Your ultimate guide to restaurants

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

The best outdoor restaurants in Chicago
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The best outdoor restaurants in Chicago

When given the option to sit inside or out, most Chicagoans will gladly jump at the opportunity to dine alfresco.

Best Mexican restaurants in Chicago
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Best Mexican restaurants in Chicago

Chicago’s Mexican food scene is rich and steeped in history. 

Scope out Chicago’s best new rooftops and patios of 2018
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Scope out Chicago’s best new rooftops and patios of 2018

After a long, nagging winter, we're so ready to dine alfresco at some of Chicago's best new restaurants and bars

The best ice cream shops in Chicago
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The best ice cream shops in Chicago

The city's best custard, sorbet, gelato or frozen yogurt

10 ways to eat like a local in Chicago
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10 ways to eat like a local in Chicago

Citydwellers enjoy chowing down on cuisines from around the globe

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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

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Bar Biscay
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Bar Biscay

This unexpected newcomer from Team mfk. serves unrestrained Basque-region flavors in a refreshingly buoyant space with nightclub-lite vibes.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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The Warbler
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The Warbler

This next-door sibling to Ravenswood's relentlessly popular Gather doles out crowd-pleasing, plant-forward dishes in a casual space that suits the 'hood.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
S.K.Y.
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S.K.Y.

Chef/owner Stephen Gillanders wows with craveable, Asian-inflected dishes at this handsome Pilsen newcomer that pulsates with warmth and generosity.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Bellemore
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Bellemore

Boka Restaurant Group does it again with this luxe newcomer

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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The best restaurants in Chicago

Best pizza in Chicago
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Best pizza in Chicago

Deep dish isn't the only pizza Chicago does well

Chicago's top brunch restaurants
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Chicago's top brunch restaurants

If there's one thing we take seriously here, it's brunch

Must-try Italian restaurants in Chicago for pizza, pasta and more
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Must-try Italian restaurants in Chicago for pizza, pasta and more

Chicago's Italian food scene is wonderfully diverse

The best desserts in Chicago
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The best desserts in Chicago

Pastry chefs are going above and beyond

Best fine dining restaurants in Chicago
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Best fine dining restaurants in Chicago

Perfect for pay day

How to eat cheap in Chicago
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How to eat cheap in Chicago

Chicago is a world-class dining city, but that doesn't mean eating out at restaurants has to cost a fortune

See all of Chicago's best restaurants