Chicago might be referred to as the Second City, but when it comes to our culinary scene we are second to none! From dry-aged prime beef and masterfully prepared sushi to spicy Thai curries and Nonna’s Italian Sunday gravy, the city’s restaurant community is eager to share our Midwestern hospitality and help you experience Chicago like a local.

American

chicago restaurant the dearborn

the dearborn

This Loop stand-out is known for its classic American fare and gracious hospitality

chicago french market exterior

the french market

Head to this unique market featuring 16 vendors with international cuisines 

Chicago restaurant eleven city diner

eleven city diner

A classic old-school Jewish diner that features an extensive menu that would make Grandma proud

Chicago american restaurant millers pub

weather mark tavern

This nautical-themed eatery in the South Loop is a hit with locals in search of great food and drinks

chicago island party hut cocktail

island party hut

This tiki-themed getaway is the perfect spot on the Riverwalk for cold drinks and island grub

Chicago american restaurant millers pub

millers Pub

Family-owned for over 70 years, hungry locals looking for great food and drinks know this spot never disappoints

Asian

Amarit Chicago American Dining Restaurant

Amarit

A fusion of Thai dishes and Asian cuisine make this quaint South Loop spot really shine

Minghin Chicago Asian Dining Restaurant

Minghin

Set in a dazzling contemporary decor with traditional Cantonese dishes as well as dim sum

BBQ/Burgers

chicago bbq restaurant green street smoked meats

safehouse

This spy-themed spot just off the Mag-Mile is home to the MOAB – Mother of all Burgers

Billy Goat Tavern Chicago BBQ/Burger Dining Restaurant

Billy Goat Tavern

The Curse might be broken but the Goat still offers it’s famous burgers and chips

chicago bbq restaurant green street smoked meats

green street smoked meats

A West Loop favorite serving award-winning Texas-style BBQ

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au cheval

Considered the gold-standard of Chicago burgers, this place has the lines to prove it

Breakfast/Brunch

Wildberry Chicago Breakfast/Brunch Dining Restaurant

eleven city diner

This classic old-school Jewish deli features an extensive all-day breakfast menu

Goddess Baker Chicago Breakfast/Brunch Dining Restaurant

Lips

Head to the South Loop for a divine and dragalicious Sunday Gospel Brunch

Wildberry Chicago Breakfast/Brunch Dining Restaurant

Wildberry

Pancakes & other big portions of American eats draw hungry folks to this breakfast-lunch cafe

Eggys Chicago Breakfast/Brunch Dining Restaurant

Wishbone

Providing guests Southern inspired dishes with a Cajun spin served in a relaxed setting

Brewpub/

Beer Centric

Haymarket Chicago Brewery

haymarket

This rustic brewpub offers creative American fare alongside a rotating selection of craft beer

Cruz Blanca Chicago Brewery

cruz blanca

A small-batch brewery focused on ModMex beers and innovative South of the border cuisine

Monk's Pub Chicago Beer Dining Restaurant

Monk's Pub

This hidden gem under the “L” tracks boasts a thoughtfully curated selection of beers

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moody tongue brewing

This brewery also features truly elevated seasonal cuisine in a dramatic space

Coffee/Donuts

Stans Donuts Chicago Coffee Dining Restaurant

Stan's Donuts

Stylish contemporary spot supplying gourmet donuts, hot coffee & cold brew on tap

Hero Coffee Chicago Coffee Dining Restaurant

Hero Coffee

This iconic instagrammable location is easy to miss, but it’s worth the search as their coffee really hits the mark

intelligentsia

Thoughtfully sourced, freshly roasted and proudly poured this chain was founded in Chicago

Hero Coffee Chicago Coffee Dining Restaurant

big shoulders Coffee

Fresh roasted, no-nonsense artisan coffee with a culture that mirrors Chicago

Family

Wildberry Chicago American Family Dining Restaurant

safehouse

Set just off the Mag-Mile, this interactive spot is perfect for hungry agents on a mission for family fun and tasty food

The Gage Chicago Family Dining Restaurant

eleven city diner

This classic Jewish deli features mammoth portions and an in-house soda fountain

chicago restaurant gino's east south loop pizza pull

Gino's east

Family owned and operated for over 50 years this is deep-dish at it’s very best 

Indian

Vermillion Chicago Indian Dining Restaurant

Chicago curry House

Serving authentic and delicious Indian and Nepalese cuisine in an elegant setting

Vermillion Chicago Indian Dining Restaurant

Nepal house

This Nepalese and Indian fine-dining spot on South Michigan Avenue uses the freshest ingredients possible

Irish

chicago restaurant kitty osheas table shot

kitty o'sheas

An old-school Irish Pub with farm-to-fork and tap-to-pint favorites along with an extensive whiskey menu

