Restaurants in Illinois

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Few champion pit masters have achieved the level of celebrity of Mike Mills, whose postmodern barn on a strip of suburban sprawl provides a range of... Read More

Since 1994, A Taste of Heaven has been delighting the residents of Andersonville with award-winning scones, specialty cupcakes, made-from-scratch... Read More

The flagship location of an ever-growing national chain, this sandwich shop was first established in 1938 as a curbside wooden food stand in Little... Read More

At the forefront of the groundbreaking molecular gastronomy movement, Alinea offers meals that are quite simply unlike any others. Dedicated followers... Read More

Located in the Four Seasons Hotel, Michelin-starred Allium’s chefs source ingredients from local farmers to create seasonal farm-to-table American... Read More

Although it may look like a typical old-fashioned diner, Ann Sather is actually a Chicago institution. Named after its founder, who established this... Read More

In the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park's signature restaurant, the evocative design incorporates mahogany walls, red and orange linens, clean-lined... Read More

Opened in 1924 (and not much changed since), this is the oldest restaurant on Route 66. Read More

Au Cheval is a feel-good diner with a hipster edge that’s all about celebrating the simplicity of the burger. A “single” is two prime beef patties... Read More

American and Mediterranean cuisine fuse together in a shared plate concept at Avec. The restaurant has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a... Read More

What do you get when you cross -exposed brick, softly ambient lighting, the sexy thrum of Nina Simone and classic steakhouse fare? A dining experience... Read More

Go for the creative bar food, like Benjamin’s Pizza with chicken, buffalo sauce, jalapeños, and cheddar. Read More

Don’t miss the fat, juicy burgers. Read More

Under the shadow of the L sits Chicago’s reigning king of tacos; an always-packed 1950’s style diner serving up some of the tastiest Mexican street food... Read More

Immortalized by the 1970’s Saturday Night Live skit in which a short-order cook (John Belushi) screamed “Cheezborger! Cheezborger! No fries,... Read More

Established in 1934, this classic Chicago tavern was immortalized by comedian John Belushi's Saturday Night Live skit, where he demanded a “cheezeborger... Read More

Serving contemporary American cuisine, this River North restaurant and wine bar focuses on seasonal ingredients and wine pairing. Known as The Tavern,... Read More

Reminiscent of a small Parisian bistro, this restaurant brings rustic French cuisine to the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Inside, the date-worthy dining... Read More

The bread and butter alone are worth the trip to this quaint French bistro with Provençal-yellow walls, tin ceiling, and zinc-top bar. While its... Read More

Behind an all-glass storefront, Blackbird’s interior is sleek and minimalist, adorned with bare white walls, hardwood floors, and metallic chairs... Read More

For more than 15 years, Blackbird has been a Midwestern culinary shrine. It’s no small feat to keep a decades-old restaurant fresh. The key? Low key... Read More

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