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

The best donut shops in Chicago
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The best donut shops in Chicago

Whether you like 'em cakey, raised, craggy or filled, there's a bakery out there for you

Two new Chicago restaurants are making a case for the hand roll
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Two new Chicago restaurants are making a case for the hand roll

Move over, maki. Hand rolls are sushi's sleeper hit.

Elizabeth is hosting a Wes Anderson–themed dinner this spring
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Elizabeth is hosting a Wes Anderson–themed dinner this spring

One of Chicago's most visually stunning restaurants is borrowing a page or two from Wes Anderson's most famous scripts

Chicago Pizza Summit is back and moving to Thalia Hall this year
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Chicago Pizza Summit is back and moving to Thalia Hall this year

Get ready to stuff your face

The most romantic restaurants in Chicago
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The most romantic restaurants in Chicago

Over the years, we’ve kept track of the restaurants that really set the mood

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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 Warbler
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The Warbler

This next-door sibling to Ravenswood's relentlessly popular Gather doles out crowd-pleasing, plant-forward dishes in a casual space that suits the 'hood.

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
S.K.Y.
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S.K.Y.

Chef/owner Stephen Gillanders wows with craveable, Asian-inflected dishes at this handsome Pilsen newcomer that pulsates with warmth and generosity.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Bellemore
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Bellemore

Boka Restaurant Group does it again with this luxe newcomer

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Gideon Sweet
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Gideon Sweet

Clever, mostly tasty small plates are well-paced at this lighthearted addition to Restaurant Row, where thought-provoking cocktails alone are worth the trip.

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

See all of Chicago's best restaurants