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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Steakhouse
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“If you want a spot that’s very romantic and has a speakeasy feel, sit downstairs. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Best steakhouse in Chicago (there are so many choices, but you won't go wrong with this one for sure). Also very nice river views!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The Merchandise Mart is a commercial building located in the Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. When it opened in 1930, it was the largest building in the world”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Chicago is known for its steakhouses. This one is located in River North, a block north of the river. If you're there in the summer stop by the Riverwalk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Go their for the nightlife...not for food. It is a large space, and gets a large crowd. Time for some tequila!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gym
  • 1 local recommends
Sandwich Place
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“Love their bretzel sandwich, organic ingredients, cage-free chicken, grass fed beef you name it! Oh you can also get so many different kinds of chocolate for treat!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Building
“If you don't have a Chicago CTA or Ventra pass, available at the station (access it by going inside the Merchandise Mark from Kinzie and Wells).”
  • 12 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“This spot is super hipster and brews very authentic dark espresso beans for their cappuccinos and lattes. It's a fun, hole-in-the-wall place to enjoy some strong espresso or study for the day. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Girls - if you are in need of a mani/pedi this is the place to go. It's very close to the building - maybe five city blocks. Moderate pricing and they have a wide gel/no-chip/shellac color selection.”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“This is a small juice bar within walking distance of the building. Great for after a run or cardio workout. Plenty of tasty and healthy juices and they run good specials.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“If you want a spot that’s very romantic and has a speakeasy feel, sit downstairs. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Best steakhouse in Chicago (there are so many choices, but you won't go wrong with this one for sure). Also very nice river views!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Chicago is known for its steakhouses. This one is located in River North, a block north of the river. If you're there in the summer stop by the Riverwalk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Go their for the nightlife...not for food. It is a large space, and gets a large crowd. Time for some tequila!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Love their bretzel sandwich, organic ingredients, cage-free chicken, grass fed beef you name it! Oh you can also get so many different kinds of chocolate for treat!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
  • 1 local recommends

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