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Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in Chicago where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:goosefoot, Oriole, Girl & the Goat
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Lincoln Square, West Loop
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Square
707 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
For Michelin-star-worthy fine dining in a calm, minimalist setting, with as much attention to detail paid to the overall scene as to the food itself, head to goosefoot. This is ChrRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois
19 people mentioned the Chestnut Soup
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
823 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
Oriole is the rare fine-dining spot that feels like a dinner party; the industrial-chic design and open kitchen make it a far cry from the hushed, gilded places of yore. The food iRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois
16 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
9,513 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Chef Stephanie Izard isn’t just the first female Top Chef winner—she’s also the lady behind one of Chicago’s most celebrated restaurants. Cuisine-wise, Girl and the Goat is probablRead more
96% recommended
Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois
474 people mentioned the Green Bean
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$$$$·Contemporary French·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
1,503 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
Walking into Les Nomades feels like walking in on a secret; the space, which is in a gated brownstone, is warm and intimate, with the kind of low-key, relaxed elegance that is impoRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois
21 people mentioned the Grand Marnier
$$$$·Wine Bar·
Downtown / Loop
102 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
There are few better places to drink wine in Chicago than at City Winery on the Riverwalk, which is set up right on the water for prime outdoor-drinking vibes. In colder-weather moRead more
Outdoor Dining in Chicago / Illinois
3 people mentioned the Grilled Cheese
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
South Loop
987 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Acadia is a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the South Loop, where chef Ryan McCaskey creates seven-course tasting menus inspired by his childhood summers in Maine. The space is Read more
91% recommended
Best Service in Chicago / Illinois
14 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
$$$$·Korean·
Avondale / Irving Park
1,062 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Parachute is one of Chicago’s most-talked-about restaurants, and it’s not hard to see why. Chefs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark’s take on Korean-American food is singular and unique,Read more
89% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Chicago
31 people mentioned the Baked Potato
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$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
651 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
What do get when you cross one of the city’s greatest steakhouses with some of the city’s most delicious pastas? You get Gibsons Italia, a restaurant from the same people behind thRead more
96% recommended
Scenic View in Chicago / Illinois
5 people mentioned the NY Strip
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$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
2,834 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This is the Midwest, after all, which means there are lots of places to eat steak in this town—and Maple & Ash is certainly one of the most fun. This is a place that leans into claRead more
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in Chicago / Illinois
32 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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$$$$·Polynesian·
River North (Chicago)
888 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
There are few bars in Chicago as transportative as Three Dots and a Dash—head down a tiki-torched-lined alley, then down a flight of stairs, and you’re in a full-blown tiki wonderlRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Chicago / Illinois
14 people mentioned the Coconut Shrimp
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