It’s NRA 2018: You’ve walked the show floor, shook countless hands, and made awesome new connections. Maybe even scoured the show for a new restaurant POS (find us at booth 6457!), but now you’re famished. Whether it’s your first time in Chicago, or you’re looking for somewhere new, these 5 restaurants should top your NRA dining list.

1. Giordano’s
Deep dish pizza at Giordano's.
Acclaimed as “Chicago’s Best Pizza,” Giordano’s famous, stuffed deep dish pizza is one you just can’t miss. Choose from a variety of set options or create one from your favorite ingredients. Giordano’s also has thin crust pizzas, sandwiches and classic Italian dishes for all your dining needs.

What people say:“If in Chicago, it’s my goal to get here at least once” and “Will be back many more times!” – Andy W

2. Tied House
Tied house dining area view.
This bold new restaurant is making waves with their James Beard Award Winning Chef, and 3-season outdoor patio with built-in fireplace. Boasting an extensive draft wine and beer menu, this is one unique experience you need to check out.

What people say: “Tied House is one of the most beautiful spaces ever created for a restaurant and bar. From the outsides glass and brick work to the insides stunning elegance.” – Jason S.

3. Viaggio’s
Viaggio Chicago pasta close up.
Providing an authentic Italian dining experience is at the heart of this charming restaurant. It’s elegantly crafted menu includes regional Italian pastas, meats, and fishes, rounded out by a selection of salads, soups, and decadent desserts.

What people say: “We recently found this place and have been there 4 times in the last 3 months. It’s a small almost quaint little place on Madison ave with great Italian food in a non pretentious setting.” – Mastifflover2.

4. Lincoln Hall + Schubas
Lincoln Hall outdoor view
This live music venue + bar provides an intimate experience with a suite of classic eats like sandwiches, or freshly chucked oysters for your pre-concert needs. If you’re looking for a lively evening, Lincoln Hall + Schubas is for you.

What people say: “It’s definitely worth it for a night that can be fun, dance-y, and chill all in one.” – Jess R.

5. Harry Caray’s
Harray Caray main entrance
A staple in Chicago, Harry Caray’s restaurants and taverns provide classic comfort food: burgers, steaks and barbecue. Pair them with your choice of beer and your set for the night.

What people say: “Food was fabulous- chicken vesuvio and pan-seared scallops. The Italian wedding soup was scrumptious!!!! Try this fabulous restaurant!!!” – CathyP1953

6. Topo Gigio Ristorante
Topo Gigio food close up
Featuring a modern Tuscan style approach to Italian cooking and located in the heart of historic Old Town Chicago, this local favorite has been a staple for 25 years. Perfect if you’re looking for a cozy, warm atmosphere, fresh ingredients and hearty portions.

What people say: “The pasta here is top notch and definitely one of my favorites in the city.”

So there you have it, 6 of the restaurants you absolutely must try in Chicago. See you at NRA!