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Named "Best Restaurant in America," Alinea is a four-star restaurant with hypermodern dishes created by Chef Grant Achatz, who was named Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation. Alinea is known for its tasting menu, where every ingredient is a thoughtfully considered culinary delight that provides for a truly out-of-this-world experience.
Girl & the Goat
With dishes named Fat Bread and Crispy Pig Face, celebrity chef Stephanie Izard injects “rustic, with a bit of badass" (her term) into Chicago’s dining scene with this buzz-worthy hotspot in the West Loop. Girl & the Goat sits smack dab in the Randolph Restaurant Corridor, but the location is still gritty enough to appeal to the chef’s integrity.
Since opening to great fanfare in 1984, Spiaggia has set the tone for Italian fine dining in Chicago and in the United States. A favorite Michigan Avenue restaurant of critics and patrons alike, this timeless four-star restaurant celebrates the cuisine of Chef/Partner Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef Sarah Grueneberg, who creates luxurious, world-class Italian cuisine showcasing the finest ingredients presented with simple elegance. The award-winning wine list, impeccable service, spectacular view and sophisticated, contemporary setting contribute to Spiaggia's universal regard as a premier, authentic Italian dining destination.
Located in the West Loop neighborhood, the cedar-lined dining room is as rustic as the menu. With seasonal menus that include sharable choices, they also have a cheese cave with a collection of artisan cheeses from Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.
The "staggering beer list" and creative, Belgian-focused menu has made the Hopleaf a destination restaurant. A favorite of the neighborhood and beyond, you can expect Hopleaf to always be hoping.
Sixteen at the Trump International Hotel & Tower
Sixteen, Trump's signature restaurant located on the 16th floor, features a superbly crafted menu of eclectic cuisine and seasonal ingredients. With renowned Australian chef Frank Brunacci at the helm, Sixteen promises an exceptional dining experience matched by equally exceptional views. The 30-foot floor-to-ceiling windows frame spectacular vistas of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and the Wrigley Clock Tower. Al fresco dining on the outdoor wrap terrace offers a closer look, showcasing Chicago's historic architectural landmarks and stunning skyline. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Just "Topolo" – that’s what people-in-the-know call it. Frontera Grill’s sister restaurant, Topolobampo, shares the front door and bar. But then the sister flaunts her own. If Frontera rocks and claps, Topolo slinks. She is the quiet, sleek, classy sister. And she invites you into an elegant Mexican fantasy world and to dress up a notch for its incomparable, authentic, regional flavors.
Balena features Italian-inspired cuisine, sourced from Midwest farms by Executive Chef/Partner Chris Pandel. It offers artisanal brick-oven pizzas, hand-made pastas and spit-roasted meats, fish and vegetables prepared in a wood-fired oven and grill on the savory menu; while twists on Italian classics are the crux of the dessert program.
Located on the Magnificent Mile, The Purple Pig is a collaboration of Chefs Scott Harris of Mia Francesca, Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia, Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr. of Heaven on Seven. Featuring homemade charcuterie, cheeses and classic Mediterranean fare plus an extensive yet accessible wine list.
Situated within the grounds of Lincoln Park, at the edge of a pond overlooking Chicago's dramatic skyline, North Pond can easily claim the city's loveliest setting. The structure that houses North Pond was originally built in 1912 as a warming shelter for ice skaters, and has been redesigned according to the Arts and Crafts tradition. Chef Bruce Sherman holds true to the Arts and Crafts ideal in the culinary philosophy of North Pond restaurant. Drawing inspiration from the local market, he utilizes exceptional ingredients at the height of their season. Whenever possible, Chef Sherman supports small local farmers and treats their products with respect in his kitchen. The path from earth to plate remains clear and his cuisine reflects the décor of the dining room - complex layers of subtle craft beneath a simple decorative style. Reservations recommended.
Built from an 1890 print shop, Sepia features a seasonal menu that showcases pristine natural ingredients, organic and sustainable when available. Chef Andrew Zimmerman pairs a rustic, farm-fresh mantra with traditional culinary techniques.
