The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
ParachuteParachute
8.9
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
8.8
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
8.8
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
avecavec
8.6
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
El Che BarEl Che Bar
8.6
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
8.6
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American | West Loop, Chicago
SundaSunda
8.5
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Asian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maude's Liquor BarMaude's Liquor Bar
8.5
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French American | West Loop, Chicago
RPM SteakRPM Steak
8.4
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Steak | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mirai Sushi - Gold CoastMirai Sushi - Gold Coast
8.4
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Sushi | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
8.4
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
8.4
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck InnDuck Inn
8.3
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American | Bridgeport, Chicago
TantaTanta
8.3
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Peruvian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best American Restaurants in Chicago

RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4897)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(140)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2834)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2916)
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3564)
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1156)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(177)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1231)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(665)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4616)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Chicago

Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(459)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9562)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(589)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2643)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1697)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(117)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1454)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1049)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3389)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1817)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(432)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Popular restaurants in Chicago

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park
(624)
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Contemporary American | Oak Park
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(170)
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Italian | Forest Park
Maya Del Sol
(426)
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Latin American | Oak Park
Posto 31
(121)
$$$$
Italian | La Grange
Hemmingway's Bistro
(183)
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Bistro | Oak Park
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Chicago

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
goosefootgoosefoot
683
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago
OrioleOriole
762
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9155
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1467
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Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
65
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
946
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
970
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
449
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2617
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Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Three Dots and a DashThree Dots and a Dash
819
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Polynesian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Chicago

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Sushi SanSushi San
314
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1594
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
518
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American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
582
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Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
757
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5809
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1742
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9562
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1522
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2916
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4190
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4207
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2211
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Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
665
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3564
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
560
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
1013
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
121
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Basque | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1893
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
713
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
BlackbirdBlackbird
4190
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1893
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5809
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1742
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
Sushi SanSushi San
314
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3263
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
$$$$
Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
362
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French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2211
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1522
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
582
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
970
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
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Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
121
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Basque | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
228
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Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
BokaBoka
4207
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3448
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11335
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7404
$$$$
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3902
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4897
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9542
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4616
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4212
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1222
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

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FIG & OLIVE ChicagoFIG & OLIVE Chicago
2871 reviews
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Mediterranean | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

This was a great luncheon place. The atmosphere was delightful, the service and food was outstanding. Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning More

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Rosebud PrimeRosebud Prime
2321 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Quick and professional. More

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CarnivaleCarnivale
6366 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | West Loop, Chicago

Such a great spot that I always love to visit! We had a great anniversary date night! More

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City Winery ChicagoCity Winery Chicago
647 reviews
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Wine Bar | West Loop, Chicago

We went to City Winery for a concert and decided to eat there as well and glad we did! We made a dinner reservation with plenty of time to eat before the concert and we were able to eat at our reserved concert table. There was some confusion at the hostess stand with restaurant reservations and concert reservations and we were told we would have an hour wait, even with our reservation, until the hostess understood we were there for the concert. Once seated our service was great! Our server gave us very good recommendations for food and wine. The entertainment made for a perfect evening. More

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Formento'sFormento's
993 reviews
$$$$
Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Delicious options and wine choices. I had the scallops- loved them! Attentive service More

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Specials at top restaurants in Chicago

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The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
445 reviews
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago

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We met at The Madison for an informal baby shower brunch. Service was attentive and prompt. Food was delicious at brunch. And the server was SO sweet and put in a complimentary order for their decadent french toast for the mom-to-be. What a treat! More

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EdenEden
470 reviews
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago

Went to Eden for a retirement dinner in one of their private rooms and the service was outstanding. We ordered about everything on the menu and one thing was better than the last. I then brought my family for brunch and had a fantastic time again! Bill was our brunch server was just great- had awesome recommendations and even took our picture outside after we were done eating. This place does not disappoint! More

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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1471 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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Great place! Delicious! More

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The Franklin RoomThe Franklin Room
603 reviews
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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Went to meet up with friends to celebrate 2 birthdays and a mini-reunion. It was a grand time and our server Mark was amazing and took tremendous care of us with great recommendations doe food and drinks! More

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RM Champagne SalonRM Champagne Salon
700 reviews
$$$$
French American | West Loop, Chicago

Service was amazing! Everyone was so kind and helpful! The ambiance of the restaurant was really cool! And of course our meal was really good too. Overall we loved the restaurant and would definitely go again! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Chicago's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
goosefoot1. goosefoot
683 reviews
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago

