The Restaurant City for Restaurateurs

If you’re going to the National Restaurant Association Show, you’re in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality business. And if you’re in the business, you’re not going to come to Chicago without checking out the culinary scene in the #1 Restaurant City in the country (as named by Condé Nast Traveler and Bon Appetit Magazine)..

You’re not the only one. During the Show, tens of thousands of other foodservice pros are in town and have the same idea. Get the insider’s guide to local hotspots and secure those “impossible to get” reservations though Chicago Concierge.

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Chicago Dining & Entertainment Guide

From Michelin Stars to casual classics, Chicago knows how to eat and drink! With a healthy helping of celebrity chefs, world-renowned restaurants, and ethnic dining from around the globe, Chicago's dining scene is unparalleled. From lavish cuisine to deep dish pizza, one thing is for certain when visiting Chicago: an appetite is required.

 

Asian

Roka Akor
www.rokaakor.com • 456 N Clark St • 312.477.7652
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Our Japanese fine dining restaurant offers the unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine. The restaurant’s name is derived from two words: RO and KA. The meaning of the first word is hearth, a gathering place where people socialize and take in the ambience; the latter stands for a burning fire and projecting energy. Roka Akor’s menu features prime cuts of steaks, seafood, and vegetables with unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, along with sushi, sashimi, tempura, and extraordinary desserts. The menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal offerings.

 

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar
www.eatatunion.com • 230 W Erie St • 312.662.4888 • Book a Reservation

A neighborhood restaurant that unites Japanese culinary tradition and creativity with a distinctly American persona, Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar embraces an American warmth and personality and combines them with the high art and ritual of Japanese cuisine.

 

Barbeque

Bub City
www.bubcitychicago.com • 435 N Clark St • 312.610.4200
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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.

 

Burgers

SafeHouse Chicago
www.safehousechicago.com • 60 East Ontario Ave • 312.313.1007
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Satiating hungry spies since 1966… Control welcomes all agents to visit the MUST SEE experience in Chicago. You will be immersed into a world of espionage the moment you pass through our iconic red door and are asked for our password. Don’t worry, if you don’t know it, you will still be allowed to enter by “performing” a clearance “test”. This clandestine restaurant and bar takes you on a mission and offers a menu filled with furtive eats and fun cocktails! Our culinary agents craft delicious scratch-made food including Fried C4 Cheddar Cheese Curds, CHICAGO’s #1 burger, the hand-crafted M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Burgers), and an array of savory entrees, healthy salads and vegetarian options as well. Your mission awaits you, agent!
Hours are Sun-Fri: 11am – 2am, Sat: 11am – 3am 

 

Casual American

Point & Feather
www.pointandfeatherchicago.com • 113 W Hubbard St. • 312.644.0113
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A River North experience unlike any other! We're redefining a night out with friends with thoughtfully crafted food & cocktails, beautiful design, and everyone's favorite bar game - Darts!

 

Remington’s
www.remingtonschicago.com • 20 North Michigan Ave • 312.782.6000
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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. 

 

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
www.rockbottom.com/locations/chicago • 1 W Grand Ave • 312.755.9339
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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!

 

The Windsor
www.thewindsorchicago.com • 160 E Huron St • 312.943.7777
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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. 

 

Weber Grill Restaurant
www.webergrillrestaurant.com • 539 N State St • 312.467.9696
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The Weber Grill Restaurant is the result of over 60 years of Classic Outdoor Grilling—from the people who invented the Weber Charcoal kettle grill. You'll taste the difference that decades of grilling expertise make. Our secret: a commitment to using quality ingredients, innovative recipes, honed grilling technique, and Weber charcoal kettles. We are especially proud of our Hand-Cut Black Angus Steaks, Wood-Smoked Barbecue, Fire-Inspired Seasonal Entrees, Charcoal Seared Burgers and Fresh Grilled Seafood.
For larger groups we have both private and semi-private event spaces that can accommodate groups of up to 150. Additionally we offer catering services that can include on-site grilling action stations for any size group. All event menus can be customized for your next event so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!

 

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
www.hardrock.com/cafes/chicago  • 63 W Ontario St • 312.943.2252
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Located at the corner of Clark and Ontario, in the heart of Chicago's vibrant River North neighborhood. Known worldwide for embracing funky styles and blending them with good food and music history, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago offers a unique experience you don’t want to miss. Whether you're craving our Legendary® Burger after shopping on the Magnificent Mile or a Rockarita after a long work day, you'll find a wide variety of legendary cuisine and cocktails to choose from. For a full list of live music events visit www.hardrock.com/cafes/chicago/event-calendar.aspx. Great for large events up to 600.

 

Hub 51
www.hub51chicago.com • 51 W Hubbard St • 312.828.0051
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Hub 51's distinctive menu of American fare features a wide variety of dishes influenced by coastal regions in California, Mexico and Asia. Simple in approach, the cuisine ranges from homemade tacos and seafood to signature sandwiches and sushi—not to mention a delicious (and popular!) weekend brunch—and boasts a well-curated craft beer program.

 

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap
www.jakemelnicks.com • 41 E Superior St • 312.266.0400
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Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast, Jake Melnick’s features award-winning chicken wings, house-smoked BBQ, specialty cocktails, over 36 craft beers on tap and over 20 TV’s to watch the big game.  Rated “Top Chicken Wings in the US” by Today Show.

 

Catering & Events

Blue Plate Catering & Events
www.blueplatechicago.com • 1362 W Fulton St • 312.377.0929
Contact Blue Plate • Plan a Private Event

Blue Plate Catering, a Round the Table Hospitality company, is Chicago’s premier, award-winning catering company with over 30 years experience and leadership in the hospitality industry. Founded by CEO Jim Horan, the company reflects Jim’s pride in personal relationships, belief in hard work and, most importantly, a dedication to and appreciation for the craft of food. The company continues its leadership in its new, state-of-the-art facility, Larkin Hall, located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.

 

Park West
www.parkwestchicagoevents.com • 322 West Armitage Ave • 312.440.9191
Concert Schedule • Contact Park West

One of Chicago’s best equipped multimedia facilities, this historic theatre has been an integral part of the entertainment scene since it opened in the 1920’s. Years later the building became the Town Theater, a neighborhood movie house, until 1977 when it was transformed into into Park West. Since then Park West has been the premier concert location for nationally recognized entertainers and the favorite meeting place for top corporations. Combining maximum flexibility with superior quality, the professionals at Park West are ready to make your event a success. For everything from meetings and presentations to parties and fashion shows, Park West is the room of choice.

 

Tigerlily Events at Lincoln Park Zoo & Cafe Brauer
www.tlilyevents.com • 2230 N Cannon Dr • 312.742.2400
Contact Tigerlily • Plan a Private Event

Tigerlily Events is a full-service catering and event planning company at Lincoln Park Zoo and Café Brauer specializing in corporate meetings, weddings, social occasions and large-scale special events. From conception to execution, Tigerlily delivers one-of-a-kind events.

 

Continental/European

The Berghoff
www.theberghoff.com • 17 W. Adams • 312.427.3170
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The Berghoff is a rarity in America’s restaurant industry—100% family-owned and -operated for more than a century. Here you will find a little something for everyone as our menu is made up of Old-World German inspired dishes, American classics, and items that are a tad more contemporary. Come dine and enjoy one of Chicago’s oldest standing and still operational restaurant and bar—be a part of history!

