2020 Best Chef's Tables in Chicago Area

Chef's Table Restaurants in Chicago

If you're looking for the ultimate eating experience, booking the chef's table at a restaurant promises excitement and a multitude of surprise tastes.

Whether you're seated at a small table right in the heat of an open kitchen or nestled in a plush banquette watching all the action from a comfortable distance, a meal at one of GAYOT's Top Chef's Tables in Chicago, presented in alphabetical order, is sure to be a night you won't soon forget.
 

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Ada St.

American, Small Plates, Wine Bar
Ada St.
14/20
Michael Kornick and David Morton are behind this hidden haunt for small plates. See More
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Eden
16/20
Industrial chic restaurant is a greenhouse for organic fare in the West Loop. See More

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El Che Bar
No Rating
Grilled fare utilizing locally sourced products at this West Loop restaurant. See More

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EL Ideas
15/20
Chef Phillip Foss wows with his experimental, ultra-intimate, set-price BYO micro-eatery. See More
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American, Contemporary, Small Plates
Frontier
14/20
Oysters and game --- not to mention whole, spit-roasted animals --- generate buzz at this lodge-like watering hole. See More
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Contemporary, American, Small Plates
Girl & The Goat
14/20
"Top Chef" Stephanie Izard dishes up oft-surprising, funky fare at her hopping West Loop haunt. See More

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NoMI Kitchen
No Rating
NoMI Kitchen has a pared down menu and prices to match, but the restaurant’s elegant food and ambience endure. See More

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Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Cheese
The Purple Pig
14/20
Wine and eat swine on the Mag Mile. 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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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar
12/20
Wacky sushi and skewers have crowd appeal at this graffiti-decked hot-spot. See More

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WoodWind restaurant in Chicago
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