Reviews Summary

5 Star Reviews (Amazing)

  • Chicago Restaurants, Cafes, & Bars
    • Aberdeen Tap – tavern with gourmet pub fare in West Town
    • Avec – French & Mediterranean food in West Loop
    • Au Cheval – traditional American, burgers in West Loop
    • Batter & Berries – savory & sweet breakfast/brunch in Lincoln Park
    • Beauty Bar – retro salon-themed bar with dance floor in Noble Square
    • Best Intentions – dive bar with beer & 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 selling empanadas in Lakeview
    • Esencia Urban Kitchen – small cafe serving Mexican fare in Lakeview
    • Estereo – cocktails & 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 – beer & Belgian inspired food in Andersonville
    • Luella’s Southern Kitchen – southern food in Lincoln Square
    • Marz Community Brewing Company – hip brewery in Bridgeport
    • Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio – high-end Italian food in West Loop
    • Pequod’s Pizza – deep dish pizza in Lincoln Park & 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 & snacks in the West Loop
    • The California Clipper – cocktail bar with live music in Humboldt Park
    • The Heavy Feather – 70’s-themed lounge with cocktails in Logan Square
    • The Publican – hearty & meat-focused dishes in the West Loop
  • Austin Restaurants
    • La Barbecue – barbecue in East Cesar Chavez
    • Torchy’s Tacos – taco spot with multiple locations
  • Bangkok Restaurants 
    • Ethos – casual vegetarian restaurant in Phra Nakhon
  • Barcelona Restaurants 
    • Bosque Palermo – small family-owned paella spot in Eixample
    • Ciudad Condal – tapas restaurant in Eixample
    • Petit Comitè – Catalan, tapas in Eixample
  • Boulder Restaurants
    • Blackbelly Market – butcher shop & farmhouse eatery in East Boulder
  • Columbus Restaurants 
    • Barcelona – Spanish tapas in the German Village neighborhood
    • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – artisanal ice cream in multiple locations
    • Los Guachos Taqueria – small joint serving tacos in Northwest Columbus
  • Cleveland Restaurants 
    • Chinato – upscale Italian from Chef Zack Bruell in Downtown Cleveland
    • Lola – American from Iron Chef Michael Symon in Downtown Cleveland
    • Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream – ice cream in multiple locations
  • Florence Restaurants 
    • All’Antico Vinaio – variety of Tuscan sandwiches in the Uffizi district
  • 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 & tapas in Hollywood
  • New Orleans Restaurants
    • Commander’s Palace – high-end Cajun/Creole in the Garden District
    • Cochon Butcher – butcher & 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 & tea in Logan Square
    • Chiu Quon Bakery – Chinese bakery in Uptown
    • Cohiba Cuban Cuisine – Cuban food in Lakeview
    • Crisp – Korean wings & bibimbap in Lakeview
    • Del Toro – Mexican food & amazing margaritas in Pilsen
    • Doughnut Vault – donuts in River North & West Loop
    • Dove’s Luncheonette – Tex Mex diner in a retro space in Wicker Park
    • Duck Duck Goat – Chinese from Iron Chef Stephanie Izard in West Loop
    • Ema – Mediterranean small plates in River North
    • Fat Rice – 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 & 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, & tours in Douglas Park
    • Lost Lake – tiki cocktails in Logan Square
    • Lula Cafe – cafe serving farm-to-table cuisine in Logan Square
    • Maison Marcel – French cafe & bakery in Lakeview
    • Mott St – Small Asian fusion plates & a unique burger in Noble Square
    • More Cupcakes – unique cupcakes & 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 & 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 in Uptown specializing in Peking duck
    • Tandoor Char House – Indian & Pakistani food in Lincoln Park
    • Todos Santos – underground Mexican speakeasy in Logan Square
    • The Bongo Room – unique breakfast dishes in multiple locations
    • The Duck Inn – cocktails & 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. – truck with decadent donuts in Bouldin
    • Lambert’s Downtown Barbeque – steaks & BBQ in Downtown Austin
  • Bangkok Restaurants 
    • The Deck by Arun Residence – Thai food by the river in Phra Nakhon
  • Columbus Restaurants
    • Skillet – innovative breakfast & brunch options in German Village
    • Northstar Cafe – cafe serving up organic foods in multiple locations
  • Denver Restaurants
    • Denver Biscuit Company – biscuit sandwiches in multiple locations
    • Sassafras American Eatery – Southern food in multiple locations
  • Paris Restaurants
    • L’As du Fallafel – well-known Middle Eastern spot in the Jewish Quarter
  • Tokyo Restaurants
    • Ichiran – ramen in Tokyo & multiple cities

 

