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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
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
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
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
Just a little over a year after the Maglaris family opened eco-friendly restaurant Prasino (the second outpost after Prasino’s first suburban eatery), they’re at it again in Wicker Park... read more
Don’t let the word steakhouse fool you. True to Brendan Sodikoff form (the man behind Doughnut Vault, Gilt Bar and Maude’s Liquor Bar)—this Euro-style steakhouse is churning out a... read more
Discerning sushi-lovers can count the number of great spots for fresh fish in Chicago on one hand. Add this 22-seat BYOB restaurant to the short list of greats with its stunningly plated maki, dail... read more
Smart seafood spot takes a fresh approach to Chicago cuisine. Raw oysters on the half shell, maple-jalapeño glazed salmon, an absinthe to satisfy (or cauterize) every taste bud, it has it al... read more
Sister to the original Piccolo Sogno, chef Tony Priolo now pairs with chef Todd Stein (The Florentine) to bring some fine Italian seafood to River North. Branzino and tonno promise to exceed your a... 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
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
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
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
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
Sure, the duck tamales, pineapple-tequila chutney duck breast and chorizo shrimp puff pastry might stop you in your tracks at Logan Square’s Southwestern spot, but it’s the 80 tequila s... read more
Visiting this seafood-inspired restaurant helmed by Chef Guiseppe Tentori (BOKA) invokes the feeling of dining on a sexy, private yacht, replete with shark jaws and a fish net chandelier. Grab a ... read more
Back in the day, Chicago was known for its neighborhood seafood spots. In a throwback to those golden times, the owners of DMK bring you this 18-seat fish shack. Raw, cooked, rolled, caked, po'bo... 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 ...