A Guide To Chicago's Best Tasting Menus
Chicago has a surprising amount of restaurants built around fancy tasting menus. Even people in other cities like New York or L.A., where you would expect to find these kinds of restaurants, are surprised to find how many exist here. Is it normal to spend a couple hundred dollars per person on dinner? Nope. But it can be a lot of fun, so you better know what you're getting into before blindly committing to such an expensive meal.
Figuring out which one of these places is right for your particular situation can be difficult, which is why we want to help. Some spots are super fancy and sophisticated, while others encourage you to get drunk and have fun. That's why we've broken things down into Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert categories, just to give you a sense of what to expect. Of course, you can always dive right into any of these places and still have a great time.
440 S LaSalle St, 40th Floor
Food: $168 (plus tax & service charge)
Optional Wine Pairing: $98
676 N Saint Clair St
Food: $158 or $125 abbreviated menu (plus tax & service charge)
Optional Wine Pairing: $125 or $95 abbreviated menu