Visit Chicago's Best Restaurants

From molecular gastronomy to gourmet Mexican cuisine, Chicago's hottest restaurants offer it all. The world-class Windy City boasts more Michelin stars and James Beard award-winning restaurants on average, but it manages to stay humble. But what else do you expect from "The City That Works?"

Explore Beyond Downtown Chicago Restaurants: Bucktown, Logan Square, etc.

Absolute perfection, that's what. On, expect us to cover go-to classics as well as buzzed-about newcomers. Looking for the quintessential Chicago steakhouse to impress clients? Romantic eatery in the famed Loop downtown district? Yep, it's here. Modern cocktails from talented mixologists like Lost Lake's Paul McGee? Get your bucket list ready. And, of course, every notable chef from the likes of Grant Achatz, Rick Bayless, Curtis Duffy, Stephanie Izard and Fabio Viviani are in the mix.

The Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, River North and West Loop neighborhoods are powerhouses when it comes to dining in Chicago, but some of the fastest-growing areas are beyond the downtown scene. On the South Side, it's Bronzeville and Pilsen for Southern-inspired fare and chef-driven delights. Hit up Logan Square for the likes of contemporary American gems like Giant and Jam. And far North Side neighborhoods Andersonville, Lincoln Square and Uptown boast Michelin starred spots such as 42 Grams and Elizabeth. .

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Au Cheval

Brendan Sodikoff, the guy behind Doughnut Vault, Gilt Bar and Maude's Liquor Bar, opens a high-concept diner serving griddled burgers, foie gras terrine, and General Tso's fried chicken with dried chili and brown sugar glaze.

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Next / The Aviary / The Office

Alinea's Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas' Next serves a quarterly changing themed menu that can range from a particular period to a global cuisine. Diners must buy tickets, paid in advance, for the prix-fixe.

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