On Wednesday, November 16, Eater will present the 2016 Eater Awards, our seventh annual celebration of all that's made the Chicago restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels, and the voting begins right now. First up: Restaurant of the Year. Cast your vote for this year’s top restaurant below.
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in Chicago for each of five major categories. Editors will pick winners from the nominees, and readers will vote to award one nominee in each category with a readers’ choice award. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.