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The famed NYC bakery has made its way to downtown Chicago. With cupcakes that are as much eye-candy as mouth-candy, you can choose between three sizes: Taste (bite-sized), Classic (the usual size... read more
Banh mi, those tasty Vietnamese baguette sandwiches, can be extremely hard to find. Luckily, rat racers in The Loop no longer have to skip work to get their fix up north after this Thalia Spice spi... read more
Designed like a cavernous, old library with bookshelves, leather banquettes and recessed lighting, this massive restaurant in the JW Marriot has former Cibo Matto chef Todd Stein behind the menu.... read more
The two great American eats: burgers and pizza. Rudy Malnati (son of pizza great Lou) takes on the former with this casual burger joint in the Loop. The plain wooden tables and old black and whit... read more
In a nod to the financial district in which it's housed, IPO in the W Chicago - City Center presents diners with a menu of shared plates like peekytoe crab salad with Asian flavors and the Latin-in... read more
Not your typical sandwich spot, this New York staple stakes a claim in the Windy City with their fresh ingredients and made-to-order food. Serious about their natural foods, you can rest assured th... read more
Sister to the popular gastropub The Gage, this neighboring restaurant focuses more on French-American cuisine. Named after the building's architect, Louis Henri Sullivan, this 65-seat white-tablecl... read more
With AIC's new Modern Wing comes Chef Tony Mantuano's take on modern Italian cuisine. Inside, Terzo Piano is a work of art itself, awash with inspired white-on-white furnishing sitting behind a wal... read more
Old-school charm oozes from the furnishings in this Uzbekistani pre-theatre restaurant. A surprise vegetarian feast for the adventurous awaits. Russian beet-based favorites like borscht are abundan... read more
If you don't mind mingling with the masses of tourists yearround, then go for it. Millennium Park's award-winning restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine, and even though there's nothing gr... read more
Upscale and hearty American comfort food like chicken pot pie and bread pudding is what's on offer in this cozy eatery inside the Hotel Burnham. All mahogany and gold, the dï¿½cor matches the food ... read more
Nestled in the Loop’s Theatre District and still outlasting countless off-Broadway runs. Appeals to tourists with schmaltzy promise of dinner in a bona fide Italian village. Fact that it enchants p... read more
All of Petterino's walls are plastered with caricatures of famous people. As you're waiting for your cocktails or dinner, check them out and count how many people you recognize. It's quite appropri... read more
In a part of town usually crowded with suits at lunchtime, South Water Kitchen (adjacent to Hotel Monaco) is probably one of the best options to take your older sister and her three kids after sigh... read more
This casual Loop restaurant is from the team behind Keefer's. They're touting it as a cheaper version of their River North sensation, when, in fact, you'll be dealing with only slightly lower price... read more
The historic Palmer House Hilton finally goes contemporary with this fine-dining establishment that boldly complements mohair-and-leather furnishings with rich wood accents. Thankfully, you won't s... 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 ...