This constantly evolving neighborhood—one of Chicago's most historic—features city landmarks as well as up-and-coming dining. From the Vietnamese restaurants in the "Little Saigon" area on Argyle Street to Michelin-starred BYOB, Uptown is a neighborhood worth getting to know.
Tank Noodle, 4953-55 N. Broadway / (773) 878-2253
There are plenty of places on Argyle's "Phở Row" to find a bowl of this Vietnamese noodle soup, but Tank Noodle is probably the most popular destination for those looking to get their fix. BYOB and always bustling, it's great for larger groups of diners, and affordable, too.
42 Grams, 4662 N. Broadway St / visit website
Within 10 months of opening, this BYOB spot was awarded an incredible two Michelin stars—-winning over diners with its modern-thinking tasting menu helmed by with a former Trotter and Alinea alum. Seats are available via tickets on the restaurant's site—and if you're feeling intimidated by the BYO concept, the 42 Grams will email you suggested wine pairings a few days before your meal.
Baker and Nosh, 1303 W Wilson Ave / (773) 989-7393
This charming bakery is a great place to pick up a sandwich, housemade soup or a coffee. Or bring back some fresh bread and cheese to your Guesthouse suite! They have baking classes, too!
Tweet, 5020 N. Sheridan Rd / (773) 728-5576
A popular stop for the brunch crowd, Tweet features fresh, organic, vegetarian and gluten-free eating and killer Bloody Marys. Be forewarned—it's cash only and only open 'til 3pm.
Ethiopian Diamond, 6120 N. Broadway St / (773) 338-6100
Known as one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the city, Ethiopian Diamond provides a place to get a freshly-made, family-style meal of beef, lamb and plenty of vegetarian options. And you can eat your plate! Everything is served on injera, a traditional Ethiopian bread you use to scoop up your meal.
The Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway St / (773) 878-5552
This more than 100-year-old watering hole is the stuff of legend. In the 30s and 40s, it was a stage for the nation's best jazz musicians (and still features live jazz nearly every night of the week), as well as a hangout for one of Chicago's most notorious mobsters, Al Capone. It's a beautiful place to take in Chicago's history, listen to up-and-coming and established jazz musicians, and sip on a cocktail.
The Bar On Buena, 910 W. Buena Avenue / (773) 525-8665
This cozy neighborhood bar features a fantastic list of craft beer and whiskey, and pub grub a step above the rest (local chef Cleetus Friedman, who also helms the kitchen at Lincoln Square's Fountainhead, takes care of the menu).
Heritage Outpost, 1325 W. Wilson / (872) 806-0639
This sweet little coffee shop—which is appropriately an outpost of its mother location, a hybrid coffee and bicycle shop in Lincoln Park—is a great place to pick up a quick cup of carefully-brewed coffee, or a place to settle in on a cozy couch and catch up with friends.
Target, 4466 N. Broadway St / (773) 596-2376
Staying at the Guesthouse for awhile? Here's the closest location of the well-known chain department store; a place to grab household items, clothing (forgot your swimsuit? No problem!), and more.
Vintage Garage Chicago, 5051 N. Broadway
Through April through October, on the third Sunday of the month, more than 100 vendors come together to sell vintage items. From midcentury modern furniture to 1980s designer dresses, there's something for everyone in this retro-minded pop-up mall.