Delicious and Insta-worthy? Yes, please! Concierges around Chicago recommended their favorite spots for a great, ‘Gram-worthy meal that your newsfeed needs.
Blue Door Kitchen and Garden
Roxana Barszcz, Hyatt Regency Chicago
The brainchild of Chef Art Smith, this Gold Coast farm-to-table mecca boasts a seasonal rotating menu that can’t be missed. ‘Gram-worthy dishes like the Buttermilk Fried Chicken and the Duck Confit pair beautifully with their craft cocktails. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Art’s Hummingbird Cake is the stuff dreams are made of.
Band of Bohemia
Mary Skoubis, Drake Hotel
Self-described as a “funky-chic brewpub,” Band of Bohemia is just that: a cool vibe paired with global-inspired cuisine plated to perfection. This ravenswood hotspot boasts colorful and unique dishes like the Jefferson Township Bavette and Roasted Hen of the Woods that absolutely must end up on your Insta grid. Pair your meal with a Band of Bohemia craft beer and you’re in for a treat!
Morgan Jae Cohen, Sofitel
The stylish, loungey vibe of Boka is the place to be for a creative and photo-worthy meal. Gorgeously plated and delicious to boot, Boka’s menu boasts fresh land and sea options like the Olive Oil Poached Cod and the St. Canut Porcelet Loin & Belly. Make sure to raise a glass in front of the living wall – it’s the perfect backdrop to an already awesome meal.
Marcus Hollis, Omni Hotel
Kaiser Tiger, a sprawling brewpub with plenty of outdoor seating is the place to be for a bacon and sausage based meal! From the Bacon Board to the Cheesy Brat, your Instagram followers will be wildly jealous of your plate at Kaiser Tiger. Got a group to feed? Treat yourselves to the Whole Bomb, five pounds of spicy beef and pork sausage stuffed with bacon and wrapped in even more bacon.
Shannon Boland, LondonHouse Chicago
This James Beard Award-winning restaurant has been around for 20 years and for good reason – it’s inventive, creative menu and sparkling ambience demand its presence in the Chicago food scene. As though created simply to be posted on social media, Blackbird’s delectable food is served on colorful plates. Try the grilled sturgeon and roasted rohan duck with one of their perfectly created cocktails!
Beatnik on the River
Diane Martinez, The Palmer House
Dining in the heart of Chicago already creates an awesome experience, and Beatnik on the River elevates that to another level. Bohemian resort vibes along the Chicago River serves as the backdrop for colorful global cuisine that tastes even better than it looks. Shareable dishes like the Halloumi Cheese and the Curry Meatballs come with beautiful accents like purees and jams, and cocktails like the My Boy Blue just scream “take my picture!”