The Windy City has a long history of culinary excellence, and not just for the deep-dish pizza. From molecular gastronomy to barbecue, there are countless options for memorable meals all over the city—and many of them are just as affordable as they are delicious. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from neighborhood gems to rustic Italian spots, buzzy sushi bars to airy brasseries—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.
|Restaurants:||Quartino, Café Ba-Ba-Reeba, SUSHI-SAN…|
|Price Range:||$$ - $$$|
|Cuisines:||Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Japanese…|
|Neighborhoods:||River North (Chicago), Lincoln Park, Chicago…|