Mapplr's favorite restaurants in Chicago

Chicago is best known for its architecture and lively urban scene (music, theater, nightclubs). Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago” published in 1916 still conveys the city’s atmosphere, almost a century later, long after it lost most of its industrial and manufacturing base. Although most foodies look to the coasts for inspiration, Chicago has a lot of excellent restaurants. Here are Mapplr’s favorites in Chicago.

619 W. Randolph St.
+1 312 715 0708
Chicago, IL
New American cuisine

2728 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL
+1 773 486 7511

Frontera Grill
445 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL
+1 312 661 1434

123 N. Jefferson St.
Chicago, IL
+1 312 441 1920
American Cuisine

Table fifty-two
52 W Elm St.
Chicago, IL
+1 312 573 4000
Soul/comfort food

1952 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL
+1 773 772 6170
French/American with Japanese influence food


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Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.