Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry is one of Chicago.

1. Museum of Science and Industry

9.4
5700 S Lake Shore Dr (at 57th Dr), Chicago, IL
Science Museum · 376 tips and reviews
bswift is one of Chicago.

2. bswift

10 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, Chicago, IL
Office · West Loop · No tips or reviews
Streeterville is one of Chicago.

3. Streeterville

Chicago, IL
Neighborhood · 6 tips and reviews
Hyatt Regency Chicago is one of Chicago.

4. Hyatt Regency Chicago

8.7
151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Hotel · The Loop · 198 tips and reviews
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is one of Chicago.

5. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

9.1
4340 N Lincoln Ave (Montrose), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · North Center · 16 tips and reviews
An Event Apart - Chicago is one of Chicago.

6. An Event Apart - Chicago

Chicago, IL
Convention Center · Near North Side · 2 tips and reviews

Greg S.Greg Steinhoff: Be sure to catch Luke W. and Jared Spool. Some of the most inspiring talks I've ever heard.

Chicago River is one of Chicago.

7. Chicago River

Chicago River, Chicago, IL
River · The Loop · 33 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: The river *makes* the city. Walk its length as a light workout and to soak up brilliant architecture. Take an architectural boat cruise. Relax down by the water.

Marina City is one of Chicago.

8. Marina City

300 N State St (at Chicago River), Chicago, IL
Building · Near North Side · 15 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Shades of Wilco! Designed by Bertrand Goldberg 1959; completed in 1964 at a cost of $36 million. Wikipedia: "Tallest residential buildings and the tallest reinforced concrete structures in the world."

Tribune Tower is one of Chicago.

9. Tribune Tower

8.6
435 N Michigan Ave (at E Illinois St.), Chicago, IL
Office · Streeterville · 73 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Neo-Gothic skyscraper by New York architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood (1922). Precious objects from around the world are embedded in the exterior walls at street level.

The Wrigley Building is one of Chicago.

10. The Wrigley Building

400-410 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Building · Streeterville · 12 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: The house that chewing gum built, and the first office tower north of the Chicago River and the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Completed 1924 to designs of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.

Chicago Riverwalk is one of Chicago.

11. Chicago Riverwalk

9.5
Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Waterfront · Near North Side · 107 tips and reviews

Jake S.Jake Smith: An awesome area to view the dyeing of the river for St. Patrick's Day.

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is one of Chicago.

12. Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

9.5
112 E Wacker Dr (at Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Boat or Ferry · The Loop · 65 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Learn about great buildings during wonderful, docent-led 90 minute cruise along the Chicago River.

Crown Fountain is one of Chicago.

13. Crown Fountain

9.0
Michigan Ave (btwn S Michigan Ave and Boeing Gallery S), Chicago, IL
Outdoor Sculpture · Grant Park · 58 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Wikipedia: "Interactive ... public art and video sculpture featured in Chicago's Millennium Park. ... Designed by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa and executed by Krueck and Sexton Architects." Fun 4 kids!

Jay Pritzker Pavilion is one of Chicago.

14. Jay Pritzker Pavilion

9.6
Millennium Park (btwn Columbus Dr & Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Amphitheater · Grant Park · 102 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Bandshell strikingly designed by Frank Gehry in 1999, opened 2004. Widely considered a highlight ("anchor," "crown jewel") of Chicago's Millennium Park.

John Hancock Center is one of Chicago.

15. John Hancock Center

8.9
875 N Michigan Ave (btwn Delaware Pl & Chestnut St), Chicago, IL
Building · Streeterville · 221 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: 100-story, 1,127-foot skyscraper is one of the better buildings of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Chief designer Bruce Graham; structural engineer Dr. Fazlur Khan (isn't that a great name)?

16. Mercadito

8.9
108 W Kinzie St (btwn Clark St & LaSalle Blvd), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · River North · 237 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Great food, crazily flavorful. Try the Mahi Mahi tacos, and start with the guacamole. Arrive early, it gets loud (and the crowd gets obnoxious) later at night.

Plaza De Las Americas Benito Juarez Statue is one of Chicago.

17. Plaza De Las Americas Benito Juarez Statue

8.5
Chicago, IL
Sculpture Garden · Streeterville · 3 tips and reviews

Silvia R.Silvia R: As a tribute to his legacy, the USA has several statues of Juarez. Today He is remembered as being a progressive reformer dedicated to democracy and equal rights for the indigenous Indian population.

Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe is one of Chicago.

18. Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe

9.2
130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Breakfast Spot · The Loop · 400 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Florentine (spinach and poached egg on English muffin with Hollandaise) is perfection. Eat all the hash browns.

Basecamp, LLC is one of Chicago.

19. Basecamp, LLC

30 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL
Office · Near West Side · 1 tip

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Spacious, impeccably designed office space of pioneering UX and product design firm 37signals. Architect: Brad Lynch (Brininstool, Kerwin and Lynch). Info & photos: http://cog.gd/49d

Little Goat Diner is one of Chicago.

20. Little Goat Diner

9.4
820 W Randolph St (at Green St), Chicago, IL
Diner · Fulton Market · 423 tips and reviews

Jon B.Jon Bills: Amazing breakfast spot! I'm vegetarian, and there are plenty of options - but I had a veggie version of the Bulls Eye French Toast...TRY IT!!

Frank Lloyd Wright - Prairie School Historic District is one of Chicago.

