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The First Timer’s Guide To Eating In Chicago

Not every great restaurant in Chicago—just the ones you should have on your list while you’re getting acquainted.

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The Best Chicago Rooftops For Eating & Drinking

The best rooftop restaurants and bars in the city.

Where To Go For Dinner When It “Doesn’t Matter” (But It Really Does) guide image

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Where To Go For Dinner When It “Doesn’t Matter” (But It Really Does)

14 places for when someone says they don’t care, and it’s probably a lie.

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Where To Take Someone To Convince Them To Move To Chicago

These are the places that will make someone want to live here permanently.

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Where To Take Your Friend From Either Coast

18 places to go with someone who has an East or West Coast superiority complex.

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The Best Cocktail Bars For Special Occasions

Where to get fancy drinks when you have something to celebrate.

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The Best Restaurants For Delivering Big News

You have an announcement to make. Here are the best places to do it.

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The First Timer’s Guide To Eating In Chicago guide image

CHIGuide

The First Timer’s Guide To Eating In Chicago

Not every great restaurant in Chicago—just the ones you should have on your list while you’re getting acquainted.

The Best Chicago Rooftops For Eating & Drinking guide image

CHIGuide

The Best Chicago Rooftops For Eating & Drinking

The best rooftop restaurants and bars in the city.

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Sueños X Soho

Sueños X Soho is a Baja-inspired pop-up in Soho House.

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8.7

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Parachute

Parachute is a wonderful Korean restaurant in Avondale.

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8.7

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Pequod’s Pizza

Pequod’s is a fantastic deep-dish pizza place in Lincoln Park.

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The Purple Pig

Purple Pig is a small plates restaurant on the Mag Mile with good food and a touristy atmosphere.

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Bongo Room

The Candy Land and Wonka Factory of chronic brunch. You'll need some Oompa Loompa's to carry you home.

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8.3

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Momotaro

Momotaro is a great Japanese restaurant in the West Loop.

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8.3

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RPM Steak

RPM Steak can hang with the Chicago steakhouse classics any day.

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8.1

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Angry Crab

We’d ditch all of our family and friends for a bag of seafood at The Angry Crab.

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8.1

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Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab

Joe’s is consistently one of the best steakhouses in town, and you shouldn’t even order steak. Stone crabs are where it’s at.

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TÊTE Charcuterie

TÉTE Charcuterie flys a bit under the radar, but it's a strong player in the West Loop. Eat charcuterie, but know they serve excellent veggie dishes.

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8.2

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RPM Italian

Bill and Giuliana Rancic force us to like them with excellent Italian food in a trendy setting.

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8.2

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Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

Gibsons is a classic Chicago steakhouse that deserves its reputation.

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8.7

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Giant

Giant is doing special things in Logan Square. It’s a great restaurant ideal for a date or any small group.

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Elske

Elske is a tasting menu spot in West Loop that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and we’re big fans.

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Portsmith

Portsmith is an upscale seafood restaurant inside the Dana Hotel in River North.

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Gibsons Italia

Gibsons Italia, in River West, is the trendy Italian sister spot to Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse.

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7.7

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Althea

Althea is an upscale and creative vegan restaurant in Saks Fifth Avenue.

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8.6

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Rose Mary

Rose Mary is a great Croatian spot in Fulton Market.