Coming from out of town or just like trying new food in Chicago? Either way, you'll want to visit these must-try restaurants in Chicago to have a new flavor experience.

Check out our 312Area Guide for the best restaurants in Chicago perfect for all hungry patrons. Locals and tourists alike can use this guide free of charge to find more fun things to do in Chicago.

The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave , Chicago IL, 60611
Experience the exquisite cuisine of James Beard, Rising Star Chef 2014 – Jimmy Bannos Jr. As a fourth generation restaurateur, he was mentored by his...

The Whale Chicago

2427 N. Milwaukee Ave. , Chicago IL, 60647
The VIG Chicago and Legacy Hospitality are very proud to announce their second venture, The WHALE Chicago.

Girl & the Goat

809 W Randolph St , Chicago IL, 60607
Hotspot where Stephanie Izard serves up innovative small plates from a dramatic open kitchen.

Bandera

535 N Michigan Ave , Chicago IL, 60611
Expect a crowd at this lunch hotspot. Bandera serves superb American fare, and the selection of entrees ranges from roast prime rib to jambalaya. Ask a local,...

Anto Pizza & Pasta Chicago

1547 W. Jarvis , Chicago IL, 60626
We are open Roman style pizza slice or whole pizza custom to your taste lunch dinner. Catering private events. Come for cappuccino espresso house made...

Au Cheval

800 W Randolph St , Chicago IL, 60607
The open kitchen at this upscale "diner" works with ingredients ranging from bologna to foie gras.

Avec

615 W Randolph St , Chicago IL, 60661
Clean lines, a 48-foot stainless steel bar, and an abundance of blond-wood communal tables make Avec an open, inviting space. Choose from over 120 varieties...

Aba Restaurant

302 N. Green Street , Chicago IL, 60607
Aba is a Mediterranean restaurant with a rooftop patio located in Chicago's historic Fulton Market District.

Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio

1020 West Madison Street , Chicago IL, 60607
Monteverde is an Italian restaurant that blends the traditions of Italian culture and cooking with influences from Chef Sarah Grueneberg's trips around...

Alinea

1723 N Halsted , Chicago IL, 60614
Chef Grant Achatz draws foodies with New American tasting menus featuring highly creative plates.

Blackbird

619 W Randolph St , Chicago IL, 60661
Reservations can be difficult to obtain, but once you secure them, you'll revel in creative, simply-prepared food with complex flavors. Starters may include...

Italian Village- Chicago

71 W Monroe St , Chicago IL, 60603
The Italian Village is Chicago's oldest Italian Restaurant! We have the largest wine cellar in the entire Midwest that holds over 45,000 bottles!

Topolobampo

445 N Clark St , Chicago IL, 60610
One of the best Mexican restaurants in Chicago according to many fervent admirers, Topolobampo manages to accommodate growing ranks of patrons. The menu...

Frontera Grill

445 N Clark St , Chicago IL, 60654
Authentic Mexican food by chef Rick Bayless. Est. 1987. Chef Rick Bayless' always busy flagship where creative Mexican fare is served in a festive space.

The Berghoff Restaurant

17 W Adams St , Chicago IL, 60603
Located in Chicago's Loop for more than 118 years, The Berghoff Restaurant includes a full service Restaurant & Bar, a Lower Level Berghoff Café and the...

The Loyalist

177 North Ada Street #001 , Chicago IL, 60607
The Loyalist offers fare captured at the peak of its quality as well as seasonally-inspired cocktails, craft beers and hand-selected wines. The Loyalist...

Fat Rice

2957 W Diversey Ave , Chicago IL, 60647
Fat Rice offers a creative, globally inspired Macanese (a blend of southern Chinese and Portuguese cuisines) menu for brunch, lunch and dinner

Boka

1729 N Halsted St , Chicago IL, 60614
Over the past 15 years Boka Restaurant has become one of Chicago's most beloved restaurants. Chef Lee Wolen's seasonal American food is framed by Simeone...

Spiaggia

980 N Michigan Ave 1 Magnificent Mile, level 2, Chicago IL, 60611
For luxurious, upscale Italian dining, Spiaggia is a top pick. One of the town's most romantic dining rooms, it features sparkling platinum-and-white decor,...

Acadia

1639 S Wabash Ave , Chicago IL, 60616
The sophisticated, elegant space of Acadia provides a perfect house for the simultaneously contemporary and classic cuisine from Chef McCaskey. Divided...