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The coolest bars and restaurants in town

It's time for a new edition (easy there, Bobby Brown) of the Thrillist 47, giving you the best new and new-ish places to eat and drink. Some had to go, while other hot spots could not be denied (HELLO, Cap'n Crunch French toast at Dryhop Brewers). Have a look at the list (organized by hood; this isn't a ranking) and make the most of your next night out.


DOWNTOWN

1) Siena Tavern
51 W Kinzie St; 312.595.1322
Top Chef fan favorite Fabio Viviani is doling out gnocchi w/ truffle cream, crispy pancetta & fried sage (not to mention 'za combos from truffle-mushroom to prosciutto-pear) in a 10,000sqft powerhouse of an Italian restaurant.
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2) Sumi Robata
702 N Wells; 312.988.7864
Gather 'round the 14-seat robata bar at this wooded dining dojo for charcoal-grilled Wagyu ribeye, king crab, and beef sliders with miso mustard.
3) Howell's & Hood
435 N Michigan Ave; 312.262.5310
This epic beer hall housed in the Trib Tower, Howell's & Hood is equipped with 114 beers on tap (springing from 360 draft faucets spread across the 23,000sqft neo-Gothic venue) with copper-topped bars and inscriptions on the travertine-tiled walls.
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4) The Boarding House
720 N Wells St; 312.280.0720
The 36oz Painted Hills ribeye is impressive, but perhaps even more so is the 450-bottle wine list curated by Master Sommelier Alpana Singh.
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5) Bub City
435 N Clark St; 312.610.4200
The Melman Bros have outfitted Bub City with a massive beer can American flag behind the bar, a central stage that'll feature a constant flow of country music talent, and posters touting acts from Willie Nelson to people not named Willie Nelson. Also, there's a four-person pork shoulder feast.
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6) American Junkie
15 W Illinois St; 312.239.0995
American Junkie is a 320-seat, two-floor industrial barstaurant sporting American flags carved errrrrwhere, with Chef Kendal Duque (Sepia, City Tavern) running the kitchen, turning out meatiness like wild boar chili with ancho peppers & cornbread croutons.
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7) The Berkshire Room
15 E Ohio St; 312.894.0800
The Berkshire Room is a whiskey bar serving Pappy Van Winkle-barreled cocktails from Prohibition-era medicine bottles, and features a 1940s-inspired menu, including bison tartare and bourbon ice cream.
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8) Three Dots and a Dash
435 N Clark St; 312.610.4220
Three Dots and a Dash is a tiki-themed speakeasy in the back of Bub City pouring out crazy tropical cocktails in vessels like glass skulls and treasure chests.
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9) Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
218 W Kinzie; 312.624.8154
This two-tiered steakery from the Maude's/Gilt Bar crew pairs marrow-slathered bone-in ribeyes and short rib stroganoff with a selection of 50-plus whiskeys.
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10) Dillman's
354 W Hubbard St; 312.988.0078
The Au Cheval folks opened a deli and it is glorious, thanks to its corned beef, whitefish terrines, latkes, and everything else your Bubbie used to make.
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11) Untitled
111 W Kinzie; 312.880.1511
Tucked behind a pair of large, unmarked doors on Kinzie St in a nod to Prohibition supper clubs, the 18000sqft space is improbably upstaged by next-level 'tails like the Pistol Smoke: Scotch, pipe tobacco, chamomile, vanilla 'n lemon.
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12) Drumbar
201 E Delaware Pl, 18th Floor; 312.924.2531
The Raffaello Hotel's 18th-floor oasis is divided into an outdoor terrace with views of the lake &firepit-equipped tables, and 100 indoor seats surrounded by marble, dark wood, and 25-ft vaulted ceilings.
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13) Stout Barrel House & Galley
642 N Clark St; 312.475.1390
A former Blue 13 chef here turns out gussied-up comfort fare that includes fried chicken w/ watermelon & feta, and oxtail tortellini w/ fennel and smoked grapes, but then there's also the matter of their 4a liquor license.
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14) Tavernita
151 W Erie St, at LaSalle; River North; 312.274.1111
From the former chef at Perennial, Tav's Med-Latin menu counts to-share plates of squash- & apple-kicked suckling pig confit w/ caramel sherry sauce, hazelnut romesco-sauced pork & Wagyu meatballs, and corn pudding topped w/ poblanos, corn ragout & rock shrimp.
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WEST LOOP

