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The Best Bars for Foodies in Chicago

From Chicago’s beginnings as a hub of transportation, manufacturing, and commerce to its current status as one of America’s most hip and modern cities, the Second City has always b...

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Restaurants:Gibsons Italia, TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago, SUSHI-SAN
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Asian, Japanese
Neighborhoods:River North (Chicago), Chicago
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Gibsons Italia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
1,613 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View

Big and beautiful describes this large Canal Street Italian institution, part of an acclaimed chain across four different states. In Chicago, Gibsons Italia is three levels of Ital...

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100% recommended
Steakhouse in Chicago / Illinois
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TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

$$$$·Asian·
River North (Chicago)
1,157 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays

One of the more jaw-dropping institutions in all of Chicago, Tao is a spectacular, two-level dining and drinking space with a unique feel. The darkly cool Tao features a massive st...

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90% recommended
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SUSHI-SAN

$$$$·Japanese·
Chicago
794 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Hot Spot

“Fresh Fish, Fresher Beats” is the tagline for this very, very neat Grand Avenue sushi institution beloved by younger crowds. The cool features abound at Sushi San, where diners ca...

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92% recommended
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Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

$$$$·Seafood·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
4,888 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Lunch
  • People Watching

Not too many restaurants in Chicago (or anywhere else) boast of their frog prowess right there in the name, but Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House specializes in one of the rarest of dis...

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100% recommended
Hot Spot in Chicago / Illinois
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The Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria

$$$$·American·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
100 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
  • Romance

Capturing the exciting, ritzy vibe of 1920's Paris, Marteaux Brasserie is a legendary French bistro experience right in the middle of one of Chicago's most magnificent hotels. The ...

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89% recommended

Sepia

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
4,211 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

Sepia presents a throwback to bygone Chicago bars. Crafted out of an old print shop, this beautiful farm-to-table bar and restaurant is a jewel of a visit. Its ambiance comes from ...

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94% recommended
Contemporary American in Chicago

il Porcellino

$$$$·Italian·
River North (Chicago)
2,547 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

il Porcellino exudes straight cool, with a dark, sensual feel inside the restaurant; decorated with old-school black-and-white pictures that capture an earlier time, it's positivel...

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96% recommended
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Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse - Chicago

$$$$·Steak·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
6,838 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays

One of the Windy City's dining institutions, Gibson's has been serving up delicious steaks and spirits since 1989. It's a hot spot for the whole city—workers, locals, young profess...

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100% recommended
Steak in Chicago
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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

$$$$·Seafood·
River North (Chicago)
14,533 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance

The Chicago outlet of the legendary Miami Beach seafood location offers is delicious, fresh creations for the Windy City. Stop in for one of the legendary stone crab dishes and pai...

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99% recommended
Seafood in Chicago / Illinois
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HUB 51 and Ben Pao

$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
5,203 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
  • Brunch

If you're looking for variety in your dinner and drink selections, try Hub 51. This River North institution has an extensive, delicious menu, with everything from tacos to sushi to...

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94% recommended

Mon Ami Gabi

$$$$·French·
Lincoln Park
5,745 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating

This delicious French bistro in the Lincoln Park area offers up plenty of European favorites — including escargot and filets with béarnaise sauce — and a massive selection of wine ...

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95% recommended
French in Chicago / Illinois

Nonnina

$$$$·Italian·
River North (Chicago)
1,868 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

River North's Nonnina Italian restaurant is an upscale destination with superb food and fine wines. There's an old-school, welcoming atmosphere to Nonnina's, with a family mural by...

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98% recommended

Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

$$$$·Seafood·
River North (Chicago)
12,209 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

Live music and the aromas of great seafood fill the air at Shaw's, a local favorite that's always a good time. Head to Shaw's to take in a live jazz show and dine on some of the to...

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94% recommended
Seafood in Chicago / Illinois
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Ja' Grill Hyde Park

$$$$·Jamaican·
Hyde Park
496 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot

Ja' Grill Hyde Park invites you to experience the Islands of Jamaica right here in Chicago. Serving “authentic Jamaican cuisine.” Signature dishes include Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat,...

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93% recommended
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Chicago Cut Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
8,071 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View

Chicago steakhouses are rightfully fabled for their atmosphere and their food, and Chicago Cut Steakhouse is one of the Windy City's best. Modern and beautiful and right next to th...

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94% recommended
Steakhouse in Chicago

Le Colonial - Chicago

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
5,683 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch

Plush and beautiful, Le Colonial brings diners on a relaxed trek to Vietnam for colorful, creative Asian cuisine. Located right on Rush Street, Le Colonial is known for their expan...

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96% recommended
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