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

Carlos Gáytan’s comeback restaurant is bold, heartfelt and downright delicious
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Carlos Gáytan’s comeback restaurant is bold, heartfelt and downright delicious

Tzuco promises to be the aorta of Gáytan’s mini restaurant empire in River North

15 legit deals for Chicago Restaurant Week 2020
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15 legit deals for Chicago Restaurant Week 2020

We reviewed hundreds of menus, crunched the numbers and found the most promising options for every dining situation.

5 Chicago pastry chefs you should know right this second
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5 Chicago pastry chefs you should know right this second

This might be a meat-and-potatoes town, but Chicagoans know how to appreciate the sweet things in life, too.

11 delicious food and drink pairings at Time Out Market Chicago
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11 delicious food and drink pairings at Time Out Market Chicago

The possibilities are endless, but these pairings are tried and true.

The 15 best new Chicago restaurants and bars of 2019
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The 15 best new Chicago restaurants and bars of 2019

The best new restaurants in Chicago sent us globetrotting in 2019, adding stamps to our culinary passports from Japan, Israel, France, Nepal and beyond.

Latest restaurant reviews

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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Perilla
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Perilla

This modern Korean-American barbecue in River West bridges Korean home cooking and chef-driven Midwestern fare.

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
Users say
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
Users say
5 out of 5 stars

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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

Time Out says
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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