The Gossip Genie Chicago Restaurant Guide

At Gossip Genie, we LOVE to eat. When we aren’t eating, we’re talking about food or planning our next meal. As a team of foodies, it only made sense for us to create our own Chicago restaurant guide. Here’s what each Genie said were their favorite places to chow down.

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Anthony’s List: 

Kristina’s List:

  • Favorite Restaurant: Au Cheval
    • “It’s true what they say – Au Cheval’s burger literally melts in your mouth! Ugh, I would eat one of these every day if I could. When you order the burger, though, be sure to get the bacon. It’s thick cut, delicious, and an absolute a game-changer!”
  • Favorite Brunch Spot: Kanela Breakfast Club
    • “I’ve been to loads of other brunch spots, and none even come close to how delicious Kanela is! At this point, I’ve tried nearly everything on the menu… and haven’t had a critique on any of it! Plus, the spicy Bloody Mary comes with a mini grilled cheese. GRILLED CHEESE.
  • Favorite Date Night Spot:Carnivale or Homeslice
    • “If you’re looking to dress up a little and hit the town, Carnivale is such a fun spot. It’s bursting with color and energy, and its drinks are fruity and delicious. For a more casual, laid-back night out, Homeslice rocks, especially when it’s warm out and the patio is open.”
  •  A Spot I’ve Been Dying to Try: Piccolo Sogno. I’ve heard so many amazing things but haven’t had a chance to go yet! Definitely on my summer to-do list.

    Keenan’s List

  • Elephant and Castle
  • Sweetwater
  • Aloha Poke
  • Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub

Taryn’s List

Anneliese’s List

  • Favorite Restaurant of all time: Café Ba-Ba-Reeba
  • Best Grilled Cheese: Four Shadows
  • Best Pizza: Art of Pizza
  • Best BBQ: Barn and Company
  • Best Mexican: El Presidente
  • Best BYOB: Tango Sur
  • Best Steakhouse: Mastro’s
  • Place I have been dying to try: Au Cheval
  • Best Brunch: Flo

    Ali’s List

  • Favorite Restaurant in Chicago: Au Cheval (so far).
    • Order the burger. It’s the richest, most delectable burger I’ve ever had. It’s a special treat for sure!
  • Favorite Spot for Brunch: St. Lou’s Assembly.
    • TIP: They have a great back patio that’s perfect for enjoying your meal + a little bocci ball action.
  • Favorite Date Night Spot: Chicago Cut Steakhouse
    • It’s right on the Chicago River so the views are spectacular. Their service and food is ??
  • A Spot I’ve Been Dying to Try: Girl & The Goat!
    • It’s really hard to get a reservation there but it’s at the top of my list. I love Chef Stephanie’s restaurants here in Chicago, and I heard the Girl and the Goat is her best!












Shannon’s List

  • Crosby’s Kitchen
    • They have a salad that I will order above all else. I’m not a “salad when you go out,” kind of gal, so you know it’s epic.
  • Taco Joint
    • If you’re looking for guac options and a killer appetizer list, look no further. They also have a sick Happy Hour special involving Modelo and Tequila.
  • Home Bistro
    • Get the mussels and fries combo. Bonus: it’s BYOB.
  • DryHop Brewers
    • Perfect for a casual date night. Grab a flight of your favorite beers at this perfect gastropub.

Jacqui’s List











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