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Elske is a tasting menu spot in West Loop that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and we’re big fans.
Kitsune is Midwestern take on a Japanese izakaya near Ravenswood, and it’s great for date night or dinner with a small group of friends.
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.
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.
Shaw's is like the seafood version of a steakhouse. Come for a nicer dinner and order all the oyster, crab, and lobster.
Publican Anker is a casual bar and restaurant in Wicker Park. Think of it as a more laid back pub version of the original Publican.
Oasis Cafe is a small Mediterranean restaurant hiding inside of a jewelry store.
WonFun is a cool and trendy Chinese restaurant in the West Loop specializing in spicy, Sichuan cuisine.
Cindy's has the best rooftop and views in Chicago that overlook Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
Roka Akor is a trendy Japanese restaurant in River North that has great food but is also expensive.
Forno Rosso is a casual and excellent Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant in the West Loop.
Honey's is an upscale but cool restaurant in Fulton Market that's good for a nicer occasion.