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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Chicago / Illinois

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Chicago / Illinois? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Indus Progressive Indian restaurant
4.8
4.8 (42)
$50 and over
Indian
Highland Park
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
No matter where you live in the Chicago area, go to this restaurant. I have never had a meal that was so good and interesting, combined with incredible service. I love Indian food, and this restaurant made me appreciate it more while also having me experience new takes on classic dishes. The owners, Sukhu and Ajit, were there and were so wonderful. Sukhu spent a lot of time with us, and you can see how passionate he is about the food and the wine. The more he spoke of the dishes, the more my mouth watered. And the food did not disappoint. We can't wait to go back. Thank you to Sukhu, Ajit, and the entire team for a great experience.
A photo of Molly's Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (451)
$30 and under
American
Mount Carroll
About the restaurant
Located in Mount Carroll, IL, Molly’s Kitchen & Bar serves
Classic Cuisine and Cocktails made from scratch.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Wonderful place to eat. Food is wonderful and so is the staff & cooks.
A photo of The Alcove- Evanston restaurant
4.9
4.9 (477)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Evanston
About the restaurant
Chef Elio Romero curates an inventive American-inspired experience at Alcove Evanston, tucked under the Metra’s Davis Street stop. Taking cues from seasonal produce availability, Alcove’s menu is always evolving to guarantee freshness—check back often to stay updated on the restaurant’s culinary offerings.

The Alcove is eager to host your group's event--contact Alcove management to discuss building your prix fixe menu!

****Please view our menu on our website for the most updated items. Menus across other platforms are not always 100% up-to-date, as our dishes change with the seasonality of their ingredients. Please also note that the Alcove has implemented a 3% credit card service charge due to an increase in point-of-sale operating costs. We apologize for this inconvenience. Thank you!****

Top review
Justmevip
Dined 4 days ago
We went to the Alcove to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The food was excellent starting with the appetizers. We chose the baby octopus & the goat cheese tart. Both were absolutely delicious. The octopus was so tender it felt like it could melt in your mouth. We both chose a fish entry & both were wonderful. For desert we had the bread pudding and the flourless chocolate. Delicious choices though everything on the menu looked amazing. We will definitely go back!
A photo of Rollapalooza restaurant
5.0
5 (356)
$30 and under
Sushi
Lakeview / East Lakeview
About the restaurant
COZY AND WARM RESTAURANT. FRESH AND DELICIOUS RESTAURANT. WE ARE NOT NO.1 RESTAURANT. HOWEVER WE DO OUR BEST TO SERVE OUR CUSTOMERS.
Top review
ShaneMvip
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Always a wonderful experience at Rollapalooza. Great service and delicious food!
A photo of Piece Brewery & Pizzeria restaurant
4.7
4.7 (8)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Bucktown / Wicker Park
About the restaurant
Currently only accepting reservations for parties of 6-16 online. Reservations for parties greater than 8 are very limited and large parties might be split into multiple tables. Please walk-in for small party availability.

At Piece Brewery, the spirit of piece, love, and harmony are infused into every bite and sip. Nestled in a skylit loft, this vibrant establishment seamlessly unites the flavors of award-winning, New Haven-style thin-crust pizza with the the longest continuously-operating and most award-winning brewpub in Chicago, a tradition that has been upheld since 2001.

