GUIDE: Chicago

Love at First Bite

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    Allium

    120 E. Delaware Pl.

    Near North Side

    Cuisine: American

    $$$

    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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    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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    Markethouse

    611 North Fairbanks Ct.

    Streeterville

    Cuisine: American

    $$$

    If you peg hotel restaurants as lounges pushing cookie cutter food to the misguided tourist, Markethouse will make you think twice. READ REVIEW

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    Roka Akor

    456 N. Clark St.

    Near North Side

    Cuisine: Japanese

    $$$

    Move over sushi, robata grills are the hottest addition to the city's Japanese dining scene. Roka Akor leads the charge with equal parts style and flavor. READ REVIEW

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    Saigon Sisters Restaurant

    567 W. Lake St.

    West Loop

    Cuisine: Asian, Eclectic, Vietnamese

    $$

    A meal at Saigon evokes the aura of the streets of Vietnam, albeit filtered through a modern kaleidoscope of flavors and techniques. READ REVIEW

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    Sunda

    110 W. Illinois St.

    River North

    Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Sushi

    $$$

    This River North restaurant celebrates a variety of Asian cuisines in new and inventive ways with an award-winning menu from Chef Jesse DeGuzman. READ REVIEW

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    Two

    1132 W. Grand Ave.

    Near West Side

    There’s something about the hearty handmade food at Two Restaurant that makes it truly stand out—oh yeah, that’s right: soul. READ REVIEW

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    Yusho

    2853 N. Kedzie Ave.

    Avondale

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    One of Chicago Magazine's "Best New Restaurants for 2012," Yusho highlights the best that Japanese street food has to offer through their innovative "takoyakis." READ REVIEW


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