Restaurants in Illinois

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

Stop by on a Monday night and the place will likely be sprinkled with the city’s off-duty chefs, all wondering what they’ll find on Chris... Read More

Tracking down that authentically cool, off-the-grid restaurant can be tricky. To make like a local, head to West Town, where this former fireplace... Read More

Tracking down that authentically cool, off-the-grid restaurant can be tricky. Make like a local and head to West Town where a former fireplace mantle... Read More

A stone's throw from Millennium Park, the Gage is a gastropub specializing in faithful but wholly unique reinterpretations of comfort food and classic... Read More

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... Read More

Perched majestically above Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the tony J.Parker bar offers spectacular views of the park’s zoo, the Gold Coast, and... Read More

Long before The Publican served the first sweetbread schnitzel and hay-smoked “ham chop” from a menu that reads like a map of boutique... Read More

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. Read More

It’s a party atop this trendy hotel’s 27th floor. Open year-round (thanks to a retractable roof), this sleek 7,000-square-foot space is divided into... Read More

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

Theater patrons choose Trattoria No. 10 not only for its proximity to the theater district, but also for its fresh, classic Italian cuisine. Try the... Read More

One of Streeterville's most exclusive dining spots, Tru features the creativity of chef Anthony Martin, the Chicago Tribune's Chef of the Year in 2010,... Read More

This is a neighborhood rib institution with a meaty pedigree. The former speakeasy serves the tastiest pork ribs in town, smothered in basic BBQ or a... Read More

Do you like your eggs with edge? The hipsters you’ll encounter at this West Side biker bar/restaurant sure do. Tackle the breakfast tacos or specialty ... Read More

Save room for a wacky dessert, like pineapple upside-down pie or the “sin-amon tortilla.” Read More

The hipster BYO nook with four communal tables sits in an Avondale strip mall between a laundromat and a dry cleaner owned by relatives of Korean-... Read More

An innovative fusion of Indian and Latin American cuisine delights diners at this River North restaurant. Executive chef Maneet Chauhan, also a judge on... Read More

This two-story, red brick eatery offers a contemporary take on American cuisine, while focusing on local ingredients infused with global tastes. Like... Read More

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