Zagat.com today released its list of Chicago’s Top 50 restaurants.
You’ll want to try everything at Paul Kahan’s always-packed West Loop Mediterranean, a foodie-worthy best in Chicago thanks to absolutely delicious, inventive small plates including life-changing stuffed dates; the minimalist digs have communal seats (prepare to sit with strangers), and no reservations often mean long waits, but it remains a standard go-to when you want to impress.
According to Zagat.com:
Rick Bayless is at his finest at this River North Mexican that’s still clicking on all cylinders after 25-plus years, turning out top-notch dishes full of rich flavors and original touches.
Rounding up the Top Five are: the River North surf ‘n turf mainstay Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab; and the West Rogers Park sushi icon Katsu Japanese Restaurant.
How did they make the Zagat list?
According to the website:
Zagat tabulates diner’s ratings on a 30-point scale and our editors summarize the reviews so you don’t have to. Our goal is simple: to help you quickly decide where to eat, drink, shop and stay. With our mobile app, website and full integration with Google Maps and Search, Zagat helps you cut through the clutter to find the world’s best bacon cheeseburger or the trendiest new boutique hotel. Because the less time you spend searching, the more time you can spend living.
The complete list of Chicago’s Top 50 restaurants can be found at zagat.com.