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Women-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in Chicago

Celebrate the diversity of the restaurant industry! These Woman-owned and -operated restaurants are proud to share their identity — explore spots to support near you.

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The OpenTable Team
67 Restaurants
Updated February 08, 2023
Restaurants:Kinzie Chophouse, Adelle's, Vermilion
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Indian
Neighborhoods:River North (Chicago), Wheaton
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Kinzie Chophouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
River North (Chicago)
4.3
2551 reviews
Never disappointed with a meal here. Steak is always flavorful and cook to desired temperature. They do well accommodating children that just want buttered noodles. The service is nicely done. Very friendly, not overly intrusive but also available when you need something. The cake for mother's day was a nice touch.

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Adelle's

$$$$
Contemporary American
Wheaton
4.7
3211 reviews
What a gem! We were seated on their beautiful covered patio. They have an amazing glass flower display that the setting sun hits perfectly! Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and we went with her suggestions of the tandoori chicken and scallops. Both were phenomenal! For dessert we shared the flourless chocolate cake, and all I have to say is WOW! Definitely going to be our go to spot for a romantic evening out!

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Vermilion

$$$$
Indian
River North (Chicago)
3.3
2059 reviews
Creative dishes, plenty of options for both meat eaters and vegetarians. Food came fast and service was just the right amount of attentive.

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Fork - Chicago

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lincoln Square
4.6
2065 reviews
I took a friend from Nashville,TN to Fork and he loved it. Rated it a 10, except the biscuits were not southern, but they still tasted great with the chicken gravy. We ate outside; the weather was perfect. The wait staff was excellent and we both really enjoyed our meal. Yummy. Can't wait to return.

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Bluegrass

$$$$
American
Highland Park
4.8
2282 reviews
Great lunch experience all around !

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Firefly Grill

$$$$
Unspecified
Effingham
4.7
2704 reviews
Great experience!

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Anteprima

$$$$
Italian
Andersonville
4.8
3266 reviews
I love Anteprima! It is a perfect little Italian restaurant that I keep coming back to again and again. Staff, food, ambience are all exceptional!

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Prosecco

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
River North (Chicago)
4.7
2580 reviews
Went with a work dinner. The restaurant was extremely responsive to every one of our needs and helped us plan a really good menu. Service was fantastic and restaurant was very pretty. Great for professional work dinners and also I will go back for personal dinners bc the food was fantastic

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Jonah's Seafood House

$$$$
Seafood
Peoria/East Peoria
4.6
1428 reviews
Food was amazing, as always. Autumn was a great server. Very knowledgeable about the menu. Large drink menu with drinks to match every entree.

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Nia

$$$$
Mediterranean
West Loop
4.6
882 reviews
Food was genuinely so delicious I had the 8 course and absolutely everything was good server was amazing

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Graziano's - Chicago

$$$$
Italian
Niles
4.5
1365 reviews
Great food, great service, waiter was fantastic! Would eat again.

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One North Kitchen & Bar

$$$$
American
Downtown / Loop
4.5
1507 reviews
Had a business lunch at One North Kitchen. We sat outside under the shade, it was a large space. We didn't wait long for the appetizer and food. Service was really good and server very friendly. I enjoyed my lunch and will come back.

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Turquoise

$$$$
Mediterranean
Roscoe Village
4.5
1080 reviews
Good value for the money. Lots of shareable plates.

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Saigon Sisters

$$$$
Vietnamese
West Loop
4.8
907 reviews
Dan was incredible and his sake is phenomenal. A must when visiting.

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Anna Maria Pasteria

$$$$
Italian
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.2
546 reviews
This is my "go to" restaurant after I see a show at Black Ensemble Theater....I really enjoy everything about Anna Maria Pasteria and highly recommend it for after-theater dining for sure!

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Libertad

$$$$
Latin American
Skokie
4.7
2908 reviews
Very special place. Great Food and friendly service.

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goosefoot

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lincoln Square
4.9
1021 reviews
Superb dinner at Goosefoot! Hospitality was warm and welcoming! Service was friendly and attentive. Cuisine was delicious and creative. Definitely a “must” restaurant in Chicago!

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Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge - Naperville

$$$$
Steakhouse
Naperville
4.8
1770 reviews
Despite the low energy from the hibachi chef, the food was outstanding. The host and server were excellent. We’ll be back!

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Enzo and Lucia

$$$$
Italian
Long Grove
4.8
1108 reviews
Service was slow. It took 45 minutes to get our food. But the food was excellent & the atmosphere on the patio was great! I’ll be back

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Enso Sushi & Bar

$$$$
Sushi
Bucktown / Wicker Park
4.3
312 reviews
The food was quick to come out and was good. The service was fast and always present.

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Meze Mediterraneo

$$$$
Mediterranean
Schaumburg
4.4
678 reviews
Very much enjoyed this restaurant and vibe! Would recommend and go back.