15) CH Distillery
564 W Randolph St; 312.707.8780
CH Distillery is Chicago's first distillery/cocktail bar, serving up house-made vodkas inside carefully curated concoctions, as well as small plates from other Chi-town eateries.
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16) La Sirena Clandestina
954 W Fulton Market; 312.226.5300
Come for the street eats, which include a rotating daily ceviche, charred baby octopus escabeche, and black-eyed pea fritters w/ pickled onions and dende-poached shrimp. Stay for the Mezcal, amaro & lime "Pistola Humeante".
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17) Little Goat
820 W Randolph St; 312.888.3455
Stephanie Izard's morning to late-night diner is situated just across the street from older sib Girl & The Goat, and seamlessly combines the open-kitchened vibe of an all-night greasy spoon with a bit of Randolph St. class.
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18) BellyQ
1400 W Randolph; 312.563.1010
The latest installment from Bill Kim (Urban Belly, Belly Shack) comes correct with up-front booths equipped with their own infrared grills to fire up Korean short ribs and banana leaf-wrapped salmon, though the kitchen will handle the grilling if you're one of the sad people at a regular table.
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19) RM
116 N Green St; 312.243.1199
This elegant hideaway behind sister-restaurant Nellcôte has a champagne list that, under the direction of a sommelier who worked with Joel Robuchon, is so flush that it has to be broken down into various regions of France and world at large.
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20) Nellcôte
833 W Randolph; 855.635.5268
Producing their own flour in a custom-built stone mill, Nell turns local wheat to into Neopolitan 'zas that're fired in an imported, wood-burning oven, with combos arguably highlighted by a Fontina/black truffle/sunny-side egg number.
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21) Au Cheval
800 W Randolph; 312.929.4580
At Au Cheval, "single" burgers sport two patties and "doubles" three, the bacon's cut as thick as a steak, and the spuds're smothered in gravy made from duck heart.
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BUCKTOWN/ WICKER PARK/ UKRAINIAN VILLAGE

22) High Noon Saloon
1560 N Milwaukee Ave; 773.227.9339
Sip on Milagro Reposado at this Tex-Mex tequila bar that's sporting a spur-scuffed hickory floor, olde-tyme photography, butcher block tables, and fringed leather stools.
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23) Carriage House
1700 W Division; 773.235.8800
Opened by The Bedford squad, this Southern eatery specializes in both traditional and modern takes on the cuisine of that sea-level-y country in South Carolina.
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24) Emporium Arcade Bar
1366 N Milwaukee Ave; 773.697.7922
Two brothers are the braintrust behind Emporium Arcade Bar, which's pakced with nearly 40 vintage cabinet games set to cost only a quarter, and a custom-built bar showcasing 24 crafty handles.
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25) Trenchermen
2039 W North Ave; 773.661.1540
Trenchermen features an eclectic menu from The Sheerin brothers (Blackbird, The Signature Room) that runs the gamut from Scotch quail eggs with green almonds & caviar, to XO-sauced, bacon-cured sweetbreads.
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26) Antique Taco
1360 N Milwaukee; 773.687.8697
Antique Taco's husband and wife team fill up tortillas with farmers' market flair: grilled Slagel Farm ribeye w/ heirloom tomato salsa & queso enchilado, adobo-rubbed carnitas w/ tamarind-glazed bacon & queso fresco, and tempura fish w/ Sriracha tartar and smoked cabbage.
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27) Mott St
1401 N Ashland Ave; 773.687.9977
Helmed by the folks at Ruxbin, Mott St is a tiny Asian resto making bagel-inspired Everything Wings and kimchi spring rolls.
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28) Takito Kitchen
2013 W Division St; 773.687.9620
A small plate taqueria from a Carnivale vet (no, not Nick Stahl) that's putting a contemporary twist on Latin fare, Takito Kitchen makes good use of the gutted car wash space with offers of pork belly tacos and masa nacho chips.
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29) Ada St.
1664 N Ada St; 773.697.7069
The Cali-bred chef at Ada toiled under both Thomas Keller & Tom Colicchio, so respect her poached-egg-topped duck confit pasta, brown butter 'n balsamic dry-aged grass-fed sirloin, and Southern fried quail w/ bacon gravy.
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30) Chop Shop
2033 W North Avenue; 773.537.4440
Housed in a 100yr-old former auto body shop, Chop Shop (ah, we see what they did there... ) brings the total package to Wicker Park’s six corners with a full-scale butcher shop, bar, restaurant, and event space.
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LOGAN SQUARE

