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

Best American Restaurants in Gold Coast Chicago

ikram cafeikram cafe
(187)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 6 times today
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4143)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 126 times today
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(738)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 76 times today
Doc B's Fresh Kitchen - Gold CoastDoc B's Fresh Kitchen - Gold Coast
(224)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 26 times today
Eight Bar and PatioEight Bar and Patio
(33)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 11 times today
Ditka's - ChicagoDitka's - Chicago
(5219)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 77 times today
D4 Irish Pub and CafeD4 Irish Pub and Cafe
(370)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 11 times today
Blue Door Kitchen & GardenBlue Door Kitchen & Garden
(755)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 20 times today
GreenRiverGreenRiver
(730)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 27 times today
Pinstripes - ChicagoPinstripes - Chicago
(330)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 10 times today
Mity Nice Bar & GrillMity Nice Bar & Grill
(1347)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 23 times today
SomersetSomerset
(157)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 144 times today
Signature Room at the 95thSignature Room at the 95th
(4473)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 63 times today
The WindsorThe Windsor
(129)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 21 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Gold Coast Chicago

Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
(1522)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 80 times today
Mario's TableMario's Table
(526)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 10 times today
Merlo on MapleMerlo on Maple
(1165)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 12 times today
PelagoPelago
(1248)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 15 times today
Carmine's ChicagoCarmine's Chicago
(3606)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 64 times today
La StoriaLa Storia
(319)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 14 times today
Cafe SpiaggiaCafe Spiaggia
(2646)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Freds Chicago at Barneys New YorkFreds Chicago at Barneys New York
(969)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 37 times today
Rosebud on RushRosebud on Rush
(3226)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 65 times today
SpiaggiaSpiaggia
(2686)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Torali - located at The Ritz Carlton, ChicagoTorali - located at The Ritz Carlton, Chicago
(31)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 17 times today
Francesca's on ChestnutFrancesca's on Chestnut
(1554)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 42 times today
Coco Pazzo CaféCoco Pazzo Café
(1659)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 25 times today

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Treat your taste buds: Explore Gold Coast Chicago restaurants.

Gold Coast Chicago Restaurants

ikram cafeikram cafe
187 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 6 times today

Our food choices were creative, tasty and beautifully presented. I’m glad I moved back to Chicago so that I can enjoy Ikram Cafe more often. Very impressive for out of town guests. More

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Les NomadesLes Nomades
1383 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 13 times today

Wonderful experience. Impeccable service. Delicious fine dining. Will be back! More

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RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4143 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 126 times today

Christmas celebration with friends. More

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The Capital Grille - Chicago - DowntownThe Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown
2446 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 64 times today

Our server Heather was great. She took good care about of all our needs without being pushy. More

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Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
972 reviews
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 26 times today

Absolutely amazing experience as usual! Loved the Prix Fixe menu option! More

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Ditka's - ChicagoDitka's - Chicago
5219 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 77 times today

Went for business dinner, great food, had Filet and Prime Rib, perfectly cooked and tasted great. Lots of options in area Ditkas did not disappoint us. More

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Maple & AshMaple & Ash
1608 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 167 times today

The absolute best customer service experience I’ve had at a Chicago restaurant. Amazing food. Definitely recommend the ribeye and the loaded potato. More

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Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - ChicagoGibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Chicago
4134 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 121 times today

Simply put - truly the best dining experience I have ever had in my life. More

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Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Michigan AvenueMariposa at Neiman Marcus - Michigan Avenue
175 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 18 times today

The popovers !Got to experience this restaurant beautiful dinnerware with incredibly beautiful expensive water glasses ! Was able to share a soup and sandwich with the friend no problem . All our sandwiches were wonderful, service was wonderful ,the room was wonderful ! For our group it was more of a special occasion and a wonderful dining experience that we don’t do every day . Looking forward to reach a return More

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Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3404 reviews
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 82 times today

