Late night dining in any city can be a challenge. Flights are sometimes delayed, check in takes longer than estimated, and luggage doesn’t always travel with its owners. In any case, travelers to Chicago often find themselves dining after prime time dining hours and wondering which restaurants are still open. Chicago’s popular neighborhood River North is not only full of hotels but also plenty of restaurants that will cater to every palette, trend, and time of day. Here are 5 of the top picks:
- Quartino, 626 N State Street, 312-698-5000. Ever popular and crowded, this casual Italian concept offers a large wine list and many classic dishes. There are small plates and salads as well as customizable pizza options. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m.
- HUB 51, 51 W Hubbard Street, 312-828-0051. A solid late-night dining option during the week, HUB’s kitchens are open until midnight Monday to Wednesday and even later Thursday to Saturday. HUB’s modern American cuisine offers something for everyone from nachos to burgers to sushi.
- Fadó, 100 W Grand Avenue, 312-836-0066. Want to get your Irish on while in Chicago? This Irish pub delivers solid pub food made from scratch with the beer and spirits to go with. The kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and later on the weekend.
- Pizano’s, 864 N State Street, 312-751-1766. Deep-dish pizza is a Chicago tradition and when better to enjoy it than late at night? One of the originals and the best, Pizano’s serves up their pizza and a lot more until 2 a.m. at their original location.
- Bijan’s Bistro, 663 N State Street, 312-202-1904. A legend in the late-night scene, Bijan’s has been serving until 4 a.m. for nearly 30 years! With a menu that has both American and European influences, this is some of the fanciest food available late at night.
Late night dining in Chicago doesn’t have to be a mystery; there are enough options to satisfy everyone! Enjoy the city at night and make sure to save room to eat late.