The massive American flag displays in the charmingly oak-laden dining room of The Local are neither nationalistic swagger nor winking kitsch--but rather merely a fittingly dramatic backdrop to a mo... read more
Tony Mantuano made a name for himself with the high-end, highly acclaimed Spiaggia–not to mention his appearance on Top Chef Masters–but this late-night Italian pizza place is not secon... read more
Moncler's Gold Coast outpost brings a touch of Haute-Savoie chic to the WIndy City. The Gilles & Boissier-designed space embraces alpine charm with carved wood paneling and floral motifs, the p... read more
Ian Schrager's PUBLIC brand actually seems to take a cue from the Ace, with an atmosphere that encourages hanging about more than posing. Flash nightlife is eschewed in favor of spaces with cosseti... read more
It was a smart move on the part of famed hotelier Ian Schrager to retain the historic name Pump Room for the revamped restaurant in Public hotel (formerly known as the Ambassador East). ... read more
A modern take on the classic bistro, this gastronomic dining spot amps up the vibe with dark wood tables, bold colors and open space. Pop by for an after-work glass of wine and charcuterie platte... read more
If you're looking for exclusivity in your night clubs, then you'll love to try to get into Privet. Guests must solely rely on personal relationships and the networking of the staff and management... read more
Adding to their original Vegas location, Paradise Cantina definitely brings a party atmosphere to the Gold Coast. With 40-plus tequilas, 11 different margaritas, and a menu slathered with Mexican... read more
Never has Chicago's Gold Coast sparkled quite so magnificently as it does not that Pomellato has made its home on Oak Street. The illustrious Milanese jewelry house's statement-making rings get an ... read more
In the space where Level once existed, this two-story nightclub steps it up to ensure that this remains your all-night destination, rather than just a stop along the way. Bottle service, table-side... read more
Officially raising the stakes on the Chicago BBQ scene this, dare we say, 'elegant' barbecue resto serves up brisket in a setting more akin to your bosses' taste than your little brother'... read more
A rooftop destination for the sports-enthused. Residing above Sully's House Tap Room & Grill, this rooftop lounge crams in 50 bottled beers and 25 microbrews, along with two giant outdoor tell... read more
Sometimes the phrase "rooftop beer garden" is enough to get a bunch of dudes in cargo shorts slobbering, but preface it with "retractable" and you have the next best thing to sweating it out at Wri... read more
Who's really going to turn down the chance to peruse 75 different types of cookies from an Italian bakery? Or brioche stuffed with gelato? This Sicialian family-owned Old Town outpost of Palermo Ba... read more
This famed Beverly Hills bakery has some fierce competition to contend with in Chicago, but there's always room for more cupcakes with hella icing. With their trademark inch of icing pierced with a... read more
Small contemporary American plates touched by Midas-like hands of James Beard winner Shawn McClain. Cocktails are dangerously succulent, revamped by brain of mixologist Charles Jory: one-plus-one e... read more
A place where tourists, button-down former frat boys and ogling divorcees co-exist. Who knew this concept would be such a hit? Maybe all the other nightspots in a four-block radius. The same owners... read more
Business suit-attired young professionals, hoochie mamas with their sugar daddies, lost plug-pierced ravers, and middle-aged couples looking to spice things up coexist on the dance floor pumping a ... read more
The rooftop bar at C-View on the 29th floor of the Affinia hotel is decked out with sexy modern furniture and lighting, creating an understated ambience to better enhance your views of Chicago's ta... read more
The words seasonal and local seem to be attached to every other res...
Bold experiment provides a bar with everything but the booze. Every...
Massive River North sports bar that becomes late night DJ club. Sup...
Tucked below the swanky River North dining hotspot (yes, Gilt Bar i...
EDM and global house live performances and DJs perform and spin at ...