Wonderful food! Great service! Will go back again! More

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Tavern on RushTavern on Rush
2250 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 39 times today

Wonderful staff beautiful setting, food was average, price point fair! More

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NoMINoMI
2538 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 58 times today

We’ve been here before. The bar area is very lively on the weekend which is fun and the sushi is wonderful. We wanted to sit in the window to see the beautiful lights on Michigan Ave. Very romantic area. The dinner menu is very limited outside of the sushi menu. Pretty expensive. Our young waiter was very attentive in the right way. It all went smoothly. I don’t want to dis it but it’s someplace I would only go once a year at this time to enjoy the view if possible to get a window table, which they were very accommodating. I would recommend to friends but with the information I just gave. More

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Mario's TableMario's Table
526 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 10 times today

The owner Mario is always a generous host and opened his venue for annual "Joy of Toys" that brought in neighbors and toys for those children in need. More

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Eddie V's - ChicagoEddie V's - Chicago
1732 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 26 times today

Good food and fast service. Upscale restaurant and it was first class all the way. More

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PelagoPelago
1248 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 15 times today

Exceptionally high level gourmet service and dishes. Fantastic experience for myself and my 5 guests. More

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Eight Bar and PatioEight Bar and Patio
33 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 11 times today

My friend got the French onion soup and I got the downstairs burger which is always great. Service was a little slow because they appeared to be short of help. One bartender was taking care of everyone. More

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Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - ChicagoHugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago
3751 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 64 times today

Super good food and service. Keep up traditions and good approach. More

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Lawry's The Prime Rib - ChicagoLawry's The Prime Rib - Chicago
5540 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 70 times today

Lawrys is the best prime rib around it was amazing! The Staff and service was fast ,friendly and great. The atmosphere was great prices were good. Me and my wife will be going back there again More

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Doc B's Fresh Kitchen - Gold CoastDoc B's Fresh Kitchen - Gold Coast
224 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 26 times today

Whenever we visit Chicago we make a point of visiting Doc B's. Excellent food, service and always good value. More

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Rosebud on RushRosebud on Rush
3226 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 65 times today

This is our 4th dinner at Rosebud and it was excellent as always. I had the special, lobster ravioli with a light sauce and large shrimp which was excellent. My husband had the lasagna which he enjoyed very much. Our 8 month grandbaby was with us and everyone was very attentive to her. I think she enjoyed the friendly ambiance, too. More

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Bistrot ZincBistrot Zinc
1579 reviews
$$$$
French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 31 times today

Food was spectacular! Cozy place. We were there on a Friday night, and service was a bit rushed, it very professional. More

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D4 Irish Pub and CafeD4 Irish Pub and Cafe
370 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 11 times today

D4 Irish Pub!!! Absolutely a wonderful experience! Our waiter Juan was fantastic and the food was FAST !!!! I highly recommend D4!! More

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Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
738 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 76 times today

Beatrix always has a fantastic breakfast and brunch selection. On top of that, their spicy Bloody Mary is phenomenal and they have a lot of gluten free options. Recommend the egg white omelet and the quinoa cakes with poached eggs as but two of many excellent menu selections. More

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Rosebud SteakhouseRosebud Steakhouse
1859 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 35 times today

We were blown away by the food once again. The rib-eye (bone in) was hands down the best steak I've ever had. It was so big I took 2/3 of it home and have been enjoying it this week. The creamed spinach was so flavorful. The filet mignon, absolute perfection. Just call this place Better Than Gibsons. A neighborhood gem. More

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Pinstripes - ChicagoPinstripes - Chicago
330 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 10 times today

We loved Corey our waiter! He was our waiter for both Bocce ball play and then waited on us during our dinner afterward. We were a group of 12 but he stayed on top of our order, made sure our drinks were replenished on a timely basis and was helpful with selecting food for our large group. A great place for an extended family get together! More

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SpiaggiaSpiaggia
2686 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

