GUIDE: Chicago

Worth the Drive Out of Downtown


    Calumet Fisheries

    3259 E. 95th St.

    Southeast Side

    Cuisine: Seafood


    Anthony Bourdain visited Calumet Fisheries on No Reservations with our BBE CHI Editor Louisa Chu, and agreed when she called it "destination smoked fish". 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



    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