The 19 best fancy restaurants in Chicago

The 19 best fancy restaurants in Chicago

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or balling out for no good reason, these fine-dining restaurants will do the trick.

If you prefer to ball out on handmade pasta and fine Italian wines, take your paycheck to Spiaggia. Executive chef Eric Lees will fill your belly with delicate handmade noodles, burrata topped with caviar and saffron-scented risotto that practically melts in your mouth. The tasting menu changes quarterly, while the a la carte menu is no-brainer for returning customers. Allow beverage director Rachel Lowe and her team of sommeliers to guide you to the right wine or cocktail pairing for your meal—they’ve got a flawless track record.

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