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Below are a few trusted suggestions from the Homewood Suite’s guest service staff that will help you explore the Windy City like a local.



Girl and the Goat Chicago Food

girl and the goat

Celebrity chef Stephanie Izard’s popular West Loop spot known for small plates

chicago restaurant little goat diner burger

little goat diner

Head to Randolph St. for chef Stephanie Izard’s nostalgic take on a modern diner serving elevated comfort food classics

Au Cheval, burger instagram Chicago Food

au cheval

While known for its burgers, this West Loop spot also features inventive diner cuisine and classic cocktails

chicago fine dining sepia


Celebrating seasonal, inventive and upscale cuisine with impeccable service and presentation

chicago french market ladies walking

french market

Head to this unique market featuring 16 vendors with international cuisines

green street local interior

green street local

A stylish restaurant and tavern with updated comfort food and plenty of TV’s for the games

time out market

time out market

You know this West Loop food hall will be spot on as its run by the international media outlet


chicago asian restaurant momotaro


Fine Japanese cuisine combined with traditional techniques in a contemporary setting

perilla broccoli


An inventive spot known for its Korean American cuisine and communal dining

komo omakase


A West Loop hotspot that offers Japanese dishes with a Latin flair courtesy of Chef Macku Chan

Chicago restaurant roka akor

roka akor

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

chicago restaurant dao rice


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

chicago restaurant Gyu-Kaku


This spot takes a hands-on approach where customers grill their own meats and vegetables

chicago asian restaurant Sunda Asian


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

duck duck goat peking

duck duck goat

Celebrity chef Stephanie Izard’s nod to creative Chinese fare


blackwood bbq platter

blackwood bbq

A local mini-chain with several locations throughout the city, all of which dish out solid BBQ and sides 

chicago bbq restaurant green street smoked meats

green street smoked meats

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

chicago bbq restaurant bub city

bub city

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

chicago q restaurant ribs

chicago q

Head to the Gold Coast for competition BBQ in an elegant setting


Chicago restaurant wishbone


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

Eggys Chicago Breakfast/Brunch Dining Restaurant

lou mitchell's

This iconic Loop diner has been serving hearty breakfasts & lunches since 1923

chicago restaurant yolk breakfast


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

Meli Café Chicago Breakfast/Brunch Dining Restaurant


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

corner bakery egg scramble

corner bakery

Quality quick-serve breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole family


Au Cheval, burger instagram Chicago Food

au cheval

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

chicago restaurant Portillos burger


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

chicago restaurant Portillos burger

al's beef

A true Chicago legend, make sure to get it dipped

chicago restaurant kumas corner burger

kuma's corner

The mother of specialty burger joints with a side of heavy metal

chicago restaurant the loyalist burger

the loyalist

Quite simply, one of the best burgers you can get in Chicago

five guys

five guys

A national chain featuring fresh, hand-made burgers and hand-cut fries along with complimentary peanuts

chicago restaurant Epic Burger

epic burger

Small locally owned chain featuring all-natural burgers, fries and shakes

shake shack burger

shake shack

Smashed burgers, crinkle-cut fries and decadent shakes, this place hits the spot


chicago coffee intelligentsia

gus's fried chicken

The local outpost of the national chain doing fried chicken just right

harolds chicken shack wings

harold's chicken shack

A Chicago staple for generations, its sauced chicken is sure to satisfy

do-rite chicken sandwich

do-rite donuts and chicken

This locally owned spot specializes in small-batch artisanal donuts and to-die-for chicken sandwiches


chicago restaurant athena


A Greektown favorite with delicious Mediterranean dishes in a classic setting


chicago indian restaurant rooh


A cool Indian restaurant blending progressive cuisine with gastronomic cooking techniques


chicago italian restaurant riccardo trattoria

riccardo osteria

This relative newcomer blends the traditions of Italian cooking with gracious hospitality

chicago restaurant rpm italian

rpm italian

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

chicago restaurant gibsons italia food 2

gibsons Italia

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

ala vita chicken parmegian

alla vita

The Boka Restaurant Group’s newest concept featuring a family-style menu of comfort specialties

chicago restaurant piccolo sogno veal milanese

piccolo sogno

Chef Tony Priolo’s rustic Italian spot with a hidden al-fresco garden

bar siena eggplant parmesian

bar siena

This West Loop favorite serves classic regional Italian fare alongside a buzzing bar scene

Chicago italian restaurant etta pasta


A fashionable place featuring sophisticated yet familiar dishes with a solid Italian game

chicago restaurant Adelina parmigiana


A refined spot in the heart of the Gold Coast with an engaging Italian menu from Michelin-starred chef Soo Ahn


chicago restaurant carnivale food


Step inside for a colorful and playful decor matched with exciting Latin American flavors

chicago restaurant Havana Grill

havana grill

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

cubano bros

cubano bros.