Whether you're savoring a slice of our renowned pies or sampling our diverse range of house brews, every visit promises a symphony of taste and community. As the sun sets, the atmosphere transforms into a lively sports-bar setting, creating an unforgettable experience where great food, great brews, and great entertainment converge.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great location , pizza and beer . Plenty of room do our party
A photo of Sushi Suite 202 - Lincoln Park Chicago @ Hotel Lincoln restaurant
4.9
4.9 (479)
$50 and over
Sushi
Old Town
About the restaurant
Step into the secret world of Sushi Suite, located in Suite 202 of Hotel Lincoln and accessible only with a key from the front desk, this hidden gem combines privacy, luxury, and the art of Omakase, meaning "Chef's Choice,". Sushi Suite offers an opulent 'Bougie' Omakase, $140 for 17 pieces 75-minute experience. Elevate your experience with bespoke cocktails and premium sake, perfect for igniting passions. Whether it's an intimate Date Night, a lavish Birthday Celebration, or an exclusive private seating, let us whisk you away on a journey of decadent sushi and immaculate service. Visit all of our unique locations, each with its own culture-inspired vibe!. Reserve now to secure a coveted seat at Sushi By Bou.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
Phenomenal dining experience. Best fish I’ve ever had
A photo of AJI restaurant
4.9
4.9 (61)
$50 and over
Japanese Speciality
Lakeview / East Lakeview
About the restaurant
An experience is what we offer— an unforgettable experience for your senses. Our 15 course omakase meal is perfectly complimented with great music, ambiance, and charming service. Our small staff has been in the sushi industry collectively for over 30 years and we have nothing but respect and passion for good service and food. Nothing excites us more than to be a part of an unforgettable evening with you and your loved ones.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing experience and amazing food! Would definitely come again
A photo of The Omakase Room at Sushi-san restaurant
4.9
4.9 (55)
$50 and over
Japanese
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
The Omakase Room at Sushi-san is a culmination of Master Sushi Chefs Kaze Chan and Shigeru Kitano’s combined experience defining the Chicago sushi scene. While the menu and service are informed by tradition, guests can expect a transcendent experience that breaks down the formality and austerity usually accompanying omakase dining. Each dinner in the warm, modern, and intimate ten-seat space features luxury ingredients from around the world. Sophisticated and carefully curated beverage pairings are available to complement the meal.
Top review
MichaelT
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
This was our third time at the Omakase Room. It is simply the best sushi dining in Chicago as far as we can tell. The whole experience is an absolute pleasure, from the pre-dinner cocktail in the private lounge, to the impeccible service to - most importantly - the top of the line menu items that melt in your mouth. It is pricey compared to the average meal, but a bargain for what you get. It's really nothing like "going out for sushi." Most of the fish served in the Omakase Room would be difficult, if not impossible, to find at a run of the mill sushi spot. And they serve the best cuts. The presentation is beautiful. The accompaniments are more likely to be caviar than soy sauce. The wasabi is ground wasabi root, not horseradish paste. Everything about the experience is first rate. Can't wait to go back.
A photo of Tanoshii - West Loop restaurant
4.9
4.9 (764)
$31 to $50
Japanese
West Loop
About the restaurant
Try our unique omakase where our chefs will work around your restrictions to course out a mix of traditional, and non-traditional, fare. With signature dishes like our fish & chips and bluefin truffle sashimi, dressed nigiri pieces, and our off menu "special rolls", let our chefs take care of you. Otherwise, order from the menu with many small-bite options, nigiri/sashimi, maki, entrees, or order the chef special rolls à la carte. We pride ourselves on our fish quality. We also have vegetarian off menu special rolls and many vegetarian options!

We have a full bar, which features a full selection of Japanese whisky, sake, cocktails, and more.

Also, since this comes up so often, all of the (many, many) plants throughout the restaurant are real!






We have no affiliation with any other Tanoshii and Sushi Mike

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Always amazing! This should be a go-to spot for anyone looking for good sushi!
A photo of Nabuki restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1451)
$50 and over
Japanese
Hinsdale
About the restaurant
Located in historic downtown Hinsdale. Chef Juan and Nabuki are committed to creating edible art. Offering a fusion of innovate dishes. Chef Juan exhibits his mastery of the art of Sushi by creating traditional Japanese dishes with a Latin flare.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
I come here allll the time and this time I wanted to take my aunt out for her bday since she’s never been. We honestly had an amazing experience, the food was so delicious and came out so quick! Everyone loved it, left no crumbs behind. My go to place in the suburbs for sushi
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