GUIDE: Chicago

Wine Lovers, Rejoice



    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



    28 E. Center Ave.

    Lake Bluff

    Cuisine: Eclectic, New American


    The Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel gave Inovasi 3 (out of 4) stars, saying, “there’s a bit of culinary magic taking place in the middle of town… chef/owner John des Rosiers has created a forward-looking restaurant that hasn’t lost sight of where it’s been.” READ REVIEW


    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


    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



    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