Celebrate this Winter with These 5 Spots for Fine Dining

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Elske

Ramon Gomez – The Gwen

This Danish-inspired hotspot in the West Loop is an elegant choice for creative American fare. Elske is a two Michelin star winner and Chef David Posey was a James Beard Finalist so you know you’re in for a delectable treat when you dine here.

BLVD

Henna Khemani – St. Jane Hotel

“Retro, reimagined” says it all: BLVD has a vintage Sunset Boulevard vibe that stuns and impresses. Think gorgeous chandeliers, luxurious seating, all paired with an exquisite menu. Inspired by Hollywood restaurants of the 1950s, the menu offers a thoughtful, modern take American classics and an array of cocktails and wines that you won’t want to miss.

Brindille

Kyle Francsis – Ritz-Carlton

This stunning modern French hideaway in River North is a true fine dining treat. Led by Chef Carrie Nahabedian, Brindille’s menu of foie gras, seafood, and lamb is well-deserving of it’s James Beard Award. The perfectly chosen and lengthy wine list tops off this dining experience.

Oriole

Philippe Gills – Langham Chicago

Chef Noah Sandoval’s vision is evident from the beautifully curated multi-course prix fixe menu and wine pairing to the intimate and upscale setting. A two Michelin star winner, Oriole offers a truly unique, thoughtful, and interactive experience that you’ll remember forever.

Smyth

Pierre Sanders – LondonHouse

High-end New American fare complements the rustic-chic vibe of Smyth, a two-Michelin star winner and the creation of culinary power couple John and Karen Shields. A dual-concept masterpiece with The Loyalist, Smyth sets out to create memories for its guests through the freshest food and drinks.

Callout from Morgan Cohen – Sofitel

Boka

I really love Boka in Lincoln Park for fine dining. The multi-year Michelin Star winning restaurant is upscale, yet not pretentious. Their seasonal menu has something that will satiate any palate and their extensive wine list has something for every connoisseur. Whether you’re seating in the glitzy bar area or the main dining room, you’ll have an exceptional experience at Boka!