If you are simply looking for food, Chicago has no shortage of eateries, but finding a restaurant that truly dazzles can be a bit more complicated. Thankfully, this cosmopolitan city has some of the best restaurants in the world, in food, atmosphere and service. We’ve collected seven of the city’s top restaurants that are sure to dazzle your clients at your next business dinner.
Decorated in a luxury, nautical theme, this surf and turf eatery serves up the finest, fresh fish in town. Located at 20 West Kinzie Street, this restaurant sources its dry-aged steaks from it sister restaurant, and flies in its fresh fish daily. Here you will find some of the most exotic fish dishes in the world, and the best steaks in the city. No expense is spared at C Chicago, and your business clients will feel as if they are being treated as royalty.
If you are looking to treat your business clients to some true, Midwestern comfort food, there is no better option than Cindy’s. Located at 12 South Michigan Avenue, this eatery offers up family-style meals with an elegant twist. Frogmore Stew, and a succulent fish fry are both on the menu at this charming, yet upscale location, just steps from Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. The views are breathtaking, too.
Davanti Enoteca River North
With a cozy, wine cellar feel, Davanti Enoteca River North, serves up some of the most inventive Italian dishes in the city. Tucked into a quaint and cozy storefront at 30 East Hubbard Street, this eatery is known for its innovative cuisine as much as its comfortable surroundings. Exposed bricks, and shelves of vintage wine give the interior a wine cellar feel, while you dine on delectably prepared broccolini and other Italian delights.
Lockwood Restaurant & Bar
The name might not imply fine dining, but as soon as you walk into Lockwood your opinion will instantly change. The handcrafted marble tables and supple leather chairs seem perfectly at home against the walls of vintage wines. Your adventure at 17 East Monroe Street will begin with exotic appetizers and ramp up to some true culinary innovations. This farm-to-table eatery offers everything from octopus salad to mango olive cakes.
Simple elegance is the name of the game at Tru, located at 676 North St. Clair Street. This progressive French, dining adventure begins at the door. The minimalist decor, punctuated by fine art melds perfectly with the artistically-designed plates of food. Tru is an experience from start to finish.
Girl and the Goat
This eatery located at 809 West Randolph Street, carries the whimsy of its name through to its décor and cuisine. Inside you’ll find steampunk inspired decor, complete with exposed brick, gears and wine barrels. The menu traverses the world, pulling inspiration from Asian, Hispanic and Italian cuisine. Girl and the Goat is a culinary trip, to say the least.
Nestled into 508 North State Street, Cantina Laredo is a fresh take on classic Mexican, all expertly prepared by a knowledgeable and skilled kitchen staff. Inside you’ll find modern appointments with a Mexican flair. Rustic wood tables give way to leather seating and glass partitions, for a minimalist feel. You’ll dine on everything from classic ceviche to margaritas. Everything is absolutely delicious.