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Alinea is one of Chicago To Do List.

1. Alinea

8.9
1723 N Halsted St (btwn W North Ave & W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 143 tips and reviews

The FeastThe Feast: Alinea isn't just one of the best restaurants in Chicago, it's rated as one of the best restaurants in THE WORLD. Phrase most commonly associated with dining at Alinea: "an experience."

Next is one of Chicago To Do List.

2. Next

8.6
953 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St.), Chicago, IL
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Fulton Market · 56 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Ask to visit The Office or The Aviary when you finish your meal.

The Aviary is one of Chicago To Do List.

3. The Aviary

8.9
955 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St.), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Fulton Market · 174 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Order the Blueberry and share with another person. Sip slowly and marvel in how the drink changes over time.

The Office is one of Chicago To Do List.

4. The Office

8.9
955 W Fulton Market (at Morgan St), Chicago, IL
Speakeasy · Fulton Market · 22 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Try the wheat whiskey cocktail with mango and cilantro tincture.

Sable Kitchen & Bar is one of Chicago To Do List.

5. Sable Kitchen & Bar

505 N State St (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Near North Side · 198 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Let Freddy make you a drink, bartender's choice.

Xoco is one of Chicago To Do List.

6. Xoco

8.4
449 N Clark St (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Near North Side · 364 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Rick Bayless introduced Mexican street food to the masses, who line up daily for huevos rancheros for breakfast and return for pork belly tortas and seafood caldos at lunch. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Frontera Grill is one of Chicago To Do List.

7. Frontera Grill

8.7
445 N Clark St (btwn Illinois St & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · River North · 256 tips and reviews

GourmetLiveGourmetLive: Topolobampo is more sophisticated in decor than Bayless' Frontera Grill. The dishes at both have familiar names, but you won’t find them made with such superior ingredients and care anywhere else.

The Violet Hour is one of Chicago To Do List.

8. The Violet Hour

8.6
1520 N Damen Ave (at Pierce Ave), Chicago, IL
Speakeasy · Wicker Park · 256 tips and reviews

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. All of the cocktails are solid, but we're ordering the whiskey smash. Read more.

Big Star is one of Chicago To Do List.

9. Big Star

9.0
1531 N Damen Ave (at N Wicker Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Taco Place · Wicker Park · 577 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Try the Sarsaparilla Springs: Buffalo Trace and Sprecher Root Beer.

Antique Taco is one of Chicago To Do List.

10. Antique Taco

8.8
1360 N Milwaukee Ave (at N Wood St), Chicago, IL
Taco Place · Wicker Park · 164 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Pork Carnitas: the tamarind glaze adds an unmistakable citrus zing to each bite, making what sounds like an over-loaded and fatty taco taste somehow balanced and restrained.

Longman & Eagle is one of Chicago To Do List.

11. Longman & Eagle

9.1
2657 N Kedzie Ave (at W Schubert Ave), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Logan Square · 355 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Logan Square's gastropub, with a kick-ass whisky selection, has made national headlines and even got a Michelin star. Like a nose-to-tail approach? So does chef Jared Wentworth. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

12. Girl & The Goat

8.9
809 W Randolph St (at Halsted St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · West Town · 554 tips and reviews

Danny W.Danny Wen: Pan fried shishito peppers are not to be missed. So money.

The Publican is one of Chicago To Do List.

13. The Publican

8.7
837 W Fulton Market (at N Green St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Fulton Market · 358 tips and reviews
The Drawing Room is one of Chicago To Do List.

14. The Drawing Room

937 N Rush St (at E Walton Pl), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Streeterville · 78 tips and reviews

Food & WineFood & Wine: At this subterranean lounge within Le Passage nightclub, guests can opt to have their drinks prepared tableside, accompanied by a cocktail history lesson.

Yusho is one of Chicago To Do List.

15. Yusho

2853 N Kedzie Ave (at W. George St.), Chicago, IL
Japanese Restaurant · Logan Square · 80 tips and reviews

Cinnamon C.Cinnamon Cooper: Sit at the bar. Split dishes so you can try more things. Get what the bartender suggests. Eat the grilled octopus anything.

