Our Recommendations and Highlights
If you’re up for anything, take a peek at what we recommend to our friends. Read on for our Chicago Concierge favorites!Contact A Concierge
Our Recommendations and Highlights
If you’re up for anything, take a peek at what we recommend to our friends. Read on for our Chicago Concierge favorites!Contact A Concierge
There’s more to the story at the American Writers Museum (AWM), named Illinois’ Best Attraction by USA Today and One of the World’s 10 Best New Museums by Fodor’s. This new cultural gem on Michigan Avenue features innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, including Word Waterfall, Surprise Bookshelf, Word Play, Story of the Day, Book Cloud, and Anatomy of a Masterwork. Special exhibits free with museum admission. AWM is a colorful and interactive space that can accommodate up to 250 people for all types of gatherings
The newest concept to join Dineamic Hospitality’s portfolio, Bandit is located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Bandit is a polished-casual restaurant and bar that combines the charm and character of a local watering hole/neighborhood bar, with the sophistication and quality of an upscale, chef-driven restaurant. The design of the restaurant is a juxtaposition of rustic materials, vintage paraphernalia, and polished décor. It is lowbrow meets high style; glamour meets grit with warm ambient twinkle lights, combined with edgy neon bar signs creating an inviting feel to the restaurant. Nostalgic elements are harmoniously married to elevated attributes throughout the concept in both look and feel, as well as the food and drink presentation. The menu is comprised of eclectic American comfort food with Executive Chef Shane Graybeal behind the creation of the dishes. Chef Graybeal brings his rustic American style of cooking to Bandit with an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients.
DineAmic Group and Fabio Viviani have done it again with Bar Siena, the casual sister restaurant to Siena Tavern. This rustic, come-as-you-are, high-energy Italian eatery in the West Loop is best known for their shared-plate format including pizza, pasta, and BomboBar desserts. Tucked into Bar Siena, this sweet side-concept and walk-up window on Green Street serves bomboloni, coffee, breakfast sandwiches, gelato, hot chocolate, and more. Stop by on your walk to work or cater to your late-night sweet cravings; open daily from 8am – 11pm.
Located in the heart of River North at the prominent corner of Clark & Kinzie St. and in the same building as their Italian concept Siena Tavern, DineAmic Group brings you Barrio — Barrio is a creative take on traditional Mexican fare with pan-Latin and American influences. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant seats 200 people and offers a variety of dining options including bar seating and private dining. The kitchen is helmed by “Top Chef” alum, Chef Katsuji Tanabe, who has created a plethora of options for just about every patron. The menu incorporates a shared-plate format offering locally sourced, sustainable ingredients with an emphasis on organic, as well as paleo and gluten-free options.
Critically acclaimed Blackbird is home base for Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in 2013 and Best Chef of the Midwest in 2004. Chef de Cuisine Ryan Pfeiffer joined Kahan in the kitchen in 2014, and together they craft elegant and imaginative Midwestern cuisine, showcasing farm-fresh ingredients to create a menu both classic and utterly approachable. Owner and restaurateur Donnie Madia and Architect Thomas Schlesser crafted a unique and timeless atmosphere in 1997, earning the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design and Best Restaurant Design Graphics in 2002.
Bub City is Chicago’s destination for barbecue, whiskey and live country music. The Southern spot offers more than 125 different whiskeys from well-known and independent distilleries throughout the country, weekend brunch with a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and live country music every day of the week.
Nestled on The Magnificent Mile, Café Spiaggia is a local gathering spot offering casual Italian fare by Executive Chef Eric Lees. Guests can expect shared plates, handmade pastas, a selection of bottled cocktails and a global wine list hand selected by Sommelier Rachael Lowe, James Beard Award Nominee for “Outstanding Wine Program” 2019.
Chef Rodolfo Cuadros’ cuisine is influenced by his love for deeply rooted traditions in Hispanic culture. Carnivale’s menu highlights dishes from the Caribbean, Spain, South and Central America and sources the best local ingredients to bring you an unforgettable experience in Latin-American flavors. We’re famous for our award-winning mojitos, fresh ceviche and wood-grilled steak.
Cherry Circle Room is the reinvention of the iconic restaurant of the same name that has serviced the Chicago Athletic Association and its members for generations. The intimate, James Beard award-winning space (‘Outstanding Restaurant Design’) has been fully reimagined and restored by Land and Sea Dept., melding the building’s historic original features with modern design elements that root the experience firmly in the present.
