In a sprawling metropolis like Chicago, it's no surprise that some of the most established restaurants are concentrated in the city's heart. The best downtown Chicago restaurants are diverse in their offerings, from a pair of excellent food halls to a top-rated barbecue joint to Michelin-starred dining experiences. No matter what brings you this way (perhaps a Broadway musical or an architecture tour?), downtown Chicago is teeming with stellar culinary experiences if you know where to look. Follow our guide to find a foodie's paradise in the city's epicenter.
Editor's note: "Downtown Chicago" understandably means different things to different people. This guide covers the Loop, the West Loop, River North and Streeterville.
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