31) Billy Sunday
3143 W Logan Blvd; 773.661.2485
Driving home the point that Prohibition was a historically terrible idea are concoctions such as the In Word & Deed (whiskey, egg white, quince, vermouth & finger lime tincture), and food like braised rabbit with dumplings and rutabaga-apple sauerkraut.
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32) Table, Donkey, And Stick
2728 W Armitage, at Mozart; 773.486.8525
Start with a bevy of "Meat Snacks", from pork rillettes and smoked venison loin, to pheasant galantine and schweinekopf (a German way of saying pig's head), but don't skip the veal sauerbraten or the bubespitzle (a southern German pasta).
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33) Fat Rice
2957 W Diversey; 773.661.9170
This intimate 30-seater from the folks behind X-Marx underground dining club channels Portuguese and Southeast Asian flavors, so...shaking chili whitefish with Padron peppers & preserved lemon.
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34) Parson's Chicken & Fish
2952 W Armitage Ave; 773.384.3333
Parson's Chicken & Fish serves up just that: mostly fried and dusted with garlic, Morita chiles, cayenne, and smoked paprika, that can be cooled down with a Negroni slushie.
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35) Bang Bang Pie Shop
2051 N California Ave; 773.276.8888
Like a downhome grandmother's kitchen (vintage chairs, old-timey cabinets, etc.) if only that grandma learned how to roast her own coffee at Dark Matter, and had a Biscuit bar where you could top fresh buttermilk mounds with various homemade jams & compound.
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36) Scofflaw
3201 W Armitage; 773-252-9700
Decked in reclaimed wood and vintage parlor furniture, Scoff's got 40+ bottles of gin and a dozen drafts, half of which are always taken over by a single brewer.
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LINCOLN PARK/ LAKEVIEW/ OLD TOWN

37) The Glunz Tavern
1202 N Wells; 312.642.3001
Glunz Tavern tapped the chef from Butcher & The Burger to conceive their Franco-German menu, which includes sweetbread & escargot bourguignon, fried-egg topped Holsteiner schnitzel, and slow-cooked coq au Rielsling.
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38) Dryhop Brewers
3155 N Broadway St; 773.857.3155
Whether filling your growler or your pint glass, this brewery and American-style brewpub serves up Cap'n Crunch french toast for brunch, and roasted chicken and bacon poutine for dinner.
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39) Bar Pastoral
2947 N Broadway; 773.472.4781
The celebrated Lakeview cheesemongers are literally going HAM by making their own, serving it up with raclette and heirloom potatoes.
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40) Juno
2638 N Lincoln; 872.206.8662
Juno serves up authentic Japanese sushi and other maki, and's got an omakase area where you can entrust the chef to prepare you something truly worthy of your palate.
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41) The J. Parker
1816 N Clark St; 312.254.4747
This rooftop watering hole from the Boka dudes rotates its drink options based on geographical region (Spain, Mexico, Cuba...).
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42) Endgrain
1851 W Addison St; 773.687.8191
Endgrain is a farm-fresh restaurant that's turning out amazing biscuits and Enoch's bacon-butterscotch donuts.
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43) Balena
1633 N Halsted St; 312.867.3888
The Italian-leaning menu of belly-sticking small plates (spicy short ribs w/ charred orange and basil) and wood-fired pizza can be washed down with any of plus 300 vinos.
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OTHER