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. What more do you need?

Beatrix is one of Chicago.

22. Beatrix

9.2
519 N Clark St (at W Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Near North Side · 197 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: The deviled eggs are heaven, the fries sublime.The salmon melts like butter. Fine coffee, too.

Chicago Water Tower is one of Chicago.

23. Chicago Water Tower

9.1
806 N Michigan Ave (btwn Pearson St & Chicago Ave), Chicago, IL
Historic Site · Streeterville · 33 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in the late 1860s, these two structures, designed by William Boyington, were among the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Dove's Luncheonette is one of Chicago.

24. Dove's Luncheonette

9.4
1545 N Damen Ave (btwn Milwaukee Ave & Wicker Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Diner · Wicker Park · 82 tips and reviews

Martin H.Martin Hecko: Get the chile relleno. Crunchy, with wonder cheese filling and tangy sauce. Not at all greasy.

The Magnificent Mile is one of Chicago.

25. The Magnificent Mile

9.1
N Michigan Ave (btwn E Oak St & Chicago River), Chicago, IL
Road · Streeterville · 88 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Shoppers love it for the stores; tourists, because it is beautiful, convenient, clean, and safe. I love it as an architecture walk. Start south of the river on East Wacker and enter via the bridge.

The Loop is one of Chicago.

26. The Loop

Chicago, IL
Neighborhood · 37 tips and reviews

Scott KleinbergScott Kleinberg: Put your iPhones away when you are walking. There's been a rash of thugs stealing them or trying to steal them. Be aware of your surroundings here and everywhere in Chicago.

Dana Hotel & Spa is one of Chicago.

27. Dana Hotel & Spa

8.5
660 N State St, Chicago, IL
Hotel · Near North Side · 88 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Sweet, competitively priced boutique hotel with elegantly appointed, strikingly designed (but not over-designed) rooms, just a few blocks from Michigan Avenue and the heart of the Miracle Mile.

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile is one of Chicago.

28. InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

8.2
505 N Michigan Ave (at E Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Hotel · Streeterville · 101 tips and reviews

Tim S.Tim Smith: Beautiful hotel. I hope the pool never changes. A Chicago landmark

Siena Tavern is one of Chicago.

29. Siena Tavern

9.1
51 W Kinzie St (at N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Near North Side · 160 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Mushroom pizza with four kinds of mushrooms and truffle oil. Then, a nap.

Westin River North Executive Club is one of Chicago.

30. Westin River North Executive Club

6.7
320 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL
Hotel Bar · Near North Side · 3 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Have an espresso 20 stories above the Chicago River and Riverwalk. Soak up glorious bay window views of Marina City, the river, and the buildings along West Wacker Drive.

iNG Restaurant is one of Chicago.

31. iNG Restaurant

951 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Fulton Market · 24 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: I'm not a fan of molecular gastronomy, but this place -- an offshoot of nearby, world-famous molecular gastronomy pioneer Moto Restaurant -- won me over. It's the comfort food of molecular gastronomy.

Willis Tower is one of Chicago.

32. Willis Tower

233 S Wacker Dr (btwn W Adams St & W Jackson Blvd), Chicago, IL
Building · The Loop · 288 tips and reviews

naveennaveen: go towards the end of the evening on a weekday: we were there 830p on a thursday and there were no lines. as scary as it is, standing out in the glass ledge makes for a great photo, esp at night

Richard H. Driehaus Museum is one of Chicago.

33. Richard H. Driehaus Museum

8.7
25 E Erie St (at Wabash), Chicago, IL
Museum · Near North Side · 18 tips and reviews

Eliane v.Eliane vdB: [Burling & Whitehouse, 1879] Originally the Nickerson Mansion, this museum is a rare example of the palatial homes of the Gilded Age.

Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier is one of Chicago.

34. Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave (at Streeter Dr), Chicago, IL
Theme Park Ride / Attraction · Streeterville · 51 tips and reviews

MazdaMazda: Construction began in 1914 under the leadership of Charles Sumner Frost and took two years, at a total cost of $4.5 million. When it opened to the public in 1916, it was the largest pier in the world.

South Water Kitchen is one of Chicago.

35. South Water Kitchen

7.5
225 N Wabash Ave (at Wacker Pl.), Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · The Loop · 51 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Chicago isn't always the easiest place for vegetarians and pescetarians. The food here fit the bill. Healthy, delicious, beautifully prepared.

Argo Tea is one of Chicago.

36. Argo Tea

8.0
435 N Michigan Ave (at Tribune Tower), Chicago, IL
Tea Room · Streeterville · 58 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Nice clean restrooms steps away from the Chicago River, on the ground floor of the amazing Tribune Tower.

Lake Street Bridge is one of Chicago.

37. Lake Street Bridge

Lake St. (Canal St.), Chicago, IL
Bridge · The Loop · 3 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: "The Lake Street Bridge is technologically significant for its double-deck design, the first of its kind on the river when built." - Nathan Holth, Chicago's Bridges

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor is one of Chicago.

38. Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor

9.4
N Michigan Ave (btwn Randolph & Monroe), Chicago, IL
Outdoor Sculpture · Grant Park · 276 tips and reviews

Michelin Travel & LifestyleMichelin Travel & Lifestyle: Anish Kapoor’s gleaming "bean" of stainless steel creates fantastic reflections of the city skyline and the crowds. Be sure to step under it. – Green Guide Editor

Modern Wing Shop is one of Chicago.

