Mindy's Hot Chocolate

Bucktown

Mindy's Hot Chocolate, a warm, American fare restaurant with a hip energy, is located in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, has a savory dinner menu, packed full with...

  • Casual
  • American

The Waterfront Cafe

Edgewater

Tucked away in the north end of Chicago's lakefront path, this waterside café is housed in the coachhouse of one of Chicago's last remaining lakeside mansions....

  • Café or Bistro
  • Other

Uncommon Ground

Edgewater

You can't get any more local & sustainable in Chicago than Uncommon Ground. Their Edgewater location is equipped with a rooftop garden that provides ingredients...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Lula Café

Logan Square

Lula Café, located in the heart of Logan Square, is unquestionably dedicated to making everyone as comfortable and satisfied as possible. Farm-to-table ethics,...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine
  • 5
  • 1

Russian Tea Time

Downtown

A landmark in downtown Chicago, Russian Tea Time opened its doors in 1993, serving. Inside, the dining room is a mix of rich mahogany and birch wood, white table...

  • Fine Dining
  • Other

A Tavola

Ukranian Village

This compact, picturesque Italian restaurant has the ambiance of someone's exclusive, classy dining room. Located in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood, this...

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian

Angels

Near West Side

Located in Chicago's Near West Side, this Mexican comfort food joint is perfect if you're looking for a taste of Chicago's authentic Mexican cuisine on a budget. Eat...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Belly Shack

Humboldt Park

This BYOB, low-key, Latin-Korean fusion restaurant is located directly underneath a CTA 'El' train stop in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Try their "Belly Dog"...

  • Casual
  • Asian fusion

Chicago Diner

Lakeview

A hip, vegetarian take on a 1950's kitschy diner, the Chicago Diner's Lakeview location glows red with neon signage and lustrous tabletops, owning a menu that will...

  • Casual
  • Vegetarian

Dragon Lady Lounge

Avondale

Part-bar, part-restaurant, part-dance floor. Dragon Lady Lounge is a Korean & Latin fusion dive bar with plenty of character. It hits its peak on Thursday nights...

  • Theme
  • Asian fusion

Efebinas

Pilsen

Located in an historical landmark building in Pilsen, this community-centered, internet café has exposed brick, brightly-colored walls and an airy atmosphere. Their...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International

Elizabeth

Lincoln Square

Winner of Food & Wine's Best New Chef in 2016, Iliana Regan showcases her midwestern roots in her communal fine-dining restaurant's farm-and-forage-to-table...

  • Fine Dining
  • American

Hamburger Mary's

Andersonville

Located in one of Chicago's largest lesbian communities, this restaurant's kitschy décor and flamboyant energy is perfect for a night free of the pressure to mingle...

  • Casual
  • American

Heartland Cafe

Rogers Park

This Midwestern-style restaurant is a community staple in Chicago's far northside Rogers Park neighborhood. Your entry into Heartland will be greeted by an...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Vegetarian

Hopleaf

Andersonville

Casual vibe meets artisan provisions and craft beer at this tavernous gastropub in Andersonville. This spot is perfect if you're not quite sure what ambiance you...

  • Casual
  • Pub

Irazu

Logan Square

Traditional Costa Rican food at affordable prices and BYOB-friendly, this Bucktown, cantina-like restaurant is full of flavor and unique offerings you won't find...

  • Casual
  • International

Kuma's Corner

Avondale

This compact corner burger joint in the northwest neighborhood of Avondale is known for two things: giant burgers and forty minute waits. If you're into loud, heavy...

  • Casual
  • American

Lady Gregorys

Andersonville

This dimly lit Irish pub furnished with darkly stained wood tables, roaring fireplaces, and loaded bookshelves can be found on the border of Andersonville and...

  • Casual
  • Pub

Lao Shanghai

Chinatown

This is a solid favorite for those in search of authentic Chinese food, specifically Shanghai (Jiangzhe) regional cooking. Chef Tony Hu runs a total of five...

  • Casual
  • Chinese

Macho Mama's

Edgewater

Directly on Kathy Osterman beach, also known as Hollywood Beach or "Gay" beach, Nacho Mama's is a little food oasis offering Mexican food and alcoholic drinks with...

  • Beach
  • Mexican

Mercat a la Planxa

South Loop

From Iron Chef and Chicago native Jose Garces, Mercat a la Planxa is a very popular Spanish restaurant in the historic Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, serving...

  • Fine Dining
  • Spanish

Monteverde

West Loop

Monteverde is a West Loop spot for refined Italian food from Top Chef Sarah Grueneberg in an communal industrial setting of whitewashed planks and exposed ductwork....

  • Family style
  • Italian

Nori

Edgewater

While Devon Street is typically known for authentic Indian cuisine, further east you'll find the Asian fusion restaurant Nori. Small yet spacious, with in-sight...

  • Seafood
  • Asian fusion

Pho 777

Uptown

Located in the historic West Argyle street district, also referred to as "Asia on Argyle" or "Little Saigon", Pho 777 is that hole-in-the-wall that all the locals...

  • Casual
  • Asian fusion

Pick Me Up Café

Lakeview

This late-night, slightly outmoded vegan & vegetarian diner in Lakeview is the place to go to after a lengthy concert or for the usual hangover brunch. The vegan...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Vegetarian

Tank Noodle

Upton

Communal seating and quick comfort food is what you can expect at this homelike Vietnamese restaurant in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. In addition to a big bowl of...

  • Casual
  • Asian fusion

The Bristol

Bucktown

Rustic brick walls, intimately petite two-person tables, and a dimly lit room set the ambiance for The Bristol, a New American restaurant with a seasonal menu...

  • Fine Dining
  • American

The Snail

Hyde Park

If you find yourself on the south side of Chicago after an exhausting day at museums, this petite, Thai restaurant in Hyde Park has a large menu variety where you'll...

  • Casual
  • Thai

Township

Logan Square

Owned by Chicago LGBT community member Tamiz Ciccone, this sunlit, corner diner that doubles as a bar & music venue at night is perfect for a leisurly...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Other