Where to Eat in Chicago

Need a Chicago restaurant recommendation? Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of my top picks.

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Baked potato bing bread, Parchute

Baked potato bing bread with bacon, scallion, and sour cream butter, Parachute

My very favorite, most recommended restaurants
(listed in alphabetical order):

Acadia

South Loop | Molecular Gastronomy
(info | blogged x2 )

Ada Street

Bucktown | Seasonal American
(info | blogged )

Avec

West Loop | Contemporary Mediterranean
(info | blogged x2 )

Balena

Lincoln Park | Contemporary Italian
(info | blogged )

Bohemian House

River North | Contemporary Eastern European
(info | blogged )

Cherry Circle Room

Downtown | Contemporary American
(info | blogged )

Davanti Enoteca

Little Italy | Italian
(info | blogged )

Duck Duck Goat / Girl & the Goat / Little Goat

West Loop | Contemporary Chinese
(info | blogged )
West Loop | Contemporary American
(info | blogged )
West Loop | Upscale American Diner
(info | blogged x2 )

Fat Rice

Logan Square | Macanese
(info | blogged x2 )

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Avondale | Casual American
(info | blogged)

Longman & Eagle

Logan Square | Seasonal Gastropub
(infoblogged x2 )

Lula Café

Logan Square | Seasonal American
(infoblogged x2 )

Parachute

Avondale | Contemporary Korean-American
(info | blogged )

Parson’s Chicken & Fish

Logan Square | Casual American
(info | blogged x2 )

The Publican / Publican Quality Meats

West Loop | Elevated Gastropub
( info | blogged )
West Loop | Upscale Market-Deli
( info | blogged )

Siena Tavern

River North | Contemporary Italian
(info | blogged )

Swift & Sons

West Loop | Contemporary Steakhouse
(info | blogged)

Tanta

River North | Peruvian
(info | blogged)

Dark & Stormy slushy, Parson's Chicken & Fish

Dark & Stormy slushy, Parson’s Chicken & Fish

and the rest (more categories to come)…

Asian 

Momotaro

West Loop
(info | blogged )

Mott St.

Wicker Park
(info | blogged )

Sunda

River North
(info | blogged)

Yusho

Logan Square
(info | blogged)

Momotaro tartare, Momotaro

Momotaro (tomato) tartare, Momotaro

Brunch

Bang Bang Pie Shop

Logan Square
(info | blogged )

Beatrix

River North
(info | blogged )

GT Fish & Oyster

River North
(info | blogged )

Jam

Logan Square
( info | blogged x2 )

Big Jones

Andersonville
( info )

Gastropub/Burgers

Au Cheval

West Loop
( info | blogged x2 )

Bottlefork

River North
( info | blogged )

Butcher & the Burger

Lincoln Park
( blogged )

Owen & Engine

Logan Square
( info | blogged )

House-blend burger, Butcher & the Burger

House-blend beef burger with Grandma’s Onion Soup spice blend, lettuce, tomato, goat cheese, caramelized onions, avocado, and sriracha mayo, on a split-top roll

Mexican/Latin American

Antique Taco

Wicker Park
( info | blogged )

Big Star

Wicker Park
( info | blogged )

Maza Azul

Logan Square
( info | blogged )

Mexique

West Town
(info )

Takito Kitchen

( Wicker Park | info | blogged )

Xoco /  Frontera Grill / Topolobampo

River North
( info | blogged )
( info )
( info )

Pork belly tacos, Takito Kitchen

Pork belly tacos, Takito Kitchen

Pizza

Boiler Room

Logan Square
info | blogged )

Pequod’s

Lincoln Park
( info | blogged )

Reno

Logan Square
( info | blogged )

Southern pizza, Reno

Southern pizza, Reno

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