The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in Chicago

Chicago is a fascinating city full of contrasts and idiosyncrasies. It loves its hot dogs, deep dish pizzas, and all kinds of Midwestern meat specialties—so it’s understandable if it’s not the first place that comes to mind when trying to find a great vegan restaurant. But a lot has changed in the past few years! Chicago is now home to some of the best restaurants with vegan options in the country, where chefs are doing fresh, inventive takes on vegetable-forward cuisine. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Le Colonial - Chicago, TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago, Nonnina
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Vietnamese, Asian, Italian
Neighborhoods:Gold Coast / Streeterville, River North (Chicago)
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Time
7:00 PM

Le Colonial - Chicago

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
5,949 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

Le Colonial is a cleverly crafted re-creation of the bygone world of French Indochina. The ambiance is a throwback to 1920s-style dining, with warm lighting, intimate tables, and lush decor. Slide int...

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TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

$$$$·Asian·
River North (Chicago)
1,317 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

An outpost of the New York City original, TAO is a large two-level space with four private dining rooms and a large bar. Daybed sofas abound and the eclectic lounge is a perfect blend of stately livin...

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Asian in Chicago / Illinois
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Nonnina

$$$$·Italian·
River North (Chicago)
2,041 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

Nonnina, in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, is an Italian restaurant with a focus on old-school cooking techniques inspired by “nonnas,” or grandmothers. The chefs put a modern take on classi...

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Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Lincoln Park
7,454 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is Chicago’s original tapas restaurant, serving authentic Spanish cuisine in Lincoln Park since the 1980s. The menu features tapas, pintxos, and paella along with an extensive Spanish...

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Most Booked in Chicago / Illinois

Quartino

$$$$·Italian·
River North (Chicago)
9,524 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Quartino is an urban Italian restaurant and wine bar that combines the best of Italy’s osteria and enoteca to offer a casual, everyday food and wine experience. Located just off the Magnificent Mile, ...

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Best Value in Chicago
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il Porcellino

$$$$·Italian·
River North (Chicago)
2,803 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Il Porcellino, located in the heart of River North in Downtown Chicago, is a neighborhood restaurant featuring classic Italian-American food. Their casual setting is very welcoming for couples, groups...

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Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - Chicago

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Lincoln Park
1,007 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot

Stella Barra is an artisanal pizzeria with an eclectic menu inspired by keeping recipes simple and clean. They used fresh-milled 100% California flour for the dough and sustainably farmed organic prod...

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HUB 51 and Ben Pao

$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
5,209 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual

HUB 51 is the River North creation of the Lettuce Entertain You organization. They are one of the best vegan restaurants in Illinois, featuring a perfect blend of entertainment, nightlife, dining, and...

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Summer House Santa Monica

$$$$·American·
Lincoln Park
5,380 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Summer House is the perfect place to escape the city to feel like soaking up the sunny vibes of the West Coast. The setting features beach house decor a...

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Sepia

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
4,273 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Sepia melds refined and rustic food and vintage and contemporary decor to give the feel of an instant classic. The space is stylish, warm, and inviting, with a strong attention to detail. Chef Andrew ...

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Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois
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