Last updated: October 1, 2017
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Best Restaurants in Chicago, Reviewed and Compared

 
Best Chicago Fine Dining Establishments

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Best Restaurants in Chicago - October 2017

1st Winner
Spiaggia
Spiaggia is helmed by award-winning chef/partner Tony Mantuano. Located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Oak...

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Italian
100%
G
VG
E
100 100 100 100 100 NC
2nd Winner
Joe's
For 96 years, no visit to Chicago has been complete without stopping in at Joe’s Stone Crab, one of the most legendary restaurants in the world.

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Seafood, Streakhouse
97.8%
G
VG
E
96 99 98 99 97 NC
3rd Winner
Zealous
For those with a passion for extraordinary cuisine and wine, Zealous is the place to experience it. In its 18th year, Chef/Owner Michael Taus and his...

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American: New
95.8%
G
VG
E
97 96 94 95 97 NC
4th Winner
Alinea
Voted one of the best restaurants in Chicago, Alinea is well known for providing a unique dining experience for those with refined tastes. Alinea has...

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American: New
93.4%
G
VG
E
94 92 94 92 95 NC
5th Winner
L2O
Chef Matthew Kirkley’s cuisine reflects a repertoire of new and traditional cooking methods, exploring the intricacies of fish and shellfish in...

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Seafood
91.6%
G
VG
E
92 93 90 93 90 NC
6
Everest
From its location on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, Everest offers breathtaking views of Chicago on par with the exquisite wine and...

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French: New
90%
G
VG
E
91 90 89 91 89 NC
7
Blackbird
In December 1997 Donald J. Madia, Eduard Seitan, Rick Diarmit and Paul Kahan opened Blackbird, one of Chicago’s most respected modern...

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American: New
88.2%
G
VG
E
90 86 87 88 90 NC
8
Courtright's
A 4-star destination restaurant, Courtright’s offers guests the opportunity to experience true American Fine Dining in a gracious woodland...

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American: New
86.6%
G
VG
E
87 87 85 86 88 NC
9
NoMi Kitchen
NoMI Kitchen is based on the idea that the center of the home is the kitchen, where family and friends gather; an everyday occasion place. The unique...

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American: New
84.8%
G
VG
E
85 86 84 86 83 NC
10
Gabriel's
Keeping up with the high energy Chef Gabriel Viti is no easy task. In addition to his critically acclaimed eponymous restaurant, Chef Viti brings the...

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French: New, Italian
82.4%
G
VG
E
82 83 84 82 81 NC