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

Try your hand at Korean barbecue at easy-going Perilla in River West
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Try your hand at Korean barbecue at easy-going Perilla in River West

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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Time Out Market Chicago reveals final chef lineup and opening date
Time Out Market

Time Out Market Chicago reveals final chef lineup and opening date

The wait is finally over: Time Out Market Chicago opens to the public on November 21.

This $65 ever-changing tasting menu is one of the best dining experiences in Chicago right now
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This $65 ever-changing tasting menu is one of the best dining experiences in Chicago right now

Chefs Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim effortlessly tackle every chef’s dream and nightmare: a new four-course tasting menu every night.

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The 14 best new restaurants in Chicago
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The 14 best new restaurants in Chicago

Like an in-the-know friend, we've got you covered with a roster of trusted spots that we've experienced for ourselves.

The 38 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try
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The 38 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try

We're turning the EAT List on its head this month, with a complete shakeup of our top 10 favorite restaurants plus a handful of brand-new additions.

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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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Wherewithall
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Wherewithall

Chefs Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim effortlessly tackle every chef’s dream and nightmare: a new four-course tasting menu every night.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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Flora Fauna
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Flora Fauna

Flora Fauna’s jet-setting menu misses its connection due to poor execution.

Time Out says
2 out of 5 stars
Tortello
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Tortello

Splurge-worthy handmade pasta shines at Tortello in Wicker Park.

Time Out says
3 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

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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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

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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

Users say
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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