Our Favorite Chicago Restaurants
Splurging in Chicago
For special-occasion dinners, either of these restaurants will have just what you're looking for.
Sixteen The food competes for attention with sweeping views (left) at this 16th-floor spot in the new Trump International Hotel and Tower along the Chicago River. The pricey, contemporary American cuisine includes gnocchi with Parmesan cream and truffle sauce. (312) 588-8030
Graham Elliot Mix pop art and fine dining, and you get River North's Graham Elliot, named for the James Beard-nominated chef. The Caesar salad comes with Twinkie-like Parmesan croutons; a cheddar risotto is infused with chopped apples and topped with Cheez-Its. The menu changes seasonally. (312) 624-9975