The Gossip Genie Chicago Restaurant Guide

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.

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











Are there any places you think we’re missing? Comment on the post to let us know!

Taryn Rosenberg

Taryn is the Director of Social Media at Gossip Genie. Her hobbies include photography, blogging and hanging out with her dog, Chewy.

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