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This luxurious spot is known for its gorgeous decor and long wait lines—although visitors in the know can put their name on the wait list and enjoy browsing the expansive offerings of Restoration Hardware until their table is ready. Once inside, enjoy dishes like truffle grilled cheese and a lobster roll. 1300 N. Dearborn St.
The Four Seasons Hotel’s stylish restaurant features a creative mix of farm-to-table-inspired contemporary American food for brunch and dinner, ranging from pan-roasted halibut to a 6-ounce hanger steak and eggs. 120 E. Delaware Place
At this charming Gold Coast restaurant, veteran Chicago chef Martial Noguier creates warm and rustic French fare, including housemade charcuterie, steak frites and one of the city’s best roast chickens. 840 N. Wabash Ave.
This Gold Coast Italian restaurant occupies two former family residences from the turn of the 20th century, and this dose of history is evident in the menu as well as its vibe. Look for a mix of traditional and modern Italian dishes. 1154 N. Dearborn St.
Le Colonial’s Gold Coast location features an intimate dining room, bar and lounge, private chef’s dining room and terrace with a view of Oak Street.
French Vietnamese classic Le Colonial is exotic and elegant, and its lush new spot on Oak Street comes complete with fringed lamps, palm fronds and period photography. 57 E. Oak St.
This upscale bar from the team behind Gibsons features innovative cocktails, an all-American menu, and a warm and lively ambiance. 18 E. Bellevue Place
A classic French dining experience with regional ingredients is celebrated at chef Michael Mina’s tribute to 1920s Paris. With poached lobster, herb-crusted rack of lamb and steak frites, Mina shows that a good brasserie never goes out of style. 11 E. Walton St.
Experience the mouthwatering cuisine of the rustic Italian coast in this Gold Coast respite—try the salt-roasted branzino, or for brunch, opt for rigatoni with poached egg. 1015 N. Rush St.
Chef Lee Wolen brings his beloved whole-roasted chicken to this American-leaning spot inside Viceroy Chicago, along with tartare flecked with goat Gouda and expertly prepared pasta, for a semicasual sister to Boka. 1112 N. State St.
In the heart of the Gold Coast, this sleek newcomer beckons with a clubby atmosphere and a shareable menu of seafood towers, sushi, and hot and cold plates like Asian barbecue baos, lobster mac and truffle tuna sashimi. 1009 N. Rush St.
Photography by: Anthony Tahlier/courtesy of Le Colonial