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

Best fine dining restaurants in Chicago
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Best fine dining restaurants in Chicago

Chicago restaurants skip the pretension to focus on great flavors and experiences

12 new dishes to eat at Taste of Chicago 2017, ranked from worst to best
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12 new dishes to eat at Taste of Chicago 2017, ranked from worst to best

We hit the fest on Day 1 to try fresh takes from returning vendors and sample the fare from first-time restaurants and food trucks

The 20 most Instagrammable restaurants and bars in Chicago
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The 20 most Instagrammable restaurants and bars in Chicago

Chicagoans know an Instagrammable situation when they see it

Where to buy gourmet picnic baskets in Chicago
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Where to buy gourmet picnic baskets in Chicago

For your next outdoor movie, concert or dinner under the stars

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Emporium Arcade Bar

Emporium Arcade Bar

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Jamaican Jerk Palace

Jamaican Jerk Palace

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The Bar & Table at CH Distillery

The Bar & Table at CH Distillery

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Venezuelan Bowl Grill

Venezuelan Bowl Grill

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Latest restaurant reviews

Mi Tocaya Antojería
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Mi Tocaya Antojería

Tacos, margaritas and excellent regional specialties are all at chef Diana Davila's new spot.

Ella Elli
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Ella Elli

Pull a bench up to the bar for a cozy date night.

Burt’s Place
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Burt’s Place

Burt's is a must for any deep-dish lover.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Ruin Daily
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The Ruin Daily

A sandwich shop with cocktails? We're in.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The best restaurants in Chicago

Chicago hot dog guide
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Chicago hot dog guide

Where to find the best Chicago hot dogs, the definition of a real Chicago dog and more odes to the iconic encased meat

Best pizza in Chicago
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Best pizza in Chicago

Deep dish isn't the only pizza Chicago does well

Top 20 brunch restaurants
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Top 20 brunch restaurants

If there’s one thing we take seriously here, it’s brunch.

Best Indian restaurants in Chicago
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Best Indian restaurants in Chicago

When you're jonesing for spicy curries or flaky parathas, head to a top Indian restaurant

Cheap eats guide to Chicago
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Cheap eats guide to Chicago

Chicago is a world-class dining city, but that doesn't mean eating out at restaurants has to cost a fortune

Best Korean restaurants in Chicago
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Best Korean restaurants in Chicago

From great Korean-style fried chicken wings to charcoal-fueled barbecue and kimchi-topped burgers, this city has a great selection of Korean eats

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