44) Elizabeth
4835 N Western Ave Unit D; 773.681.0651
Tasting menus are sold on a ticketing system a la Next/Alinea, and come in three varieties, the first of which is a farm-focused 10-courser called The Owl.
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45) Pecking Order
4416 N Clark St; 773.907.9900
The chicken at Pecking is soaked in a family marinade of cane sugar, vinegar, garlic, tamari & more before being either grilled, fried, or stuffed with lemongrass & ginger and rotisserie roasted.
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46) Honey Butter Fried Chicken
3361 N Elston Ave; 773.478.4000
In addition to combining the four greatest words in human history, Honey Butter Fried Chicken also serves up deliciously crisped-up chicken in platters with seasonal sides and down-home beverage pairings.
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47) Dusek's & Punch House
1227 W 18th St; 312.526.3851
Dusek's menu from Longman & Eagle's Jared Wentworth serves up hearty food (think burgers with bacon marmalade on a pretzel bun) with the basement Punch House providing bountiful bowls of booze.
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1. Siena Tavern 51 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Siena Tavern, located in North River, is an Italian resto that's sophisticated and industrial. Most of their dishes (like their pasta) are made/prepared in-house by capable hands so you'll be praising the food as much as the impressive light fixtures.

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2. Howells & Hood 435 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

From the folks behind Old Town Pour House and Sweetwater, Howells & Hood is an epic beer hall in the Trib Tower, equipped with 114 beers on tap springing from 360 draft faucets spread across the 23,000sqft venue. With copper-topped bars and inscriptions on the travertine-tiled walls, the restaurant replicates the epic neo-Gothic design of the landmark space credited to John Howells and Raymond Hood, who thankfully weren't name Lipschitz and McDingleberry.

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3. The Boarding House 720 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

Although The Boarding House's chandelier made from 9,000 wine glasses is pretty impressive, the food is more so. This joint serves mouthwatering American fare like fried chicken and ribeye, classy desserts, and a 450-bottle wine list.

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4. Bub City 435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

With a BBQ-centric menu, 125 selections of whiskey, country music, and a huge beer can American flag behind the bar, Bub City might be the most 'Merican resto/bar in the whole country.

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5. American Junkie 15 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

American Junkie is a 320-seat, two-floor industrial restaurant and bar, sporting American flags carved everywhere. The food's as American as the decor, with Chef Kendal Duque (Sepia, City Tavern) running the kitchen and turning out awesome meatiness like pork & apple pizza, bison burgers, and shaved prime rib. The dinner menu is worthy of a sit-down trip, but if you're just looking to have a beer and munchies while watching a game, there might be no better place in Chicago. American Junkie claims to have the largest TV in the Midwest -- a 16x8ft 1080i LED behemoth, located on the second floor sunroom -- making it the perfect place to go in springtime to catch March Madness, or in summer to watch the Cubs and White Sox. With 26 beers on tap and a killer bar menu (think grilled octopus, 30-minute wings, and shrimp ceviche), American Junkie has everything you need to distract you from the score of the Cubs game.

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6. The Berkshire Room 15 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

The Berkshire Room is a whiskey bar serving cocktails from Prohibition-era medicine bottles, a 1940s-inspired menu including bison tartare, and drinks with crazy ingredients, such as tobacco smoke (?!).

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7. Three Dots and a Dash 435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Three Dots and a Dash is a tiki-themed speakeasy in the back of Bub City that's pouring out crazy tropical cocktails in vessels like glass skulls and treasure chests.

