It's almost restaurant week! Where are our picks for the best values, menus and places to eat out during the 10 days (yes, it's not really a week) when everyone seems to be dining out?
Delicious French food in one of the most beautiful buildings in Chicago. Their escargot is served with a traditional garlic-parsley sauce.
Chef Carrie is the real deal. This restaurant isn't flashy, but it's always reliable, delicious and just innovative enough that you feel like it's been an occasion to eat there.
If you're downtown and need a great pizza (or pasta or cocktail or seafood or... anything Italian) this is one of the places I always recommend.
One of the best gastro pubs in town. Order the burger with all the add ons and the bison tartare.
This beautifully vintage restaurant boasts amazing cocktails by mixer Josh Pearson and great food from Chef Andrew Zimmerman. Definitely a great place to stop in after work.
Some of the most interesting Mexican food in Chicago. The fusion with French techniques is wonderful and under appreciated.
One of the best openings of 2012. Make sure to get the Kale salad and the sweetbreads.
Fine dining in uptown? It's true, and it's worth the trip. I love the wedge salad and the elk bolognese.
Grill marinated meats at your table. Eat seafood pancakes. Repeat. Smile.
Definitely order the pizzas - the wild mushroom is my favorite, but they're all sure to be good. Once the leaves have bloomed, the patio is amazing.