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Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in Chicago where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:goosefoot, Oriole, Girl & the Goat
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
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Chicago
723 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
For fine dining in a calm, minimalist setting, with as much attention to detail paid to the overall scene as to the food itself, head to goosefoot. This is Chris and Nina Nugent’s Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois
19 people mentioned the Chestnut Soup
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Chicago
866 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Oriole is the rare fine-dining spot that feels like a dinner party; the industrial-chic design and open kitchen make it a far cry from the hushed, gilded places of yore. The food iRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois
16 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
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Chicago
9,753 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Chef Stephanie Izard isn’t just the first female Top Chef winner—she’s also the lady behind one of Chicago’s most celebrated restaurants. Cuisine-wise, Girl and the Goat is probablRead more
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois
483 people mentioned the Green Bean
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Chicago
1,523 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Quiet Conversation
Walking into Les Nomades feels like walking in on a secret; the space, which is in a gated brownstone, is warm and intimate, with the kind of low-key, relaxed elegance that is impoRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois
21 people mentioned the Grand Marnier
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$$$$··
Chicago
113 reviews
  • Fun
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
There are few better places to drink wine in Chicago than at City Winery on the Riverwalk, which is set up right on the water for prime outdoor-drinking vibes. In colder-weather moRead more
83% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Chicago / Illinois
3 people mentioned the Grilled Cheese
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Chicago
1,003 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Tasting Menu
Acadia is an amazing restaurant in the South Loop, where chef Ryan McCaskey creates seven-course tasting menus inspired by his childhood summers in Maine. The space is open and briRead more
91% recommended
14 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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Chicago
1,117 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Parachute is one of Chicago’s most-talked-about restaurants, and it’s not hard to see why. Chefs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark’s take on Korean-American food is singular and unique,Read more
92% recommended
31 people mentioned the Baked Potato
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Chicago
762 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
What do get when you cross one of the city’s greatest steakhouses with some of the city’s most delicious pastas? You get Gibsons Italia, a restaurant from the same people behind thRead more
97% recommended
Scenic View in Chicago / Illinois
5 people mentioned the NY Strip
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$$$$··
Chicago
2,938 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This is the Midwest, after all, which means there are lots of places to eat steak in this town—and Maple & Ash is certainly one of the most fun. This is a place that leans into claRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Chicago / Illinois
33 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Chicago
948 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion
There are few bars in Chicago as transportative as Three Dots and a Dash—head down a tiki-torched-lined alley, then down a flight of stairs, and you’re in a full-blown tiki wonderlRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Chicago / Illinois
14 people mentioned the Coconut Shrimp
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