Mercat a la Planxa
Take a culinary tour of Barcelona right on Michigan Avenue at Mercat a la Planxa, where Catalan inspired cocktails and cuisine comes to life. Mercat features extraordinary tapas, cut to order charcuterie and cheeses, fresh seafood, chops and steaks.
At the Lobby in the world renown Peninsula hotel, guests can enjoy a spectacular dining experience from a five star restaurant while relishing in the opulence and majesty of the space. Traditional afternoon tea is also served daily, while the weekend offers a scrumptious brunch accompanied by a string quartet.
A modern seafood restaurant that offers elegant seafood dishes made with ingredients provided by global artisanal purveyors.
The Green Zebra, in Chicago, is a contemporary vegetarian restaurant that caters to a hip crowd with its imaginative seasonal cuisine. The organic and modern design match the seasonal ingredients at this upscale award-winning veggie-focused restaurant.
An homage to beer, pork and oysters, The Publican's eclectic menu is inspired by simple farmhouse fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall. Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Brian Huston have developed a network of purveyors to supply the restaurant with hand-selected, sustainably-harvested fish and seafood as well as sustainably-raised heirloom pork to anchor a rustic menu of simple, eclectic fare. The extensive international beer list, developed by partners Eduard Seitan and Terry Alexander, features 100 or so ales, lagers, stouts and ciders by the bottle, 12 of those available on tap. The Publican is a design partnership from the James Beard Award-winning team of Thomas Schlesser and partner Donnie Madia.
Gemini Bistro serves up exceptional food. It’s been named one of Chicago Magazine's "Best New Restaurants" of 2009, awarded 3 Stars from Chicago Tribune food critic Phil Vettel, and has been the recipient of the coveted Michelin Bib-Gourmand distinction three years running. Combined with the location in a classic 1919 flatiron building, Gemini Bistro truly is Lincoln Park’s "neighborhood gem." Stop and see for yourself, why this restaurant is in another stratosphere, from the rest.
Riccardo Trattoria is a restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine that has received great reviews from The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Magazine and Bib Gourmand.
Autre Monde Cafe is a neighborhood restaurant celebrating all things Mediterranean with a fresh, seasonal menu, old world focused wine list showcasing the best organic & artisan producers as well as cocktail program inspired by small batch spirits, fresh juices and old school techniques.
Pump Room at PUBLIC Chicago
The Pump Room restaurant offers reasonably priced, delicious favorites in a relaxed, comfortable, and exciting environment. The new food concept was created by world-renowned chef and 2011 James Beard award winner Jean-Georges Vongerichten. He will support local purveyors, regional flavors and offer a “farm to table” experience. At night, the restaurant's bar transforms into a supper club recapturing the glamour of the 30's and 40's with a modern twist.
Lula Café is the founding member of the nationally recognized Logan Square culinary community and a celebrated forerunner of the ‘farm to table’ movement in Chicago. With self taught chefs and a willingness to cook against categorization, the menu at Lula has grown into a kind of humble maturity, risky but grounded. Stop in for all occasions; to read a book at the bar with a glass of wine, to celebrate birthdays and first dates, to taste through the seasons, to brunch with friends after a night out. Anything is possible, here at Lula.
Paul Virant offers his seasonal contemporary American cuisine at this establishment nestled into the Chicago suburb of Western Springs. The chef’s mentor’s range from Alice Waters to Jacques Pépin, while his inspiration is drawn from the rustic Illinois farms that surround him to pickling techniques passed down from both his grandmothers.
CITY: Western Springs
Marion Street Cheese Market
Marion Street Cheese Market in Oak Park celebrates culinary creativity every day. Stop in for upscale casual dining in the Bistro or on the outdoor patio. Visit the Market for the finest selections of classic and unusual artisan and farmstead cheeses, charcuterie, gourmet goodies, wines, beers, spirits, and more.
CITY: Oak Park
Au Cheval is not your typical greasy spoon diner. It's house-made foods, creative interpretations on classic dishes and a comfortable, easy-going atmosphere - it's big cozy eats. Playful takes on old-school favorites like a fried bologna sandwich, or a pork porterhouse; all made to order right before your eyes in the open kitchen. At the bar, 30+ international beers are on tap, specialty cocktails and a rockin' wine list make Au Cheval an inviting place to kick back.