GUIDE: Chicago

Temples of Gastronomy

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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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    Café des Architectes

    20 E. Chestnut St.

    Near North Side

    Cuisine: French, New American

    $$$

    The Chicago Reader’s Mike Sula says, "Café des Architectes remains the kind of service-oriented place where your choices are likely to be met with an approving 'Formidable!'" READ REVIEW

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    Mexique

    1529 W. Chicago Ave.

    Noble Square

    Cuisine: French, Mexican

    $$$

    Chef Carlos Gaytan deftly blends all the flavors of his Mexican heritage with elegant French techniques, creating a fusion that feels effortless, elegant, and enchanting. READ REVIEW

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    Table, Donkey and Stick

    2728 W. Armitage Ave.

    Logan Square

    Cuisine: Austrian, French, Italian

    $$

    Though the name might seem obscure, Table, Donkey and Stick welcomes you in with the comfortingly familiar: a German-style beer, a chewy pretzel, and a warm fire. READ REVIEW

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    Vie

    4471 Lawn Ave.

    Western Springs

    Cuisine: American, New American

    $$$

    Gayot lists Vie one of the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. 2011, adding to accolades from Michelin, Food & Wine, the Chicago Tribune, and Chicago magazine. READ REVIEW


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