Randolph Street continues its white-hot restaurant domination, but Vivo has long held court in the burgeoning strip (since 1991!). Classic Italian fare doesn't disappoint, nor does the nighttime view from the outdoor patio ( if you can score a seat).
One of the preeminent places for molecular gastronomy in the United States features surprises like a smoked fish course in a fish tank and shots of distilled jalapeño.
Sepia is not only a West Loop gem but a Chicago gem. It's one of the reasons we are known as one of the best food towns in the world. Their cocktail program is state of the art and their veal dish in the winter is ...OMG.
This place can do no wrong - great beer and oysters and brunch. Also try: mussels, fish stews, and roasted chicken.
565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago
You'll get a doughnut hole when you arrive, and the charm continues with excellent service. The malted waffle is an ideal specimen.
702 W Fulton Market, Chicago
The menu is a bit hit-or-miss, so take this advice, please: Focus your energy on (as in, save stomach space for) the entrees! The paella, salmon, and steak dish are all winners.
157 N Morgan St, Chicago
The best pool hall I know of. Plenty of space. Beer selection is decent and the crowd is usually pretty low-key.
500 W Madison St # 26, Chicago
My mother and I ordered the sushi for two, and this was during a busy business lunch rush. We enjoyed the decor and environment of the restaurant, especially the restrooms, which…
809 W Randolph St, Chicago
Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard has a monster success on her hands with this fine Chicago meatery, whose menu extends way, way beyond its titular spirit animal.
615 W Randolph St, Chicago
The no reservations policy means you'd better be ready to wait; the communal tables mean you'd better be ready to cozy up to strangers; and the bacon-wrapped dates mean you'd…
845 W Fulton Mkt, Chicago
It doesn't do The Publican justice to call it the country's most accomplished gastropub. It's one of the country's best restaurants, which just happens to be a brilliant, eclectic…
832 W Randolph St, Chicago
I really loved their food. Very delicious ... Must Visit
1400 W Randolph St, Chicago
Spring might be around the corner, but no matter how balmy it gets I will be much obliged to dig into Bill Kim's heaping bowl of umami-laden udon noodles.
Kabocha Restaurant. This "Japanese Brasserie" also boasts a huge raw bar, oyster selection and a private kitchen table. … read more
Girl and the Goat. Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard has a monster success on her hands with this fine Chicago meatery, whose menu extends way, way beyond its titular spirit animal. … read more