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As summer comes to a close, temperatures cool, and the leaves change color, a delicious meal sounds all the more comforting. Fortunately, The Residences at The St. Regis Chicago is surrounded by a plethora of dining options that allow you to travel the world within a short walk’s distance.

Your busy schedule does not have to come at the expense of a proper meal. There are several fine dining establishments with “grab and go” offerings just feet away from The Residences. Continue reading our Chicago foodie guide to learn more about all the experiences you can have savoring the best food for fall.

Chicago Foodie Guide

Lakeshore East Spots

Avli on The Park offers a modern take on authentic Greek cuisine and is located just on the other side of Lakeshore East Park, making for the perfect lunch break walk through the serene botanical gardens. Stop by and pick up their famous pita sandwiches, gyros, and Greek-inspired spreads. New to the Lakeshore East scene is Taco Rio, an urban cantina along the Riverwalk. Enjoy traditional Mexican offerings including Tacos Al Pastor and Carne Asada, or try their modern twist on classic dishes like the Shishito Quesadilla and Jalapeño Cornbread.

September is a very exciting month for the foodies of Chicago as the annual Chicago Gourmet festival is back for one weekend atop the Harris Theater rooftop, just minutes away from The St. Regis Chicago. From September 21 to 24, partake in a special culinary exposition of Chicago’s top chefs, including Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard, and Sarah Grueneberg. Each day presents an elevated take on a unique global cuisine: Tacos & Tequila on Thursday, Hamburger Hop on Friday, Grand Cru wine tasting on Saturday, and Sunday’s celebration of the German Oktoberfest with Prost! In the Park.

Proven Classics near Lakeshore East

There are a number of tried-and-true classic establishments near Lakeshore East. Start the night off with a signature drink at Cindy’s Rooftop while taking in sweeping views of downtown Chicago, including The St. Regis Chicago, from the 13th floor of the Chicago Athletic Association. After finishing your cleverly named cocktail, such as the “Fernet About It” or “Tear the Roof Off,” you can walk over to The Palm for one of the city’s best offerings of all your favorite steakhouse classics. The Gage is an equally fantastic option for modern American cuisine with a rustic and refined vibe, where locals swear by the Venison burger and high-quality seafood. Also from the Gage Hospitality Group, the restaurant and wine bar Acanto sits on Chicago’s Cultural Mile across from Millennium Park and specializes in contemporary Italian dishes and wines. Make the trip over for an aperitivo cheeseboard and perfectly paired wine, or a post-dinner digestif and seasonally-inspired dessert. The proximity and upscale ambiance of these locations makes for a perfect night out.

New Tastes and Food for Fall

There is exciting news for the resident brunch enthusiasts in the area. Rosebud on Randolph recently announced a new Bellini Brunch offering now available on Saturday and Sunday mornings—your cravings for Italian cuisine can be satisfied at all hours of the day. Don’t forget about the Tokyo Breakfast at The St. Regis Chicago’s very own Miru restaurant on the 11th floor terrace, incorporating elements of a traditional Japanese breakfast such as grilled Umami Salmon, rice, and Miso soup.

With this diverse array of global cuisines in the area, let every meal transport you abroad. This season, take advantage of our fall food favorites and the vast culinary experiences Lakeshore East and its surrounding neighborhood has in store for you. Visit here for more information about The Residences at The St. Regis Chicago and surrounding community.