Best Restaurants in Chicago
As we enter fall, Chicago’s culinary scene is more exciting than ever, with new openings ranging from an old-school diner revived by a fine-dining chef to a grab-and-go home for Chicago’s most famous cheeseburger. Here are the city’s 10 trendiest eateries right now, according to ZAGAT!
A sibling to Siena Tavern, BAR SIENA is sprawling West Loop Italian from Fabio Viviani offers regional fare such as antipasti and pizza from a red-tiled oven, backed by cocktails, beer and boot-based wines.
Tucked away in Old Town, THE BLANCHARD is an upscale destination proffers modern, refined presentations of traditional French plates (expect plenty of foie gras), along with fine wines and pastry chef–conceived desserts.
THE HALAL GUYS Sprung from a New York-based Middle Eastern chain known for gyros, falafel, chicken and hummus, this small Gold Coast storefront is a casual option for lunch, dinner and late-night snacks on weekends.
The Lettuce Entertain You folks have reconcepted L20 into INTRO CHICAGO, this high-end Lincoln Park American in the Belden-Stratford building, where a rotation of primo guest chefs turn out contemporary tasting menus.
The Scofflaw crew turns their attention to seafood at SINK / SWIM, this Logan Square hang turning out a thoroughly modern menu including oysters, creative shared plates and a handful of fish-free entrees.
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