Le Bouchon has been thriving in Bucktown since 1993, serving classic French Bistro food in a dining room that will transport you to Paris.Voted one of the best French Restaurants in America by Timeout Magazine.The top level is for private dining, the main level is designated for the full dining experience, and the lower-level izakaya offers an upscale bar menu with specialized cocktails and beer.Tuscan-inspired dishes such as wood-roasted rack of pork and salmon highlight the menu at this River North favorite, which also offers a a well-rounded, Wine Spectator Award-wining, Italian wine list and house-made desserts.From molecular gastronomy to gourmet Mexican cuisine, Chicago's hottest restaurants offer it all.The world-class Windy City boasts more Michelin stars and James Beard award-winning restaurants on average, but it manages to stay humble.The Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, River North and West Loop neighborhoods are powerhouses when it comes to dining in Chicago, but some of the fastest-growing areas are beyond the downtown scene.On the South Side, it's Bronzeville and Pilsen for Southern-inspired fare and chef-driven delights.
The Lawless family is quietly building a restaurant empire in Chicago.
Giant is exactly the sort of restaurant you'd expect to find in Logan Square.
Its interior makes as much of a statement as the food, featuring lots of rustic, reclaimed furnishings that are purposefully mismatched.
John Manion spent his formative years with his family in South America, and he's used those experiences to carve an esteemed culinary career for himself in Chicago.
El Che Bar is his fourth restaurant concept to date; it was preceded by La Sirena Clandestina as well as the now-shuttered Mas and Otra Mas.
But what else do you expect from "The City That Works?