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Industry Experts Name Chicago’s Best Dining Neighborhoods of 2019

In a city of neighborhoods, which stuck out?

Beverly Kim said this restaurant is lighter in contrast to Parachute’s darker space.
Wherewithall is among many that make Avondale/Logan Square two of the city’s best restaurant neighborhoods.
Brian Rich/Sun-Times

New restaurants are always popping up all over the city, but which neighborhoods shine the brightest? We asked Chicago’s dining experts to tell us their favorite neighborhoods of the year.

Michael Nagrant, West Loop

Titus Ruscitti, ChiBBQKing: It’s not a single neighborhood, but the strip of Armitage from California all the way west to Grand is the most interesting in the city.

Ji Suk Yi, WGN Radio, Sun-Times: Avondale/Logan Square

Morgan Olsen, Time Out Chicago: West Town continues to flourish with fan-favorite newcomers like Jeong, Vajra, All Together Now, and Porto.

Chandra Ram, Plate: The north side of Logan Square up to and including Avondale is the soul of Chicago restaurants.

Ariel Cheung, Plate, Chicago, Time Out Chicago, Block Club: The West Loop is the easy answer, but Lincoln Park and Hyde Park both had some fantastic additions with real staying power — Grand Trunk Road, Galit, Virtue, and Ascione Bistro.


1462 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL

Grand Trunk Road

219 High Road, , England E18 2PB 020 8505 1965 Visit Website


2429 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60614 (773) 360-8755 Visit Website


2039 West North Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 697-4211 Visit Website


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All Together Now

2119 West Chicago Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 661-1599 Visit Website

Ascione Bistro

1500 East 55th Street, , IL 60615 (773) 363-8161 Visit Website


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