Restaurant Guides

A Day in Chicago with inKind: Your Guide to Dining Adventures

Guide By Julia Kasputis
The windy city is calling, and inKind is your perfect dining companion! Let's explore a delicious day in Chicago hitting all the high notes from sunrise to sunset (and beyond).

Coffee & Breakfast

1200 N Wells St, Chicago, IL, 60610
Cal's Corner Cafe in Chicago is a cozy neighborhood spot that exudes warmth and charm, offering a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Found in the vibrant West Loop, their menu of freshly brewed coffee, gourmet sandwiches, and delectable pastries makes every visit a treat for the senses. Whether you're grabbing a quick bite on your way to work or settling in for a leisurely brunch with friends, Cal's guarantees friendly service, quality ingredients, and a welcoming ambiance that keeps locals and visitors coming back for more.
Multiple Locations
Avli, located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, offers a taste of modern Greek cuisine, celebrating the rich flavors and traditions of Greece. Each dish is crafted with care and precision, using the finest ingredients sourced locally and from the Mediterranean. The Mediterranean-inspired interior compliments your meal to bring you on a journey through the flavors of Greece, right in the heart of Chicago.
120 N Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL, 60606
Cafe by the River is a charming oasis nestled along the scenic banks of the Chicago River, offering a tranquil escape from the city's hustle and bustle. With its rustic-chic decor and panoramic views of the water, this cozy cafe provides the perfect setting for a relaxing meal or leisurely coffee break. Their menu features a selection of freshly brewed coffees, artisanal teas, and delectable pastries, as well as light breakfast and lunch options. Perfect for a quick bite on the go or grabbing brunch with friends.


Multiple Locations
Etta is the place to be where wood-fired cooking and artisanal cocktails take center stage. From the crackling hearth come inventive pizzas decorated with fresh toppings, perfectly charred vegetables, and succulent meats—all infused with the smoky aroma of the wood-fired oven. The chic and inviting ambiance, complete with warm lighting and a bustling open kitchen, sets the stage for a dining experience that is both lively and intimate.
Multiple Locations
Saigon Sisters is a local gem that brings the vibrant flavors of Vietnam to the Windy City. With its cozy atmosphere and warm hospitality, their menu celebrates the diverse and aromatic cuisine of Vietnam. From traditional pho and banh mi sandwiches to hearty noodle dishes, each bite is an adventure that transports diners to the bustling streets of Saigon.
Multiple Locations
The Hampton Social is a coastal-inspired restaurant, offering a taste of the East Coast with a Midwest twist. With its breezy, nautical-themed decor and laid-back ambiance, this popular spot captures the essence of a beachside retreat right by the river. Their menu features a delicious array of seafood specialties, from fresh oysters and lobster rolls to hearty fish tacos and flavorful salads. Pair your meal with one of their signature cocktails or a glass of wine, and soak in the atmosphere while enjoying live music on select nights.


Multiple Locations
Rosebud is known for its classic Italian-American cuisine and warm hospitality that's been serving up hearty pasta dishes, tender steaks, and fresh seafood since it first opened its doors nearly 50 years ago. With its timeless decor and inviting atmosphere, Rosebud offers a dining experience that feels both elegant and familiar, whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply craving some comfort food.
802 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, 60607
Found in the River North neighborhood, Nisos Prime offers a sophisticated take on the classic steakhouse experience with their top-quality cuts of meat and extensive selection of fine wines. From perfectly aged steaks and chops to succulent seafood and inventive appetizers, each dish is crafted with precision and care. The sleek interior, accented with luxurious touches and warm lighting, sets the scene for a memorable dining experience that's perfect for special occasions or intimate gatherings.
736 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, 60661
ROOH, found in Chicago's West Loop, provides a modern take on Indian cuisine. This stylish establishment celebrates the rich and diverse flavors of India with a contemporary twist. With unique small plates, resplendent entrees, and decadent desserts, each dish at ROOH is a fusion of tradition and innovation. Their inviting ambiance, adorned with elegant touches and vibrant artwork, provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience.


1239 W 18th St., Chicago, IL, 60608
At S.K.Y., the commitment to excellence extends beyond just their food—it's evident in every sip of their meticulously crafted drinks. From innovative cocktails to carefully curated wine selections, the beverage program is designed to complement and enhance the dining experience. Where classic recipes are reimagined with a modern twist, whether it's a refreshing gin concoction infused with botanicals or a smoky whiskey blend with a hint of citrus. Whether you're a cocktail connoisseur, a wine aficionado, or simply looking for a delicious drink to accompany your meal, S.K.Y. promises a memorable experience that will leave you craving more.
675 N Franklin St., Chicago, IL, 60654
The Franklin Room, located in the heart of the Loop, is a distinguished establishment that pays homage to the classic American tavern experience, combining timeless charm with modern flair. Their menu features an extensive selection of craft cocktails, premium spirits, and an impressive array of whiskey from around the world. From hearty burgers to elevated comfort food classics, each dish is crafted using the finest locally sourced ingredients. With its warm and inviting ambiance, complete with cozy leather banquettes and vintage decor, The Franklin Room offers a welcoming retreat where guests can unwind, savor, and indulge.
300 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL, 60606
Little Toasted is a charming spot offering a modern twist on classic comfort food favorites. With their wide selection of craft cocktails, local and international brews, premium spirits, and wines, you can enjoy a lively yet comfortable evening. The contemporary interior, with its warm wood accents and stylish decor, provides the perfect backdrop for a casual meal with friends or a quick bite on the go.

No matter where your day takes you in Chicago, be sure to bring inKind along for the ride! This handy app allows you to easily earn rewards at all of your favorite inKind partner restaurants. Simply download the app, find the restaurant you're dining at, and pay your bill directly through the app. With inKind, you'll earn 15% back on every bill, which you can then use towards future meals at any participating inKind restaurant. It's a delicious way to save money while exploring the best of Chicago's culinary scene.

This is just a taste of the incredible inKind partner restaurants waiting to be discovered in Chicago. With inKind by your side, you can experience the best of the city's culinary scene, all while earning rewards for your delicious adventures!