 

Bohemian House
www.bohochicago.com • 11 West Illinois St • 312.955.0439
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Bohemian House captures the lighthearted and carefree essence of Bohemian culture. Exposed brick walls and wood timber, eclectic décor, warm earth tones and soft lighting set the backdrop for a comfortable and sociable event.  Guests can expect to enjoy an original menu of Bohemian-inspired fare with influences from the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Acquainting Central Europe to the Central U.S., our culinary team maintains cultural authenticity with a fresh approach, utilizing the best of what's in season. We take an eclectic approach to traditional European spirits and brews, and our drinks are designed to complement the cuisine. A host of our cocktails feature house-infused spirits and all are crafted with fresh, seasonal and house-made ingredients. Our carefully-curated, extensive selection of beer includes European and domestic artisan brewers, alongside a selection of domestic and international wines from boutique producers as well as renowned wineries.

 

Italian

Cafe Spiaggia
www.cafespiaggia.com• 980 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Fl • 312.280.2750
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Café Spiaggia is a local gathering spot offering casual Italian fare by James Beard Award Winning Chef, Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef, Joe Flamm, Top Chef Season 15 winner. Guests can expect shared plates, handmade pastas and a selection of bottled cocktails Showcasing a global wine list hand selected by Sommelier Rachael Lowe, Food & Wine Magazine’s “Top Sommeliers of 2016, guests will gather together to savor and hangout over great sips, tastes and neighborly hospitality.

 

Il Porcellino
www.ilporcellinochicago.com • 59 W Hubbard St • 312.595.0800
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A rustic everyday trattoria, il Porcellino delivers authentic Italian fare with a focus on local ingredients and artisans and features a large selection of antipasti, Sicilian focaccia pizzas and housemade pasta offerings. It boasts an Italian-driven wine program that encourages sharing as well as a bespoke cocktail program from award-winning mixologist, Julian Cox. 

 

Nico Osteria
www.nicoosteria.com •  1015 N Rush St  • 312.994.7100
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From the team behind One Off Hospitality Group, Nico Osteria brings coastal Italian seafood to Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Nico Osteria at Thompson Chicago delivers a warm and inviting dining experience for hotel guests and local diners alike, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily. The dining room lends an elegant and welcoming backdrop for Chef Bill Montagne's house-made pasta and impeccable seafood, whereas Salone Nico provides a casual, yet refined, bar setting for his rustic fare. The daily changing menu utilizes pristine product prepared to showcase the farmers' and fishermen’s bounty, and carries over to private dining, catering, banquets and in-room dining.

 

RPM Italian
www.rpmrestaurants.com • 52 W Illinois St • 312.222.1888
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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.

 

Spiaggia
www.spiaggiarestaurant.com •  980 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Fl • 312.280.2750
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Home to James Beard award-winning Chef, Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia offers a memorable dining experience and has been honored to host some of the city’s most elegant social and corporate events accommodating groups up to 300 people.

 

Tesori
www.tesorichicago.com • 65 E Adams St • 312.786.9911 • Book a Reservation

Set in the heart of Chicago’s bustling Loop, Tesori offers Italian-inspired cuisine featuring fresh seasonal ingredients and global wines.

 

Latin

Carnivale
www.carnivalechicago.com • 702 W Fulton St • 312.850.5005
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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.

 

Mesón Sabika
www.mesonsabika.com • 1025 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL  • 630.983.3000
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Mesón Sabika is an award-winning Spanish Tapas restaurant that has resided in an 1847 Georgian mansion since 1990. It goes without question, that the restaurant offers an unmatched dining experience. Guests can dine indoors and enjoy the grace and charm reminiscent of a European Villa or can choose to sit outdoors on the terrace while enjoying the ultimate alfresco experience underneath 150-year-old oak trees which cover the estate.

 

Tapas Valencia
www.tapasvalencia.com • 1530 S State St • 312.842.4444
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Located in Chicago’s South loop, we offer creative Spanish tapas, unique cocktails, and a lively atmosphere! Whether you’re dining with friends and family, exploring on a first date, or planning your next big event, Tapas Valencia is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. We carry on the tradition of great food and service that was started at our original location, Mesón Sabika in Naperville.

 

Live Entertainment & Music

House of Blues Chicago
www.houseofblues.com/chicago • 329 N Dearborn St • 312.923.2000
Book a Reservation • Book a Private Event

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features a harmony of Southern cuisine and re-imagined American favorites that are bold and classic, yet contemporary. Indulge in genuine culture with cuisine that is as illustrious as the talent on the stage, and as inspiring as the art on the walls. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy Smoked BBQ Bacon burger, fire-grilled flatbreads, or our signature Voodoo shrimp, there’s a little something for everyone on the menu. Full restaurant and bar with live blues seven nights a week, Gospel Brunch every Sunday, and so much more! Present your conference badge to take advantage of the following special offers:
• Buy 3 Get 1 Free tickets to Gospel Brunch (every Sunday at 10AM and 12:30PM, subject to capacity)
• Free Appetizer with purchase of an Entrée in House of Blues Restaurant and Bar (one per table)

 

 

Nightlife & Bars

Studio Paris
www.studioparisnightclub.com • 59 W Hubbard St, 2nd Floor • 312.377.9944
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Studio Paris has redefined nightlife in Chicago. Blending the allure of an exclusive cocktail lounge with the vibrant energy of a premier nightclub, it’s become one of the most sought-out hot spots and event spaces. Boasting a state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system and an unrivaled audio-visual experience, Studio Paris has hosted some of the biggest names in electronic music: Tiesto. DeadMau5. Avicii. Kaskade. Calvin Harris. In a city where dance music has exploded in recent years, Wednesday nights at Studio Paris have quickly evolved into a showcase for emerging artists and a must for EDM fans throughout Chicago. In addition, the club attracts some of the most popular open-format deejays in the country, including artists like DJ Vice, DJ Spider, DJ Politik and DJ Five, as well as live performances by A-list artists like Jason Derulo, LMFAO, Rita Ora, Rev Run and CeeLo Green. On any given night a mix of celebrities, top athletes and influencers from the world of fashion and entertainment can be found partying beneath the room’s glass roof, making Studio Paris unlike any other venue in Chicago.

 

Three Dots and A Dash
www.threedotschicago.com • 435 N Clark St • 312.610.4220
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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.

 

Seafood

Chicago Oyster House
www.chicagooysterhouse.com • 1933 S Indiana Ave • 312.225.8833 • Book a Reservation

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.

 

Portsmith
 www.portsmithchicago.com • 660 North State Street • 312.202.6050 • Book a Reservation

Portsmith. Named for the notion that seafood is a staple of most port towns and our chefs are the food “smiths” and craftsmen elevating one of nature’s greatest gifts to man. When working with truly great seafood, we believe in the “less is more” approach. Sometimes the best ingredient is the one left off the plate.
Portsmith sources the best quality and freshest seafood. We honor the seafood and fisherman with bold flavors yet simple plating. Precision yet restraint showcase the natural flavors of our pristine catch. Among the most celebrated restaurant openings of 2017, Portsmith has earned 3 stars from local dining critic, Phil Vettel, among numerous other accolades from critics and local diners. Portsmith is located in Chicago’s Gold Coast on State Street, just north of Erie, at the ground floor of dana hotel & spa. Corporate happy hours, large format dining, private events, and other catered events are easily accommodated and professionally attended to in our many private spaces.

