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These Are The 10 Most Famous Chicago Restaurants

Diana Bernardo
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Believe it or not but the food is the only thing that can reveal the true colors of a place or culture. It adds the final touch, making your trip wholesome and memorable.

So, when in the Windy City, do not forget to try these 10 most famous Chicago restaurants!

AVEC Restaurant

The AVEC restaurant holds a special place in the hearts of all Chicagoans. Located on Randolph St, the AVEC restaurant has been serving thousands a fine dining experience since its opening in 2003.

It is the Mediterranean as well as a Midwestern-inspired restaurant. The rustic wooden interiors and friendly staff make simple dinners amazing. You can find a diversity of Mediterranean dishes and a large collection of fine wines at the restaurant.

Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio

An Italian restaurant, the Monteverde recreates the stylish and sophisticated food culture of Italy with a contemporary edge. You can feast on all those exquisite pasta and wines at the Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio.

Currently, the food place offers both indoor and outdoor dining options. The entire menu is also available for on-foot or curbside car pick-ups as well as deliveries.


The only restaurant in Chicago to receive a three-star status is the Alinea restaurant. It has a modishly minimalistic interior room décor.

Alinea's head chef Grant Achatz is popular for serving innovative and artistic dishes to his customers. Some of the star dishes at Alinea include pumpkin pie and an edible helium floating balloon!

The Berghoff Restaurant

One of the oldest restaurants in Chicago, as well as a landmark, is the amazing Berghoff Restaurant. The restaurant came into existence by the efforts of Herman Joseph back in 1898.

It offers a plethora of authentic German dishes and self-brewed German-style wines. The place divides into three sections; the restaurant, the bar, and the café.

Hence, Berghoff caters to the needs of every individual. Spätzle and Bavarian pretzels are some of the popular dishes at the restaurant.


The Momotaro is a Japanese restaurant located at 820 W Lake St. It is popular for its traditional scrumptious Japanese meals served in a contemporary style.

Almost everyone visits Momotaro to try their signature Sushi and Robata. The restaurant’s main floor has dedicated stations for these dishes.

Downstairs, you can find a thrilling Tokyo-inspired Izakaya. The Izakaya features moody neon lightning, hand-painted Japanese menus, vintage street signs, and narrow alleys. Hence, recreating the atmosphere of Tokyo’s post-war black markets.

Prime & Provisions Steakhouse

If you are craving some richly-flavored steaks, then do not miss out on the amazing Prime & Provisions Steakhouse!

The famous steakhouse offers the highest quality of steaks in Chicago. Prime & Provisions prides itself on serving 100 percent All Natural Linz Heritage USDA Prime Black Angus Beef. The team of highly-trained chefs at the restaurant prepares beef dishes that satisfy all of your inner cravings!

Roister Restaurant

The Roister restaurant, also known as the younger sister of Alinea, takes things a little simple and casual. The dining room also merges into the kitchen. So, diners can connect with the heart of the restaurant better.

Chef Grant Achatz leads Roister as well as Alinea. Hence, you will find the same quality of innovative and creative dishes at your table. But, the atmosphere of Roister is quite different. You can find the comfortable, informal feel there.

Siena Tavern

Another famous Italian restaurant on our list is the Siena Tavern on 51 W Kinzie St. The restaurant believes in creating everything from scratch. Hence, presenting unique and original dishes to its customers.

Siena Tavern serves a diversity of Italian dishes, from pasta to gelato. The eatery is approximately 10,000-square-foot with a contemporary, rustic interior.

Girl & The Goat

Girl & The Goat is the first restaurant of Bravo's Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard, present in the Randolph Restaurant Corridor. The restaurant has a family-like, friendly atmosphere. Hence, making it a perfect place to relax and eat.

You will find some of the most popular comfort foods at the restaurant. These include chickpea fritters and sautéed green beans.

There is also a wide range of fine wines available.

The Capital Grille

Fine and rich-the Capital Grille is the perfect steakhouse for fine diners.

It is a famous American restaurant chain with outlets opened throughout twenty states. You will find one in the heart of Chicago as well.

The Capital Grille serves premium steaks, prepared with high-end ingredients, and served luxuriously. There are several other beef dishes alongside the much-loved steaks.

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