39. Modern Wing Shop

At The Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Gift Shop · Grant Park · 1 tip

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Just like it says. Great coffee table books and gifts for the art lovers on your list.

Westin WORKOUT is one of Chicago.

40. Westin WORKOUT

320 N Dearborn St (at Westin Chicago River North), Chicago, IL
Gym · Near North Side · 2 tips and reviews

Christina C.Christina C.: Not a large variety of machines but it does the job when you have nothing to do. Sauna is super tiny. Fit 2 ppl max but would still be awkward. Only saw 1 other person in the gym so it's quiet.

Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse is one of Chicago.

41. Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse

8.2
33 W Kinzie St (at Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Steakhouse · Near North Side · 97 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Rating is for the building, not the food. This is the Chicago Varniah Company Builfjng of 1895. Beautiful period architecture.

360 CHICAGO is one of Chicago.

42. 360 CHICAGO

9.2
875 N Michigan Ave (btwn Delaware Pl & Chestnut St), Chicago, IL
Scenic Lookout · Streeterville · 141 tips and reviews

Molly C.Molly Cantrell-Kraig: Best view of the city? The ladies bathroom in the Signature Lounge. :)

Centro Ristorante is one of Chicago.

43. Centro Ristorante

7.1
6 W Hubbard St (at N State St), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Near North Side · 27 tips and reviews

Crain's Chicago BusinessCrain's Chicago Business: Highlights from the menu include those lush spreads for crusty bread such as fresh ricotta whipped smooth with olive oil, covered with chunky tomato jam and sprinkled with salt and pistachios ($6). Read more.

Millennium Park Plaza is one of Chicago.

44. Millennium Park Plaza

151 N Michigan Ave ((btw Randolph And Lake)), Chicago, IL
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · The Loop · 8 tips and reviews

Michael S.Michael Stutz: Millennium Park Plaza: furnished apartments next to Millennium Park. At least some are Marriott Execustay. Complex has business center, pool, fitness center & sundeck. Some businesses on street level.

Lake Shore Drive Bridge is one of Chicago.

45. Lake Shore Drive Bridge

8.6
N Lake Shore Dr (at Chicago River), Chicago, IL
Bridge · Near East Side · 9 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: "In When Harry Met Sally, the title characters are seen taking Lake Shore Drive in the opposite compass direction to that which their origin point and destination would require." - Wikipedia

NYC Bagel Deli is one of Chicago.

46. NYC Bagel Deli

7.8
515 N Dearborn St (at W Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
Bagel Shop · Near North Side · 38 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The success of owner Corey Kaplan's chain relies on its kettle-boiled bagels: They're just chewy enough, just dense enough and just sweet enough to give New Yorkers a run for their money. Read more.

Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain is one of Chicago.

47. Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain

9.2
301 S Columbus Dr (btwn Jackson Dr & Balbo Dr), Chicago, IL
Fountain · Grant Park · 125 tips and reviews

Michelin Travel & LifestyleMichelin Travel & Lifestyle: Modeled on a fountain at the Palace of Versailles but nearly twice as large, it circulates 1.5 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan. – Green Guide Editor

Skydeck Chicago is one of Chicago.

48. Skydeck Chicago

9.1
233 S Wacker Dr (btwn Adams St & Jackson Blvd), Chicago, IL
Scenic Lookout · The Loop · 360 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: The Ledge at the Skydeck enables you to recreate Batman's experience, looking 110 stories down through a glass floor. Read more.

HUB 51 is one of Chicago.

49. HUB 51

8.8
51 W Hubbard St (at Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Near North Side · 247 tips and reviews

PeoplePeople: Stars like Josh Duhamel and the Glee cast load up on their crunchy tuna rolls and famous carrot cake–only to dance off the calories downstairs at Sub51. Tip: Make a reservation or expect a big wait.

Terminal 1 Security Checkpoint is one of Chicago.

50. Terminal 1 Security Checkpoint

4.9
Terminal 1 (ORD Airport), Chicago, IL
Airport Service · 33 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Patience is a virtue.

Ed Debevic's is one of Chicago.

51. Ed Debevic's

640 N Wells St (at Erie St), Chicago, IL
Diner · River North · 82 tips and reviews

Camden L.Camden Lambert: Great food, hilarious staff....love the fact that the are a little on the asshole side makes it fun

The Second City is one of Chicago.

52. The Second City

9.4
1616 N Wells St (btwn Concord Ln & North Ave), Chicago, IL
Comedy Club · Old Town Triangle · 141 tips and reviews

IFCIFC: Chicago: A training ground for the likes of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell and others, this legendary comedy club now boasts -IFC Staff

The Westin Chicago River North is one of Chicago.

53. The Westin Chicago River North

8.2
320 N Dearborn St (at W Carroll Ave), Chicago, IL
Hotel · Near North Side · 55 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Best oshinko roll I've ever tasted.

Lake Shore Drive is one of Chicago.

54. Lake Shore Drive

6.2
US Hwy 41 (btwn Madison St and E 67th St), Chicago, IL
Road · 46 tips and reviews
South Loop is one of Chicago.

55. South Loop

Chicago, IL
Neighborhood · 15 tips and reviews

@MsNycole@MsNycole: Best neighborhood in Chicago. Full of your professionals and diversity. Lots of great little restaurants and bars. Super do friendly!

Hyde Park is one of Chicago.

