Zia’s is an Italian restaurant in Lakeview that’s primarily useful for two reasons: it has a large patio that’s great for groups, and a bottomless brunch special on the weekend. The food is average, but it's a fun neighborhood option as long as you know what you’re getting into. During the summer this place gets very crowded, and if you’re here for brunch, there’s a two-hour time limit.
More spots in LakeviewSee more
Awesome shellfish in a basement dive bar complete with year-round Christmas lights. Go eat all the crab and drink all the beer.
bopNgrill is a cheap and quick eats Korean-American fusion spot. We’ve turned it into a new dance move.
Fish Bar is like the offspring of a New England fish shack that spent some time in New Orleans. Nothing wrong with that.
More Italian spotsSee more
Bar Siena is great for a fun gathering in the West Loop. Go heavy on the pizza and pastas. And drinks. You’re going to want those too.
Nico Osteria is a seafood-focused Italian restaurant in the Gold Coast’s Thompson Hotel.
Suggested by our writers
Monteverde is an Italian restaurant in the West Loop. It sounds boring on paper, but there’s so much more to it than that. Excellent food all around.
Drop reasonable cash for a steak dinner with your friends at Tango Sur instead of emptying the bank account at a high end meal.
Pasta Palazzo is a casual Italian restaurant in Lincoln Park good for an easy and cheap meal.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more