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Resy’s Definitive Guide to Chicago


With over 200 listed neighborhoods, the Windy City buzzes with a diverse culinary scene. Dazzling Michelin-starred establishments brush up against up-and-coming eateries, resulting in one of the country’s best dining cities. Welcome to Chicago.
Image Courtesy of Monteverde Restaurant & Pacifico.
Monteverde Restaurant & Pacifico
Top Chef alum and James Beard Award-winning chef Sarah Grueneberg helms Monteverde, an Italian restaurant oozing with soul and rooted in tradition, with plenty of modern flourishes to delight. Simple Midwestern and Italian ingredients inform a menu of stuzzichini (snacks), piattini (small plates), typical and atypical hand-crafted pastas, and dishes for the table—all served in a handsomely elegant setting.
Frontera Grill
Frontera Grill is the lauded chef Rick Bayless’ flagship restaurant, and that says it all. Craveworthy ceviches, moles, and wood-grilled meats paired with a fun-loving cantina atmosphere is a combination that will keep on winning for many years to come. Be sure to take note of the daily specials: chile relleno and birria do not disappoint.
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avec
avec is the prettiest shoebox of a restaurant we’ve ever stepped into. Enclosed in wooden slats from floor to ceiling, the West Loop gem continues to draw big crowds, thanks to its vibrant, peasant-style Mediterranean fare and astounding wines, courtesy of the ever-prolific Paul Kahan.
Dove’s Luncheonette
Stepping into Dove’s is like going back in time: 60s and 70s blues blast from the jukebox and shiny metal counters line the walls. But restaurateur Paul Kahan updates the diner of bygone days with an electric Tex-Mex menu, and a well-stocked agave cabinet.
Image Courtesy of Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf.
Bavette’s Bar and Boeuf
Unabashedly carnivorous and with a certain retro luster, Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf is a steakhouse with serious clandestine vibes. The River North destination doesn’t skimp on its cuts (read: USDA prime and butcher’s cuts only) and it’s the ideal place to indulge in an extravagant hot fudge sundae royale, with its carnival of toppings.
Giant
Giant’s motto says it all: to make “simple, delicious food for people to eat.” A playful team concocts whimsical New Midwestern dishes, like mind-blowing fried uni shooters; ribeye with sticky rice, peanut, and chili sauce; and lasagna “that we ripped off from Mark Ladner.” Enjoy the lip-smacking fare and revel in the feel-good energy.