Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. The Best Seafood Restaurants
  3. The Best Seafood Restaurants in Chicago
A photo of Best Seafood Restaurants thumbnail

The Best Seafood Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago started out as a place where European immigrants settled for agrarian work. It grew into the world's largest grain port in the 1800s, survived the Great Chicago Fire and then rose to become a transportation hub as a midway point between the eastern and western states. The central location makes it a cultural melting pot. Today, it has risen to the top spot of the culinary map. You can find pretty much every type of food here, especially if you have a craving for fish. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Book at one the best seafood in Chicago today.

A photo of Otlogo
The OpenTable Team
9 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:SUSHI-SAN, Swift & Sons, Pelago
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Steakhouse, Italian
Neighborhoods:Chicago, West Loop, Gold Coast / Streeterville
A photo of SUSHI-SAN restaurant

SUSHI-SAN

$$$$
Japanese
Chicago
4.7
794 reviews
From the team behind Ramen-San, Sushi-San delivers consistently delicious food that many think is some of the best seafood in Chicago. Located on Grand Ave in the River North neighborhood, their focus is to source and serve the best ingredients in the world. They get daily fish deliveries for Japan’s Toyosu Fish Market and make the flavors come alive in San-Sets, crispy hand rolls and nightly omaKAZE experience. They pair the fresh fish with rare Japanese whiskey and 90s hip-hop for an overall remarkable experience.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Swift & Sons restaurant

Swift & Sons

$$$$
Steakhouse
West Loop
4.8
3753 reviews
Swift and Sons is a traditional steakhouse in the sense that it serves steaks in a large, opulent dining room but it also adds its own special finesse to that recipe. Located in the Fulton Market neighborhood, it features great food, excellent service, the style and coolness of the neighborhood and a cool, revamped warehouse space to enjoy your meal in. Of course, the focus is steak but they go big on seafood and shellfish here too, with dishes like Carpetbagger Oysters, Poached Halibut, Pan Roasted Wild Salmon and Hamachi Crudo.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Pelago restaurant

Pelago

$$$$
Italian
Gold Coast / Streeterville
4.5
1770 reviews
Pelago is part of the Raffaello boutique hotel in Streeterville and serves some of the most elegant and refined fine dining cuisine in all of Chicago. He is also the owner of the successful Lo Scalco restaurant in New York City and he brings his many talents to The Windy City to try his hand at Italian food here. The atmosphere is luxurious and beautiful and is a perfect setting for a date or a special celebration. Fish dishes include the Monkfish Medallions, Roasted Dover Sole, Grilled Salmon Rolls stuffed with Crab Meat and Filetto di Branzino.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?


Experiences available
View Experiences
A photo of Bistronomic restaurant

Bistronomic

$$$$
French
Gold Coast / Streeterville
4.8
4828 reviews
At bistronomic, diners can find a menu of modern cuisine rooted in French culture. The kitchen draws from local Midwest farms to find fresh ingredients and Chef Martial Noguier helps them come to life in creative dishes. The setting is just like an authentic Parisian bistro with a little Chicago charm peppered in. Grab a seat in one of the many dining areas and relax into the dark wood and French accents. They have a variety of delicious seafood options, including Mussels, Faroe Island Salmon, Maine Diver Scallops and more.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?


Experiences available
View Experiences

Takeout available
View Takeout Menu
A photo of Juno restaurant

Juno

$$$$
Japanese
Lincoln Park
4.6
1254 reviews
Many locals think that Juno has the best seafood in all of Chicago. It’s an intimate Japanese restaurant in the heart of Lincoln Park with an elegant setting. Diners here can expect an upscale vibe and food and service that is above and beyond the norm. It features an innovative omakase experience but they also feature a lot of traditional and non-traditional Japanese dishes. Whatever you order, make sure to get a smattering of the Sashimi to sample how wonderful and fresh their fish can be.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?


Experiences available
View Experiences
A photo of GT Fish and Oyster restaurant

GT Fish and Oyster

$$$$
Seafood
River North (Chicago)
4.7
4051 reviews
This upscale seafood restaurant is the work of Boka Restaurant Group and named after chef/partner Giuseppe Tentori. Located in the River North neighborhood, GT Fish and Oyster feature both traditional dishes as well as many of the chef’s own unique creations. The large dining room is great for groups but you can also opt for a 20-seat bar where you can watch your own oysters getting shucked. Shared dishes that everyone should try include the Hamachi Crudo, Octopus, and the infamous Seafood Tower.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Riccardo Trattoria restaurant

Riccardo Trattoria

$$$$
Italian
Lincoln Park
4.8
2400 reviews
Chef Riccardo Michi launched Riccardo Osteria following the success of his past restaurants in Lincoln Park and this one is living up to the same hype as the others got. Located in Fulton Market, the menu is all about rustic Italian food that is authentic and delicious without being pretentious or stuffy. The restaurant itself is cozy, so make sure to book a table in advance. Then indulge in a full Italian meal, with starters like the Tuna Tartare, seafood entrees like the Risotto Alla Pescatora and Linguine Vongole E Vino Bianco. Bring a group of friends, order food to share and enjoy it all with a bottle of wine from their curated list.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Quality Crab & Oyster Bah restaurant

Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

$$$$
Seafood
Lincoln Park
4.6
1778 reviews
Oyster Bah brings high-quality seafood to the heart of Lincoln Park and locals here just love it. This casual eatery feels just like a quaint New England Seafood Shack thanks to the fish and fishing pictures on the wall. The vibe is comfortable and charming and diners come for the chilled out happy hour and drink specials throughout the week. The seafood selection is fantastic and includes a dynamic oyster program pulling from both east and west coast, fish from all over the world and classic seafood dishes with a tantalizing spin.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

A photo of Formento's restaurant

Formento's

$$$$
Italian
West Loop
4.5
2300 reviews
Located in Fulton Market District in the city’s West Loop, Formento’s is an Italian restaurant steeped in the fresh flavors of regional cuisine. The owner wanted to stick to grandmother’s recipes and guests can sample anything from house-made pastas to seasonal antipasti to wood-fired fish and steak. Try some of the seafood starters, like the fried calamari, Mussels with Pancetta Cream and Octopus with Giant White Beans and Fennel Sausage. Entrees include Monkfish with braised artichokes, arugula and fennel, and a whole grilled branzino.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo