List of Chicago's Best Restaurants and Downtown Restaurant List

Signature Room at the 95th

Signature Room at the 95th Chicago IL

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The Rainforest Cafe

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Top Chicago Restaurants

Top Chicago Restaurants 

Chicago is renowned for its world class restaurants. Catering to every taste and budget, culinary delights await the Chicago traveler. Here is a list of a few of Chicago's top and most luxurious restaurants:

  • Aria is not only located in the ultra plush Fairmont Hotel but also serves phenomenal Asian food. This contemporary Chicago restaurant uses i-pads as its menu which includes traditional Asian cuisine as well as an extensive sushi list. Aria also won the 2011 Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.
  • Blackbird has the reputation for being one of the best restaurants in Chicago and features stylish minimalistic decor and an American fine dining menu. Famed for its superior cocktails and wine list, Blackbird is open for lunch and dinner.
  • Alinea is an especially trendy restaurant located in bustling Lincoln Park. Serving modern American cuisine, popular choices are the black truffle and razor clam. 

Best View Restaurants

Chicago is renowned for its stunning skyscrapers and city skyline views. Especially gorgeous at night, these striking views can be enjoyed by a candle lit dinner from the below restaurants:

  • The Signature Room at the 95th is a legendary Chicago restaurant, offering epic views from the 95th and 96th floors of the John Hancock Center. A swanky restaurant with a fine dining menu and great drink selections, this upscale restaurant is perfect for extra special occasions or just for taking in the city lights and sights of Chicago.
  • Everest restaurant is situated on the 40th floor of the historical Chicago Stock Exchange building and boasts phenomenal city views. Created by renowned chef J. Johan it offers sophisticated french cuisine and an exquisite wine list. 
  • Cite Restaurant offers 360 degree views from its 70th floor location atop the Lake Point Tower. A favorite choice with celebrities and Chicago natives alike, it is hard to beat the fine food or astounding views found at this Chicago restaurant.

Restaurants Near Attractions

Dining out with families can be tricky and even stressful, but luckily there are many Chicago restaurants that cater to families of Chicago Travelers, conveniently located near the top attractions in Chicago! You shouldn't have to go to far to find something delicious in Chicago - in fact, you don't! Check out our list of best Chicago restaurants near attractions:

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Markethouse

American

Located in Gold Coast BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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Sixteen

Fine-Dining

Located in Near North BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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Terrace at Trump

Nightlife

Located in Near North BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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State Street Bread Co.

Deli

Located in River North BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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State and Lake

American

Located in The Loop BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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Geneva

American

Located in The Loop BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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Stetson's Chop House

Steakhouse

Located in The Loop BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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The Bistro at 151

American

Located in The Loop BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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Shor Chicago

American

Located in Near South BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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American Grill

American

Located in O'Hare International Airport BrunchBusiness DiningCateringDeliveryHappy HourHealthy OptionsKid FriendlyWaterfront

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Chicago restaurants are world famous for being top notch in style and taste. From classic American cuisine to posh Asian fare to deep dish pizzas, Chicago has it all.  Review the restaurant list on this page and even filter by food type and price to fit your taste and budget. 

Many restaurants have epic views, such as the legendary The Signature Room at the 95th or are children friendly like the super fun Rainforest Cafe. Whatever your taste buds desire, you will find it here at one of these best Chicago restaurants.

Use this Chicago restaurant guide to find the best Chicago restaurants in town.

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Restaurants near Chicago attractions