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Maple & Ash
Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville
Mott Street
Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park
Gilt Bar
Gastro Pub | River North (Chicago)
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Mexican | West Loop
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Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1407 reviews
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

The team behind One Off Hospitality Group, Executive Chef Paul Kahan and restaurateurs Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Kimberly Galban, presents Nico Osteria, an authentic Italian seafood restaurant at Thompson hotel in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast.

Chef Erling Wu-Bower’s house-made pastas and fresh seafood, alongside Pastry Chef Leigh Omilinsky’s creative and approachable style are perfectly suited for the setting’s rustic elegance.

Salone Nico is a welcoming space, celebrating the European tradition of afternoon aperitifs and craft cocktails. The wine list features producers from Italy and Greece, as well as grower champagne. Grab a cocktail, sneak in a light bite or settle in for a night cap at Salone Nico.

We invite guests to contact us by phone for last-minute reservations or those hoping to reserve seats at the Chef’s Counter overlooking our open kitchen in the main dining room.More

481 reviews
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Nonnina echoes old school cooking techniques inspired by the partners’ “nonnas,” offering an upscale, yet approachable experience with a retro vibe.

Please note: OpenTable Reservations are not accepted for Happy Hour.More

Chicago Chop HouseChicago Chop House
691 reviews
Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Historic Chicago dining is more than just a theme at The Chicago Chop House; it’s a way of life. Stepping into the restaurant’s immaculately restored; century-old Victorian brownstone building brings diners into the city’s past, when meat packers, politicians, & gangsters dined on steaks in luxurious rooms. More than 1,400 photos tell the tale of old Chicago throughout three dining rooms surrounded by hunter green walls & lit by glowing sconces.
Our all USDA Prime menu of awe-inspiring 64-ounce porterhouses, 16- and 24-ounce New York strips, and 24-ounce prime ribs bathe the senses in prime-aged flavor. The Chicago Chop House is also one of the only restaurants in Chicagoland to serve Mishima cuts, a unique and succulent beef known for its delicate flavor & tenderness. Guests can pair their meals with a glass or bottle of wine from our international list that includes more than 650 selections.More

STK – ChicagoSTK – Chicago
600 reviews
Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

STK artfully blends two concepts into one—the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. A large central lounge area is furnished with creamy leather banquettes and textured crocodile tiles, and is surrounded by an elevated dining room for more formal dining. Theatrical lights illuminate each table, while a DJ creates an energetic vibe throughout the entire space. STK Chicago is located in the heart of River North and, as anticipated, steak is the main attraction. STK offers small, medium and large cuts of meat, as well as naturally raised options, and even wagyu and Kobe for the decadent dinners. Aside from steak, signature items include Parmesan Truffle Fries; Lil’ BRGs; Sweet Corn Pudding; and Jumbo Lump Crab Salad.More

La StoriaLa Storia
264 reviews
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Michelin recommended, La Storia is a genuine Italian experience where guests share in the rich culture of the Italian table. Join us in Chicago’s historic gold coast neighborhood and enjoy faithful renditions of beloved regional dishes including Pappardelle, Whole-Roasted Branzino & Chicken Milanese. Indulge in our specialty handcrafted pastas, made in house, daily in the Sardinian style or try one of our new brick oven pizzas.

La Storia welcomes guests into a warm and intimate atmosphere filled with red banquettes and anchored by famed political caricaturist, Edward Sorel’s, murals featuring the figures who make up Chicago’s vibrant history. In the warmer months, join us in our idyllic garden courtyard, for social brunch featuring $3 mimosas and bellinis, or for a cozy dinner with loved ones underneath the twinkling market lights. La Storia offers a setting for all occasions - whether you’re planning a date night for two or a gathering for 50.

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Oriole1. Oriole
382 reviews
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

Oriole is a restaurant hidden down an alley-like street in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, offering an extended tasting menu presented by Executive Chef & Owner Noah Sandoval and Pastry Chef & Partner Genie Kwon.

