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On the hunt for the best restaurants in Chicago? Look no further. Explore our chef interviews to discover favorite dishes, drinks, eateries, and bars throughout the city.

Our handy color-coded map pinpoints every recommendation. Click on a specific establishment to get more information, such as cuisine and best dishes to order.

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Chef Carlos Gaytan of Mexique in Chicago.

Mexique’s Carlos Gaytan reveals his favorite Chicago eats

The former Top Chef finalist offers a dozen dining and drinking recommendations in and around Chicago.
Gale Gand of Tru in Chicago, Ill. Photo credit: Stephen Hamilton.

Chef Gale Gand on her favorite desserts and the best fried...

Gale Gand—a partner at fine dining restaurant Tru—names 20 of her favorite restaurants and specialty food shops in Chicago.
Tanya Baker of The Boarding House in Chicago, Ill. Photo credit: Eric Kleinberg Photography.

Chef Tanya Baker of The Boarding House shares her favorite restaurants...

The James Beard Award nominee reveals her favorite spots for pizza, Korean, and more in Chicago.
Paul Kahan of avec, Blackbird, The Publican, Publican Quality Meats, Nico Osteria, Big Star, and Dove's Luncheonette in Chicago, Illinois. Photo credit: Derek Richmond.

Restaurateur Paul Kahan on the best Chicago eats and drinks

Paul Kahan—owner of Blackbird, avec, and The Publican—reveals his favorite restaurants and bars in Chicago.
Mindy Segal of HotChocolate Food and Drink in Chicago, Illinois

Chef Mindy Segal reveals her top restaurant and bar picks in...

The James Beard Award winner and Chicago native reveals her favorite eats in her hometown.
Vanilla glazed doughnut from Doughnut Vault

Mapped: Chefs’ Top Restaurant Recommendations in Chicago

Find the best places to eat and drink by neighborhood in our color-coded map of chef-recommended restaurants and bars in Chicago.
Alaskan king crab with kalamansi, cucumber and lemon mint from Grace. Credit: Anthony Tahlier.

A Cost Guide to Chicago’s 2015 Michelin-Starred Restaurants

A list of Chicago's Michelin-starred restaurants, ranked from cheapest to most expensive.
Truffle fries from DMK Burger Bar. Photo credit: Lindsey Becker.

My Famous Five: Michael Kornick of DMK Burger Bar in Chicago

Chef Michael Kornick describes five dishes from his DMK Burger Bar that should be on everyone's must-try list.
Takashi Yagihashi of Slurping Turtle in Chicago, Illinois. Photo credit: Takashi Restaurant.

The Chicago restaurants every visitor must try, according to Takashi Yagihashi

The "Top Chef Masters" alum shares his go-to restaurants for Japanese BBQ, French food, and more in Chicago.
Shane Kost of Chicago Food Planet Food Tours

Chicago Food Planet Food Tours’ Shane Kost on the best places...

The founder of Chicago Food Planet Food Tours offers nearly 30 dining and drinking suggestions in Chicago.