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

The best fried chicken in Chicago
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The best fried chicken in Chicago

From Nashville hot to buttermilk brined to Korean and upscale classic American 

Where to buy gourmet picnic baskets in Chicago
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Where to buy gourmet picnic baskets in Chicago

For your next outdoor movie, concert or dinner under the stars

Best Japanese restaurants in Chicago
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Best Japanese restaurants in Chicago

The days of suffering through wan sushi rolls are over

The best iced coffee drinks to try in Chicago
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The best iced coffee drinks to try in Chicago

Put down the frozen cocktails and frosé and grab one of these great drinks

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Emporium Arcade Bar

Emporium Arcade Bar

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Jamaican Jerk Palace

Jamaican Jerk Palace

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The Bar & Table at CH Distillery

The Bar & Table at CH Distillery

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Venezuelan Bowl Grill

Venezuelan Bowl Grill

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Latest restaurant reviews

Proxi
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Proxi

Be forewarned: A trip to Proxi will undoubtedly leave you wanting more.

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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HaiSous
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HaiSous

The tagline promises “a true Vietnamese kitchen preserving heritage through food."

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Split-Rail
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Split-Rail

Throwback favorites are aplenty here. 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Apogee
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Apogee

Served in seashells, horns and glass mushrooms, the drinks at this River North rooftop are served with a side of whimsy.

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

Chicago hot dog guide
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Chicago hot dog guide

Where to find the best Chicago hot dogs, the definition of a real Chicago dog and more odes to the iconic encased meat

Best pizza in Chicago
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Best pizza in Chicago

Deep dish isn't the only pizza Chicago does well

Top 20 brunch restaurants
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Top 20 brunch restaurants

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

Best Indian restaurants in Chicago
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Best Indian restaurants in Chicago

When you're jonesing for spicy curries or flaky parathas, head to a top Indian restaurant

Cheap eats guide to Chicago
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Cheap eats guide to Chicago

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

Best Korean restaurants in Chicago
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Best Korean restaurants in Chicago

From great Korean-style fried chicken wings to charcoal-fueled barbecue and kimchi-topped burgers, this city has a great selection of Korean eats

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