Chef-owner Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio. Photo Credit: Galdones Photography


The Resy Guide to the Women-Owned Restaurants of Chicago


If it were up to Sarah Grueneberg, the chef-owner at West Loop’s Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio, gender would never be mentioned in the kitchen.

“I’m a fan of just being called a chef,” says Grueneberg. “I don’t like having the gender label attached to it, and I hope we continue this practice as we move forward into the next decade.”

Grueneberg is hosting a dinner at Monteverde paying tribute to the family matriarchs that shaped her life, as part of Resy’s Women of Food global dinner series.

At its core, the series believes that behind every great restaurant is a woman — and these trailblazing women-owned restaurants are testament to that.

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Sari Zernich Worsham

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Julia Zhu

Bayan Ko — Book Now
Raquel Quadreny

Dos Urban Cantina — Book Now
Jennifer Jones

HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen — Book Now
Danielle Dang

Hot Chocolate — Book Now
Mindy Segal

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge — Book Now
Sandy Chen

Le Sud — Book Now
Sandy Chen

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Sari Zernich Worsham

Mi Tocaya Antojería — Book Now
Diana Dávila

Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio — Book Now
Sarah Grueneberg

Passerotto — Book Now
Jennifer Kim

Reclaimed Bar & Restaurant — Book Now
Adrienne Fasano

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