Historic Chicago dining is more than just a theme at The Chicago Chop House; it’s a way of life. Guests stepping into the restaurant’s immaculately restored, century-old Victorian brownstone building brings diners into the city’s past, when meat packers, politicians, and gangsters dined on succulent steaks in luxurious rooms. More than 1,400 historical photos tell the tale of old Chicago. Our all USDA beyond Prime menu of awe-inspiring 64-ounce porterhouses, 12- and 18-ounce New York strips, and 20-ounce prime ribs bathe the senses in prime-aged flavor. The Chicago Chop House is also one of the only restaurants in Chicagoland to serve Mishima cuts, unique and succulent beef known for its delicate flavor and tenderness and the last restaurant to butcher most of their meat in-house. Guests can pair their meals with a glass or bottle of wine from our international menu that includes more than 650 selections; a list that has won nine “Awards of Excellence” and “Best of” awards from Wine Spectator, and an Award of Distinction from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The Chicago Chop House bestows each and every guest with exceptional quality, flavor, service, and ambiance that few can match and none can surpass.
One block away from McCormick Center at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Cullerton Street is the Chicago Oyster House which specializes in Prime Seafood & Steaks. The chefs prepare fresh eats from the world’s depths, particularly those best served raw or extremely fresh, as in oysters and sushi. With multiple truck deliveries daily is how they ensure the freshest seafood bites to each hungry mouth. There are two raw bars inside the space. The first is dedicated to city’s most selection of East and West Coast oyster varieties, served chilled in their own shells atop a bed of ice. At the second raw bar, the chefs put their focus on the art of sushi as they wrap assortment of freshest raw fish in colorful, bite-size morsels of rice, seaweed, and sauce. Behind the scenes, the kitchen is where the mouthwatering Prime Steaks are grilled to perfection along with other deep sea morsels such as grilled oysters, steamed king crab legs and delicately fried soft-shell crab. Try their 30-day dry aged NY Strip and it will keep you coming back for more.
The Chopping Block has been teaching people how to cook for over 20 years. We are Chicago’s premier recreational cooking school, private event venue and gourmet retail store, offering guests a large slate of hands-on cooking classes, wine/cocktail classes and personalized private cooking events. Our location in downtown Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart has four state-of-the-art kitchens and accommodates events of any type for up to 300 guests. Our classes cover cooking skills featuring delicious seasonal, ethnic, healthy and vegetarian menus. Our retail store features professional-quality cookware and kitchen tools, plus an array of ingredients and food-friendly wines and craft spirits.
Nestled in the infamous West Loop, City Winery Chicago is a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining.
Dick’s Last Resort is located in the Marina City Towers, overlooking the Chicago River. A great place to let down your hair, throw back a cold one and enjoy some great grub served by our witty staff. We call it “service with a side of sarcasm”, you’ll call it “fun”. Live entertainment on Friday & Saturdays from 8pm. Come see for yourself why Dick’s has been a Chicago legend since 1988. (Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents/guardian after 6 pm.)
Ditka’s Restaurant is widely known for their outstanding food and culture. For Ditka’s, preparing generous portions of high quality American Fare including steaks, chops and seafood paired with top notch hospitality is what they strive for every day. In true Midwestern fashion, Ditka’s seeks to provide sincere and honest service. Aiming to not simply meet expectations, but to exceed them time and time again.
Dusek’s Board & Beer is a Michelin-starred restaurant from Chicago-based hospitality collective 16” On Center. Celebrating the enduring link between beer, food and hospitality, Dusek’s welcomes guests for brunch, lunch, and dinner as a warm and comfortable community gathering place for all occasions.
At Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy unrivaled hospitality, explore a carefully curated wine list and experience expertly crafted steak made to order. Private dining available day or evening. Sit-down dinners for groups from 10-150 and receptions up to 350.
Game Room is exactly that — a sprawling space on the second floor of the Chicago Athletic Association packed with shuffleboard, foosball, bocce, billiards, checkers, chess, and more. Accompanying the games is a playful menu of creative takes on street food favorites, including burgers, fried pickle pops, falafel, fried chicken sandwiches, chicken wings, and more. Includes access to Topgolf!
Giordano’s is rated Chicago’s number one deep dish pizza, located just one block from the Magnificient Mile in the Gold Coast. Private Events up to 500 guests, catering, delivery, carryout, will ship frozen pizzas to 48 states. Variety of Italian American dishes and a full bar.
The 260-seated restaurant will embrace the quintessential nautical design and bright, airy space showcased at its other locations, boasting two spacious patios: a four-season covered terrace and an outdoor rooftop, which will accommodate up to 62 seated guests. The concept’s menu of signature savory wood-fired, oven pizzas and seafood specialties, including: savory Scallop Risotto, mouthwatering Pan Seared Swordfish and delectable Parmesan Trout. In addition to the brand’s highly sought-after Frosé, the new location will also offer diners an expansive wine list and refreshing sippers, all of which can be enjoyed under the brand’s trademark “Rosé All Day” neon sign.
