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This Lincoln Park bistro is as famous for French classics—such as moules marinieres and profiteroles—as it is for rolling out the welcome mat for... Read More

Since 1965, the Brauhaus has been bringing a year-round Oktoberfest spirit to the Lincoln Square neighborhood, where many German immigrants first... Read More

Food here is seasonal and best paired with one of the specialty cocktails on offer. Read More

The Scene: Supper club veteran and chef Efrain Cuevas (he did time with Ghetto Gourmet in Oakland) launched a new culinary club earlier this year;... Read More

Classic Chicago ambiance, snappy service and zesty dishes are served family-style at this old school Italian eatery in Bucktown. Gargantuan portions of... Read More

Americanizing Neapolitan-style pizza, Coalfire, as the name suggests, cooks their pies in an 800-degree oven heated by coal instead of the traditional... Read More

Known for its simple, seasonal Tuscan cuisine, Coco Pazzo features an award-winning all-Italian wine list, as well as homemade bread and fresh pasta... Read More

Ideal for group dining in Lakeview, Coobah is a lively two-room space with loud Latin music, closely packed tables, and a quirky color palette that... Read More

Taste a corn dog on a stick. The drive-in offers a family basket including four dogs and fries for $9! Read More

In the land of 20-pound pizza and street-seller hot dogs, there’s a new craving in town, and it comes from (and with) Seoul. Crisp, a Korean fried... Read More

The smells of Cumin waft into the streets and beckon in passersby to taste Indian mainstays like tikka masala and vindaloo as well as less common... Read More

Right off Dearborn St and acting restaurant of the Blake Hotel, the Custom House is focused on using farm fresh, seasonal ingredients for its New... Read More

Marbled steaks may be this restaurant’s calling card, but Chef David Burke’s 40-day dry-aged prime steak “burker” makes a succulent statement. A pillow... Read More

Located inside the James Hotel, owner and renowned chef David Burke’s Primehouse is known for its awarding-winning cuts of meat, such as the 55... Read More

Translating to “from scratch,” De Cero lives up to its name by offering dishes crafted entirely with homemade ingredients, from fresh crema ... Read More

Set in the 12th-floor lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, Deca Restaurant + Bar opened in 2010 and offers contemporary American cuisine in an Art Deco-inspired... Read More

Located in an old train car, this Lakeview landmark serves greasy spoon specialties on paper plates 24 hours a day. Popular with the late night, post... Read More

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... Read More

The partnership of David Morton (yes, that Morton) and acclaimed chef Michael Kornik yields burger bliss in Lakeview. Nine different dishes ranging from... Read More

The Burger: Duchamp is almost too upscale to deserve mention on this list, except for the fact that in a city famed for its love of red meat, this one... Read More

Chef Jared Wentworth has extended the culinary magic of restaurants Longman and Eagle to Duseks, a gastropub located in a former public hall. The... Read More

In this 63,000-square-foot superstore, Mario Batali gives Chicago the ultimate Italian food court. There are 22 eateries, featuring a cross section of... Read More

This infamous retro diner serves up a side of snark with each meal earning its tagline of “sassy servers, tasty burgers.” The waitresses sport quirky... Read More

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