Our favorite places to eat in the neighborhood.
August 31, 2023
Gold CoastLincoln Park
These are the places you should be eating and drinking around The Second City.
November 30, 2017
The Bellevue is an American restaurant in the Gold Coast that's a good option for tourists and business meals.
Pippin's Tavern is a Gold Coast bar with an interesting menu and surprisingly good food.
September 29, 2022
Gold CoastRiver North
Jake Melnick’s is all about the wings. Firecracker wings in particular.
August 22, 2022
Gibsons is a classic Chicago steakhouse that deserves its reputation.
January 14, 2022
Maple & Ash sits in the middle of the Chicago steakhouse Venn diagram. It’s both new-school and old.
Three Arts Cafe is a beautiful restaurant inside the atrium of the RH store in the Gold Coast.
Gold CoastNear North Side
Hugo’s is a classic seafood spot, and the fish counterpart to Gibsons’ steaks.
Le Colonial is an upscale Vietnamese staple in the Gold Coast.
La Storia is a reliably good upscale Italian Restaurant in the Gold Coast.
Blue Door Kitchen serves southern food in an old mansion in the Gold Coast. The courtyard patio is beautiful for when it's nice outside.
Mirai is a small sushi restaurant inside the Hilton in the Gold Coast.
Casual dining in Viagra Triangle, the See And Be Seen capital of Chicago.
Somerset is a Gold Coast restaurant in the Viceroy Hotel.
Tempo Cafe is the local Gold Coast diner open 24 hours a day. It's also exactly what we assume the coffee shop from Seinfeld is like.
Marisol, in the Museum of Contemporary Art, serves delicious seasonal American food.
Friends Ramen serves mini ramen bowls in the Gold Coast, but it's not very good. Skip it and opt for regular size ramen bowls somewhere else.
Nico Osteria is a seafood-focused Italian restaurant in the Gold Coast’s Thompson Hotel.
Velvet Taco serves tacos that aren't really tacos. It's a bacon cheeseburger and chicken tikka kind of taco situation.
Adalina is an upscale Italian restaurant in the Gold Coast.
July 14, 2021
Moti is a casual counter-service Indian restaurant in the Gold Coast.
March 18, 2020
A long-standing breakfast spot in the Gold Coast with good pancakes and a great Dutch Baby.
August 9, 2019
Devereaux is the fancy rooftop bar at the Viceroy Hotel in the Gold Coast.
June 14, 2018
Bistronomic is a modern French restaurant in the Gold Coast.
February 9, 2018
Margeaux is an upscale French restaurant in the Gold Coast.