Best Chicago restaurants: Our picks for every cuisine
Think outside the deep dish pizza for the best Chicago restaurants. Let our up-to-date guide help you find great Italian food, steakhouses, Greek cuisine and more.
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Chicago is a town that cares as much about Grant Achatz's newest concept at Next as where to find the best burger. Hence it's with an equal passion for worthwhile splurges and cheap eats that we present our picks for the best restaurants in Chicago. (Tip: Begin or end your culinary adventures at one of Chicago's iconic cocktail bars.) We'll be adding to this list throughout the year with more cuisines and bars, so keep checking back.
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From flaming saganaki to whole-roasted fish, these are the best Greek restaurants in Chicago.
Whether hawking deep-dish pizza or turning out thin-crust, square-cut pies, these are the pizzerias that do Chicagoans proud.
From cozy neighborhood trattorias to fancy splurges, these are the best places to eat Italian food in Chicago.
These upscale restaurants create the best culinary feasts and luxurious dining experiences.
Explore pad thai and other spicy and complex flavor profiles at these outstanding Thai restaurants in Chicago.
Our favorite spots for new twists on comfort food.
Find dim sum, roast duck and other Chinese dishes.
Say oui oui to everything from snails to crepes to steak frites.
The best burgers, brunch spots and comfort-food joints in Chicago.
Chicago's rich German heritage is on display via bratwurst, German beer and more.
Pick up the chopsticks and dig into maki, sashimi and more.
From Devon Ave. to Wicker Park, Chicago's best Indian restaurants.
Dig into kimchi to noodles at these Korean restaurants.
Your next great taco isn't far.
Where to get falafel and hummus.
Find pierogies, burek, stuffed cabbage and more.
Where to get oysters, shrimp and more.
The best cheeseburgers and fries around town.
Where to find tapas, paella and other dishes.
The best places for Chicago hot dogs and fries.
Where to get tofu, seitan and straight-up veggies.
Pulled pork, rib tips and all the smoked meat you can think of.
Fish and chips, pints of beer and more.
From towering pastrami sandwiches to steaming bowls of matzo soup, here are the best delis in Chicago.
Banh mi, pho and more.
Pie is always in season.
Drunk food, breakfast and more.
These spots do multiple cuisines well.
Cuban sandwiches, empanadas and more.
Empanadas, pisco sours and chimichurri
Devon Avenue isn't just for Indian cuisine.