The Gage Chicago Irish Dining Restaurant

The Gage

A quintessential Irish gastropub known for its rustic yet refined fare, and stellar service

Italian

Gibson's Italia Chicago Italian Dining Restaurant

formento's

This Fulton Market hot-spot features dishes steeped from traditional family recipes – Nonna would be proud!

carlucci

Legendary restaurateur Joe Carlucci’s newest spot is a favorite with locals looking for spot-on Italian cuisine

Italian Village

Three restaurants under one roof, each with its own chef, menu and unique ambiance 

Bella Bacino's Chicago Italian Dining Restaurant

Victory Tap

Be sure to order Proprietor/Chef Joe Farina’s famous, award-winning “Mama’s Meatballs”

Mexican/Taco’s

Broken English Chicago Mexican/Tacos Dining Restaurant

Broken English

 A unique take on Mexican street-style tacos, with eclectic music, and vivid artwork created by local talent

Mediterranean/

Greek

Avec Chicago Greek/Mediterranean Dining Restaurant

Avec

This shared-plates Mediterranean spot continues to be a favorite haunt with the locals

Greek Islands Chicago Greek/Mediterranean Dining Restaurant

Greek Islands

Located in the heart of Greektown, this dramatic spot serves up authentic Greek cuisine

chicago restaurant athena

athena

This Greektown favorite features delicious classics and great city views from the patio

Nepalese

Avec Chicago Greek/Mediterranean Dining Restaurant

nepal house

This Nepalese and Indian fine-dining spot on South Michigan Avenue uses the freshest ingredients possible

Greek Islands Chicago Greek/Mediterranean Dining Restaurant

chicago curry house

Serving authentic and delicious Indian and Nepalese cuisine in an elegant setting

Pizza

Bella Bacino's Chicago Pizza Dining Restaurant

Lou Malnati's

Using the freshest ingredients possible is what makes their pies truly memorable

Aurelio's

Conveniently located on Michigan Avenue and offering classic thin and thick pies

Giordano's Chicago Pizza Dining Restaurant

Giordano's

Stuffed Chicago style pizza featuring fresh ingredients from independent farmers

Quick Serve/To-go

Vermillion Chicago Indian Dining Restaurant

nonna's

This fast-casual sister restaurant to Formento’s features gourmet to-go Italian sandwiches, pizza and salads 

Rooftop/View

chicago island party hut cocktail

island party hut

This tiki-themed spot on the Riverwalk is a great place to watch the tour boats go by as you sip on a boat drink and nosh on island grub 

Seafood

chicago restaurant catch 35 sea bass

catch 35

This iconic restaurant, located just steps from the theatre district features the freshest seafood in town

Fisk and Co.

A hip, modern pub serving creative fare with an emphasis on mussels, frites, oysters & craft beer

chicago restaurant cold storage

Cold Storage

Situated within it’s sister restaurant Swift and Son’s, this upscale seafood spot hits the mark

low country

Embracing the culture of Southern seafood boils in a casual backyard setting

Spanish/Latin

chicago restaurant mercat a la planxa paella

marcat a la planxa

A modern interpretation of timeless Catalan traditions 

Boleo Chicago Spanish/Latub Dining Restaurants

boleo

Latin influenced cocktails, food, and vibrant music set 15 floors above the Loop

Carnivale Chicago Mexican/Tacos Dining Restaurant

carnivale

Offering creatively-inspired Latin fusion dishes, and signature cocktails in a festive atmosphere

Steakhouse

Gibson's Italia Steakhouse Chicago Italian Dining Restaurant

Gibson's Italia

This modern and upscale Italian Steakhouse features incredible views of the Chicago  River

Prime and Provisions Chicago steakouse Dining Restaurant

Prime and Provisions

A truly awe-inspiring decor is matched only by the incredible cuts and spot-on service

Chicago Cut BBQ Burger

Chicago cut

This see and be seen favorite offer prime cuts, fresh seafood and stellar river views

BLVD Steakhouse Chicago Dining restaurant

Swift and Sons

This West Loop favorite elevates the classic steakhouse experience with a modern twist

Sushi

Hot Woks Cool Sushi Chicago Asian Dining Restaurant

amarit Thai & SUshi

A fusion of Thai dishes and Asian cuisine make this quaint South Loop spot really shine

chicago restaurant ryo sushi

ryo sushi

Conveniently located in the heart of the Loop on Jewelers Row with great rolls and maki 

Umai

Classic Japanese techniques with international flavors creates stunning bites for an eclectic crowd

Thai

Amarit Chicago American Dining Restaurant

Amarit

A fusion of Thai dishes and Asian cuisine make this quaint South Loop spot really shine

Vegetarian

wishbone

Providing guests Southern inspired dishes with a Cajun spin served in a relaxed setting

chicago Curry house

Serving Indian and Nepalese cuisine with an extensive buffet in an elegant setting