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The Resy Hit List: Where In Chicago You’ll Want to Eat Right Now


There’s no question we hear more often: Where should I go eat? And while we at Resy know it’s an honor to be the friend who everyone asks for restaurant advice, we also know it’s a complicated task. That’s where the Resy Hit List comes in. 

We’ve designed it to be your essential resource for dining in Chicago: a monthly-updated (and newly expanded!) guide to the restaurants in that you won’t want to miss — tonight or any night.

Four Things In Chicago Not to Miss This Month

  • Bonyeon Brings the Beef: We’re excited to welcome this brand new spot from Michelin-starred chef Sangtae Park (Omakase Yume) that puts a new — omakase — twist on the Chicago steakhouse experience. If you can snag one of the 12 coveted seats, expect a rotating multi-course beef-centered meal, including lesser-known cuts. Meaning “root” or “original,” Bonyeon promises an unadulterated nose-to-tail experience.. 
  • Gangnam Market Has Entered the Chat: Part food court, part grocery store, Gangnam Market is a neon-lit, 28,000-square-feet arena for Asian cooking essentials, beer and sake, bubble tea, coffee, frozen foods, and more. There’s a full bar and six food vendors, to satsify cravings for buns, bibimbap, ramen, or sushi. Come hungry.
  • Get Cozy At: It’s the season forArmitage Ale House, given the fireplace vibes and comforting Anglo-Indian bites (get the spiced lamb pot pie). While GM Corina Hanc says reservations are often gone within seconds, we have the inside scoop: They open 14 days out, right at 9 a.m. If you miss those, try to walk in for a bar seat or put your name on the waitlist after brunch. And find more of our inside tips here.
  • Sweet Doughnut, Bro: There’s a new doughnut at Fulton Market. Portland-based (and stoner-beloved) Voodoo Doughnut just opened its first outpost here, and we’re excited for creations like the maple bacon bar (topped with bacon and maple glaze); and the Old Dirty Bastard with chocolate frosting, Oreos, and peanut butter. There are also lots of vegan varieties, if that’s your thing.

New to the Hit List (Feb. 2024)
Kasama, Cellar Door Provisions, Galit, Daisies, Demera Ethiopian, Sun Wah BBQ, Superkhana International, Justice of the Pies, Akahoshi Ramen, and Milk Room