The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017
Big Jones is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

1. Big Jones

8.9
5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave), Chicago, IL
Restoran Southern / Soul Food · Andersonville · 128 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: This spot has been around a while, but its new Boarding House lunch (with juicy fried chicken) hearty brunch platters and dishes culled from decades and centuries-old recipes has given it new life. Baca selengkapnya.

Hopleaf Bar is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

2. Hopleaf Bar

9.3
5148 N Clark St (at W Foster Ave), Chicago, IL
Bar Bir · Andersonville · 319 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Hopleaf is well known for its huge beer selection—which is well deserved—yet the interesting takes on Belgian food is also a main reason crowds continue to pack the Andersonville spot. Baca selengkapnya.

Tank Noodle is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

3. Tank Noodle

8.9
4953 N Broadway St (at Argyle St), Chicago, IL
Restoran Vietnam · Uptown · 137 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: The longtime family-owned spot serves Chicago's best bowl of pho, but there are a seemingly unlimited amount of finds on the 200-item menu full of soups, noodle dishes, rice, banh mi, and much more. Baca selengkapnya.

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

4. Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

8.7
4801 N Broadway St (at Lawrence Ave.), Chicago, IL
Restoran Etiopia · Uptown · 41 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: When we want to eat with our hands and sop up spicy Ethiopian sauces and tender doro wat and vegetables we head north to Uptown. Tip: they roast their own coffee, too. Baca selengkapnya.

Spacca Napoli Pizzeria is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

5. Spacca Napoli Pizzeria

9.3
1769 W Sunnyside Ave (at Ravenswood Ave), Chicago, IL
Tempat Pizza · Ravenswood · 91 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: The trendier Neapolitan pizza gets, the more you're reminded who does it best in Chicago. Come for Jonathan Goldsmith's perfectly charred pies from his custom-built oven. Baca selengkapnya.

Smoque BBQ is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

6. Smoque BBQ

9.4
3800 N Pulaski Rd (at Grace St), Chicago, IL
Kedai BBQ · Old Irving Park · 224 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: With two smokers to prep meaty St. Louis-style ribs, tender brisket, apple-and-oak-smoked pulled pork and more, this 'cue joint ain't no joke. Baca selengkapnya.

Parachute is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

7. Parachute

9.0
3500 N Elston Ave (Troy), Chicago, IL
Restoran Korea · Northwest Side · 52 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Beverly Kim and John Clark's Korean-American restaurant in Avondale is one of the most critically-acclaimed, original, and best-done restaurants in some time. Baca selengkapnya.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

8. Honey Butter Fried Chicken

9.2
3361 N Elston Ave (at W Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Rumah Makan Fried Chicken · Northwest Side · 124 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: It may not serve your momma's fried chicken—with bones, skin, et al—but Honey Butter has been making swaths of Chicagoans feel like kids again when they dip their birds in that honey butter. Baca selengkapnya.

Fat Rice is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

9. Fat Rice

9.1
2957 W Diversey Ave (at N Sacramento Ave), Chicago, IL
Restoran Asia · Logan Square · 84 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Former underground chef Abraham Conlon has reached the big time with his creative take on Macau cuisine. Try the pickle assortments and namesake "fat rice." Baca selengkapnya.

Owen & Engine is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

10. Owen & Engine

9.2
2700 N Western Ave (at W Schubert Ave), Chicago, IL
Gastropub · Northwest Side · 141 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: This cult favorite British-inspired gastropub has a much better beer selection and the fish and chips are nearly as good as across the pond, and the burger is easily one of the best in Chicago. Baca selengkapnya.

Pequod's Pizzeria is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

11. Pequod's Pizzeria

9.2
2207 N Clybourn Ave (btwn W Webster Ave & N Greenview Ave), Chicago, IL
Tempat Pizza · North Side · 256 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Pequod's pies are of the pan variety, a deep doughy pizza that includes an addictive and lauded crispy caramelized crust made from baking cheese on the outside to give it a look that may appear burnt. Baca selengkapnya.

Lula Café is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

12. Lula Café

9.4
2537 N Kedzie Blvd (btwn Linden & Logan Sq.), Chicago, IL
Kafe · Logan Square · 237 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Before Logan Square had Longman & Eagle, it had Lula Café. More than a decade on, it's easy to see why people flock for its locally sourced menu, Sunday brunch and Monday night farm dinners. Baca selengkapnya.

