The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
ParachuteParachute
8.9
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
8.8
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
8.8
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
avecavec
8.6
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
El Che BarEl Che Bar
8.6
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
8.6
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American | West Loop, Chicago
SundaSunda
8.5
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Asian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maude's Liquor BarMaude's Liquor Bar
8.5
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French American | West Loop, Chicago
RPM SteakRPM Steak
8.4
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Steak | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mirai Sushi - Gold CoastMirai Sushi - Gold Coast
8.4
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Sushi | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
8.4
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
8.4
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck InnDuck Inn
8.3
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American | Bridgeport, Chicago
TantaTanta
8.3
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Peruvian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4958)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(147)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2883)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2947)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3620)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1186)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(179)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1244)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(688)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4659)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(438)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9664)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(591)
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Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2676)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1714)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(122)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1474)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1062)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3417)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1837)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(436)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Geja's CaféGeja's Café
3973 reviews
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Fondue | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Great food, service, and ambiance. Very relaxed and nicely paced meal. Cheese fondue and chocalate fondue are a nice addition to the main course. More

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Bar Takito - West LoopBar Takito - West Loop
482 reviews
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Latin American | West Loop, Chicago

Nice ambiance and great food & drinks. I will be back! More

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CarnivaleCarnivale
6412 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | West Loop, Chicago

Carnivale continues to be my favorite restaurant in the city. Great food. Fun atmosphere. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was with my fiance who is one of the pickiest people I know and he even loved it. He also wrote a review right after we dined because he loved it so much. Carnivale is a must! It does not disappoint. More

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Formento'sFormento's
1008 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Three of us went to for dinner. We had the whipped ricotta with bread, the grilled artichoke & the meatballs. For the entree we had the scallop risotto special, the brick chicken & the eggplant Parmesan. For dessert we had the apple pastry. Service was great & so was the food. More

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
2910 reviews
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Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Fig & Olive is consistent in their food, service and ambiance. Always a pleasure to dine here More

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Emilio's Tapas - HillsideEmilio's Tapas - Hillside
1216 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Hillside, West Suburbs

Good food,service as always. Loved the special...! venison pate More

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Livia Italian Eatery-ElmhurstLivia Italian Eatery-Elmhurst
326 reviews
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Italian | Elmhurst, West Suburbs

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Food was delicious! I went with 2 of my girl friends, and we spent 3.5 hours there on a Friday night! Our server was very attentive, kind, and fun. Many vegetarian options and healthy options. We order 2 different flat bread pizzas with cauliflower crust -- YUM as well as some cheese platters and some other shareable plates. Great experience! More

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fourteensixteenfourteensixteen
327 reviews
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Contemporary American | La Grange, West Suburbs

Quick get together with my son. Relaxing atmosphere. Great lobster bisque. Waiter was very nice and we didn’t feel rushed. More

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The Colonial Room at The Drake Oakbrook HotelThe Colonial Room at The Drake Oakbrook Hotel
140 reviews
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American | Oak Brook, West Suburbs

Great service, quite with very good food at a reasonable price. More

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The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
465 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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Great place for before a Bulls game! Even though we were running late they saved our reservation and the shuttle made things so easy. Will definitely be back. More

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goosefoot1. goosefoot
688 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago

Superb food creative presentations, delightful staff. More

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Oriole2. Oriole
776 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

This was my 12th time here, and I simply don’t understand how Oriole keeps getting better. Just when you think the experience can’t be topped, they somehow do it yet again. Thank you again Noah, Cara, and the rest of your wonderful staff for a beautiful and delicious evening. More

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Kizuna Sushi Bistro3. Kizuna Sushi Bistro
23 reviews
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Japanese | Glen Ellyn, West Suburbs

Excellent sushi & fantastic service! Cool music & ambiance-totally recommend! More

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Chef Soon Contemporary Sushi and Bar4. Chef Soon Contemporary Sushi and Bar
570 reviews
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Sushi | Lisle, West Suburbs

Always amazing sushi. Simply the best sushi in Chicago More

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Omakase Yume5. Omakase Yume
41 reviews
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago

An exceptional experience to be right up front watching the chef prepare each course. This is an intimate bar seating for 8 people and currently offer byob at no corkage fee, they are pursuing a liquor license. The only suggestion I would have is to have some background music. More

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Al's Char-HouseAl's Char-House
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Contemporary American | La Grange, West Suburbs

Al’s Char-House in LaGrange is as close to a steakhouse saloon you can get east of the Mississippi. The cowboy atmosphere will take you back to the Wild West era. Appetizers include the ever popular onion blossom, potato skins, buffalo wings and a combo if you can’t make up your mind which to choose. To give the best experience from the ranch, steaks at Al’s Char-House are aged at least 21 days and hand-cut. Once perfectly seasoned and expertly grilled, the steaks are something not to be forgotten. A popular option is the Jack Daniel’s marinated steak.

Al’s Char-House can also help with events with party packages as well as cocktail and hors d’oeuvres parties. Whether you go for a sandwich or the whopper 56-ounce steak that few can finish in one sitting, this steakhouse and saloon is one not to miss.

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Brooks Kitchen & TapBrooks Kitchen & Tap
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American | Oakbrook Terrace, West Suburbs

Brook's Kitchen & Tap is opening in the Chicagoland suburb of Oakbrook Terrace in early Fall 2018.

Brook's modern interior design paired with classic food and beverage favorites makes it a dining experience unlike any other in the area! Featuring handmade craft cocktails, delicious chef-inspired menu items, and an extensive wine list to match, Brook's Kitchen & Tap is your destination for every occasion. More

Grand Trunk RoadGrand Trunk Road
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Indian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Grand Trunk Road is a new South Asian concept in Chicago, offering modern interpretations on classic flavors.More

Mainland IndiaMainland India
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Indian | Niles, North Suburbs

Mainland India was established in 2017 to cater to the Indian palate in Chicago. Our carefully curated menu aims to please your taste buds with authentic Indian food. We offer excellent catering services for events ranging from small family events to large corporate meetings. Our exquisite party halls along with amazingly tasty food will make your event an enjoyable and memorable experience. Our a la carte options and everyday lunch buffet can take you on a culinary journey through India and make you fall in love with Indian cuisine. To enhance your dining experience, we bring you variety of drinks from our low – priced bar menu. We take pride in offering you the best and authentic Indian cuisine at affordable price as compared to other local Indian joints. So visit us to relish the charming ambiance, savor the tasty cuisine and create your wonderful memories!!More

SemiramisSemiramis
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Contemporary American | Albany Park, Chicago

Semiramis serves Lebanese cuisine that is house made daily. Owner and chef Joseph Abraham creates authentic cuisine using lean meats and traditional spices. Guests can enjoy his falafels, which were voted best in the city in 2009 by Chicago Magazine, or start off the meal with pickled turnips and marinated olives. From traditional options like baba ghanoush, hummus and tabbouleh to lamb and beef shawarma, diners can enjoy Semiramis appetizers and sandwiches that are filled with flavorful combinations that transport them to Lebanon.

Guests looking for a more fulfilling option for lunch or dinner can opt for the lamb and beef kafta or a chicken kabob. Vegans in the group will also enjoy Semiramis' vegetarian plate and the lentils and rice, or wait until the chef offers his signature dish, Vegetarian ZouZou. Don't forget to add a baklava trio to finish off the meal.

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