Head to the French Market for a true taste of Havanh


aba interior


A posh West Loop destination for elevated Mediterranean fare and creative cocktails, plus a killer rooftop patio 

Avec Chicago Greek/Mediterranean Dining Restaurant


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

i dream of falafel chick peas

i dream of falafel

Enjoy the fresh and flavorful tastes of the Mediterranean at this quick-serve casual spot


la josie enchilada

la josie

Classic dishes from the Jalisco region of Mexico alongside 3 lively bars

chicago restaurant asadito food


Authentic yet modern with an extensive tequila bar and hand-pressed tortillas

chicago restaurant asadito food

velvet taco

Set in the Gold-Coast neighborhood, this is the place for unique and funky tacos

bar takito shrimp taco

bar takito

A funky place known for their tacos, ceviche and creative Latin small plates

taco lulu tacos

taco lula

Tacos and tequila with a laid back vibe is the scoop at this neighborhood cerveceria

lena brava steak

lena brava

Head to the West Loop for wood-fired Mexican cuisine with a nod to the Baja Coast

chilango tacos


A unique and colorful take on Mexican street food 

depasada carne asada

de Pasada

A family-owned counter-service taqueria in the heart of Little Italy


Lou Malnatis Chicago food

lou malnati's

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

chicago restaurant giordano's pizza


Stuffed Chicago style pizza featuring fresh ingredients from independent farmers

chicago restaurant sarpinos


Satisfying your hunger with quick and reliable delivery of pizza, pasta, salads & wraps

chicago restaurant ginos east pizza pull

gino's east

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

nancy's pizzy deep dish server


One of Chicago’s originals, this place has perfected stuffed pizza

chicago restaurant forno rosso pizza

forno rosso

A casual eatery focusing on authentic Neapolitan pizzas straight from wood-burning ovens

Chicago pizza restaurant parlor pizza bar

parlor pizza

Neapolitan-inspired pizzas prepared in wood-burning Pavesi ovens

chicago bacci Pizza


Home of the jumbo slice


chicago restaurant rpm seafood

RPM Seafood

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

chicago restaurant hugos frog bar food

hugo's frog bar

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

chicago restaurant Joe's Seafood

joe's seafood

Classic steak & seafood fare, including signature stone crab claws

chicago restaurant catch 35 sea bass

catch 35

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

ocean prime Seafood Dining Restaurant

ocean prime

This upscale steak and seafood establishment is the perfect place to indulge

chicago eddie v's fish plate

eddie v's

Elegant fine-dining with a seafood & steak menu, plus a cocktail lounge featuring live jazz

the publican halibut

the publican

Simple yet elevated farmhouse fare in a communal setting reminiscent of a European beer hall

chicago restaurant gt fish

gt fish and oyster

This oyster bar and seafood-centric eatery really hits the mark with foodies


chicago restaurant kinzie chophouse surf and turf

kinzie chophouse

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

chicago steakhouse gibsons


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

chicago restaurant rpm steak

rpm steak

An updated and trendy take on a steakhouse with cuts sourced from butchers around the world

chicago restaurant mortons steakhouse


The Chicago outpost of the classic white-tablecloth steakhouse

michael jordans steakhouse tomahawk

michael jordan's

Guests will enjoy a championship meal at this Magnificent Mile steakhouse

Chicago Cut restaurant filet

chicago cut

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

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 restaurant Remingtons


A classic American grill featuring chophouse fare in a setting across the street from Millennium Park

chicago american restaurant weber grill steak

weber grill

Serving delicious American fare grilled over charcoal on authentic Weber Kettles

chicago restaurant wildfire


This classic upscale American grill features an extensive menu of classic entrees served in a clubby environment

el che fire grilling

el che

A West Loop favorite featuring wood-fired cuts courtesy of Chef John Manion

chicago restaurant rpm steak

rpm steak

An updated and trendy take on a steakhouse with cuts sourced from butchers around the world