4 Star Reviews (Great)

  • Chicago Restaurants, Cafes, & Bars
    • Alliance Patisserie – bakery in River North
    • Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits – pie & biscuits in Logan Square
    • Bar Siena – American, Italian in the West Loop
    • Big Jones – Southern cuisine in Andersonville
    • BIG & little’s Restaurant – tacos, burgers, & po boys in multiple locations
    • Black Dog Gelato – inventive gelato & sorbet in West Town
    • Bordel – speakeasy with cocktails & live performances in Noble Square
    • Carnitas Uruapan – carnitas, tacos, & other Mexican fare in Pilsen
    • Cafe L’Appetito – longtime Italian bakery & 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 & bar food in Lakeview
    • Dusek’s Board & Beer – high end pub food in Pislen
    • El Che Bar – Argentinian steaks & 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 & River North
    • Flub A Dub Chub’s – fun spot for hot dogs & burgers in Lakeview
    • Furious Spoon – ramen & other Japanese options in multiple locations
    • Gather – chic restaurant serving new American fare in Ravenswood
    • George’s Ice Cream & Sweets – ice cream & cupcakes in Andersonville
    • Giordano’s – deep dish pizza in Chicago & multiple cities
    • Goose Island Brewery – beer & pub food in Lincoln Park
    • Green Street Smoked Meats – barbecue in the West Loop
    • Happy Camper Pizzeria – camping-themed pizza spot in Old Town
    • High Five Ramen – small underground ramen shop in the West Loop
    • Homeslice – fun, stylish pizza place in Lincoln Park
    • Honey Butter Fried Chicken – fried chicken spot in Avondale
    • Income Tax – modern European cuisine & 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 & savory empanadas in Lincoln Park
    • Little Bad Wolf – burgers, bao, & tacos in Edgewater
    • Little Goat Diner – diner with creative comfort foods in West Loop
    • Maplewood Brewery – small brewery with pub food in Logan Square
    • Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar – bar & patio in Bridgeport
    • Masa Azul – Mexican cantina in Logan Square
    • Mortar & Pestle – Stylish but small brunch/breakfast spot in Lakeview
    • m.henry – breakfast & brunch options in Edgewater
    • Original Rainbow Cone – long running ice cream shop in Beverly
    • Panes Bread Cafe – original sandwiches in Lakeview
    • Pearl’s Southern Comfort – Cajun/Creole fare in Edgewater
    • 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 in Lakeview
    • Strings Ramen – ramen & 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 & 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 – ice cream & milkshakes in multiple locations
  • Bangkok Restaurants
    • Nahm – traditional Thai food in the Sathon District
    • Err: Urban Rustic Thai – hip Thai restaurant in Phra Nakhon
  • Boulder Restaurants
    • Rincon Argentino – Argentinian empanadas and tortas in Goss – Grove
  • Columbus Restaurants
    • Cap City Fine Diner – upscale diner in multiple Columbus neighborhoods
    • Sweet Carrot – BBQ & other comfort foods in Grandview
    • Katalina’s – funky small cafe for brunch & lunch in Victorian Village
  • Denver Restaurants
    • Linger – mortuary converted to restaurant with eclectic food in Highland
    • Rioja – Mediterranean dishes & wine in  LoDo
    • Snooze: an AM Eatery – diner with large menu in multiple locations
  • Los Angeles Restaurants
    • The Corner Grille – Asian fusion spot with a Kalbi Burger in Van Nuys
  • New Orleans Restaurants
    • Turkey & The Wolf – innovative sandwich shop in the Irish Channel
  • Siem Reap
    • Khmer Kitchen Restaurant – Khmer staples in Sangkat Svay Dangkum
  • St. Louis Restaurants
    • Pappy’s Smokehouse – barbecue restaurant known for ribs in Midtown
    • Southern – fried chicken & other southern fare in Midtown
    • Zia’s On The Hill – legendary Italian spot in The Hill neighborhood

 

3.5 Star Reviews (Good)

  • Chicago Restaurants & Bars
    • Band of Bohemia – stylish brewery with food in Ravenswood
    • Barcocina – modern Mexican food & drinks in Lakeview
    • Beatnik – stylish space with new American food & 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 & Oven Grinder Company – pizza pot pie 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
    • 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 many Chicago neighborhoods
    • Native Foods Cafe – vegan food in multiple locations
    • Oberweis Ice Cream & Dairy Store – homemade ice cream in Lakeview
    • Pannenkoeken Cafe – 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 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, 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 in multiple locations
    • Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe – breakfast, large pancakes in Streeterville
    • Xoco – casual Mexican restaurant from Chef Rick Bayless in River North
  • Columbus Restaurants
    • The Eagle – fried chicken & 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 Tokyo & multiple cities

 

3 Star Reviews (Average)

  • Chicago Restaurants & Bars
    • Atwood – American plates & cocktails in The Loop
    • Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery – beer & pub food in West Town
    • Glazed and Infused (Closed) – donuts in Chicago
    • HopCat – bar & restaurant with huge beer selection in Lincoln Park
    • Italian Village – classic Italian dishes in romantic digs in The Loop
    • Kimski – Korean Polish fusion food in Bridgeport
    • Latinicity Food Hall & Lounge – food hall withLatin options in The Loop
    • Mercadito – upscale Mexican & 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 & BBQ in North Center
    • Billy Sunday – upscale cocktail bar in Logan Square
    • Butcher & The Burger – upscale & customizable burgers in Lincoln Park
    • Dimo’s Pizza – late night pizzeria with creative pies in multiple locations
    • La Vaca Margarita Bar – Mexican spot with a big patio in Pilsen
    • Piece Brewery – New Haven style pizzas & 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
    • Brunch – brunch & cocktails in River North
    • Jin Ju – contemporary Korean cuisine in Andersonville
    • Orange – breakfast & 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)

  • Chicago Restaurants
    • Flash Taco – fast taco joint in multiple locations
  • Pittsburgh Restaurants
    • Primanti Bros. – sandwiches stuffed with fries & coleslaw in 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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