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Terrace 16

$$$$
Contemporary American
Near North
4.6
1419 reviews
Came with family on New Year’s Day. Food was pretty good, we were all satisfied with our meals. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable. The overall service was a bit slow though and the prices are pretty high. The ambiance is amazing, very bright and nice.

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Tavern on La Grange - Countryside

$$$$
American
Countryside
4.4
2496 reviews
I had a great experience. The Food was amazing and the Performance was even better. We be back and will recommend to everyone. 10/10

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Artango Bar & Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Lincoln Square
4.6
1507 reviews
The experiences was really amazing, food, ambience, and services are really great.. Will coming back for sure

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BITES Asian Kitchen & Bar

$$$$
Chinese
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.8
882 reviews
We got the location early & they were very friendly & seated us promptly. The server was welcoming & cheerful. We sat outside & the atmosphere was awesome. The food & drinks were great. Had a great time, would return no questions asked,

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Parachute

$$$$
Korean
Avondale / Irving Park
4.8
1575 reviews
Parachute always has outstanding food, service and does everything right. They take care of their guest, their staff and anyone who enters. The food and drink are always on point and outstanding.

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1776 Restaurant

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Crystal Lake
4.7
1388 reviews
Such a fantastic meal, great wine, and excellent service. We were celebrating with friends and it was wonderful.

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Neat Kitchen + Bar

$$$$
American
Westmont
4.8
596 reviews
Great food and service! Seriously, this place is great, food and drinks are fantastic.

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The Dearborn

$$$$
American
Downtown / Loop
4.7
5270 reviews
Highly recommended for brunch. The fish and chips were the best I’ve ever had and the alcohol free “mocktails” were very welcome after a fun NYE. Fabulous service and ambiance; we will definitely be back!

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Eden

$$$$
American
Avondale / Irving Park
4.7
1088 reviews
Food and cocktails were amazing! Great service. Beautiful venue.

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La Barra - Riverside

$$$$
Italian
Riverside
4.8
838 reviews
The service was a little slow tonight but in there defense, they were handling large groups coming from a graduation that was happening down the block. Although food was slow coming out, it did not disappoint. We still consider it one of the best restaurants in the area.

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Spears Bourbon Burgers & Beer

$$$$
American
Wheeling
4.6
591 reviews
We loved the food especially the cotton candy! The burgers and filet sliders are great!

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Las Quinta De Los Reyes

$$$$
Mexican
Aurora
4.5
226 reviews
The menu has alot of options. The pricing was reasonable. The tableside made guacamole was excellent. Service toward the end was slow but our server was moving quickly as the restaurant filled up.

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King Crab House

$$$$
Seafood
Lincoln Park
4.5
600 reviews
Service was outstanding. Food was very good for value. We will definitely visit again.

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Casati's Modern Italian Resturant

$$$$
Italian
Lincoln Park
4.5
893 reviews
Our server was great! I got the short rib ravioli and unfortunately the meat filling was dry. Great experience otherwise

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CheSa’s Bistro & Bar

$$$$
American
Bucktown / Wicker Park
4.2
90 reviews
Great ambiance, excellent food, and wonderful service!

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La Luna

$$$$
Mexican
Pilsen
4.7
622 reviews
Staff was very friendly and food was good! Spent my bday here and got a delicious cake to celebrate!

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Kumiko

$$$$
Dining Bar
West Loop
4.8
538 reviews
I’m an Omakase snob and chef Sangtae delivered. This is a Michelin Star well earned.

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Bordeaux Lounge by Turquoise

$$$$
French
Roscoe Village
4.1
53 reviews
We enjoyed the Music and the Food. It was very delicious. Server was helpful. Definitely will come back again.

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Lindy's Landing Restaurant & Marina

$$$$
American
Wauconda
4.5
1363 reviews
Love this restaurant! Feels like you're on vacation and I had my toes in the sand. Fun atmosphere and great food and service!

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14 Parish Restaurant & Rhum Bar

$$$$
Caribbean
Hyde Park
4.6
880 reviews
I went for Brunch and everything was really good. The food tasted good. It was seasoned well and hot when served. I really wanted to try the dinner menu but it was not available at the time. Good drinks if you love rum. I will definitely be back.

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Figo Wine Bar

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.6
377 reviews
Great spot for a dinner before a show. Food is always great.

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The Barrel Club

$$$$
American
Oak Lawn
4.6
1601 reviews
Food was good. Wish had more of a selection. Small steak options but taste.

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Spirit Elephant

$$$$
Vegan
Winnetka
4.9
1185 reviews
Wonderful ambiance, delicious food, incredible staff - it felt a bit on the expensive side, but that's probably because it's hard to resist a starter, an interesting drink, and sharing a dessert.

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Stolp Island Social

$$$$
American
Aurora
4.5
474 reviews
GREAT FOOD and even better SERVICE. THANK YOU, Stolp Island Social STAFF, for a wonderful anniversary dinner.

