Chicago is a major food city. There are always new places to go! And there’s plenty of beautiful spots that are totally worthy of the ‘gram. It’s the combination of the decoration, lighting, and a perfectly presented plate that make a restaurant totally instagrammable. Here’s our list of the most Instagram-worthy and stunning restaurants in Chicago.
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Wake n’ Bacon
420 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, United States
(773) 880 5100
Wake n’ Bacon is a great and totally stunning restaurant in Chicago. There is a flower garden suspended from the ceiling that is more than worth a few snaps. It’s a playful environment, yet their food and drinks are top-notch. They serve brunch with Latin, Asian, and American flavors, and you can pair them with a sassy cocktail. They update their menu regularly to keep things exciting for returning customers. They have a gallery that showcases photos people have taken of their food on Instagram. Chia pudding, sweet salmon couscous, and chicken and waffles are highly recommended. But the menu has many more things to try if you have already eaten the popular dishes, ensuring that you come back time and time again.
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1913 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, United States
(773) 687 9117
Paradise Park offers both fun and flavor. The trendy pizzeria and bar also serve mouth-watering appetizers. Indulge yourself with creative cocktails from the extensive bar and take a few pictures in the unique environment before leaving. Their patio is especially awesome during Chicago summers, and you obviously have to take a photo by their “@pizza I ❤️ you” neon sign. Families should be aware that they do have a strict age restriction; minors can visit the place before 6 pm on weekdays and 12 pm on weekends. They also don’t accept cash, only credit cards. Aside from pizza, they have some brunch options like pulled pork hash, breakfast burrito, chicken, and waffles. A private reservation requires a group of 15 or more. The drink selection is between beer, wine, and cocktails.
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Machine: Engineered Dining & Drink
1846 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622, United States
(773) 276 7422
This is a more than worthy Instagram-worthy cocktail destination in Chicago. They even offer cocktail workshops every month to help you take your cocktail game to the next level. There are so many advantages of being a frequent visitor besides great photos. They use the freshest ingredients to make the drinks and food. Everything from the décor to the dining and drinking arrangement will look amazing in a snap. There is even a full-service flower shop where their in-house florist team helps you create a unique bouquet. They serve dinner and brunch with options like crispy chicken tacos, shrimp risotto, arugula salad, braised short rib, and filet mignon.
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The Whale Chicago
2427 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
(773) 825 2900
The Whale is a lively, stylish, hospitable, and picture-perfect food and drinks location. Their theme focuses on the casino’s lavish lifestyle. It’s a new bar and restaurant, yet there are already many pictures online. They have approachable American cuisine with clever twists. You should go there for the cauliflower steak, Sicilian crab cakes, roasted chicken, and drinks. You can order beer and wine if cocktails aren’t your things. They have two non-alcoholic options on the menu for the mocktail lovers here. They do reserve 50% of their capacity for walk-ins. So even without a reservation, you can still enjoy the unique dining experience. They also organize different events that give back to the community and try to make a difference. We love to see it!
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The Hampton Social – River North
353 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654, United States
(312) 464 0500
If you are looking for a breezy hangout spot with great food and a beautiful backdrop for pictures, visit The Hampton Social. It was established in 2015, and they currently have over six locations across the states. The favorites on the menu are lobster rolls, Gatsby breakfast, and shrimp tacos. They also have seasonal dishes you can’t afford to miss. If you join their club, you will be the first to know of their exclusive events, special offers or discounts, secret menus, and loyalty rewards. The playful, modern restaurant is coastal-inspired. They craft some of the best cocktails you can pair with your favorite meal.
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3 Arts Club Café
1300 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610, United States
(312) 475 9116
This restaurant has sparkling chandeliers, gorgeous furniture, and natural lighting that make it totally instagrammable. Every inch of this space photographs very well. But you should be ready to wait for a few hours for a table, especially when you didn’t make a reservation. It is located in the grand central garden courtyard of the RH Chicago. You cannot go wrong with the ingredient-driven menu and their wide selection of craft beer and artisanal wines. You will love dining under the steel and glass atrium amidst heritage olive trees and a trickling fountain. The lunch and brunch menu has plenty of options, but dinner is where the focus should be. They have broiled salmon, lobster rolls, and roasted chicken. It is truly unforgettable!