Restaurants

5 Hot Chicago Restaurants to Visit Now

Chicago’s restaurant scene is as strong as ever. While our city has a host of longtime culinary institutions, a slew of new restaurants emerge each year. We have a pulse on the latest — and best — restaurants to visit now.

 

Bookmark these 5 hot Chicago restaurants to visit now…

 

Bellemore

Bellemore: Artistic American fare in swanky digs.  (564 W. Randolph Street)

 

Booth One

Booth One: Chicago classic re-invented at the former Ambassador Hotel.  (1301 N. State Parkway)

 

Gibsons Italia

Gibsons Italia: Casual elegance with contemporary Italian influences.  (233 N. Canal Street)

 

Somerset

Somerset: Pays homage to retro-American country club culture.  (1112 N. State Street)

 

Beatnik

Beatnik: Bohemian-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant.   (1604 W. Chicago Avenue)

 

 

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Chicago Restaurant Week is Here

Restaurant Week is underway in Chicago, which is gathering nearly 400 of our city’s best restaurants to create prix fixe meals for a limited time. The concept is straightforward: Dinner may either be $44 or $33; while lunch and brunch are $22. It’s a perfect time of year to taste and experience the Chicago food scene. Additional details are available at ChooseChicago.com and reservations can be made through OpenTable. Don’t miss your chance!

 

See 8 of our favorite participating restaurants…

 

Nico Osteria

 

XOCO

 

Avec

 

Le Colonial

 

The Allis

 

Bar Siena

 

Del Frisco’s

 

Margeaux Brasserie

 

 

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Restaurants

Best Places to Eat Lake Forest

VISIT US
Explore our rotating exhibits to discover new angles to the community’s history. View collections of historic maps and photographs to place yourself in the Lake Forest or Lake Bluff of the past. Browse our Resource Center to learn more about the history of your house or your family.

MUSEUM HOURS

Walk-in hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Open by appointment: Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – please call 847.234.5253 or email us to make an appointment. Admission to the museum is free. The first floor of the museum is accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.

HOW TO FIND US

Our museum building is located at 361 E. Westminster in downtown Lake Forest. We are two blocks east of Market Square and one block east of the Lake Forest Union Pacific North Metra station. Parking is on the south side of the museum. See the map at right or call 847.234.5253 for driving directions; see the Metra website for the train schedule.

GROUP VISITS

Groups are always welcome to visit the Historical Society during our walk-in hours. For visits outside these hours, please call 847.234.5253. Because space is limited, large groups should make arrangements ahead of time as well. Please also call to arrange in advance if you would like a brief curator-led tour of the exhibits. The Historical Society is happy to work with Scout groups or school groups to create a fun, engaging history learning experience at our museum. Contact Curator Laurie Stein to plan a visit. With enough advance notice, Scout visits can take place during late afternoon hours.

VISITING LAKE FOREST AND LAKE BLUFF

For more information about local restaurants, shopping districts, events and area attractions, visit these websites:

VISITING THE NORTH SHORE? TRY THESE OTHER HISTORY MUSEUMS:

Click here for a Google map showing the location of North Shore history museums: http://goo.gl/maps/lL2lj

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