The eggplant Parm at Elina’s. Photo courtesy of Elina’s

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The Essential Chicago Restaurants to Access This Winter


In the blink of an eye, we’ve reached the home stretch of 2022. As holiday gatherings and end-of-year celebrations are penciled in, Chicago restaurants are gearing up for the busiest season. And despite the whirlwind these final months bring, it’s also when hospitality truly shines.

This year, that also means getting a great table may be tougher than usual — a task made easier for American Express premium cardmembers with Global Dining Access by Resy, which continues to offer exclusive reservations at some of the buzziest locations in town.

The most recent additions to the Chicago collection rise to any occasion. Whether a modern Greek feast at Andros Taverna, the unexpected collaboration of beer brewer and chef at Moody Tongue, or the warm and fuzzy feeling of the bartender knowing your name at Gemini, you’re bound to find a spot that will delight. Read on for some of the latest standouts.