Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best fancy restaurant in Chicago?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best fancy restaurant in Chicago?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. One thing that helps tie them all together? Chicago.

With so much collective experience with the city, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions about Chicago to the group.

What is the best fancy restaurant in Chicago?

“Avec. Bring a group, as their menu focuses on shareable plates. And, get the focaccia. I was skeptical the first time I went, because focaccia isn’t my thing…unless it’s from Avec, it turns out.” — Nicolle Neulist, Picks & Ponderings

“I really love Everest. Old fashion charm, perfectly crafted food and killer views.” — Ana Martin Sagredo, Foreign Affairs: Children Edition

“Alinea, Lincoln Park with its 3 Michelin stars. Rob a bank before going, you’re going to need the cash”. — Bob Schneider, Politics Now

“‘Fancy’ used to mean you were supposed to wear a jacket and tie, or even a suit. These days you can pretty much wear whatever you want wherever you want, so I’m not sure what ‘fancy’ means today. White tablecloth? Anyway, I used to buy advertising and so was taken out to lots of restaurants that would have been called fancy, like Chez Paul. Now that I’m retired and no longer have a big budget, no one wants to take me out to dinner anymore! Ha! I think the best restaurant I’ve been to recently that would have qualified as fancy is Terzo Piano in the Art Institute. The food was exquisite, the wine excellent, and the space beautiful. And someone very nice paid! I felt like I was buying ads again!” — Floyd Sullivan, Waiting4Cubs

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