350 N State Street Chicago, IL 60654 312-755-1700 www.facebook.com/tortoiseclub
Chef Gray McNally has put together a menu that would rival any other steakhouse in this amazing new restaurant. Not only does the food promise to be great, the ambience is very posh. The front lounge features suede couches and a grand piano while the 140 seat main dining room has gorgeous dark wood throughout the walls.
2656 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago, IL 60625 773-942-7547 www.goosefoot.net
This BYOB contemporary restaurant is courtesy of the mind and artistry of Chef Chris Nugent. Open for dinner only Tuesday through Saturday, the nine-course tasting menu is perfectly executed and sure to delight. Reservations only.
1639 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 312-360-9500 www.acadiachicago.com
Chef Ryan McCaskey creates contemporary and classic cuisine in this comfortable and inviting environment. The restaurant is separated into three spaces, a lounge, dining room and private dining room. But most importantly they have an open kitchen and wine room to show that quality food and wine are of the utmost importance.
833 West Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60607 312-432-0500 www.nellcoterestaurant.com
Chef Jared Van Camp’s follow-up to Old Town is about more than food. Even though the food is great there is another factor that makes its top 5, the ambiance. Luxury details in a Euro-chic space make it the place to be, not just eat.
2873 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60657 773-770-3527 www.senzachicago.com
Executive Chef Noah Sandoval and owner Susan McMillan have allowed something amazingly different to be on this list. While focusing on fresh, local ingredients with modern and classic techniques, they have made the entire menu gluten-free.