56. Hyde Park

Chicago, IL
Neighborhood · 22 tips and reviews

Trump Hotel CollectionTrump Hotel Collection: Hyde Park is an ideal place to find a number of coffeehouses and bookstores, as well as access to a host of lectures, concerts, plays and art exhibits.

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House is one of Chicago.

57. Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House

9.0
5757 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL
History Museum · Hyde Park · 28 tips and reviews

Saving PlacesSaving Places: The culmination of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie style, the Robie House (1910) is one of the cornerstones of modern architecture. $10 admission and 10% off in the gift shop for National Trust members.

Seminary Co-op Bookstore is one of Chicago.

58. Seminary Co-op Bookstore

8.7
5751 S Woodlawn Ave (at 58th St.), Chicago, IL
Bookstore · Hyde Park · 16 tips and reviews

Shana C.Shana Carp: get Lost in this Bookstore in the Basement of what was a Church, now becoming the Milton Friedman Institute. They have maps if you truly do get lost though! Buy some ridiculously academic book! Read more.

Chicago is one of Chicago.

59. Chicago

Illinois
City · 160 tips and reviews

RadioShackRadioShack: Martin Cooper was born in Chicago in 1928 – he’s the inventor of the handheld mobile phone – so you can thank him and his So Right invention for making this check in possible.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) is one of Chicago.

60. Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

6.8
10000 W Ohare Ave, Chicago, IL
Airport · 3703 tips and reviews

Stacy O.Stacy Oliver: You can't be in Chicago without trying Garrett Popcorn. Located in terminal B near security. Get the Chicago mix for a sweet/savory treat that eases the pain of the inevitable delays at this airport.

Dove's Luncheonette is one of Chicago.

61. Dove's Luncheonette

9.4
1545 N Damen Ave (btwn Milwaukee Ave & Wicker Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Diner · Wicker Park · 82 tips and reviews

Zach M.Zach M: Great new spot by Paul Kahan, right next to Big Star. Traditional Mexican food fused with Southern comfort food. Great menu and full bar.

State and Lake is one of Chicago.

62. State and Lake

6.3
201 N State St (at Lake St), Chicago, IL
Hotel Bar · The Loop · 88 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Deviled eggs to die for.

Dearborn Street Bridge is one of Chicago.

63. Dearborn Street Bridge

Chicago Ave. (btwn W. Kinzie St. & W. Wacker Dr.), Goshen, IL
Bridge · Near North Side · 4 tips and reviews

Fran D.Fran Diamond: Is it the best bridge over the Chicago River? Hard to say. But it's a good one with a beautiful east/west view.

Marina City Rooftop is one of Chicago.

64. Marina City Rooftop

300 N Dearborn St (at the Chicago River), Chicago, IL
Scenic Lookout · Near North Side · 1 tip

Robert R.Robert Razo: Awesome views...some of the best in town!

Northwest Side of Chicago is one of Chicago.

65. Northwest Side of Chicago

Chicago, IL
Neighborhood · 2 tips and reviews

Juan UJuan U: Sending much love to all my 4sq friends all the way from chitown.

Wicker Park is one of Chicago.

66. Wicker Park

9.0
1425 N Damen Ave (btwn Wicker Park Ave & Schiller St), Chicago, IL
Park · Wicker Park · 37 tips and reviews

BRINK MagazineBRINK Magazine: The loveliest houses in Chi-town! Stroll around, froyo in hand, and you're guaranteed a good day! www.brinkmagonline.com

River North Neighborhood is one of Chicago.

67. River North Neighborhood

Chicago, IL
Neighborhood · 15 tips and reviews

Austin W.Austin Westermann: The neighborhood that is formerly known as "Little Hell" is now the trendiest most expensive neighborhood in Chicago

Wow Bao is one of Chicago.

68. Wow Bao

8.2
1 W Wacker Dr (btwn State & Lake), Chicago, IL
Dumpling Restaurant · The Loop · 138 tips and reviews

Ann S.Ann S: Even if you're a meatatarian, the edamame bao are really really tasty!

The Nosh at Block 37 is one of Chicago.

69. The Nosh at Block 37

Chicago, IL
Cafeteria · The Loop · 5 tips and reviews

Mabel G.Mabel Guzman: The grill cheese sandwiches are AWESOME with the homemade chips and the black bean and corn tamale from Dio de Tamales AMAZING

Urban Market is one of Chicago.

70. Urban Market

6.6
10 S Dearborn St (at W Madison St), Chicago, IL
Food Court · The Loop · 25 tips and reviews

LindseyLindsey: Best cafeteria in the Loop. Build your own sandwich, grab some bread pudding or even sushi.

71. Simone's Bar

8.6
960 W 18th St (at Morgan), Chicago, IL
Bar · Pilsen · 132 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Stuffed with reclaimed wood and old electronic equipment, it's one of the most distinctively decorated bars around.

Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant is one of Chicago.

72. Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant

8.5
2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL
Chinese Restaurant · Armour Square · 105 tips and reviews

Maera S.Maera Siddiqi: Try the Ma Po Tofu for an amazing dinner here.

Apple North Michigan Avenue is one of Chicago.

73. Apple North Michigan Avenue

9.0
679 North Michigan Avenue (at E Huron St), Chicago, IL
Electronics Store · Streeterville · 95 tips and reviews

Odell M.Odell Mitchell III: For the Genius Bar, always make an appt first. It can make or break your experience.

