Sitting on Lake Michigan, Chicago is one of the biggest cities in the U.S and is an amazing place for art, culture and, of course, great food. With a population of almost 10 million people, you can bet that there is an amazing diversity of food to be found all throughout Chicago. But this city also has an iconic skyline, with tall towering skyscrapers and views of the city or the lake, making it a pretty picturesque destination. Combine Chicago’s iconic views with its amazing food and you really have a unique experience. Here are some of the best restaurants in Chicago with a view.
Located in the historic Fulton Market District, Aba is a Mediterranean inspired restaurant with a great view. The restaurant has a rooftop patio and some delicious drinks with a certified mixologist on site as well as a wine director to help you navigate their menu of rare Mediterranean wines and spirits. The menu brings together Mediterranean and California cooking technique incorporated with a great presentation that is both appealing to the eyes and the taste buds. While you admire the beguiling skyline of Chicago, be sure to try their signature dishes like Jerusalem Bagel with Labneh, Charred Lamb Tartare and Crispy Short Rib Hummus among others.
Address: 302 N Green Street, 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60607
Average Price: 70 USD for two
2. The J. Parker
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The J. Parker is a classy Chicago restaurant that not only offers some great food but also an amazing view. Sitting on top of Hotel Lincoln, J. Parker offers 55 indoor seats as well as 140 outside seats. It’s a great place for people who want to experience a fabulous dining experience as well as for people who may just want to grab a cocktail after a night out in the town.
The J. Parker
Address: 1816 n clark st. 13th floor chicago illinois 60614
Average Price: 30 USD for two
Website: The J. Parker
3. The Signature Room at the 95th
The Signature Room at the 95th is a fantastic restaurant that offers both a dining experience and a lounge experience while you sit on top of the city and take in some of the best views of Chicago. The Signature Room has won numerous awards since its opening, such as “best view” and “most romantic restaurant” so if you’re looking for somewhere with those two specifications, you’ve found the right place. Specializing in classic American dishes, The Signature Room serves brunch, lunch and dinner.
The Signature Room at the 95th
Address: 875 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Average Price: 80-100USD for dinner for two
Website: The Signature Room at the 95th
4. The Up Room
The Up Room is located on the 13th floor and if you’re the superstitious type, you certainly won’t feel unlucky around here because the views are spectacular. Guests can sprawl out on the lounge couches and get comfortable or take a spot outside and take in the weather on the warmer summer days. The Up Room is a great spot for people looking for a nightcap or an afternoon cocktail after work.
The Up Room
Address: 2018 West North Ave Chicago, IL 60647
Average Price: 60 USD for two
Website: The Up Room
5. Homestead On The Roof
Enclosed in the rooftop garden, the concept of Homestead on the Roof is a sort of urban farm-to-table experience. Inspired by local flavors, many of the ingredients used in their dishes come straight from the garden that is literally just a few steps away. Homestead on the Roof also offers an amazing 100-bottle Spirits list and some delicious cocktails. The restaurant is seasonal, however, and closes for the fall and winter, so get in while you can!
Homestead on the Roof
Address: 1924 West Chicago Avenue
Website: Homestead on the Roof](http://www.homesteadontheroof.com/about/)
6. Riva Crab House
Riva Crab House specializes in some of the best surf and turf in Chicago with some amazing views of Navy Pier. Take in the views of Lake Michigan and the skyline in the background while you enjoy some great wine and tasty steaks. The Rive Crab House is also the only seafood restaurant on the waterfront! Their daily specials and alternating menus depend on what’s caught fresh.
Rive Crab House
Address: 700 E. Grand Ave. Chicago. IL 60611
Average Price: 100 USD for two
Website: Riva Crab House
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Cite is located at the top of Lake Point Tower and if you’re not too busy eating the delicious food, you’ll be too busy staring out onto the 360-degree panoramic view of Chicago. The Lake Point Tower is one of the tallest residential buildings in the world and at Cite, you’ll have views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline of Chicago. Enjoy a romantic dinner in one of Chicago’s most romantic restaurants.
Address: 505 North Lake Shore Drive, 70th floor Chicago, IL 60611
Average Price: 140 USD for two
8. Chicago Cut Steakhouse
Chicago Cut Steakhouse is named as one of Chicago’s best steakhouses by Esquire and USA Today. Chicago Cut Steakhouse is also known to have a few celebrity sightings. This restaurant specializes in, you guessed it, steak! With their own dry-aging room, butchers and views of the Chicago River, the Chicago Cut Steakhouse is elegant and upscale with a touch of classic steakhouse atmosphere.
Chicago Cut Steakhouse
Address: 300 N. LaSalle, Chicago IL 60654
Average Price: 80-100 USD for two
Website: Chicago Cut Steakhouse
9. North Pond
North Pond is located within the grounds of Chicago’s Lincoln Park, located by the edge of a pond and with a view of the skyline in the background. It won a James Beard Award and it also has Michelin Star, so this place has a lot going for it. The structure in which the restaurant is in was built in 1912 and the menu changes according to the seasons with inspiration drawn from what is available at the local markets. Chef Sherman gets his products from small local farms where you can taste his amazing creations right at your table.
Address: 2610 NORTH CANNON DR, CHICAGO, IL
Average Price: 80-100 USD for two
Website: North Pond Restaurant
10. River Roast
River Roast offers contemporary American tavern fare with an elegant twist. Located on the Chicago River, you’ll have delicious food and take in some great views of the city skyline and the Chicago River. Your food is brought right to your table and carved right in front of you. River Roast won a James Beard award. Enjoy some live music and craft beers as well as inventive and chic cocktails.
Address: 315 N. LASALLE STREET × CHICAGO
Average Price: 100 USD for two
Website: River Roast
Views and tastes
Enjoy some of the best views of Chicago while you eat some of it’s most delectable dishes which, let’s be real, isn’t so hard when so many places offer amazing food options and when Chicago is so picturesque.
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