Chicago has an impressive roster of award-winning eateries and upscale restaurants.

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With the array of award-winning restaurants, innovative chefs and unique culinary events in Chicago, you'll have plenty of options when arranging an impressive meal for your clients. 


42 Grams  
4662 N. Broadway St. Chicago
*Two Michelin Stars - 2016 / 2015 Best New Chef - Food & Wine
Helmed by Chef Jake Bickelhaupt, this intimate fine dining restaurant features a lineup of artfully crafted small bites, many touting inventive elements that borrow from molecular gastronomy. The restaurant is BYOB, and two seating times are available per night. Buy tickets at the Chef's Counter (8 guests maximum) or the Communal Table (10 guests maximum). 

1639 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago
*Two Michelin Stars - 2016
Contemporary American cuisine is the draw at this sophisticated restaurant, featuring natural design elements throughout the sleek, minimal space, complementing its menu that focuses on fresh ingredients from the sea, fields and farms. Choose from the 5-course or 10-course tasting menu, and make a reservation for your group in the lounge, dining room or private dining room.

1723 N. Halsted St., Chicago
*Three Michelin Stars - 2016 / Forbes Five Stars - 2015
Challenging all assumptions about what a restaurant is and can be, Chef Grant Achatz wows diners with his seasonally driven tasting menu that features between 18 and 22 courses, each artfully and theatrically presented. 

Girl & The Goat
809 W. Randolph St., Chicago
A welcoming atmosphere and robust dishes served family-style makes guests feel at home, while Chef Stephanie Izard's gourmet take on meat and seafood dishes is sure to impress discerning tastes. For large groups (up to 26 people), book the "Underground Goat" private room.

652 W. Randolph St., Chicago
*Three Michelin Stars - 2016 / Forbes Five Stars - 2015
A hotspot serving up innovative fare, this upscale eatery offers two tasting menus, ranging from eight to 12 courses each: Flora and Fauna. The Flora menu highlights vegetables in new and exciting ways, while Fauna makes the most of the distinct flavors of seafood and meats. Private dining space is available for parties of four to 12. 

2300 N. Lincoln Park W., Chicago
Diners will continually be surprised at this upscale restaurant, where the menu and concept changes along with the chef. Rotating chefs could be anyone from a seasoned innovator to up-and-coming culinary talent from around the country.  

Trump Hotel & Tower: 401 N. Wabash, Chicago
*Two Michelin Stars - 2016 / Forbes Five Stars - 2015
Dramatic floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows overlooking Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and the Wrigley Clock Tower set the scene for an impressive meal at this fine dining restaurant, showcasing molecular gastronomy talent for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. 


The Aviary
955 W. Fulton Market, Chicago  
From the masterminds behind award-winning Alinea, it should come as no surprise that bartenders take a culinary approach when crafting artful cocktails at this swanky lounge, where the drink menu boasts fresh herbs and produce, innovative spirits and exciting presentations. Semi-private spaces are available for groups up to 40 people. 

The Violet Hour
1520 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
*James Beard Award Winner "Outstanding Bar Program" - 2015
Seasonal cocktails are expertly crafted with house-made bitters, unique ingredients and fresh juices. Even the ice is thoughtfully created and unexpected. Private and semi-private spaces are available for groups. 


First Bites Bash
January 21, 2016 
Chicago Union Station, 500 W. Jackson, Chicago
Kicking off Chicago Restaurant Week, this annual event showcases dishes by local chefs and restaurants, as well as beverage pairings. 

Chicago Gourmet
September 23 - 25, 2016
Millennium Park
Presented by Bon Appetit magazine, this top-tier culinary event features live cooking demonstrations, seminars, extensive tastings from renowned chefs and more. 


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