1723 N. Halsted St.
James Beard Award winner Grant Achatz — who won the coveted "Outstanding
Chef Award" for 2008 — is one of the city's most acclaimed chefs. His
unique, cutting-edge cuisine, full of twists and turns, comes with equally
remarkable service, and an extremely high price. Only multi-course degustations
are served, and you can expect to spend a minimum of $400 per couple.
French bread is baked everyday and the butter is churned in the kitchen. A
typical entree might be lobster drizzled in a reduction of chocolate, wild bing
cherry and Worcester with a lattice of cloned asparagus, bathed in white
chocolate emulsion and paired with chenin blanc.
2300 N. Lincoln Park Ave.
Chicago Magazine, March 2011
Travel & Leisure, May 2009
Time Out Chicago, December 2008
Chicago Magazine, August 2008
Trotter's Opened in 1987, Charlie Trotter's is the granddaddy of
Chicago's upscale contemporary-American dining spots. Only chef's-choice
degustation menus are served &mdash: three daily tasting menus: the Grand
Menu, the Vegetable Menu and the Kitchen Table Menu — in what the restaurant
calls "a progression of petite courses." Allow several hours and
expect to spend a minimum of $170 per person. Next
953-955 W. Fulton Market
Grant Achatz's global-centric project is now open. Potential diners must buy
tickets for prix-fixe menus that will change seasonally, or four times a year.
Adjacent will be molecular gastronomy lounge The Aviary.
Sautéed Hudson Valley foie gras, banana water, granny smith apple purée, mango,
Pâtés maison ~ assorted house-prepared pâtés served with cornichons and toasted
Risotto, daily preparation
The cuisine at Bistronomic (a conflation of "bistro" and
"gastronomic") is wonderfully sane and devastatingly delicious. For
example, you can begin with a sampling of our cheese and charcuterie, sardines,
olives or the savory tartine of the day. A modern take on the classic bistro,
our gastronomic dining spot amps up the vibe with dark wood tables, bold colors
and open space. Stop by for an after-work glass of wine and charcuterie
platter, or stay all evening and pile on courses like oxtail ravioli and Amish
Tribune – "Gold Coast, Bronze Prices"Chicago
Magazine – "Best New Restaurants in Chicago 2011"Chicago
Sun-Times – "Bruno’s Quick Bites"
840 N. Wabash Ave.
Impeccable service from sincere and approachable staff. A commitment to the
culture of great food. Flavours inspired by the seasons. Regionally-sourced
ingredients. That’s what you’ll find when you dine at Park Hyatt Chicago’s
NoMI Kitchen. Boasting a Michelin star and long considered one of downtown
Chicago’s best restaurants, NoMI has undergone a full renovation to be reborn
as a casually elegant dining destination for locals and hotel guests alike.
800 N. Michigan Ave.
Mexican | Top | Best | Chicago | River North 445 N. Clark St.
Just "Topolo" – that’s what people-in-the-know call it. Frontera
Grill’s sister restaurant, Topolobampo, shares the front door and bar. But then
the sister flaunts her own. If Frontera rocks and claps, Topolo slinks. She is
the quiet, sleek, classy sister. And she invites you into an elegant Mexican
fantasy world and to dress up a notch for its incomparable, authentic, regional
Opened in 1985, Arun's was the first high-end Thai restaurant in Chicago.
Only multi-course degustations are served in this luxurious restaurant.
Reservations require a credit-card guarantee.
4156 N. Kedzie Ave.
By :Jay Stieber Past Chairman, Illinois Restaurant Association
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The restaurant industry is the largest private sector employer in the
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