Cai is one of Chicago.

74. Cai

8.7
2100 S Archer Ave (at S Wentworth Ave), Chicago, IL
Chinese Restaurant · Armour Square · 57 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: The chef is killing the dim sum competition with his creamy egg-yolk buns, dumplings stuffed with shrimp and scallop, pumpkin congee and steamed rice-noodle crêpes paired with crunchy bits of celery. Read more.

Cai is one of Chicago.

75. Cai

8.7
2100 S Archer Ave (at S Wentworth Ave), Chicago, IL
Chinese Restaurant · Armour Square · 57 tips and reviews

JaimJaim: Must try - Egg tart, steamed creamy egg yolk bun, baked green chive puffs, & pan fried turnip cake; OK - Veggie tofu crepe; Don't try - BBQ pork turnover, and rice noodle with shrimp (cheong fan)

76. Firecakes Donuts

9.4
68 W Hubbard St (at N Clark St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · Near North Side · 133 tips and reviews

Sexy L.Sexy LF: Stop reading this and go get a donut. The Vanilla Iced was pure, simple perfection while the Butterscotch Praline was full of surprising flavor.

Sable Kitchen & Bar is one of Chicago.

77. Sable Kitchen & Bar

8.7
505 N State St (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · Near North Side · 192 tips and reviews

Tracy A.Tracy Ahern: Try the wild mushroom and brown rice with goat cheese"burger" It is seriously to die for!! Desserts are superb too! Staff? Amazing! Great lunch place and i hear they do breakfast!

Girl & the Goat is one of Chicago.

78. Girl & the Goat

9.3
809 W Randolph St (at Halsted St), Chicago, IL
New American Restaurant · West Town · 510 tips and reviews

Liz G.Liz Giannini: Fabulous flavors. Was drawn in by the lure of the green beans and will go back for all the veggie selections.

Xoco is one of Chicago.

79. Xoco

9.2
449 N Clark St (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Near North Side · 332 tips and reviews

Raksha R.Raksha Ravikumar: Woodland Mushroom Torta makes my heart go boom boom boom. Be sure to ask for vegetarian beans if you prefer them!

Xoco is one of Chicago.

80. Xoco

9.2
449 N Clark St (at W Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Near North Side · 332 tips and reviews

Bee C.Bee Chelse: The vegetable caldo, sikil pak dip, guacamole, churro & authentic chocolate are all vegan and delicious!!!!

Mercadito is one of Chicago.

81. Mercadito

8.9
108 W Kinzie St (btwn Clark St & LaSalle Blvd), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · River North · 237 tips and reviews

Lindsay R.Lindsay Rafayko: Their Mahi Mahi Tacos are absolutely to die for

The Merchandise Mart is one of Chicago.

82. The Merchandise Mart

8.4
222 Merchandise Mart Plz (btwn Kinzie & Wells), Chicago, IL
Building · River North · 86 tips and reviews

InterContinental ChicagoInterContinental Chicago: Second-largest building in the world; it actually has its own zipcode! Wholesale furniture and furnishings store for buyers all over the world w/ 600 permanent showrooms, and a great bookstore.

Lakeview is one of Chicago.

83. Lakeview

Chicago, IL
Neighborhood · 9 tips and reviews

Jai M.Jai Myers: Stop and smell the flowers. Haha

Wrigley Bilboard is one of Chicago.

84. Wrigley Bilboard

Chicago, IL
Building · Bucktown · No tips or reviews
1959 Kitchen & Bar is one of Chicago.

85. 1959 Kitchen & Bar

8.8
230 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
Comedy Club · Old Town Triangle · 26 tips and reviews

Zach D.Zach Daniel: Saw Nick Offerman at the best comedy theater in Chicago! Great day, great venue :)

Old Town is one of Chicago.

86. Old Town

Chicago, IL
Neighborhood · 5 tips and reviews

Kelli S.Kelli Sullivan: Cool Chicago Neighborhood where you can walk around and find unique shops and restaurants. TIP: Old Town Art Festival takes place in the summer and is a fun place to meet people.

Burr Ridge is one of Chicago.

87. Burr Ridge

Illinois
City · No tips or reviews
Daley Plaza is one of Chicago.

88. Daley Plaza

8.6
50 W Washington St (btwn Clark St & Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Plaza · The Loop · 49 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: The Chicago Picasso was the first monumental modern sculpture to be placed in the Loop. Read more.

Mid-America Club is one of Chicago.

89. Mid-America Club

200 E Randolph St, Fl 80 (at Columbus Dr), Chicago, IL
Social Club · The Loop · 22 tips and reviews

StefanieStefanie: The loo has the best view!

Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee is one of Chicago.

90. Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee

9.2
50 W Randolph St (at N Dearborn St), Chicago, IL
Donut Shop · The Loop · 101 tips and reviews

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Pistachio-Meyer Lemon Doughnut: a bright, citrus glaze holds the toasted pistachios perfectly in place, but isn't too sweet as to overwhelm the actual taste of the old-fashioned doughnut itself.

Weber's Bakery is one of Chicago.

91. Weber's Bakery

9.6
7055 W Archer Ave (at Nottingham Ave), Chicago, IL
Bakery · Garfield Ridge · 42 tips and reviews

Catherine E.Catherine E: Their atomic cake is the,best.. Bananas,strawberrys,whip cream an chocolate an vanilla cake..

DuSable Museum Of African American History is one of Chicago.

