GUIDE: Chicago

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    25 Degrees

    736 N. Clark St.

    River North

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    For some, the search for the perfect burger is a religious quest—and for those intrepid burger pilgrims, 25 Degrees is a must-visit destination. READ REVIEW

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    Allium

    120 E. Delaware Pl.

    Near North Side

    Cuisine: American

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    The Four Seasons has loosened its tie a bit with new restaurant Allium, but Michelin-starred chef Kevin Hickey's masterful and whimsical play on American classics still captures four-star decadence. READ REVIEW

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    Bacchanalia

    2413 South Oakley Ave.

    Pilsen

    Cuisine: Italian

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    Cozy and intimate, neighborhood stalwart Bacchanalia offers a no-frills yet inviting and genuine Italian experience—generous portions, a delightfully engaging staff, and even the slightly kitschy décor transport you to Sunday dinner in an Italian grandmother’s home READ REVIEW

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    Bakin' & Eggs

    3120 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Lakeview

    Cuisine: American, Bakery

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    The Chicago Reader’s Julia Thiel says, “If bacon has officially jumped the shark, someone forgot to tell the folks behind Bakin’ & Eggs” READ REVIEW

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    Batter & Berries

    2748 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Lincoln Park

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    What sets this stellar brunch spot apart from the pack is an obsession with flavor and presentation. READ REVIEW

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    Beezzee

    2807 N. Sheffield Ave.

    Lincoln Park

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    "The name derives from “busy,” and the menu at this Lake View quick-serve spot sounds like it keeps the cooks busy."Chicago Mag READ REVIEW

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    Bistro Voltaire

    226 West Chicago Ave.

    Near North Side

    Cuisine: French

    $$$

    A sidewalk cafe with moules frites, escargot, and a glass of wine: No one's told Bistro Voltaire that this isn't Paris, but why ruin the illusion? READ REVIEW

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    Bistronomic

    840 N. Wabash Ave.

    Near North Side

    Cuisine: French

    $$$

    Chef Martial Noguier’s inaugural brunch menu is a thrilling twist for those who are tired of seeing 15 kinds of saccharine-sweet pancakes. READ REVIEW

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    Bread & Wine

    3732 W. Irving Park Rd.

    North Center

    Cuisine: American

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    Re-envisioning the space of a former laundromat as a modern yet unpretentious bistro, Bread & Wine targets a fine balance between elevated and accessible. READ REVIEW

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    Butcher & the Burger

    1021 W. Armitage Ave.

    Lincoln Park

    Cuisine: Sandwich

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    If you’re a burger fanatic who feels restrained by menu options followed by the words “no substitutions,” Butcher & the Burger will taste like freedom. READ REVIEW


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