Breezy Bites: The Best Restaurants in Chicago

Whether you need a date night idea or a nice little brunch with the kids, finding the best place to eat can at times be a quandary. But who better to give recommendations than a mom?

After the launch of our new Chicago guide, we rallied the most kid-friendly eateries and the best restaurants in Chicago. While the Windy City may not have the same nom notoriety as the likes of Paris and New York, the Chi-town culinary scene is booming. And our moms know just the spots.

If you’re looking for something hearty or a menu that the whole family will enjoy, The Golden Apple is just the thing. Its options are extensive, and it’s open 24 hours (which could come in handy after a long flight or sleepless night). Should you have a sweet tooth, check out Sweet Mandy B’s or Black Dog Gelato—Jo Aaron suggests the Mexican hot chocolate here, and we completely agree with her selection. For date night, Piazza Bella and RPM Italian are great go-tos within the city’s rich Italian culinary scene. So should you ever find yourself slightly hungry in the heart of America, be sure to visit out of these mom-approved spots. Click through the slideshow below for more details on the best restaurants in Chicago.