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4.8
Exceptional(2246)
Price: Very Expensive
• Mediterranean • West Loop
Booked 171 times today
Aba is a Mediterranean restaurant with locations in Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, and BalHarbour, FL. Aba, meaning father in Hebrew, incorporates Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter styleof cooking with influences from the Mediterranean, including Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, andGreece. The bar program showcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.Signature dishes include Smoky Garlic Hummus, Muhammara, Heirloom Crispy ChickenThigh, Shawarma-Spiced Skirt Steak, Grilled Salmon Kebab and more. The bar programshowcases rare Mediterranean-inspired wines and spirits.
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4.8
Exceptional(2893)
Price: Moderate
• Croatian • West Loop
Booked 75 times today
Located in the historic Fulton Market district of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, Rose Mary is Chef/Owner Joe Flamm’s debut restaurant inspired by his Italian heritage and the bold, bright flavors of Croatian cuisine. The boisterous space—named for Flamm’s grandmothers, Mary and Mary Rose, and the herb rosemary, which grows natively along the Italian and Croatian coastlines—offers a seasonal menu of rustic yet refined dishes that encapsulate what Flamm has coined “Adriatic drinking food”.
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4.7
Exceptional(167)
Price: Expensive
• French • West Loop
Booked 45 times today
Inspired by the coastal regions of Provence and Saint-Tropez, La Serre invites guests into a lush and colorful greenhouse. The culinary approach highlights the light and vibrant cuisine of Provence with a focus on native techniques and ingredients and lighter plays on the dishes of the French-Mediterranean landscape. Fresh vegetable, seafood, and all-natural Black Angus beef preparations will be finished at the kitchen’s hardwood charcoal hearth, providing dishes with incredible wood and charcoal flavors that elevate each ingredient without the need for heavy sauces or seasonings.
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4.8
Exceptional(224)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 70 times today
Led by Chef Evan Funke, Tre Dita, Italian for "three fingers", pays homage to the precise measurement of bistecca Fiorentina. If booking in the dining room at Tre Dita, you will enjoy a menu of antipasti, handmade pastas, signature entrees and steaks. If booking in the Bar Tre Dita, you will enjoy a smaller menu of stuzzi, antipasti, handmade pastas and entrees. The full cocktail, wine list and dessert menu is available in both locations.
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4.8
Exceptional(960)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 114 times today
Pizzeria Portofino is a sun-drenched casual restaurant located directly on the Chicago riverfront offering hand-stretched pizzas, coastal wines, an expansive patio and breezy decor that will instantly transport you to the Italian Riviera.
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4.8
Exceptional(14213)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary American • West Loop
Booked 95 times today
Girl & the Goat opened in 2010 with the goal of serving a family style menu of tasty, bold flavored foods in a fun and lively setting. To enhance the experience we offer a selection of wines from around the world with a focus on small producers, a rotating list of craft beers, and a list of fun cocktails created by our bartenders. Reservations are encouraged for our dining room, our bar is always available for walk-ins, nomads, adventurers, and those of you who don’t like to plan. Please note: as a way to offset rising costs associated with the restaurant (food, beverage, labor, benefits, supplies), we have added a 3% surcharge to all checks. We do this in lieu of increased menu prices. You may request to have this taken off your check, should you choose.
A photo of Costera Cocina Tulum restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(639)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • West Loop
Booked 66 times today
Modern Tulum-Mexico Inspired Restaurant + lounge
A photo of Fioretta restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(587)
Price: Very Expensive
• Steak • West Loop
Booked 28 times today
Fioretta occupies the ground floor of Tishman Speyer's new luxury office tower and marries old-school Italian with sexy, modern-day vibes. DineAmic Hospitality invites its guests back in time with Fioretta, an Italian American Steakhouse. The space includes an 8,200-square-foot interior encompassing a main dining room with seating for 160, a private dining room, chef’s table and bar. Additionally, a private event lounge on the top floor encompasses a beautiful indoor space as well as an outdoor terrace with 360-degree city views. Fioretta seamlessly blends old world steakhouse fare with elevated versions of classic Italian cuisine. Handmade pastas alongside fresh seafood and carefully dry aged steaks and chops are staples on the menu. Taking full advantage of Fioretta’s custom-built solid-fuel hearth and open kitchen, the culinary team imparts superb flavor, char and texture to each dish.
A photo of Duck Duck Goat restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(5326)
Price: Expensive
• Chinese • West Loop
Booked 92 times today
Chef Stephanie Izard brings her version of Chinese-American food to Chicago's Fulton Market District. Duck Duck Goat is Chef Izard’s third venture with Boka Restaurant Group and features hand-pulled noodles, house-made dumplings, wontons, fried rices and more, ensuring no diner leaves hungry—or without takeout for tomorrow. Please note: as a way to offset rising costs associated with the restaurant (food, beverage, labor, benefits, supplies), we have added a 3% surcharge to all checks. We do this in lieu of increased menu prices. You may request to have this taken off your check, should you choose.
A photo of Lýra restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1745)
Price: Moderate
• Unspecified • West Loop
Booked 57 times today
Lýra is a neighborhood gem, nestled at the bustling corner of Peoria and Fulton. It offers a unique dining experience rooted in the Mediterranean ethos of wellness. Reviewers rave about its 'great food, ambiance and service', with mentions of an 'amazing' brussel sprouts appetizer and 'fantastic' food, service, and atmosphere. The 'beautiful bar with good ambiance' and 'energetic and fun' vibe make it a popular choice for any occasion. A customer even described it as 'one of the best dining experiences you'll ever have'.
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