Restaurants in Near North
Endorsed by Food & Wine, USA Today and Esquire and even frequented by President Obama, chef Michael Kornick’s Near North Side restaurant continues to be a favorite year after year.
Situated inside Chicago’s Peninsula hotel, Avenues is a feast for the senses, combining flavorful contemporary cuisine with a lush, elegant atmosphere.
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, hand-blown glass sculptures shaped like branches hang above the most-desired window seats, while restored original mosaic tiles cover the floor.
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 aged rib eye. Red leather tables and brown leather chairs fill the dining room, where patrons head for dishes from the ever-rotating menu.
This gourmet Chinese restaurant, located in the Peninsula hotel, successfully evokes the styles and flavors of 1930’s Shanghai. Inside, sleek black furnishings, light hardwood floors, and expansive windows are accented by bold red linens and Asian-inspired artwork.
This venue has closed.
Serving contemporary American cuisine, this River North restaurant and wine bar focuses on seasonal ingredients and wine pairing. Known as The Tavern, the dining room boasts light wood floors, exposed air ducts, and a red, zinc-top oval bar.
Housed in the space that was formerly Mister Kelley’s, a nightclub that hosted performances by such artists as Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, Gibsons Steakhouse is still frequented by A-list guests, as evidenced by the autographed photos lining the wood-paneled walls.
Located in River North, Nacional 27 serves modern interpretations of dishes from all of Latin America’s 27 nations (hence the name).
Since its opening in the former Ambassador East Hotel in 1938, this Gold Coast landmark has hosted such guests as Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Humphrey Bogart, and Ronald Reagan.
Chef and television personality Rick Bayless opened this Near North Side restaurant next door to his more casual Frontera Grill back in 1989, introducing the Windy City to the concept of fine Mexican dining.
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 this seafood restaurant in the Affinia Chicago hotel.