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 Nana’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

Doc B's

A great spot offering seasonal American comfort food in modern & spacious surroundings

Hampton Social

This trendy spot evokes an East Coast sense of style and atmosphere in every aspect

Harry Caray's 7th inning Stretch

This clubby restaurant and bar pays homage to Chicago’s sports teams and their players

Timothy O'Tooles

Long-standing subterranean Gastro-pub with classic dishes and an extensive beer list

tortoise club

A modern American supper club with live jazz on the weekends

weber grill

Serving delicious American fare grilled over charcoal on authentic Weber Kettles

Asian

sunda

A trendy spot for creative Asian fusion fare, sushi and specialty cocktails in a chic modern space

Le Colonial

A celebration of the seductive spirit and vivid flavors of 1920’s French Colonial Southeast Asia 

DAO

Authentic Thai cuisine utilizing the freshest ingredients set in a dramatic and relaxing decor

Mirai sushi

Just off the Mag Mile sits this trendy spot from a pioneering force in Japanese cuisine

silver spoon

A casual spot that serves classic Thai dishes in a simple setting with great prices

Star of Siam

Offering celebrated Thai cuisine in a relaxed and comfortable environment for over 30 years

BBQ

Carson's

Long-standing steakhouse serving slow-smoked American barbecue like its signature babyback ribs

Weber Gill

Serving delicious American fare grilled over charcoal on authentic Weber Kettles

Bub city

A destination for BBQ, whiskey and live country music, this little slice of the South really shines

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Jake Melnick's

Classic BBQ fare plus lots of brews & keg cocktails in a laid-back, sports-pub setting

Breakfast

Meli Café Chicago Breakfast/Brunch Dining Restaurant

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This neighborhood cafe features farm-to-table dishes and legendary homemade marmalade

Yolk

A fresh and creative approach to breakfast and lunch in an urban, upscale setting

Wildberry

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

Egg Harbor

Serving up creative breakfast, brunch and lunch options sourced from locally-owned farms

Brewpub/Beer Centric

Crushed By Giants

A new brewpub situated directly on the Magnificent Mile that specializes in IPA’s

Hopsmith

This lively restaurant boasts over 30 draft beers and 75 can selections alongside delicious pub fare

Rock Bottom Brewery

House made beers & upscale pub food & American dishes in a lively and welcoming environment

Timothy O'Toole's

Long-standing subterranean Gastro-pub with classic dishes and an extensive beer list

D4

This trendy spot brings a bit of Ireland, and a whole lot of beers to the Windy City

Centennial

Boasting over 36 rotating draft beers along with a variety of fresh food options

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap

BBQ & bar fare plus lots of brews & keg cocktails in a laid-back, sports-pub setting

Lizzie McNeill's

A laid back riverside Irish tavern with an extensive beer list and solid pub fare

Burger

Jake Melnick's

A favorite hangout for great burgers, brews & keg cocktails in a laid back, sports-pub setting

Billy Goat Tavern

Situated below Michigan Avenue is where you will find Chicago’s original famous burger

Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch

This modern sports bar pays homage to Chicago’s sports teams and their legendary players

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Timothy O'Toole's

Long-standing subterranean Gastro-pub that is home to the Big Timmy Challenge

Coffee/Donuts

Edie's All Day cafe

An up-scale, fast casual cafe, bar and community space for guests to gather from early to late

Cafecito

Sit back, relax and take in the sounds and aromas of Latin American coffee

Stan's donuts

Stylish spot just off the Mag-Mile with gourmet donuts, hot coffee & cold brew on tap

Starbuck's Roastery

The world’s largest Starbucks combines the art and craft of coffee in an immersive environment

Big Shoulders Coffee

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

Do-Rite Donuts

Locally owned and operated and serving handcrafted Dark Matter Coffee

Family

American Girl Café

Offering dishes that appeal to little girls and grownups alike – plus special seats just for doll friends

Gino's East

Family-owned and operated for over 50 years this is deep-dish at its very best. Bring Sharpies

Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch

This modern restaurant pays homage to Chicago’s sports teams and their players

Portillos Chicago Restaurant

portillo's

Providing locals and visitors alike quick serve burgers, hot-dogs, ribs and pasta for over 50 years

JoJo's Milk Bar Chicago restaurant

jojo's shake Bar

Decadent cafe with whimsical decor for loaded shakes, cookie flights, frozen bars & cocktails.

Sugar factory

Instagram friendly spot with classic American fare and splurge worthy desserts

French

Bistronomic

Enjoy modern cuisine rooted in French culture that showcases ingredients from Midwest farms

Le Colonial

Upscale French-Vietnamese fare in a glamorous space overlooking trendy Oak Street

Les Nomades

High-end French cuisine & a highly regarded wine list in a flower-filled brownstone

marchesa

The art-filled dining room is the perfect environment for the rich, layered flavors of French cuisine

Indian

Chicago Indian Dining Restaurant

India House

A contemporary decor is the perfect setting for Indian delicacies and a bountiful weekend buffet

Indian Garden

A culinary exploration of India’s culture and cuisine alongside an extensive buffet

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Gaylord

Northern Indian classics in a fine dining atmosphere conveniently located off the Mag-Mile

Vermillion Chicago French Dining Restaurant

Vermilion

An eclectic fusion of Indian and Latin contemporary cuisines set amidst a striking room

Irish

Fado Chicago Irish Dining Restaurant

Fado

An genuine Irish restaurant and pub and a great place to catch European football matches

D4

Named after Dublin’s tony zip code, this trendy spot brings a taste of Ireland to the Windy City

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The Kerryman

A multi-level pub featuring authentic Irish dishes served in a casual environment