 

 

Shaw's Crab House
www.shawscrabhouse.com • 21 E Hubbard St • 312.527.2722 • Book a Reservation

Shaw’s Crab House, Chicago’s premier Seafood Restaurant, features two dining options – the 1940’s style traditional white tablecloth Main Dining Room and the more casual and lively Oyster Bar. This American Seafood classic offers a variety of freshly shucked oysters, made to order sushi and more than 40 seafood dishes including our signature Alaskan King Crab Legs. Our reputation relies on quality ingredients prepared in a straight-forward style, with crisp, professional service.

 

Shopping

Bloomingdale's
www.bloomingdales.com • 900 N Michigan Ave • 312.440.4460

Bloomingdale's has a celebrated history as a special destination for shoppers from around the country and the world. Visit our newly renovated store on North Michigan Avenue for all the brands you desire.
To make the most of your visit, stop by our third floor visitor center and take advantage of these special services

  • Translators and store directories in six languages
  • Personal shopping assistance and concierge services
  • Coat and package check
  • 15% savings certificate and a complimentary frozen yogurt from Forty Carrots*
    *restrictions apply, see certificate for details.  Frozen Yogurt certificate available for convention attendees Monday-Thursday only. 
 

Specialty Snacks

Garrett Popcorn Shops®
www.GarrettPopcorn.com • Purchase Popcorn

A Chicago Tradition Since 1949
Garrett Popcorn Shops® serves only the finest, handcrafted Popcorn. Every small batch of Garrett® is hot air popped throughout the day for ultimate freshness. Using only the highest quality, wholesome ingredients, our cooks coat every kernel with our secret family recipes in old-fashioned Copper Kettles. Our Popcorn is thoughtfully prepared all day, every day.
Garrett...Like No Other. Garrett® is available for trade show booth traffic builders, VIP gifting and other events. 

 

Steakhouse

Ditka's Chicago
www.ditkaschicago.com • 100 E Chestnut St • 312.587.8989
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Located steps away from Michigan Ave., Ditka’s Restaurant, a Chicagoland institution, has attracted business professionals, families, tourists and celebrities alike. Named after legendary Bears Coach Mike Ditka, known for his honest and straight-forward opinions. 

We feature five private rooms that can accommodate groups from 10-500 with infinite amount of set up styles. With over 20 years of experience in the highly competitive Chicago market, we understand the importance of quality food & genuine hospitality. Known for Chops & Steaks including the signature dish "Da Pork Chop" along with a wide variety of fresh, sustainable seafood and contemporary American classics.

 

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
www.flemingssteakhouse.com • 25 East Ohio • 312.329.9463
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

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.

 

Morton's The Steakhouse
www.mortons.com • 65 E Wacker Pl and 1050 N State St • 312.201.0464
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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.

 

RPM Steak
www.rpmrestaurants.com • 66 W Kinzie St • 312.284.4990
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

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. 

 

Texas de Brazil
www.texasdebrazil.com • 210 E Illinois St • 312.595.0913
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

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. 

 

The Palm Chicago
www.thepalm.com • 323 E Wacker Drive • 312.616.1000
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

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 Italain specialties, but also for its unwavering attention to friendly, personal service.

 

Prime & Provisions
www.primeandprovisions.com • 222 N LaSalle St • 312.726.7777 • Book a Reservation

Located at 222 North LaSalle Street, Prime & Provisions is positioned on the border of River North and Loop area. The steakhouse consists of a 12,000-square-foot space, spanning from the ground floor to the second floor dining area. The restaurant seats approximately 300 guests inside, as well as 50 guests in the outdoor garden patio. The menu celebrates the simplicity of true steakhouse cuisine. In an era inundated with restaurant concepts all vying to tap into the newest trend, or meld the most avant-garde ingredients, Prime & Provisions reconnects with traditional steakhouse roots. Reaching back to a time when a night out enjoying a marvelous, hand-cut steak was a celebration in itself, Prime & Provisions puts quality first.

 

Tours & Activities

Pinstripes Bistro • Bowling • Bocce
www.pinstripes.com • 435 E Illinois St • 312.527.3010
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

American contemporary cuisine, blending game and other seasonal ingredients into classic and approachable fare.

 

Shoreline Sightseeing SEASONAL April - November
www.shorelinesightseeing.com • Boat Docks: Navy Pier or NE corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge • 312.222.9328
Architecture Tour Tickets  • Group Tours • Private Charters • Water Taxis 

Memorable Chicago events begin with Shoreline Sightseeing and Shoreline Charters! Now celebrating its 77th season 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  twice-weekly Spanish language Architecture Tours.  Seeking a completely private event?  Shoreline Charters offers evening cruises for 20 to 200 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!

 

EscapeHouse Chicago
www.escapehousechicago.com • 54 E Ontario St • 312.981.6633 
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

During the course of a 60-minute room escape experience at the EscapeHouse in the River North area of downtown Chicago, your group will experience an exciting team-building experience as they are tested on their ability to search for clues, solve puzzles and work together to beat the clock. Two different escape experiences are offered:
Save the White House – ideal for novices and those less experienced with escape rooms. Your group of agents find yourselves locked down in the White House during a missile attack, and must locate the secret code to launch interceptors to save the White House.
Escape the Safe House – Make your escape from an elaborate realm of enigmas and espionage designed by the world’s top spies.
A fun experience for groups of 5-10.
Open daily at 10am.

 

Skydeck Chicago
www.theskydeck.com • 233 S Wacker Dr • 312.875.9447

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 312.875.9447 for more information. 

 

 

American Writers Museum
www.americanwritersmuseum.org • 180 N. Michigan Avenue • 312.374.8764
Purchase Tickets • Plan a Private Event

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

 

Motor Row Brewing  
www.motorrowbrewing.com • 2337 South Michigan Avenue • 312.624.8149
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Located at 2337 South Michigan Avenue, our historic Landmark building takes you back in time to when the thriving neighborhood was home to countless automotive dealerships and showrooms, bars, and even the legendary Chess Records – one of the original recording studios in the city. Created by our Brewmaster, Frank Lassandrello, we make everything from spot-on interpretations of traditional styles to some of the wildest beers you’ll ever drink. Our facility features a tasting room and brewery, a 2nd floor taproom, and a gorgeous 3rd floor loft event space.

 

Upscale American

BLVD

www.blvdchicago.com • 817 W Lake St • (312) 526-3116 • Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

BLVD is a modern American restaurant located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood that draws inspiration from Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd circa 1950: the golden era’s most iconic strip of dining and entertainment establishments. Designed by Karen Herold of Studio K Creative, the interior blends clean lines and geometric shapes from the Art Deco movement with opulent fixtures and grandiose décor reflective of the Hollywood Regency style. Executive Chef Johnny Besch offers a globally inspired menu of modern American shareable plates, reimagining classic dishes, drawing from different cultures, and, at the same time, honoring the ways in which the dining scene has evolved. BLVD’s beverage program highlights innovative twists on popular cocktails from the 1950s, a tailored list of wines from around the world, and an intriguing selection of champagnes and sparkling wines available exclusively in The Champagne Room on the second floor

 

Fulton Market Kitchen
www.fultonmarketkitchen.com • 311 N Sangamon St • 312.733.6900 • Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Equal parts Art Gallery, Restaurant, and Craft Cocktail Bar; Fulton Market Kitchen is as stimulating to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. Conceptualized and designed by Daniel Alonso and the Bonhomme Hospitality Group (FMK, Black Bull, Bordel, Celeste, Disco, Beatnik), Fulton Market Kitchen is a portal of collective creativity, integrating various art mediums and styles with imaginative cocktails and cuisine to create a new experience for Chicago’s evolving culture.

