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Where To Get Some Pasta And A Glass Of Wine By Yourself

Eating carbohydrates by yourself is a beautiful thing. Here’s where to do it.

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CHI Guide

Where To Go For Drinks And A Light Bite

Our picks for when it’s more about the drinks, but you still want some good food.

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CHI Guide

Where To Have A Last-Minute Dinner

Don’t panic if you need a last-minute reservation. These are good places you can actually get into.

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CHI Guide

Where To Eat Alone When You're Feeling Hot

Your self-confidence is through the roof—take yourself out on a date.

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CHI Guide

27 Great Chicago Restaurants For Dining Solo

Eating alone can be good for you. Here are the best places in Chicago to do it.

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Red Light Chicken review image
7.6

CHI Review

Red Light Chicken

Red Light Chicken is a tiny takeout spot in Lincoln Park with great fried chicken sandwiches.

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CHI Review

Ragadan

Ragadan is a casual Middle Eastern restaurant in Uptown.

Where To Get Some Pasta And A Glass Of Wine By Yourself  guide image

CHI Guide

Where To Get Some Pasta And A Glass Of Wine By Yourself

Eating carbohydrates by yourself is a beautiful thing. Here’s where to do it.

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8.3

CHI Review

Monster Ramen

Monster Ramen is a ramen shop in Logan Square with fantastic gyukotsu bowls.

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7.5

CHI Review

Rakkan Ramen

Rakkan Ramen is an Uptown ramen spot specializing in vegetable-based broth.

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7.7

Review

Taipei Cafe

Taipei Cafe is a small bubble tea spot in Lakeview with great Taiwanese food.

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8.0

CHI Review

TenGoku Aburiya

TenGoku Aburiya is a very good sushi and kushiyaki restaurant in the West Loop.

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7.2

CHI Review

Con Todo

Con Todo is a Mexican restaurant in Logan Square with great cocktails.

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7.8

CHI Review

Jibaritos Y Más

Jibaritos Y Más is a great Puerto Rican restaurant in Lincoln Park with a focus on (you guessed it) jibaritos.

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7.6

CHI Review

Sushi Hall

Sushi Hall is a casual sushi restaurant in Lincoln Park.

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7.9

CHI Review

Mr. Beef On Orleans

Mr. Beef On Orleans is a classic River North spot serving great Italian beef sandwiches.

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7.7

CHI Review

LC Pho

LC Pho is a Vietnamese restaurant in Lincoln Square.

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7.5

CHI Review

Han Bat

Han Bat is a Korean restaurant in Lincoln Square specializing in an ox bone soup called seolleongtang.

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7.7

CHI Review

016 Restaurant

016 Restaurant is a Serbian spot in Lincoln Square.

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7.6

CHI Review

Miku Sushi

Miku Sushi is a sushi restuarant in Lincoln Square with a great daily deal on maki.

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7.8

CHI Review

Gene's Sausage Shop and Delicatessen

Gene's is a deli and market with a rooftop bar and a great selection of meats, sausages, and groceries.

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8.6

CHI Review

Calumet Fisheries

A fish shack in Calumet Heights that everyone should visit.

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Podhalanka

Podhalanka is a casual cash-only restaurant in Noble Square.

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7.8

CHI Review

Afghan Saray

Afghan Saray is a casual Afghan restaurant in Edgewater.

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7.6

CHI Review

Joong Boo Wang Mandoo

Joong Boo Wang Mandoo is a food stall in Avondale with giant dumplings.