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The dining room of Sixteen at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago


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Belly Shack Asian
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Belly Shack, Chicago, IL 1912 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Menu
This BYOB from Bill Kim hits head-on with full-flavored Latin and Asian notes. More...

Black Dog Gelato Ice Cream
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Black Dog Gelato, Chicago, IL 859 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Vibrant gelateria from Jessie Oloroso showcases her unique, pastry-bent creations. More...

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

Doughnut Vault Donuts
Quick Bite
400 1/2 N. Franklin St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Sweet tooths sate cravings at this buzzed about doughnut slinger from Gilt Bar's Brendan Sodikoff. More...

The Florentine Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at The Florentine, Chicago, IL JW Marriott Chicago
151 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60604
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The JW Marriott-centered venture from BLT Restaurants emphasizes modern Italian wizardry. More...

Franks ‘N’ Dawgs Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Franks ‘N’ Dawgs, Chicago, IL 1863 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Swank, chef-crafted franks give Chicago-style dogs a run for their money. More...

The Gage Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at The Gage, Chicago, IL 24 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
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A pub-loving gastronomist’s dream with creative, contemporary, approachable cuisine. More...

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago, IL 1028 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Prime beef, generously portioned sides and first-rate martinis are the draw at this masculine steakhouse. More...

Girl & The Goat Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Girl & The Goat, Chicago, IL 809 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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"Top Chef" Stephanie Izard dishes up oft-surprising, funky fare at her hopping West Loop haunt. More...

Hot Doug's Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Hot Doug 3324 N. California St.
Chicago, IL 60618
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Encased-meat stand --- serving hot dogs, too --- with irresistible fries cooked in duck fat. 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...

Longman & Eagle American
14/20
Dining Room at Longman & Eagle, Chicago, IL 2657 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Menu
The atmosphere is hip, but it's the food that's really the draw at this Logan Square spot. More...

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Pizza
11/20
439 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Legendary deep-dish pizza served in a family-friendly setting. More...

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

Owen & Engine English
14/20
Dining Room at Owen & Engine, Chicago, IL 2700 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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English charm, lots of brews and a farm-driven sensibility pervades at this pleasant pub. More...

The Publican American Regional
15/20
Dining Room at The Publican, Chicago, IL 837 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
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A bustling “hall” from Paul Kahan that pays homage to beer, pork and fish. More...

Sable Kitchen & Bar American
14/20
Dining Room at Sable Kitchen & Bar, Chicago, IL Hotel Palomar Chicago
505 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Stylish bites and booze in a hip hotel add up to a scenester-populated experience. More...

Sixteen Modern American
No Rating
Dining Room at Sixteen, Chicago, IL Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago
401 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Menu
Donald Trump delivers decadence at this sleek hotel restaurant with panoramic city views. More...

Southport Grocery & Cafe Café
13/20
Dining Room at Southport Grocery & Cafe, Chicago, IL 3552 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Bustling spot for breakfast plus grab-and-go baked and gourmet goods. More...

Takashi Japanese
15/20
Dining Room at Takashi, Chicago, IL 1952 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Menu
A melding of contemporary French and American cuisines with Japanese influences from chef Takashi Yagihashi. More...

Urbanbelly Asian
15/20
400 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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Talented Chicago chef styles Asian dumplings and noodles with precision at this BYOB. More...

The Violet Hour Bar
14/20
Dining Room at The Violet Hour, Chicago, IL 1520 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
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A lounge known for its creative handcrafted cocktails and small plates. More...

XOCO Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at XOCO, Chicago, IL 449 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Menu
Rick Bayless’ sister restaurant to adjacent Topolobampo and Frontera Grill is worth the wait in line. More...


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