The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.

Best American Restaurants in Chicago

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Best American Restaurants in Chicago

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Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago

Popular restaurants in Chicago

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Contemporary American | Oak Park
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Posto 31
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Italian | La Grange
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Latin American | Oak Park
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Tapas / Small Plates | Melrose Park
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The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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CarnivaleCarnivale
6504 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | West Loop, Chicago

Carnival is fantastic. Top notch service, delicious food, and great atmosphere. Cotton candy/popcorn dessert so pretty. Drinks are also very good!!! Highly recommend. More

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Formento'sFormento's
1050 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Amazing food and even better service! We had the brick chicken and fusilli pasta and loved both of our entrees. Will definitely be back again! More

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Bar Takito - West LoopBar Takito - West Loop
495 reviews
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Latin American | West Loop, Chicago

Great happy hour! They have the best margarita I have ever had! More

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
2977 reviews
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Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

This place is amazing...quaint quiet and plush. Food is Fabulous. More

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Freds Chicago at Barneys New YorkFreds Chicago at Barneys New York
1050 reviews
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

We were celebrating a birthday and enjoyed our experience at Fred's very much. The food and service were excellent. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Chicago

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
2977 reviews
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Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

This place is amazing...quaint quiet and plush. Food is Fabulous. More

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BLVDBLVD
857 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Came for my guy’s birthday, everything was amazing. My personal favorite was the steak tartar with the bone marrow butter. So good. 22 oz bone in ribeye? Literally melts in your mouth. Brussels sprouts with a poached egg? Such a creative touch. Dario was an amazing server, cannot recommend enough! More

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The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
487 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

I was not sure what to expect and I came with my parents and sister, all who I would say are quite judgmental. Overall, everyone loved our servers and staff as well as the food. The options were creative yet traditional so that they could appease any brunch goer. Highly recommend as it was a pleasant space that was comfortable and not too loud. Good to catch up with friends or family. Bonus, good brunch cocktails More

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Mercadito - River NorthMercadito - River North
4411 reviews
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Mexican | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Great lovely atmosphere, lovely drinks and delicious tacos!! More

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Osteria LangheOsteria Langhe
872 reviews
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Italian | Logan Square, Chicago

Food was unbelievable! They brought us free dessert! Cannot wait to go back!!! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Chicago's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
goosefoot1. goosefoot
700 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago

Keep going back to this gem because of the superb food. One of the best restaurants in Chicago. The chef is a genius along with his wife who delivers 100% every time. More

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Oriole2. Oriole
791 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

Loved everything about this experience. Food, ambiance, service, everything was exceptional. More

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Yugen3. Yugen
18 reviews
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Japanese Speciality | West Loop, Chicago

It was the best meal of my life. Outstanding food and service! More

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Kendall College Dining Room4. Kendall College Dining Room
1335 reviews
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Contemporary American | Goose Island, Chicago

Best restaurant in 2018 I’ve visited. Top Notch food and service for 25% of fine dining bill. More

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George Trois5. George Trois
30 reviews
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French | Winnetka, North Suburbs

Far beyond our expectations. Each serving was unique, delicious, and well presented. Ambiance is cozy and friendly. Can’t wait to do it again. More

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New to OpenTable

Chicago restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Brazilian Bowl Grill - LakeviewBrazilian Bowl Grill - Lakeview
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Brazilian | Lakeview / East Lakeview, Chicago

In the heart of Chicago, Sao Paulo’s Tony Ferreira brings to you authentic Brazilian fare. Experience the tastes & sounds of Brazil in our charming restaurants located in the bustling Lakeview and Albany Park neighborhoods of Chicago.More

Bureau Bar and Restaurant - University VillageBureau Bar and Restaurant - University Village
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Soul food | Little Italy / University Village, Chicago

Located in the heart of University Village on Maxwell Street, The Bureau Bar & Restaurant takes the chic, speakeasy vibe of its first location and adds a creative menu focused on providing modern twists on traditional soul food. Redefine your night out with thoughtfully crafted cocktails, elegant design, and live entertainment.More

El Tradicional Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - GlenviewEl Tradicional Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - Glenview
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Mexican | Glenview, North Suburbs

El Traditional is a restaurant and cantina serving classic Mexican cuisine and cocktails. The bright, colorful interior makes for a festive and relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy the flavors of Mexico. El Traditional earns its name with a menu that is full of the standard dishes of the region, each executed well with bold flavors and eye-pleasing plating.



Guests here enjoy the variety of tacos, enchiladas and burritos available but also appreciate the specials of the house, which are prepared fresh daily. The pollo azteca is tender grilled chicken breast with chihuahua cheese, while the fajitas el rey are served with chicken, steak, chorizo, shrimp and nopal over a layer of mild salsa. Don't forget to order one of the house-special margaritas, made fresh with tequila, lime and a from-scratch sour mix. Make sure to save room for one of El Traditional's famous churros for dessert.


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Kebab HouseKebab House
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Turkish | Bensenville, West Suburbs

Welcome to Kebab House !
We offer outstanding Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.More

Maderos Latin Grill & BarMaderos Latin Grill & Bar
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Latin / Spanish | North Center, Chicago

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