Best American Restaurants in Northwest Indiana

Industrial Revolution Eatery & GrilleIndustrial Revolution Eatery & Grille
(299)
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American | Valparaiso, IN, Northwest Indiana
Hooters LansingHooters Lansing
(32)
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American | Hammond, IN, Northwest Indiana
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
(2833)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2914)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3564)
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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 Northwest Indiana

Gamba RistoranteGamba Ristorante
(443)
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Italian | Merrillville, IN, Northwest Indiana
Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(459)
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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)
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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)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1817)
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Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(432)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

Popular restaurants in Chicago

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park
(623)
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Contemporary American | Oak Park
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(170)
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Italian | Forest Park
Maya Del Sol
(424)
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Latin American | Oak Park
Posto 31
(121)
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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
9154
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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
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1742
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9562
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1522
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2914
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4189
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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
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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
4189
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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
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1742
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
Sushi SanSushi San
314
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3263
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
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Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
362
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French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2211
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1522
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
582
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
970
$$$$
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
11334
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7403
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3902
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Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4897
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9542
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Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4616
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4212
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1221
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Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Treat your taste buds: Explore Northwest Indiana restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Northwest Indiana

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
445 reviews
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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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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1471 reviews
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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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EdenEden
470 reviews
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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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RM Champagne SalonRM Champagne Salon
700 reviews
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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

Northwest Indiana's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Don Quijote1. Don Quijote
277 reviews
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Spanish | Valparaiso, IN, Northwest Indiana

We had a wonderful time. The owners greet you and make you feel very welcome. You feel like you are a part of their family. More

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Provecho - Latin Provisions2. Provecho - Latin Provisions
106 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | Crown Point, IN, Northwest Indiana

It took about five minutes for our waiter to come. It was very noisy and it was hard to hear. I understood that the menu was designed to share between your dinner party, but I did not like the appetizers, soup and meal all coming within minutes of each other. More

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Gamba Ristorante3. Gamba Ristorante
443 reviews
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Italian | Merrillville, IN, Northwest Indiana

We had a tremendous meal. We’ll be back. More

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Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille4. Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille
299 reviews
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American | Valparaiso, IN, Northwest Indiana

Very diverse menu! Lots of options! Good service and cute surroundings More

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Ciao Bella5. Ciao Bella
412 reviews
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Italian | Schererville, IN, Northwest Indiana

My wife and I have been going to ciao Bella probably since it first opened. Quality of the food that fantastic service in the ambience keeps us coming back. The waitstaff is very attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. More

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Discover Northwest Indiana

The Northwest Indiana area has a rich and diverse array of dining options that are sure to please anyone's tastes. You can sample some classic American favorites, including chicken wings, buffalo shrimp, burgers, and crab legs at one of the renowned local chains. If you've got a craving for the sea, you can visit one of the many restaurants offering dishes such as sushi rolls, oysters, crab cakes, Cajun-fried shrimp sandwiches, and grilled mahi-mahi. There's also no shortage of excellent Mexican restaurants in the area. Northwest Indiana offers your pick of places to enjoy quesadillas, empanadas, carne asada, and much more.