Central Illinois Restaurants

Make a free reservation

View all 10671 restaurants in Chicago

Best American Restaurants in Central Illinois

Firefly GrillFirefly Grill
(1673)
$$$$
American | Effingham, Central Illinois
Baxters American GrilleBaxters American Grille
(736)
$$$$
American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Medici in NormalMedici in Normal
(717)
$$$$
American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
TGI FRIDAYS - BloomingtonTGI FRIDAYS - Bloomington
(20)
$$$$
American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
Public House 29Public House 29
(128)
$$$$
American | Springfield, Central Illinois
TGI FRIDAYS - ChampaignTGI FRIDAYS - Champaign
(21)
$$$$
American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Granite City Food & Brewery - East PeoriaGranite City Food & Brewery - East Peoria
(98)
$$$$
American | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois
Hamilton WalkersHamilton Walkers
(512)
$$$$
American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Houlihan's - ChampaignHoulihan's - Champaign
(222)
$$$$
American | Champaign, Central Illinois
Tony Roma's - BloomingtonTony Roma's - Bloomington
(163)
$$$$
American | Bloomington / Normal, Central Illinois
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4952)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(147)
$$$$
American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2878)
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2944)
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3616)
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1182)
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(179)
$$$$
American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1244)
$$$$
American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(687)
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4652)
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Illinois

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(438)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9657)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(590)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2670)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1713)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(122)
$$$$
Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1473)
$$$$
Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1062)
$$$$
Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3414)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1835)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(435)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Popular restaurants in Chicago

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Chicago

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park
(595)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Oak Park
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(173)
$$$$
Italian | Forest Park
Posto 31
(155)
$$$$
Italian | La Grange
Maya Del Sol
(359)
$$$$
Latin American | Oak Park
Hemmingway's Bistro
(188)
$$$$
Bistro | Oak Park
View all Chicago restaurants

10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Chicago

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
goosefootgoosefoot
688
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago
OrioleOriole
775
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9239
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1476
$$$$
Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
93
$$$$
Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
958
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
991
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
491
$$$$
Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2675
$$$$
Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Three Dots and a DashThree Dots and a Dash
834
$$$$
Polynesian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Chicago

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
SUSHI-SANSUSHI-SAN
337
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1624
$$$$
Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
537
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
614
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
789
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5845
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1774
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9657
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1563
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2944
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4214
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4240
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2269
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
687
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3616
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
573
$$$$
Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
1033
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
$$$$
Seafood | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1904
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
728
$$$$
Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
BlackbirdBlackbird
4214
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1904
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5845
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1774
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
SUSHI-SANSUSHI-SAN
337
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3281
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
$$$$
Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
390
$$$$
French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2269
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1563
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
614
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
991
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
$$$$
Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
$$$$
Seafood | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
230
$$$$
Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
BokaBoka
4240
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3459
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11462
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7483
$$$$
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3942
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4952
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9618
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4652
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4245
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1232
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Treat your taste buds: Explore Central Illinois restaurants.

Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Central Illinois's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Indigo-Springfield1. Indigo-Springfield
351 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Consistently fabulous! The very gracious owners, servers, and bartenders provide for a wonderful experience, every time. The menu is always imaginative, and the items are cooked to perfection. We love Indigo! More

OpenTable Diner -
Firefly Grill2. Firefly Grill
1673 reviews
$$$$
American | Effingham, Central Illinois

We love to come here when traveling through on our way to Chicago. Delicious food and great service, thanks Jordan! More

OpenTable Diner -
Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse3. Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse
1257 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

Superb! A cut above; literally. B. Douglas Hollywood, California More

OpenTable Diner -
Loukinens' on 4th4. Loukinens' on 4th
179 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Springfield, Central Illinois

The food has been exceptional every time we have eaten at Loukinens. We like that the menu changes providing new dishes to try. You will more than likely to meet the chef/owner during your meal along with the manager. They want to make your experience as great as possible. More

OpenTable Diner -

The atmosphere is nice & trendy, but not stuffy or pretentious. We were immediately greeted with a smile and seated right away. Our server was pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable concerning the menu and able to make recommendations. Decent beer selection (me), but offered some really interesting cocktails (wife). We ended up sharing the kale / sausage / mushroom flatbread, cobb salad, and a burger - all of them delicious. For dessert, the chocolate cola cake, which was recommended by our server and very good - moist & flavorful, but not overly sweet. We will return. More

OpenTable Diner -

New to OpenTable

Central Illinois restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - PeoriaJohnny's Italian Steakhouse - Peoria
$$$$
Steakhouse | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse — East Peoria has a timeless, classic vibe wrapped in a sleek metropolitan style with elegant overtones. The wrap-around, elevated Blue Bar has an energy all its own and adds a beautiful vantage point to take in the entire restaurant. Enjoy classic martinis, specialty cocktails, and an extensive wine list.More

Discover Central Illinois

With flavors from all over the world, the Central Illinois area is home to some of the state’s most diverse dining options. For starters, you can sample some American favorites, such as chicken wings, halibut, and cream of mushroom soup, in a warm and inviting farm-to-table roadhouse. If you'd like to try some south-of-the-border flavors, you won't be disappointed. Head to one of the many nearby Mexican restaurants for authentic dishes or sample something new like octopus carnitas or black cod. There's also a selection of French restaurants that offer elegant dining atmospheres and traditional meals like steak tartare, rillette of pork, and turban of lobster.