A special occasion dining spot as it is very expensive. Enjoyed most dishes, but not others. Probably will not return any time soon, however. May try the Cafe next time. More

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The LobbyThe Lobby
918 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 37 times today

We had High Tea at The Lobby and had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent, the Christmas decor just beautiful, and the service was beyond amazing. We will return! More

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Carmine's ChicagoCarmine's Chicago
3606 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 64 times today

We had a fabulous Friday night family dinner at Carmine's. We are frequent customers who love the food and location. Thank you for taking care of us! More

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Blue Door Kitchen & GardenBlue Door Kitchen & Garden
755 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 20 times today

The change from Table 52 did not disappoint! Wonderful food and the service was top notch. We will definitely return. More

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Emilio's Tapas - Sol Y NieveEmilio's Tapas - Sol Y Nieve
890 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 5 times today

Good solid Tapas. Great service. Not too noisy. Worth a try if you are in the area. More

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Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1522 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 80 times today

I love Nico, one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! Not only is the food amazing the ambiance is spectacular! My BFF & I went for a quick light breakfast of cappuccinos and croissants, prior to our fun filled wedding gown shopping day. The service was great and set the stage for a truly amazing day. I can't wait to go back! More

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Le Petit ParisLe Petit Paris
97 reviews
$$$$
French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 5 times today

We read the reviews, mixed reviews in some cases and decided to try it since it was in walking distance from our condo. The owner, waiter, chef, bartender and chief bottle washer greeted us and had us sit in the bar for a few minutes although the restaurant only had about two tables filled. Not a problem. I think he had it planned out for our reservation time and we were early. We were seated by our scheduled time. He was very friendly which seemed to put off some people but I loved it. It kept the atmosphere casual and fun. The food was amazing. I wanted to try everything so I started with frog legs that were some of the best I ever had then the yellow bell pepper soup which was equally good but a little rich for all the food I had planned to eat, then I had the roasted duck. Half duck on the bone and was, again, some of the best I’d ever had. We shared a dessert and I can’t remember what it was but I know it was great as well. We also had a very nice bottle of wine. Will certainly be back when we return. We’ve already recommended it to some friends. More

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Pizzeria Via StatoPizzeria Via Stato
71 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 2 times today

As always, Pizzeria via Stato is a fantastic experience. They bent over backwards for us. Even though we were there at an in between time, they were able to give us food off the dinner menu! It's a family favorite! More

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GreenRiverGreenRiver
730 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 27 times today

Awesome restaurant all the way around. It was easily one of the best meals that I've had in the past several years. More

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Cafe SpiaggiaCafe Spiaggia
2646 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Had a holiday family lunch. Food was great wine selection good and service just right . Good way to start the season. More

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SomersetSomerset
157 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 144 times today

Food was phenomenal. Server was a bit pushy on ordering, which made the meal feel rushed. More

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Michael Jordan's SteakhouseMichael Jordan's Steakhouse
2824 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 44 times today

Great food and outstanding service. Our waitress fulfilled all of our needs and more. The food came out in a reasonable time and was cooked to perfection. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Chicago - The OriginalMorton's The Steakhouse - Chicago - The Original
1686 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 12 times today

It was absolutely amazing, my daughter said it was the best steak she ever had More

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LUXBARLUXBAR
1240 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 23 times today

Went for brunch. They certainly pack the tables in tight to handle the crowd. Food was good. We would try again! More

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New Rebozo ChicagoNew Rebozo Chicago
118 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 1 time today

Jalapeño chocolate ice cream was great More

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Mirai Sushi - Gold CoastMirai Sushi - Gold Coast
135 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 5 times today

Love this restaurant. Small menu but everything is fantastic! More

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Riva Crabhouse on Navy PierRiva Crabhouse on Navy Pier
3804 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 29 times today

Excellent seafood. Oysters are very good. Wonderful selection of fish. Wine list is very good. Great view and service. More

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Friends Sushi on RushFriends Sushi on Rush
433 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 12 times today

