Restaurants in Illinois

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In the mid 1980s, Bill Murphy opened a hotdog stand in Lakeview to put himself through architect school. Soon after, though, he realized his calling to... Read More

A staple in the Lakeview community, the Mystic Celt evokes the spirit of a traditional Irish pub with its bright green façade and Sunday brunch... Read More

While seated on plush, dark brown banquettes, surrounded by a floor-to-ceiling water wall, mirrored columns, and color-changing neon lights, patrons... Read More

Located in River North, Nacional 27 serves modern interpretations of dishes from all of Latin America’s 27 nations (hence the name). The dining... Read More

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... Read More

Known for their marinated and grilled Portuguese chicken, try "The Cure" which is a half cut of the signature chicken with chips. If you're really... Read More

Theatricality reigns at Grant Aschatz’s haute-moderne, ticket-only restaurant on Chicago’s West side. Every four months, a themed, multi-course menu... Read More

A theatrical atmosphere reigns at Grant Aschatz’s haute-moderne, ticket-only restaurant on Chicago’s West side. Every four months, a themed, multi... Read More

Nhu Lan’s bakers welcome patrons with smiles at this small neighborhood favorite, which serves Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches made... Read More

Restaurateur Donnie Madia and chef Paul Kahan are Chicago’s hospitality dream team. Their success continues at Nico, serving rustic Italian seafood in a... Read More

Located on the seventh floor of the Park Hyatt, NoMI is a Michelin one-star restaurant focusing on fresh, regional ingredients. Inside the dining room,... Read More

With its swanky teak bar, canopy of oversized sun umbrellas, and precisely pruned shrubbery, Nomi Garden feels like a Midwestern iteration of St. Tropez... Read More

With a book like Takashi's Noodles under his belt, it makes sense to assume that chef Takashi Yagihashi knows his way around a noodle, whether its the... Read More

Occupying a refurbished, 1912 field house for ice skaters right on the edge of a romantic pond that serves as a namesake, this Arts and Crafts... Read More

Enjoying cuisine by James Beard Award-winning chef Bruce Sherman’s at this restored “warming house”  for ice skaters in Lincoln Park, and gazing up... Read More

Dining at a restored “warming house,”  once for ice skaters—at the edge of a pond in the middle of Lincoln Park gazing up at the Chicago —s a... Read More

When a place serves brunch, and only brunch, seven days a week, it better be good. Orange delivers deliciousness in spades. The standout is the pancake... Read More

Brunch-goers line up for this cute café’s Sassy Eggs (eggs of chorizo-potato hash) and Strawberry Shortcake Fool French Toast (made with... Read More

In a warm, polished-wood atmosphere, Owen & Engine prepares British comfort foods like fish and chips, bangers and mash, and a truly amazing burger... Read More

Set along the Chicago Riverwalk, O’Brien’s outdoor dining area is a terrific place to soak in a sunny day and enjoy views of Old Town. Open... Read More

This tiny paen to street food doles out killer iterations of fried chicken and fish. First order a slushy Negroni. Then, swan dive into a bucket of... Read More

Part bar, part burgers, the owner's parents owned a well-known southside burger shop. This spot serves as an homage to them, and has a variety of... Read More

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