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Set in a River North space that resembles an Umbrian estate, this restaurant and wine bar from the Rosebud Restaurants folks serves traditional Italian dishes, like goat-cheese gnocchi and cro... 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
Cozy like your front porch in the summer, this seasonal pop-up is only open June through August. The menu changes with a different local chef each month, serving up "big, small, and sweet plates" t... read more
If you’ve recently passed by the former Duchamp restaurant, you’ll notice the latest addition to the Bucktown area, The Red Door. The globetrotting menu offers a range of cuisines that ... read more
The Sandoval brothers--Alfredo, Felipe and Patricio--of Mercadito renown have opened Tavernita, which falls somewhere between a Med-Latin restaurant and a sexy, elegant lounge. Tavernita is in the ... read more
A gallery of “slurp shots” (pictures of diners slurping their noodle soups) on the website for James Beard award-winning Chef Takashi Yagihashi’s newest endeavor—the Slurpin... 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
What was Ukie Village’s loss is now Logan Square’s gain. The BYO, cash-only café still serves breakfast and lunch (the same eggs benedict with pork belly and winter squash hollan... read more
The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel’s restaurant is all about Italian classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start with complimentary olives and cheese, then order your choice of fresh bread and o... read more
Grant Achatz’s childhood-inspired menu at Next isn’t the only option on the dining scene riffing on your favorite schoolhouse-days meals. Select from nearly two dozen gourmet grilled ch... read more
The simple truth is that there are few meals more satisfying than a warm plate of perfectly made hand-cut pasta, especially in a city where winter lasts for a solid seven months. That’s just ... read more
Thanks to Tozi for mixing up the Asian cuisine scene in Wicker Park. The main attraction at this Korean barbecue joint are the booths with table-top grills for cooking your own meat (pork belly inc... read more
In an ideal world, we’d get a new outstanding brunch spot every few months. In reality, they’re few and far between, making places like Lakeview’s 2 Sparrows a particularly notabl... read more
Among the many reasons we dread winter in Chicago, one of them is the closing of Miko’s Italian Ice. Fortunately this year, the basement-level walk-up isn’t going into hibernation for t... read more
There was one bakery that had the power to save cupcakes from becoming completely passé in 2011, and it arrived just in time at Block 37. Expect lines out the door like any cupcake shop wort... 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
We can't claim an abundance of fresh locally sourced seafood in Chicago–though rumor has it that carp is the next big thing–so the sound of a restaurant serving New England's finest flo... read more
It's one thing to author a barbecue cookbook, as LTHForum.com cofounder Gary Wiviott did with Low & Slow, but to enter the competitive world of barbecue as a "pit master" is a whole other level... read more
Call it in the new test kitchen, Matt Maroni of Gaztro Wagon fame started off by taking his show on the road. Now he’s parked his wheels at the former Terragusto space on Armitage where he se... 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 ...