Recommended by : Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto), Chris Cosentino (Winner, Top Chef Masters), Giada de Laurentiis (Chef, TV Personality)

Cuisine:Nouveau American. Price: $$$. Location: .

Helmed by Executive Chef Paul Kahan, 2013 recipient of the James Beard Outstanding Chef Award, this modern American restaurant redefines traditional fare with the use of expert culinary skill and local, farm-fresh ingredients. Although the space is austerely decorated, the atmosphere is lively and inviting. Make a Reservation.

“Every time I go to Chicago I get stuck in the Paul Kahan vortex. Whether it’s Publican, Blackbird or Avec, Paul’s just doing great things in Chicago.” – Chris Cosentino (Top Chef Masters)