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Restaurants in Near North

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Near North restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Near North restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Near North to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Near North restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Near North.

  • Avenues

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Situated inside Chicago’s Peninsula hotel, Avenues is a feast for the senses, combining flavorful contemporary cuisine with a lush, elegant atmo... More
  • Bin 36

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Serving contemporary American cuisine, this River North restaurant and wine bar focuses on seasonal ingredients and wine pairing. Known as The Tave... More
  • Brasserie JO

    This venue has closed. More
  • C-House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Superstar Chef Marcus Samuelsson, owner of NYC’s Red Rooster and winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” brings his skills to bear in Chi-Town at thi... More
  • David Burke's Primehouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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-day... More
  • Frontera Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 culin... More
  • Gibsons Steakhouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Housed in the space that was formerly Mister Kelley’s, a nightclub that hosted performances by such artists as Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, Gi... More
  • Japonais

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Upon entering this modern Japanese restaurant, patrons are wowed by a Jeffrey Beers-designed interior adorned with a water wall, oversize mirrors, ... More
  • Jet Vodka Lounge

  • Kevin

  • Le Lan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Merlo on Maple

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A native of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy where prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano-Reggiano originated, chef Luisa Silvia Marani now offers ho... More
  • MK The Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Endorsed by Food & Wine, USA Today and Esquire and even frequented by President Obama, chef Michael Kornick’s Near North Side restaurant continues ... More
  • Nacional 27

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in River North, Nacional 27 serves modern interpretations of dishes from all of Latin America’s 27 nations (hence the name). The dining roo... More
  • NoMI

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located on the seventh floor of the Park Hyatt, NoMI is a Michelin one-star restaurant focusing on fresh, regional ingredients. Inside the dining r... More

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