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Food and restaurants in Downtown Chicago

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“If you're looking for a great brunch place on Sunday, this is it! Great place to see Chicago from the clouds while eating. ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Tiki Bar
“A Tiki Bar that wont be great for your wallet, but amazing for your pallet and Instagram feed.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
“Chicago-born chain for hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches & more, plus beer & wine, in retro digs.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Mario Batali's Italian specialty store and food hall. The cannoli are worth the trip alone. You can get tons of gifts and rare wines and delicious food. A bit touristy for sure, but stands up to the hype. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The best view of Millennium Park is from the rooftop at Cindy's. Have a drink and stay warm with the heaters while being outside with a birds eye view of the city. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse has been a Chicago icon since partners Hugo Ralli and Steve Lombardo opened its doors in May of 1989. ... Gibsons Prime Angus Beef is featured along with fresh fish, classic cocktails, an extensive wine list and exceptional service.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Expanded outpost of a famed pork & wine specialist with an open kitchen & a chic, airy setting.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“You can't leave Chicago without trying the famous DEEP-DISH PIZZA. I like Lou Malnati's because their crust is so crispy and crunchy, specially if you order the butter and garlic crust. ”
  • 49 locals recommend

Cafes

Gourmet Shop
“Mario Batali's Italian specialty store and food hall. The cannoli are worth the trip alone. You can get tons of gifts and rare wines and delicious food. A bit touristy for sure, but stands up to the hype. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Pancakes & other big portions of American eats draw hungry folks to this breakfast-lunch cafe.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
“Posh haunt inside Restoration Hardware combining a coffeehouse, wine bar & American restaurant. Request to be seated in the main dining area (garden).”
  • 23 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Modern, all-day venue combining an American eatery, wine & cocktail bar & a bakery/cafe.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Sleek coffee bar with floor-to-ceiling windows serves Metropolis java, sandwiches & pastries.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
“Get away from the city feel at The Spoke & Bird. Offering a huge patio, premium coffee drinks and craft brews! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea is a US coffee roasting company and retailer based in Chicago, Illinois. They have a wide variety of coffee beans from across the world. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“Awesome french bakery - go for coffee and pastry - sit outside and enjoy the people watching.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Bakeries

Breakfast Spot
“Pancakes & other big portions of American eats draw hungry folks to this breakfast-lunch cafe.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Market
“This is a European style market in the train station. You have have to down from the platforms. It has some great eats and interesting snacks. Good place to get something for the train. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Get in line early...They usually run out of donuts by 10am. The menu is simple and to the point. They don't offer as many flavors like other doughnut stores, but that's kinda the charm. Saves the stress of having to pick and choose which ones to get. Try the buttermilk old fashion, and it's the bomb with the perfect crunch. The place is tiny, can only fit like 4-5 people in there at once. There's no seating inside so you have to wait to eat them or just devour them outside of the store like we do.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“Most delicious cupcakes in Chicago made from high quality ingredients and packaged perfectly!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Diner
“The food is good and portions plentiful, the menu is extensive, and the atmosphere is nostalgic. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Awesome french bakery - go for coffee and pastry - sit outside and enjoy the people watching.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Serving signature pancakes & other American breakfast classics all day in dinerlike digs.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“DONUTS, DONUTS, DONUTS!! Steps from the Morgan Green line stop. Serves Dark Matter coffee.”
  • 12 locals recommend