A Whole New World: Concierge Picks for Global Cuisine


Chicago is a melting pot of cultures and the local restaurant scene is no different. Check out these global hotspots that concierge voted as their favorites!

Shannon Boland – LondonHouse


Influence: South America, Spain, and the Caribbean

A fun, vibrant space with live performances and a menu with inspired cuisine like paella de mariscos and yellowtail tiraditto ahumado.

Judson Corrie – Waldorf Astoria


Influence: Asia, Mexico, Middle East, and South America

An eclectic space inspired by the Beat Generation with a hearty menu of global fare like Lebanese-style roasted lamb and curry meatballs.

Mark Kraemer – Hotel Palomar

Roka Akor

Influence: Japan

A vibrant bar and Japanese steakhouse with fare from a robata grill plus sushi and seafood.

David Gonzalez – St. Jane Hotel

Siena Tavern

Influence: Italy

Upscale and cozy with a hint of tradition that includes a menu of Neapolitan pizzas and homemade pastas.

Mary Skoubis – Drake Hotel


Influence: Peru

A stylish and bright ambience with inventive Peruvian fare including pollo a la brasa and chupe.

Denise Szewc – Westin

Purple Pig

Influence: Mediterranean

Evolving menus with forward-thinking Mediterranean cuisine like pork blade steak and octopus a la plancha.

Rebecca Starodub – Ritz Carlton


Influence: Asia, India, and Mexico

A modern yet timeless space with an inspired menu with bold and fresh flavors in dishes like grilled waygu short rib kalbi and coal roasted oysters.

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