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The best restaurants and cafés in the city, from casual to smart dining

The 43 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try
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The 43 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try

There's no shortage of fantastic food in this city, but these Chicago restaurants made our short list of top eats

Where to find the best BBQ in Chicago
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Where to find the best BBQ in Chicago

Chicago may not be one of the major barbecue regions, but we have a style all our own.

Bad Hunter reopens in the West Loop with a funky-fresh new menu
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Bad Hunter reopens in the West Loop with a funky-fresh new menu

Don't call it a comeback.

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The 22 most amazing bakeries in Chicago
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The 22 most amazing bakeries in Chicago

Like many cities where diverse cultures have long met and melded, Chicago has a bakery scene that’s sizeable and varied.

Galit raises the bar on Middle Eastern cuisine with a hit list of shareables
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Galit raises the bar on Middle Eastern cuisine with a hit list of shareables

Service hiccups aside, this Lincoln Park newcomer from James Beard award-winning chef Zachary Engel is a must visit.

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Jeong
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Jeong

West Town has catapulted itself into one of the city’s finest dining neighborhoods, thanks in no small part to this Korean-American kitchen.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Bad Hunter
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Bad Hunter

Bad Hunter reopens after a kitchen fire with a new menu, a funky-fresh outlook and destination-worthy cocktails.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Galit
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Galit

Chaotic service aside, Galit sets a new high bar for Middle Eastern cuisine in Chicago with a parade of tempting, flavor-packed shareables.

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4 out of 5 stars
Vajra
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Vajra

Executive chef Min Thapa’s ambrosial Nepali menu is pure sensory delight, matched by theatrical cocktails and some of the city’s finest service.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Koval Distiller

Koval Distiller

Tour the distillery and taste Koval's organic whiskey and liquers for just $16

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Beatrix
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Beatrix

Make reservations at this American restaurant in River North today 

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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Emporium Arcade Bar

Emporium Arcade Bar

Spend $11 and get two well drinks and $10 in tokens when you book with Time Out

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avec
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avec

You must order the bacon-wrapped dates at this Mediterranean eatery

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4 out of 5 stars
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The best restaurants in Chicago

The 17 tastiest cheap eats in Chicago
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The 17 tastiest cheap eats in Chicago

Sink your teeth into these awesomely inexpensive culinary delights.

The 16 best pizza joints in Chicago
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The 16 best pizza joints in Chicago

Trying them all is a rite of passge that should top your list bucket list of things to do in Chicago.

22 Michelin-starred restaurants in Chicago
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22 Michelin-starred restaurants in Chicago

When it comes to dining out, we are positively spoiled.

The 31 best brunch restaurants in Chicago
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The 31 best brunch restaurants in Chicago

The best brunches in Chicago are two things: a chance to replenish and a mandatory social experience.

The 24 best burgers in Chicago
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The 24 best burgers in Chicago

We've got classic diner patties and loaded stacks on deck. 

Splurge on the best fine dining experiences in Chicago
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Splurge on the best fine dining experiences in Chicago

Chicago is a relaxed town, and that attitude extends to the fine dining scene.

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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria | Chicago, IL
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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria | Chicago, IL

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Carnitas Uruapan
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Carnitas Uruapan

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Chicago's Pizza
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Chicago's Pizza

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Hot "G" Dog
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Hot "G" Dog

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Pizzeria Uno
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Pizzeria Uno

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3 out of 5 stars
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Bar Cargo
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Bar Cargo

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5 out of 5 stars
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