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Takito Street - Lincoln Park

$$$$
Mexican
Lincoln Park
4.4
176 reviews
Great brunch spot with out of town guest. I’ll definitely be back!

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The Desi Accent

$$$$
Indian
Lombard
4.6
70 reviews
Always delicious food, plenty of vegetarian options. Really like the place.

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Rockefeller's

$$$$
American
Oak Lawn
4.4
480 reviews
The food was very good and the service was great! We will definitely come back.

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Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$
American
Rosemont
4.0
96 reviews
Had a great experience at Thorn. Food was great, service was excellent. Overall, a great time!

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Oaken Bistro + Bar

$$$$
American
Lake Forest
3.9
153 reviews
Absolutely delicious breakfast! The arugula salad, Bloody Mary's, egg Benedict, Lake Forest breakfast and salmon were all fantastic!

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Basant Modern Indian

$$$$
Indian
North Center
4.7
273 reviews
I’m Indian and I’ve tried a lot of Indian places and this one does stand out with better menu options. The food was definitely better than the competition. I ordered the lamb meatballs which was overdone and on the sour side, so maybe skip that. Everything else we ordered was on point. Cocktails were different- in a good way. I will go there again to explore their menu a little more.

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Hinoki Sushiko

$$$$
Sushi
West Town
4.5
91 reviews
The food was wonderful and our server Luke and the general manager Zack truly made our dining experience special.

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Torino Ramen

$$$$
Japanese
Wilmette
4.7
57 reviews
My family (picky eaters!) love Torino! Would love a location north of Wilmette (ahem, Highland Park). Thank you for the delicious food and wonderful staff!

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Royal Highness Zhu

$$$$
Chinese (Sichuan)
Lincoln Park
4.7
8 reviews
Very casual dining room but well lit with natural light. The food was flavorful, spicy and unique in Chicago. At least outside of Chinatown.

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Craft309 Kitchen + Bar

$$$$
American
Peoria/East Peoria
2.4
37 reviews
The food was not good at all. The drinks from bar were great. Our waiter Zack was great as well. The chicken strips tasted odd. The Mac and cheese for kids was spicy so granddaughter couldnt eat it. Burgers were fair. At breakfast we paid $1 each when we’re told was complimentary. Eggs were odd tasting, pancakes were coarse and overall was very disappointing. I hope the food can be improved as our hotel stay was great at adjoined hotel.

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Piato Fine Greek Dining

$$$$
Greek
Streamwood
4.4
30 reviews
Piato is a hidden gem. Delicious, Authentic Greek food and drinks. Attentive wait staff. Will definitely go back!!!

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Lark

$$$$
Unspecified
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.6
103 reviews
Great service from lark, always a fun time! Keep up the great work

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Barrel Cheese & Wine

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.8
22 reviews
Great ambiance and the music was so good! Perfect Valentine’s/galentines Day place! Great wine selection. Food was good but not enough bread/crackers/veggies for the dips

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Soulé 2

$$$$
Soul food
Cicero
4.2
211 reviews
We took my neice there for her graduation dinner. She had the lamb chops and loved them! I had the honey fried chicken, greens and sweet potatoes and loved it! My Mom loved her creamed corn as well!!!! The staff was great and our server was everything and the restaurant is beautiful!! Support Our own!

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Ko Fusion - Downtown

$$$$
Sushi
Champaign
4.6
63 reviews
It was delightful. The service was superb. Our waitress was very attentive without being annoying. The food was plentiful and delicious. We had enough left over for lunch the next day. It was prepared well with excellent ingredients. It was a wonderful meal and we look forward to a return visit.

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The Parched Pug

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville
4.2
48 reviews
We so enjoyed our first meal here and we will be back! The food is well-priced and delicious. The patio is lovely, spacious and dog friendly which is a big plus for us. Another plus for me….in my experience, when restaurants use an online ordering system, the servers are not as helpful or as attentive as I like. That was not the case at all here. The servers were great…very attentive, always checking on the tables and very nice. We can’t wait to go back!

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Studio 64

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
St. Charles
4.6
8 reviews
The Italian food was amazing. We saw a magic show there and thought it was a great deal for the price.

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Tsukiji Sushi & Sake Bar

$$$$
Japanese
West Town
4.7
102 reviews
Excellent experience! Specialty sushi was amazing especially the Chicago Black Hawks!! Margarita was Amazing!!! I'll definitely return soon!

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Guac N Tacos

$$$$
Mexican
Elmhurst
4.4
3 reviews
Had a great evening. Food is good margaritas were exceptional.

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African Soul

$$$$
African
Hanson Park
1.0
1 review


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Pana Dining

$$$$
Venezuelan
Highland Park
4.8
5 reviews
The food was excellent! This was my first time eating Venezuelan food. We really enjoyed trying everything, including the drinks. Very worth it! I highly recommend!

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The Red Door

$$$$
Wine Bar
Michigan City, IN
4.7
19 reviews
Food was good. Attentive Service. Nice atmosphere.

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