December 22, 2017

RESTAURANTEUR AND IMPRESARIO Daniel Alonso makes no small plans. His Fulton Market Kitchen, to cite but one example—approaching its fourth birthday, believe it or not—remains a bustling and near-uncategorizable mashup of art, food and cocktails. He has another big hit...

December 19, 2017

Chicago chefs and bartenders kept our bellies full, but these are some of the prettiest things we saw

By Morgan Olsen & Jaclyn Rivas

It was a seriously delicious year. In 2017, we ate and drank our way through Chicago's newest restaurants, top cocktail bars and tried-and...

December 4, 2017

by Jay Gentile 

Picking the best bars in Chicago is a lot like picking your favorite Seinfeld character. You can make a case for pretty much all of them (especially Newman). Yet our Beverage Director franchise seeks to do just that: uncovering the best places to booze i...

November 30, 2017

Beatnik’s cocktails provide an international vacation in a glass in West Town

by Julia Thiel

It's hard to know where to look first at Beatnik. Even on a Tuesday night the West Town bar and restaurant thrums with activity, nearly every seat filled. Lavish crystal chandel...

November 29, 2017

November 24, 2017


Torali is the hotel’s lobby-level Italian steakhouse serving a wonderful spread of Mediterranean dishes including grilled seafood and savory, handmade pastas. Torali Bar is known for its range of Italian spirits. Even more exciting, head for the Ro...

November 10, 2017

Behold the 16 hottest bars in Chicago

by Daniel Gerzina and Ashok Selvam

Beyond where to eat right now, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater often have another burning question: Where should one drink right now? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resourc...

November 9, 2017

Hottest Restaurants in Chicago

by Zagat Staff

Chicago’s restaurant scene has been on fire all year long, and although temps are continuing to cool through fall, the restaurant scene is still keeping things hot. To keep tabs on all the action, here are the city's 10 hotte...

November 9, 2017


Winter can really make the cabin fever kick in, but drinking outdoors is also the quickest path to regret. Luckily there's another option. Patio season is still pretty far off but many of Chicago's bars and restaurants have adapted to the chilly weather with all-sea...

October 31, 2017

5 Reasons Chicago Should Be Your Next Getaway

By Chelsea Stuart

If it's been a while since you hit the pavement in Chi Town—or if you've never been at all—now's the time to get reacquainted. With a white-hot restaurants, swanky boutique hotels, and hip neighborhoods aple...

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