Reviews Summary

5 Star Reviews (Amazing)

 

  • Chicago Restaurants, Cafes, & Bars
    • Aberdeen Tap – Neighborhood tavern with gourmet pub fare in West Town
    • Avec – French and Mediterranean food in the West Loop
    • Au Cheval – traditional American, burgers in the West Loop
    • Batter & Berries – savory & sweet breakfast/brunch dishes in Lincoln Park
    • Beauty Bar – retro salon themed bar with giant dance floor in Noble Square
    • Best Intentions – dive bar with beer and great cocktails in Logan Square
    • Broken Shaker – crafty cocktails in a hip space in River North
    • Do-Rite Donuts – donut shops in multiple Chicago neighborhoods
    • El Mercado Meat Mart – stand inside sells amazing empanadas in Lakeview
    • Esencia Urban Kitchen – small cafe serving Latin-inspired fare in Lakeview
    • Estereo – cocktails and coffee in Logan Square
    • Everest – fine dining restaurant in The Loop
    • Gaslight Coffee Roasters – hip coffee shop in Logan Square
    • Girl & The Goat – new American in the West Loop
    • Hopleaf Bar – extensive beer list and Belgian inspired food in Andersonville
    • Marz Community Brewing Company – hip warehouse brewery in Bridgeport
    • Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio – high-end Italian food in West Loop
    • Pequod’s Pizza – deep dish pizza in Lincoln Park and Morton Grove
    • RPM Steak – steakhouse in River North
    • Spilt Milk – 1920’s pharmacy themed cocktail bar in Logan Square
    • Starpolska – Polish restaurant in Logan Square
    • The Aviary – bar serving innovative cocktails and snacks in the West Loop
    • The California Clipper – cocktail bar with live music in Humboldt Park
    • The Heavy Feather – 70’s-themed lounge with retro cocktails in Logan Square
    • The Publican – hearty and meat-focused dishes in the West Loop
  • Austin Restaurants
    • La Barbecue – barbecue in East Cesar Chavez
    • Torchy’s Tacos – taco spot based out of Austin, Texas with multiple locations
  • Barcelona Restaurants 
  • Columbus Restaurants 
    • Barcelona – Spanish tapas in the German Village neighborhood
    • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – artisanal ice cream with roots in the Short North
    • Los Guachos Taqueria – small joint serving fantastic tacos
  • Cleveland Restaurants 
    • Chinato – upscale Italian fare from Chef Zack Bruell in Downtown Cleveland
    • Lola – American food from Iron Chef Michael Symon in Downtown Cleveland
    • Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream – homemade ice cream at multiple locations
  • Las Vegas Restaurants

    • Le Cirque – French cuisine on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Los Angeles Restaurants

    • Howlin’ Rays – hot fried chicken spot in Chinatown
    • Running Goose – Latin American food and tapas in Hollywood
  • New Orleans Restaurants

    • Commander’s Palace – High-end Cajun/Creole in the Garden District
    • Cochon Butcher – butcher and sandwich shop in the Warehouse District
    • Red Dog Diner – hip brunch/lunch spot in the Garden District
  • Paris Restaurants
    • Pain Vin Fromage – small fondue restaurant in Les Marais
    • Salento Marais – small Italian restaurant in Les Marais

 

4.5 Star Reviews (Fantastic)

 