Amazing presentations and menu. Helpful conversation. Cool music - Hendrix rocks. More

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Crab Cellar2. Crab Cellar
41 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Lincoln Park, Chicago

We had such a blast here! The food was amazing and plentiful! The wine slushees were delish. The crab legs were so huge! The rolls and coleslaw were amazing More

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Oriole3. Oriole
762 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

Stunning heavily Japanese influenced tasting menu, the staff are incredible - they work as such a cohesive unit, like they’re all extensions of the same limbs! They were so attentive but not over the top, knowledgable and affable. Overall such a treat and I would happily go back / recommend to all. More

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Temporis4. Temporis
140 reviews
$$$$
American | West Town, Chicago

Outstanding food, service and experience. One of my new favorite restaurants in Chicago. It's a Michelin star so it's pricey, but for the experience and caliber of food here, I would have expected to pay more, so was pleasantly surprised by that! I loved every single dish in the 9 course meal and can't wait to go back again when the menu changes. More

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Kizuna Sushi Bistro5. Kizuna Sushi Bistro
19 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Glen Ellyn, West Suburbs

This was our second time to visit. Last time I visited with my daughter only, this time my husband joined us. Everything was fresh, extremely creative and tasty, and the service was top notch thanks to Gino! The sushi Chef's really know their stuff! Thank you! More

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New to OpenTable

Chicago restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Acquaviva Winery-BataviaAcquaviva Winery-Batavia
$$$$
Italian | Batavia, West Suburbs

Acquaviva Batavia presents a bold spin on authentic, traditional Italian recipes with a focus on fresh seafood. Featuring Governor's Cup Award-winning wines from Acquaviva Winery, the closest vineyard estate to the city of Chicago, Acquaviva Batavia offers a meal that feels like an old world family dinner.More

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza - KildeerAnthony's Coal Fired Pizza - Kildeer
$$$$
Italian | Kildeer, Northwest Suburbs

The Coal-Fired Difference. Like nothing you've ever tasted, our coal-fired specialties are served straight out of our 800-degree oven; cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor. A delicious combination of always fresh (never frozen), authentic recipes, makes Anthony's a fan favorite. Visit today and experience the craveable coal-fired difference.More

Labriola Cafe-Oak BrookLabriola Cafe-Oak Brook
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Italian | Oak Brook, West Suburbs

With his first taste of authentic artisan bread, Rich Labriola found his passion. Bread was his calling and he would do it better than anyone else. Working with French, Italian and German masters, Rich incorporated unique starters, aged his own flour and installed distinctive ovens to bring traditional European breads to a hungry market. Today the Labriola Bakery is still growing as it serves many of the finest restaurants and groceries in the Chicago area. As a child, Rich absorbed an appreciation of pizza and of hospitality in his father’s small pizza shop. Rich eventually came back to pizza and other Italian favorites when opening Labriola Chicago in 2015 to bring the textures and tastes of Italian tradition to an innovative dining experience that is invitingly familiar while always offering new options to explore.More

The PrioryThe Priory
$$$$
Contemporary British | Lincoln Square, Chicago

Located in the delightful Lincoln Square / Ravenswood neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago, The Priory Bar & Kitchen incorporates a modern twist to English fare and rustic scenic appeal accented with modern flair, atmosphere and presentation.More

Twisted TapasTwisted Tapas
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Tapas / Small Plates | North of Foster / Rogers Park, Chicago

Twisted Tapas boasts a diverse menu that includes traditional and bold international-fusion dishes. It features both hot and cold plates influenced by French, Italian and Asian cuisine. Among favorites are the jalapeño gnocchi, cucumber salad with red wine vinaigrette and bacon-wrapped dates in a tasty roasted-pepper sauce. Always-changing seasonal specials incorporating fresh farm-to-table components keep the selection fresh. Twisted Tapas also offers pitchers of house-made red sangria to accompany the meal.

The brightly colored walls of Twisted Tapas feature vintage-inspired decor and artistic mosaic tilework. Large windows let in plenty of natural light and open to the quiet neighborhood streets during the warmer seasons. A private dining space with seating for up to 30 is ideal for parties and other special gatherings. Twisted Tapas is open for dinner and drinks Tuesday through Saturday evenings and has extended hours on Sundays with a special brunch menu.

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