Restaurants in Illinois

Another one of Rick Bayless' Mexican-inspired creations, Topolobampo offers nouveau Oaxacan cuisine in coursed menus that have an additional wine pairing for an extra charge.

Simple halal food in an orderly grab-and-go setting near downtown. On offer are chicken, gyros, or falafel with the white sauce made famous at their food truck in New York City.

The Betty serves small plates, entrees, desserts, and cocktails in a dimly lit, and sophisticated space with elegant historical touches to the design.

Appropriately martime themed, this popular seafood destination also serves other standout dishes. The chef's art school training is evident in both the food's presentation and restaurant's design.

Equally know for it's delicious food and stellar cocktails as it is for the famous name, Presidio serves American cuisine with a northern California and San Francisco Bay twist.

Part bar, part burgers, the owner's parents owned a well-known southside burger shop, and this spot serves as an homage to them. The bar has a wide variety of microbrews and craft beers, cocktails, and spirits.

Ixcateco Grill specializes in cuisine from southern Mexico by a chef native to that area. The menu is sophisticated, locally sourced, organic, and sustainable.

If you've ever dreamed of eating roasted pig face or braised beef tongue then this is the place for you. Celebrity chef Stephanie Izard has taken this unique concept and turned it into a three-location business, all of which are city-dweller favorites.

This is the ninth installation of Dinosaur BBQ across the country. Known for their pit-smoked meats, Dino also has sandwiches, salads, and sides that are sure to delight.

Situated on top of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Cindy's has commanding views of Chicago and Lake Michigan from both the inside and the outside terrace. Food is seasonal and best paired with one of the specialty cocktails on offer.

Cellar Door Provisions works with local farmers to get the freshest food available for the season. The menu is small and rotates, but is natural and homemade.

Featuring American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist, dinner at The Pig is served a la plancha along with a special cheese and cured meat selection.

East Coast-based Nando's has taken the Chicago area by storm and is opening its third location this fall.

Family-owned, organic, and locally sourced from farmers, the distinctively American cuisine at Nana comes with a Latin flair and is served in a rustic indoor setting.

Cupcakes meet decorative art at More Cupcakes, where sweet treats are displayed exhibition-style in glass cases. Each cupcake is considered a work of art—from the simple dark chocolate to more outlandish flavors like the BLT.