The Best Restaurants to Visit While in Chicago
The Windy City has no shortage of delicious cuisines that fit the personalities of all travelers. Here’s our take on the five best restaurants in Chicago:
Steak 48 was established in 2014 by brothers Jeffrey and Michael Mastro, their father Dennis and partner Scott Trolio. Located in River North on Wabash Avenue, Steak 48 brings a contemporary atmosphere with attractive and elegant décor. With a plethora of space, the dining area brings both quiet nooks for a romantic and intimate evening out or larger dining areas for parties or large groups that are looking to have an exciting time. Steak 48 also offers an outdoor patio where guests can dine and enjoy the city views, a top-shelf bar, and background music throughout the restaurant to give a classic vibe.
Opening its doors in 2010, Girl & the Goat offers a lively atmosphere with a family-style menu that brings a global influence with both bold and tasty flavors to each guest’s pallet. Aside from a generous amount of food options on the menu, Girl & the Goat also has an extensive bar with wines from around the world, local craft beers, and many cocktails. Open 7 days a week, Executive Chef Stephanie Izard, Co-Owners Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm, and the rest of the team are ready to create the perfect dining experience.
The Polo Inn Bridgeport U.S.A.
The Polo Inn has been around since 1985; owned and operated by Dave Samber and staff. The Polo Inn offers a taste of Chicago that visitors and locals love, and character and charm that give a home-type feel. Aside from a restaurant, The Polo Inn also opened a Bed & Breakfast in 2008, offering spacious suites to guests that can accommodate up to 20 people per night. With a dining room, B&B, and banquet hall available, The Polo Inn offers it all!
If you’re traveling to Chicago, deep dish pizza should be on your list of things to eat (at least) once while you’re visiting and Pequod’s Pizza should be on that list. Pequod’s offers a traditional deep dish pizza with a caramelized crust that will make visitor’s guests mouth water, every time. Because Pequod’s is known for their deep dish, there is an occasional wait, but guests can now enjoy the same quality pizza at the Whale Tale Chicago Restaurant and Bar with the current expansion into that location. Guests can also call and order ahead of time and are able to text when they are 15 minutes away so Pequod’s team can get the pizza in the oven and a table set for their arrival.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Defined by a standard of hospitality and style born over a century ago, Joe’s offers a dining experience that is both comfortable and timeless. Known for their prime steaks and fresh seafood, Joe’s is world famous for their stone crab claws, which are hand-harvested and day boat caught in the Gulf of Mexico and delivered to the restaurant where they are cracked and served chilled. While guests salivate over the many delicious options on the dinner menu, let’s not forget Joe’s hand-crafted desserts and freshly baked pies. Joe’s is the place to go if you’re looking for fresh and delicious food mixed with high-class service that welcome’s everyone.
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