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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
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
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
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
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
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
They say third time’s the charm, but this West Town restaurant following on the heels of crash-and-burn Black Sheep is probably hoping second time’s a charm. As compared to Black Sheep&... read more
Good luck finding a serious foodie who doesn’t want to know if the meat on her plate is grass-fed. At this place, the star of the show is a grass-fed sirloin served with fries and house sauce... read more
From brothers/chefs Mark and Patrick Sheerin, Matt Eisler and Kevin Heisner (Bangers & Lace), a New American menu consisting of old faves made in a new way. Leather bar stools, rugged wood... read more
You won't find preening, trendy old-timeyness here--just authentic 18th-Century-referencing, and decidedly masculine charms: gas lanterns, black Windsor chairs, a thirty-foot walnut bar and a coal ... 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
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
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
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
You can feel good about the dough you’ll drop on a meal at Wicker Park’s eco-friendly restaurant. Not only are the environs sustainably designed with reclaimed wood and recycled light f... read more
This California-based vegan restaurant chain has staked its territory in Chicago with three neighborhood locations (Wicker Park, Lakeview and the Loop) opening in mid-to-late 2011. Healthy options ... read more
Located where Clark kisses Lincoln, Perennial Virant sits on a revamped corner in Lincoln Park that not only offers a chic outdoor eating area for summer dining, but also gives you a good ... read more
Everyone knows that nothing goes with a good beer buzz like a grilled cheese sandwich. Or at least the people at Cheesie's know this, as evidenced by the nine kinds of grilled cheese sammies they... 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 ...