Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse at InterContinental Hotel
The name alone is probably enough to pack them into the latest entry in the city’s ongoing steakhouse proliferation, but the real draw here is less the name on the marquee and more the beef on the plate. 505 N. Michigan; 312/321-8823.
Cape Cod Room at Drake Hotel
For decades, the see-and-be-seen seafood spot has been the New England-themed dining room inside this landmark lodge on the Gold Coast. 140 E. Walton; 312/787-2200.
Aria at Fairmont Hotel
Forget room service – there’s no better way to experience pan-Asian creations by Top Chef Season 9 contestant and Chef de Cuisine, Beverly Kim, than in the hipper-than-hip dining room. 200 N. Columbus; 312/444-9494.
Aja at Dana Hotel and Spa (pictured)
Sushi selections and Asian small plates compete for diners’ attention with the lavishly decorated two-story dining room at this River North hotspot. 660 N. State; 312/202-6050.