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19 Best Restaurants in Chicago
Conde Nast Traveler
"Your quest for the world’s best cheeseburger ends at Au Cheval: This dimly lit, tightly packed, perfumed-by-beef-fat diner is perpetually jammed by crowds who descend for the gooey, double-patty revelations, topped with house cured Berkshire pork bacon and a sunny-side up egg."
I Tried a Burger That’s Called One of the Best in America
"Just wait for a table, no matter how long."
The Best Restaurants in the World
Conde Nast Traveler
“I’ve only had 0.01 percent of America’s burgers, but this is by far the best I’ve ever tasted.”
Is This the Best Burger in the World?
"You know those stories you hear when people say they see their true love for the first time? How the sound drops out of the world and the room melts away? That's what the first bite of this burger was like."
The best fried chicken in Chicago
Time Out Chicago
"It seems like this haute diner’s burger gets all the love. And we’re fine with that, because it means more General Jane’s Honey-Fried Chicken for us."
The Most Important Burgers in Chicago History
"One burger always reigns king: the Au Cheval burger."
Around the Country in 34 Dishes
Travel + Leisure
"This haute diner slings between 500 and 700 burgers a day, and the one that’s got everyone talking is the underpromisingly named double cheeseburger."
Whether brunch or late-night, this West Loop favorite is always perfectly over the top
"Every single thing on the menu is so ridiculously delicious."
Chicago’s Best Burgers: The Definitive Guide
"This iconic burger has topped local and national best-of lists left and right (including our own), and for good reason: it really is that umami-tingling spectacular."
Au Cheval’s Cheeseburger
"Au Cheval in Chicago wins a top spot for its juicy, decadent cheeseburgers."
The Chicago Greatest Hits List
"Best. Burger. Ever. We aren't just saying that either."
The 18 best burgers in America
"This diner-style burger, which often requires hours-long waits to get your hands on, is a master class in textures and proportions."
The Best Burgers in 17 Cities
"This is hardly the first time this griddled burger was at the top of a "best burger" list and it won't be the last."
10 Best: Awesome Burgers Across America
“I went for the hype and it lived up to the hype,” Johnson says. “It’s a real solid place for burgers. You have so many choices.”
9 Essential Chicago Sandwich Shops
Food & Wine
"This self-described "bar and diner" serves sandwiches as simple as they are delicious, including a legendary burger and a fried house-made bologna sandwich that wins over even the most hardened bologna skeptics."
The 9 Best French Fries in Chicago
Time Out Chicago
"Under the “Eggs” section of the menu lies one of the best fry dishes in the city."
The 101 Best Burgers in America
The Daily Meal
"The patties are wonderfully crusty, the fries are fried in lard, and just about everything about this burger is perfect."
The Breathtaking Au Cheval in Chicago: Finally an American Diner That’s a World-class Restaurant
The Huffington Post
"It has established itself as a can't-miss stop on this country's delicious itinerary of important, life-changing restaurants."
20 Best New Restaurants
"Au Cheval is hardly a greasy spoon; if anything it’s a highly polished and very stylish spoon."
Why People Wait for Hours to Eat Au Cheval’s Cheeseburger
"Six months in, even before Bon Appetit declared it the best in America, the Au Cheval cheeseburger had become the talk of the town."
Top 5 Burgers in America
"These slabs of beef are key to the perfect burger-to-cheese ratio."
The Burger at Chicago’s Au Cheval is Just About Perfect
"Can’t a burger just be a burger? Yes, and we’ve found one in the perfect griddle burger at Chicago’s Au Cheval."