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The words seasonal and local seem to be attached to every other restaurant opening these days, but a chef whose resume includes experience at Charlie Trotter’s, NoMi and The Peninsula Hotel i... read more
This tri-level Japanese restaurant bar keeps all things sleek and natural with its restored wood walls and stools, marble bars, and robata dishes grilled on sumi, the highest quality white oak char... read more
A pizzeria in Chicago--even a New York-style pizzeria--is hardly a risky bet, but Vincenzo's isn't content to simply deliver a few pies and a couple of beers. Instead, they're determined to ace eve... read more
Local TV personality and youngest femme to achieve Master Sommelier status, Alpana Singh opened this four story wine mecca with crushed velvet booths, white wicker chairs, polished wood tables set ... read more
House of Glunz is actually a storied Chicago spirits merchant, dating to 1888. Their tavern sat vacant for ninety years, but family scions Barbara Glunz and Christopher Donovan resurrected it to th... read more
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
BBQ, whiskey, and shellfish are the stars of the show at this River North spot from the famed Melman Brothers. For a night, toss any want for diet aside, with appetizers like griddled BBQ bacon and... read more
Renowned chef Curtis Duffy, brings his latest culinary dream to life in Grace. A fusion of local and international flavors, the menu is a mix of delicate delights and carefully crafted platters des... read more
Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard adds this little sister cafe as a sidecar to her famed Girl & The Goat restaurant. This retro-chic joint is a bakery/coffee bar by day and hopping neighborhood b... read more
This River North location is slightly more upscale than its sportsbar-esque brothers and sisters, flanked with a 75-foot retractable roof for summertime, 25 craft beers, and more sophisicated-rusti... read more
A grand piano, dark woods, red walls, and a marble fireplace give this steak and seafood spot a sexy clubhouse-parlor feel. No animal is left behind, as veal sweetbreads, crab toast, and wild pheas... read more
Within its labyrinthian interior are several dining areas of diverging aesthetic thrills: silver globe lamps here, medievally brick arches there, and a dark and sexy bar. The international cuisine ... read more
Walks like a speakeasy, talks like a speakeasy... must be Brazilian. Reclaimed wood floor and bar, funky orange vinyl bench, exposed brick wall and duct ceiling. Mixologists pouring liquors under g... read more
Expectations are admittedly lower when it comes to dining options in the Loop, which is even more reason to get excited about a restaurant refresh. Located in the former Rhapsody space, Tesori brin... read more
Katrina Markoff of Vosges has pretty much cornered the market of high-end chocolates for some time, but smaller artisan producers are inching their way onto the scene. Case in point: Katherine Ann ... read more
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
Charleston comes to Chicago in this new Southern-style restaurant from Bedford exec chef Mark Steuer. Hearty classic and modern dishes like pork shoulder with grits, pickled peppers and smoked nect... read more
The West Loop hasn’t seen the last of trendy Asian spots debuting this fall. Following closely on the heels of Bill Kim’s BellyQ, the highly anticipated Embeya serves up a mix of cold a... read more
If only our home was as well stocked in the cocktail department as this Logan Square spot. Paladar, named after privately owned restaurants run out of peoples’ homes in Cuba, promises to star... 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 ...