The ever-popular TV show Top Chef has put some of the world’s best chefs in the spotlight; lucky for us, many of them call Chicago home! Inspired cuisine from across the globe, these restaurants put the “top” in Top Chef. Chicago has become a mecca for Top Chef restaurants and concierges narrowed down their faves to the top 3 restaurants spearheaded by the show’s contestants:
Check this uber-chic Mediterranean spot off your “Top Chef restaurants” list! Aba is led by Chef CJ Jacobson and boasts a menu focused on raw and cooked proteins. Pork Belly with Orzo, Beef Carpaccio, and Big Eye Tuna are just a few of the beautifully curated dishes at Aba. Dine among a beautifully decorated ambience complete with a rooftop, and make sure to top off your meal with a kebab and a spread for the full Mediterranean experience.
Girl and the Goat
The open kitchen and cozy ambience make Girl and the Goat a popular go-to for Chicago concierge – and among the most favorite Top Chef restaurants to its clientele. Executive Chef Stephanie Izard has created a menu offering bold flavors like the Tempura Walleye, Smoked Apple Pierogis, and the Crispy Beef Short Ribs which pair beautifully with a rotating beer list chock-full of local Chicago brews.
Monteverde Restaurant and Pastifico
An Italian restaurant at heart, Monteverde Restaurant and Pastifico serves up cuisine inspired by Chef Sarah Grueneberg’s trips around the world. Small plates like the Smoked Fish Rillettes and homemade pasta like the Wok-Fried Arrabbiata coupled with a perfectly crafted cocktail like the Cherry Bomba make Monteverde a must on your next dining adventure. Looking for a modern-chic vibe on your next night out? Make sure to head to Monteverde for a fun and trendy dining experience.