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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
46 Restaurants
Updated August 22, 2022
Restaurants:Stolp Island Social, Kinzie Chophouse, Vermilion
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Steakhouse, Asian
Neighborhoods:Aurora, River North (Chicago)
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Stolp Island Social

$$$$
American
Aurora
4.7
302 reviews
Food and service were excellent! I had the Mushroom Cavatelli. So good! Loved the atmosphere too.

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Kinzie Chophouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
River North (Chicago)
4.6
2543 reviews
Birthday dinner and nothing but good things to say! Service was great, the private room was a blast, overall very happy.

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Vermilion

$$$$
Asian
River North (Chicago)
3.9
1994 reviews
Came here for dinner to satisfy my craving for Indian food and was not disappointed. Staff are very friendly and food was delicious

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Fork - Chicago

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lincoln Square
4.6
1949 reviews
They were very short staffed for brunch. I felt bad for the staff that was there. Hoping this was a one time occurrence cuz the food was great!

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Anteprima

$$$$
Italian
Andersonville
4.8
3135 reviews
Always great meal and experience

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Nia

$$$$
Mediterranean
West Loop
4.2
821 reviews
Glad we came on a night with great live music!

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One North Kitchen & Bar

$$$$
American
Downtown / Loop
4.5
1417 reviews
Nice place for a business lunch. Good variety on the menu.

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Turquoise

$$$$
Mediterranean
Roscoe Village
4.5
1008 reviews
Great food, wine, and service. A very enjoyable dining experience.

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Saigon Sisters

$$$$
Vietnamese
West Loop
4.8
838 reviews
Wonderful food, excellent service, great value. Strongly recommend.

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Anna Maria Pasteria

$$$$
Italian
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.6
510 reviews
Great food everything came out as expected. Have a great menu you need to check it out.

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goosefoot

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lincoln Square
4.9
951 reviews
The best ever! What a beautiful experience

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Terrace 16

$$$$
Contemporary American
Near North
4.5
1223 reviews
It was amazing. For my birthay, my friends and I spent a good time

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BITES

$$$$
Chinese
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.7
743 reviews
Perfect pre show meal! Best pad Thai EVER! Delicious cocktails-blueberry mojito-YUM

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Parachute

$$$$
Korean
Avondale / Irving Park
4.6
1470 reviews
Second time dining at Parachute with parents visiting from Korea. Overall, very pleasant experience with good service and food. Golbengee muchim and haemul pajeon were phenomenal, you can smell the fresh greens in the muchim and the pajeon was cooked to perfection. Bossam was a little salty and Yukgaejang lacked flavour but both dishes were prepared with excellent ingredients. Rice and side dishes, comes with every order with entree, were served very last which I thought was a little weird given how Korean food is almost always paired with rice. Kimchi was fresh and other side dishes were okay.

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Eduardo's Enoteca - Gold Coast

$$$$
Italian
Gold Coast / Streeterville
4.7
313 reviews
Nice and decent sized food size. Not huge like other places which I like. Friendly service.

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Eden

$$$$
American
Avondale / Irving Park
4.7
869 reviews
Delicious food. Just the right balance between classics and new flavor combinations. Lovely setting and decor. We were a little slow to order, but our server remained patient and attentive. We shared one item from each course, and it was just the right amount of food for two people: great wine and cocktail selection.

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King Crab House

$$$$
Seafood
Lincoln Park
4.5
529 reviews
Great Value

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Casati's Modern Italian Resturant

$$$$
Italian
Lincoln Park
4.4
806 reviews
We only had salads and appetizers but they were very good. Nice atmosphere and our server was very sweet.

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La Luna

$$$$
Mexican
Pilsen
4.7
532 reviews
The experience overall at La Luna was good. I reserved a table for four and we were seated immediately. Shortly after, an unexpected fifth guest joined and the host graciously added them to our table. We ordered chips and salsa to begin, which included 3 delicious salsa options. Margarita pitchers for the table were each a bit sweeter than I personally prefer, but tasty overall. The evening I dined, the kitchen was out of both the Branzino and Skirt Steak, which was a bummer. But my third choice, the quesabirria tacos, turned out to be pretty fantastic. I would recommend this as a great option to go with a group of friends for a weeknight bite.

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Kumiko

$$$$
Dining Bar
West Loop
4.9
397 reviews
My favorite place in Chicago! Their care to the ambience, the food, the drinks, the service, the placement of food and drinks on our table (!), the selection of dinnerware/drinkware/furniture, are all so on point and I appreciate it so much!

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Takito Street - Lincoln Park

$$$$
Mexican
Lincoln Park
4.5
147 reviews
Oh my word... Taco Tuesday at it's best. We loved every single bite! And the service was amazing.

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Basant Modern Indian

$$$$
Indian
North Center
4.7
163 reviews
Everything was excellent

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Hinoki Sushiko

$$$$
Sushi
West Town
4.5
66 reviews
We all loved Hinoki Sushiko! The food is delicious and sophisticated, but not overpriced. The restaurant could not be more beautiful. The servers were friendly and very professional. We will definitely go back!