92. DuSable Museum Of African American History

9.3
740 E 56th Pl (S Cottage Grove Ave), Chicago, IL
History Museum · Washington Park · 30 tips and reviews

The GrioThe Grio: The first museum dedicated to the culture and experiences of African-Americans, this museum is clearly modern with its own mobile app. Read more.

Brooks (Gwendolyn) Park is one of Chicago.

93. Brooks (Gwendolyn) Park

4542 S Greenwood Ave (btwn 46th Street and 45th Street), Chicago, IL
Park · North Kenwood · 1 tip

BETBET: Brooks was a dominant figure of 20th C American poetry & a leading force in the Chicago Black Renaissance literary movement. See more African-Americans' great accomplishments: http://bet.us/BHM

Lake Shore Park is one of Chicago.

94. Lake Shore Park

8.5
808 N Lake Shore Dr (at E. Chicago Ave.), Chicago, IL
Park · Streeterville · 20 tips and reviews

Kevin T.Kevin Turner: Bring seed or some bread; always a bunch of birds looking for chow. Fun thing to do with kids!

Grant Park is one of Chicago.

95. Grant Park

9.6
337 E Randolph Dr (at Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Grant Park · 122 tips and reviews

IFCIFC: Chicago: Any park that plays host to a Barack Obama victory speech and a Radiohead show in the same year deserves to be at the top of this list. -IFC Viewer

Water Tower Place is one of Chicago.

96. Water Tower Place

8.8
835 N Michigan Ave (E Pearson St), Chicago, IL
Shopping Mall · Streeterville · 153 tips and reviews

Juan UJuan U: Forgot I had taken a pic if the escalator of the water tower. 1st.pic is looking up from first floor, 2nd. pic is looking down from the top, and 3rd. pic is a side shot of escalator from first floor.

Chicago Lakefront Trail is one of Chicago.

97. Chicago Lakefront Trail

9.6
Lake Michigan Lakefront (at N Lakeshore Dr), Chicago, IL
Trail · Gold Coast · 121 tips and reviews
Lakeshore East Park is one of Chicago.

98. Lakeshore East Park

9.1
N Field Blvd (Benton Place), Chicago, IL
Park · Near East Side · 20 tips and reviews
Café Ba-Ba-Reeba! is one of Chicago.

99. Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!

9.4
2024 N Halsted St (btwn W Dickens Ave & W Armitage Ave), Chicago, IL
Tapas Restaurant · North Side · 205 tips and reviews

Heather C.Heather Camm: spinach & manchego stuffed mushrooms. fantastic!

After-Words New & Used Books is one of Chicago.

100. After-Words New & Used Books

8.1
23 E Illinois St (Wabash), Chicago, IL
Bookstore · Near North Side · 23 tips and reviews

Amy P.Amy Parnell: Found an autographed copy of Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice! Very cool.

Blaze Pizza is one of Chicago.

101. Blaze Pizza

9.1
24 S Clinton St, Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · West Loop · 26 tips and reviews

Mark B.Mark Brouch: The Chipotle of personal pizza. Very tasty considering the speed with which it is made!

Piccolo Sogno is one of Chicago.

102. Piccolo Sogno

9.4
464 N Halsted St (at Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Fulton River District · 98 tips and reviews

Brian H.Brian Hanscel: Second best Italian in the city. Amazing patio. See Davanti for the best, but don't skip this spot.

Velvet Taco is one of Chicago.

103. Velvet Taco

9.1
1110 N State St, Chicago, IL
Taco Place · Gold Coast · 89 tips and reviews

Redeye ChicagoRedeye Chicago: Velvet Taco isn't another drunk food stop, but rather a thoughtful restaurant doling out well-executed Indian, American, Cuban, Asian and Middle-Eastern staples that happen to be served on a tortilla. Read more.

Auditorium Theatre is one of Chicago.

104. Auditorium Theatre

9.3
50 E Congress Pkwy (Roosevelt University), Chicago, IL
Theater · South Loop · 60 tips and reviews

Fabrice C.Fabrice Calmels: If you wait by the bus stop on Michigan avenue, you will see the dancers walking out of backstage

Kanela Breakfast Club is one of Chicago.

105. Kanela Breakfast Club

8.4
502 E. Illinois, Chicago, IL
Breakfast Spot · Streeterville · 20 tips and reviews

Sahar H.Sahar Hashbal: Came for late breakfast and totally recommend it ! They've got kids menu too.

Intelligentsia Coffee is one of Chicago.

106. Intelligentsia Coffee

9.4
53 E Randolph St (btwn Wabash Ave & Garland Ct), Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · The Loop · 282 tips and reviews

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Thought you’d want to know: Intelligentsia has been nominated for Best Local Coffee Roaster in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more.

Music Box Theatre is one of Chicago.

107. Music Box Theatre

9.5
3733 N Southport Ave (btwn Grace St & Waveland Ave), Chicago, IL
Indie Movie Theater · Lakeview · 80 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: The Music Box plays a mix of independent and foreign films, as well as classic (black and white) movie matinees, and midnight screenings of cult classics. Read more.

Frontera Grill is one of Chicago.

108. Frontera Grill

9.2
445 N Clark St (btwn Illinois St & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
Mexican Restaurant · Near North Side · 250 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Subtle and extremely tasty Mexican fare. Fresh ingredients, brilliant seasoning and cooking. Plenty of great vegetarian "street food" appetizers.

