Illinois Restaurants

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Illinois Restaurants

  • Pizzeria Uno/Pizzeria Due

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    This venerable pizza place in the North Loop/River North area just west of Michigan Ave and founded in the 1940s is generally considered to be the place that created Chicago deep dish pizza. It has become touristy and has spawned a second branch nearby (Pizzeria Due) as well as numerous imitations, but it is a good place with good food, especially...

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  • Signature Room at the 95th

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    part two of my Signature Room tips with more pictures inside the luxe signature room! While in Chicago One Should Have to experience dinner at the 95th floor of Hancock Tower to experience to panoramic views and vistas of the magnificent chicago sklyine and lake michigan with views up to 60 miles away and that is my saying! hence dinner here at...

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  • Berghoff Bar & Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    The main restaurant of Berghoffs is closed. The bar will reopen under another name and the cafe will remain open, but the old panelled dining room will become a space for private catered parties. ------------------ You miss German food and beer? You want to get service on the grumpy side? This is the place. The pictured salmon dish was typically...

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  • Cheesecake Factory

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    When I went to the cheesecake factory, it took almost 5 hours just to get a table. Then, it was about 30 minutes before we could even order. When we did order, it took another hour at least to get our food. I got the mushroom burger, and the meat was not even done the way I asked for it. I asked for well done and I got medium rare. The service was...

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  • Giordano's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit to Lake Street location with Ed (kaspian) June, 2011. New South Loop location opened January 2014 at 1340 S. Michigan Giordano's comes up a lot as one of people's favorite pizzas, I hadn't been to one in many years, not because I don't like their pizza, just because I always seem to be taking people to Lou Malnati's for deep dish or...

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  • Ed Debevic's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    This is something like what you would see out of "Happy Days." An old style diner, Ed's has burgers to modern dishes at a casual atmosphere. The waitstaff are fun and the food is good. A good place for families.

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  • Cafe Iberico

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    I REALLY like this restaurant. They offer Spanish tapas, which are individual dishes ordered a la carte. I've been there twice for lunch and enjoyed both meals immensely! The food is absolutely delicious and the prices are reasonable. Please note: I would not know about this restaurant if it were not for Dabs. In fact, I would not know anything...

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  • Lou Malnati's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit to S. State St in November 2013, Wells Street in June 2012 A sure way to get into an argument with a Chicagoan is to declare a pizza the "best in Chicago" so I will instead call them my favorites. Lou's usually comes up at the top of any poll of Chicago pizza joints . There are many different styles of pizza that you can find in...

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  • Gino's East

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    I often get the question of which deep dish pizza is the best in Chicago and I believe that it is Gino's East ... the trick of this pizza is just to order 2 topping's max !!! after that the pizza becomes almost too much to eat !!!! Be warned it takes about 45 minutes for these pizza to be served to you so know that in advance .... One of the must...

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  • Billy Goat Tavern

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    this famous chicago institution claims to have the best cheezborgers! yes you heard it, they mispelled deliberately as a twang. Made famous by the assorted skits in Saturday Night Live, this active and busy restaurant is in the middle of the amusement area on the Navy Pier. Cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn beef sandwich, and etc., but no...

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  • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit August 2014 I've been going to Joe's for about a decade, mostly for special occasions like birthdays. Joe's is always busy, I suspect that a lot of their clientele is expense accounts as many of the tables have 6 or more people wearing business attire. My most recent visit was for my birthday in August 2014, be sure to mention it's a...

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  • Frontera Grill Topolobambo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    The chef of this restaurant has his own cooking show called, Mexico: One plate at a time. Chef Rick Bayless travels around Mexico learning the local cuisine. Then he breaks down the preparation details during the opposite portion of the show. The technique and ingredients are super interesting. And these favors can be found on the seasonal menu at...

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  • Walnut Room

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Located in the southeast corner of the 7th floor, the Walnut Room is perhaps one of the most anticipated attractions that a visitor will encounter during a trip to the Windy City. As the oldest restaurant in Chicago, the Walnut Room boasts of authentic Austrian chandeliers accompanied by the original Russian Circassian walnut paneling.The Walnut...

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  • Szalas Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    A small VT gathering was held in mid-March 2008 in the midst of the Polish Highlands of south Chicago, just a shout from Midway airport. Szalas Restaurant replicates the feel of a rustic mountain lodge, and though it is surrounded by Chicago bungalows and small Mexican groceries, once you get inside you feel as if you've just taken a sleigh from...

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  • Greek Islands

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit to Greek Islands March 2012 Greek Islands is my favorite restaurant in Greektown, the interior is pleasantly decorated to look like a Greek taverna the food is consistently good and although it's one of the larger restaurants in Greektown, the service is always efficient, not always over friendly but not rude. Greektown restaurants get...

