Chicago’s Best Restaurants, According to OpenTable’s 2016 Diners

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Bavettes / Hogsalt Hospitality
Bavettes / Hogsalt Hospitality
"A stylish departure from a traditional steakhouse, Bavettes embraces French flair without the formality, blending fine dining with unabashed fun," OpenTable writes of the 5-star rated River North hotspot. "Guests can indulge in timeless steakhouse fare, classic cocktails and a well-curated international wine list."
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“The common thread running through this list of winning restaurants is excellence in hospitality,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer of Bavettes and the restaurants that made the list. “Whether creating one-of-a-kind fine-dining experiences or serving up incredible fare in a more casual setting, this year’s honorees are consistently earning rave reviews from diners.”
Bavettes / Hogsalt Hospitality
"Outstanding, the dry aged rib eye is now my new favorite steak, and the rest aren't close," one OpenTable reviewer writes after dining at Bavettes. "I don't normally write reviews, but they've earned this praise."
"Amazing dim lit, masculine atmosphere that feels like you are in a speakeasy," another diner writes of Bavettes. "Makes you feel like a glass of scotch or whiskey should be in your hands at all time. Awesome food, service, and people. Comfortable feeling being inside. Will come back soon."
"Chris and Nina Nugent are chef/owners of this 16-seat Fine Dining BYOB restaurant located in Lincoln Square. goosefoot® features a subtle palette of grays with touches of gold and black," OpenTable writes of goosefoot. "The cuisine is an artful blend of French technique with modern vision created from small artisan farm products."
"Oriole is a restaurant hidden down an alley-like street in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, offering an extended tasting menu presented by Executive Chef & Owner Noah Sandoval and Pastry Chef & Partner Genie Kwon," according to OpenTable. "The Michelin-starred and Jean Banchet award-winning team hosts 28 in an intimate and elegant dining room shared with an open kitchen."
"Similar to last year’s list, established restaurants account for the majority of winners; however, several restaurants that opened in 2016, such as Oriole, earned spots," OpenTable writes of the ranking. See the full list of OpenTable's "100 Best Restaurants in America" here..
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