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.
ParachuteParachute
8.9
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
8.8
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
8.8
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
avecavec
8.6
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
El Che BarEl Che Bar
8.6
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
8.6
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American | West Loop, Chicago
SundaSunda
8.5
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Asian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maude's Liquor BarMaude's Liquor Bar
8.5
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French American | West Loop, Chicago
RPM SteakRPM Steak
8.4
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Steak | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mirai Sushi - Gold CoastMirai Sushi - Gold Coast
8.4
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Sushi | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
8.4
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
8.4
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck InnDuck Inn
8.3
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American | Bridgeport, Chicago
TantaTanta
8.3
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Peruvian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best American Restaurants in Chicago

RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4972)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(147)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2889)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2952)
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3630)
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1191)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(179)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1246)
$$$$
American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(689)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4662)
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(440)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9677)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(593)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2689)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1716)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(123)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1478)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1065)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3422)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1839)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(438)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Popular restaurants in Chicago

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park
(608)
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Contemporary American | Oak Park
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(175)
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Italian | Forest Park
Posto 31
(166)
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Italian | La Grange
Maya Del Sol
(349)
$$$$
Latin American | Oak Park
Hemmingway's Bistro
(196)
$$$$
Bistro | Oak Park
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Chicago

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goosefootgoosefoot
689
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago
OrioleOriole
776
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9264
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1481
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Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
98
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
958
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
994
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
502
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2691
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Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Three Dots and a DashThree Dots and a Dash
837
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Polynesian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Chicago

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
SUSHI-SANSUSHI-SAN
339
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1637
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
543
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
621
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
801
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5855
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1779
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9677
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1571
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2952
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4221
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4253
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2281
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
689
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3630
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
579
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
1041
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
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Seafood | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1906
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
730
$$$$
Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
BlackbirdBlackbird
4221
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1906
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5855
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1779
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
SUSHI-SANSUSHI-SAN
339
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3286
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
$$$$
Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
398
$$$$
French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2281
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1571
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
621
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
994
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
$$$$
Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
$$$$
Seafood | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
232
$$$$
Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
BokaBoka
4253
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3467
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11490
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7501
$$$$
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3952
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4972
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9650
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4662
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4253
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1238
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

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Geja's CaféGeja's Café
3980 reviews
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Fondue | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Excellent service and great food. Wonderful holiday experience. More

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

Nice ambiance and great food & drinks. I will be back! More

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CarnivaleCarnivale
6419 reviews
$$$$
Latin / Spanish | West Loop, Chicago

Everyone loved the celebration! More

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Formento'sFormento's
1012 reviews
$$$$
Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Everything was amazing, from the staff and service to ambiance, to the food. Definitely will return. More

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
2920 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Our server was amazing! Very professional and super friendly. Plus she was wearing a beautiful festive outfit. This was a girls night out and we completely appreciated her! Happy holidays More

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Specials at top restaurants in Chicago

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BLVDBLVD
810 reviews
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago

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They have the best lamb chop n the service is good as well. More

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

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Great place for before a Bulls game! Even though we were running late they saved our reservation and the shuttle made things so easy. Will definitely be back. More

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Osteria LangheOsteria Langhe
850 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Logan Square, Chicago

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Wonderful dinner experience at Osteria Langhe for my 39th birthday! Aldo the owner has such a passion for quality Italian food and wine. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family! More

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EdenEden
486 reviews
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago

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Amazing food (both brunch and dinner) and excellent service! More

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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1488 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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Food and drinks was delicious! Great ambience with a nice vibe of music in the background. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

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

The reviews are accurate! You truly do feel like you are entering Nina’s home when you dine here. Her presence is just as much as of a delight as the meal itself! It’s so rare to find this caliber of hospitality and service these days. Here’s the 411 on our experience, and it truly is an experience: First, I just absolutely love that it is byob. The artwork centered in the middle of the dining area was amazing, I couldn’t help but gaze over all night. The inspiration for this sitting was 1969, Woodstock. The food was just outstanding- Every. Single. Dish. I’m not one to go into the details of each dish since it was an eight course experience, but it was very well thought-out, paced meticulously and just when I thought I couldn’t eat another bite, a wonderful yuzu apricot naartjie “juice” arrived to cleanse my pallet and bam! I was ready to take on the two dessert courses. A word of advice- arrive hungry. This is not a pre fixe meal where you feel like you want to grab a hamburger afterwards. More

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Oriole2. Oriole
776 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

This was my 12th time here, and I simply don’t understand how Oriole keeps getting better. Just when you think the experience can’t be topped, they somehow do it yet again. Thank you again Noah, Cara, and the rest of your wonderful staff for a beautiful and delicious evening. More

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Kizuna Sushi Bistro3. Kizuna Sushi Bistro
23 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Glen Ellyn, West Suburbs

Excellent sushi & fantastic service! Cool music & ambiance-totally recommend! More

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Chef Soon Contemporary Sushi and Bar4. Chef Soon Contemporary Sushi and Bar
572 reviews
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Sushi | Lisle, West Suburbs

Best Sushi I have ever had in my life. The quality of the fish is something that can be tasted. It was worth the drive from Chicago. More

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Omakase Yume5. Omakase Yume
41 reviews
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago

An exceptional experience to be right up front watching the chef prepare each course. This is an intimate bar seating for 8 people and currently offer byob at no corkage fee, they are pursuing a liquor license. The only suggestion I would have is to have some background music. More

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New to OpenTable

Chicago restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Bar RamoneBar Ramone
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Bar Ramone is a wine bar with the heart and soul of Spanish tapas located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The wine program is curated by Lettuce Entertain You’s Ryan Arnold and Richard Hanauer and features a wine list of just over 100 bottles. The small plates menu is created by Chef Partners Hisanobu Osaka and Doug Psaltis. Favorites include house-made pintxos, Spicy Padron Peppers & Bonito, Duck Confit Poutine and Bloody Mary Shrimp.More

Bulerias IIBulerias II
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago

Welcome to Bulerías Tapas Bar. Authentic cuisine from Spain Europe. The word 'Bulerías' is rooted in the country of Spain and is most commonly used to reference a fast rhythmic form of the Art of Flamenco Dancing. The Bulerías is tradtionally the finale to a flamenco performance. As a flamenco performer, performing the Bulerías, AND as a spectator, watching the Bulerías being performed - whether performing or watching - The Bulerías, will demand of you a fun, energetic, passionate, happy experience. It is this experience that we at Bulerías Tapas are committed to deliver to every person that walks into our doors. We want you to feel our fun ambiance, absorb the energy of our staff, taste the passion in our food, and when you have concluded your experience with us for the evening, most of all, we are crazy about wanting to make you happy. Bulerías Happy!!!:)™©®More

Caspian Kabab Persian RestaurantCaspian Kabab Persian Restaurant
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago

Welcome to Caspian Kabab Persian Restaurant!
Our family chefs have been cooking authentic Persian food for over 60 years! Experience true authentic tasting Persian food from our kitchen to your table. We always buy our meat and produce same day.
Enjoy our daily bar specials in front of our fully stocked bar. Enjoy fine Persian drinks & wines. Watch the Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls, and Fire on our huge LED TV!More

Gus' Corner GrillGus' Corner Grill
$$$$
American | Lake Bluff, North Suburbs

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Leona's Pizzeria - Elk GroveLeona's Pizzeria - Elk Grove
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Italian | Elk Grove Village, Northwest Suburbs

Now Enjoy An Italian Food Restaurant At A Price That Won't Break The Bank! Because Life Is Better With A Little More Dough!More

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