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: Artistic American fare in swanky digs. (564 W. Randolph Street)
Booth One: Chicago classic re-invented at the former Ambassador Hotel. (1301 N. State Parkway)
Gibsons Italia: Casual elegance with contemporary Italian influences. (233 N. Canal Street)
Somerset: Pays homage to retro-American country club culture. (1112 N. State Street)
Beatnik: Bohemian-inspired cocktail bar and restaurant. (1604 W. Chicago Avenue)
Which spot looks best to you?
Beautiful Booze, Beautiful Bars
Okay we LOVE to drink in Chicago, but besides the beautiful booze, we also have some amazingly beautiful bars in which to sip the aforementioned beautiful booze. For our Top 10 Tuesday, we’ve compiled a top 10 list of our favorite Chicago stylized bars.
10. Lobby Bar at Palmer House Hilton
Looking for an over the top ornate experience? This is the bar for you.
9. Three Dots and A Dash
For a staycation in the harsh Chicago winter, this tropical inspired bar is incredible.
8. RM Champagne
How romantic is this outdoor space? With delicate lighting and unique features, bring someone you have the feels for here.
7. Cindy’s at the Chicago Athletic Association
This spot is so hot right now. Check out the modern meets vintage architecture.
6. The Revel Room
This is the epitome of a cool Wicker Park bar. Check out the back room space for an intimate lounge with wooden books you can write fake titles on.
Whisky Library. That is all.
4. The Berkshire Room
Sip a Weston made with bourbon, pipe tobacco, and “coffee essence” or try your hand at a dealer’s choice cocktail where you choose the spirit, flavor profile, and glassware and let the bartender do the rest.
3. The Bedford
This bank vault feature really makes this bar truly Chicago.
2. Charcoal Bar
1. ROOF on theWit
Maybe models will use the bar top as a runway while you’re drinking. Nights at the ROOF are always unpredictable.
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