Mindy's Hot Chocolate is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

13. Mindy's Hot Chocolate

9.0
1747 N Damen Ave (at W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Toko Makanan Pencuci Mulut · Bucktown · 194 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: While the savory food and the drinks are very good, the sweets and the hot chocolates are predictably not to be missed from an owner with a James Beard award for best pastry chef. Baca selengkapnya.

Boka is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

14. Boka

8.9
1729 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
Restoran Amerika Baru · Lincoln Park · 87 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Now a decade old, the Boka Group's flagship restaurant is better than ever following a reboot that added chef Lee Wolen and a stunning remodel. Baca selengkapnya.

Alinea is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

15. Alinea

9.3
1723 N Halsted St (btwn W North Ave & W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Restoran Gastronomi Molekuler · Lincoln Park · 130 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Food obsessives make pilgrimages from around the globe to the 10-year-old Lincoln Park restaurant to experience Achatz's emotional, interactive and expensive tasting menus. Baca selengkapnya.

Dove's Luncheonette is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

16. Dove's Luncheonette

9.4
1545 N Damen Ave (btwn Milwaukee Ave & Wicker Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Rumah Makan · Wicker Park · 80 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Paul Kahan and co. bring Tex-Mex comfort food to a traditional diner environment, adding a standout mezcal selection and soul music wafting from a turntable. Try the fried chicken and torta ahogada. Baca selengkapnya.

Mott Street is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

17. Mott Street

9.0
1401 N Ashland Ave (Blackhawk), Chicago, IL
Restoran Asia · Noble Square · 74 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Creative, eclectic, delicious takes on Asian street food, cocktails, and a lively patio. Don't miss the everything wings, General Tso's lamb sweetbreads, and the Korean-style stuffed cabbage. Baca selengkapnya.

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

18. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

9.2
1028 N Rush St (at E Bellevue Pl), Chicago, IL
Warung Steak · Gold Coast · 238 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Chicago's steakhouse tradition may be best experienced at Gibson's, the swanky Gold Coast institution that Eater readers voted the best steakhouse in America's meatiest city. Baca selengkapnya.

Boeufhaus is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

19. Boeufhaus

8.8
1012 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Warung Steak · Humboldt Park · 15 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Boeufhaus is sort of the anti-steakhouse, serving delicious food such as short rib beignets, a standout wine list and a deli and meat counter during the day, all in a hip space. Baca selengkapnya.

Piccolo Sogno is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

20. Piccolo Sogno

9.4
464 N Halsted St (at Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
Restoran Italia · Fulton River District · 98 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Even if you can't sit on the city's best patio all year, chef Tony Priolo's pizzas, housemade pastas and grilled meats make a trip worth it even in the dead of winter. Baca selengkapnya.

Portillo's is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

21. Portillo's

9.3
100 W Ontario St (at N Clark St), Chicago, IL
Rumah Makan Hot Dog · River North · 584 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Whether you're looking for hot dogs or Italian beef, very few places offer up that kind of greasy iconic Chicago-style street food better than the classic food hall-esque Portillo's on Ontario Street. Baca selengkapnya.

Bohemian House is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

22. Bohemian House

9.0
11 W Illinois St (at N State St), Chicago, IL
Restoran Eropa Timur · Near North Side · 46 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Under the direction of chef Jimmy Papadopolous, Boho honors Chicago's extensive Eastern European heritage with some of the most creative and tasty versions of that region's dishes in a gorgeous space. Baca selengkapnya.

The Purple Pig is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

23. The Purple Pig

9.4
500 N Michigan Ave (at W Illinois St.), Chicago, IL
Restoran Mediterania · Streeterville · 576 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: The father-and-son Bannos duo's restaurant is a torch bearer for mediterranean small plates and charcuterie, and perhaps the best restaurant on the touristy Magnificent Mile. Be prepared for a wait. Baca selengkapnya.

Frontera Grill is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

24. Frontera Grill

9.2
445 N Clark St (btwn Illinois St & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
Restoran Meksiko · Near North Side · 249 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Rick Bayless' Mexican haven, including Xoco on the corner, is a Chicago institution spawning spinoffs around the globe of south of the border fare from street food to high end. Baca selengkapnya.

La Sirena Clandestina is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

25. La Sirena Clandestina

9.1
954 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL
Restoran Amerika Latin · Fulton Market · 62 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Chef/owner John Manion continues to crank out empanadas and other chef-driven Latin fare among the big boys on Fulton Market. A fresh remodeling and inventive cocktails complete the experience. Baca selengkapnya.

