This is a fancy spot at the top of The Peninsula, a luxury hotel near Michigan Ave. Because of its location, it has a great view of the Magnificent Mile, which makes it an ideal place to take out-of-towners. You’ll find small plates like foie gras-filled bon bons and marrow “poppers” (which are basically tater tots filled with bone marrow). Come here and eat some expensive bar food with anyone you’re trying impress.
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Cindy’s has the best rooftop and views in Chicago that overlook Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
The Purple Pig
Purple Pig has been around awhile, but it's still a great small plates restaurant that makes for a fun night.
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Split Rail is a modern gastropub in Humboldt Park serving “reimagined American classics.”
Pub Royale is an Anglo-Indian pub serving excellent cocktails and Indian inspired food. It’s a unique, delicious, and fun time.
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Somerset is a restaurant in the Gold Coast serving excellent American food that you should be eating immediately.
Smyth serves Virginia-inspired tasting menus in the West Loop, and it’s one of the best restaurants in Chicago.
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