Dining in Chicago

Eating out is one of the most popular things to do in Chicago, and The Magnificent Mile is the heart of the city's famous culinary scene, featuring award-winning dining at more than 275 restaurants. Explore a wide range of locally-sourced ingredients and international flavors.

Outdoor patios and rooftop lounges provide great views during the summer; and there are plenty of chic and cozy venues to enjoy year round!

Visit our "What's Hot" blog for recommendations on where to grab cocktails with friends, kick off the day with a delicious brunch, and more.

Chicago Classics

Did you know deep dish pizza was first created in a kitchen just blocks away from The Magnificent Mile by Chef Lou Malnati? Today, there are several popular restaurants to choose from if you want to try the Chicago staple.

Indulge in local favorites, from mouthwatering steaks and delicious Eli's Cheesecake to Chicago’s cheesy-caramel popcorn mix and other famous flavors from Garrett Popcorn Shops.

International Cuisine

Chicago is a cultural melting pot, and the mix of international flavors is most accessible within walking distance of The Magnificent Mile's famous shopping, hotels, and attractions. Neighborhood favorites honor a rich heritage of classic dishes from around the world, while some hot spots offer a modern twist on ethnic cuisine.

Our directory for eating out in The Magnificent Mile district is the essential list of Chicago’s best steakhouses, seafood restaurants, bars, international cuisine, cafes and more.

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