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Best American Restaurants in Lakeshore East


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A photo of Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • River North (Chicago)
Booked 133 times today
Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar in Chicago consistently delights its guests with an array of top-notch seafood dishes and impeccable service. Multiple reviews have hailed the seafood as "incredible," "fresh," and "fantastic," with a particular emphasis on its well-curated oyster selection. The restaurant is also noted for its proactive and careful handling of severe allergies, ensuring guests have a worry-free dining experience. Shaw's reputation as a long-standing pillar of seafood cuisine in Chicago is echoed widely, with one patron stating it's the "best seafood restaurant in Chicago." Serving fresh selections daily, Shaw's is highly regarded for its wide variety of excellent seafood options, from sushi to Seafood Fettuccini.
A photo of The Evie restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • River North (Chicago)
Booked 55 times today
The Evie, a gem in the heart of Chicago, is making its name for its quality American cuisine. The restaurant has consistently garnered high praises from customers, who have expressed their love for the authentic American dishes. The standout menu items include its delicious cornbread, Thai salad, hotdog, and sushi. The food review quoted as "the chef is absolutely superb" highlights the culinary expertise behind the mouthwatering dishes. The outstanding and knowledgeable service further elevates the whole dining experience, with customers giving positive reviews for particular servers. New addition to the Michigian Avenue, you'll find not just great food but also amazing cocktails and a nice ambiance. Guests have left eager to return, solidifying The Evie as an exceptional choice for American cuisine.
A photo of STK – Chicago restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • River North (Chicago)
Booked 99 times today
STK – Chicago provides an exceptional dining experience for all steak aficionados. With a specialized "World of Wagyu" menu featuring a variety of high-quality Wagyu cuts such as the "Japanese Kagoshima A5" and the "American Masami," diners are treated to the rich, signature taste of well-marbled, melt-in-your-mouth Wagyu. Reviewers rave about the "Japanese Joshu A5 Wagyu Tacos," describing them as a "harmonious opus of taste and texture," a "mosaic of flavors," and an "extraordinary journey into the zenith of culinary sophistication." The side dishes, from confit mushrooms to Parmesan crusted whipped potatoes, are acclaimed for their rich, satisfying flavors. The restaurant's well-rounded wine list offers excellent pairing options. This high praise confirms STK – Chicago as a stellar steakhouse in the city.
A photo of Andy's Jazz Club restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • River North (Chicago)
Booked 77 times today
Andy's Jazz Club, located at the heart of one of America's greatest cities, offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience that perfectly encapsulates contemporary American cuisine. This popular spot is renowned for its juicy burgers, excellent seafood, and fantastic drinks, as highlighted by numerous satisfied guests. Despite the speedy service, they succeed in maintaining the quality of their dishes, from flavorful Cajun salmon to the well-loved apple pie. Equally lauded are their chicken parmesan, calamari, and truffle fries. However, the experience at Andy's goes beyond the food. The lively jazz music and warm, attentive service create an atmosphere that truly complements the cuisine, making it an unforgettable treat for both locals and visitors alike.
A photo of Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown / Loop
Booked 48 times today
Venteux Brasserie, Cafe, & Oyster Bar in Chicago has been highly praised for its excellent French cuisine. An array of dishes are highlighted by reviewers, from the French Onion Soup and the perfectly medium-rare steaks, to the croque monsieur and Eggs Benedict with king crab. One customer said it was the best French toast they’d had, and another described the dishes as reminiscent of their time in France, particularly Alsace. The dry-aged duck and the cherry wood smoked chocolate layers dessert have been dubbed unforgettable. Despite minor quibbles about certain recipes not being traditionally French, most patrons applaud the distinct flavors and presentation of the food. The restaurant also offers a comfortable, elegant ambiance and friendly service.
A photo of Terrace 16 restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Near North
Booked 63 times today
Terrace 16, located in the heart of Chicago, offers an exemplary Contemporary American cuisine dining experience. The restaurant consistently earns rave review for its delectable dishes such as the perfectly cooked filet and the succulent beef cheek. Many customers have praised the delicious Americana breakfast and French toast on their brunch menu. Terrace 16 is also commended for its excellent service, pleasant music, and a well-balanced menu. The stunning rooftop views of the city add to the unique dining experience. With food, ambiance, and service that regularly keeps customers coming back, Terrace 16 is a standout choice for those seeking an authentic taste of Contemporary American cuisine.
A photo of Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - Chicago restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • River North (Chicago)
Booked 72 times today
Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley in Chicago garners rave reviews for its exceptional Southern cuisine. Patrons applaud the "outstanding" food, relishing the elevated flavors of home cooking and fresh combinations. The fare, reportedly "southern cuisine with class," ranges from tender braised short ribs to shrimp and grits, served with "delicious sauce." The atmosphere is described as "wonderful and classy," with top-notch reviews for the service. The restaurant manages to encapsulate the essence of Southern Soul Food but does so in an elegant setting. Despite a handful of critiques about noise levels and varying wait times, the majority of reviews are an overwhelming endorsement, terming the restaurant as one of the "BEST southern cuisine restaurants in the city." The food is "so good," they say, "it's worth the wait."
A photo of The Hampton Social - Streeterville restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 48 times today
The Hampton Social - Streeterville is highly regarded for its exquisite American cuisine. Patrons rave about the fresh oysters and cocktails, and the brunch menu receives great acclaim. The shrimp and crab bruschetta, calamari appetizers, chicken stack, and pancakes/hashbrowns and bacon have been positively reviewed by many visitors. The attentive staff, who maintain excellent service even during busy times, are another highlight. The live music contributes to the lively and inviting atmosphere, creating an ideal platform for special occasions. The superior food and service, coupled with the refreshing ambiance, make The Hampton Social - Streeterville a must-visit place for an authentic American dining experience.
A photo of Sweetwater Tavern and Grille restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown / Loop
Booked 32 times today
Sweetwater Tavern and Grille is a highly recommended restaurant for its brilliant American cuisine. According to numerous reviews, the quality of food, location, and service are all praised. Its variety of dishes, such as breakfast tacos, chicken and waffles, and chicken nachos, are loved by customers, some even admitting they were the best they've ever had. The staff at Sweetwater is consistently commended for their friendly and attentive behavior, even going above and beyond by providing dog treats for pets. One customer aptly described Sweetwater Tavern and Grille as the "perfect place to take international visitors to get a taste of American foods and atmosphere."
A photo of Catch 35 - Chicago restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown / Loop
Booked 50 times today
Catch 35 in Chicago is a renowned seafood haven, celebrated for its impeccably fresh dishes and extensive menu. From the much-praised Maine Lobster Tail to the succulent seafood Cobb Salad, every dish is prepared to perfection. Moreover, the restaurant offers a variety of dishes beyond seafood, ensuring something for everyone. Reviewers often commend the food saying it's "fantastic," "delicious," and "expertly prepared." They also appreciate the staff's professional and attentive service. Furthermore, the ambiance of the restaurant is praised as comfortable, elegant, and intimate. Patrons often wax lyrical about the Sticky Toffee Pudding, making it a must-try dessert at Catch 35. The restaurant's quality food and excellent service ensure repeat visits from satisfied customers.
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