 

The Palm Chicago
www.thepalm.com • 323 E Wacker Drive • 312.616.1000
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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 Italain specialties, but also for its unwavering attention to friendly, personal service.

 

The Signature Room at the 95th®
www.signatureroom.com • 875 N Michigan Ave • 312.787.9596 • Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

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!

 

Steadfast at the Kimpton
www.steadfastchicago.com • 315 N LaSalle St • 312.801.8899 • Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Steadfast brings an innovative, upscale, chef-driven restaurant concept offering a New American cuisine with beautifully composed dishes to food savvy hotel guests, pre-theater diners, business diners & power-lunchers, along with Chicago’s passionate dining community. Steadfast has been described as an instant class in one of Chicago’s celebrated historical buildings. Steadfast’s focal-point – the exhibition kitchen, invited guests from every seat in the house to personally connect with the culinary team. The exhibition kitchen houses a wood-fired oven, cast-iron plancha and overlooks the charcuterie room.

 

River Roast
www.riverroastchicago.com • 315 N LaSalle St • 312.822.0100 • Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Situated on the iconic Chicago River with stunning views of the water and downtown, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place from James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan. Featuring dynamic indoor and outdoor private event spaces.

 

Tortoise Supper Club
www.tortoisesupperclub.com • 350 N State St • 312.755.1700 • Book a Reservation

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.

Chicago CUISINE

Chicago's dining scene is unparalleled, ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to our famous mouth-watering deep-dish pizza - and ethnic dining options from all around the world. There’s no question that Chicago knows how to eat and drink—and this is your perfect opportunity to get your fill!

Looking for ideas? Browse our list of restaurants by cuisine and find the perfect spot for you.

Restaurant by Cuisine:

• Asian

• Barbeque

• Burgers

• Casual American

Continental/European

• Italian

• Latin

• Seafood

• Steakhouse

• Upscale American

Asian

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Roka Akor
www.rokaakor.com • 456 N Clark St • 312.477.7652
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Our Japanese fine dining restaurant offers the unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine. The restaurant’s name is derived from two words: RO and KA. The meaning of the first word is hearth, a gathering place where people socialize and take in the ambience; the latter stands for a burning fire and projecting energy. Roka Akor’s menu features prime cuts of steaks, seafood, and vegetables with unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, along with sushi, sashimi, tempura, and extraordinary desserts. The menu changes regularly to reflect seasonal offerings.

 
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Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar
www.eatatunion.com • 230 W Erie St • 312.662.4888 • Book a Reservation

A neighborhood restaurant that unites Japanese culinary tradition and creativity with a distinctly American persona, Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar embraces an American warmth and personality and combines them with the high art and ritual of Japanese cuisine.

 

Barbeque

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Bub City
www.bubcitychicago.com • 435 N Clark St • 312.610.4200
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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.

 

Burgers

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SafeHouse Chicago
www.safehousechicago.com • 60 East Ontario Ave • 312.313.1007
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Satiating hungry spies since 1966… Control welcomes all agents to visit the MUST SEE experience in Chicago. You will be immersed into a world of espionage the moment you pass through our iconic red door and are asked for our password. Don’t worry, if you don’t know it, you will still be allowed to enter by “performing” a clearance “test”. This clandestine restaurant and bar takes you on a mission and offers a menu filled with furtive eats and fun cocktails! Our culinary agents craft delicious scratch-made food including Fried C4 Cheddar Cheese Curds, CHICAGO’s #1 burger, the hand-crafted M.O.A.B. (Mother of All Burgers), and an array of savory entrees, healthy salads and vegetarian options as well. Your mission awaits you, agent!
Hours are Sun-Fri: 11am – 2am, Sat: 11am – 3am 

 

Casual American

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Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
www.hardrock.com/cafes/chicago  • 63 W Ontario St • 312.943.2252
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Located at the corner of Clark and Ontario, in the heart of Chicago's vibrant River North neighborhood. Known worldwide for embracing funky styles and blending them with good food and music history, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago offers a unique experience you don’t want to miss. Whether you're craving our Legendary® Burger after shopping on the Magnificent Mile or a Rockarita after a long work day, you'll find a wide variety of legendary cuisine and cocktails to choose from. For a full list of live music events visit www.hardrock.com/cafes/chicago/event-calendar.aspx. Great for large events up to 600.

 
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House of Blues
www.houseofblues.com • 329 N Dearborn St • 312.923.2007
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Southern-inspired classics with a twist. Live blues nightly. Open for lunch daily. Late night menu. Unique atmosphere you won't find anywhere else in town. 

 
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Howells & Hood
www.howellsandhood.com • 435 N. Michigan Ave • 312.940.9400
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In the heart of the action on the "Magnificent Mile" in downtown Chicago, Howells & Hood offers the largest draft beer selection in the city, and likely the world, with 120 craft beers on tap pouring from 360 taps across 3 bars.

Located in the base of Chicago's iconic Tribune Tower, the massive restaurant spans 17,300 sq. ft. of indoor space, as well as a lush 5,700 sq. ft. outdoor patio that seats 300.

A magnificent complement to Michigan Avenue.

 
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Hub 51
www.hub51chicago.com • 51 W Hubbard St • 312.828.0051
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Hub 51's distinctive menu of American fare features a wide variety of dishes influenced by coastal regions in California, Mexico and Asia. Simple in approach, the cuisine ranges from homemade tacos and seafood to signature sandwiches and sushi—not to mention a delicious (and popular!) weekend brunch—and boasts a well-curated craft beer program.

 
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Hubbard Inn
www.hubbardinn.com • 110 W. Hubbard St. • 312.222.1331
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Multilevel tavern offers European-inspired dishes & old-fashioned cocktails in antique surroundings located in the heart of River North.

 
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Jake Melnick's Corner Tap
www.jakemelnicks.com • 41 E Superior St • 312.266.0400
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Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast, Jake Melnick’s features award-winning chicken wings, house-smoked BBQ, specialty cocktails, over 36 craft beers on tap and over 20 TV’s to watch the big game.  Rated “Top Chicken Wings in the US” by Today Show.

 
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Point & Feather
www.pointandfeatherchicago.com • 113 W Hubbard St. • 312.644.0113
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A River North experience unlike any other! We're redefining a night out with friends with thoughtfully crafted food & cocktails, beautiful design, and everyone's favorite bar game - Darts!

 
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Public House
www.publichousechicago.com • 400 N. State St • 312.265.1240
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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.  

 
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Remington’s
www.remingtonschicago.com • 20 North Michigan Ave • 312.782.6000
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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. 

