Restaurants in Illinois

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For an upscale breakfast, the Parisian style brasserie at the ground floor of the Peninsula Hotel is ideal. The menu is small but focused. Embrace... Read More

Naples native Nella Grassana has earned her thin crust stripes. A third generation pizzaiolo, she hand-crafts dough in accordance with the rules of... Read More

Pizza cognoscenti credit Uno’s with the introduction of deep-dish pie in 1943. The Uno’s difference: a thick, buttery, garlic-infused crust is layered... Read More

Unless you knew to look for it, you’d probably never notice the dingy storefront of this local secret—and that would be a shame. The... Read More

Founder Dick Portillo began serving his delicious Chicago-style hot dogs out of a trailer back in 1963, and now this legendary franchise has nearly four... Read More

Established in Lincoln Park in 1977, Potbelly began as an antique store that just happened to serve sandwiches to hungry customers. Soon, the shop... Read More

After rising to fame in the Ritz-Carlton kitchen, James Beard Award winner Sarah Stegner and her co-chef George Bumbaris opened this New American... Read More

Equally know for it's delicious food and stellar cocktails as it is for the famous name, Presidio serves American cuisine with a northern... Read More

Since its opening in the former Ambassador East Hotel in 1938, this Gold Coast landmark has hosted such guests as Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor,... Read More

There are many small-plate Italian enotecas in town. But only one features the tagline “cheese, wine, and swine.” A porcine paradise, menu standouts... Read More

Designed to share, the small plates at Quartino are reasonably priced (around $10 each), making it a popular spot for group dinners. Although the... Read More

Operated by the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group, R.J. Grunts has a casual ambiance peppered with good humor, from its motto ("catering to the... Read More

Enjoy live music and veggie fare. Read More

The views of Logan Square’s historic, tree-lined boulevards make the pumpkin seed bagels at this rustic breakfast-lunch-dinner spot taste all the... Read More

Authentic Persian and Mediterranean cuisine awaits diners at Reza’s, a small local chain of four restaurants. At this Andersonville location, the... Read More

The lowered ceilings, recessed lighting, and plain wooden tables in Rise's dining room channel attention to the sleek bar area, where the sake display... Read More

Ralph Lauren's fashion vision is perfectly parlayed into food at this classically clubby restaurant. The crisp martinis and American menu (think steak... Read More

Home to what Good Morning America named the best burger in the nation, Rockit Bar & Grill is a River North landmark serving upscale American bar... Read More

Fine dining is broken down to the barest essentials at this 32-seat steampunk bistro on Ashland Avenue in West Town. The menu of Asian-tinged, eclectic... Read More

Priscila Satkoff, who grew up in Mexico City, opened Salpicón in 1995 after realizing the shortage of authentic yet modern Mexican cuisine in... Read More

Opened in 2005, this small, 26-seat restaurant sits on the edge of the Wicker Park neighborhood. Redesigned in 2010, the interior now features chrome... Read More

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