The International Museum of Surgical Science, a division of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), maintains over 10,000 square feet of public galleries committed to the history of surgery, and an exquisite permanent collection of art and artifacts from the history of Medicine. The Museum supports its Mission through medically themed exhibitions and programs, in addition to a strong contemporary art exhibition program.
Morton’s The Steakhouse at Wacker Place is located at the epicenter of some of Downtown Chicago’s most celebrated attractions and downtown hotels. Walking distance from the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and the Chicago Theatre District, this steakhouse offers a superb dining location for a business power lunch, after work drinks and Bar Bites, an exceptional dinner or even over 4,000 square feet of private dining space in six private dining rooms.
Offshore is the world’s largest rooftop venue that sits on the third floor of Navy Pier’s festival hall at 1000 East Grand, and offers panoramic, unmatched views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline, providing a completely unique perspective not found anywhere else. This stunning, chic 36,000 sq. Ft. All-seasons/all-weather venue offers Chicagoans a full-service luminous bar and world-class kitchen, with a 20,000 square foot terrace, along with seven cozy fire pits, an entertainment and gaming area, and multiple large gathering spaces for social and corporate events, weddings, and much more.
Pizzeria Portofino is a sun-drenched casual restaurant located directly on the Chicago riverfront offering hand-stretched pizzas, coastal wines, an expansive patio and breezy decor that will instantly transport you to the Italian Riviera.
Play Kitchen & Cocktails is a refreshingly dynamic sports bar and nightclub concept right in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Play focuses on elevated American classics with sweet accompaniments that is enhanced with our one of a kind cocktails. As the name might suggest, we are playful with our food and cocktails – you just won’t find like it anywhere else in the city!
DineAmic Group’s beer-centric bar located in the heart of River North is the perfect place to watch any big game. With over 100+ beers in house and a 30 foot HD video screen, pull up a seat and order from the menu consisting of American fare with a smokehouse twist.
GOING OUT RIGHT CHICAGO-STYLE IS ALWAYS ENTERTAINING!
Located in the Fulton Market District, this 30,000-square-foot meatpacking factory turned grown-up adult playground is the place to perfect your game. Grab a bite of culinary nirvana or show off your shuffleboard, ping pong, karaoke, bocce, virtual reality, or bowling skills. With private event options for groups of 16 to 1,200 Punch Bowl Social promises to show your guests a unique and fun experience they are sure not to forget!
4 Star Restaurant Group’s classic American Grill, Remington’s, offers a welcoming atmosphere for our guests to enjoy warm hospitality right here in Chicago’s famed Millennium Park. Remington’s offers classic American cuisine featuring fresh seafood from the raw bar, hearty entree salads, exquisite steaks, delicious chops, and mouth-watering prime rib from the rotisserie.
Located on the Chicago River, River Roast offers dramatic city and water views from every seat – inside and out. Executive Chef Cedric Harden’s menu of contemporary American tavern fare is satisfying and soul-warming.
Luxurious finishes, copper accents, and warm lighting were inspired by the fire of the rotisserie & brick oven at the display kitchen. Masculine lines are tailored to contrast with subtle historical references, some original to the 1913 building, for visual interest.
Roanoke offers various seating options for every occasion. Sit at the counter along the display kitchen for an interesting culinary experience, cozy up to the warm, inviting bar, and finally have a seat near the fireplace for more intimate dining. Roanoke is a great place to gather with friends and colleagues. We have great event space to accommodate your groups of 2 to 150.
Rock Bottom is an engaging craft beer experience where beer enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of unique homegrown beers brewed on-site. Come join us at one of our two bars or on our rooftop beer garden for a cold drink and extensive menu options. Private space available!
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, RPM Italian is modern in approach and Italian in spirit, featuring a contemporary chef-driven menu with more than a dozen fresh pastas made in house daily, celebrated Italian classics, signature RPM cocktails and an award-winning wine list. The sister restaurant to RPM Steak, RPM Italian marks the first collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman, acclaimed chef Doug Psaltis and celebrity couple Bill & Giuliana Rancic.
Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, RPM Steak is a modern take on the traditional steakhouse and features a contemporary, chef-driven menu, an award-winning wine list and a well-curated craft cocktail program. The sister restaurant to RPM Italian, RPM Steak marks the second collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman, acclaimed chef Doug Psaltis and celebrity couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic.
