Chicago Represents on Open Table’s Diner’s Choice List


As you’ve probably noticed, these days when you go to make a reservation for a restaurant you have to go through Open Table. It’s the way of the world it seems now, and it’s actually a good tool for us dining patrons. It’s a centralized site where you can make reservations and also review the restaurant when you’re done. I like the idea of people reviewing places online because I feel people usually on do it when they either have a truly great experience or a horrible one, so if a restaurant has amazing reviews I trust it’s a least worth a try.

Open Table restaurants pride themselves on providing great dining experiences and the site keeps track of the reviews. They take the reviews and use them to identify the top restaurants. They have just released the 2013 Diner’s Choice winners for the restaurants with the best service, out of all the restaurants to choose from nationwide they only choose the top 100. Chicago has five restaurants on that list. And that’s not all; there is also a list of the top 100 “Hottest Restaurants,” which highlights “hip restaurants, celebrity chefs and avant-garde restaurateurs. Chicago has 11 spots on this list. Keep in mind just how impressive this accomplishment is, they compiled this list using more than 5 million reviews for more than 15, 000 restaurants. I have listed all the restaurants below under the appropriate category with the addresses and other info so you can give them a chance and see if they’re worth the hype.


Best Service Restaurants Chicago

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

3008 Finley Road

Downers Grove, IL 60515

(630) 324-6002



2656 West Lawrence Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 942-7547



2300 North Lincoln Park West

Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 868-0002



2873 North Broadway Street

Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 770-3527



676 North St. Clair Street

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 202-0001


Hottest New Restaurants


218 West Kinzie Street

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 624-8154


Ada Street

1664 North Ada Street

Chicago, IL 60642

(773) 697-7069


Boarding House

720 North Wells

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 280-0720


Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

58 East Oak Street

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 888-2499


Girl & The Goat

809 West Randolph

Chicago, IL 60607

(312) 492-6262


Gilt Bar

230 West Kinzie Street

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 464-9544


Hub 51

51 West Hubbard

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 828-0051


RPM Italian

52 West Illinois

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 222-1888


Paris Club

59 West Hubbard

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 595-0800



111 West Kinzie

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 880-1511



110 West Illinois

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 644-0500

Source: Open Table