The Publican is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

26. The Publican

9.3
837 W Fulton Market (at N Green St), Chicago, IL
Restoran Amerika Baru · Fulton Market · 345 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: A few years in, Paul Kahan's temple to pork and shellfish remains strong, with chef Cosmo Goss taking over for Brian Huston in the kitchen. Baca selengkapnya.

Grace is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

27. Grace

9.4
652 W Randolph St (at W Couch Pl), Chicago, IL
Restoran Amerika Baru · West Loop · 42 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Duffy and his kitchen's tasting menus exude nearly unparalleled precision and refinement, while partner Michael Muser's wine and service are equally destination-worthy. Baca selengkapnya.

Au Cheval is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

28. Au Cheval

9.3
800 W Randolph St (at S Halsted St), Chicago, IL
Kedai Burger · Fulton Market · 388 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: The quality of food—crispy potato hash with duck heart gravy; foie gras, scrambled eggs and toast; and those damn tasty griddled burgers—puts this spot in a new category. Baca selengkapnya.

Sepia is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

29. Sepia

8.5
123 N Jefferson St (btwn W Washington St & W Randolph St), Chicago, IL
Restoran Amerika Baru · West Loop · 59 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Sepia continues to be one of the most consistent restaurants in Chicago. Andrew Zimmerman's menus paired with a cutting-edge beverage program makes it a complete experience. Baca selengkapnya.

Monteverde is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

30. Monteverde

9.0
1020 West Madison Street (Carpenter Street), Chicago, IL
Restoran Italia · Near West Side · 27 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: The pastas are the stars, such as cannelloni saltimbocca with merguez, manchego cheese, peas, harissa, and balsamico, many of which are made on a small demonstration stage of sorts behind the bar. Baca selengkapnya.

Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

31. Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen

9.2
1141 S Jefferson St (at Roosevelt Rd.), Chicago, IL
Kedai Sandwich · South Loop · 104 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: The torchbearer for a dying breed of Jewish delis and diners in Chicago, Manny's has endured for more than a half-century in the South Loop thanks to massive and delicious pastrami sandwiches. Baca selengkapnya.

EL Ideas is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

32. EL Ideas

8.7
2419 W 14th St (at Western Ave), Chicago, IL
Restoran Amerika Baru · Douglas Park · 27 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: One of America's most innovative fine-dining restaurants, where 13-15 courses can include "culinary cocaine," a solid "White Russian" topped with caviar, and more mind-blowing delights. Baca selengkapnya.

Acadia is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

33. Acadia

8.9
1639 S Wabash Ave (btwn E 16th St & E 18th St), Chicago, IL
Restoran Amerika Baru · South Loop · 50 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Tackle one of the best burgers in town at the bar, embark on a journey through a decadent eight-course menu, or satisfy a sweets craving with a creative dessert tasting menu. Baca selengkapnya.

Dusek's is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

34. Dusek's

9.2
1227 W 18th St (at S Allport St), Chicago, IL
Bar · Pilsen · 85 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: A landmark Bohemian building in Pilsen turned into a creative beer-themed restaurant, a basement punch-focused bar and a concert hall. Don't miss the "Juicy Lucy" and the General Tso's sweetbreads. Baca selengkapnya.

MingHin Cuisine is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

35. MingHin Cuisine

8.5
2168 S Archer Ave (at S Princeton Ave), Chicago, IL
Restoran Dim Sum · Armour Square · 105 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Head to this massive complex in Chinatown square for perhaps the best dim sum in Chicago. There's also a new location in Lakeshore East. Baca selengkapnya.

The Duck Inn is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

36. The Duck Inn

8.6
2701 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL
Gastropub · Bridgeport · 38 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Kevin Hickey's personal passion project has garnered local and national accolades even the chef/owner didn't foresee. Don't miss the duck fat hot dog, the rotisserie duck, or the cocktails. Baca selengkapnya.

Birrieria Zaragoza is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

37. Birrieria Zaragoza

8.8
4852 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL
Restoran Meksiko · Archer Heights · 18 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: Consistently lauded as some of the best tacos in the country, venture to the southwest side for some of the best goat and other standout dishes like consomme at this small father-and-son standout. Baca selengkapnya.

Calumet Fisheries is one of The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2017.

38. Calumet Fisheries

9.1
3259 E 95th St (at Calumet River), Chicago, IL
Pasar Ikan · 51 tips dan ulasan

EaterEater: When you need your fried seafood or smoked fish fix, hit this James Beard-recognized, Anthony Bourdain-endorsed classic Chicago fish house on the Far South Side. Baca selengkapnya.