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Chicago Restaurant Guide

Browsing our restaurant reviews will lead you to the best Chicago restaurants. If you have a specific cuisine in mind, you can use our search tool to find those restaurants. Combine cuisine with price, feature, rating, and/or specific area to further perfect your restaurant options.

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GAYOT.com's Picks:
10 Hot Spots for Dining
Au Cheval
Brindille
Fat Rice
Found Kitchen & Social House
Grace
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
La Sirena Clandestina
Little Goat Diner
The Publican
Sumi Robata Bar

Barbecue Restaurants

Restaurant News in Chicago

Learn more about what's going on in the Chicago dining scene
Stella Barra Pizzeria Opens
New Chef at Boka
Galena Food & Wine Festival
Naperville Wine Festival

Chicago Restaurant Reviews

Chicago New & Notable Restaurants

If you're looking for a new dining spot in Chicago, check out the
Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants
as well as our round-up of all the New Restaurants in Chicago that have opened recently.

Find out what's hip on the dining scene with the Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants in Chicago

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Closed Restaurant Reviews

They might be gone, but they're not forgotten. Browse through our closed restaurant database for Chicago to reminisce about your favorite eateries from the past. Abril, we'll miss you.


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1. Spiaggia
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4. Anteprima
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  9. Signature Room at the 95th
10. Coco Pazzo

Chicago Restaurants

Holding the title of the third biggest city in the nation, Chicago has many mouths to feed. Thousands of fantastic restaurants in Chicago are able to keep up with the unique culinary needs of its inhabitants and visitors. Many of the restaurants in Chicago pay homage to the city's famous deep-dish pizza, offering pizzas with oozing cheese and chunky tomato sauce fortified by up to three-inch walls of buttery crust. Dining in Chicago is also marked by the Chicago-style hot dogs and Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches. Said delicacies can be obtained in restaurants or at the many food trucks and stands that occupy the bustling streets of Chicago. For those with a more refined taste in food, Chicago is also home to restaurants featuring everything from haute cuisine to ethnic fare to seafood.
Chicago Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in Chicago for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, pizza, happy hours and romantic dining. Find the best restaurants in Chicago here!

Discover the best restaurants in Chicago for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more
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.