Chicago restaurant joes seafood steak

joe's seafood and prime steak

Classic steak & seafood fare, including signature stone crab claws

chicago restaurant swift and sons filet

swift and sons

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

chicago restaurant mastro's


Recognized for its combination of world-class service and highly acclaimed cuisine in an elegant atmosphere

steak 48 wine

steak 48

Serving the finest steaks and high-quality seafood in an intimate and vibrant setting


nobu sushi


Set in the West Loop’s Nobu Hotel, this spot brings the heavy hitters

mako sushi


Specializing in seasonal sushi presentations in a sleek setting

tanoshii sushi


Providing one of the highest quality, elegant and artistic sushi experiences

omakase soup

omakase yume

A small, uber-chic spot for those in the know

chicago restaurant momotaro sushi


Fine Japanese cuisine combined with traditional techniques in a contemporary setting

chicago restaurant union sushi

union sushi

Head to the River North Gallery District for a creative take on Japanese dining


chicago raw vegetarian restaurant

chicago raw

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

michael jordans steakhouse tomahawk


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

chicago restaurant native foods

native foods

This plant-based restaurant is on a mission to inspire the way the world eats


Sports Bars

new line tavern old fashioned

new line tavern

Set under the L tracks, this spot is great to gather with friends for quality drinks and dishes

jefferson tap shot and a beer

jefferson tap

This bi-level Fulton market gem is a favorite with locals 

black barrel tavern bar

black barrel tavern

An elevated West Loop tavern featuring craft cocktails, creative cuisine and a trendy brunch

Brewpub/Beer Centric

Haymarket Chicago Brewery


This Fulton Market favorite offers a selection of house brews and elevated pub food 

Cruz Blanca Chicago Brewery

cruz blanca

A small-batch brewery focused on ModMex lagers and tropical wild-fermented sours

Live Music/Theatre

chicago live music venue house of blues

house of blues

Situated in the River North Entertainment District, this spot features concerts and Southern-inspired cuisine 

Chicago Theatre marquee

chicago theatre

Know worldwide for its Marquee, this theatre hosts touring bands and entertainers of all genres

chicago lyric opera house from the stage

lyric opera house

The legendary Civic Opera House is home to Chicago’s Lyric opera and is the new stage to the Joffrey Ballet

chicago goodman theatre exterior

goodman theatre

This legendary theatre is in the heart of the Loop Theatre District and produces live performances year-round

chicago cadillac theatre exterior

cadillac palace theatre

Originally opened in 1926 as the Palace Theatre, this venue is set in the Loop Theatre District and is now owned by Broadway In Chicago

huntington bank pavillion

huntington bank pavilion

A live music venue set on Northerly Island, once home to the Meigs Field airport

chicago cibc theatre exterior

cibc theatre

Originally opened in 1906 as the Majestic Theatre, this venue is set in the Loop Theatre District and is now owned by Broadway In Chicago

Movie Theatre

amc movies


Featuring upscale accommodations for discerning movie patrons




Field Museum Chicago Sights Museums

Field Museum

Situated on the Museum Campus this natural history institution is also home to a T-Rex named Sue

Shedd Aquarium Chicago Point of Interest

Shedd Aquarium

Situated on the Museum Campus and home to thousands of species of beautiful fish and marine life

art institute Chicago Attractions

art institute

Founded in 1879, this Chicago treasure is one of the nation’s oldest and largest art museums

Chicago History Museum

chicago history museum

Showcasing Chicago’s history, culture and milestones

American Writers Museum Chicago Attractions

american writers museum

Located on Michigan Ave. near Millennium Park and celebrating all genres of writing through interactive exhibits and programs

chicago children's museum climbing

chicago children's museum

Bring the family to Navy Pier for a day of exploration at this fun spot dedicated to the kiddies

Chicago museum Dusable musem

dusable museum

Part of the Smithsonian family of museums, this institution promotes African American culture, history and heritage

jane addams hull house

jane adams hull house

Chicago’s first social settlement and home to Jane Addams is now a cultural center celebrating immagration

medieval torture museum

medieval torture museum

The Loop’s newest cultural institution featuring interactive exhibits of the darkest periods in history

chicago museum of broadcast communications bozo

museum of broadcast communications

Exhibitions and artifacts from television and radio

Chicago museum Dusable musem

polish museum of america

Located in West Town and considered the crown jewel of the Polish-American community in Chicago

chicago museum of illusion gravity room

museum of illusions

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of illusions that will trick the mind