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant is one of Chicago.

109. Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant

8.1
100 W Grand Ave (at N Clark St), Chicago, IL
Irish Pub · River North · 110 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Dark, sprawling, big messy dump of an Irish bar, perfect fit events and parties. Many rooms on multiple floors. As at Hogwarts, the stairs like to change.

Printers Row is one of Chicago.

110. Printers Row

Chicago, IL
Neighborhood · 3 tips and reviews

David W.David Weathersby: Great part of town south of downtown.

The Spoke & Bird is one of Chicago.

111. The Spoke & Bird

8.3
205 E 18th St (at S Indiana Ave), Chicago, IL
Bistro · Prairie District · 16 tips and reviews

Jolene B.Jolene Balsimo: Cute little coffee shop and restaurant.

Chicago Women's Park & Gardens is one of Chicago.

112. Chicago Women's Park & Gardens

8.5
1801 S Indiana Ave (at E 18th St), Chicago, IL
Park · Prairie District · 7 tips and reviews

Sonja K.Sonja Kruitwagen: No dogs but loads of bunnies.

Coalfire is one of Chicago.

113. Coalfire

9.3
1321 W Grand Ave (btwn Ogden Ave & Noble St), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · Fulton Market · 93 tips and reviews

Rishad T.Rishad Tobaccowala: Among the top 5 pizza places on many lists including mine. Great food and staff and fair prices.

Lickity Split is one of Chicago.

114. Lickity Split

9.5
6056 N Broadway St (at W Glenlake Ave), Chicago, IL
Ice Cream Shop · Edgewater · 64 tips and reviews

Ryan N.Ryan Nash: First time coming here in a while but came in with my boyfriend for some ice cream before a movie date and they had live music. Great acoustic guitar. Going to happen on Fridays I think. Check it out!

The James Chicago is one of Chicago.

115. The James Chicago

8.8
55 E Ontario St (at N Rush St), Chicago, IL
Hotel · Near North Side · 79 tips and reviews

Jennifer K.Jennifer Kling: Most boutique hotels have a hip lobby and boring rooms. This place does not. Great rooms, awesome beds, wonderful service, and fantastic toiletries. And, of course, perfect location.

Hotel Palomar is one of Chicago.

116. Hotel Palomar

8.9
505 N State St (at Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Hotel · Near North Side · 55 tips and reviews

Jeremy C.Jeremy C: Best hotel in River North period. Location, rooms, service. Literally a block away from Nordstrom, Joe's Steaks and easy walk to all the hip joints on Kinzie. Plus the 17th floor pool and view.

Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel is one of Chicago.

117. Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel

8.4
17 E Monroe St (btwn S State St & S Wabash Ave), Chicago, IL
Hotel · The Loop · 243 tips and reviews

Robin S.Robin S: Executive Level stay very nice! Cocktail hour on the 23rd floor and complimentary breakfast.

Pequod's Pizzeria is one of Chicago.

118. Pequod's Pizzeria

9.2
2207 N Clybourn Ave (btwn W Webster Ave & N Greenview Ave), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · North Side · 259 tips and reviews

Maggie R.Maggie R.: The caramelized crust on the deep dish is amazing. No pre-selected toppings so just pick what you want. Decent jalapeno poppers, too.

Eleven City Diner is one of Chicago.

119. Eleven City Diner

9.2
1112 S Wabash Ave (btwn 11th St & Roosevelt Rd), Chicago, IL
Diner · South Loop · 279 tips and reviews

Burcu U.Burcu Uçaray: Great for breakfast, Lunch and dinner. They play jazz. They have vegetarian options

White Palace Grill is one of Chicago.

120. White Palace Grill

8.5
1159 S Canal St (at Roosevelt Rd), Chicago, IL
Diner · South Loop · 90 tips and reviews

Roosevelt CollectionRoosevelt Collection: 24 hour/day breakfast and tons of great comfort food at very reasonable prices!

The Winchester is one of Chicago.

121. The Winchester

8.8
1001 N Winchester Ave, Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · East Ukrainian Village · 37 tips and reviews

Chris V.Chris Vicente: Fresh farm to table menu and some great vegetarian options

Chicago Cultural Center is one of Chicago.

122. Chicago Cultural Center

9.3
78 E Washington St (btwn N Michigan & N Garland Ct.), Chicago, IL
Museum · The Loop · 144 tips and reviews
Obama for America Campaign HQ is one of Chicago.

123. Obama for America Campaign HQ

130 E Randolph St (at Stetson Ave.), Chicago, IL
Coworking Space · The Loop · 16 tips and reviews
Disney Store is one of Chicago.

124. Disney Store

8.5
1 W. Randolph (at Washington St), Chicago, IL
Toy / Game Store · The Loop · 10 tips and reviews
Chicago Design Museum is one of Chicago.

125. Chicago Design Museum

8.0
108 N State St (State and Washington), Chicago, IL
Museum · The Loop · 6 tips and reviews
Reckless Records is one of Chicago.

126. Reckless Records

8.1
26 E Madison St (btwn N State St & N Wabash Ave), Chicago, IL
Record Shop · The Loop · 26 tips and reviews
Kinzie Nail Spa is one of Chicago.

127. Kinzie Nail Spa

7.4
410 N Wells St (at W Kinzie St), Chicago, IL
Nail Salon · River North · 16 tips and reviews
Clark Street Bridge is one of Chicago.

