The best places to eat in Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago and more.

You can offer cutting-edge sessions, top speakers and fabulous venues, but if you take attendees to a less-than-stellar restaurant, your entire event might leave a bad taste in their mouths. To help satisfy your group’s appetite, we’ve assembled the following roster of hot restaurants from industry tech giant Cvent’s list of the Top 10 U.S. Meetings Destinations, based on group-booking activity across the company’s venue sourcing sites and the Cvent Supplier Network. Tuck in your napkin and check out the following.


  • Aba
  • 302 North Green Street, (773) 645-1400
Aba offers groups rooftop dining space.

Part of the Windy City’s historic Fulton Market District, Aba (“father” in Hebrew) is chef and partner C.J. Jacobson‘s second restaurant and an extension of his original River North venture, Ema (Hebrew for “mother”), under Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. This airy rooftop spot serves Mediterranean dishes with an emphasis on raw and cooked proteins. Guests will enjoy the crispy short rib hummus with grilled onions, sherry and beef jus, or the grilled skirt steak with shawarma spice, cucumber and tomato salad. Currently available is raw big-eyed tuna with pistachio and ginger shiso, and beef carpaccio with creamy horseradish, crispy kale and cherries.

A chef ‘s table accommodates groups of up to 12, while its semiprivate dining spaces seat 25. Groups of up to 600 can gather in Aba’s private event hall, the Dalcy, located just below the rooftop space. View the full menu here.