Nothing screams summer like the king of cold soups: gazpacho. Chock full of vegetables, seafood or whatever the heck you want, this soup is a summer staple.
Always an enjoyable night out with round after round of sangria and typical tapas like bacon wrapped dates and goat cheese marinara.
There's a reason this is a Michelin star, James Beard winning restaurant. Make sure to get the Mezze platter, the chef's grandma's recipe!
Perched in the Park Hyatt Hotel on the 7th floor w breathtaking views of Michigan Ave, it's hard not to love this fancypants "casual dining" resto even if a spicy tuna roll is $21.
Keefer's is the epitome of a Chicago steakhouse. Men in suits eat 18-oz ribeyes while ladies sip dirty martinis at the bar.
Riccardo Trattoria is probably my absolute favorite restaurant in Chicago. The pasta, truffles, mozzarella and squash blossoms are unrivaled. You will NEVER have a meal that is less than spectacular w Riccardo in the kitchen.
I believe this to be true: Mercat is the best tapas restaurant in the city.
Fish Bar is a New England crab shack meets Maine lobster joint complete with red and white paper serving "bowls," paper napkins, lobster rolls and authentic decor. I'm kind of in love with it.