Top Chicago Restaurants That You Must Dine At


The average Chicagoan is a foodie and loves to experiment with novel cuisines. Good American classic food is also well appreciated.  The bustling business travel community also drives the restaurant sales across the city. More and more eateries are coming into existence.

The Popular Eating Joints of Chicago

Tourism, be it for business or pleasure is driven by the food industry. It is good to relax after a hard day’s work with a good beer or wine and delectable food.

  • The Four Corners chain has collaborated with Hogsalt Hospitality to give Chicago one of its favourite eating destinations. The hand pulled Beer and innovative bar food has spelled out the success story of this fine dining restaurant. The Four Corner Taverns combines a neighbourhood feel with innovative Menus to drive late night business.
  • The purple pig is the brainchild of James Beard, crowned the Rising Star Chef 2024 and his team of nationally acclaimed Chefs. The tagline of the restaurant is Cheese Wine and Swine. The Purple Pig has been at the receiving end of many accolades and has been named ’10 Best New Restaurants in America “ by the Bon Appetit magazine. The restaurant itself has a rustic feel with a shared plate concept. The cuisine is mainly Mediterranean food cooked in innovative and classic ways. The Chef has been also called ‘The Prince of Pork”. The location is very central, on the Magnificent Mile. A visit to this restaurant is highly recommended.
  • Since May 1989 Gibson’s has been the prime Steakhouse of Chicago. You are very likely to spot local celebrities dining alongside you as the food is very popular. The cuisine is the Classic American. The signature dish of the restaurant is the USDA Gibson’s Prime Angus Beef and fresh fish. The restaurant is the first to source its own prime Beef from selected farms in the upper Midwest. The cattle raised in the upper Midwest tends to be tastier and more tender than others, making the quality of food really superior to others. The spirit list is exhaustive and you are served the best classic cocktails and wines. The service is impeccable. This is one place where you want to come back again and again.
  • Trattoria No 10 has been a Chicago favourite since the last 27 years. The fare is classic Italian dishes with a special flair that is quite modern and contemporary. The daily menu carries specialities like inventive pastas, ravioli with a distinctive homemade taste, freshly prepared risotto in varied flavours, hearty salads, soups and more. The Menu also contains American Classics like Grass fed NY strip steak, sustainable Fish selections, and much more. The elegant and subdued interiors are soothing and create an intimate ambience very well suited to business lunches as well as intimate evenings out. It is easy to book the restaurant for private or corporate parties. The focus is on sustainability and organic food as is very evident from the menu selection. The Trattoria No 10 became one of the first restaurants to be certified as a “guaranteed green “restaurant. This is significant as it is the hallmark of a business that takes its social and environmental responsibilities very seriously.
  • Lena Brava –“Ferocious wood” – marries the extreme elements of Fire and ice together. The restaurant takes its inspiration from the seaside cultural strains of the Baja California Norte. It specializes in live fire cooking techniques and is very popular amongst the locals and tourists alike.  The unique Ceviche’s and spicy Aguachiles is the mainstay of the raw bar. The hot kitchen is equally unique. The diner is treated to live fire cooking in open hearths and a wood burning oven. The wood smoke and live coals add drama and smokiness to the environment enhancing the rustic Mexican ambience. The Lena Brava has the best wine cellar in the region, with an impressive selection of Mezcal and wines from the much celebrated Valle de Guadalupe.  The unique flavours are enhanced by the use of sustainable fishery produce and responsible aquaculture products. The tortillas are delectably hand made from authentic heirloom corn grown in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico.

The rush to green and sustainable fare is the trend in most Chicago restaurants today. It is heartening to see produce being procured in a sustainable environment. Eat healthy and stay healthy!

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