Great service and excellent food. More

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
2248 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 98 times today

Excellent. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Great meal. We will definitely go back. More

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The Little Beet Table - ChicagoThe Little Beet Table - Chicago
198 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 16 times today

Very nice and knowledgeable staff. Great food. Bigger menu than we expected. Would recommend. More

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The Palm CourtThe Palm Court
1696 reviews
$$$$
Afternoon Tea | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 104 times today

Great for high tea for Christmas with strolling carolers and harpist. The room is beautiful and tree in lobby very festive. More

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Chicago qChicago q
3108 reviews
$$$$
Barbecue | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 38 times today

We always go when we are in town! Their ribs and in general the meat is fantastic! Service is good and nice. More

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Coco Pazzo CaféCoco Pazzo Café
1659 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 25 times today

Perfect for catching up w/friend. Good food. Attentive but not intrusive service. More

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Niu Japanese Fusion LoungeNiu Japanese Fusion Lounge
399 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 10 times today

Great asian fusion menu. Right next to AMC 21 cinema. Great place to before orcafter catching a flick More

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Merlo on MapleMerlo on Maple
1165 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 12 times today

This is our 2nd time going and we did the tasting menu. It was the best meal I have EVER had. This place is outstanding! More

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the Albertthe Albert
102 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 12 times today

The duck was amazing as well as the Colorado lamb. The drinks were all very good. The restaurant is beautiful. Very fun More

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bistronomicbistronomic
2428 reviews
$$$$
French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 38 times today

The service was wonderful and the food was well prepared. The cocktails were lovely - very important for a girl’s night! More

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Marisol at the MCAMarisol at the MCA
92 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 63 times today

Our fourth meal at Marisol! The service is personal, attentive,and responsive to our requests. Our food was delicious! The chicken entree is wonderful. The preparation of it has changed seasonally,and only gets better with each iteration.♥ More

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Pizano's Pizza & Pasta - State StreetPizano's Pizza & Pasta - State Street
116 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

What more can be said...Traditional Chicago Deep Dish Pizza!! Fantastic! More

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AlliumAllium
847 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 13 times today

Please note this restaurant is located on the seventh floor of the Four Seasons Hotel. Two different dining environment are available, warm and cozy near a fireplace or a polished indoor patio-like setting with large windows. The food goes well beyond its description. A side of fried broccolini had outstanding flavor and texture, crisp not leaden. A beet salad appetizer split with a family member was presented on two plates, both works of art. Butternut squash soup was the best ever experienced. Halibut was a snow white, thick steak flaky like I rarely see outside of Alaska. Crispy-skinned duck breast accompanied by duck sausage and polenta was a delicious dinner special. I highly recommend this restaurant for a relaxed, quiet dinner with family or friends while visiting Chicago. More

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Francesca's on ChestnutFrancesca's on Chestnut
1554 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 42 times today

They accommodated a special no-carb diet with a very special calamari. The world's best!! And some of the staff were very customer-oriented. Overall, it was quite a memorable experience. And I want that sauteed calamari recipe!! More

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La StoriaLa Storia
319 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 14 times today

Classic old town Chicago atmosphere, classic Italian cuisine prepared very well (not your Maggiano’s “Italian”) Started with a spectacular Kale Ceaser salad, which was amazing but eclipsed by the wonderful cream of mushroom soup. Our pastas were simple spaghetti with red sauce (very rich...a bit much but good) and the papardelle bolognese which was spectacular. Both house made pastas were a bit al dente, cooked to perfection. Main course was Branzino on fennel which was deliciously cooked to perfection! I gotta give the food a 9 out of ten - just great. The issue we had was the background music - basically More

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Mity Nice Bar & GrillMity Nice Bar & Grill
1347 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 23 times today

Fastau is the best! More

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Osteria del PastaioOsteria del Pastaio
35 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 16 times today

