10 Chicago Restaurants You Should Make Reservations For

Chicago is high on the list when discussing great food cities among foodies. The restaurant culture is similar to New York City’s and there isn’t a thing you can’t find when cravings hit.

Here are our top ten restaurants that you should make reservations for the next time you plan to visit Chicago.

La Notte Ristorante


The executive chef and owner Giovanni Matteo Mancini brings his Italian roots & family recipes to Chicago with his classics Vitello al Marsala and Pollo Oreganato. 

Citrine Cafe


Citrine Café is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant located in the Oak Park neighborhood. The braised short rib and brunch offerings are a hit with the locals.

Victory Meat & Seafood


If you love surf & turf make a reservation at Victory Meat & Seafood. The broiled Lake Superior whitefish, oysters & dry-aged Kansas City bone-in strip are all must-haves

Takito Kitchen


Wicker Park’s best taco and margaritas come from Takito Kitchen. The flavorful, upbeat menu makes it a hotspot for great food and even better vibes.

Duck Duck Goat


Duck Duck Goat is an upscale Chinese restaurant bringing classic dishes to Chicago. For a dining experience that is truly unforgettable, you must try the Peking duck.

Que Onda


Looking for a restaurant that doubles as a meeting spot amongst friends? Locals and tourists love this restaurant as a way to break the ice on first dates or as a fun meeting place.

Sweet & Tart


Sweet & Tart is a late-night dessert and cocktail bar that sells baked goods and specialty-made craft cocktails.

Tapas Barcelona


Tapas Barcelona serves up Spanish-style small plates made for table-sharing. The Mejillones Plancha (grilled mussels served in an iron skillet) is the most popular dish.



Herb is a fine-dining Thai restaurant focused on bringing the authenticity of Thai cooking with a healthy twist. The coconut curry chicken is a crowd favorite.

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