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The Best Restaurants in Chicago

The Publican, one of GAYOT's 10 Best Chicago Restaurants for Fall 2014


We have dined at many Windy City restaurants, and we want to share with you the very best restaurants in Chicago. Whether you are looking for the highest-rated Chicago restaurants when it comes to food, or the most romantic meal, you can follow these top 10 Chicago restaurant lists and recommendations. Here you can find the best restaurants in Chicago in a variety of categories.


TOP 10 CHICAGO RESTAURANT LISTS

Stephanie Izard's Girl & The Goat is one of the Top 10 Chicago American Restaurants

American

Barbecue

Bistros

Brunch

Burgers

Business Dining

BYOB

Cheap Eats

Chef's Tables

Chinese

Classic Restaurants

Easter Brunch

Father's Day

Food Ratings

French

Happy Hour

Heart-Healthy

Ice Cream

Italian

Japanese

Kid-Friendly

Lounges

Mexican

Mother's Day Brunch

New & Notable

New Year's Eve

Open Late

Outdoor Dining

Pizza

Power Breakfast

Power Lunch

Romantic

Seafood

Sexy Restaurants

Small Plates

Special Occasion

Steakhouses

Sushi

Thai

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

Value

Vegetarian

View

Wine Bars

Wine Lists



BEST CHICAGO RESTAURANTS BY CATEGORY

Siena Tavern is one of the Best Chicago Italian Restaurants
With so many great restaurants in Chicago, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category. These lists below offer more suggestions for the best seafood, steakhouses and more.

Barbecue

Breakfast

British & Irish Pubs

Brunch

Cheap Eats

Happy Hour

Heart-Healthy

Ice Cream

Italian

Kid-Friendly

Outdoor Dining

Pizza

Romantic

Seafood

Steakhouses

Value Restaurants

BEST CHICAGO HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve in Chicago. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day.

Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

New Year's Eve

St. Patrick's Day

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.