 
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Weber Grill Restaurant
www.webergrillrestaurant.com • 539 N State St • 312.467.9696
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The Weber Grill Restaurant is the result of over 60 years of Classic Outdoor Grilling—from the people who invented the Weber Charcoal kettle grill. You'll taste the difference that decades of grilling expertise make. Our secret: a commitment to using quality ingredients, innovative recipes, honed grilling technique, and Weber charcoal kettles. We are especially proud of our Hand-Cut Black Angus Steaks, Wood-Smoked Barbecue, Fire-Inspired Seasonal Entrees, Charcoal Seared Burgers and Fresh Grilled Seafood.
For larger groups we have both private and semi-private event spaces that can accommodate groups of up to 150. Additionally we offer catering services that can include on-site grilling action stations for any size group. All event menus can be customized for your next event so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy!

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The Windsor
www.thewindsorchicago.com • 160 E Huron St • 312.943.7777
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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. 

 

Continental/European

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The Berghoff
www.theberghoff.com • 17 W. Adams • 312.427.3170
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The Berghoff is a rarity in America’s restaurant industry—100% family-owned and -operated for more than a century. Here you will find a little something for everyone as our menu is made up of Old-World German inspired dishes, American classics, and items that are a tad more contemporary. Come dine and enjoy one of Chicago’s oldest standing and still operational restaurant and bar—be a part of history!

 
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Bohemian House
www.bohochicago.com • 11 West Illinois St • 312.955.0439
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Bohemian House captures the lighthearted and carefree essence of Bohemian culture. Exposed brick walls and wood timber, eclectic décor, warm earth tones and soft lighting set the backdrop for a comfortable and sociable event.  Guests can expect to enjoy an original menu of Bohemian-inspired fare with influences from the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Acquainting Central Europe to the Central U.S., our culinary team maintains cultural authenticity with a fresh approach, utilizing the best of what's in season. We take an eclectic approach to traditional European spirits and brews, and our drinks are designed to complement the cuisine. A host of our cocktails feature house-infused spirits and all are crafted with fresh, seasonal and house-made ingredients. Our carefully-curated, extensive selection of beer includes European and domestic artisan brewers, alongside a selection of domestic and international wines from boutique producers as well as renowned wineries.

 

Italian

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Bar Siena
www.barsiena.com• 832 W Randolph St • 312.492.7775
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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.

 
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Cafe Spiaggia
www.cafespiaggia.com• 980 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Fl • 312.280.2750
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Café Spiaggia is a local gathering spot offering casual Italian fare by James Beard Award Winning Chef, Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef, Joe Flamm, Top Chef Season 15 winner. Guests can expect shared plates, handmade pastas and a selection of bottled cocktails Showcasing a global wine list hand selected by Sommelier Rachael Lowe, Food & Wine Magazine’s “Top Sommeliers of 2016, guests will gather together to savor and hangout over great sips, tastes and neighborly hospitality.

 
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Pinstripes Bistro • Bowling • Bocce
www.pinstripes.com • 435 E Illinois St • 312.527.3010
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American contemporary cuisine, blending game and other seasonal ingredients into classic and approachable fare.

 
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Il Porcellino
www.ilporcellinochicago.com • 59 W Hubbard St • 312.595.0800
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A rustic everyday trattoria, il Porcellino delivers authentic Italian fare with a focus on local ingredients and artisans and features a large selection of antipasti, Sicilian focaccia pizzas and housemade pasta offerings. It boasts an Italian-driven wine program that encourages sharing as well as a bespoke cocktail program from award-winning mixologist, Julian Cox. 

 
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Nico Osteria
www.nicoosteria.com •  1015 N Rush St  • 312.994.7100
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From the team behind One Off Hospitality Group, Nico Osteria brings coastal Italian seafood to Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Nico Osteria at Thompson Chicago delivers a warm and inviting dining experience for hotel guests and local diners alike, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily. The dining room lends an elegant and welcoming backdrop for Chef Bill Montagne's house-made pasta and impeccable seafood, whereas Salone Nico provides a casual, yet refined, bar setting for his rustic fare. The daily changing menu utilizes pristine product prepared to showcase the farmers' and fishermen’s bounty, and carries over to private dining, catering, banquets and in-room dining.

 
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RPM Italian
www.rpmrestaurants.com • 52 W Illinois St • 312.222.1888
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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.

 
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Siena Tavern
www.sienatavern.com •  51 W Kinzie St • 312.595.1322
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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.

 
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Spiaggia
www.spiaggiarestaurant.com •  980 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Fl • 312.280.2750
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Home to James Beard award-winning Chef, Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia offers a memorable dining experience and has been honored to host some of the city’s most elegant social and corporate events accommodating groups up to 300 people.

 
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Tesori
www.tesorichicago.com • 65 E Adams St • 312.786.9911 • Book a Reservation

Set in the heart of Chicago’s bustling Loop, Tesori offers Italian-inspired cuisine featuring fresh seasonal ingredients and global wines.

 

Latin

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Barrio
www.barriochicago.com • 65 W Kinzie St • 312.940.9900
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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.

 
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Carnivale
www.carnivalechicago.com • 702 W Fulton St • 312.850.5005
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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.

 
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Mesón Sabika
www.mesonsabika.com • 1025 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL  • 630.983.3000
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Mesón Sabika is an award-winning Spanish Tapas restaurant that has resided in an 1847 Georgian mansion since 1990. It goes without question, that the restaurant offers an unmatched dining experience. Guests can dine indoors and enjoy the grace and charm reminiscent of a European Villa or can choose to sit outdoors on the terrace while enjoying the ultimate alfresco experience underneath 150-year-old oak trees which cover the estate.

 
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Tapas Valencia
www.tapasvalencia.com • 1530 S State St • 312.842.4444
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Located in Chicago’s South loop, we offer creative Spanish tapas, unique cocktails, and a lively atmosphere! Whether you’re dining with friends and family, exploring on a first date, or planning your next big event, Tapas Valencia is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. We carry on the tradition of great food and service that was started at our original location, Mesón Sabika in Naperville.

 

Seafood

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Chicago Oyster House
www.chicagooysterhouse.com • 1933 S Indiana Ave • 312.225.8833 • Book a Reservation

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.

 
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Portsmith
 www.portsmithchicago.com • 660 North State Street • 312.202.6050 • Book a Reservation

Portsmith. Named for the notion that seafood is a staple of most port towns and our chefs are the food “smiths” and craftsmen elevating one of nature’s greatest gifts to man. When working with truly great seafood, we believe in the “less is more” approach. Sometimes the best ingredient is the one left off the plate.
Portsmith sources the best quality and freshest seafood. We honor the seafood and fisherman with bold flavors yet simple plating. Precision yet restraint showcase the natural flavors of our pristine catch. Among the most celebrated restaurant openings of 2017, Portsmith has earned 3 stars from local dining critic, Phil Vettel, among numerous other accolades from critics and local diners. Portsmith is located in Chicago’s Gold Coast on State Street, just north of Erie, at the ground floor of dana hotel & spa. Corporate happy hours, large format dining, private events, and other catered events are easily accommodated and professionally attended to in our many private spaces.

 
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Shaw's Crab House
www.shawscrabhouse.com • 21 E Hubbard St • 312.527.2722 • Book a Reservation

Shaw’s Crab House, Chicago’s premier Seafood Restaurant, features two dining options – the 1940’s style traditional white tablecloth Main Dining Room and the more casual and lively Oyster Bar. This American Seafood classic offers a variety of freshly shucked oysters, made to order sushi and more than 40 seafood dishes including our signature Alaskan King Crab Legs. Our reputation relies on quality ingredients prepared in a straight-forward style, with crisp, professional service.

