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Centennial is a laid-back restaurant in River North serving craft beer and pub food with an Indian twist.
Proxi is a West Loop restaurant with River North vibes serving an underwhelming small plates menu.
Bebu in Lincoln Park is turning into one of our favorite pizza spots in the city.
Little Bad Wolf is a gastropub in Andersonville serving upscale bar food in a cool and relaxed environment.
Manny’s has been the classic Jewish deli in Chicago for 75 years, and it’s still serving great food.
Entente serves high-end food at reasonable prices in a cool Lakeview space with A$AP Rocky in the background. Makes no sense, but works great.
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.