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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
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Besides attending one of the world's 2014 Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in Chicago to ring in the New Year.

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BellyQ Asian
12/20
Dining Room at BellyQ, Chicago, IL 1400 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Modern Asian barbecue, tabletop grilling and a karaoke room add up to good fun at this West Looper from Bill Kim. More...

Benny’s Chop House Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Benny’s Chop House, Chicago, IL 444 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

In a city known for steak, Benny Siddu’s modern-day chophouse stands out from the pack. More...

Cafe des Architectes French
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe des Architectes, Chicago, IL Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
20 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611

This near-Water Tower hideaway is an architecturally dramatic dining destination. More...

Cape Cod Room Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Cape Cod Room, Chicago, IL The Drake Hotel
140 E. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Longtime seafood joint in The Drake Hotel attracts well-heeled tourists and locals for fresh catches and star sightings. More...

The Drawing Room at Le Passage Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at The Drawing Room at Le Passage, Chicago, IL Le Passage Nightclub
937 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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A swanky restaurant-lounge that serves creative small plates and craft cocktails. More...

Fogo de Chao Steakhouse
12/20
Dining Room at Fogo de Chao, Chicago, IL 661 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Gauchos carve meat tableside at this bustling churrascaria; one of many in the city and suburbs, it's also among the best. More...

Francesca's on Taylor Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Francesca 1400 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Boisterous Northern Italian trattoria in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood. More...

Kinzie Chophouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Kinzie Chophouse, Chicago, IL 400 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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There’s a reason this longtime steakhouse has loyalists: the things it does, it does right. More...

Le Colonial Vietnamese
13/20
Dining Room at Le Colonial, Chicago, IL 937 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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An upscale, Vietnamese vibe prevails at this moody New York transplant. More...

Meson Sabika Spanish
10/20
Dining Room at Meson Sabika, Naperville, IL 1025 Aurora Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
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Familiar tapas served in a dramatic mansion near downtown Naperville. More...

Mia Francesca Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Mia Francesca, Chicago, IL 3311 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Super-busy Italian restaurant where the servings are generous and the volume deafening. More...

Michael Jordan's Steak House Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Michael Jordan InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dramatic lighting and leather evoke luxury at this contemporary Michael Jordan meatery. More...

Mike Ditka's Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Mike Ditka Tremont Hotel
100 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Manly man's meat and potatoes joint from “Da Coach.” More...

mk American
15/20
Dining Room at mk, Chicago, IL 868 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Special occasion or any occasion, Michael Kornick’s esteemed restaurant delivers divine dining. More...

Morton's The Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Morton Newberry Plaza
1050 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Upscale steakhouse mainstay --- this, the original --- serving Prime aged beef. More...

Moto Eclectic
15/20
Dining Room at Moto, Chicago, IL 945 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
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Moto features food that's both artistic and confounding --- a combination some foodies find attractive. More...

Nacional 27 Nuevo Latino
12/20
Dining Room at Nacional 27, Chicago, IL 325 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Nuevo Latino spot where the people, food and cocktails are caliente. More...

Naha Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Naha, Chicago, IL 500 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Seasonal American fare that’s costly but always thought-provoking. More...

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