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When you want dinner and a good time, hit Ronero in the West Loop. The Latin food is fine, but the vibes are great for a big night out.
GT Prime feels your typical steakhouse in River North, but it serves a lot more than just steak. That’s why we like it.
DIxie is a charming Southern spot in Wicker Park, but the food doesn’t live up to the setting.
Chicago Cut is a great steakhouse right on the river ideal for special occasions and power business meals.
Elske is a tasting menu spot in West Loop that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and we’re big fans.
Kitsune is Midwestern take on a Japanese izakaya near Ravenswood, and it’s great for date night or dinner with a small group of friends.
Quiote is a Mexican spot in Logan Square that works for just about anything. Come for coffee, on a date, or just to have some mezcal at the bar.
Friends Ramen serves mini ramen bowls in the Gold Coast, but it's not very good. Skip it and opt for regular size ramen bowls somewhere else.
Shaw's is like the seafood version of a steakhouse. Come for a nicer dinner and order all the oyster, crab, and lobster.
Publican Anker is a casual bar and restaurant in Wicker Park. Think of it as a more laid back pub version of the original Publican.
Oasis Cafe is a small Mediterranean restaurant hiding inside of a jewelry store.
WonFun is a cool and trendy Chinese restaurant in the West Loop specializing in spicy, Sichuan cuisine.
Cindy's has the best rooftop and views in Chicago that overlook Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
Roka Akor is a trendy Japanese restaurant in River North that has great food but is also expensive.