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8. Bavette's Bar & Boeuf 218 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

More a promise than a clever name, Bavette's Bar & Boeuf unapologetically delivers an abundance of whiskey and slab-after-slab of expertly prepared meat. If you've ever wanted to dine at Ron Swanson's fantasy restaurant, this is the place. Despite some still competition, Bavette's is the best steakhouse in Chicago, and the 24 oz. bone-in ribeye may be the best piece of meat your money can buy in Chi-town. If steak's not your thing, they also offer fresh oysters, Souther-style fried chicken, and double-cut Berkshire pork chops. And because nothing goes together better than a bloody steak and a fine whiskey, Bavette's offers more than 50 whiskeys to stir into classic cocktails like mint julips, rye Old Fashioneds, and modern alternatives like spicy picklebacks.

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9. Dillman's 354 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654

Dillman's is a Jewish deli by the Au Cheval folks, and's got whitefish terrines, latkes, and everything else your bubbie used to make.

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10. Untitled 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

Tucked behind unmarked doors that are literally untitled, this lounge is a nod to the Prohibition-era supper clubs, featuring libations, small bites and a stage for blues/big bad/burlesque shows.

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11. Drumbar 201 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

On the 18th floor of the Raffaello lies the swanky Drumbar, split between a dark wood and marble 100-seat indoors and an outdoor terrace boasting killer views of the lake and fire-pit equipped tables.

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12. Stout Barrel House & Galley 642 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Serving Southern hospitality in the heart of River North, Stout Barrel House & Galley serves up adventurous comfort food in an inviting, communal environment. A wealth of craft and draft beers assures that your stiff drink is as gustatorily satisfying as the exquisite food.

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13. CH Distillery 564 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661

CH Distillery is Chicago's first distillery/cocktail bar, serving up house-made vodkas with carefully curated concoctions, as well as small plates from other renowned Chi-town eateries. The distillery makes vodka (distilled 40 times for ultimate purity!), rum, whiskey, and two kinds of gin, all in-house. The bar then pours them into inventive, Chicago-inspired craft cocktails such as the Rhymes With Orange, made with Serrano chili vodka, orange Curaçao, lime, and watermelon. The small plates eats include corned duck on black rye, and charcuterie from West Loop Salumi. Does the CH in CH Distillery stand for Chicago? No! No it does not. The CH stands for the periodic symbols for carbon and hydrogen, the fundamental components that make alcohol. And if you can remember that after you've had a few of these cocktails, you might be almost as impressive as the cocktails themselves.

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14. Tavernita 151 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654

In addition to its copper ceiling and bull's head mounted on the wall, Tavernita also features a menu consisting of American dishes with splashes of French, Italian and Spanish flavor. The menu is designed to promote sampling and sharing, which is perfect because this way you won't have to worry about Aunt Cloris bogarting the meatballs.

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15. La Sirena Clandestina 954 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

La Sirena Clandestina is a local restaurant that serves up traditional Latin cuisine for brunch and dinner. The drinks menu includes an extensive wine list, as well as a number of domestic and imported beers and specialty cocktails.

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16. Little Goat 820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

From the creator of Girl & The Goat (Stephanie Izard), Little Goat sits right across the street and serves customers from morning until the wee hours of the night. The menu of classic American fare done right nicely supplements the overall high class atmosphere of the decor, but at the end of the day you don't have to drink with your pinky held up here. You can if you want to, though.

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17. Takito Kitchen 2013 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

A small plate taqueria from a Carnivale vet (no, not Nick Stahl) putting a contemporary twist on Latin fare, Takito Kitchen makes good use of the gutted car wash space that most recently housed Sabor Saveur, with exposed pipes and distressed cedar lining the narrow corridor leading to a skylit back room decked with a graffiti mural touting the resto's name.

