HomeIndustryRestaurantsFirst Time in Chicago? 5 Places You Must Dine In

First Time in Chicago? 5 Places You Must Dine In

When planning a trip to Chicago, most people want to know two things: What to eat? and Where to eat ? While this can be challenging we are here to assist you by providing a list of some of the finest restaurants in Chicago.

Are you looking for a delicious, romantic night out with your significant other? Or maybe you just want some good food without spending a fortune? Chicago has plenty of options for both! From top-rated steak houses to cozy bistros, we have something for everyone. And whether you’re looking for an upscale meal or something more casual, we have it all. Plus, our restaurants are always open late so you can stay up late and eat your heart out.

 There is no wrong choice when it comes to choosing a great dinner place in Chicago, all of our restaurants are worth betting on. So don’t hesitate to try out our recommendations and see which one is the perfect fit for you!


You might not be aware, but there are an unbelievable number of former Top Chef contestants living in Chicago. Monteverde in the West Loop is home to culinary excellence and is widely considered to have Chicago’s finest Italian cuisine. The prices are fair, there’s no pressure to dress formally (unless you want to), and all the kinds of pasta, especially the Cacio e Pepe, and Aglio e olio are absolutely delicious. Plan on trying to fit the inevitable leftovers from the Ragu Alla Napoletana (a huge platter full of fusilli, sausage, meatballs, and a massive braised pork shank) into your hotel mini-fridge.

Click here to see the Location- https://www.instagram.com/monteverdechi/

Pequod’s Pizzeria

You probably don’t need us to remind you that deep-dish pizza originated in Chicago. And if you are a first-time visitor, you must sample some. Try Lincoln Park’s Pequod’s first. There’s “caramelized” crust on the deep dish pizza served in a pan (a.k.a. the burnt edges of crispy cheese around the outside of the pie). You and your buddies may be permanently estranged after eating at this pizzeria because the pizza is so good.

Click here to see the Location- https://www.instagram.com/pequodspizza/

J.P. Graziano Grocery & Sub Shop

Established in 1937, long before the West Loop became Chicago’s dining Mecca, this family-run Italian deli and sub shop has become a Chicago institution. They make some of the best Italian subs and sandwiches in the city, despite the fact that the building hasn’t altered much from when it was a meatpacking warehouse.

Click here to see the Location- https://www.instagram.com/jpgraziano/

5 Rabanitos

When you crave Mexican cuisine, you must visit  5 Rabanitos, a restaurant in the Pilsen neighbourhood. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, whether it’s tacos, items from the extensive vegetarian menu, carne asada, or the extremely hot ahogada torta. You won’t want to leave because the menu is extensive and the staff is so welcoming. 

Click here to see the Location- https://www.instagram.com/p/CmfEml7O_EY/

RPM Steak

Incorporate at least one supper at a trendy, upscale River North restaurant in your itinerary. The type that will knock your wine glass over with its huge menus and hip atmosphere, but whose food will surprise and delight you. RPM Steak satisfies these criteria. It’s the epitome of a downtown Chicago eatery: ostentatious, a little absurd, and tremendously fun. And beneath all that glitz and glamour, you’ll find the city’s finest steaks.

Click here to see the Location- RPM Steak

Try these 5 places out in Chicago in order to experience the best food in the city. We are sure that after tasting the food over here, you will be interested in having the culinary exposure back again.

An image showing a Chicago Restaurant

Latest articles

J&J Snack Foods expands portfolio with acquisition of Thinsters cookie brand

J&J Snack Foods Corp. has completed the acquisition of the Thinsters cookie brand from...

Unilever’s Wall’s expands handheld ice cream range with trio of new products

Unilever's Wall's has unveiled a trio of new products under its Twister, Cornetto, and...

Retail food inflation eases to 8.52% in March 2024 as prices of pulses and oils decline marginally

Retail food inflation eased slightly to 8.52% in March 2024 from 8.66% in the...

Aplós revolutionizes refreshment with new line of functional alcohol-free canned cocktails

Aplós, the beverage brand, has unveiled a series of ready-to-drink alcohol-free cocktails that are...

Related Articles

8 best places in Delhi/NCR every biryani lover should try this Eid

Biryani is a classic Indian dish that is loved by people all over the...

Indian chocolate brands sweep over 20 awards at the Academy of Chocolate Awards 2023

This year, several Indian F&B brands and homegrown companies have achieved global recognition, marking...

Riding high on festive demand and increased footfall, Kalyan Jewellers posts strong Q2 profits

Kalyan Jewellers India witnessed a notable 27.1% increase in its second-quarter profit on Tuesday....
× Drop a, Hi?