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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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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...

Big Jones Southern
14/20
Dining Room at Big Jones, Chicago, IL 5347 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Southern cuisine gets an update at this small, chef-driven gem. More...

Boka Contemporary
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Dining Room at Boka, Chicago, IL 1729 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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A chic, stylish place for theater diners and hardcore food lovers. More...

The Bristol American Regional
15/20
Dining Room at The Bristol, Chicago, IL 2152 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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A casual, yet polished, restaurant with a made-from-scratch approach and highly seasonal, innovative dishes. More...

Davanti Enoteca Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Davanti Enoteca, Chicago, IL 1359 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Scott Harris delivers yet another topnotch Italian spot with this handsome Taylor Street gem. More...

Filini Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Filini, Chicago, IL Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
221 N. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
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Modern Italian within stylish, moodily lit confines in the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. More...

Gemini Bistro American
14/20
Dining Room at Gemini Bistro, Chicago, IL 2075 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Classic French and contemporary American dishes served in an approachable bistro setting. More...

Hub 51 Eclectic
12/20
Dining Room at Hub 51, Chicago, IL 51 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Melman sons follow in pop’s footsteps with this hopping, diversely flavored haunt. More...

L2O Seafood
16/20
Dining Room at L2O, Chicago, IL The Belden Stratford
2300 N. Lincoln Park W.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Storied contemporary seafood cuisine and impeccable service. 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...

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...

Oceanique Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Oceanique, Evanston, IL 505 Main St.
Evanston, IL 60202
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Seasonal, locally sourced produce and fresh catches from a decades-old North Shore fish house. More...

RPM Italian Italian
12/20
Dining Room at RPM Italian, Chicago, IL 52 W. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Bill and Giuliana Rancic team up with the Melman kids at this ever-packed Italian haunt. More...

Shaw's Crab House Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Shaw 21 E. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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High-end, sustainable seafood restaurant with great crab cakes and legs, and notable raw oysters and fish preparations. More...

Tavern on Rush Steakhouse
11/20
Dining Room at Tavern on Rush, Chicago, IL 1031 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Boisterous, steak-heavy pick-up joint with a view of the Rush Street scene. More...

TRU French
17/20
Dining Room at TRU, Chicago, IL 676 N. St. Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Progressive French cuisine from chef Anthony Martin. More...

Untitled American
11/20
Dining Room at Untitled, Chicago, IL 111 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Large-scale, clubby restaurant and lounge serving pre-Prohibition-era cocktails and comfort food classics. More...

Vie Modern American
17/20
Dining Room at Vie, Western Springs, IL 4471 Lawn Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558
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Chef-owner Paul Virant's take on modern American cuisine is thoroughly enjoyed in austere environs. More...

Weber Grill Restaurant American
11/20
Dining Room at Weber Grill Restaurant, Chicago, IL Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown
539 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Find upscale backyard barbecue on Weber kettle grills at this pit stop. More...

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