Chicago Eats and Recommendations

Last updated: 06.23.17.

In case you haven’t realized, I love lists. Also, I love food.

Here’s my Chicago list of restaurants: both ones I want to visit and ones I recommend to others.


  • Demera Ethiopian Restaurant: dinner
  • Sun Wah BBQ: duck three ways
  • Lula Cafe: brunch
  • San Soo Gab San
  • Tank Noodle: pho
  • The Publican / Publican Quality Meats
  • The Purple Pig
  • Frontier: dinner
  • Longman & Eagle: brunch
  • Nellcote: brunch, dinner
  • GT Fish & Oyster: lunch, dinner
  • Avec: brunch
  • RM Champagne Salon
  • Au Cheval: burger
  • Markethouse
  • m.henry/m.henrietta: brunch
  • Lao Beijing
  • Cellar Door Provisions
  • Pastoral Artisan Cheese
  • Donuts: Firecakes, Glazed & Infused, Do-Rite Donuts, Doughnut Vault, Stan’s Donuts
  • 5411 Empanadas
  • Eleven City Diner
  • Hopleaf: mussels


  • Next
  • Alinea
  • Trencherman
  • Longman & Eagle
  • Frontier: brunch, dinner, wild boar roast
  • Hot Doug’s
  • Nellcote
  • Butcher & Larder
  • Girl & the Goat
  • The Publican: Saturday brunch, Sunday brunch, dinner, pig roast
  • Fat Rice

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