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

The 24 best Italian restaurants in Chicago
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The 24 best Italian restaurants in Chicago

Our favorites range from old-school joints that still serve grandma's secret Sunday sauce to some of the swankiest new restaurants in Chicago.

The 19 tastiest brunch destinations in Chicago right now
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The 19 tastiest brunch destinations in Chicago right now

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but when the weekend rolls around, it's all about brunch.

The 12 best food halls in Chicago
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The 12 best food halls in Chicago

If variety is the spice of life, the best food halls in Chicago are hotter than a Carolina reaper pepper.

Get your paczki fix at these Chicago bakeries
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Get your paczki fix at these Chicago bakeries

It wouldn’t be Fat Tuesday without a paczki, the yeasty, sugar-dusted Polish donut that's stuffed with sweet jelly, custard, pudding or fruit.

These savory Japanese pancakes are one of the best things we’ve eaten so far this year
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These savory Japanese pancakes are one of the best things we’ve eaten so far this year

There's a lot to love about Paul Virant's new West Loop hot spot, which shines a spotlight on okonomiyaki.

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Gaijin
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Gaijin

Finally, a West Loop hotspot that doesn’t break the bank. Chef Paul Virant’s thoughtful take on okonomiyaki is complexly flavored and wholly satisfying.

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4 out of 5 stars
Tzuco
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Tzuco

Carlos Gáytan’s ambitious comeback restaurant channels his roots in Huitzuco, Mexico, with bold, heartfelt and unfailingly delicious results.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Papa Cenar
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Papa Cenar

This pan-Mediterranean tapas spot in Logan Square aims to please with an array of dishes from land and sea—and it mostly succeeds.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Butterdough
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Butterdough

Serving mouth-watering pastries and wholesome, scratch-made sandwiches, Butterdough is the neighborhood bakery that every community deserves.

Time Out says
4 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 

Time Out says
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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5 out of 5 stars

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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5 out of 5 stars
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Carnitas Uruapan
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Carnitas Uruapan

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5 out of 5 stars
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Chicago's Pizza
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Chicago's Pizza

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5 out of 5 stars
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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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