Memorable Chicago events begin with Shoreline Sightseeing and Shoreline Charters! Celebrating 75+ seasons on Chicago’s waterways, Shoreline is famed for its guided Architecture River Tours, panoramic Classic Lake Tours and dazzling Fireworks Tours. Groups are welcome on all regularly scheduled day and evening tours including our weekly Spanish language Architecture Tours. Seeking a completely private event? Shoreline Charters offers cruises for 75 to 150 guests with flexible lake and river itineraries, premier caterers and impeccable service. Looking for a fast, fun way to get around Chicago’s lake and river? Try a convenient Shoreline Water Taxi to and from Navy Pier! Create your Chicago memory with Shoreline!
DineAmic Group along with Partner & “Top Chef” Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani have focused their efforts on building an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of River North. Complete with a lively bar scene and from-scratch fare, this is the perfect spot for any occasion.
No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower to see the world-famous Skydeck.
Enjoy 360-degree views spanning up to 50 miles and four states, plus our most spectacular view – 1,353 feet straight down! For a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience, “Dare to Stand Out” on The Ledge, our glass balconies extending more than four feet outside the building.
• Open daily March-September 9am-10pm, October-February 10am-8pm
• Private banquet and corporate presentation space is also available on our 99th Floor for 250 seated or 400-person reception. Call 312.875.8476 for more information.
Spiaggia sets the standard for creative Italian cuisine, earning four-star reviews, international praise and numerous awards. A favorite among critics and patrons alike, the timeless Michelin-star Spiaggia features panoramic views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue. Helmed by and Executive Chef Eric Lees and by Sommelier Rachael Lowe, Spiaggia offers guests an unrivaled experience.
Discover all 5 stories of Chicago’s new Starbucks Reserve® Roastery on the corner of Michigan and Erie. Every step of the Roastery’s 35,000 square feet promises you a spectacular journey through inventive beverages, extraordinary culinary creations, exclusive merchandise, and of course, coffee.
Ideally located in the heart of Michigan Avenue, just north of Millennium Park and steps from Chicago’s theatre district. Renovated in 2019 to celebrate 10 years on the Mag Mile, Sweetwater is a sleek yet casual glassed-in respite in the center of the city. Tourists and locals alike revel in the vibrant atmosphere.
TAO Chicago is a dynamic Asian bistro and nightclub. Located in an 1892 landmark building designed by Henry Ives Cobb, this historic building was a perfect canvas to re-imagine the iconic TAO brand. The menu, developed by Chef/Partner Ralph Scamardella, features a selection of Asian-inspired specialties, focusing on Chinese, Japanese, and Thai techniques and ingredients. Located above the dramatic and breathtaking restaurant, is a second-floor nightclub and event space, which offers a one-of-a-kind experience for both planners and patrons alike. TAO is positioned to offer the perfect home for events and group dining of all sizes – from 10 to 1800.
Texas de Brazil Brazilian Steakhouse embraces a time-honored tradition of churrasco-style cooking, adopted from the gauchos of Southern Brazil. The fixed-price menu features continuous servings of perfectly seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage all slow-roasted over an open-flame and carved at the table by the restaurant’s experienced gauchos. Additionally, Texas de Brazil boasts an extravagant gourmet salad area containing more than 50 fresh items such as grilled vegetables, imported cheeses, charcuterie, smoked salmon, creamy lobster bisque and many more mouthwatering variations of salads and traditional Brazilian sides. Texas de Brazil offers group dining rates, catering packages and takeout options to meet the needs of all diners & occasions.
We feature seasonal, exceptionally high quality, rustic food, most of which is sourced from American farmers, many within driving distance along with full bar. The preparations are simple, clean, and focused. The Kitchen features various signature items such as Pasta Bolognese, Garlic Fries along with new favorites; Tuna Ceviche, Mole Braised Short Ribs & Crispy Fish Lettuce ‘Tacos’ & Butterscotch Pot de Creme. The Kitchen opened its doors to the Chicago community in October of 2014 in the historic Reid Murdoch building in River North. Part of The Kitchen Restaurant Group; a family of bistro and casual dining restaurants co-founded by Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk in 2004. The name ‘The Kitchen’ was chosen because of the desire to create a restaurant that would act much like the kitchen in one’s home – a center of conversation and connection – the place everyone likes to hang out.
Located in Swissotel Chicago overlooking the Chicago River, with views of Navy Pier and The Magnificent Mile, The Palm Chicago enjoys a truly fantastic setting in the heart of the city we’ve called home for over 35 years. Our Legendary Steakhouse is not only famous for its Prime Aged Steaks, Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobsters and classic Italian specialties, but also for its unwavering attention to friendly, personal service.