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

museum of contemporary art

Championing the new and unexpected in contemporary art and culture

pullman national monument

pullman national monument

This National Monument celebrates the history of the first planned industrial community in the United States

puerto rican arts and culture

museum of puerto rican arts

Located in the historic Humboldt Park Stables and dedicated to interpreting the arts and culture of the Puerto Rican people 


Points of Interest

360 family shot

360 chicago

Magnificent views on the Mag-Mile with a daring option to Tilt over the street below

chicago lincoln park zoo

lincoln park zoo

This 35-acre facility, now featuring ZooLights throughout the holiday season, is one of the oldest zoo’s in the country

Navy Pier chicago ferris wheel

navy pier

Chicago’s lakefront treasure is where you will find restaurants, rides and much more

Skydeck Chicago Ledge attractions

skydeck chicago

Featuring spectacular views spanning up to four states and The Ledge for those who dare

chicago millennium park

millennium park

From Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean” to the ice skating, Millennium Park is the spot to begin your explorations

chicago grant park

grant park

Named in honor of Ulysses S. Grant and is set between Lake Michigan and the Loop

chicago buckingham fountain

buckingham fountain

Spouting between May and October and set along the lakefront in Grant Park, this fountain is one of the largest in the world

chicago maggie daley park

maggie daley park

Named in honor of Mayor Daley’s wife, this dynamic park, adjacent to Millennium Park, a must-do for families

soldier field

soldier field

The current home to the Chicago bears as well as major concerts and other sporting events is set along the lakefront in the South Loop

Wrigley Field sign chicago cubs

wrigley field

Home of the Chicago Cubs and host to summer concerts, situated in the Lakeview neighborhood

chicago ballpark guaranteed rate field

guaranteed rate field

This stadium, home to the Chicago White Sox is set in the city’s South side Bridgeport neighborhood 

wintrust arena

wintrust arena

Situated next to McCormick Place and home to the World champion Chicago Sky as well as live performing arts events

Boat Tours

chicago's first lady architecture river tour

chicago's first lady

The official architecture river cruise of the Chicago Architecture Foundation

chicago boat chicago line

chicago line

Informative architectural tours plus free Starbucks coffee

chicago tour boat shoreline sightseeing


Named TripAdvisor’s #1 travel experience in the United States for 2020

chicago boat tour wendella sightsseing


Offering the best seat in the house for cruises on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

Specialty Tours


big bus

A hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour showcasing the best of Chicago and its attractions


Malls/Dept. Stores

macys state street chicago interior


Specializing in brand-name clothing, accessories, home furnishings & housewares

new water tower place exterior

water tower place

An iconic Mag-Mile shopping destination with over 100 specialty stores including American Girl

art institute Chicago Attractions

the shops at north bridge

Home to famous national brands like Nordstrom and Hugo Boss as well as several leading restaurants

target store


Is an explanation really needed here?

Nordstrom Mag Mile chicago store


Specializing in brand-name clothing, accessories, home furnishings & housewares

Home Goods/Gifts

chicago renee day spa


Bringing top labels and brands to you at prices that will make you smile


jewel osco


An iconic Midwestern grocery store chain with over 188 locations 

whole foods

whole foods

A high quality grocer known for its organic selections

walgreens pharmacy


The second-largest pharmacy chain, specializing in all things health care

cvs pharmacy


The country’s largest pharmacy chain, founded in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1963



A members-only big-box store



ogilvie transportation center-2

ogilvie transportation center

A commuter rail terminal serving Chicagoland’s Northern and Western suburbs

union station

union station

Designed by Daniel Burnham, this transportation hub is located in the Loop


lurie hospital

Lurie children's hospital

This 312 bed pediatric hospital is one of the best on the country

rush university hospital

rush university hospital

A 664-bed facility located in the heart of Chicago’s Medical District

university of illinois hospital

university of illinois hospital

This 450-bed facility is located in the heart of the Medical District on the city’s near West side

stroger cook county hospital

Stroger cook county hospital

A 464-bed public hospital

northwestern hospital

Northwestern memorial hospital

Located just off the Mag-Mile 

mount sinai hospital

mount sinai hospital

a 319-bed hospital located next to Douglass Park on the city’s West side