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Best Restaurants for Quiet Conversation in Chicago

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A photo of Acanto restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3602)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown / Loop
Booked 53 times today
Across from Millennium park and along Chicago’s Cultural Mile, Acanto Restaurant + Wine Bar is a treasured destination for those who appreciate authentic and approachable Italian food in a conversation-friendly atmosphere. Acanto serves seasonally-driven Italian cuisine from both regions of Italy utilizing artisanal ingredients from Midwest farmers and producers. Acanto boasts one of the most lauded wine programs in the US, including a 3-star rating by World of Fine Wine and a two-glass “Best of Excellence” rating by Wine Spectator. The libations menu is rounded out by Italian classics including spritzes and negronis along with craft cocktails, beer, and spirits. The word Acanto is the Italian translation of Acanthus, the flowery leaf featured prominently in Roman architecture. Famed architect Louis Sullivan used Acanthus in his distinctive terra cotta ornamentation found on the facade of the historically-landmarked building that houses Acanto.
A photo of La Grande Boucherie - Chicago restaurant
4.0
Excellent(316)
Price: Very Expensive
• Steak • River North (Chicago)
Booked 78 times today
Housed in Chicago’s Belle Époque building, the unique Art Nouveau-inspired space honors the iconic building’s legacy while providing guests with a one-of-a-kind atmosphere and menu. La Grande Boucherie blends the ambiance of an indulgent steakhouse with a refined Parisian brasserie charm, and fuses traditional French cuisine with Chicago’s River North culinary heritage. The two-story restaurant boasts custom curved stained-glass windows overlooking the bustling streets of Chicago. The interior features custom mosaic marble floors, authentic fixtures, and a racetrack bar sourced from France. Guests can lean into the view and take in all that Chicago has to offer.
A photo of Fulton Market Kitchen restaurant
4.2
Awesome(693)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary American • West Loop
Booked 12 times today
Inspired by the 1980s NYC art scene and the Wynwood Walls in Miami, Fulton Market Kitchen offers guests the rare opportunity to enjoy dining, drinking, and the work of incredible artists in a single, truly unique setting. Executive FMK presents a refined, contemporary American cuisine with a global influence. We offer seasonal presentations with ingredients sourced from regional farms, local markets, and our neighbors from Fulton Market Street. FMK's Bar Team, delivers one of the West Loop’s most innovative cocktail programs, executed with fresh ingredients and small batch spirits pulled from a carefully curated collection. Together they have developed an impressive spirit list that boasts over 650 bottles with a special focus on hand-selected barrels, limited allocations, and rare vintages.
A photo of The Capital Grille - Chicago - Downtown restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4491)
Price: Very Expensive
• Steakhouse • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 50 times today
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
A photo of Bar Mar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(609)
Price: Very Expensive
• Spanish • River North (Chicago)
Booked 112 times today
Fresh oysters piled on mounds of sparkling ice. Ceviches that taste of the ocean. Chef José Andrés’ brilliant renditions of iconic seafood classics like fried calamari and lobster rolls. Located at the Bank of America Tower in Chicago, Bar Mar is a true celebration of the bounty of the sea, with modern takes on classics you know and love, festive cocktails, and a bright, beautiful space that interweaves the nautical with the elegant.
A photo of Adorn Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.4
Awesome(477)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary American • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 9 times today
Chef Richie Farina makes globally-inspired modern cuisine and emphasizes the inventive use of quality ingredients from around-the-world. An eclectic beverage program focuses on minimal-intervention wine, impromptu pairings and ingredient-driven cocktails served in a lively convivial atmosphere.
A photo of Hubbard Inn - River North restaurant
4.2
Awesome(87)
Price: Expensive
• American • River North (Chicago)
Booked 241 times today
Located among an ever growing number of River North restaurants in Chicago, Hubbard Inn creates a unique dining experience with delicious options for brunch, dinner, late night dining and everything in between.Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner for two, a table for a large group, or a late night restaurant, Hubbard Inn is the perfect option for out-of-town guests and locals on the hunt for dinner and drinks or a quick bite to eat!
A photo of Osteria del Pastaio restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1047)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 12 times today
Osteria del Pastaio, specializes in traditional Italian Cuisine. Our menu reflects the culinary team’s passion for using only the freshest ingredients. Our Artisan pastas are made daily, our breads are baked fresh each morning, our seasonal desserts and candies are hand-made. Our soups are all from vegetarian stock and whenever possible our produce comes from local organic farmers. At Osteria del Pastaio we are pleased to bring you the highest quality ingredients in traditional, Italian cuisine.
A photo of Eduardo's Enoteca - Gold Coast restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(357)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 9 times today
Nestled away in the adorable Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Eduardo’s Enoteca offers authentic Italian fare in an intimate setting, akin to the bistros and cafes of Italy itself. Located at the bustling intersection of Dearborn and Division, Eduardo’s serves as a cozy escape from the busy city streets. This romantic Italian wine bar offers a small-batch boutique wine selection, craft cocktails, handmade pizzas and pastas, charcuterie boards, decadent desserts, and seasonally rotating specials.We ask that each party maintains a 90 minute time limit to accommodate and respect reservations of other guests. Tables will be held for 10 minutes after their reservation time. If you are running late please feel free to call us at (312) 337-4490 to let us know and we will push back your reservation time!
A photo of Farm Bar - Ravenswood restaurant
4.5
Awesome(135)
Price: Expensive
• Farm-to-table • Lincoln Square
Booked 46 times today
Farm Bar is a neighborhood farm-to-table restaurant with locations in Ravenswood and Lakeview. We serve approachable midwestern fair with local, organic ingredients from our own Brown Dog Farm in Mineral Point Wisconsin. Stop by for dinner to indulge in our Classic Burger and famous Wisconsin Cheese Curds, or bring the whole family for lunch. Our mixologists behind the bar will shake up cocktails or pour a glass of local wine to pair with brunch on the weekends. Join us for homestyle cooking, friendly faces and a table that feels like home. Our upgraded rooftop dining experience, ARRIBA is coming soon! Part of the way we limit our environmental footprint is by using a digital menu linked to our tables with a QR code. We understand that some guests may require a paper menu, and one will be provided upon request with a list of our standard items. But for the entire pick of the patch, see our online menu.
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