Chicago is one of the best places to grab a plate of food. There are so many choices that will satisfy pretty much any palate. I’m talking from fancy Michelin Star Restaurants, to neat little joints, which will rival your grandma’s Sunday cooking.
Chicago’s culinary culture is a beautiful and eclectic blend of different styles, flavors and cuisines that will delight any foodie. Here I have listed some of the finest culinary establishments in my favorite city.
Alinea is one of only 2 restaurants in Chicago to have been awarded the prestigious honor of 3 Michelin stars. This restaurant is world renowned, and touted to offer diners a unique experience. The head chef is very experienced and passionate about his craft, which is reflected in each item on the menu. Alinea is known to be quite pricey, but many former diners have made it clear that the price is worth it. If you’re thinking about having dinner there, be sure to make your reservations a few months in advance!
Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf is a great Steakhouse that will transport you back to another era. With cool jazz music playing the background, exposed brick, tufted leather chairs and a very cozy vibe, you’ll definitely lose track of time. The food is delicious and the drinks are to die for! An amazing place to go out for a date, or even just a night out with friends. If you’re planning to have dinner on a Saturday, be sure to call and make a reservation.
Described as a Mexican Restaurant with a French flair, Mexique is definitely a great spot to check out. This charming restaurant has everything to make for a great dining experience. The food and drinks are great, the service is excellent and the prices are reasonable. The food is known for being quite creative. Blending traditional Mexican flavors with the finesse and presentation of the French.
4) Bohemian House
Bohemian House is known for it’s hearty and delicious menu, it’s laid back yet attentive staff, and their beautiful rustic-chic decor that all combine to result in a wonderful dining experience. They serve classic dishes from a variety of different cuisines. Overall, Bohemian House lives up to its name. It’s a great spot for lunch/brunch with friends on a cool Chicago day.
5) Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Eddie V’s is a charming restaurant that embodies all the things discerning diners look for. Exquisite food, beautiful presentation, great wine and excellent service. The atmosphere at Eddie V’s has been described as upscale, elegant and romantic—yet laid back. This unique atmosphere makes it perfect for young and older couples alike. It’s known to be a bit pricey, but all in all, definitely worth it!
Chicago is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in America. With a huge diversity to choose from, there is sure to be something that suits any palate. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience, or just somewhere to throw back a few drinks with your buddies, Chicago will definitely deliver.