  • Chicago Restaurants, Cafes & Bars
    • Andy’s Thai Kitchen – Thai food in multiple locations
    • Chiya Chai Cafe – Napalese/Indian food and tea in Logan Square
    • Chiu Quon Bakery – Chinese bakery in Uptown
    • Cohiba Cuban Cuisine – Cuban food in Lakeview
    • Crisp – Korean wings and bibimbap in Lakeview
    • Del Toro – Mexican food and amazing margaritas in Pilsen
    • Doughnut Vault – donuts in River North and West Loop
    • Dove’s Luncheonette – Tex Mex diner in a retro space in Wicker Park
    • Duck Duck Goat – Iron Chef Stephanie Izard’s Chinese spot in the West Loop
    • Ema – Mediterranean small plates in River North
    • Fat Rice – tiny restaurant serving creative Macanese dishes in Logan Square
    • Giant – innovative small plates in Logan Square
    • Green Mill Cocktail Lounge – historic jazz bar in Uptown
    • Half Acre Beer Company – beer and creative food in North Center
    • Hoosier Mama Pie Company – homemade pies in West Town
    • Hot “G” Dog – speciality sausage in Andersonville
    • Lagunitas Brewing Company – beer, food, and tours in Douglas Park
    • Lost Lake – tiki cocktails in Logan Square
    • Luella’s Southern Kitchen – Southern food in Lincoln Square
    • Lula Cafe – cafe serving farm-to-table cuisine in Logan Square
    • Maison Marcel – French cafe and bakery in Lakeview
    • Mott St – Small Asian fusion plates and a unique burger in Noble Square
    • More Cupcakes – unique cupcakes and other baked goods in The Loop
    • Off Color Brewing Taproom The Mousetrap – beers in Old Town
    • Pizzeria Bebu – thin crust pizza in Lincoln Park
    • Ramen Wasabi – izakaya serving ramen and small plates in Logan Square
    • Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant – Ethiopian food in Edgewater
    • Riccardo Enoteca – wine bar serving Italian plates in Lincoln Park
    • Serai – Malaysian food in Logan Square
    • Spacca Napoli Pizzeria – Neapolitan pizza in Ravenswood
    • Sun Wah Bar-B-Que – Chinese food in Uptown specializing in Peking duck
    • Tandoor Char House – Indian and Pakistani food in Lincoln Park
    • Todos Santos – underground speakeasy serving Latin drinks in Logan Square
    • The Bongo Room – unique breakfast and brunch dishes in multiple locations
    • The Duck Inn – cocktail bar & restaurant serving sharable plates in Bridgeport
    • The Northman – bar specializing in cider in North Center
    • The Purple Pig – adventurous small plates in Streeterville
    • The Revel Room – dimly lit bar with a unique dance floor in Wicker Park
    • Zizi’s Cafe – Turkish cuisine in Lincoln Park
  • Austin Restaurants
    • Gourdough’s Big. Fat. Donuts. – food truck selling decadent donuts in Bouldin
    • Lambert’s Downtown Barbeque – steaks and barbecue in Downtown Austin
  • Columbus Restaurants
    • Skillet – innovative breakfast and brunch options in German Village
    • Northstar Cafe – cafe serving up organic foods in multiple locations
  • Paris Restaurants
    • L’As du Fallafel – well-known Middle Eastern spot in the Jewish Quarter
  • Tokyo Restaurants
    • Ichiran – ramen in multiple cities and Tokyo neighborhoods

 

4 Star Reviews (Great)

 