128. Clark Street Bridge

320 N Clark St (btwn W Kinzie St and W Wacker Dr), Chicago, IL
Bridge · The Loop · 6 tips and reviews
Morton Salt is one of Chicago.

129. Morton Salt

1357 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
Factory · No tips or reviews
Virgin Mary Viaduct Stain is one of Chicago.

130. Virgin Mary Viaduct Stain

2200 W Fullerton (Kennedy Expressway), Chicago, IL
Spiritual Center · Bucktown · 10 tips and reviews
Meddle Coffee Bar is one of Chicago.

131. Meddle Coffee Bar

8.8
601 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
Coffee Shop · West Loop · 8 tips and reviews
Graham Crackers Comics is one of Chicago.

132. Graham Crackers Comics

8.1
77 E Madison St (at Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Comic Shop · The Loop · 23 tips and reviews
Monument with Standing Beast - Dubuffet sculpture is one of Chicago.

133. Monument with Standing Beast - Dubuffet sculpture

7.1
100 West Randolph St. (James R Thompson Center), Chicago, IL
Public Art · The Loop · 3 tips and reviews
The Chicago Theatre is one of Chicago.

134. The Chicago Theatre

9.6
175 N State St (at Lake St), Chicago, IL
Theater · The Loop · 93 tips and reviews
Goodman Theatre is one of Chicago.

135. Goodman Theatre

9.0
170 N Dearborn St (at Randolph St), Chicago, IL
Theater · The Loop · 61 tips and reviews
Kuma's Corner is one of Chicago.

136. Kuma's Corner

9.1
2900 W Belmont Ave (at Francisco Ave), Chicago, IL
Burger Joint · Northwest Side · 411 tips and reviews
Millennium Park is one of Chicago.

137. Millennium Park

9.7
201 E Randolph St (btwn Columbus Dr & Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL
Park · Grant Park · 563 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Part of 319-acre Grant Park, Chicago's Millennium Park features brilliant yet also accessible (and even family-friendly) public art. Highlights include Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain, Pritzker Pavillion.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is one of Chicago.

138. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

9.0
439 N Wells St (btwn Illinois St & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · River North · 288 tips and reviews
Giordano's is one of Chicago.

139. Giordano's

9.0
730 N Rush St (at E Superior St), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · Near North Side · 358 tips and reviews
Piece Brewery and Pizzeria is one of Chicago.

140. Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

9.4
1927 W North Ave (btwn Elk Grove Ave & Damen Ave), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · Wicker Park · 335 tips and reviews
Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. is one of Chicago.

141. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.

9.2
2121 N Clark St (at Dickens), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · Lincoln Park · 161 tips and reviews
Gino's East is one of Chicago.

142. Gino's East

8.6
500 N La Salle Dr (at Illinois St), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · River North · 122 tips and reviews
Giordano's is one of Chicago.

143. Giordano's

8.8
223 W Jackson Blvd (at S Franklin St), Chicago, IL
Pizza Place · The Loop · 196 tips and reviews
Quartino is one of Chicago.

144. Quartino

9.1
626 N State St (at W Ontario St), Chicago, IL
Italian Restaurant · Near North Side · 312 tips and reviews
Ramen-San is one of Chicago.

145. Ramen-San

8.7
59 W Hubbard St (btwn Clark & Dearborn), Chicago, IL
Noodle House · Near North Side · 82 tips and reviews
LYFE Kitchen is one of Chicago.

146. LYFE Kitchen

9.0
413 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
Restaurant · Near North Side · 82 tips and reviews
Old Jerusalem is one of Chicago.

147. Old Jerusalem

7.4
1411 N Wells St (at W Schiller St), Chicago, IL
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Old Town · 23 tips and reviews
Old Jerusalem is one of Chicago.

148. Old Jerusalem

7.4
1411 N Wells St (at W Schiller St), Chicago, IL
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Old Town · 23 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Unpretentious, homey Lebanese joint serves fresh homemade hummus, falafel, tabouleh, etc. Try the Vegetarian Combo!

Slurping Turtle is one of Chicago.

149. Slurping Turtle

8.8
116 W Hubbard St (at N LaSalle St), Chicago, IL
Noodle House · River North · 187 tips and reviews
Wasabi is one of Chicago.

150. Wasabi

9.3
2115 N Milwaukee Ave (at N Maplewood Ave), Chicago, IL
Sushi Restaurant · Logan Square · 125 tips and reviews
Kogen-Miller Studios is one of Chicago.

151. Kogen-Miller Studios

1734 N Wells St (Willow St), Chicago, IL
Historic Site · Old Town Triangle · 2 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Read about Sol Kogen & Edgar Miller and the Chicago artist colony they created: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Street_Studios#Sol_Kogen_.26_Edgar_Miller

Kogen-Miller Studios is one of Chicago.

152. Kogen-Miller Studios

1734 N Wells St (Willow St), Chicago, IL
Historic Site · Old Town Triangle · 2 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Private artist studio/home created by architect/sculptor/painter/stained glass artist Edgar Miller in the 1920s.

Meli Cafe is one of Chicago.

153. Meli Cafe

8.4
500 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL
American Restaurant · Printer's Row · 45 tips and reviews

Jeffrey Z.Jeffrey Zeldman: Standout breakfast place in Printer’s Row combines guilty pleasure with fresh, healthy eating. Attached to hotel, which makes it room service for some very lucky travelers.