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The 50 Best Restaurants

Chicago’s essential destinations, from haute tasting menus to inventive street food

By Jeff Ruby and Carrie Schedler

Photos by Jeff Marini, Jason Little, Nick Murway, Anna Knott, Clint Blowers and Martha Williams

Sort the list with the buttons below. Click the photos to read more about each restaurant.

1

Alinea

2

Oriole

3

Lula Cafe

4

Schwa

5

Topolobampo

6

Spiaggia

7

George Trois

8

Goosefoot

9

Boka

10

Blackbird

11

Bavette’s

12

Avec

13

Smyth

14

Fat Rice

15

North Pond

16

Momotaro

17

La Chaparrita

18

Everest

19

The Publican

20

El Ideas

21

Giant

22

Kai Zan

23

Sepia

24

S.K.Y.

25

Elske

26

Coalfire

27

RPM Steak

28

Roister

29

Big Jones

30

Bellemore

31

Monteverde

32

Tanta

33

Birrieria
Zaragoza

34

Vie

35

Arbor

36

Cellar Door
Provisions

37

Boltwood

38

Band of
Bohemia

39

Acadia

40

Dak

41

Swift & Sons

42

Qing Xiang
Yuan Dumplings

43

Kitsune

44

Au Cheval

45

Taxim

46

Smoque

47

Parachute

48

Boeufhaus

49

The Purple Pig

50

Rainbow Thai

Price range reflects estimated cost of a meal for one person, excluding alcohol, tax, and tip.

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japanese

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steakhouse

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