2020 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Chicago Area

Top Rated Restaurants
in Chicago

When it comes to reviewing and recommending restaurants, we believe that what is on the plate is by far the most important factor. We rate the food on a 20-point scale. Our take on the décor, service, ambience, wine list and other factors are explored within our full reviews, which are simply a click away.

Presented in alphabetical order, these Top 10 Restaurants earned the highest food ratings in Chicago .
 

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Alinea

Modern American, Progressive, Molecular
Alinea
18/20
Chef Grant Achatz presents culinary wizardry with a playfulness that belies the exceptional quality and presentation of the dishes. 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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Everest
17/20
French refinement, complete with an art-adorned space, profoundly endures 40 floors above Chicago's Loop. See More

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George Trois
17/20
Creative French cuisine from chef Michael Lachowicz presented in an intimate 18-seat restaurant. See More

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Monteverde
15/20
Surprisingly soulful Italian, including the freshest pasta in town, from a “Top Chef” alum. 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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Schwa
16/20
Foodies pack this small, artsy (and, sometimes, irreverent) spot for impressive avant-American fare. See More
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Spiaggia
16/20
Expensive but special-occasion worthy, this restaurant remains an Italian fine dining staple after 30-plus years. See More
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Topolobampo
16/20
Rick Bayless’ upscale Mexican restaurant is as exciting (and booked) as ever. 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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