Inn at Longman & Eagle
Look outside of the Loop to this six-room, tavern-style inn at Longman & Eagle in hip Logan Square. The inn sits above one of the city’s best whiskey bars (which also has a deliciously meat-centric menu with a nose-to-tail philosophy). Want something other than whiskey? Walk a block north to Lost Lake, a tiki-themed bar that makes some seriously good drinks, before heading to one of the neighborhood’s many buzzed-about restaurants.
Longman & Eagle, 2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 276 7110
Lost Lake, 3154 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 293 6048
Soho House Chicago
Situated on Chicago’s Restaurant Row, the 40-room Soho House Chicago is an ideal home base for visiting foodies. After unpacking, hit Randolph Street to feast on what’s been repeatedly called one of the best burgers in the country at Au Cheval. Or head next door for dinner at Girl & the Goat, the lauded restaurant by celeb chef Stephanie Izard (of Top Chef fame) – just make sure to already have reservations first.
Soho House Chicago, 113–125 N Green St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 521 8000
Au Cheval, 800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 929 4580
Girl & the Goat, 809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 492 6262
Public Chicago Hotel
In 2011, Chicago’s iconic Pump Room (housed in the Public Chicago Hotel) received a menu makeover thanks to James Beard-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Stop in for reinvented classics with a farm-to-table twist – think: spinach and goat cheese whole wheat flatbread, or caramelized filet mignon with a carrottop pesto – in a modern glam atmosphere.
Public Chicago Hotel, 1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 787 3700
Chicago has long been known for its superlative steakhouses, so it’s no wonder foodies flock to the James Hotel, which is home to one of the best steakhouses in the city. David Burke’s Primehouse is known for having some of the best cuts of meat in town and even has its own on-premises Himalayan salt-tiled aging room. Order the 30 Day Porterhouse to share with a friend, or attempt to tackle it solo knowing a sleekly appointed room is only an elevator ride away.
The James Chicago, 55 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 337 1000
The Peninsula Hotel has been known to launch culinary careers (super-chefs Graham Elliot and Curtis Duffy both got their start at the Peninsula’s now-shuttered Avenues restaurant). So it’s no surprise that foodies flock here to eat at The Lobby. The restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as afternoon tea where you can nosh on scones and fancy finger sandwiches while sipping hand-selected teas. Guests with a sweet tooth can also head to the Lobby for “Chocolate at the Pen,” a chocolate-focused dessert bar on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 337 2888