Schwa Restaurant New American
1466 N Ashland Ave, Chicago

“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
Girl & The Goat New American • $$$
809 W Randolph St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Pan Fried Shishito Peppers
Wood Oven Roasted Pig Face
Caramel Corn & Malt Balls
Grilled Prime Skirt Steak
Sticky Glazed Pork Shank
Hazelnut Praline Sundae
Crispy Beef Short Ribs
Pinn Oaks Lamb Tartare
Seared Diver Scallops
Pickled Pepper Relish

“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 Superb1174 Reviews
Parson's Chicken & Fish Chicken • $
2952 W Armitage Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Cream Cheese Hush Puppies
Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Hot Chicken Sandwich
Chicken and Waffle
Fish and Chips
Bang Bang Pie
French Fries
Mac & Cheese
Fish Sandwich
Fish Fry

“Parsons is my absolute favorite place to go in the summer to sit outside with the dog, have some great frozen drinks and some yummy food. Sitting outside is like a huge barbecue, the awkward family reunion type. Super chill vibe, lots of people just having a good time and enjoying the sun. The fried chicken sandwich, fish sandwich, and hush puppies are amazing. If you have better restraint than I do and can eat your food slowly like a normal human being, he won’t leave feeling like you need a nap. Highly recommend the hush puppies she just wishes he could sit on the bench and drool closer to us“

4 Good95 Reviews
EL ideas American
2419 W 14th St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Smoked Paprika Glazed Octopus
Korean Style Duo of Beef
French Fries and Frosty
Seared Foie Gras
Duo of Scallop
Pork Collar

“Amazing food. Great atmosphere. What more can be said?“

4.6 Superb74 Reviews
The Lakefront Restaurant at Theater on the Lake American • $$
2401 N DuSable Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Fresno Pepper Deviled Eggs
Old Bay Shrimp Ceviche
Guijillo Chicken Salad
French Dip Sandwich
Chicken Tinga Tacos
Fish and Chips
Side of Elote
Key Lime Pie
Cheese Plate
Shrimp Roll

“Stopped by for a brunch date with my husband. We had bottomless mimosas which was a great option. The breakfast nachos and churro French toast were both very good. The views were beautiful and you can’t heat that. Service was a tad slow but overall a good experience and would come back!“

4.5 Superb87 Reviews
The Publican American • $$$
837 W Fulton Market, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Oysters on the Half Shell
Half Charcuterie Plate
Barbecued Carrots
Spicy Pork Rinds
Beef Fat Frites
Pork Belly Hash
Butchers Steak
French Fries
Half Chicken
Side of Bacon

“I will never not recommend The Publican to anyone. To me, the restaurant feels like a family gathering where all are welcome. And you're in for some incredible food and drinks. The staff is incredible and very welcoming/accommodating/engaging which adds to that feeling of “I belong here”. 100/10.“

4.1 Good190 Reviews
3 Arts Club Cafe at RH Chicago Cafe • $$
1300 N Dearborn St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Avocado Toast Charred Sourdough Roasted Tomatoes Farm Egg
Avocado Toast with a Side of Mushrooms
Shaved Ribeye on Charred Garlic Bread
House-Made Chocolate Chip Cookies
Shaved Prime Rib French Dip
Lobster Roll Drawn Butter
Truffled Grilled Cheese
Lobster Roll Truffle
Smoked Salmon Platter
Simple Green Salad

“I thought it was a wonderful experience. I was seated right next to the fountain and I had an incredible time. I'd also say the wait time was incredibly brief; I was in and out within an hour and well fed. I had the RH Burger, Sweet potato fries, regular fries, and the lobster roll. All came out to $99 pre tip. I would say the burger is a top 3 burger in all of Chicago, rivaling that of Au Cheval. I would recommend coming back here as much as possible, if possible.“

4.4 Superb668 Reviews
Cherry Circle Room American
12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Crock of French Onion Soup
Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
Grilled Lamb Merguez
Cherry Circle Room
Fried Chicken
Eggs Benedict
Steak Frites
Beet Salad
Baked Eggs

“Great food, amazing atmosphere, kind/prompt service. I’m so glad this was our choice for breakfast.“

4.2 Good110 Reviews
Cafe Robey American • $$
1600 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Breakfast Sandwich
Biscuits and Gravy
Breakfast Plate
Breakfast Salad
Shrimp and Grits
Roasted Chicken
Avocado Toast
Robey Benedict
Eggs Benedict
Banana Bread

“Delicious! Everyone was friendly, and it had a great ambiance.“

4.2 Good108 Reviews
The Whale New American • $$
2427 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Fried Chicken with Pimento Mac N’ Cheese
Buffalo Fried Cauliflower
Pimento Mac N Cheese
Baltimore Crab Rolls
Sicilian Crab Cakes
Tempura Rock Shrimp
Buffalo Cauliflower
Lobster & Waffles
Chicken & Waffles
The Whale Burger

“my best friend and I just had the BEST experience at the whale! Our waitress taylor was incredible and the manager (so sorry but we never got his name because he was just being so nice to us) was incredible as well. We will definitely return with friends and recommend anyone to try it out! classy, but not snobby, cool decor, warm kind and accommodating staff, and great food and cocktails are just the cherry on top! try the carrot cake after your meal :) Thank you again to taylor and the manager again <3“

4.6 Superb220 Reviews
Little Bad Wolf New American • $$
1541 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Steak Taco with White Corn Tortillas Poblano Relish Salsa Roja and Lime Crema
Duck Bao Shrimp Bao Pork Bao
Wolf Burger and Fries
Chips Guacamole Salsa
Half Fried Chicken
Deep Fried Avocado
Jumbo Fried Shrimp
Charcuterie Board
Burger with Fries
Jumbo Crab Cake

