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Restaurants in The Chicago Area

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these The Chicago Area restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best The Chicago Area 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 The Chicago Area 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 The Chicago Area restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in The Chicago Area.

  • Bin 36 Lincolnshire

  • Burt's Place

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Deep-dish pies are a Chicago phenomenon, and Burt Katz is quite possibly the master of this bready variation. For the past 20 years, kitschy Burt’s... More
  • Gabriel's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef/owner Gabriel Viti has worked at restaurants in France and Italy, which has inspired the dinner cuisine at his own restaurant on Green Bay Roa... More
  • Isabella's Estiatorio

  • Les Armures

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located within the Hotel Les Armures in the city’s historic Old Town, this restaurant serves traditional Swiss fare in a two-story space that dates... More
  • Les Deux Autres

  • Morkes Chocolates

    Chess sets, Academy Award statues, and life-size high heels are among the unusual chocolate creations crafted by this family-owned company. Origina... More
  • Prairie Grass Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 r... More
  • Stained Glass Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located 30 minutes north of Chicago, this Evanston bistro pairs creative New American cuisine with an extensive selection of international wines. T... More
  • Vie

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This two-story, red brick eatery offers a contemporary take on American cuisine, while focusing on local ingredients infused with global tastes. Li... More

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