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Traditional Vietnamese flavors get a haute makeover at his West Loop spot, where chef Thai Dang turns out dynamic dishes such as poached egg, pork belly... Read More

Located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, Everest is known for its French cuisine, award-winning wine list, and views of the city. Atop... Read More

The size of the wood stack outside Fat Willy’s is a solid indication that this place is the real deal. Serving up finger-licking meats like pulled... Read More

Tucked below a psychic shop, Flub A Dub Chub’s is the choice for anyone hankering for dogs, burgers, or hot beefs. Though it’s branded a hot... Read More

“Casual,” “fresh” and “fast” are magical words to parents’ ears.  This upscale food court  on Michigan Avenue boasts 14 stations with scratch... Read More

Inspired by the street vendors of Mexico, chef Rick Bayless developed Frontera Fresco, a casual restaurant located on the seventh floor of Macy’s.... Read More

The Chef: Rick Bayless is often credited with introducing Americans to more refined south-of-the-border cooking at his Chicago restaurants Frontera... Read More

A casual American grill with distinct notes of Mexican flavor in both the decor and the cuisine, Frontera Grill styles itself as being on the culinary ... Read More

Chef/owner Gabriel Viti has worked at restaurants in France and Italy, which has inspired the dinner cuisine at his own restaurant on Green Bay Road in... Read More

Aside from the absence of cigarette smoke, it’s hard to imagine that this classic steak-and-seafood place has changed much since it first opened... Read More

This wrinkle-in-time steakhouse is adamantly against change; and the mural depicting Chicago as it was when this restaurant was first founded is proof.... Read More

For over 60 years, this mom-and-pop shop has served American and Greek eats. Order a George’s hot dog, made Chicago-style with the traditional... Read More

Whatever the season, Gibson’s is Chicago’s ultimate steakhouse. The outdoor section of this restaurant (outfitted with ceiling heaters, natch) is... Read More

It’s the cheerful piano player banging out Sinatra in the crowded bar.The orgy of marvelously marbled  prime ribs, charred chops and colossal... Read More

Housed in the space that was formerly Mister Kelley’s, a nightclub that hosted performances by such artists as Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday,... Read More

Maybe it’s the cheerful piano player banging out Sinatra in the crowded bar, or the marvelously marbled prime ribs, charred chops and colossal lobster... Read More

Season 4’s understated Stephanie Izard was in the bottom rankings of almost every Quickfire challenge, but she ultimately prevailed—as the... Read More

Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s amiable, cool verve shines through everything she dishes up. Her perma-packed restaurant is modern and stylish;... Read More

Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s Cool-Chick-meets-girl-next-door verve shines through everything she dishes up—from escargot ravioli to country-fried... Read More

If you've dreamed of eating roasted pig face or braised beef tongue then come to Girl and the Goat, a unique eatery that celebrity chef Stephanie Izard... Read More

Open until 5 a.m., Goose Island Shrimp House has been a local favorite for late night eats since 1974. Despite the remote location on Division Street... Read More

At this tiny Andersonville eatery, a limited menu and extensive wait times are a small price to pay for what's often named the best pizza in Chicago.... Read More

Homegrown seasonal veggies take the limelight at this trendy “flexitarian” (mostly vegetarian) eatery owned by James Beard Award-winning... Read More

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