You might be familiar with the name Iliana Regan from her days running an underground supper club out of her Andersonville apartment or selling her One Sister pierogies at the farmer’s market... read more
Thoughtful BYO Italian restaurant on the Lincoln Square stretch boasts housemade pasta and rotating specials. Chef Massimo di Vuolo is intent on bringing an authentic experience to his diners, an... read more
For a set price of $35, you can bring your own bottle of wine to this cozy, Euro-inspired bistro to drink alongside a three-course dinner. The cooking school-instructor chef churns out an ever-chan... read more
The legendary Lincoln Park pub has returned...this time in Lincoln Square. Although it may not bring its ghosts with it, you can still expect crispy fish and chips, rich and hearty Shepherd's Pie... read more
In Italian, Paciugo means "messy concoction." In Lincoln Square, it means "about effing time the neighborhood got a good dessert shop." Using perfectly ripe fruit and artisanal Italian ingredient... read more
Taking over departed, beloved Delicatessen Meyer's old sigs is this bi-level gourmet sausage house/grocery. While Gene's may never truly replace Meyer's in hardcore hearts, they've certainly got Ge... read more
The only way shopping at DLR is going to break the bank is if you go every day, which you might want to do since there's so much great stuff at budget prices. Simple, modern shift dresses and cute ... read more
They say the differences are in the details, but at the Bad Apple - a gastropub that's broken down into two seemingly unrelated rooms at the old Feed the Beast locale - the differences are in the b... read more
Legend has it that Browntrout got its name from the memorable first dish chef-owner Sean Sanders and his wife made while honeymooning in New Zealand. Years later, Sanders aspires to have the greene... read more
Chicagoans waiting for the reopening of this intimate, semi-lux spot are vindicated with a new location in Lincoln Square. Floor-to-ceiling windows, artfully arranged bottles, candlelit circular bo... read more
Upscale bar food in a casual low-key atmosphere. The popular patio faces Welles Park (sure beats a blast of car exhaust), and the windows in front of the bar are open in warmer weather. A few TVs i... read more
Named for star menu item - a traditional Dutch pancake - this tiny cafe only seats 20 at a time. Not a problem: turnover’s quick, and gathered crowds – a coffee-holding, rumpled-tees-an... read more
A neighborhood fave that the locals don't want to give up. The cheery interior, replete with strings of faux eggs on the walls and tin ceiling, only seats 36, but turns over quickly on weekend morn... read more
Setting the stage (literally) for Chicago's alt-country scene, Horseshoe has live bands most days of the week on a tiny front stage. They've put their all-you-can-eat Sunday bluegrass buffet brunch... read more
If you don't want to schlep to Devon Avenue, head to this steadfast contemporary Indian spot spicily swimming in a sea of Lincoln Square's German and Italian eateries. Although those looking to sea... read more
This popular sushi spot did anything but tank when it first opened its doors in Lincoln Square. A welcome retreat for sushi-seeking new condo dwellers, the place is packed nightly with diners looki... read more
This Irish-themed pub flaunts dark, wood-paneling, predictable bar food and a chill, if not a little tedious vibe. If you're lucky and arrive early, you can pile in around the fireplace but it's mo... read more
The focus is on fresh, organic ingredients at chef/owner Michael Altenberg six-year-old, rustic French bistro in Lincoln Square. Steak frites, French onion soup and escargot stand shoulder to shoul... read more
The widow of Jim Murphy (of Murphy's Bleachers fame) opened this contemporary Irish restaurant with her sons in a former funeral parlor last year. But there's nothing creepy about the bi-level spac... 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 ...