The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.

Best American Restaurants in Chicago

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Best American Restaurants in Chicago

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Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago

Popular restaurants in Chicago

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Contemporary American | Oak Park
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Chicago

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The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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CarnivaleCarnivale
6506 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | West Loop, Chicago

Carnival is fantastic. Top notch service, delicious food, and great atmosphere. Cotton candy/popcorn dessert so pretty. Drinks are also very good!!! Highly recommend. More

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Formento'sFormento's
1050 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Amazing food and even better service! We had the brick chicken and fusilli pasta and loved both of our entrees. Will definitely be back again! More

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Bar Takito - West LoopBar Takito - West Loop
496 reviews
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Latin American | West Loop, Chicago

Love this restaurant! Great for a date or meeting up with friends. More

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
2978 reviews
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Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Food and service was excellent! More

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Freds Chicago at Barneys New YorkFreds Chicago at Barneys New York
1051 reviews
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Atop Barneys at Oak & Rush, this very intimate, quite bar/restaurant is impressive. great for conversation, attentive but not invasive service, wonderful cocktails, appetizers (vegan soup), gluten free pizzas available. small yet perfect menu for all. personally, i found it "gold coast-y expensive" yet, for a special meal, it was perfect. great for an EARLY date night as they close at 7. i also understand, in season, their terrace is a delight. great people watching - in the retail section and outside! enjoy the bartender, Clarence! a rare find! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Chicago

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Osteria LangheOsteria Langhe
873 reviews
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Italian | Logan Square, Chicago

Ridiculously good food, great wine list, average cocktails, and pretty good service. For the value, a definite return visit is in store! More

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Heritage Restaurant & Caviar BarHeritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar
124 reviews
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Eastern European | Ukrainian Village, Chicago

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
2978 reviews
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Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Food and service was excellent! More

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BLVDBLVD
860 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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The restaurant was beautiful! Lovely service, lovely food! More

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The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
487 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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I was not sure what to expect and I came with my parents and sister, all who I would say are quite judgmental. Overall, everyone loved our servers and staff as well as the food. The options were creative yet traditional so that they could appease any brunch goer. Highly recommend as it was a pleasant space that was comfortable and not too loud. Good to catch up with friends or family. Bonus, good brunch cocktails More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Chicago's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
goosefoot1. goosefoot
700 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago

Keep going back to this gem because of the superb food. One of the best restaurants in Chicago. The chef is a genius along with his wife who delivers 100% every time. More

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Oriole2. Oriole
792 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

Loved everything about this experience. Food, ambiance, service, everything was exceptional. More

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Yugen3. Yugen
18 reviews
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Japanese Speciality | West Loop, Chicago

It was the best meal of my life. Outstanding food and service! More

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Kendall College Dining Room4. Kendall College Dining Room
1335 reviews
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Contemporary American | Goose Island, Chicago

Best restaurant in 2018 I’ve visited. Top Notch food and service for 25% of fine dining bill. More

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George Trois5. George Trois
30 reviews
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French | Winnetka, North Suburbs

Far beyond our expectations. Each serving was unique, delicious, and well presented. Ambiance is cozy and friendly. Can’t wait to do it again. More

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New to OpenTable

Chicago restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Bureau Bar and Restaurant - University VillageBureau Bar and Restaurant - University Village
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Soul food | Little Italy / University Village, Chicago

Located in the heart of University Village on Maxwell Street, The Bureau Bar & Restaurant takes the chic, speakeasy vibe of its first location and adds a creative menu focused on providing modern twists on traditional soul food. Redefine your night out with thoughtfully crafted cocktails, elegant design, and live entertainment.More

Cut 158 ChophouseCut 158 Chophouse
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Steakhouse | Joliet, Southwest Suburbs

CUT 158 Chophouse est 2019 with a bold vision – to embody the rich tradition of the classic American steakhouse. We keep this tradition alive, but with a modern, sleek twist, bringing you an unparalleled experience every time you dine. Top quality meats grilled to perfection, delivering the most amazing flavors. More

Kebab HouseKebab House
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Turkish | Bensenville, West Suburbs

Welcome to Kebab House !
We offer outstanding Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.More

Lucha Cantina RockfordLucha Cantina Rockford
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Mexican | Rockford, Rockford

Lucha Cantina opened at Edgebrook Center in August of 2013. As part of our mission here at Lucha we want to provide our guests with a unique drinking and dining experience. We feel that we have accomplished that by offering our guests creative dishes, unique specials, and fresh drinks that you can’t get anywhere else. We make most everything in house on a daily basis. You can taste the freshness in our seven signature salsas, homemade corn tortillas, hand trimmed Carne Asada and all the fresh limes that we squeeze for our amazing margaritas. More

Maderos Latin Grill & BarMaderos Latin Grill & Bar
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Latin / Spanish | North Center, Chicago

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