Old Town Restaurants

Just north of downtown Chicago, Old Town is a vibrant and bustling neighborhood filled with charming and award-winning restaurants. Young socialites flock to the area to meet and mingle, while established locals come back again and again for the charming local haunts--everything from exquisite steakhouses to old world Italian. Plus, it doesn't hurt that there's a lively nightlife scene waiting to explore after you've finished noshing. Check out a few of our favorite eats. (Photo: 33 Club)

Updated: July 20, 2010

Old Town Restaurants


33 Club

1419 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

Restaurateur Jerry Kleiner is known for his lavishly designed restaurants, and this bi-level Old Town supper club is no exception. Classic American dishes get a makeover here, such as with the macaroni and cheese with its sprinkling of truffle oil and the tuna melt sandwich that replaces canned with ahi.


Old Town Social

455 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610

For a party atmosphere and a menu of non-traditional (but equally delicious) food, try Old Town Social. Plates of charcuterie and specialty cocktails will leave you intrigued and wanting more.


The Twisted Baker

1543 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

For a lighter lunch or an afternoon sweet stop, roll up to the counter and drool over the cases filled with tarts, cookies and freshly frosted cupcakes. A menu of quiches, soups and other concoctions also delight, as do the sidewalk tables right on Wells Street--perfect for people-watching as you lick the buttercream off your banana cake.


Old Jerusalem

1411 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

The Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine served at this restaurant is delicious and surprisingly healthy. Well, maybe not the deep fried kibbeh filled with meat, but many of the other dishes are at least.


Topo Gigo Ristorante

1516 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

A spectacular Italian meal can always be had at this bustling restaurant, where the patio is filled to the brim during summer and also opened (and filled with heat lamps) during colder months.