We weren’t expecting a restaurant to be on the 18th floor of a building on the Northwestern hospital campus, but that’s exactly where we found Woodwind. The menu has strange-sounding-but-actually-delicious small plates like a sweet and savory Big Mac-inspired foie gras bao, and pomegranate roasted squash with chunky peanut butter, plus larger options like tender lamb ribs glazed with lavender and honey. The upscale space has a nice view of downtown, and the food makes it a fun option for dinner in Streeterville. Just try to ignore any “Code Blue” announcements while walking through the lobby.
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Somerset is a restaurant in the Gold Coast serving excellent American food that you should be eating immediately.
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Little Goat is an all-day spot in West Town with creative diner food that’s hit or miss.
Chicago Cut Steakhouse
Chicago Cut is a great steakhouse right on the river ideal for special occasions and power business meals.
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Gilt Bar is the rare River North spot that’s easy to get into, and also has great food. Prepare for a lot of meat, butter, and salt.
Cindy’s has the best rooftop and views in Chicago that overlook Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
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