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
(4964)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(147)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2885)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2948)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3621)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1188)
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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
(1245)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(688)
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4660)
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(438)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9671)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(592)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2682)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1716)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(123)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1474)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1063)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3418)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1838)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(437)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Popular restaurants in Chicago

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park
(607)
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Contemporary American | Oak Park
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(174)
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Italian | Forest Park
Posto 31
(161)
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Italian | La Grange
Maya Del Sol
(353)
$$$$
Latin American | Oak Park
Hemmingway's Bistro
(196)
$$$$
Bistro | Oak Park
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Chicago

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
goosefootgoosefoot
688
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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
9254
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1478
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Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
96
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
958
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
993
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
496
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2688
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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
337
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1633
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
538
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
620
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
798
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5851
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1775
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9671
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1566
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2948
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4215
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4247
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2274
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
688
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3621
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
576
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
1036
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
$$$$
Seafood | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1906
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
729
$$$$
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
4215
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1906
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5851
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1775
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
SUSHI-SANSUSHI-SAN
337
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3284
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
$$$$
Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
396
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French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2274
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1566
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
620
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
993
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
$$$$
Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
$$$$
Seafood | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
232
$$$$
Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
BokaBoka
4247
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3464
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11477
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7491
$$$$
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3947
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4964
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9638
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4660
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4251
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1236
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

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Geja's CaféGeja's Café
3977 reviews
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Fondue | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Very romantic and the ambience was amazing! 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
6415 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | West Loop, Chicago

Carnivale continues to be my favorite restaurant in the city. Great food. Fun atmosphere. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was with my fiance who is one of the pickiest people I know and he even loved it. He also wrote a review right after we dined because he loved it so much. Carnivale is a must! It does not disappoint. More

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Formento'sFormento's
1010 reviews
$$$$
Italian | West Loop, Chicago

The food was very good. We celebrated a friends birthday. Our waitress and staff were friendly, helpful & patient. More

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
2914 reviews
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Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Great service and menu selection. I love that they had tables with a view too. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Chicago

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

Absolutely stunning!! The best and most amazing service and as well as the tasting food. 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
848 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Logan Square, Chicago

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A beautiful restaurant with warm hospitality and an exceptional food and wine program! Piedmont is THE premier wine and food region in Italy and they showcase it so well! More

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EdenEden
485 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
1486 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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Great food & good happy hour deals everyday from 5-6:30! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

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

Superb food creative presentations, delightful staff. More

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Oriole2. Oriole
776 reviews
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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
571 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Lisle, West Suburbs

Our favorite sushi place - the food is always exemplary and served so promptly. Vicky, our server was her usual stellar self, always warm and welcoming while taking the best care of us. Will be back very soon! More

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Omakase Yume5. Omakase Yume
41 reviews
$$$$
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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Chicago restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Brooks Kitchen & TapBrooks Kitchen & Tap
$$$$
American | Oakbrook Terrace, West Suburbs

Brook's Kitchen & Tap is opening in the Chicagoland suburb of Oakbrook Terrace in early Fall 2018.

Brook's modern interior design paired with classic food and beverage favorites makes it a dining experience unlike any other in the area! Featuring handmade craft cocktails, delicious chef-inspired menu items, and an extensive wine list to match, Brook's Kitchen & Tap is your destination for every occasion. More

Grand Trunk RoadGrand Trunk Road
$$$$
Indian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Grand Trunk Road is a new South Asian concept in Chicago, offering modern interpretations on classic flavors.More

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

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Mainland IndiaMainland India
$$$$
Indian | Niles, North Suburbs

Mainland India was established in 2017 to cater to the Indian palate in Chicago. Our carefully curated menu aims to please your taste buds with authentic Indian food. We offer excellent catering services for events ranging from small family events to large corporate meetings. Our exquisite party halls along with amazingly tasty food will make your event an enjoyable and memorable experience. Our a la carte options and everyday lunch buffet can take you on a culinary journey through India and make you fall in love with Indian cuisine. To enhance your dining experience, we bring you variety of drinks from our low – priced bar menu. We take pride in offering you the best and authentic Indian cuisine at affordable price as compared to other local Indian joints. So visit us to relish the charming ambiance, savor the tasty cuisine and create your wonderful memories!!More

SemiramisSemiramis
$$$$
Contemporary American | Albany Park, Chicago

Semiramis serves Lebanese cuisine that is house made daily. Owner and chef Joseph Abraham creates authentic cuisine using lean meats and traditional spices. Guests can enjoy his falafels, which were voted best in the city in 2009 by Chicago Magazine, or start off the meal with pickled turnips and marinated olives. From traditional options like baba ghanoush, hummus and tabbouleh to lamb and beef shawarma, diners can enjoy Semiramis appetizers and sandwiches that are filled with flavorful combinations that transport them to Lebanon.

Guests looking for a more fulfilling option for lunch or dinner can opt for the lamb and beef kafta or a chicken kabob. Vegans in the group will also enjoy Semiramis' vegetarian plate and the lentils and rice, or wait until the chef offers his signature dish, Vegetarian ZouZou. Don't forget to add a baklava trio to finish off the meal.

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