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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RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Monteverde 181.88  
2 The Aviary 180.22 Play Video
3 Nellcote 180.17  
4 Swift & Sons 180.16 Play Video
5 Fat Rice  179.48  
6 Two Restaurant 179.27 Play Video
7 The Bristol 179.23 Play Video
8 Parachute 179.03  
9 Boka 178.22 Play Video
10 CH Distillery 177.72 Play Video
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 173.47 Play Video
23 RPM Steak 172.93  
24 RPM Italian 172.18  
25 Au Cheval  171.79