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  • Rosebud

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit-May 2014-still my favorite Italian in Chicago This is the original Rosebud in Chicago, located in Little Italy, the Italian neighborhood of Chicago that was settled mostly by southern Italians. Rosebud serves up huge portions of Italian classics, served promptly, even on busy weekend nights. The decor is warm, with dimmed lighting but...

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  • Morton's Steakhouse

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    last visit August 2012 to the Northbrook location. Check their website or sign up for email, they have special deals that they do not have on their menu I've lived in and around Chicago almost my whole life and I had never been to Morton's steakhouse, one of the steakhouses always mentioned when people ask where to go for a steak in Chicago. The...

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  • Lou Mitchell's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    I had to try an American breakfast after only really trying brunch in New York. Breakfast is served until 3pm and mon-fri an early start at 5.30am weekends slightly later at 7am. The staff are really friendly they adorned our table with free milk duds, donut holes and orange slices. I chose 2 fried eggs and crispy bacon which comes served in a...

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  • Sofra (formerly A la Turka)

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit April, 2012 Sofra, formerly A la Turka, is a Turkish restaurant in Lakeview, on a couple of occasions we've coordinated it with seeing a comedy improv show either before or after, Comedy Sportz is about a mile away. Sofra has a nicer atmosphere than my other favorite Turkish restaurant, Turkish Cuisine and Bakery, beautifully decorated...

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  • Portillo's Hot Dogs

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    I went there yesterday night. It took me fifteen minutes. First time in chicago I went there dueto recomendation from this board. My experience is bad service and bad food. The hot dog at 7 eleven and Sam whole sale taste better than this. I am very disappointed. Ynone

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  • Harry Caray's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Harry Caray's Seventh Inning Stretch opened in 2001 and is billed as "the only full service restaurant and bar at Chicago's Midway Airport." We wandered in while awaiting our flight between Pittsburgh and Tampa. We only had an hour, or so we thought... it ended up being more like three hours! We had the turkey club sandwich with cow chips or Holy...

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  • Japonais

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Though I've traveled to many places in the world, Japonais remains a "fav" (short for favorite)!!! From the menu selection to the atmosphere, this restaurant has a ton of things going for it. If you love sushi, then this is one of the places to hang out. Head to the sushi bar to watch them work their magic. Or, relax at a table in the spacious...

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  • Heaven on Seven

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    We just walked in here when we were looking for an early meal one night. We had been headed for California Pizza Kitchen, but thought "Why not?" . The atmosphere is seriously Mardi Gras, as the pictures will attest. We sat down around 5:15pm, but by the time we left at 6:15pm the place was jumping. . Each table has a selection of hot sauces. There...

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  • Rainforest cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    We loved this restaurant! I know that it is a chain but it was our first time there, all of us at least 25 y/o and we loved it! This place is not just for kids. We loved the natural sounding thunderstorms and all the decorations. We were able to find some great souvenirs to take home to your younger siblings as well. The food was about average in...

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  • Goose Island Brewery

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Goose Island is Chicago's primary original microbrewery. Although it has been bought out, it still operates as a microbrewery with 2 brewpubs and still produces the same great beer it did before. The original Clybourn pub is the one to which I have been. It has regular Goose Island beer on tap plus house-brewed specialties not available in bottles...

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  • NoMI

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    NoMi is now NoMi Kitchen. Prices have gone down a bit and the space has been rearranged, but the food is still delicious. Our most recent visit was for breakfast. Before that we had a wonderful dinner with our young Macedonian friends. We lucked into window tables both times. +++++++++++++++ One of the finest restaurants in Chicago -- NoMi stands...

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  • Bongo Room

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit September 2012 to the South Loop location I go to the Bongo Room a couple of times a year, I love breakfast food and I REALLY love decadent breakfast food. If you go on a weekend, expect a fairly long wait, the hostess usually quotes a time longer than the actual wait time but it can be 20-40 minutes depending on when you get there....

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  • Grand Lux Cafe

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    The artistic ambience grabbed my attention. The restaurant was very stylish and had interesting decor. Originally my friend and I stopped in for a late nite dessert and coffee, but there are many more things on the menu worth trying. Grand Lux Cafe's eclectic menu offers extraordinary variety and selection, with flavor profiles ranging from Thai,...

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  • Park Grill

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Whilte Strolling in the Huge Millenium park, having a late lunch here at Park grill is a given and the park grill isa must for me. the Park Grill, which features a dining venue for Millennium Park visitors. The indoor restaurant has 300 seats and a floor-to-ceiling view of the park. During the summer months, Park Grill is turned into an al fresco...

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  • Potbelly Sandwich Works

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    We popped in to Potbelly's to grab a quick sandwich for lunch and we were pleasantly surprised. More than just a deli, they make a variety of different sandwiches, all made to order, and all made quickly. The sandwiches were delicious and inexpensive. Stop by any location and enjoy a sandwich. The restaurant itself was decorated nicely and was...

