Favorite Things To Do in Chicago

The results are in, and the best concierge in the country have voted these 170 establishements as their favorite locations in the city. Don't waste your time wondering where to eat, drink, shop, and learn. These lists have you covered. We just made your trip to Chicago a whole lot easier.

North Pond

Modern, creative American fare made with local ingredients in a peaceful locale inside Lincoln Park.


Nonnina

Upscale destination offering classic Italian specialties, small plates, pizza and takeaway options.


Meli Cafe

Bright, homey eatery serving healthy-leaning breakfasts all day plus lunch and dinner.


Maple & Ash

Maple & Ash is an innovative take on the traditional steakhouse — mixing a modern aesthetic with authentic service to deliver classic wood-fired dishes. With a sumptuous menu crafted by a two-Michelin-star chef and a 5000-bottle wine program named one of “America’s Best” by Wine Enthusiast, this favorite delivers. Make sure to check out their… Read more »


Little Goat Diner

West Loop gem offering upscale diner fare in an environment that pays homage to the classic greasy spoon from celebrated chef Stefanie Izard. The menu is fun, highlighting impressive interpretations of classic American dishes.


La Scarola

Enjoy a cozy dinner at this concierge favorite. Its casual atmosphere features walls adorned with various pictures of the owner and many of his guests, including Hollywood stars. La Scarola serves authentic Italian cuisine right in the River West neighborhood of Chicago. Diners can feast on such dishes as veal marsala, penna alla vodka, or… Read more »


Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap

A favorite for barbecue, burgers, and wings alongside a massive selection of great craft beers and keg cocktails. Tucked away off the Magnificent Mile, this laid-back spot is a great place to eat, drink, and catch the game.


The Duck Inn

Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Kevin Hickey, a Bridgeport native, this local haunt serves up creative duck dishes—as the name would imply—in addition to American eats ranging from cheese curds with hoppy mayo and their delectable duck fat dog (Chicago style, of course) to heartier fare like the braised pork shank with spaetzle, pickled kale, and… Read more »


Coco Pazzo Cafe

Experience Tuscan and Roman cuisine at Coco Pazzo Café, sister restaurant of the more formal Coco Pazzo. Just steps away from Magnificent Mile shopping,  the Café offers a casual atmosphere with a sophisticated menu and multiple wines by the glass.