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.

Best American Restaurants in Chicago

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Best American Restaurants in Chicago

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Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago

Popular restaurants in Chicago

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The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
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Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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CarnivaleCarnivale
6599 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | West Loop, Chicago

The atmosphere was great, the music was great for dinner. Great place. Food was delicious More

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

Had the "Liquid Lunch," which was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I recommend the Chicken al pastor tacos and Cucumber Margarita (spicy). More

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
3056 reviews
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Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! The mushroom croquettes were a delicious appetizer! Highly recommend this place! More

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Formento'sFormento's
1091 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Manager Jesus was really on top of providing attentive service, as the server for our table had a large group. We enjoyed the happy hour offerings in the bar prior to be seated and really enjoyed the drinks and appetizers. The homemade pasta was delicious, as were the brick chicken, branzino and wonderful selection of wines. This place was packed on a Monday evening - we will return and I highly recommend. More

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King CrabKing Crab
77 reviews
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Seafood | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Good menu selections. We had crab cakes and shrimp scampi. All delish! Our waitress was so nice and gave us lots of time for our wine and leisurely dinner. Thank you. More

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BLVDBLVD
934 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

It way amazing!! Great food, great ambiance. Would definitely go again. More

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Osteria LangheOsteria Langhe
900 reviews
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Italian | Logan Square, Chicago

The Plin was a melt in your mouth pasta! I do believe them when they told us that people have said the dish is Italy was not as good. The dishes were all excellent and good Piedmont wine selection - all from Italy. I wished we had not been rushed in the end to get to another function. It was good to savor the food and atmosphere. A bit cold facing the window in front though. More

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

Weekend brunch has plenty to offer to eat and unlimited mimosa's are a plus! Staff is really friendly. More

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EdenEden
541 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

We loved loved loved our evening w Eden. Everyone was so attentive and friendly. The food was superb. Thank you for creating such a happy and inclusive space. We will be back. More

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El Che Steakhouse & BarEl Che Steakhouse & Bar
640 reviews
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago

Even though we were late for our reservation, we got to sit. The food and cocktails were delicious and served super fast. I loved the interior, very nicely done! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Chicago's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Oriole1. Oriole
821 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

Oriole is a top three restaurant for me, in the world. This place had amazing service, great ambiance, and the food was perfect. More

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goosefoot2. goosefoot
707 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago

The food was amazing, the service stellar and the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing. More

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Tanoshii3. Tanoshii
76 reviews
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Japanese | Andersonville, Chicago

Tanoshii is our favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago! You must get the Mike’s specials and fish and chips. It’s an incredible dining experience. More

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Omakase Yume4. Omakase Yume
55 reviews
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago

Thanks again for everything and all the help to Kate to plan our engagement. Everything from chef, Kate, and the support staff was the best ever! I've never had any sushi even close to that excellent. See you guys soon! More

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Antonino's5. Antonino's
39 reviews
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Italian | La Grange, West Suburbs

This is a great neighborhood place. Probably the best pizza in the western suburbs. Not a fancy place just happy to see you More

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New to OpenTable

Chicago restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Boyd's SteakhouseBoyd's Steakhouse
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Steak | Peoria/East Peoria, Central Illinois

Come visit Central Illinois’ premiere Steakhouse and indulge in a true culinary experience, carefully prepared dishes, elegant décor and distinguished ambiance designed to suit every taste and occasion. Select from our extensive lists of wine & single malt scotch and indulge your craving for steak with a selection from our mouth watering menu.More

Bulldog Ale House - McHenryBulldog Ale House - McHenry
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American | Crystal Lake, Northwest Suburbs

A restaurant & bar with fun for everyone, including families, sports fans & club hoppers. Serving lunch & dinner. More

Jaiyen Sushi & Noodle - CaliforniaJaiyen Sushi & Noodle - California
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Sushi | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago

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Odyssey Cruises Chicago RiverOdyssey Cruises Chicago River
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Dinner Cruise | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Your mini escape. The evening that stands out from all the rest. For a whole new way to experience Chicago, come aboard the elegant Odyssey. Fine dining, upscale DJ entertainment and a sophisticated ambiance – all with the stunning Chicago skyline as your backdrop.

You’ll enjoy creative appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared fresh, on board daily by our culinary team. Dance to the music or sit back and relax as Chicago’s famous skyscrapers drift past your window. It all combines for an experience unlike anything else in the city.

Perfect for parties of 2-200, Odyssey has private space and customized cruises available. Cruising year-round on the Chicago River.

Weeknight dinner cruises including all taxes & fees start at approximately $169 per person. Weekend fireworks dinner cruises start at approximately $217 per person.
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Tricycle ChicagoTricycle Chicago
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago

A reclaimed, speakeasy bar under a vintage tin ceiling and custom pop art offering a stellar beer list & eclectic wine menu. A New American menu featuring fresh ingredients daily. A little bit old, a little bit modern, but always comfortable.

Built for adventure, but always dependable, let Tricycle become your third place-a place to gather, to have a drink and a conversation, share a joke or two, talk about the day-to-day events, and share a meal with friends.More

Discover Chicago

Winds whipping off Lake Michigan are no match for hungry Chicagoans in pursuit of the ultimate burger and a respite from brutal winters. Historically at the heart of the meat industry, the city’s slaughterhouses now house tony Michelin-starred restaurants, and deep-dish is just one of countless takes on Italian American staples in town. Arguably the American capital of molecular gastronomy, Chicago is at once a trendsetter and the capital of casual. Calling all carnivores.

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