Hard to Get Reservations in Chicago

The OpenTable team

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.

Restaurants:goosefoot, Oriole, Girl & the Goat
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Lincoln Square, West Loop

goosefoot

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Square
912 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
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 Read more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Oriole

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
1,156 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Romantic
Oriole is the rare fine-dining spot that feels like a dinner party; the industrial-chic design and open kitchen make it a far cry from the hushed, gilded places of yore. The food iRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Girl & the Goat

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
11,161 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 probablRead more
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Les Nomades

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
1,709 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 impoRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in Chicago / Illinois
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

City Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Downtown / Loop
167 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
There are few better places to drink wine in Chicago than at City Winery on the Riverwalk, which is set up right on the water for prime outdoor-drinking vibes. In colder-weather moRead more
85% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info

Acadia

$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Loop
1,126 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
Acadia is an amazing restaurant in the South Loop, where chef Ryan McCaskey creates seven-course tasting menus inspired by his childhood summers in Maine. The space is open and briRead more
86% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Chicago / Illinois
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Parachute

$$$$·Korean·
Avondale / Irving Park
1,403 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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,Read more
93% recommended
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Gibsons Italia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
1,407 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 thRead more
94% recommended
Great for Lunch in Chicago / Illinois
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Maple & Ash

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
3,450 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 claRead more
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Chicago / Illinois
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Three Dots and a Dash

$$$$·Polynesian·
Chicago
1,260 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
There are few bars in Chicago as transportative as Three Dots and a Dash—head down a tiki-torched-lined alley, then down a flight of stairs, and you’re in a full-blown tiki wonderlRead more
98% recommended
Not available on OpenTable
View More Info