CHICAGO BEST RESTAURANT, founded in 2004, pays homage to these Chicago gems, and its mission is to recognize the city's finest independent and nationally owned restaurants. To be considered, a CHICAGO BEST RESTAURANT must feature the finest available ingredients in it's products on its menu and also offer world-class service and an extensive wine and spirits list. Each highlighted Restaurant has been highly regarded by local and national media outlets such as Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times DiRoNA, Wine Spectator and Zagat.
Most of these Great Restaurants are located in the city proper. The most active areas are Downtown, The Loop, River West, River North, Streeterville, The Gold Coast, Logan Square, Bucktown, Magnificent Mile and many of our Suburbs.
Here are our top picks: