It’s not quite clear at what point we decided to charge more money for food courts and call them “food halls,” but it probably doesn’t matter, since generally speaking, food halls seem to have better food. That’s definitely the case at Aster Hall, a new food hall inside the 900 N. Michigan building. It’s from the same group that owns Au Cheval, and it has 16 different places to eat and drink, including outposts of 3 Greens Market, Green Street Smoked Meats, and Small Cheval. The food is high-quality and reasonably priced - which is useful, because if you’re in this neighborhood, you’re probably spending a lot of money on something already. As a bonus, the upstairs area has a very nice view and is great for getting some work done.
More spots in Magnificent MileSee more
La Rosticceria at Eataly
Excellent sandwiches are hiding on the second floor of Eataly. We tell you how to find them.
Cindy’s has the best rooftop and views in Chicago that overlook Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
Shake Shack's burgers live up to the hype, but the food love stops there. Local partnerships at least help give the first Chicago location some street cred.
More American spotsSee more
Dear Luke - We're sorry, but this long distance relationship in Chicago isn't going to work out.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Gus’s has great fried chicken in a cool Fulton Market loft space. Expect a bit of heat from their trademark cayenne heavy seasoning.
Chicago Bagel Authority
A bagel shop that specializes in "steamwiches," which means CBA is more go-to sandwich joint than traditional bagel spot.
Suggested by our writers
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more