 

Steakhouse

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Chicago Chop House
www.chicagochophouse.com • 60 W Ontario St. • 312.787.7100
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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.

 
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Ditka's Chicago
www.ditkaschicago.com • 100 E Chestnut St • 312.587.8989
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Located steps away from Michigan Ave., Ditka’s Restaurant, a Chicagoland institution, has attracted business professionals, families, tourists and celebrities alike. Named after legendary Bears Coach Mike Ditka, known for his honest and straight-forward opinions. 

We feature five private rooms that can accommodate groups from 10-500 with infinite amount of set up styles. With over 20 years of experience in the highly competitive Chicago market, we understand the importance of quality food & genuine hospitality. Known for Chops & Steaks including the signature dish "Da Pork Chop" along with a wide variety of fresh, sustainable seafood and contemporary American classics.

 
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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
www.flemingssteakhouse.com • 25 East Ohio • 312.329.9463
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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.

 
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Morton's The Steakhouse
www.mortons.com • 65 E Wacker Pl and 1050 N State St • 312.201.0464
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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.

 
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Prime & Provisions
www.primeandprovisions.com • 222 N LaSalle St • 312.726.7777 • Book a Reservation

Located at 222 North LaSalle Street, Prime & Provisions is positioned on the border of River North and Loop area. The steakhouse consists of a 12,000-square-foot space, spanning from the ground floor to the second floor dining area. The restaurant seats approximately 300 guests inside, as well as 50 guests in the outdoor garden patio. The menu celebrates the simplicity of true steakhouse cuisine. In an era inundated with restaurant concepts all vying to tap into the newest trend, or meld the most avant-garde ingredients, Prime & Provisions reconnects with traditional steakhouse roots. Reaching back to a time when a night out enjoying a marvelous, hand-cut steak was a celebration in itself, Prime & Provisions puts quality first.

 
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RPM Steak
www.rpmrestaurants.com • 66 W Kinzie St • 312.284.4990
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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. 

 
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Texas de Brazil
www.texasdebrazil.com • 210 E Illinois St • 312.595.0913
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

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. 

 

Upscale American

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BLVD

www.blvdchicago.com • 817 W Lake St • (312) 526-3116 • Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

BLVD is a modern American restaurant located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood that draws inspiration from Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd circa 1950: the golden era’s most iconic strip of dining and entertainment establishments. Designed by Karen Herold of Studio K Creative, the interior blends clean lines and geometric shapes from the Art Deco movement with opulent fixtures and grandiose décor reflective of the Hollywood Regency style. Executive Chef Johnny Besch offers a globally inspired menu of modern American shareable plates, reimagining classic dishes, drawing from different cultures, and, at the same time, honoring the ways in which the dining scene has evolved. BLVD’s beverage program highlights innovative twists on popular cocktails from the 1950s, a tailored list of wines from around the world, and an intriguing selection of champagnes and sparkling wines available exclusively in The Champagne Room on the second floor

 
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Fulton Market Kitchen
www.fultonmarketkitchen.com • 311 N Sangamon St • 312.733.6900 • Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Equal parts Art Gallery, Restaurant, and Craft Cocktail Bar; Fulton Market Kitchen is as stimulating to the eyes as it is to the taste buds. Conceptualized and designed by Daniel Alonso and the Bonhomme Hospitality Group (FMK, Black Bull, Bordel, Celeste, Disco, Beatnik), Fulton Market Kitchen is a portal of collective creativity, integrating various art mediums and styles with imaginative cocktails and cuisine to create a new experience for Chicago’s evolving culture.

 
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River Roast
www.riverroastchicago.com • 315 N LaSalle St • 312.822.0100 • Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Situated on the iconic Chicago River with stunning views of the water and downtown, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place from James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan. Featuring dynamic indoor and outdoor private event spaces.

 
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The Signature Room at the 95th®
www.signatureroom.com • 875 N Michigan Ave • 312.787.9596 • Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

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!

 
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Steadfast at the Kimpton
www.steadfastchicago.com • 315 N LaSalle St • 312.801.8899 • Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Steadfast brings an innovative, upscale, chef-driven restaurant concept offering a New American cuisine with beautifully composed dishes to food savvy hotel guests, pre-theater diners, business diners & power-lunchers, along with Chicago’s passionate dining community. Steadfast has been described as an instant class in one of Chicago’s celebrated historical buildings. Steadfast’s focal-point – the exhibition kitchen, invited guests from every seat in the house to personally connect with the culinary team. The exhibition kitchen houses a wood-fired oven, cast-iron plancha and overlooks the charcuterie room.

 
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Tortoise Supper Club
www.tortoisesupperclub.com • 350 N State St • 312.755.1700 • Book a Reservation

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.

Chicago Entertainment & RETAIL

Chicago’s retail scene, including the world-famous Magnificent Mile, boasts an eclectic mix of high-end brands and independent shops with one-of-a-kind discoveries at any of the following establishments.

Entertainment & Retail:

• Catering & Events

• Live Entertainment & Music

• Nightlife & Bars

• Shopping

• Specialty Snacks

• Tours & Activities

 

Catering & Events

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Blue Plate Catering & Events
www.blueplatechicago.com • 1362 W Fulton St • 312.377.0929
Contact Blue Plate • Plan a Private Event

Blue Plate Catering, a Round the Table Hospitality company, is Chicago’s premier, award-winning catering company with over 30 years experience and leadership in the hospitality industry. Founded by CEO Jim Horan, the company reflects Jim’s pride in personal relationships, belief in hard work and, most importantly, a dedication to and appreciation for the craft of food. The company continues its leadership in its new, state-of-the-art facility, Larkin Hall, located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.

 
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Park West
www.parkwestchicagoevents.com • 322 West Armitage Ave • 312.440.9191
Concert Schedule • Contact Park West

One of Chicago’s best equipped multimedia facilities, this historic theatre has been an integral part of the entertainment scene since it opened in the 1920’s. Years later the building became the Town Theater, a neighborhood movie house, until 1977 when it was transformed into into Park West. Since then Park West has been the premier concert location for nationally recognized entertainers and the favorite meeting place for top corporations. Combining maximum flexibility with superior quality, the professionals at Park West are ready to make your event a success. For everything from meetings and presentations to parties and fashion shows, Park West is the room of choice.

 
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Tigerlily Events at Lincoln Park Zoo & Cafe Brauer
www.tlilyevents.com • 2230 N Cannon Dr • 312.742.2400
Contact Tigerlily • Plan a Private Event

Tigerlily Events is a full-service catering and event planning company at Lincoln Park Zoo and Café Brauer specializing in corporate meetings, weddings, social occasions and large-scale special events. From conception to execution, Tigerlily delivers one-of-a-kind events.

