29 "Literally Everyone" restaurants in Chicago.
Eating tongue is fun every once in a while. But you're usually looking for something just as memorable, and way more crowd pleasing. Here are the restaurants that will satisfy (and impress) your artsy roommate, new mother-in-law, and everyone in between.
Monteverde is an Italian restaurant in the West Loop. It sounds boring on paper, but there’s so much more to it than that. Excellent food all around.
Bavette’s is an intimate steakhouse that’s great for date night or dinner with a few friends.
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.
Lou Malnati's is a classic Chicago deep-dish pizza spot, and the one we rely on.
Swift & Sons might have a separate seafood restaurant inside of it, but this steakhouse is the star of the show.
Like Brian Urlacher's former coverage skills or Dennis Rodman's hair, Dusek's has range.
Glenn's Diner feels like a diner, but it specializes in simple seafood. They also have spaghetti and meatballs and a cereal bar. You'll like it.
Topo Gigio is a classic Italian spot in Old Town that’s good for any occasion.
An old school, family-run Italian joint that’s ideal for a casual dinner in Little Italy.
Quiote is a Mexican spot in Logan Square that works for just about anything. Come for coffee, on a date, or just to have some mezcal at the bar.
Mindy's is a cool but casual Wicker Park spot good for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Plan on getting a homemade hot chocolate as dessert.
Stella Barra is a comfortable and familiar place in Lincoln Park good for a lot of occasions. You're also going for pizza, which is never a bad idea.