Best of Cuisine

Chicago's Best New American Restaurants

The top-rated New American restaurants in Chicago.

  • Longman & Eagle
    • American
    • Logan Square
    A "heavy emphasis" on "high-quality" local ingredients is reflected in "exciting", "complex" dishes with "well-balanced flavors" at this "vibrant" Logan Square New American where a beer list "to drool over" and "killer whiskey selection" further up its "hip" factor; there's often a "long wait" (no reservations), so either "get there early" or check out its "excellent" brunch.
  • Grace
    • New American
    • West Loop
    A notable addition to Chicago's "high-end" dining scene, this West Loop New American from chef Curtis Duffy delivers "top-notch" tasting menus featuring "refined" dishes with "stunning flavors and presentations"; the "beautifully decorated" setting, including an adjoining cocktail lounge, has a "tranquil" vibe, which comes in handy when the bill comes ("bring bags of money").
  • MK
    • River North
    Michael Kornick "knocks it out of the park" at his River North New American, delivering a "meal fit for foodies" with "consistently excellent" dishes including "new takes on old standards"; a "first-class" team mans the "stylish", contemporary space, and pricey bills are in keeping with its "special-occasion" status.
  • Goosefoot
    • American
    • Ravenswood
    An "oasis of civility", this Ravenswood New American wins acclaim for chef Chris Nugent's "high-end" multicourse tasting menus that impress with "innovative" preparations, "divine" flavors and "beautiful" presentation; the simple, intimate setting has an "elegant" vibe, and while it's pricey, a BYO policy (you can stop at its next-door shop) helps keep it "cheaper" than similar options.

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