2021 Best Small Plates Restaurants in Chicago Area

Best Tapas in Chicago

Sometimes there are so many delectable options on a menu that it's nearly impossible to pick just one for an entrée.

Presented in alphabetical order, these top small plates restaurants in Chicago serve more manageable portions that are perfect for sharing.

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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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Azucar Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
13/20
The dimly lit, romantic atmosphere of this tapas restaurant offers an inviting alternative to its noisy, overcrowded contenders. See More
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Emilio's Tapas Bar & Restaurant
12/20
Little dishes comprise the bulk of the Spanish menu at this date-ready, circa 1988 tapas staple. See More

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Mediterranean, Small Plates
Fig & Olive
14/20
Mediterranean restaurant Fig & Olive branches out to Chicago. See More

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Found Kitchen & Social House
13/20
Nicole Pederson’s seasonally inspired fare fits right in at this rustic Evanston haunt. See More

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13/20
Ferran Adrià tutored the chef at this unassuming, tucked-away tapas spot. See More

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Mercat a la Planxa
14/20
Mod setting overlooking the park sets the tone at this Catalan restaurant. See More

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Proxi

Global, Modern American, Small Plates
Proxi
13/20
A globally inspired restaurant from chef Andrew Zimmerman. See More

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Italian, Wine Bar, Small Plates
Quartino
13/20
The proprietors of Gibsons Steakhouse bring Italian small plates to the masses at this River North hotspot. See More

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Vermilion

Indian, Latin American, Vegetarian
Vermilion
14/20
Contemporary Indian and Latin American cuisines served in a stylish and appropriately red-tinged setting. See More

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