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Our Top 10 Restaurant Picks in Chicago Right Now

There’s never been a better time to be a foodie in Chicago. It's not just about deep dish and Chi-style dogs- the Windy City has it all, from upscale ‘cue and lively Latin American fare to sublime sushi and white-hot new spots like Kumiko. Check out where OpenTable staffers are dining in Chicago now, and book a table to experience a few of our favorite restaurants.

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The OpenTable team
Updated August 02, 2019
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BLVD Steakhouse

Price: Very Expensive
West Loop
2500 reviews
My husband and I had a fun date night sitting in the outdoor space. Our waitress was awesome, catching that the steak we ordered was not medium rare as we had ordered. She took it back for an immediate replacement. The Tomahawk steak was amazing, as were the sides (fries and broccolini).... and the sticky toffee pudding. What a feast. We brought a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape to complement the steak ($25 corkage fee is very reasonable). Overall, a really great experience, including food, ambience and service.

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Chicago q

Price: Moderate
Gold Coast / Streeterville
3944 reviews
Me and three friends went for my birthday on a Friday evening and had a great time. Our server was attentive and made some good recommendations. The food was pretty phenomenal. We all ordered something different and everyone raved about how delicious the food was.

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Price: Very Expensive
West Loop
924 reviews
Amazing!! Will definitely go back! We sat at the outdoor fireplace for the set menu & thoroughly enjoyed the experience with waitress Alexa.

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Price: Very Expensive
Lincoln Park
1362 reviews
We got the omakase for two people. Food was good, but portions just so small. We also had two drinks on our tab and after tax and 20% tip (which is already included FYI) our total was about $350. It was for a special occasion so whatever, but if I go again I'll just order off the regular menu. Maki prices seeemed reasonable but I didn't see how big the rolls are.

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Price: Very Expensive
Dining Bar
West Loop
591 reviews
Unique and superb take on Japanese. Eli was fantastic

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Mercadito - River North

Price: Expensive
River North (Chicago)
5909 reviews
I love mercadito, its easily my favourite mexican place and maybe my favourite restaurant. They are so creative with their menu and flavours

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Steak 48 - Chicago

Price: Very Expensive
River North (Chicago)
6599 reviews
We had Chris as our waiter twice this month and each time he has been pleasant and knowledgeable! Steak48 is on our top 3 dining list

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Price: Expensive
River North (Chicago)
4682 reviews
Good food, drinks were great, nice ambiance.

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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar

Price: Expensive
River North (Chicago)
2221 reviews
Outstaning meal: house salad; truffled tuna; spicy tuna, salmon/avocado, shrimp tempura rolls; tekka maki; toro, uni, unagi nigiri sushi; hamachi sashimi; and matcha shortcake dessert. Outstanding and very timely service.

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