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Restaurants in Chicago, Illinois
Alinea - Alinea was named the best restaurant in North America and also ranked as the seventh best restaurant in the world. Alinea serves Modern American cuisine. The food is known for being extremely unique and creative. This restaurant is open for dinner only Wednesday through Sunday.
Bongo Room - This popular restaurant is known for their unique pancakes. The Bongo Room serves breakfast and lunch 7 days a week.
Dee's Mandarin - Dee's is considered to serve some of the best Chinese in Chicago. Dee's is also popular for their sushi choices. Enjoy the candlelit garden or fireside dining. Open 7 days a week for dinner, with live music every Wednesday and Friday.
MK The Restaurant - MK serves New American cooking. The cusine has an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and classic cooking techniques. It was also named one of the "50 Hottest Restaurants in the World." MK is open daily for dinner.
Spiaggia - Spiaggia is Chicago's only four-star Italian restaurant. Spiaggia has received multiple awards for its fine food and service. This restaurant is open daily for dinner.
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament - Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament takes place at the Schaumburg Castle and provides a four course meal as well as entertainment. Set in the 11th century, guests will feel as if they are truly living in Medieval Times as they come face to face with knights, horses and royalty.
Moto - Moto serves contemporary American cuisine with Asian and global influences. The chef, Homaro Cantu, has appeared on the tv show "Iron Chef America" on Food Network. Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Naha - Naha is an upscale Meditteranean-American restaurant. The cuisine also has a hint of Californian and French. They are open for lunch and dinner, closed Sunday.
Tru - Tru offers fine French cuisine made from fresh ingredients and has an artistic presentation. Tru is open for dinner Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - The first Lou Malnati's Pizzeria opened in Chicago in 1971. This family-owned is known for their Chicago style deep-dish pizza. Open 7 days a week for delivery or dine-in.
Joe's Seafood - Joe's Seafood is best known for their stone crab claws although they also offer an array of steaks, side dishes and other types of seafood. Open for lunch and dinner daily with brunch on the weekends.
Nuevo Leon - Nuevo Leon opened more than 40 years ago. They serve authentic Mexican cuisine. Nuevo Leon serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The prices are also very reasonable. The restaurant has a warm and festive atmosphere.
The Capital Grille - The Capital Grille offers relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. They specialize in dry-aged steaks. The Capital Grille serves lunch, dinner and dessert. They are located one block east of Michigan Avenue.
Smoque BBQ - Smoque BBQ has been featured on Food Network. They cook up delicious BBQ made with spices and sauces from scratch. Smoque BBQ is open Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday. They also provide catering services.
Xoco - Xoco's offers the best Mexican street food from one of the best American chefs. A few of the specialties include churros, housemade hot chocolate, and tortas (Mexican sandwiches). Xoco's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
Bella Bacinos - Bella Bacinos is an Italian restaurant and Pizzeria. Bella Bacinos was first introduced to Chicago over 30 years ago. Since then Bella Bacinos has been recognized by the Chicago Heart Association, has been the number one selling pizza at the Taste of Chicago for the past 30 years, and has been featured on Oprah twice. Bella Bacinos is open 7 days a week.
RoSal's Italian Kitchen - RoSal's serves Sicilian food in abudant portions. Located in the heart of Little Italy, RoSal's family-owned restaurant is open Monday through Saturday for dinner only.
Spirit of Chicago Dining Cruise - The Spirit of Chicago offers a combination of dancing, dining, entertainment and amazing views. The ships leave from Navy Pier year-round and offer lunch, brunch, dinner, cocktail and moonlight cruises.
Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen - This home style, family run deli was opened shortly after WWII. It is a historic restaurant in downtown Chicago. Manny's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are open Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. They also have a new location in the Midway Airport.
Bandera Restaurant - Bandera is an American restaurant located on the Magnificent Mile. They have live jazz music nightly.
Catch 35 - Catch 35 serves seafood and premium steaks in downtown Chicago. It is just a short walk from the Theatre District. Catch 35 serves lunch and dinner. They also have a special 3-course value dinner.
Wildfire - This modern-day 1940s dinner club specializes in steaks, seafood and chops. They also offer a variety of fresh salads and sandwiches. Situated in the heart of the city, just blocks from Michigan Avenue.
Roy's Restaurant - Roy's serves Hawaiian fusion cuisine. Roy's features fine seafood, focusing on delicacies from the oceans surrounding Hawaii. Roy's is open 7 days a week for dinner and is also open on Sundays for brunch.
Riva on Navy Pier - At the Riva guests will enjoy views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan. Serves exquisite, Chicago seafood and steaks. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Reservations are recommended.