Mamma Onesti's Italian Restaurant knows how to perfect pasta, and foodies rave about its cream-of-the-crop Italian eats.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Mamma Onesti's Italian Restaurant.
Wifi is on the house at Mamma Onesti's Italian Restaurant, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
The restaurant takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time.
The dress code is strictly casual at Mamma Onesti's Italian Restaurant, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Mamma Onesti's Italian Restaurant cater for you.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Mamma Onesti's Italian Restaurant's S State St address.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Menu items at Mamma Onesti's Italian Restaurant tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Mamma Onesti's Italian Restaurant is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
Is your mouth watering yet? Time to head over to Mamma Onesti's Italian Restaurant for some delicious Italian cuisine.
Visit Honey Field Restaurant and indulge in some good old-fashioned American cuisine.
The menu at Honey Field Restaurant is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Whether you have a large or small group, Honey Field Restaurant can accommodate both.
Find yourself the best seat in the house by calling ahead to reserve a table.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Honey Field Restaurant, known for its laid-back ambience.
Through their catering service, Honey Field Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
Menu items at Honey Field Restaurant tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Honey Field Restaurant happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at Honey Field Restaurant tastes like pure heaven!
At Honey Field Restaurant you can find great American food at any time of the day.
The volunteer-run Raw Vegan Cafe serves up uncooked gluten-free vegan fare, donating all its profits to Project Hopeful in Joliet. Appetizers on the trim menu include zucchini wraps and mushrooms that, like a black bear’s armchair, come stuffed with pine nuts and fine spices. Served sans nuts, the café's spaghetti comes smothered in a sun-dried-tomato marinara and can be paired with a custom, fresh-squeezed juice of your own creation.
To spread the good word of raw food, the nonprofit teaches foodies and newbies the vegan basics during cooking classes. Instructors arm students with the ingredients, equipment, and recipes necessary to swiftly craft nutritious raw dinners and desserts, saving the cost of ordering takeout from a neighbor’s greenhouse. Main courses such as pizza or bagels shirk flames in favor of a dehydrator, the use of which teachers thoroughly detail. Sweeteners reaped from Mother Nature's garden tinge dessert recipes for delicacies such as chocolate macaroons or lemon squares. Patrons fend off food comas and advancing herds of hungry rabbits to query experts about raw vegan diets during Q&A sessions that conclude classes.
For the best French onion soup in town, slurp up the fare at Tallgrass Restaurant — everything here is served with sky-high ratings, so enjoy eating your way through the menu.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right.
Take a great restaurant, add perfect party food and a fun group of people, and get a night for the ages at Tallgrass Restaurant.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Formal attire is required so that you can look as nice as your meal does.
Street parking and valet parking options are located around the corner from Tallgrass Restaurant.
With an average price of around $50, Tallgrass Restaurant is perfect for a special celebration.
The restaurant's got you covered whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but die-hard fans always opt for an evening meal.
So find French cuisine you can't get enough of at Tallgrass Restaurant, and see what all the talk is about.
Tallgrass Restaurant serves up a large selection of classic French dishes, so stop by today and enjoy a tasty meal.
If you're craving Chinese food, try Lockport's Pagoda House Restaurant.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Pagoda House Restaurant tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Pagoda House Restaurant's tasty dishes at your next party.
This restaurant offers you the ultimate convenience — in-store seating, carryout, or delivery.
At Pagoda House Restaurant, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Dining at Pagoda House Restaurant will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Pagoda House Restaurant is a great dining option for any time of day.
It's no secret, Pagoda House Restaurant has the best Chinese food in town! Check them out today.
Rosati’s Pizza's history dates back to the early 1900s, when a recent Italian immigrant named Ferdinand Rosati moved from New York to Chicago with the dream of opening a restaurant. His first attempt was modest—with Ferdinand simultaneously fulfilling the duties of chef, server, dishwasher, and host—but quickly gained popularity for its crispy thin-crust pizzas, originally served as complimentary appetizers. Encouraged by the public's response to the pies, Ferdinand and his son, Sam, decided to focus their efforts on opening a true pizzeria.
Today, at Rosati's Pizza locations across the country, plumes of heat swirl above piping-hot pies concocted from handmade sauce and dough. A smattering of toppings cling to five crust options—crispy thin, double dough, Chicago-style, pan, and superstuffed—as well as hide from their hungry predators inside hand-rolled calzones. Homemade lasagna and fettuccine alfredo battle for the top pasta spot, and fried chicken, baby back ribs, and fried-shrimp dinners work together to distract diners from hard-to-resist buffalo wings.
Clockwise from top: Birria in action—rich, briny consommé and tender goat meat, stewed for hours with bay leaves, cinnamon, and other spices. // Ceramic bowls absorb the birria's heat, keeping the broth warm throughout meals. // When Rick Bayless recommended Birrieria Reyes de Ocotlan to "Esquire" magazine, he described the eatery’s birria as "full of flavor, incredibly homey and satisfying."