Scofflaw is one of Chicago To Do List.

16. Scofflaw

9.1
3201 W Armitage Ave (at Kedzie Ave), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Logan Square · 148 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Veterans of the Whistler, Boiler Room and Bonny's joined together to open this gin bar. The other room is less loungey and truer to what Scofflaw is, which is a simple, friendly neighborhood joint.-JK Read more.

Billy Sunday is one of Chicago To Do List.

17. Billy Sunday

9.0
3143 W Logan Blvd (Logan and Kedzie), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Logan Square · 73 tips and reviews

JessicaJessica: Try their drink simply called 'cocktail'. You'll be glad you did.

The Whistler is one of Chicago To Do List.

18. The Whistler

9.0
2421 N Milwaukee Ave (at W Fullerton Ave), Chicago, IL
Cocktail Bar · Logan Square · 111 tips and reviews

tankboytankboy: Have patience and order a specialty cocktail, they are well worth the wait.

GT Fish and Oyster is one of Chicago To Do List.

19. GT Fish and Oyster

9.0
531 N Wells St (at Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
Seafood Restaurant · River North · 195 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: Cold bites such as Baja shrimp bruschetta & sunfish ceviche are served alongside a variety of oysters & hot items such as Tasmanian ocean trout & lobster pot pie. Non-fish items also available. Read more.

Au Cheval is one of Chicago To Do List.

20. Au Cheval

9.1
800 W Randolph St (at S Halsted St), Chicago, IL
Burger Joint · Fulton Market · 478 tips and reviews
Big Jones is one of Chicago To Do List.

21. Big Jones

8.9
5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave), Chicago, IL
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Andersonville · 139 tips and reviews
The Coffee Studio is one of Chicago To Do List.

22. The Coffee Studio

9.1
5628 N Clark St (at Olive Ave), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · Edgewater · 77 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Drip coffees are the best order here—try a coffee brewed on the Caffe Solo, a stylish carafe infuser known for its flavor as much as its high fashion.

The Wormhole Coffee is one of Chicago To Do List.

23. The Wormhole Coffee

9.0
1462 N Milwaukee Ave (at N Honore St), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · Wicker Park · 249 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: This cafe's decor lovingly pays homage to pop culture gone by, w/ knicknacks like a Castle Grayskull strewn about, a real DeLorean parked in the front window, & an old TV hooked up to an Atari 5200. Read more.

The Purple Pig is one of Chicago To Do List.

24. The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Mediterranean Restaurant · Streeterville · 637 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: While the pork dishes are the stars here, don't miss out on items like eggplant caponata or seasonal fresh vegetables.

Haymaker is one of Chicago To Do List.

25. Haymaker

5507 N Clark St (at Catalpa), Chicago, IL
Design Studio · Andersonville · 5 tips and reviews
Room Service Chicago is one of Chicago To Do List.

26. Room Service Chicago

5438 N Clark St (at W Rascher Ave), Chicago, IL
Uncategorized · Andersonville · 14 tips and reviews
Brimfield is one of Chicago To Do List.

27. Brimfield

7.4
5219 N Clark St (btwn Foster & Farragut), Chicago, IL
Antique Shop · Andersonville · 16 tips and reviews

Lucky MagazineLucky Magazine: This home goods spot looks like an English countryside antiques shop that’s had a run-in with a Native American trading post. Highlights include footstools upholstered in iconic Hudson Bay prints.

Foursided is one of Chicago To Do List.

28. Foursided

8.9
5061 N Clark St (at W. Carmen Ave.), Chicago, IL
Gift Shop · Andersonville · 18 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Eco-framing, made of salvaged frames, can save at least 50%. Foursided also sells frame kits in a range of sizes. An 18x 24" kit, including metal molding, glass, foam-core and hardware, is $53. Read more.

Publican Quality Meats is one of Chicago To Do List.

29. Publican Quality Meats

9.2
825 W Fulton Market (at Green), Chicago, IL
Deli / Bodega · Fulton Market · 133 tips and reviews

Karen B.Karen Bowers: Be sure to visit the restrooms downstairs so you can see the meat aging room and the knife wallpaper.

