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



chicago restaurant lao sze chaun wok

lao sze chuan

Situated in the heart of the Magnificent Mile with an extensive menu of classic Chinese dishes

chicago restaurant Gyu-Kaku

Gyu-Kaku japanese BBQ

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


chicago restaurant Egg harbor

egg harbor

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

chicago restaurant Kanela breakfast Club

kanela breakfast club

Bringing a local, organic, and flavorful approach to a Greek-infused American breakfast

Wildberry Chicago American Family Dining Restaurant


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


chicago Stans Donuts - coffee


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

Goddess Baker Chicago Breakfast/Brunch Dining Restaurant

goddess and the baker

A welcoming spot with inspired food selections from around the globe

Wildberry Chicago American Family Dining Restaurant

te'amo boba

Set in the Shops at North Bridge, this spot does Bubble Tea decadent desserts right


chicago restaurant veneteux seafood platter


A chic new spot on Michigan Avenue with elevated contemporary Parisian cuisine


chicago restaurant Labriola italian


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

chicago restaurant Volare Bavette-alla-Carbonara-di-Mare-2


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


chicago restaurant xoco


A quick-serve spot from Chicago’s uber chef Rick Bayless


chicago restaurant Joe's Seafood

joe's Seafood

Classic steak & seafood fare, including signature stone crab claws


michael jordans steakhouse tomahawk

michael Jordan's

Guests will enjoy a championship meal at this Magnificent Mile steakhouse




art institute Chicago Attractions

art institute

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

chicago field museum interior

Field Museum

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

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago sights museums

museum of science and industry

The largest science center in the Western hemisphere featuring interactive exhibits

Chicago History Museum

Chicago history museum

Showcasing Chicago’s history, culture and milestones


360 Chicago Sights Museums


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

chicago escape room the escape game

the escape game

Fun 60-minute adventures in themed rooms and environments will test your problem solving skills

Boat Tours

chicago's first lady architecture river tour

chicago's first lady

The official architecture river cruise of the Chicago Architecture Foundation

chicago shoreline sightseeing tour boat

shoreline sightseeing

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

Bike/Segway Tours

bobby's bike hike tour

bobby's bike hike

The signature bike tour combines Chicago’s four favorite food groups – pizza, hot dogs, brownies and beer

Specialty Tours

al capone chicago crime tours

gangsters and ghost tours

This walking tour explores the gangsters and ghosts from Chicago’s 1920’s and 30’s

chicago underground donut tours

underground donut tour

If you have a sweet tooth, this is the tour for you

Chicago Crime Tours sightseeing

chicago crime tours

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