I am basically in Chicago every other month and I always get asked where the best places to eat are, so I put it all together in one place!
Offshore https://www.drinkoffshore.com – Great view of the city and its at Navy Pier! Right after brunch, you can walk around and enjoy the different activities, dessert sports, and more!
Time Out Market https://www.timeoutmarket.com/chicago – If you’re looking for a casual spot with lots of options, this is basically a fancy food court! Check it out during the day and you will not be disappointed.
3 Arts Club Cafe at RH Chicago https://rh.com/chicago/restaurant – You gotta go just for the views! The food is decent but not my top choice in Chicago!
Pizzeria Portifino https://www.pizzeriaportofino.com – This is right by the river so the view is awesome and ALL the food is great. It’s just a perfect spot for a girls brunch or date night!
Bar Goa https://bargoachicago.com – Awesome menu and great music if the DJ is there. It is a little loud so if you are trying to catch up with old friends, it may not be the best spot. Everything on their menu is good except the wings – too much curry and would not recommend eating them!
Alla Vita https://www.allavitachicago.com– New great dinner spot that is so pretty and perfect for photos! The food is also very good. We went at the end of the night and closed down the restaurant. They were super nice to let us linger for a while!
Aba https://www.abarestaurants.com – Poshly decorated and great food!
Peaquods https://pequodspizza.com – If you are looking for deep dish pizza in Chicago, this is the place. Caramelized crust – yummy goodness. There are two locations and you must go!
Cafe-Ba-Ba-Reeba https://www.cafebabareeba.com – Must get the patatas bravas and goat cheese baked in tomato sauce! Very cute and casual tapas spot that I have been to a million times and will continue to go back because its just that good!
Siena Tavern, RPM Italian, RPM Steak, and Roka Akor are also all on my favorites list!
The Hoxton Hotel Bar Cira https://thehoxton.com/chicago/cira-restaurant – Great drinks and awesome service. We went there to grab a drink before heading to dinner, highly recommend checking it out!
Aviary https://www.theaviary.com – is the best cocktail bar in Chicago where you will get fun, creative drinks and an experience! Make reservations way ahead of time as they get booked up quickly. It’s been around for a while, but still one of my favorites when someone new comes to visit. There is also a speakeasy called the Office downstairs which I have heard great things about but haven’t made it to yet!
City Winery https://citywinery.com – It opens back up in April and it is right by the Riverwalk. Its a great place to grab some wine and sit on the steps right by the river to enjoy!
The list of good places to eat in Chicago are endless but hopefully this is a good start for you!