 

Live Entertainment & Music

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House of Blues Chicago
www.houseofblues.com/chicago • 329 N Dearborn St • 312.923.2000
Book a Reservation • Book a Private Event

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar features a harmony of Southern cuisine and re-imagined American favorites that are bold and classic, yet contemporary. Indulge in genuine culture with cuisine that is as illustrious as the talent on the stage, and as inspiring as the art on the walls. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy Smoked BBQ Bacon burger, fire-grilled flatbreads, or our signature Voodoo shrimp, there’s a little something for everyone on the menu. Full restaurant and bar with live blues seven nights a week, Gospel Brunch every Sunday, and so much more! Present your conference badge to take advantage of the following special offers:
• Buy 3 Get 1 Free tickets to Gospel Brunch (every Sunday at 10AM and 12:30PM, subject to capacity)
• Free Appetizer with purchase of an Entrée in House of Blues Restaurant and Bar (one per table)

 

 

Nightlife & Bars

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Studio Paris
www.studioparisnightclub.com • 59 W Hubbard St, 2nd Floor • 312.377.9944
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Studio Paris has redefined nightlife in Chicago. Blending the allure of an exclusive cocktail lounge with the vibrant energy of a premier nightclub, it’s become one of the most sought-out hot spots and event spaces. Boasting a state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system and an unrivaled audio-visual experience, Studio Paris has hosted some of the biggest names in electronic music: Tiesto. DeadMau5. Avicii. Kaskade. Calvin Harris. In a city where dance music has exploded in recent years, Wednesday nights at Studio Paris have quickly evolved into a showcase for emerging artists and a must for EDM fans throughout Chicago. In addition, the club attracts some of the most popular open-format deejays in the country, including artists like DJ Vice, DJ Spider, DJ Politik and DJ Five, as well as live performances by A-list artists like Jason Derulo, LMFAO, Rita Ora, Rev Run and CeeLo Green. On any given night a mix of celebrities, top athletes and influencers from the world of fashion and entertainment can be found partying beneath the room’s glass roof, making Studio Paris unlike any other venue in Chicago.

 
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Three Dots and A Dash
www.threedotschicago.com • 435 N Clark St • 312.610.4220
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

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.

 

Shopping

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Bloomingdale's
www.bloomingdales.com • 900 N Michigan Ave • 312.440.4460

Bloomingdale's has a celebrated history as a special destination for shoppers from around the country and the world. Visit our newly renovated store on North Michigan Avenue for all the brands you desire.
To make the most of your visit, stop by our third floor visitor center and take advantage of these special services

  • Translators and store directories in six languages
  • Personal shopping assistance and concierge services
  • Coat and package check
  • 15% savings certificate and a complimentary frozen yogurt from Forty Carrots*
    *restrictions apply, see certificate for details.  Frozen Yogurt certificate available for convention attendees Monday-Thursday only. 
 

Specialty Snacks

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Garrett Popcorn Shops®
www.GarrettPopcorn.com • Purchase Popcorn

A Chicago Tradition Since 1949
Garrett Popcorn Shops® serves only the finest, handcrafted Popcorn. Every small batch of Garrett® is hot air popped throughout the day for ultimate freshness. Using only the highest quality, wholesome ingredients, our cooks coat every kernel with our secret family recipes in old-fashioned Copper Kettles. Our Popcorn is thoughtfully prepared all day, every day.
Garrett...Like No Other. Garrett® is available for trade show booth traffic builders, VIP gifting and other events. 

 

Tours & Activities

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American Writers Museum
www.americanwritersmuseum.org • 180 N. Michigan Avenue • 312.374.8764
Purchase Tickets • Plan a Private Event

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

 
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EscapeHouse Chicago
www.escapehousechicago.com • 54 E Ontario St • 312.981.6633 
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

During the course of a 60-minute room escape experience at the EscapeHouse in the River North area of downtown Chicago, your group will experience an exciting team-building experience as they are tested on their ability to search for clues, solve puzzles and work together to beat the clock. Two different escape experiences are offered:
Save the White House – ideal for novices and those less experienced with escape rooms. Your group of agents find yourselves locked down in the White House during a missile attack, and must locate the secret code to launch interceptors to save the White House.
Escape the Safe House – Make your escape from an elaborate realm of enigmas and espionage designed by the world’s top spies.
A fun experience for groups of 5-10.
Open daily at 10am.

 
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House of Blues
www.houseofblues.com • 329 N Dearborn St • 312.923.2007
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

Southern-inspired classics with a twist. Live blues nightly. Open for lunch daily. Late night menu. Unique atmosphere you won't find anywhere else in town. 

 
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Pinstripes Bistro • Bowling • Bocce
www.pinstripes.com • 435 E Illinois St • 312.527.3010
Book a Reservation • Plan a Private Event

American contemporary cuisine, blending game and other seasonal ingredients into classic and approachable fare.

 
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Shoreline Sightseeing SEASONAL April - November
www.shorelinesightseeing.com • Boat Docks: Navy Pier or NE corner of Michigan Avenue Bridge • 312.222.9328
Architecture Tour Tickets  • Group Tours • Private Charters • Water Taxis 

Memorable Chicago events begin with Shoreline Sightseeing and Shoreline Charters! Now celebrating its 77th season 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  twice-weekly Spanish language Architecture Tours.  Seeking a completely private event?  Shoreline Charters offers evening cruises for 20 to 200 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!

 
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Skydeck Chicago
www.theskydeck.com • 233 S Wacker Dr • 312.875.9447

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 312.875.9447 for more information. 

 

WORLD-CLASS BARSCENE

If you think the Chicago restaurant scene is impressive, wait till you see our nightlife. From dive bars to elegant throwback cocktails to the “who’s who” club scene, Chicago guarantees a good time complete with classic sips, creative brews, and adventurous cocktails.

Browse our list of bars and taverns courtesy of our friends at Condé Nast to find one that fits your mood:

Chicago Concierge – AN INVITATION TO EXPLORE THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF CHICAGO

BLUE LINE TO WICKER PARK, BUCKTOWN, AND LOGAN SQUARE

Damen Stop (Damen and North Avenue):

Big Star -  www.bigstarchicago.com

  • If you’re an avid taco, bourbon, or country-vibe fanatic, swing over to the ever-popular Big Star Chicago and experience honky tonk heaven within the Windy City.  

Chop Shop - www.chopshopchi.com

  • As Chicago’s only sustainable butcher, deli, restaurant, and bar, the Chop Shop is a perfect venue for the actively mindful customer with an appetite.

Mindy’s Hot Chocolate - www.hotchocolatechicago.com

  • This family-friendly American eatery is known not only for its remarkable hot chocolate but for its seasonal fare and rich desserts. Stop by Mindy’s Hot Chocolate for a hip and sweet experience.

Piece Brewery - www.piecechicago.com

  • Looking to get a piece of the action in Wicker Park? The sports-bar set Piece Brewery houses its award-winning beer along with karaoke, live bands, and of course authentic style PIZZA!

Publican Anker - www.publicananker.com

  • This neighborhood gastropub, located in Wicker Park, pays respects to the early 20th century saloons and breweries with its chic industrial setting all while highlighting clean and simple pub fare.

The Robey Hotel  - www.therobey.com

  • Embodying artistic community roots along Bucktown and charming Wicker Park, The Robey Hotel combines Modern American fare with eclectic energy and stunning views.

Violet Hour -  www.theviolethour.com

  • The James Beard Award winning Violet Hour bar program takes craft cocktails to another level presented in a sophisticated and stylish atmosphere. 


 

California Stop (California and Fullerton):

Deadbolt -  www.deadboltbar.com

  • Located right off the California Blue Line, Deadbolt’s diverse craft-cocktail lounge is the place to be for live music, DJs, good people, and great music.

Emporium Logan Square - www.emporiumchicago.com

  • Emporium Logan Square offers dozens of games, brews, chews, and whiskeys in an upbeat arcade bar specializing in fun.

