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The 48 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try
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The 48 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.

Where to slurp the best ramen in Chicago
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Where to slurp the best ramen in Chicago

Bring on the hand-pulled noodles and slabs of tender pork belly!

The craziest things people steal from Chicago restaurants and bars
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The craziest things people steal from Chicago restaurants and bars

If you’ve ever stuffed a tiki mug in your bag, we’re looking at you.

Where to find the tastiest pies in Chicago this season
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Where to find the tastiest pies in Chicago this season

The bakers on this list fill their crusts with creamy key lime custard, spiced pumpkin purée and rich chocolate ganache.

25 Michelin-starred restaurants in Chicago
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25 Michelin-starred restaurants in Chicago

Take a look at the Chicago restaurants that earned Michelin stars for 2020.

Latest restaurant reviews

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
St. Clair Supper Club
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St. Clair Supper Club

Alinea Group’s take on the classic supper club is charming and enticingly casual.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Café Cancale
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Café Cancale

Paul Kahan’s love letter to the Breton village of Cancale is an elegant, shellfish-focused bistro with staying power.

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

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

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Users say
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

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
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