Amazing Dining Options in Downtown Chicago


Bar Cargo

Known for its dough shipped directly from Rome, Bar Cargo’s rectangular shaped pizzas with fresh ingredients and the perfect crunch will have you drooling. Play ping pong with your friends in the restaurant’s outdoor space while waiting for your pizza to cook, or kick back and take in the colorful, playful decor and little touches of Italy located in River North.

Tavern on Rush

If you’re looking for a contemporary, upscale American dining experience, Tavern Rush is your place. With multiple levels of seating and a large patio, this steak and seafood restaurant located in Gold Coast makes for an enjoyable dining experience. 

Tortoise Supper Club

Perfect for date nights or dinner with friends, Tortoise Supper Club offers an elegant yet energetic dining experience. Start off with a delectable seafood appetizer followed by steak dinner for a meal you won’t forget. 

The Dearborn

The Dearborn offers a wide variety of options from Chicago tavern-style pizza to fried chicken. If you’re not sure what you’re in the mood for, The Dearborn is guaranteed to have something to satisfy. Stop in to celebrate birthdays, accomplishments or stop by just because you’re hungry. The Dearborn is always ready to serve you.


Nothing beats eating seafood with a waterfront view, and Riva is the only place in Chicago where you can do this. Dive into fresh seafood or premium steak while enjoying one of its many wines at Riva located on Navy Pier. 

City Winery 

City Winery is a wine enthusiasts dream. If winemaking has always been on your bucket list, you don’t have to head out of the city to do so thanks to City Winery.  Its West Loop location has wine produced on site and hundreds of wines to try from all over the world. You can also find City Winery on Chicago’s Riverwalk. City Winery has live entertainment and food that pairs perfectly with wine- making for an intimate and truly unique experience in Chicago.


You can’t go wrong by starting your day off at Yolk. This creative breakfast and brunch spot has options that are hard to find elsewhere. Try something different like Yolk’s breakfast mac n cheese or just have some classic pancakes. Running late in the morning? Yolk is open for lunch too with salads, sandwiches, wraps and burgers.

Lou Malnatis

A Chicago tradition, Lou Malnatis is always serving some of the best deep dish in town! The flaky crust of Lou’s pizza and fresh sauce and cheese makes each bite better than the one before. Stop by today or order to-go for a meal that never disappoints.

Utopian Tailgate

When you’re missing football tailgates but it isn’t football season, head to Utopian Tailgate for a tailgating experience unlike any other. Its large rooftop is the perfect place to soak up the sun and try cocktails unlike anything you’ve ever seen, or have a beer from its large beer selection and dig into mouth watering tailgate-like food.

Offshore Rooftop

If rooftops are your thing, Offshore Rooftop is the ultimate rooftop you need to check out. Located at Navy Pier, Offshore is the nation’s largest rooftop. You won’t find this view of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline anywhere else. Besides its unique views, this stunning venue has delectable seafood options and classic American options along with a variety of tropical cocktails.

Written By: Kelly Pawlak

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