  • Chicago Restaurants, Cafes, & Bars
    • Alliance Patisserie – bakery in River North
    • Band of Bohemia – stylish brewery with unique food options in Ravenswood
    • Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits – pie and biscuits in Logan Square
    • Bar Siena – American, Italian in the West Loop
    • BIG & little’s Restaurant – tacos, burgers, & po boys in multiple locations
    • Black Dog Gelato – inventive gelato and sorbet in West Town
    • Bordel – speakeasy with cocktails and live performances in Noble Square
    • Carnitas Uruapan – carnitas, tacos, and other Mexican fare in Pilsen
    • Cafe L’Appetito – longtime Italian bakery and cafe in multiple locations
    • Coalfire – handmade pizza in multiple locations
    • Coda Dip Volpe – Italian cuisine in Lakeview
    • Corridor Brewery & Provisions – gastropub in Lakeview
    • Cuban 312 – Cuban food in Roscoe Village
    • Cho Sun Ok Restaurant – Korean BBQ in North Center
    • Davanti Enoteca – Italian in University Village/Little Italy
    • Demera Ethiopian Restaurant – Ethiopian cuisine in Uptown
    • Dovetail Brewery – laid back taproom in North Center
    • DryHop Brewers – house brewed beers and bar food with a twist in Lakeview
    • Dusek’s Board & Beer – high end pub food in Pislen
    • El Che Bar – Argentinian steaks and South American food in West Loop
    • El Nandu Restaurant – Argentinean specialties in Logan Square
    • Empanada 5411 – diverse selection of empanadas in multiple locations
    • Firecakes Donuts – donuts in Lincoln Park and River North
    • Flub A Dub Chub’s – fun spot for hot dogs and burgers in Lakeview
    • Furious Spoon – ramen and other Japanese options in multiple locations
    • Gather – chic restaurant serving new American fare in Ravenswood
    • George’s Ice Cream & Sweets – ice cream and cupcakes in Andersonville
    • Giordano’s – deep dish pizza in multiple cities and Chicago neighborhoods
    • Goose Island Brewery – beer and pub food in Lincoln Park
    • Green Street Smoked Meats – barbecue in the West Loop
    • Happy Camper Pizzeria – camping/woodland-themed pizza spot in Old Town
    • High Five Ramen – small underground ramen shop in the West Loop
    • Homeslice – fun and sleek pizza place in Lincoln Park
    • Honey Butter Fried Chicken – fried chicken spot in Avondale
    • Income Tax – modern European cuisine and specialty cocktails in Edgewater
    • Irie Jerk Bar and Grill – Jamaican cusisine in Lakeview
    • Jibek Jolu – eatery serving Krygyz food in Lincoln Square
    • Kung Fu Tea – cafe specializing in bubble tea in multiple locations
    • Lito’s Empanadas – sweet and savory empanadas in Lincoln Park
    • Little Bad Wolf – burgers, bao, and tacos in Edgewater
    • Little Goat Diner – diner with creative takes on comfort foods in West Loop
    • Maplewood Brewery – small brewery with pub food in Logan Square
    • Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar – bar and patio in Bridgeport
    • Masa Azul – Mexican cantina in Logan Square
    • Mortar & Pestle – Stylish but small brunch/breakfast spot in Lakeview
    • m.henry – breakfast and brunch options in Edgewater
    • Original Rainbow Cone – long running ice cream shop in Beverly
    • Panes Bread Cafe – original sandwiches in Lakeview
    • Revolution Brewing Tap Room – original brewery tap room in Avondale
    • Scooters Frozen Custard – frozen custard shop in Lakeview
    • Slippery Slope – red-lit bar with a DJ & dance floor in Logan Square
    • Smoque BBQ – barbecue in Old Irving Park
    • Southport Grocery and Cafe – breakfast & lunch cafe and grocer in Lakeview
    • Strings Ramen – ramen and noodles in multiple locations
    • Tank Noodle – Vietnamese food including pho in Uptown
    • The Art of Pizza – deep dish pizza in Lakeview
    • The Bad Apple – Burgers and great beer selection in North Center
    • The VIG Chicago – stylish bar with gastropub eats in Old Town
    • TAC Quick – Thai restaurant with a secret menu in Lakeview
    • Topo Gigio Ristorante – traditional Italian food in Old Town
    • Tumi – Peruvian food in Logan Square
    • Velvet Taco – Taco spot in the Gold Coast
    • Venezuelan Bowl Grill (Closed) – Venezuelan cuisine in Lincoln Park
    • The Whistler – laid back bar with live music in Logan Square
    • The Wormhole Coffee – 80’s-themed coffee shop
  • Austin Restaurants
    • Chez Nous – French bistro in Downtown Austin
    • Amy’s Ice Creams – inventive ice cream and milkshakes in multiple locations
  • Bangkok Restaurants
    • Nahm – traditional Thai food in the Sathon District
  • Cleveland Restaurants
  • Columbus Restaurants
    • Cap City Fine Diner – upscale diner food in multiple Columbus neighborhoods
    • Sweet Carrot – BBQ and other comfort foods in Grandview
    • Katalina’s – funky small cafe for brunch and lunch in Victorian Village
  • New Orleans Restaurants

    • Turkey & The Wolf – innovative sandwich shop in the Irish Channel

 

3.5 Star Reviews (Good)

 

