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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
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
Between Lillie’s Q, Porkchop, and a handful of others, Chicago has had no shortage of recently-opened barbecue joints. Not that that’s any surprise for a meat-and-potatoes-loving town. ... read more
Modern spin on Asian cuisine from executive chef Thai Dang (formerly of L20 and Citizen). A spacious dining room fixed with exotic wood art gives Embeya a sleek yet casual feel for special, or not ... read more
Throw some rock 'n' roll and church dècor into a bistro helmed by an acclaimed celebrity chef, and you have a new place of worship: g.e.b. - a playful restaurant by chef Graham Elliot that h... read more
Chicago has no shortage of coffee shops, but the Philly-based La Colombe is a welcome addition to the West Loop, no less planted directly across the street from a Starbucks. It’s a bare bones... read more
Short of staging a riot like the one that took place in Haymarket Square a couple of centuries ago, this brewery works hard to compete with Chicago's wealth of brewpubs. Featuring 16 house beers,... read more
Contemporary Vietnamese throws its hat in the Randolph dining scene. The mod tables and lounge seats in this two-story eatery are definitely cool, but it's really all just a showcase for the menu... read more
Partnering with Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm (BOKA and Perennial), "Top Chef" Season 4 winner Stephanie Izard has opened the doors to her long-awaited West Loop restaurant. Design firm 555 Internati... read more
As misnomers go, a gourmet vegan menu might be up there with social conservatism. But Karyn Calabrese (Karyn's Raw and Karyn's Cooked) dares you try her vegan interpretations of chorizo sliders, cr... read more
Following some trends—again with the communal tables and charcuterie?—but leading in some others. The Publican and its 90-plus beers have landed. Backed by those behind Blackbird, Avec,... read more
After a decade at Nacional 27, Chef Randy Zweiban strikes out on his own with this contemporary take on all the things he's always been good at: carefully chosen ingredients with Latin American inf... read more
Built by the same guys who put together city-favorites Blackbird and SushiSamba Rio, Piccolo Sogno stands out in structure: Venetian plastered walls, terrazzo floors, Italian marble, backlit alabas... read more
“Old World” signage, bowtied waiters, walls crammed with framed photos of the owner with various pseudo-celebs. La Scarola is the prototype (or at least a first-generation clone) of the classic Chi... read more
There's just something about Avec. And it doesn't matter if you go on a Friday at 9pm or Tuesday at 6:45, this communal winebar/eatery is always busy. And no wonder. Co-owned by restaurant dynamo D... read more
N9NE's stunning space -- 13,500-square-feet featuring a 20-foot waterfall, a silver-leafed dome ceiling with varying colors projected on it and a central granite champagne-and-caviar bar that looks... read more
When four major Chicago restaurateurs merge talents, and chop up one space into three parts – a butcher shop, grocery store, and casual dining area –you get this spot, the West Loop&rsq... read more
This French villa-meets-Rolling Stone dining spot in West Loop surprises when it takes its wallpaper-and-chandelier self and adds a DJ at night and day during its lively weekend brunch. What w... read more
Jerry Kleiner -- king of haute cuisine -- puts his stamp on Nuevo Latino with this over-the-top Technicolor room that looks like the set for a Beyoncé video. Flying vertical stripes painted ... 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 ...