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18. bellyQ 1400 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607

While dining at a resto with the word "belly" in the name may make you feel weird, you should get over it and chow down on Korean short ribs and banana leaf-wrapped salmon, or opt for the likes of Thai fried chicken, wood-fired bacon 'n kimchi pancakes, or some tea-smoked duck breast served with steamed Chinese buns. Also: cocktails, wine, and beer.

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19. RM 116 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607

This 1,500 square-foot champagne salon and wine bar features a curated menu of bubbly and non-bubbly drinks, as well as a variety of cheeses, sandwiches and pastries. Grower champagne is what this place is all about, and the cobblestone patio complements the selection of artisanal, hand-bottled wines.

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20. Nellcôte 833 W Randolph, Chicago, IL 60607

Nellcote was named after the mansion on the French Riviera in which The Rolling Stones recorded Exile on Main Street, and it bears all the trappings that you'd expect for a place connected to such fame and splendor. Beyond the fanciful decor, this restaurant features an eclectic menu ranging from pizza and pasta, to wood-grilled chicken and pork belly confit.

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21. Au Cheval 800 W Randolph, Chicago, IL 60607

Au Cheval is one sparkling spoon. Like, it's your grandma's sterling silver soup ladle. With an open kitchen and a bar hugging it, this European-flared diner-style grubspot is doling out impressive meals and Chicagoans are lapping it up.

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22. High Noon Saloon 1560 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Are you a fan of Tombstone? The 1993 film, not the popular frozen pizza brand. Because you can get an Old West feel and stop eating from the freezer section thanks to High Noon Saloon, a Tex-Mex tequila bar sporting a spur-scuffed hickory floor, olde-tyme photography, butcher block tables, and fringed leather stools.

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23. Carriage House 1700 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

Carriage House brings the internationally-tinged flavors of regional South Carolina to Wicker Park. A portion of the menu is dedicated to bold, interpretations of select traditional dishes, a broad collection of spirits, and family-inspired meals. This restaurant tempts you to stay for a long, Southern minute.

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24. Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Beer and beat em' ups. Emporium Bar Arcade, with one stroke, brought to reality the dreams of dudes everywhere. It's about time you and your friends grow up, order whiskey on the rocks and settle, once and for all, who the true king of Street Fighter 2 is, like adults.

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25. Trenchermen 2039 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

This once Turkish bathhouse now serves up eclectic American cuisine by the Sheerin brothers. We're talking about pickle tots, octopus pozole, and fried chicken with grits. Also: 30-plus beer taps, need we say more?

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26. Antique Taco 1360 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Antique Taco's a brick-n-mortar mash-up of an upscale taqueria and a Cracker Barrel, sporting barnwood tables, mismatched china and, of course, for-sale antiques ranging from glassware to old Jays potato chip tins. The fare includes housemade tortillas with Slagel Farm ribeye and boozy agua fresca.

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27. Mott St 1401 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Mott St is a tiny Asian resto tucked away in an unassuming space, helmed by the Ruxbin folks, and serving things like bagel-inspired Everything Wings.

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28. Ada St 1664 N Ada St, Chicago, IL 60642

Ada Street is an American restaurant spearheaded by renowned Chef Zoe Schor. Seasonal ingredients at the height of their flavor and freshness goes into each dish, in which the seared octopus is building considerable buzz. Its spectacular selection of wine and spirits adds is an added bonus.

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29. Chop Shop 2033 W North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

Chop Shop is a meat shop/bar/music venue all rolled into one -- talk shop with the butcher, drop it low to some Top 40 remixes, and indulge in prime-cut beef. Allied: While you're there, pick up some Smith & Forge, the hard cider that's built strong -- built from Apples and built to Refresh.

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30. Billy Sunday 3143 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

This 50-seat tavern has an appropriately turn-of-the-century feel courtesy of its china-filled hutch, lantern-esque lighting, and old-timey photos of people not smiling. While small plates are served, the libations here rule.

