The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Spring 2019

The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Spring 2019

It’s time to update the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs.

Tony Mantuano’s Italian icon has garnered Michelin stars, James Beard Award nominations, a Top Chef champion and a finalist, and countless more accolades in its 35 years on the Mag Mile. The gorgeous main restaurant offers splurge-worthy fine-dining interpretations of modern Italian fare in both a la carte and tasting menus, while Cafe Spiaggia is a more relaxed and affordable option. The 700-bottle wine list is renowned.

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