74 "Impressing Out of Towners" restaurants in Chicago.
Schwa, the restaurant equivalent of the most interesting man in the world. Better start working on the reservation now.
Smyth serves Virginia-inspired tasting menus in the West Loop, and it’s one of the best restaurants in Chicago.
Somerset is a restaurant in the Gold Coast serving excellent American food that you should be eating immediately.
Roister is the casual restaurant from the Alinea team. It’s still expensive, but it’s fun, laid-back, and excellent.
Kyoten is an expensive omakase-only sushi restaurant in Logan Square. It’s definitely worth it for a special occasion.
Monteverde is an Italian restaurant in the West Loop. It sounds boring on paper, but there’s so much more to it than that. Excellent food all around.
Exceptional and impressive. That’s what comes to mind when describing the Korean-American food at Parachute.
Bavette’s is an intimate steakhouse that’s great for date night or dinner with a few friends.
Giant is doing special things in Logan Square. It’s a great restaurant ideal for a date or any small group.
Joe’s is consistently one of the best steakhouses in town, and you shouldn’t even order steak. Stone crabs are where it’s at.
Go to Fat Rice and order the Fat Rice. Food from Macau isn’t an everyday experience.
El Che Bar is a cool and trendy Argentinian restaurant in the West Loop.
Pequod’s is a Chicago staple when it comes to deep dish pizza, and it’s awesome.