It was my first time at this restaurant and would go back again. The calamari is beyond delicious. Great pasta and they make a very good Cosmo. There is valet parking, but it is located across the street from the restaurant (in front of Ditka’s). That needs to be made more clear on their website. I give it an A rating. More

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The Grill on the Alley - ChicagoThe Grill on the Alley - Chicago
794 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 5 times today

The food here is consistently good! A varied menu makes it a winner for all palates. Try the crabcake appetizer...delicious! More

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Ron of Japan Steakhouse - ChicagoRon of Japan Steakhouse - Chicago
441 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 9 times today

After traveling to Japan, I sought to find authentic Japanese cuisine in Chicago. Ron of Japan has supassed any cuisine found in Japan itself, it features egg sauce, an ancient Japanese tradition. Highly recommend Rahm! More

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Booth OneBooth One
40 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 67 times today

Thank you, LEYE, for Pump Room 2.0! You kept the best of the previous venue and added your special touch to food and service -- great having you back! More

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Southern Cut BarbecueSouthern Cut Barbecue
158 reviews
$$$$
Barbecue | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 11 times today

We enjoyed our dinner. The service was wonderful, and if you are into a Paleo diet, this place is heaven. The menu offers options for various diets, but the star of the show is BBQ. All three of us loved it. I also thought that given the location and quality, the pricing was very fair. I stayed across the street at Raffaello, so came back to Southern Cut for breakfast. Also excellent! Three large breakfast tacos for $16. Almost more than I could eat. More

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Devon Seafood Grill - ChicagoDevon Seafood Grill - Chicago
3059 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 21 times today

Server named Michael was absolutely amazing and a reason to come back. Outstanding! More

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Cantina Laredo - ChicagoCantina Laredo - Chicago
2229 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 53 times today

Cool restaurant, we normally avoid chains but this venue is worth a visit, stylish decor, excellent staff, great value, great food and plenty of it. More

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Howells & HoodHowells & Hood
1243 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 30 times today

Great beer selection. Fish tacos were great and service was very good. More

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MezcalinaMezcalina
218 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 3 times today

Great Mexican cuisine. Margaritas were just right and service was great! More

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Hash House A Go GoHash House A Go Go
274 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 5 times today

I’ve heard a lot about this place and was excited to go, the food was okay, very few vegetarian options, mimosa was flat and didn’t have much flavor. The service was great just not sure if the food was worth the price More

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Signature Room at the 95thSignature Room at the 95th
4473 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 63 times today

The venue is very cool at night. Great views of the city. Our steak and Salmon were very good and the price is reasonable for the venue. More

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The WindsorThe Windsor
129 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 21 times today

My wife and I were staying at the attached Hampton Inn and visited The Windsor on a couple of occasions - every aspect of food, service, fun time was outstanding. Would highly recommend if you are close to this area. More

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Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
118 reviews
$$$$
French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 62 times today

It was a lovely place to meet an old friend and catch up. The service and food made it more special. More

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20 East20 East
24 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 2 times today

Contemporary atmosphere without the noise 😍. My friend and I are “of a certain age” and while some of the newer restaurants are nice and have great food, you can’t hear yourself talk! 20 East has lovely decor, a variety of comfortable seating both at tables and the bar, good food and great service! Our waitress, Sandy, was pleasantly accommodating when we asked if the music could be turned down a tad, and also understanding of our slow paced dining. And then the manager Brian stopped by for what turned into a lengthy chat. The food was yummy, and the tab didn’t break the bank. All in all, hard to beat. We also leaned from Brian about the monthly “Tastes of the World” series (see website for details), along with room across the hall for larger groups. We will definitely be back...many times! More

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Freds Chicago at Barneys New YorkFreds Chicago at Barneys New York
969 reviews
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 37 times today

Great ambience with a very diverse menu. Lots of options including some very nice pasta dishes. More

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Cafe Des Architectes/CDACafe Des Architectes/CDA
1365 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 3 times today