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emerald loop

A locally owned, raucus Irish restaurant and tavern with plenty of TV’s and good cheer

Italian

rpm italian

Modern in approach and Italian in spirit, featuring contemporary dishes meant to be shared

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Volare

Traditional, homestyle Italian cooking in a bustling dining room with an old-world feel

victory italian

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

Rosebud

From Chicago’s Godfather of Italian spots, Alex Dana and serving up classic Italian dishes

quartino

This bustling restaurant and wine bar is noted for its distinctive small-plates menu and accessible wines 

Francesca's

Classic Italian cuisine & imported wines served in rustic yet sophisticated surroundings

Labriola

Set just off the Mag-Mile and featuring pasta  and pizza that would make Nonna proud

Mexican/Taco’s

barrio

This trendy spot offers a creative take on traditional Mexican cuisine with excellent people watching

topolobambo

Award-winning Mexican fine dining from celebrated chef Rick Bayless going on 30+ years

mercadito

Features popular Mexican dishes inspired by the eclectic flavors of Mexico’s authentic small markets

tzuco

Upscale, regional Mexican cuisine with a French flair offered in a stylish and relaxed setting

frontera grill

A more raucous interpretation of Mexican cuisine from celebrated chef Rick Bayless

Mediterranean/

Greek

the Purple Pig

Mediterranean cuisine shines at this rustic, sharable-plate spot set in the heart of the Mag-Mile

avli

Reimagined Greek food presented in a stylish space with exposed brick, high ceilings and a patio

ema

Showcasing a lighter California style of cooking with spreads, dips mezze and  small plates

Pinched on the river

A hidden gem with incredible views of the Chicago River alongside an eclectic menu

Pizza

Gino's East

Family-owned and operated for over 50 years this is deep-dish at its very best. Bring Sharpies

Giordano's

Stuffed Chicago style pizza featuring fresh ingredients from independent farmers

Parlor pizza bar

Neapolitan-inspired pizzas prepared in wood-burning Pavesi ovens 

Labriola

Award-winning deep-dish with a decadent crust from master breadmaker Rich Labriola

Robert's Pizza

Stylish pizzeria & bar offering thin-crust pies with creative toppings & global flavors

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Lou Malnati's

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

Pizzeria Uno Chicago Food

Pizzeria Uno

Literally where the whole trend started, courtesy of Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo

View/Rooftop

London House

Three chic levels of drinking & dining with indoor/outdoor seating & spectacular sweeping views

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Terrace 16

Located on the 16th floor of the Trump Hotel and offering breathtaking views of the Chicago River

Signature Room Chicago restaurant

signature room

This legendary fine-dining institution with forever views is set high atop the former John Hancock Center

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offshore

The nation’s largest rooftop venue offering panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the skyline

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io

This high energy rooftop and lounge has a retractable roof with killer views of the city and a crowd that wows

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z bar

A posh lounge for global tapas & creative cocktails, plus incredible scenic views of the Mag-Mile

Seafood

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Hugo's Frog Bar

An upscale seafood spot made famous for its crab cakes & frogs’ legs

Joe's Seafood

Classic seafood & steak fare, including signature stone crab claws

rpm seafood

A fashionable see and be seen hotspot for fresh seafood and impeccable service

Shaw's Chicago Seafood Dining Restaurant

Shaw's Crabhouse

Part fine dining, part lively oyster bar, Shaw’s hits it out of the park on both fronts

Spanish/Latin

bar ramone

Located in the heart of River North, this trendy wine bar exemplifies Spanish tapas

havana grill

Serving Latin and Cuban-American cuisine, exotic cocktails and the best mojitos in Chicago

Rosebud Prime Chicago Steakhouse Dining Restaurant

cafe iberico

For over 25 years, this festive restaurant has specialized in the regional cuisines of Spain

Purple Pig Chicago Food

the purple pig

Mediterranean cuisine shines at this shared plates spot located in the heart of the Mag-Mile

tanta

Dedicated to sharing the flavors and culture of Peru in an approachable and casual setting

Steakhouse

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bavette's

Embracing French flair without the formality while indulging in timeless steakhouse fare

Gibson's

Chicago’s classic Steakhouse that comes with a generous side of people-watching

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Rosebud Steakhouse

A rare steakhouse, well done set within a clubby comfortable setting

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Gene & Georgetti's

Family owned and operated for over 75 years, this is the grandfather of Chicago steakhouses

Chicago chop house

Old school Chicago decor meets large, expertly prepared steaks and drinks in an historic row-house

kinzie chophouse

A woman-owned neighborhood favorite for 30 years serving select cuts and generous pours

harry caray's

This Italian steakhouse pays homage to the legendary sportscaster 

Joe's Seafood

Hand-carved prime cuts from master butchers alongside an extensive seafood list

Sushi

mirai Sushi

Just off the Mag Mile sits this trendy spot from a pioneering force in Japanese cuisine

Sunda Chicago Dining Restaurant

sunda

A trendy spot for creative Asian fusion fare, sushi and specialty cocktails in a chic modern space

Niu Fusion

Sushi, noodles & other Asian dishes served in a minimalist yet luxurious setting

sushi san

Expert sushi and binchotan meats with a side of old-school hip-hop and ice-cold beer

roka akor

Providing diners with innovative, contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine in a stylish room

Ramen-San

Master Sushi Chef Kaze Chan prepares delightful Maki alongside world-class ramen

Vegetarian

chicago raw

Offering a wide variety of freshly prepared items that will nourish your body and inspire your soul

althea

A stylish spot inside Saks Fifth Avenue serving healthy chef-driven vegan fare