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  • Gibson's - Hugo's Frog Bar

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    We wanted to have a quite glass of wine at the bar before the dinner. This place holds more people then you will see at a Super Bowl. It is mobbed and noisy. The food was fine once we got seated. Just very noisy Steak and mushrooms

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  • Pearl's Place

    5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit October 2012 My easy to please friend Ed (Kaspian) had just three requests for his visit to Chicago, Chicago style pizza, soul food and a gangster tour (really?). Oh and he wanted to see the Willis Tower but I told him that must be in another city as I had never heard of it. He sent me a couple of links for places he found, first was...

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  • Russian Tea Time

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit November 2014 For the last several years we have gone to Russian Tea Time for our wedding anniversary, we spent our honeymoon in the Soviet Union so we usually find a Russian or Ukrainian restaurant to celebrate at. We've also had a couple of VT meetings here at Yooperprof's request and have dined here before a performance of the...

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  • Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    A theme restaurant, Bubba Gump's is like Hard Rock Cafe, except with all Forrest Gump movie memorabilia instead of music. The waitstaff are great and the theme of the restaurant makes for a fun dining experience. This is highly recommended. They have several excellent seafood pasta dishes to choose from. You can also try the sampler bucket with...

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  • Pegasus Restaurant & Taverna

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    We decided to try another greek restaurant on the last evening and I wish we hadn't as I ended up violently ill about an hour after eating throwing up into a garbage bin on the road, I did wait for the 2 police officers to go into the gyros (kebab) house before vomiting just in case. Perhaps there is a lot to be said for Gordon Ramsay's comment...

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  • Drake Hotel Palm Court

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    I'm not a big fan of meat, but our publishers insisted on taking us to the Drake after our first day of work in Chicago. The Drake is famous for its fantastic steak, but I chickened out and had a pasta dish instead. Halfway through my so-so pasta, I looked on in envy at the looks of gorged satisfaction on the faces of my fellow diners. The steak,...

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  • Buca di Beppo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Buca di Beppo is a chain restaurant with good Italian food. I got a free gift card in the mail so I decided to try it out. All dining is meant to be done family style with huge portions. Small portions serve 2-3 people and large portions serve 4-6. This is a good place if you are going out with a big group of people. The dining rooms are festive...

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  • Carson's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    We're talking old-school BBQ here...not a greasy "down home" place, but a place with tablecoths, waiters as old as the building, complimentary chopped liver (chopped liver????!!) in the bar and plenty of people waiting to get in for those ribs. It was in walking distance from the hotel so we walked along the river and had a nice time. Ok, the...

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  • Edwardo's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit August 2012 to the Munster, IN location I'm surprised when Edwardo's is frequently overlooked as one of the best pizza places in Chicago, perhaps it is because Chicago is better known for their deep dish pizza instead of stuffed. The difference between stuffed and deep dish is where the ingredients hang out, on a deep dish they are on...

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  • Geja's Cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    There is a reason that Geja's wins the "Most Romantic Restaurant in Chicago" award time and time again. All you have to do is take one step inside the restaurant to figure that out. From the Flamenco guitarist to the dimly lit booths and tables, Geja's will definitely knock the socks off of your date!! They have a small bar in back with about 6-8...

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  • Lao Sze Chuan

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Lao Sze Chuan is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, and one of Tony Hu's famous Chinese restaurants. Tony Hu is a graduate of the Sze Chuan Culinary Institute in China, so no wonder his restaurant has the Best Sze Chuan cuisine! It has won many awards, and I can see why! The food is delicious! The menu is very long, and there are many...

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  • Le Colonial

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    We had not eaten here in many years. On our first visit we had no idea how to handle the menu, but after much more travel and eating we were on top of our game:) There are small plates aka appetizers and mains. They call it a sharing concept, but darned if I was going to share my tuna tartare!. My husband felt the same way about his shrimp/chicken...

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  • Rock 'n' Roll McDonald's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    This will be of interest to travelers staying the Best Western River North (see my review): Breakfast is not an amenity at that hotel but it's right across the street from one of the biggest and 3rd busiest McDonald's in the United States. Rock 'N Roll McDonald's is enormous: two levels that seat 300, a 2-lane drive-through, and state-of-the-art...

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  • Paprikash-CLOSED

    5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    Last visit January 2006. First the bad news, the Chicago location of this restaurant is permanently closed. The good news, you can still visit their Arlington Heights location at 602 W. Northwest Hwy at Euclid OR Epicurean Restaurant at 4431 Roosevelt in Hillside which is owned by the original owner of Paprikash and has the same great food This...

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  • Marche - Closed

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago Restaurants

    An absolute shock to see a closed for good sign in the window (June 2010), Marche has been a fixture on Randolph Street for 17 years. With the closing of Marche and later next month of Brasserie Jo, Chicago is running out of French bistros Marche has a fabulous deal on Mondays and Wednesdays, a $28.95 Three Course Prix-Fixe Dinner, choose ANY...

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