In Ocotlán in Jalisco, Mexico, the temperature rarely dips below 40 degrees. That's mild by Chicago standards; however, when the Reyes family immigrated 2,000 miles from Ocotlán to Chicago, they brought with them a recipe that would prove thoroughly compatible with the colder weather. That recipe is birria—a savory stew made by simmering goat meat for hours with herbs and spices. On a cold day in mid-March, I made a trek across town to the family's Pilsen restaurant, Birrieria Reyes de Ocotlan, to taste it myself.
As soon as I entered the eatery, I smelled the warm, rich aroma of simmering goat meat. Goats were also present in the decor: miniature replicas decorated shelves and cupboards, and a mounted goat head kept watch over the booths, a toothpick dangling humorously from its lips.
After I ordered birria at the counter, a server presented me with three dishes. The smallest held pickled onions and lime wedges, which are traditional birria condiments, and an oblong basket cradled warm, fresh tortillas. The largest bowl brimmed with rich, briny consommé, chopped onions and cilantro, and hunks of tender goat meat.
The first spoonful of broth tasted bright and smoky with hints of ancho peppers and cinnamon. I separated a piece of goat meat with light pressure from my spoon. Leaner than beef, the meat still had pieces of bone inside, which infused the meat with the flavor of their marrow. The crisp onions and fragrant cilantro stood out against the birria's savory elements to create a harmony of flavors that was especially comforting on a cold day.
After exiting the gates at Union Park this weekend, the first thing on your mind will likely be finding a place to sit down. These five destinations offer a place to rest your feet, have a drink, eat deep-fried bacon, and maybe even break into a bank vault—if that’s your thing. If not, there’s always dancing.
If you wore heels all day and are ready for whiskey and snails while reclining on a sofa:
Maude’s Liquor Bar | 840 W. Randolph St.
After the last set, drag your weary hooves up to the Green Line platform and head two stops east to Restaurant Row, where you’ll find Maude’s long, leather couches perfect for slouching. The escargot is made in the traditional French style—in one of those absurdly French dishes created exclusively for cradling escargot, piping hot out of the oven and swimming in butter, herbs, and garlic—with plenty of crusty bread. To drink, Maude’s has five kinds of smashes, but you should order the whiskey smash, because it’s my favorite. (If you’re feeling exotic, try the Smokey Violet.)
If your inner biker bro is craving a craft brew:
Twisted Spoke | 501 N. Ogden Ave.
Just a few blocks away up Ogden, Twisted Spoke’s rooftop patio is the perfect spot to enjoy one of many brews from an enormous beer list—if you’re not sick of being outdoors. If you are, kick back at the long, curving bar with one of its epic bloody marys. Available in a handful of boozy variations (from classic vodka to spicy tequila), each bloody is garnished with a pile of pickled veggies, cheese, and cured meat, and served with a beer back of Genesee Cream Ale. Twisted Spoke also has deep-fried tempura-style bacon—need I say more?
If you’ve always dreamed of drinking tequila in a bank vault:
The Bedford | 1612 W. Division St.
Tucked away beneath the bustling six-way intersection of Milwaukee, Division, and Ashland, the Bedford is a cool, marble-and-chandeliers destination where the lighting is low enough that no one will notice how dusty your shoes are. The rehabbed bank basement invites imbibers to lounge inside the old bank vault—complete with gleaming safe-deposit boxes—on plush chairs and couches or at one of the many tables and booths in the main space. Groups can order a whole bowl of the refreshing (and potentially dangerous) chamomile tequila punch, a combination of chamomile-infused blanco tequila, grapefruit liqueur, lime, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit soda; it’s also available by the glass and half-bowl.
If you fudged your manicure when someone crowd-surfed over you:
Beauty Bar | 1444 W. Chicago Ave.
Cashing in on the signature $10 martini-and-mani combo, spiff up your nails at one of the manicure stations while sipping on something called the Relaxer, which is actually just a dirty martini but will likely do the job. With a DJ in the booth every night, you can shake a leg under the disco ball once your nails have dried. (Namely, you can bump 'n' grind to the sounds of R. Kelly on Saturday evening during the city’s longest-running tribute night to the local R&B legend.) Or, you could always take a seat in one of the many '50s-style dryer chairs, pull the bowl down over your head, and not talk to anyone.
If you no longer have the energy to speak but do have the energy to chew:
Au Cheval | 800 W. Randolph St.
The burger topped with cheese and fried egg—which Bon Appétit argues is the best in the nation—is the perfect excuse to sit in silence. This two-patty wonder is stuffed between a soft, chewy bun and will keep you and yours occupied long enough to at least try to conjure up a knock-knock joke or something. Accompanied by a Dr. Devon’s Pickleback (one shot of irish whiskey and another of the housemade pickle brine), the combo will likely leave everyone ready for bed, which is perfect because you’re going to need to rest up to do it all over again tomorrow.
Photo credits: 1. Kari Skaflen – Maude's Liquor Bar 2. Michelle Klosinski – Twisted Spoke 3. Brandon Jones – The Bedford 4. Jessica Schultz – Beauty Bar 5. Kari Skaflen – Au Cheval