Furious Spoon - www.furiousramen.com

  • Named #1 Ramen in Chicago, Furious Spoon keeps customers coming back with its handmade Japanese noodles, creative toppings & sides, and hip-hop inspired shop.

Pink Squirrel - www.pinksquirrelbar.com

  • If boozy drinks and duckpin bowling are right up your ALLEY, head over to the Pink Squirrel for supper club classics and throwback entertainment in this funky retro spot.

The Radler - www.dasradler.com

  • Pretzels and beer, what more could you ask for? The Radler is Chicago’s Bavarian Bier Hall and Biergarten complementing wursts and hearty eats in an open friendly environment.

Revolution Brewing - www.revbrew.com

  • Illinois’’ largest independently-owned craft brewery, Revolution Brewing, is at it again with bigger flavors, more variety, and better beer for the true enthusiast right in the heart of Chicago. 


 

Logan Square Stop (Logan Blvd & Kedzie):

Billy Sunday -  www.billy-sunday.com

  • Serving upscale cocktails and gourmet gastropub fare, Billy Sunday allows each day of the week to feel as good as Sunday. Stemming from a deep appreciation for the craft of spirits, this Logan Square eatery is chic and welcoming.

Longman & Eagle - www.longmanandeagle.com

  • Set your inner hipster free at Longman & Eagle while enjoying innovative farm-to-table fare and nose-to-tail eats reflecting Chicago’s unique neighborhood-based diversity.

Lost Lake - www.lostlaketiki.com

  • The tropical island escape of Chicago, Lost Lake tiki bar delivers 275 varieties of rum and stylish Asian cuisine in a festive hut-like oasis for the paradise seeker.

Lula Café - www.lulacafe.com

  • Member of the nationally recognized Logan Square culinary community, Lula Café gives a taste through each season with its inventive, market-driven eats in a brunch prominent café.

 

Transportation:  Taxi, Ride-share cost estimate is $9-$15 from downtown Hotels, each way.


 

RED LINE TO WRIGLEYVILLE AND BOYSTOWN

Addison Stop (West to Wrigley Field):

Brickhouse Tavern -  www.brickhousetavernchi.com

  • Located right next to Wrigley Field, Brickhouse Tavern boasts high-concept bar food and an assortment of craft beers throughout its expansive multi-leveled structure while being the perfect sports pub to enjoy before, during, or after a Cubs game.

Cubby Bear - www.cubbybear.com

  • Dubbed “the place” for Cubs post-game parties, Cubby Bear is a homerun with its live music, bar food, billiards, and sports scene overlooking the Wrigley Field Marquee.

Hotel Zachary - www.hotelzachary.com

  • Hotel Zachary, the distinctive boutique hotel located right across from Wrigley Field, attracts visitors and business travelers with its authentic vision of refinement and comfort in every way.  

The Park @ Wrigley  - www.parkatwrigley.com

  • The beautiful newly designed Park @ Wrigley embodies the heart of the Lakeview community as the open-air destination for events, dining, festivals, gameday activities, and more.

Smoke Daddy - www.thesmokedaddy.com

  • With top quality barbeque, cold drinks, and a lively atmosphere, Smoke Daddy exemplifies world-class eats in a casual inclusive setting.

Addison Stop (East to Halsted Street):

Hydrate -  www.hydratechicago.com

  • Hydrate, open late, is an energetic nightclub equipped with some of the best DJ’s in the city and known for its light experience right in the heart of Boystown.

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club - www.kitkatchicago.com

  • The ever-popular divalicious Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club is a destination for everyone with its innovation martini and cocktail list, upscale contemporary cuisine, and world-class entertainment.

Replay - www.replaylakeview.com

  • Beer, bourbon, and games create a winning combination at Replay in a space made for vintage arcade enthusiasts.

Sidetrack - www.sidetrackchicago.com

  • Sidetrack serves up slushies and showtunes at this celebratory LGBTQ bar along with special events every day of the week.

Wood - www.woodchicago.com

  • Wood is a stylish New American cuisine hotspot with the belief in using only the freshest, most locally available ingredients construction exceptional flavor, quality, and execution.

 

Transportation:  Taxi, Ride-share cost estimate is $12-$14 from downtown Hotels, each way.


 

BIG BUS NIGHT TOUR TO CHINATOWN, PILSEN, LITTLE ITALY

(Hop on, Hop off service, fees apply)

Dusek’s Board & Beer -   www.dusekschicago.com

  • With high-end pub grub and specialty beers, Dusek’s Board & Beer celebrates the link between beer, food, and hospitality in a historic Chicago building.

Honky Tonk BBQ - www.honkytonkbbqchicago.com

  • Featured in countless food segments, Honky Tonk BBQ brings the flavor with its wood burning fire infused meats in a rustic city eatery.

Joy Yee Chinatown - www.joyyee.com

  • Joy Yee Chinatown specializes in Pan Asian fusion and bubble tea all at affordable prices while ranging from traditional Asian favorites to innovative new twists on the classics.

MingHin Cuisine - www.minghincuisine.com

  • Critically acclaimed MingHin Cuisine, located in the heart of Chicago’s China Town, offers Cantonese dim sum, cocktails, and authentic Hong Kong classics in an upscale modern space.

Nana - www.nanaorganic.com

  • Family-owned Nana restaurant offers great tasting Latin inspired food while being committed to sourcing products that are local, sustainable, and seasonal.

Ricobene’s -  www.ricobenespizza.com

  • Serving Chicago since 1946, Ricobene’s, “Home of the famous Breaded Steak Sandwich,” is the old school pizza parlor of your dreams with its countless Italian classics.

The Rosebud - www.rosebudrestaurants.com

  • Leading the industry standard of quality and service, The Rosebud is a Chicago staple serving generous portions of traditional Italian fare for over 40 years.

Strings Ramen Shop - www.strings-ramen-shop.business.site

  • With its focus specifically on ramen, Japanese rooted Strings Ramen Shop includes a variety of high-end ingredients for a delectable noodle experience in a cool lowkey atmosphere.

Tuscany on Taylor - www.tuscanychicago.com

  • If you fancy unique Italian entrees and great service, make sure to stop by Tuscan on Taylor for one-of-a-kind pasta, steaks, and seafood perfect for a stylish trattoria dining experience.

 

Transportation: 

Taxi, Ride-share cost estimate is $9-$14 from downtown Hotels, each way.
Taxi, Ride-share cost estimate is $4-$9 from McCormick Square Hotels, each way

Concierge ServiceS

Whether you’re looking to hop around for light bites, sit down for a multi-course experience or entertain a group, Chicago Concierge can help you find the perfect location and assist you with getting the reservation – and in many cases provide additional perks like discounts, pre-fixe options or even complimentary menu items.

All services are complimentary for National Restaurant Association Show attendees and exhibitors.

Or start exploring on your own with our handy guide to the city’s top restaurants, nightclubs, activities and shopping.

Complimentary Concierge Service

Chicago Concierge offers complimentary recommendations and reservations to all visitors of McCormick Place Convention Center. Our services are available online and on-site at your convention.
 

Book Your Reservations in Advance

Complete our quick survey to contact a concierge and receive personalized recommendations prior to your arrival. Our concierge team will review your request and respond within 24 hours with a comprehensive list of options. When you are ready, we will assist with booking your reservation or planning your private event.