49 "Special Occasions" restaurants in Chicago.
Esmé is a tasting menu restaurant in Lincoln Park that’s perfect for a celebratory meal.
Hai Yen is a southern Vietnamese spot in Uptown where you should definitely order the bò 5 món (beef 5 ways).
Brass Heart is an expensive tasting menu restaurant in Uptown offering both a vegan and a regular menu.
Ciccio Mio is a great Italian restaurant in River North from the team behind Gilt Bar and Bavette’s.
Kumiko is an upscale cocktail bar in the West Loop with high-end bar snacks and a tasting menu in the basement.
Kai Zan is a BYOB sushi spot with one of the best and most affordable omakase options in the city.
The Bamboo Room is a secluded bar-within-a-bar at Three Dots And A Dash that features vintage rum drinks and attentive bartenders.
Gibsons is a classic Chicago steakhouse that deserves its reputation.
Kyoten is an expensive omakase-only sushi restaurant in Logan Square. It’s definitely worth it for a special occasion.