Over the past eight months, Chicago restaurants and bars have been fighting to survive the current crisis. But without federal assistance, many have been forced to permanently close due to COVID-19 and the financial strains of shutting down indoor service.
Here, we're paying tribute to some of the most notable Chicago restaurant closures, from fine-dining beacon Everest and date spot Maude's to food hall Wells Street Market. This list is by no means exhaustive, but we'll be sure to keep it updated as we find out about additional departures in the coming months. For now, take a look at some of the noteworthy restaurants and bars that won't be returning to Chicago's dining scene.