Restaurants in Chicago are the best! Chicago is known for its diversity that has populated the city not only with people but with an abundance of culture. Culture is at the heart of Chicago because it is how we share a bit of ourselves with others and how we learn that differences are what make everybody unique. One of the most significant aspects of culture is food because it is food that allows people to celebrate and come together. Whether it’s at a dinner table or at a wedding, food is what allows people to enjoy, laugh, and have a love for life. People use food as a means of expressing culture, emotion, values and even philosophy because food is something you consume everyday. Whether it is grapes that grow in your vineyard, fishes from the ocean near you, or the fruit that grows every summer in your Grandma’s garden; each ingredient has its own significance. The composition, color, flavor, and texture of food is carefully thought out and brings out a dish that is more like artwork. Food is created in a thoughtful, creative, and passionate manor.
Sometimes it is good to go eat at restaurants that will not only serve you good food but are a great location to go hangout with friends. Here is a collection of fun, delicious, and interesting restaurants that will be a great restaurant to check out if you are in Chicago.
1. Athena Restaurant
This Greek restaurant is named after the Greek Goddess of Wisdom Athena. This restaurant catches the attention of anyone because it is visually eye-catching and give you a feel of Greece. This restaurant is located in Greektown in where there are several Greek restaurants that will give you a taste of Greece.
This Italian restaurant will give you a variety of delicious Italian food. You will be able to find just about anything at this restaurant from desserts, pizzas, salads, or traditional Italian food.
3. Tony’s Italian Beef
If you ever come to Chicago please do yourself a favor and change out the Italian Beefs. These are Italian Beefs that come with a Polish sausage and the fries are very delicious as well.
4. The Doughnut Vault
Donuts are often overlooked under thinking of what’s good to eat but they offer an abundant of flavors. Donuts are great with a good cup of coffee which is especially good with the cold weather of Chicago.
You can never go wrong with sweets. Ice Cream is good during the day or not night. If you are looking for a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy good food than BomboBar is the perfect spot for you. BomboBar offers an outrageously great amount of sweets that will your sweet tooth even sweeter.
6. Umami Burger Wicker Park
The Japanese hamburger restaurant was brought to Chicago straight from Japan. Umami Burger has the best sweet potatoes fries and ranch sauce I have ever had. This is an interesting restaurant to try out since it will be like nothing you have ever had before.
7. Las Palmas
If you are looking for a restaurant that has great food and an open outdoors area for people to sit than “Las Palmas” is the place for you. The inside of this restaurant is very classy and has big clear glass windows where you can see the outside. At the back of the restaurant are round tables with umbrellas where you can sit and enjoy the fresh air and warm sun.
8. Flacos Tacos
A perfect location where you can get decent tacos and enjoy great Latin music would be at Flacos Tacos. I personally enjoy going to the “Flacos Tacos’ near the Magnificent Mile because it is surrounded by department stores and more restaurants. The margaritas here as also at an affordable price during happy hours.