Hard to Get Reservations in Chicago

Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in Chicago where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

The OpenTable team
Restaurants:goosefoot, Girl & the Goat, Les Nomades
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Contemporary French
Neighborhoods:Lincoln Square, West Loop, Gold Coast / Streeterville
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

goosefoot

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Square
902 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

For fine dining in a calm, minimalist setting, with as much attention to detail paid to the overall scene as to the food itself, head to goosefoot. This is Chris and Nina Nugent’s tiny, 34-seat BYO in...

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Girl & the Goat

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
11,662 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

Chef Stephanie Izard isn’t just the first female Top Chef winner—she’s also the lady behind one of Chicago’s most celebrated restaurants. Cuisine-wise, Girl and the Goat is probably best described as ...

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Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois
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Les Nomades

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
1,832 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic

Walking into Les Nomades feels like walking in on a secret; the space, which is in a gated brownstone, is warm and intimate, with the kind of low-key, relaxed elegance that is impossible to manufactur...

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Best Service in Chicago / Illinois
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Parachute

$$$$·Korean·
Avondale / Irving Park
1,404 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot

Parachute is one of Chicago’s most-talked-about restaurants, and it’s not hard to see why. Chefs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark’s take on Korean-American food is singular and unique, with takes on class...

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Gibsons Italia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
1,696 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

What do get when you cross one of the city’s greatest steakhouses with some of the city’s most delicious pastas? You get Gibsons Italia, a restaurant from the same people behind the renowned Gibsons B...

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Steakhouse in Chicago / Illinois
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Maple & Ash

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
3,641 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

This is the Midwest, after all, which means there are lots of places to eat steak in this town—and Maple & Ash is certainly one of the most fun. This is a place that leans into classic steakhouse trad...

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Steakhouse in Chicago / Illinois
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