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Below are a few trusted suggestions from the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago’s guest service staff that will help you explore the Windy City like a local. Please see the concierge if you have any additional questions or requests.



chicagoi restaurant fiske and company mussels

fisk and co

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

chicago Tortoise Supper Club

tortoise supper club

A modern American supper club with live jazz on the weekends

chicago restaurant the smith

the smith

A comfortable brasserie offering an extensive menu of elevated American fare and drinks

Chicago Restaurant Beatrix vegetarian


A low-key gathering spot offering delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes


chicago restaurant roka akor food

roka akor

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

chicago asian restaurant Sunda Asian


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

chicago restaurant Tao sushi


This 7000 square-foot restaurant and nightclub is set in a 100+-year-old gothic building


chicago bbq restaurant green street smoked meats

green street smoked meats

This hip dimly lit West Loop joint serves mouth-watering Q alongside tasty cocktails and beer

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 brisket

chicago q

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

Lillie Q Chicago BBQ

lillie's q

Serving up Southern BBQ that’s true to regional traditions – Grandma Lillie would be proud


Wildberry Chicago American Family Dining Restaurant


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

Meli Café Chicago Breakfast/Brunch Dining Restaurant

meli cafe

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

chicago restaurant little goat pancakes

little goat

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

chicago restaurant lula cafe

lula cafe

A pioneer in Chicago’s farm to table food movement


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 the loyalist burger

the loyalist

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



Literally, everything on the menu is to die for but their burgers are out of this world


chicago firecakes donuts


This locally owned spot specializes in small-batch artisanal donuts

Goddess Baker Chicago Breakfast/Brunch Dining Restaurant

goddess and the baker

A welcoming spot with inspired food selections from around the globe

chicago restaurant stans donuts 3

stan's donuts

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

chicago coffee intelligentsia


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


chicago firecakes donuts


A low-key gathering spot offering delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes

JoJo's Milk Bar Chicago restaurant

jojo's shake bar

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

chicago grand lux cafe nachos

grand lux cafe

A massive American menu is sure to offer something for everyone

chicago italian restaurant italian village pasta

italian village

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


chicago restaurant veneteux soup


This stylish and modern French restaurant set in the Pendry hotel presents Parisian classics with a twist

chicago restaurant brindle food


Classic Parisian fare in a refined, sexy dining room with fine china and French linens

chicago french restaurant mon ami gabi

mon ami gabi

This bistro honors classic French cuisine with dishes such as trout almandine and steak frites

chicago restaurant marchesa seafood


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


chicago restaurant nonnina


Authentic Italian cuisine using locally sourced seasonal ingredients

La Scarola Chicago Food Restaurant

la scarola

A hole-in-the-wall with delicious Italian cuisine set amidst framed photos of celebrity customers

Chicago italian restaurant etta pasta


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

chicago restaurant piccolo sogno veal milanese

piccolo sogno

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


chicago restaurant frontera grill food

frontera grill

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

chicago restaurant broken english food 3

broken english

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

lena brava steak

lena brava

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

chicago restaurant piccolo sogno veal milanese

velvet taco

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

chicago restaurant tzuco


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


chicago restaurant tanta food


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


chicago restaurant pequods peperoni


One of the original deep-dish landmarks known for its caramelized crusts

chicago restaurant happy camper

happy camper

Head to Old Town for great tasting pies and cocktails in a cool retro setting

Chicago restaurant pizanos thin crust pizza


Owned by one of Chicago’s “pizza pioneer’s” sons, Rudy Malnati using original family recipes

Lou Malnatis Chicago food

lou malnati's

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


Shaw's Chicago Seafood Dining Restaurant

shaw's crab house

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

ocean prime Seafood Dining Restaurant

Ocean prime

Situated steps from the hotel, this upscale steak and seafood establishment is the perfect place to indulge

chicago restaurant rpm seafood

rpm seafood

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

chicago restaurant catch 35 sea bass

catch 35

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


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 mortons steakhouse


The Chicago outpost of the classic white-tablecloth steakhouse

chicago restaurant kinzie chophouse surf and turf

kinzie chop house

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 maple and ash surf and turf

maple and ash

Quite possibly one of the most luxurious steakhouses in the city


chicago restaurant momotaro sushi


Fine Japanese cuisine combined with traditional techniques in a contemporary setting

chicago restaurant sushi san


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

Yuzo sushi skewers

yuzu sushi

Head to the West Town neighborhood for inspired Japanese cuisine and artful sushi

nobu sushi


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


chicago vegetarian restaurant the chicago diner

chicago diner

One of Chicago’s oldest vegetarian spots with an extensive menu including vegan shakes 


Malls/Dept. Stores

chicago mall block 37

block 37

This Loop complex combines unique shopping, dining and entertainment options

chicago mall block 37

shops at north bridge

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





art institute Chicago Attractions

art institute

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

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

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


Points of Interest

360 family shot

360 chicago

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

Skydeck Chicago Ledge attractions

skydeck chicago

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

chicago riverwalk


Take a walk at the rivers edge and experience the majesty of Chicago’s architecture and history

chicago millennium park

millennium park

Chicago’s motto, urbs in horto “city in a garden” is personified at this lakefront crown jewel

Boat Tours

chicago's first lady architecture river tour

chicago's first lady

The official architecture river cruise of the Chicago Architecture Foundation


Segway Tours

Segway Tour Chicago Sights Museums

absolutely chicago segway

Rolling throughout the lakefront and Grant Park highlighting unique points of interest

bobby's bike hike tour

bobby's bike hike

Offering bike rentals plus an extensive selection of fun and informative tours

Specialty Tours

Chicago Crime Tours sightseeing

chicago crime tours

Guided bus and walking tours investigate gangsters like Al Capone & John Dillinger