Alinea1723 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614
James Beard Award winner Grant Achatz, who won the coveted "Outstanding Chef Award" in 2008, is one of the city's most acclaimed chefs. His unique, cutting-edge cuisine, full of twists and turns, comes with equally remarkable service, and an extremely high price.
Marchesa535 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654
Kathryn Sullivan Alvera (Narcisse, Domaine and Prosecco) and partner Jason Clark are behind this sleek, multi-level River North establishment with a vintage Parisian vibe.
Coco Pazzo2 locations in Chicago
Tuscan-inspired dishes such as wood-roasted rack of pork and salmon highlight the menu at this River North favorite, which also offers a a well-rounded, Wine Spectator Award-wining, Italian wine list...
Bistronomic, 840 N. Wabash Ave.
Paris-born chef Martial Noguier is behind this award-winning bistro showcasing the best from his homeland. Bistronomic is one of the trendy Gold Coast neighborhood's most sophisticated, under-the-radar restaurants in an area teeming with such gems.
Saranello's is dedicated in memory to Lettuce Entertain You partner, Sara Rowe. It's Italian focused and operated by partner-chef Mychael Bonner.
It's the 1990s all over again with the resurrection of Bub City, a country-themed BBQ joint owned by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. This time around, LEYE chairman Rich Melman's children have updated the concept, which includes Three Dots and a Dash, an ambitious cocktail program and lower-level tiki lounge.
Situated in a landmark Mies van der Rohe tower, Travelle's concept is inspired by ports of call throughout the Mediterranean. Guests may indulge in the "Chef's Table" or "Cellar Table" for different experiences.
Steps from Millennium Park, The Gage serves upscale comfort food, fine wines, boutique beers and whiskeys amid a vintage decor. The tavern is situated in a group of three buildings collectively known as the Gage Group that were built in 1889–1890 by Holabird & Roche for the millinery firms of Gage Bros. & Co., Theodore Ascher & Co. and Edson Keith & Co.
Prairie Grass Cafe
Award-winning chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris, formerly of the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, showcase the best seasonal ingredients from Midwestern farms in their casual American restaurant in Northbrook.
Rosebud on Rush
Established in 1977, the Rosebud has grown from a single Little Italy restaurant to a restaurant empire. This busy location in a renovated brownstone handy to Michigan Avenue offers all the typical Rosebud standards of generously portioned of home-style Italian food
Beatrix - Streeterville
The second location of Lettuce Entertain You's River North restaurant, this Streeterville outpost is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch service available on Saturday and Sunday.
Lobby at the Peninsula Chicago
The Michelin-starred restaurant serves contemporary American, fine-dining cuisine daily, plus traditional tea service.
"Top Chef" alum Chris "CJ" Jacobson joins the ranks of Stephanie Izard (Girl and the Goat, Little Goat, Duck Duck Goat), Sarah Grueneberg (Monteverde) and Fabio Viviani (Bar Siena, Siena Tavern) with the thrill of an instant hit eatery in an ultra-competitive Chicago market.
You'll find an eclectic, ever-changing menu of seasonal small plate- and large-plate dishes at this semi-casual Bucktown eatery. Daily specials can be found on the chalkboard in the back of the dining room, which is designed to look like an updated cafeteria. Expect plenty of game dishes.