Chicago is known to have it all when it comes to dining—restaurants on the edge of skyscrapers or even in the back of a barbershop. These unique dining experiences are a part of what makes Chicago such a fun city to live in. For the best of Chicago’s one-of-a-kind dining, here are a few spots worth exploring:
Giordano’s at Skydeck Chicago
There aren’t many restaurants that offer a view of four different states, but Giordano’s at Skydeck Chicago can make that happen. Set over 100 floors above ground level in Willis Tower, guests can sit on the world famous glass ledge and enjoy Chicago’s renowned Giordano’s pizza. Not for the faint of heart, this experience offers one of the most jaw-dropping dining settings in the city.
Tucked away in the Douglas Park area of Chicago, EL Ideas has a mission to “redefine fine dining”. That, of course, is an understatement considering diners may be asked to lick their plate to eat their appetizer. Making eating fun seems to be a top priority at this unpretentious eatery where Chef Phillip Foss serves up truly innovative cuisine that may be served in anything from a coffee mug to a baby bottle. The experience goes that much further as guests have full access to the chef and his staff throughout the tasting-style menu.
Part barbershop, part lounge, Blind Barber takes culinary fusion to a whole new level. Located in the Fulton Market area, Blind Barber looks like a modern take on an old-fashioned barbershop at first glance. An unmarked door in the back, however, leads the way to a 2,400 square foot bar and dining space. This funky rec room-style space is the perfect hang-out spot. Be sure to enjoy a fun cocktail and check out the full menu of grilled cheese options.Back to all posts