The area is overflowing with restaurants, but that doesn't mean they're all good—here's where you'll find me at a table or at the bar.
The duck carnitas queso fundido with fresh tortillas is a must order.
A cute spot to meet a friend for a drink - I like the classic champagne and elderflower cocktails.
The Japanese dishes are where this fusion restaurant shines - order sashimi and sushi.
A fun cocktail list and rotating selection of seasonal guacs and tacos make this a must-visit spot in River North.
Fantastic churros are a must order at the end of a meal, which should definitely involve a caldo or fantastic torta. There are also a range of hot chocolates, like the spicy Aztec.
The cocktail menu is enormous, but you can just point and pick at random—every single one is going to be good. Also awesome: the brunch menu, fried cheese curds, an abundant cheese plate... I could keep going.
Housemade hot sauces and mignonettes nicely complement East and West coast oysters. Also try: tomato-laced mussels and clam chowder.
Boozy milkshakes are a decidedly adult treat.
Head into Barcito, the front bar, for all you can eat pinxtos every other Monday for $20.
I dream of the tan tan men.
Burgers, beer, fried cheese curds—this is my Midwest cuisine happy place.
Yes, there will likely be a line. But I'd wait in line for hours to get my hands on the buttermilk doughnuts.
Great cocktail list!
Great grilled cheese!
With four stories and a great wine list, this is a spot to see and be seen.