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Chicago Restaurants

With Governor Pritzker’s announcement of the closure of Illinois restaurants and bars for in-house dining, please consider patronizing your favorite Chicago area restaurants and local establishments for takeout and delivery in the coming days. Use the SEARCH tool above to explore Chicago’s neighborhoods and cuisines from around the world, stay safe and healthy, and support your local restaurants at the same time! Also, check out this helpful roundup – Dining at a Distance – to keep tabs on what Chicago area restaurants are open for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery during this uncertain time.



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La Palapa

La Palapa will transport you to a seaside in Mexico with its menu of incredible Mexican seafood dishes and lively atmosphere. Enjoy live Mariachi music on the incredible outdoor patio with friends and family. La Palapa is BYOB, so bring along your favorite beverages.


Incredible burgers are on the menu at BRGRBELLY (previously Leadbelly). Fresh meats are ground daily, bread is fresh-baked, and the fries are hand-cut. The burgers are made with a unique selection of toppings and ingredients. Enjoy a rock n' roll ambiance and a craft beer as your burger is cooked to order.


California style cooking meets Mediterranean flavors at this restaurant. Small plates are at the core of the menu along with dips and spreads.


Food at the Movies

These are the movies that have endured the test of time and become part of the foodie canon.

World of Food | Tiki Bars
Tiki Bars

“If you can’t get to paradise, I’ll bring it to you.”
“When that old demon rum slips past the lips, it still works its ancient, cheerful magic.”
–Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt, alias Donn Beach, alias Don the Beachcomber

Wine Dupes

By keeping your options open and exploring lesser‐known areas, you can find some really good wines that dupe their higher‐end counterparts.

Chef with a glass of wine

Sit down at the table with David Manilow, creator of Check, Please!, as he explores the Chicago food and restaurant landscape with the unique personalities who have influenced it.

A chef in her restaurant

An original web series that profiles a diverse group of Chicago area restaurateurs, chefs, baristas, gin enthusiasts, and others. Meet the people who feed you.

Dishalicious show host in apron

Experience the culinary world — live and in-person — through the eyes of top Chicago chefs! Dishalicious is a fast-paced, live demonstration cooking show and event that’s fun and informative.

Discover the ways Chicago’s celebrity chefs unwind after they clock out of the kitchen. Get to know another side of these interesting personalities who — while known for their passion and work ethic in the kitchen — are fascinating and passionate people in their personal lives as well.

window to the world