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7 Incredible Restaurants That Offer The Best Views in Illinois

Illinois is home to not only some of the best restaurants in the country, but also some of the most scenic dining experiences available. For locals looking to view the city they live in from a new perspective, or travelers visiting Illinois for the first time, there is a wealth of options available for adventurous diners. Check out the breathtaking views from these Illinois restaurants.

1. Signature Room and Lounge

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The Signature Room and Lounge call the 95th floor of the John Hancock Tower home. With the Hancock building being one of the tallest buildings in all of Illinois, it offers guests one of a kind views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. Guests can choose to dine on the 95th floor for brunch, lunch and dinner, or head up to the 96th floor for some delicious cocktails in the lounge.

2. Streeterville Social

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You will have to wander off the beaten path to find this Streeterville gem. Streeterville Social boasts the largest outdoor rooftop terrace in Chicago, Illinois. The restaurant offers two experiences for diners, the bistro features a delicious, upscale menu and modern decor, and the terrace offers guests lounge style furniture, cocktails and lovely greenery. Both experiences include unique, scenic views of downtown Chicago.

3. North Pond

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Yo Chicago

This Lincoln Park restaurant offers views not commonly found within the city of Chicago. Located at the edge of a pond, this can be a romantic choice for couples, or a peaceful eatery for groups. The original building that houses North Pond was originally built in 1912, making it a historic location in Lincoln Park. North Pond also offers diners a beautiful view of the Chicago skyline from the northside.

4. Spiaggia

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Arch Paper

Spiaggia is a well known upscale dining experience, a favorite of many celebrities and politicians alike. Located on the popular Magnificent Mile on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, Spiaggia offers diners a peaceful view of Michigan Avenue and the famous Oak Street Beach. In the winter time, Lake Michigan freezes over, giving winter diners another unique view of Chicago.

5. Cite

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Cite Chicago

Cite offers upscale American classics with a French influence. Best known for their steak and seafood, this local favorite is housed at the top of Lake Point Tower on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The views from the 70th floor are breathtaking, featuring both Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. This restaurant is perfect for dining day or night.

6. Everest

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10 Best

This old school Chicago favorite is located in the Financial District, making it a popular spot for traders on their lunch. The restaurant offers an old school dining experience and is nestled on the 40th floor, offering diners scenic views during their meal. The upscale menu offers artfully prepared French cuisine, paired with an extensive array of wines.

7. Cindy’s

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Cindy’s is a rooftop restaurant and bar located at the top of Chicago Athletic Association, an indulgent hotel offering a number of food and drink experiences for its guests. This sunny, stylish restaurant offers a glass ceiling and a lovely patio that gives spectacular views of Chicago.

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