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31. Table, Donkey and Stick 2728 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Table, Donkey and Stick is all about the Alps: independent wines and Bavarian beers, cuisine influenced by the mountainous regions of France & Germany, even the cozy layout imitates lodges housing Alps hikers.

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32. Fat Rice 2957 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Another Logan Square staple, Fat Rice serves up global-hopping cuisine with particular Asian-European influences. Its beer and wine list follows suit with Belgian brew and Spanish to round out your newly international palate.

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33. Parson's Chicken & Fish 2952 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Parson's Chicken & Fish serves up just that, mostly fried and dusted with garlic, morita chiles, cayenne, and smoked paprika... oh, and they fry dough, too.

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34. Bang Bang Pie Shop 2051 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Constantly the forerunner for Chicago's most awesomely-named pie shop, Logan Square's Bang Bang Pie Shop is a true testament to an older time, when everyone's favorite neighbor Ethel would let her pie cool on the windowsill. Hand-made daily using the freshest seasonal ingredients, either the scent of the just-baked fruit, or the fact that they serve a pork & grits pie, will have you floating through the entrance.

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35. Scofflaw 3201 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Logan Square's Scofflaw offers up a long list of gin-focused cocktails alongside small bites and craft beers.

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36. The Glunz Tavern 1202 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

Featuring a Franco-German menu, serving dishes like a lineup of sweetbread & escargot bourguignon, fried-egg topped Holsteiner schnitzel, and slow-cooked coq au Rielsling. They also offer a rotating selection of small-batch wines, eight seasonal beer taps, and reserve whiskey from exclusive Scotches to Van Winkle bourbon aged 15 years.

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37. Dryhop Brewers 3155 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657

Dryhop Brewers is more than just a great brewery; it's also an American-style brewpub that serves bacon-wrapped scallops and other crazy fare to go along with their awesome brews.

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38. Bar Pastoral 53 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601

Cheese lovers (so, everybody) get ready for your utopia! Bar Pastoral is adorned with cheeses sourced from across the globe and local independent farms so you can drop that Mini Babybel now. Wine, sandwiches, and select items are also served.

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39. Juno 2638 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60614

Juno in Lincoln Park is serving up authentic Japanese sushi and other maki, and's got an omakase area where you can entrust the chef to prepare you something truly worthy of your palate.

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40. J. Parker 1816 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

This rooftop bar atop the Hotel Lincoln features an impressive cocktail list, views of the park/lake shore/skyline, and small bites so good you'll hang around for a dangerously long time--no big deal.

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41. Endgrain 1851 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613

Endgrain is a Roscoe Village, farm-fresh restaurant that's turning out innovative cuisine (think fried chicken with PORK GRAVY and bacon/butterscotch donuts).

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42. Balena 1633 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Balena features high ceilings, a leather-adorned bar and large arched windows that allow a peek into the kitchen dishing out Italian-leaning menu items like burrata with radish, fennel and white balsamic; orecchiette with kale, lemon, breadcrumbs and chile; and roasted porchetta with polenta and red onion salad.

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43. Pecking Order 4416 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

Pecking Order serves up chicken three ways: fried, grilled, or roasted. Add-ons include a slew of sides, craft beer, and wine.

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44. Honey Butter Fried Chicken 3361 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

A fried chicken lovers' mecca, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, in addition to combining the four greatest words in human history, also serves up deliciously crisped-up chicken in platters with seasonal sides and down-home beverage pairings.

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45. Dusek's 1227 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608

Dusek's, from the Thalia Hall folks and helmed by Longman & Eagle's Jared Wentworth, serves up hearty food (think burgers with bacon marmalade on a pretzel bun) from a FOUR-PART menu. Choose your adventure!

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46. Elizabeth 4835 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Elizabeth exemplifies class, high-end cocktails, and delicious, artistic, and well-thought-out grub.

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47. Sumi Robata Bar 702 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

This 14-seat robata bar is doling out charcoal-grilled Wagyu ribeye, king crab, and beef sliders with miso mustard.

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