Designed around a brick hearth that imparts a warm, honest approach to cooking, The Promontory serves as a gathering place for the Hyde Park community. With dishes like chicken liver mousse toast and prawns dejonghe, the restaurant gives guests an elevated experience in a relaxed atmosphere perfect for parties both large and small.
Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th® offers diners exquisite food, superb service, and a dazzling skyline view. The elegant wood designs and art deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere, while the floor-to-ceiling windows exhibit the stunning Chicago skyline and 360 degree views of the entire city. Visit for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch and experience why The Signature Room® is “the restaurant Chicago looks up to.
The Windsor, opened in Summer 2015, is newest member of the 4 Star Restaurant Group (owners of Crosby’s Kitchen, The Smoke Daddy, Dunlay’s, DOC Wine Bar, Frasca and Remington’s). The menu was created by Chef Todd Stein with a focus on unique and expansive rotisserie options, shareable plates, craft beer and cocktails for lunch, brunch and dinner. Perfect for busy families, professionals, and visitors in the area, the menu also features a selection of fresh options to go.
With a secret alleyway entrance, Three Dots and a Dash is a speakeasy-style take on the traditional tiki bar—ready to transport you to the bygone eras of Trader Vic, Stephen Crane and Don the Beachcomber. Descend underground to discover a retro subterranean hideaway with an island vibe, classic and original tiki cocktails, more than 200 different rums and a small menu of Polynesian-inspired bites.
A new hotspot for food and culture lovers is coming to Chicago: Time Out Market is now open at 916 W Fulton Market. Time Out Market Chicago will bring the best of the city together under one roof: its best restaurants, bars and cultural experiences, based on Time Out’s editorial curation. It will be a truly authentic Chicago experience.
Time Out Market Chicago will put down roots in the heart of the Fulton Market District. Set within a stand-alone brick building, it will showcase across nearly 50,000 sq ft a curated mix of 18 food offerings and three bars, a demonstration kitchen and a programming space. The offer is spread across three floors, featuring the market space indoors and outdoors, an event venue, a viewing and entertainment platform with bleacher seating and the first Time Out Market rooftop. There will be almost 600 seats for hungry visitors.
Tortoise Supper Club is a metropolitan Supper Club serving Steaks, Chops & Fresh Seafood. Tortoise Supper Club offers a signature Chicago experience as the city’s rich heritage is celebrated throughout their warm, vibrant dining room. Round out the full Tortoise Supper Club experience with craft cocktails in the bar and live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights.
Truluck’s relentlessly strives to deliver excellence in all we do. Meticulously prepared seafood and crab, inspired wine and cocktail selections, vibrant live entertainment nightly, genuine Southern Hospitality,
and captivating ambience combine to create exhilarating moments, and enduring memories.
Untitled Supper Club is a contemporary revival of a classic Prohibition-era supper club: a luxurious underground dining establishment and social club featuring world-class live entertainment. Untitled invites guests to experience amazing live music and titillating vintage cabaret-style performances while enjoying delicious, award-winning food and libations, all in a sprawling yet intimate venue spread over five luxuriously designed rooms that effortlessly combine refined, art deco-inspired design with raw, speakeasy-influenced touch points. A six-time Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient for its outstanding New American cuisine, Untitled offers the largest selection of American whiskey and bourbon anywhere in the world. Created by Atomic Hospitality, Untitled has evolved from a subterranean restaurant and nightclub destination shrouded in mystery into a beloved Chicago institution. Untitled is open Monday to Saturday at 111 W. Kinzie St. in the vibrant River North neighborhood of Chicago.
Venue SIX10, a premiere Chicago event site, features a 10-story faceted window wall that provides stunning panoramic views of Chicago’s skyline, Grant Park, and Lake Michigan. Venue SIX10 offers a variety of event spaces including a 409-seat theater, 13 state-of-the-art breakout rooms and expansive event galleries. With numerous design awards, Silver LEEDs certification, catering provided by a select group of Chicago’s finest caterers, and impeccable service, Venue SIX10 delivers an experience second to none.
Brought to Chicago by the James Beard nominated Concentrics Restaurant Group, VU Chicago is a 13,000 Sq Ft Concept located 22 stories above bustling McCormick Place. VU Offers modern design, a chef driven menu and beverage program and unparalleled views of the lake and downtown. The bird’s eye location is designed for al fresco and indoor drinking, dining, and lounging with soft seating, fire pits, a wood fired oven, and several private event areas such as a karaoke room, board room, and club bar.