An approachable and affordable contemporary bistro that focuses on seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Bistronomic also offers a creative assortment of cocktails.

Kingsbury St. Café (closed)

Kingsbury St. Café is a delightfully simple lunch and brunch spot. You’ll find a wide variety of sizable, fresh baked pastries and delicious brunch creations in an airy, relaxed environment. 

Good Slurps

By wwciadmin

The Slurping Turtle (TST) is a Japanese noodle shop and bincho bar, attempting to recreate Chef Takashi’s Japanese childhood culinary experience. It is a sleek room – a room that you might expect to see in Tokyo – with clean lines, direct lighting, two bars (one with a bartender and one at the open kitchen), and both high and low top seating. The high top seating is all communal. There are a couple of giant murals of Takashi’s childhood on the walls, and otherwise the room is pretty sleek and modern looking.

Beta Beer

By Amy Cavanaugh

Allium, which is located in the Four Seasons Hotel, serves two of my favorite foods in Chicago – a house made Chicago-style hot dog that places all the toppings on the size so you can customize it yourself and a miso butterscotch milkshake that’s the ideal sweet-salty dessert. On Tuesday, October 16, the restaurant debuts its latest menu item, a beer that Executive Chef Kevin Hickey brewed with Begyle Brewing Company, which is based in Ravenswood.

Chicago q

Chicago q is an upscale barbeque experience. Chef and Professional Pit Master Lee Ann Whippen brings southern-style barbeque to Chicago with house-made rubs and quality meats, like Kobe brisket, which are smoked in wood-burning smokers early each morning. A variety of tasty homemade sauces are served on the side allowing the flavors of the meat to shine through. The menu also includes a variety of classic southern sides like Fried Green Tomatoes and tasty cornbreads. The atmosphere is modern and hip.

Avenues (closed)

Located in The Peninsula Hotel, Avenues is a fine-dining experience. Unique food presentations are served in a non-pretentious setting, with wonderful views of the Chicago Water Tower. Perfect for a special occasion, this restaurant offers restaurant seating, a private dining room, as well as an exhibition kitchen experience. It offers multicourse meals, an impeccable array of fine wines to choose from, and fantastic service.


A two-level hip and spirited restaurant experience. Conversation friendly dining upstairs and a bar and live entertainment on the lower level. Famous signature martinis and generous portions with the best people watching in the city in this large restaurant with seating for 600 people.

Blue 13 (closed)

An upscale restaurant and lounge serving contemporary American food in a casual, urban atmosphere. Pairing classic American food with a more modern French and Italian flair, providing unobtrusive service in a Rock and Roll chic atmosphere.

mk Restaurant (closed)

MK features an innovative new American menu with global influences that focuses on the freshest ingredients available.

200 East (closed)

The talented staff of this restaurant includes experience far above the norm. The talent includes Tony Navarro, a 30-year veteran Chef/restaurant owner who now oversees the kitchen crew; General Manager Tim Fong, former proprietor of Suzy Wong's and former manager of Pal Joey's Italian Steakhouse; and Bar Manager George Cozzi, bartender par excellence for over three decades.