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

The 27 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try
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The 27 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try

This belt-busting food scene shows no signs of slowing down, so we cut to the chase and ranked our essentials.

The best food halls in Chicago
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The best food halls in Chicago

When you can't decide on pizza or ramen, head to one of Chicago's food halls for a taste of everything

Where to eat brunch outside in Chicago
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Where to eat brunch outside in Chicago

During Chicago's summer months, we look for any excuse to be outside

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

If you're craving gnocchi, arancini, meatballs and tiramisu, you’ve come to the right place.

The 15 best food trucks in Chicago
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The 15 best food trucks in Chicago

Chicago's fleet of food trucks is strong and vibrant, offering 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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Monnie Burke’s
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Monnie Burke’s

Pilsen’s newest barstaurant draws you in with its sprawling patio and keeps you coming back with delicious cocktails and crowd-pleasing fare.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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Passerotto
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Passerotto

Equal parts warm and captivating, this Andersonville storefront turns out Italian-tinged Korean fare and food-loving wines in a homey space.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Pacific Standard Time
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Pacific Standard Time

Mingling California’s bounty with Asian and Mediterranean influences, Erling Wu-Bower’s sprawling River North restaurant is imaginative and intensely likable.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Mordecai

Mordecai

With some tasty chef-driven bites, refined cocktails and a pricey rare spirits library, Mordecai embodies Wrigleyville’s slick new direction.

Time Out says
3 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

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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

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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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