Streeterville Chicago’s Best Restaurants: Top 10
1. Les Nomades
This exceptional French haute cuisine is complemented by an extensive wine list. Located at 222 E Ontario St, Les Nomades is one of the best French restaurants in Chicago. The ambiance features an exquisite townhouse setting with luxurious Parisian décor and floral arrangements. Be sure to order the Warm Lobster and Shrimp Salad, Sautéed Alaskan Halibut, Sautéed Loup de Mer, or Roasted Duck.
Cafecito, located at 215 E Chestnut St, specializes in Cuban food and coffee. What combination could be better? They offer pressed Cuban sandwiches, salads, platters, and more. Find yourself sitting for hours in this cozy, modern space. They also have an outdoor seating area. Some of the popular dishes here are the Café con Leche, Cubano Sandwich, and Exotica Salad.
3. Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge
Located at 332 E Illinois St is a great lunch and dinner spot that offers bento boxes, ramen, and sushi. The ambience features a hip and minimalist lounge. Some of the best dishes are the Mushroom Ramen, Pad Thai, and Pink Lady Roll. It’s just a quick walk to get to the Navy Pier!
One of a few locations in Chicago, Beatrix Streeterville is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant located at 671 N Saint Clair St. This restaurant group knows how to please its customers. They offer a New American cuisine with a healthy twist. The décor is eclectic featuring clean lines and precise finishes. Be sure to order the Spicy Chicken Tinga, Warm Pot Roast Sandwich, Chicken Bebe, or the Slow-Braised Short Rib.
5. The Capital Grille
This well-known upscale steakhouse chain is located in the heart of Streeterville at 633 N Saint Clair St. They serve nationally renowned steaks and the freshest seafood. With dim lighting and classical art, you will feel so comfortable. Try the Wedge Salad, Bone-in Kona Crusted Dry Aged NY Strip, Filet Mignon, or Chilean Sea Bass.
6. Gy-Kaku Japanese BBQ
This Japanese BBQ restaurant is out of this world, offering a ride range of meats and vegetables cooked hibachi style. Featuring industrial and wood accents, the ambiance is rustic and sleek. Try the Gyu-Kaku Salad, Kalbi Short Rib, Beef Tongue, and Toro Beef. This Streeterville restaurant is located at 210 E Ohio St.
7. Francesca’s on Chestnut
This classic, Tuscan fare consists of zesty, earthy cuisine led by Chef Horacio Sanchez. Located on 200 E Chestnut, this intimate restaurant boasts a trattoria setting with an antique Brunswick bar and a 40-person private dining room with a private fireplace. You have to try the Gnudi di Zucca, Tagliatelle con Fruti di Mare, Scottadito, or Insalata di Aragosta.
8. Volare Ristorante Italiano.
Fine Italian dining is exactly how you would describe Volare. Established in 1997, this place reflects the look and feel of an old world Italian restaurant. With modern and traditional accents, this restaurant offers some wonderful dishes such as Grigliata Mista, Bruschetta, Gnocchi alla Vodka, Spaghetti Neri al Pesce, and Pollo Arossto. It is located at 201 E Grand Ave.
9. Mirai Sushi
This upscale sushi restaurant located in side the Hilton Hotel features a trendy ambience with a full selection of Japanese fare, including sushi and sashimi. Some of the popular dishes are Ponzu Beef tenderloin, Spicy Mono, Tuna Tuna Salmon, and Unagi Trio. This great date-spot is located at 990 N Mies Van Der Rohe Way.
American fare with a southwestern kick would accurately summarize Bandera restaurant, located at 535 N Michigan Ave on the Magnificent Mile. It is lively, modern, and overlooks Michigan Ave. Some of the must-haves here are the Roasted Chicken & BBQ Beef Rib Combo, Famous French Dip, and Cajun Trout.
Be sure to check out all of these amazing Streeterville restaurants and dine away!
Written by Brooke Bressler