Absolutely one of the best dinners I have had while visiting Chicago. Everything was as close to perfect as it can get. Service was excellent. 5 star! More

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JellyfishJellyfish
566 reviews
$$$$
Pan-Asian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 7 times today

Great service, great food! More

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Shula's Steak House - ChicagoShula's Steak House - Chicago
815 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 3 times today

Calamari appetizer, wedge salad, Cowboy 22 oz steak, filet mignon 8 oz, mushroom side and double baked potato were outstanding, cooked exactly as ordered and flavorful. Totally enjoyed the dinner. Milen was our waiter and he did an outstanding job. We will return again soon. More

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Torali - located at The Ritz Carlton, ChicagoTorali - located at The Ritz Carlton, Chicago
31 reviews
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 17 times today

The renovation is exquisite...stunning...romantic and worth every moment of our time. The service is fitting of royalty and the ambiance makes for a memorable experience. I have only one suggestion...I miss the Christmas Tree on the 12th floor...I would bring that back in 2018. We have always enjoyed great conversation by the tree with good friends. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Rob Hanrahan More

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BellwetherBellwether
213 reviews
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 2 times today

Great place- extensive menu. Something for everyone! More

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The Indian Garden - ChicagoThe Indian Garden - Chicago
504 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 5 times today

Food was great, had the Chicken madras, basmati rice and garlic naan. Had to ask about their chicken dishes though, looked like a page of the menu was missing. But like I said the food was great! More

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Labriola ChicagoLabriola Chicago
266 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 10 times today

Got us in right away (even when we were 15 minutes late). Food cooked fast, really yummy pasta, and great service! More

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CiteCite
2076 reviews
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 14 times today

This must be one of the nicest, scenic places to eat in Chicago . The service is always fantastic and the food very good to excellent. I would highly recommend it to those on a romantic date, or wanting to experience cite'. More

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Mei's CornerMei's Corner
6 reviews
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Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

The Honey Walnut Shrimp is terrific. Lunch menu is very good and affordable. Not many good Asian restaurants in the area so this is a great pick. More

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Harry Caray's 7th Inning StretchHarry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch
298 reviews
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 11 times today

Ate here on a Saturday afternoon before a kid's theatre performance nearby. Prompt, courteous and helpful server who was attentive to 6-9 year old's food tastes,. Food was really good, especially my fried chicken plate that also had great mac, bacon and cheese as a side. Wife had dietary restrictions that were accommodated nicely. More

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Upstairs at The GwenUpstairs at The Gwen
48 reviews
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 9 times today

We visited after a show at the Chicago Theater. We'd eaten a very late lunch so we weren't starving, but wanted to have a light meal and some drinks. What a beautiful outdoor space, and even on this gorgeous night wasn't wall-to-wall people (but nicely full and lively). Loved the fire feature. Loved our cocktails. We shared a fantastic cheese plate and huge, delicious salad. I would definitely go here again. More

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Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- ChicagoSophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue- Chicago
128 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 3 times today

Enjoyable experience mainly due to the gracious and charming waitperson of African-American descent who made us feel welcome..... More

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Level TwoLevel Two
221 reviews
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Very nice experience . Waitress was very attentive and noise level was minimal. Good was good. More

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Fornetto Mei - Flame Baked Pizza & TrattoriaFornetto Mei - Flame Baked Pizza & Trattoria
251 reviews
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 2 times today

The Seafood Risotto was divine! The shrimp and scallops were perfectly cooked and the the flavor was excellent. The Ceasar salad was a pleasant surprise. The dressing was not cream based but very light and flavorful. I truly enjoyed this meal. More

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HarvestHarvest
109 reviews
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Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 2 times today

We didn't realize we were headed to a Marriott, but after that initial disappointment we decided to have breakfast anyway and it exceeded our expectations for a Marriott. And was a fine breakfast. More

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Camellia Room (formerly Drake Bros.’)Camellia Room (formerly Drake Bros.’)
175 reviews
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Contemporary American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 16 times today

Bloody Mary Bar was nice. Brunch was delicious. Service was a little slow. More

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CurrentCurrent
86 reviews
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 2 times today

The Pain Perdu I ordered was just mind blowing and is a must try for anyone who loves french toast. More

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Curling at Upstairs at the GwenCurling at Upstairs at the Gwen
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 19 times today

Upstairs at the Gwen Terrace, features seasonal Curling! Reservations are available in 30 minute intervals.* The cost is $25 per person and includes a Winter Cocktails.

