Chicago's Best Restaurants
Chicago is no second city when it comes to restaurants for business travelers.
Chicago’s culinary scene is constantly evolving. Of course, staples like deep-dish pizza and Chicagostyle hot dogs (topped with onions, relish, tomatoes and pickles) are stalwarts, but the Windy City is also synonymous with steak houses—the oldest dates from 1941, and the first Morton’s opened here in the ’70s. Add to the mix pioneering chefs like Rick Bayless (modern Mexican) and Grant Achatz (molecular gastronomy), who’ve helped put the city on the global culinary map, as well as a new breed of farm-to-table and gastropub chef/owners. All of which is good news for corporate travelers as they definitely won’t be lacking for dining options—even in the financial district, which isn’t always the case in major U.S. cities. So read on to decide which place is right for your upcoming business needs.
Jill Fergus writes travel and lifestyle pieces for numerous publications, including The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Destination Wedding & Honeymoons and Spa Magazine.