Chef-owner Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio. Photo by Galdones Photography, courtesy of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio


The Resy Guide to the Women-Owned Restaurants of Chicago


Throughout June, Resy will honor women in the restaurant industry through our annual Women of Food series. We’re celebrating the restaurants, and the women behind them, who shape the vibrant dining scene in the city, and around the country. These women know how to hustle and are changing the future of hospitality, one dish at a time.

There’s Diana Dávila, owner of Mi Tocaya Antojería, a Michelin Bib Gourmand favorite for regional Mexican specialties and dishes inspired by her travels in Mexico. There’s also Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio, who prepares some of the city’s best Italian dishes, from ‘nduja arancini to creste di gallo nestled in lamb and prosciutto sugo. Or take a trip to Restaurant Row for Stephanie Izard’s Girl and the Goat, where you’ll find bold, seasonal dishes that have made this spot a Chicago mainstay.

To mark the importance of supporting women-owned restaurants, we’ve compiled a collection of some of the best such restaurants in Chicago. 


Andros Taverna
Hsing Chen

Autre Monde
Christine Tully Aranza & Beth Partridge

Bar Roma
Julia Zhu

Dos Urban Cantina
Jennifer Jones Enyart

Bar Esmé
Katrina Bravo

Ann Anastasio

Mindy Friedler

Girl & The Goat
Stephanie Izard

Genie Kwon

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge
Sandy Chen

Ko-ze Wine Room
Lacie Flannery

Le Sud
Sandy Chen

mfk. restaurant
Sari Zernich Worsham

Mi Tocaya Antojería
Diana Dávila

Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio
Sarah Grueneberg

Rebecca Goldfarb

Reclaimed Bar & Restaurant
Adrienne Fasano

Zoë Schor

The Chicago Diner — Lakeview
The Chicago Diner — Logan Square

Jo A. Kaucher

The Graceful Ordinary
Megan Curran

Beverly Kim