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Royal Highness Zhu

$$$$
Chinese (Sichuan)
Lincoln Park
4.6
6 reviews
Spicy! & Delicious(?). If you’re looking for authentic Chinese this is probably your place. But fair warning - it’s spicy! Everything we had was tasty, even if it did come with a side of heat. The staff is friendly. Expect to order from the app, even when sitting at a table.

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Lark

$$$$
Unspecified
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.4
52 reviews
Service and food were great. Employees right on top of everything

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Barrel Cheese & Wine

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.6
20 reviews
Did a ladies wine night, it was super cozy inside and there was a violinist playing great music, a mix of modern and classic. We did the 7 cheese cheese board it was delicious but they do not give you enough bread and crackers forcing you to buy more for $4. All the wine was very good and the service was great. Will definitely be coming back.

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1776 Restaurant

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Crystal Lake
4.8
1198 reviews
Always our favorite place for dinner! Excellent food, service and atmosphere!

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Bluegrass

$$$$
American
Highland Park
4.8
2153 reviews
First time here, everyone we encountered was very welcoming and seemed genuinely pleased that we chose to dine with them. There were three of us, we all tried something different and everyone was very happy with their meals. Appetizers that were outstanding were baked mushrooms and calamari. Shrimp and grits was excellent as was the chicken and shrimp carbonara. Chicken and shrimp dirty rice was quite good but a little dry for me. Bananas Foster is definitely the way to go if you want dessert. Nothing disappointed.

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Oaken Bistro + Bar

$$$$
American
Lake Forest
4.0
124 reviews
Vladimir is an outstanding server - very friendly, very knowledgeable, made great recommendations & makes you feel special and welcoming with his service. The restaurant is gorgeous and the food is absolutely delicious. I had the bass, Bronzino, the chopped salad, cheese focaccia bread, & crab cake with my party.

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The Parched Pug

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville
3.3
21 reviews
The self pour wall was interesting and fun to try. It allowed you to taste whatever kind of beer and how much you would like. Would be great with a large group of friends

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The Desi Accent

$$$$
Indian
Lombard
4.2
54 reviews
Very good and tasty Indian food. Garlic nan was toasted and the best that I ever ate. Had their spiciest food and it lived up to its reputation. Highly recommended !

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Enzo and Lucia

$$$$
Italian
Long Grove
4.7
970 reviews
The eggplant parmigiana is the best I’ve ever had! The red sauce is incredible… yummy! The service is always excellent. I can’t wait for the next visit :-))

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Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge - Naperville

$$$$
Steakhouse
Naperville
4.7
1616 reviews
Awesome! Celebrated my husbands birthday here. We come for every occasion.

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Graziano's - Chicago

$$$$
Italian
Niles
4.2
1292 reviews
Great food and great service!

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Thorn Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$
American
Rosemont
4.3
56 reviews
I was surprised that the restaurant is actually housed in the lobby of the hotel. There is a private room for events, but your to the side of the front desk. Service was wonderful, everyone attended to us timely and were incredibly pleasant. The hummus with chorizo is amazing! Our group loved the drinks and starters. If you’re in the area, I’d stop by for drinks.

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Libertad

$$$$
Latin American
Skokie
4.7
2741 reviews
Mouth-watering food exceptionally prepared. Outstanding, attentive and well-formed servers.

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The Water Bar

$$$$
Café
St. Charles
4.2
16 reviews
It was an amazing experience! It was quiet and just very relaxing. We sat and talked, enjoyed amazing iced coffee and pastries. Staff was amazing!!

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Piato Fine Greek Dining

$$$$
Greek
Streamwood
4.5
20 reviews
Always an extremely authentic experience. If you are looking for real Greek food, this is the place to go!

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Lindy's Landing Restaurant & Marina

$$$$
American
Wauconda
4.6
1217 reviews
Always a great meal! The food is great! Highly recommend!

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Neat Kitchen + Bar

$$$$
American
Westmont
4.8
482 reviews
Great place great food great atmosphere. Matt the owners is wonderful

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Adelle's

$$$$
Contemporary American
Wheaton
4.6
3081 reviews
Adelle's is a fine restaurant. It has modern decor and good artwork with the personal feel of a supper club from times past. They normally pace the meal a bit slower to allow you enjoy the experience. Last night something came up and we needed to move at a bit faster pace. Our server and the staff made this happen seamlessly. Much appreciated.

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Spears Bourbon Burgers & Beer

$$$$
American
Wheeling
4.5
473 reviews
Always an excellent experience. Delicious food, love the pretzels, fried pickles and smoked wings. Best chopped salad, ghostbuster burger, hangover burger, all a must!

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Jen's Guesthouse

$$$$
American
Willow Springs
4.7
1868 reviews
Very good food and service. Celebrated a friend’s birthday. Had a nice time. Wish they had cheesecake for the birthday girl. Chef did not make it today.

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Torino Ramen

$$$$
Japanese
Wilmette
4.6
34 reviews
Curry Ramen tastes so good and rich. I would recommend.

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Spirit Elephant

$$$$
Vegan
Winnetka
4.8
1022 reviews
Delicious! Everything we ordered was so tasty! Tha cauliflower bites, brussel sprouts salad and Pad Thai all so yummy!

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The Red Door

$$$$
Wine Bar
Michigan City, IN
4.8
3 reviews
Excellent food and experience except the music! It is too nice of experience to be runes by such a loud and poor musician.

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