Sir & Madame Clothing is one of Chicago To Do List.

30. Sir & Madame Clothing

7.6
938 N Damen Ave (btwn W. Walton St. & W. Augusta Blvd.), Chicago, IL
Boutique · Ukrainian Village · 2 tips and reviews
Caffe Streets is one of Chicago To Do List.

31. Caffe Streets

8.7
1750 W Division St (btwn Wood St. & Hermitage Ave.), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · Wicker Park · 72 tips and reviews

MaureenMaureen: Consult out the coffee menus, the selection changes frequently.

Store B Vintage is one of Chicago To Do List.

32. Store B Vintage

6.2
1466 N Milwaukee Ave (at N Honore St), Chicago, IL
Thrift / Vintage Store · Wicker Park · 3 tips and reviews

Victoria U.Victoria Unger: Cutest puppies ever in here! Great vintage finds also.

Hotel Palomar (Permanently Closed) is one of Chicago To Do List.

33. Hotel Palomar (Permanently Closed)

505 N State St (at Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Hotel · Near North Side · 57 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: Complimentary coffee, both hot and iced, in the lobby each morning.

The Doughnut Vault is one of Chicago To Do List.

34. The Doughnut Vault

8.9
401 1/2 N Franklin St (at W Kinzie St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · River North · 144 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: Whips up a limited, ever-changing selection of fresh-baked sweets in flavors like chestnut, buttermilk, carrot cake, & maple-bourbon-bacon. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for store hours. Read more.

Hot Doug's is one of Chicago To Do List.

35. Hot Doug's

3324 N California Ave (at Roscoe St), Chicago, IL
Hot Dog Joint · Northwest Side · 237 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Hot Doug's might be the best sausage shop in America, so plan accordingly. Show up early, enjoy the wait, and look forward to chatting with Doug about your encased meat of choice.

Jam is one of Chicago To Do List.

36. Jam

3057 W Logan Blvd (at Milwaukee Ave), Chicago, IL
Breakfast Spot · Logan Square · 55 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: Breakfast staples such as buckwheat crepes and chocolate pancakes are available, though heartier fare such as fried chicken and a beef tenderloin sandwich should draw a slew of fans. Read more.

Southport Grocery & Cafe is one of Chicago To Do List.

37. Southport Grocery & Cafe

8.9
3552 N Southport Ave (at W Addison St), Chicago, IL
Breakfast Spot · Lakeview · 91 tips and reviews
Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee is one of Chicago To Do List.

38. Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee

50 W Randolph St (at N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · The Loop · 112 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: Maple Donuts. With. Candied. Bacon. You're welcome. Read more.

The Berkshire Room is one of Chicago To Do List.

39. The Berkshire Room

8.7
15 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL
Bar · Near North Side · 71 tips and reviews

Kathryn Y.Kathryn Yu: The decor includes antique spirits bottles, cut crystal punchbowls, the original terrazzo floor from the 1920s, and a room for barrel-aging cocktails.

P.O.S.H. Chicago is one of Chicago To Do List.

40. P.O.S.H. Chicago

7.7
613 N State St, Chicago, IL
Antique Shop · Near North Side · 5 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: The rustic, cozy interior of P.O.S.H. is filled an eclectic assortment of unique housewares, from antique and vintage tableware and glassware to hotel silver and restaurant china and dinnerware.

The Modern Shop is one of Chicago To Do List.

41. The Modern Shop

130 E Lake St (at N Stetson Av), Chicago, IL
Gift Shop · The Loop · No tips or reviews

42. Parson's Chicken & Fish

9.2
2952 W Armitage Ave (btwn N Humboldt & N Richmond), Chicago, IL
Fried Chicken Joint · Logan Square · 183 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Parson's Chicken & Fish is quickly shaping up to be the place to be this summer, whether that's because of the sprawling yard of picnic tables, the Negroni slushies or the expertly fried fish. Read more.

Three Dots and a Dash is one of Chicago To Do List.

43. Three Dots and a Dash

8.4
435 N Clark St (btwn Illinois & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
Tiki Bar · Near North Side · 222 tips and reviews