Chicago Top 25 Restaurants: March 2018

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Chicago arguably has one of the best culinary scenes in the country. The Windy City is the home of many chef and restaurateurs super stars. 

With that in mind, we often see the same renowned Chicago restaurants make our Top 25 Restaurants list. In this latest ranking, we see a lot of Top 25 veterans, but also new seven restaurants making their debut on this coveted list. 

At No. 1, we congratulate Smyth, a high-end restaurant in the West Loop, known for it's comfortable atmosphere and New American fare served in either a five, eight, or 12-course. Executive Chef John Shields and Executive Pastry Chef Karen Urie Shields are also the culinary mastermind's behind Smyth's sister restaurant right next door, The Loyalist, a restaurant that also often makes Foodable's Top 25 list. 

Another West Loop gem and New American restaurant, Bellemore makes its debut on the list at No. 2. The restaurant is from the team behind Boka, Girl & The Goat and Momotaro and has been deemed another success by the restaurant group ever since it's opening last November. 

Rounding out the top three, is the Foodable Top 25 veteran Monteverde, an Italian restaurant in the West Loop from the award-winning Chef Sarah Grueneberg.

As for the other six new restaurants on the list, Foodable welcomes the upscale European restaurant Marchesa at No. 11, the artsy New American restaurant S.K.Y. at No. 12, the Revival Food Hall that features outposts of many popular Chicago eateries at No.17, the Gastropub Giant at No. 22, and restaurant Proxi known for it's bold small plates at No. 24 and it's sibling restaurant Sepia at No. 25 that serves upscale American fare.

Find out what other restaurants made the Foodable Chicago Top 25 Restaurants list below!

  1. Smyth | 186.28
  2. Bellemore | 186.17
  3. Monteverde | 186.03
  4. Gibsons Italia | 185.66
  5. Parachute | 185.64
  6. Boka | 185.12
  7. Alinea | 185.02
  8. Roister | 184.99
  9. RPM Steak | 184.19
  10. Marchesa | 183.98
  11. S.K.Y. | 183.42
  12. Aviary | 183.06
  13. Fat Rice | 183.00
  14. BLVD | 182.09
  15. RPM Italian | 181.40
  16. Barrio | 180.09
  17. Revival Food Hall | 179.51
  18. The Publican | 178.95
  19. Entente | 177.81
  20. Oriole | 177.03
  21. Swift & Sons | 175.68
  22. Giant | 175.19
  23. Ronero | 175.02
  24. Proxi | 174.09
  25. Sepia | 172.55

Chicago Top 25 Restaurants: April 2017

Hey Chicago! Foodable’s top 25 restaurants list is back and you won’t be disappointed. There are five NEW restaurants making the coveted list this ranking, including the No. 1! Breaking into this list isn’t easy considering how competitive the culinary scene is in the Windy City.

Foodable welcomes Monteverde at No. 1. At the helm of the kitchen at this modern Italian restaurant is the culinary mastermind, Sarah Grueneberg. Just this week, she was given the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Great Lakes and was one of the two Chi-town chefs to win. 

At a close second is the top 25 veteran, The Aviary, a swanky cocktail lounge known for its tasty small bites. Rounding out the top three is another top 25 veteran, Nellcote, a posh American restaurant known for its small plates, cocktails and brunch. 

Like we said, there are quite a few restaurants making their debut on this list! Besides Monteverde, we have the upscale Ronero at No. 11 serving Latin American fare and the Mexican restaurant Quiote at No. 19. We also welcome Entente at No. 20, a posh restaurant with New American fare and a reservations-only chef’s tasting menu and at No. 21 is Ella Elli, an Italian-Mediterranean restaurant, known for its small plates. 

Check out the rest of the list below! 

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  1. Monteverde | 181.88 
  2. The Aviary | VIDEO | 180.22
  3. Nellcote | 180.17 
  4. Swift & Sons | VIDEO | 180.16
  5. Fat Rice | 179.48 
  6. Two Restaurant | VIDEO | 179.27
  7. The Bristol | VIDEO | 179.23
  8. Parachute | 179.03 
  9. Boka | VIDEO | 178.22
  10. CH Distillery | VIDEO | 177.72
  11. Ronero | 176.49 
  12. Little Goat Diner | 176.18 
  13. Alinea | 175.83
  14. Grace | 175.81 
  15. Avec | 175.62 
  16. Nico Osteria | 175.29 
  17. Momotaro | 175.19 
  18. Pizzeria Bebu | 174.88 
  19. Quiote | 174.82
  20. Entente | 174.59 
  21. Ella Elli | 173.74 
  22. Honey Butter Fried Chicken | VIDEO | 173.47
  23. RPM Steak | 172.93 
  24. RPM Italian | 172.18 
  25. Au Cheval | 171.79