The rink is non-traditional rink (ie - not made of ice) and measures 8’ x 32’. You can enjoy the game with four (x4) granite stones and/or eight (x8) “pro” stones, which are smaller and lighter.

Upstairs at The Gwen Terrace, located on the fifth floor of the landmark McGraw-Hill building, also features a communal table with fireplace, a fire pit, heat lamps, lounge seating, TVs and music. Chef Matt Jergens' Contemporary American menu is also available while you Curl.

Make the most out of Winter, and enjoy Curling + Cocktails in the heart of the city!

*Please arrive 15 minutes before your Curling time to review the rules and fill out the paperwork.More

Friends Sushi On StateFriends Sushi On State
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Sushi | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 4 times today

Friends sushi on state is Sushi & Sake Bar We bring a unique blend of different cultures with Japanese technique to our dishes, from Poke Hawaii to Ceviche Peru Your mouth will simply bursting with flavor at every bite.More

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ikram cafeikram cafe
187 reviews
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 6 times today

Our food choices were creative, tasty and beautifully presented. I’m glad I moved back to Chicago so that I can enjoy Ikram Cafe more often. Very impressive for out of town guests. More

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The Capital Grille - Chicago - DowntownThe Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown
2446 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 64 times today

Our server Heather was great. She took good care about of all our needs without being pushy. More

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Eight Bar and PatioEight Bar and Patio
33 reviews
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 11 times today

My friend got the French onion soup and I got the downstairs burger which is always great. Service was a little slow because they appeared to be short of help. One bartender was taking care of everyone. More

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Les NomadesLes Nomades
1383 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 13 times today

Wonderful experience. Impeccable service. Delicious fine dining. Will be back! More

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Ditka's - ChicagoDitka's - Chicago
5219 reviews
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 77 times today

Went for business dinner, great food, had Filet and Prime Rib, perfectly cooked and tasted great. Lots of options in area Ditkas did not disappoint us. More

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Eddie V's - ChicagoEddie V's - Chicago
1732 reviews
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Seafood | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 26 times today

Good food and fast service. Upscale restaurant and it was first class all the way. More

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RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4143 reviews
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 126 times today

Christmas celebration with friends. More

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Maple & AshMaple & Ash
1608 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 167 times today

The absolute best customer service experience I’ve had at a Chicago restaurant. Amazing food. Definitely recommend the ribeye and the loaded potato. More

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Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - ChicagoGibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Chicago
4134 reviews
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Steak | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 121 times today

Simply put - truly the best dining experience I have ever had in my life. More

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Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - ChicagoHugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago
3751 reviews
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Seafood | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Booked 64 times today

Super good food and service. Keep up traditions and good approach. More

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Discover Gold Coast

Located north of the Chicago River along the shores of Lake Michigan, the neighborhoods of Streeterville and the Gold Coast developed as affluent areas in the wake of the Chicago Fire in the late 19th century. Today, these neighborhoods boast family entertainment centers, fine museums and a variety of restaurants for everyone to enjoy. Families can delight in the fun and festivities along the Navy Pier with burgers, fish and fresh baked goods for nourishment. Going inland in Streeterville, the dining gets a bit more upscale with Chicago deep dish pizzerias and Polish sausage on every corner. Heading north to the Gold Coast will get you fine dining and international food territory. Tender steaks, tapas bars and French cuisine are among the hidden gems.