2020 Best American Restaurants in Chicago Area

Top New American Cuisine in Chicago

A large part of a country's identity is food, and this certainly applies to the United States. There's a lot more to the American culinary culture than hamburgers, as chefs have found plenty of freedom within the realm of American cuisine.

Some restaurants present sophisticated takes on classic American comfort food, while other New American restaurants incoroprate influences from across the globe. Whatever your craving, you'll find something satisfying at these Top Restaurants for American Cuisine in Chicago, presented in alphabetical order.

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Acadia

Contemporary, American, Seafood
Acadia
15/20
Ryan McCaskey delivers fine, seafood-driven plates at this Maine-inspired American in the South Loop. See More

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The Albert
15/20
It's a feast for the senses and palate inside this Streeterville hotel restaurant. See More
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Goosefoot
15/20
Chris Nugent's set-price restaurant in Lincoln Square keeps things approachable with a BYOB bent. See More

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Oriole

New American, Contemporary
Oriole
15/20
A duo of chefs strike off on their own with an elaborate tasting menu in the West Loop. See More

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The Publican
15/20
A bustling “hall” from Paul Kahan that pays homage to beer, pork and fish. See More

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Schwa
16/20
Foodies pack this small, artsy (and, sometimes, irreverent) spot for impressive avant-American fare. See More
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Sepia
15/20
This modern speakeasy with a vintage feel serves seasonal American cuisine in a refined, attitude-free setting. See More

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Travelle at The Langham
15/20
Locals and destination diners linger at this swanky hotel lounge and restaurant overlooking the Chicago River. See More

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Vie
17/20
Chef-owner Paul Virant's take on modern American cuisine is thoroughly enjoyed in austere environs. See More
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