  • Chicago Restaurants & Bars
    • Barcocina – modern Mexican food and drinks in Lakeview
    • Beatnik – stylish space with new American food and cocktails in West Town
    • Big Star – taco restaurant with large patio in multiple locations
    • Bobtail Ice Cream Company – ice cream in Lakeview
    • Cafe El Tapatio – Mexican in Lakeview
    • Cafe Tola – variety  of empanadas in multiple locations
    • Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company – pizza pot pies in Lincoln Park
    • Dak – Korean wings in Edgewater
    • East Room – bare bones speakeasy bar in Logan Square
    • Fatpour Tapworks – large brewpub in Ukrainian Village
    • Gino’s East – deep dish pizza in multiple Chicago neighborhoods
    • Joy’s Noodles & Rice – Thai food in Lakeview
    • Kimski – Korean Polish fusion food in Bridgeport
    • Longman & Eagle – gastropub serving range of foods in Logan Square
    • Mad Social – unique American dishes in West Loop
    • Molly’s Cupcakes – bakery specializing in cupcakes in multiple locations
    • Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria -deep dish pizza in multiple Chicago neighborhoods
    • Native Foods Cafe – vegan food in multiple locations
    • Oberweis Ice Cream & Dairy Store – homemade ice cream in Lakeview
    • Pannenkoeken Cafe – small cafe serving Dutch pancakes in Lincoln Square
    • RAISED Urban Rooftop Bar – rooftop bar in The Loop
    • Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse – upscale Mexican food in Lakeview
    • Revolution Brewing – brewpub with craft beer in Logan Square
    • Sprinkles Cupcakes – boujee bakery with a cupcake ATM in the Gold Coast
    • Stan’s Donuts – donuts in multiple Chicago neighborhoods
    • The Budlong Hot Chicken – hot fried chicken spot in multiple locations
    • The Loyalist – American food including award-winning burger in West Loop
    • The Ruin Daily – specialty sandwich shop in West Loop
    • Violet Hour – sophisticated speakeasy in Wicker Park
    • West Town Bakery – bakery also serving breakfast/lunch in multiple locations
    • Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe – breakfast spot with large pancakes in Streeterville
    • Xoco – casual Mexican restaurant from Chef Rick Bayless in River North
  • Columbus Restaurants
    • The Eagle – fried chicken and comfort food in the Short North
  • Cleveland Restaurants
    • Honey Hut – specialty ice cream shop with multiple locations
    • Foster’s Homemade Ice Cream – small ice cream shop in Willoughby
  • Pittsburgh Bars
    • Jekyl & Hyde – a Halloween-themed bar in the Southside area
  • Tokyo Restaurants
    • Ippudo – ramen in multiple cities and Tokyo neighborhoods

 

3 Star Reviews (Average)

 

  • Chicago Restaurants & Bars
    • Atwood – American plates and cocktails in The Loop
    • Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery – beer and pub food in West Town
    • Glazed and Infused (Closed) – donuts in Chicago, but it is now closed
    • HopCat – bar and restaurant with hundreds of beers on tap in Lincoln Park
    • Italian Village – classic Italian dishes in romantic digs in The Loop
    • Latinicity Food Hall & Lounge – food hall serving Latin options in The Loop
    • Mercadito – upscale Mexican and taco spot in River North
    • Scofflaw – cocktail bar in Logan Square
    • The Metropolitan Club – fine dining atop the Sears Tower in The Loop
    • The Roost Carolina Kitchen – hot fried chicken in multiple locations
    • Wood – stylish eatery in Lakeview
    • Wrigley BBQ – barbecue in Lakeview
    • The Bar On Buena – a small bar with pub food in Buena Park
  • New Orleans Restaurants
    • DK Diner – diner with famous donuts in Gladdington Heights

 

2.5 Star Reviews (Mediocre)

 

  • Chicago Restaurants & Bars
    • Anne Sather Restaurant – Swedish diner in multiple locations
    • Big Bricks – pizza and BBQ in North Center
    • Billy Sunday – upscale cocktail bar in Logan Square
    • Butcher & The Burger – upscale and customizable burgers in Lincoln Park
    • Dimo’s Pizza – late night pizzeria with creative pies in multiple locations
    • La Vaca Margarita Bar – Mexican food and drinks with a great patio in Pilsen
    • Piece Brewery – New Haven style pizzas and plenty of beer in Wicker Park

 

2 Star Reviews (Bad)

 

  • Chicago Restaurants
    • Bacci Pizzeria – large thin crust pizza in multiple locations
    • Bad Hunter – vegetable-centric spot in West Loop
    • Jin Ju – contemporary Korean cuisine in Andersonville
    • Orange – breakfast and brunch options in Lincoln Park
    • R.J. Grunts – traditional American, burgers in Lincoln Park
    • ROCKS – bar with pub food in multiple locations

 

1.5 Star Reviews (Awful)

 

  • Pittsburgh Restaurants
    • Flash Taco – fast taco joint in multiple locations
  • Pittsburgh Restaurants
    • Primanti Bros. – sandwiches stuffed with fries and coleslaw in the Strip District

 

1 Star Reviews (Dreadful)

 

0.5 Star Reviews (Disgusting)

 

  • Mystic, CT Restaurants
    • Seaman’s Inn Restaurant & Pub (Closed) – seafood spot on the river

 

0 Star Reviews (Uneatable)

 

 

 

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