Guides

The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Chicago, August 2022 Edition

When the warm-weather months arrive, Chicagoans long to get — and stay — outside. We don’t need much — just…

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A spread of dishes at TenGoku Aburiya in Chicago.

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Chicago’s Newest Restaurant Openings, Now on Resy

Guides

Ten Outstanding Private Dining Options in Chicago

As the holidays approach, we’re particularly grateful for the chance to share a festive meal with friends, family and colleagues…

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Guides

The Resy Guide to Chicago’s Essential Cozy Locales

Chicagoans don’t fear the cold — otherwise we’d live in LA or Austin. Instead, we just wrap ourselves in chunky…

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All the gin drinks, at Scofflaw. // Photo courtesy of Scofflaw

Guides

The Resy Guide to the Best Cocktail Spots in Chicago

Could you maybe use a cocktail? Us, too. Fortunately, superb choices abound in Chicago, helmed by world-class bartenders in spaces…

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Part of a spread at Esme. // Photography courtesy of Esme

The Rundown

Five Things to Know About Esmé, Opening in Lincoln Park

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series…

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Chef Features

At Chicago’s Perilla, Intention Runs Deeper Than Dinner

At every pre-shift meeting, Perilla partner and general manager Thomas Oh starts with a variation on the same question: “What…

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Photo courtesy of The Moonlighter

Guides

The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Chicago

It’s full summertime, and we’re here for all of Chicago’s many stellar patios. From diverse, vibrant Bridgeport to the soaring…

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Photo courtesy of Verve Wine + Provisions

Guides

The Resy Guide to Chicago’s Wine-Loving Restaurants

Over the last decade, Chicago has cemented itself as a destination for high-quality meals focused on locally sourced ingredients and…

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The retro-but-modern, COVID-era getup for for Antique Taco's drive-in service. // Photo courtesy of Ashley Ortiz

The Road Back

In a New World of Takeout, Antique Taco Bet On a Very Old Approach

In the nine years since husband-and-wife duo Rick and Ashley Ortiz opened their cheery counter-service taqueria, Antique Taco, in Wicker…

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Some of the greatest hits on the menu at mfk.

Interviews

In a Changed World, mfk Seeks to Redefine the Neighborhood Restaurant

Married restaurant veterans Scott and Sari Worsham have, collectively, clocked some 60 years in the restaurant business. In the seven…

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The Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, with noodles, notably different from Gaijin's Osaka-style version.. // Photo by Regan Baroni

Dish By Dish

The Japanese and Midwestern Roots of Paul Virant’s Gaijin, in Six Dishes

A sultry slip of a restaurant beneath the El tracks in the bustling West Loop, Gaijin is chef and owner…

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The fish-sauce wings at Ca Phe Da have quickly entered the canon. // Photo by Jaclyn Rivas

Guides

The Resy Guide to the New Classic Dishes of Chicago

When iTunes began selling 99-cent songs, album purists decried the move as the end of the music experience as we…

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Steak at The Bristol in Chicago.

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Now on Resy: The Bristol, Gia Mia, Cebu, and More

From a Bucktown favorite to an Italian mini-chain producing farm-fresh Neapolitan pies, these are just a few of the tried-and-true…

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The Rundown

Everything You Need to Know About Elina’s, and Its Retuned Red-Sauce Classics

Elina’s opened in September on Grand Avenue in West Town, and for nearly every night since, the cozy spot has…

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The Hit List

The July Hit List: Utopian Tailgate, Diver at the Park, Mino’s, and More

There’s nothing like July in Chicago. Colorful summer produce is on every plate, three-day weekends put everyone in a good…

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Women of Food

How Mi Tocaya Antojería’s Diana Dávila Sees a Different Side to Chicago Food

The world swiftly took notice of chef Diana Dávila when she opened Mi Tocaya Antojería five years ago. At Dávila’s Logan…

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Dish By Dish

How Galit Defines Its Unique Midwest Take on the Middle East

At Galit, the Michelin-starred Middle Eastern restaurant in Lincoln Park, chef and partner Zach Engel taps his childhood memories of…

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The Maine lobster pansotti pasta at RPM Italian in River North.

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New on Resy: RPM Italian, Boeufhaus, Obélix, and More

From a buzzy “beef house” with hefty dry-aged steaks to a Mexican cantina run by a pair of Rick Bayless…

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Women of Food

What Makes a Great Restaurant, According to Beverly Kim of Wherewithall

This month, Beverly Kim will host a very special dinner at her Avondale hot spot, Wherewithall, that celebrates the women…

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Guides

The Resy Guide to the Best Brunches in Chicago

When the weekend can’t come soon enough, and Saturday feels a million years away, a brunch gameplan can be the…

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The One Who Keeps the Book

How To Nab a Seat at Monteverde, and What To Order Once You’re In

No one does pasta like Monteverde does, and everybody seems to know it. The West Loop Italian charmer has cultivated…

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The Hit List

The June Hit List: Esmé, Bar Roma, Split-Rail, and More

While it’s always a good idea to be eating at women-owned spots, let this month’s Women of Food celebration serve…

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