The Michelin-starred and Jean Banchet award-winning team hosts 28 in an intimate and elegant dining room shared with an open kitchen.

Never bending to industry trends, the dishes and service at Oriole give guests a thought-provoking and interactive experience, where the diner is the true focus of the meal.

We each look forward to welcoming you to Oriole.More

Grace2. Grace
167 reviews
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

Grace, the highly anticipated restaurant from acclaimed chef Curtis Duffy, opened late 2012 in the Randolph Street area, just west of downtown Chicago. The subtle elegance of the dining room provides a comfortably luxurious setting in which to enjoy Chef Duffy's Progressive American cuisine, offered in a tasting menu format. In addition to the dining room, a private dining space to accommodate up to 12 is available, as well as a lounge for a pre- or post-dinner drink.
Grace looks forward to welcoming you.More

Temporis3. Temporis
30 reviews
American | West Town, Chicago

Temporis is a 20 seat restaurant located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago.

We take reservations for dinner on Tuesday through Saturday, from 5pm to 9pm. Reservations are preferred as walk-ins may be difficult to accommodate - please contact us to book at your preferred time.

Our eight course tasting menu presents a simple yet refined representation of the ingredients and flavors we love to work with. We are currently charging $125 for this menu. Please allow 2.5 hours for your dining experience.

We believe that food that is inspired will translate into dishes that are the right blend of modern, yet approachable, familiar yet creative. This is the key to a memorable meal.

Wine pairings ($95) and a bottle list will be offered, as well as some classic cocktails and non-alcoholic options.

The atmosphere is intimate and modern. Business-casual or “cocktail” attire is suggested.More

goosefoot4. goosefoot
610 reviews
Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago

Chris and Nina Nugent are chef/owners of this 16-seat Fine Dining BYOB restaurant located in Lincoln Square. goosefoot® features a subtle palette of grays with touches of gold and black. The cuisine is an artful blend of French technique with modern vision created from small artisan farm products.

Chef Nugent’s talent for precision, refinement and visual artistry in the form of an elaborate all chef’s table format featuring a multi-course tasting menu.

goosefoot® food & wine just next door offers a wonderful selection of wine for your dining experience at goosefoot®.


Runa Japanese Restaurant5. Runa Japanese Restaurant
29 reviews
Japanese | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago

Runa, the Japanese word for “platinum moon,” offers the unique blend of Dim Sum and Sushi on our menu. We have an extensive Sushi menu 25 individual sushi and sashimi pieces, 30 varieties of rolls or maki and 17 chef specialty rolls. Come grab a seat at our sleek sushi bar or dig into your sushi platter in our spacious dining room. We are located conveniently in Chicago’s Wicker Park on the southeast corner of Oakley and North Ave. Our dining room seats 40 to 50 people so there’s plenty of room for your party. In addition to our dine-in services, we also offer delivery and pick up options. Call us today!More

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Chicago restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Jamaican | Lakeview / East Lakeview, Chicago


Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Leviathan is a craft cocktail bar on the second floor of the dana hotel and spa. Leviathan is named after a mythical sea monster and is fitting as it is perched above and feeds off of Portsmith, a seafood concept on the ground floor. Leviathan focuses on flavorful combinations in fantastic vessels with imaginative presentations.More

Maison MarcelMaison Marcel
French | Lakeview / East Lakeview, Chicago

French bakery and casual healthy food made with organic ingredients daily supplied to us by local farms. More

Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Rooted in the East coast, utilizing French culinary technique with branches extending to ports all around the world, Portsmith focuses on sourcing the best fresh seafood, from the best sources. Professional staff is trained to balance polished service with approachability allowing guests to enjoy the moment.More

Rainforest Cafe - Chicago DowntownRainforest Cafe - Chicago Downtown
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Part adventure, part restaurant and wholly entertaining for the entire family, the Rainforest Cafe captures the magic of a real tropical rainforest with its cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, animatronic wildlife, and simulated rainstorms.More