After doing a roundup of some of our favorite restaurants in the Bay Area, we decided it would be a great idea to ask our Chicago counterparts for their most frequented and most favorite.
Avec – a very popular, therefore very crowded, restaurant. Many reviews say it is worth the wait and the communal tables add a new twist on the old restaurant environment.
Blackbird – Noted for its innovative menu and small but solid wine list.
North Pond – With a gorgeous view and knowledgeable staff, this would be a great place for a special occasion or visiting guest.
Adobo Grill – This is a great location to get something different than your usual Mexican food, but also a good spot for a delicious margarita!
Piccolo Sogno – This upbeat joint has great appetizers as well as an array of wines served by the glass.
Big Star – These homemade and creative dishes are served at a great price!
MK – Great food in an intimate atmosphere that’s not too packed together.
Fronterra Grill – This restaurant works with top notch ingredients and serves up some delicious Mexican dishes along with great margaritas and a wide selection of Mexican beers.
Custom House – Our chefs love the Braised Short Rib!
The Publican – a pork and beer lovers dream!
The Avenues – They have a fantastic 15 course tasting menu, set in the beautiful Peninsula of Chicago.
Everest – Our chefs see this as one of their favorite staples.
Sola – Awesome food and drinks. The room has great sound as well – you can hear the person sitting across from you.
Spring – This restaurant has great food, drinks AND service. A few of the PTC favorites are the Seared Maine Sea Scallops, braised oxtail, wild mushrooms, sweet soy, and baby bok choy.
Spacca Napoli – The service is great – your pizza comes out 5-10 minutes after you order them. All of their pizzas are made in the in-house wood burning Pizza oven. The pizza special with porcinis and truffle cheese is a favorite.
Mixteco – Great mole and it is BYOB!
Any or all of these restaurants are great options to show visitors, try out for the first time, or put on your regular list of restaurants – as tested and proven by our own Chicago foodies!