“The food, the cocktails, and the service were all amazing. Kyle, was wonderful!“

4.5 Superb295 Reviews
Mable's Table American • $$$
1655 W Cortland St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Mae’S Famous Meatballs
Truffle Risotto
Charred Octopus
Mac and Cheese
Coconut Shrimp
Giant Meatball
Crispy Salmon
Key Lime Pie

“Some of the best grilled seafood in the city and that's saying something. Top 2 in the city along with Dees" IMO. Very seasoned without being salty. My guess is garlic. Crabs are my go-to. The corn, potatoes, and turkey necks are all tasty too.“

4.4 Superb59 Reviews
Swift & Sons Steak House
1000 W Fulton Market, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Oysters East & West Coast
Steak Tartare Tartine
Dry Aged Ribeye Steak
Pan Roasted Scallops
Crispy Rock Shrimp
French Onion Soup
Mashed Potatoes
Dessert Truffles
Bone-In Ribeye
Beef Wellington

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

4.4 Superb470 Reviews
Daley's Restaurant American • $
6257 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Wings with Eggs & Grits
Sausage Link & Egg Sandwich
Belgian Waffle French Toast
Chicken Wings Dinner
Chicken and Waffles
Corned Beef Skillet
Southside Skillet
Salmon Croquettes
Homemade Biscuits
Chicken N Waffles

“OMG!!! This place is the bomb, the inside of the restaurant is gorgeous, the customer service is phenomenal and the food is fantastic. I highly recommend this place if you are looking for some delicious soul food. I love the dressing, baked chicken, sweet potatoes and muffins. The portions are good, I had enough left over to take some home for a late night snack. Our hostess Ms. Lyn has outstanding service she made sure that my glass was full at all times and that I had everything that I needed. Her smile can light up a room, keep doing a great job and we will see you again very soon. If you have not been here RUUUUUUN‼️“

4.1 Good131 Reviews
Parlay Lincoln Park Sports Bar • $$
950 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Honey BBQ Wings
Chicken Wings

“There is no where else in Chicago I would rather watch a game with my friends at! Parlay truly has it all, wonderful food and drinks, fantastic service always willing to accommodate anything! You will be doing yourself an absolute disservice by going anywhere else. Thankful for Parlay opening and all the good times it has provided.“

4.8 Superb129 Reviews
Lula Cafe New American • $$
2537 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Buttermilk Pancakes or Brioche French Toast
The Royale Lula Breakfast Sandwich Series
Rushing Waters Smoked Trout Scramble
Gunthorp Farm Pan Roasted Chicken
Classic Lula Breakfast Burrito
Lula '99 Turkey Sandwich
Two Eggs Any Style
Chickpea Frites
French Omelette
Scrambled Eggs

“i am so grateful for such a wonderful evening at lula cafe! i went with a friend last night and the service, the food, and the atmosphere truly were all five stars. the staff were just so lovely, it felt as if i'd been coming for years and was a cherished regular. we started with the baked feta and it actually came with more than enough delicious sourdough to enjoy it with. you ever notice how a lot of places will give you something delicious to dip, but you run out of something to eat it with? haha clearly lula cafe wants you to just eat and have fun - they take care of the rest. my main was delicious and the ricotta ice cream with chocolate and cherries? i could have eaten a litre. thanks again!!“

4.5 Superb276 Reviews
Little Corner Restaurant American • $
5937 N Broadway, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Pancakes with Maple Syrup & Bacon
Egg Bacon Cheese Bagel
Biscuits and Gravy
Hash Browns
Two Eggs

“One of my favourite breakfast spot! They have grits!!“

4.4 Superb55 Reviews
Lou Mitchell's Breakfast • $
565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Thick French Toast with Fresh Pure Whipped Butter and Maple Syrup
Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Fresh Pure Whipped Butter and Maple Syrup
Waffles & Wings with Fresh Pure Whipped Butter and Maple Syrup
Belgium Malted Pecan and Bacon Waffle
Malted Belgium Bacon Pecan Waffle
Vegetable Omelette with Potatoes
Mitchell's Club House Sandwich
Complimentary Doughnut Hole
Two Eggs with Sausage Links
Grilled Thion French Toast

“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
Chef Art Smith’s Reunion American • $$
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

Fried Chicken with Hot Sauce by Chef Art Smith
Goat Cheese Buttermilk Drop Biscuits
Chef Art's Famous Fried Chicken
Braised Southern Greens
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Shrimp & Grits Entree
Pimento Cheese Grits
Pimento Hush Puppies
Fried Green Tomatoes
Braised Short Ribs

“Nice casual restaurant with great food“

3.9 Good461 Reviews
Ada Street Gastropubs • $$$
1664 N Ada St, Chicago

Customers` Favorites

60-Day Dry Aged Steak
Thai Beef Carpaccio
Mafaldine Bolognese
Wagyu Hanger Steak
Lamb Ribchar Siu
Parisian Gnocchi
Seared Scallops
Roasted Carrots
Steak Tartare

“Ada Street was a phenomenal Chicago restaurant experience. My friends and I had a last minute cancellation that we decided to turn into a walk-in later that evening. Deliste the late hour, the chef, hostesses, and bartenders greeted us warmly and treated us with hospitable warmth. The food was diverse in palette and flavor, but cohesive. It never tasted as if it had sat under a warmer for any time, and it as cooled to perfected. The doughnuts was the sleeper dish, closer to a churro, but in a good way. 10/10 recommend.“

4.6 Superb165 Reviews