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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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!