Let’s face it, diners can find a burger at almost any restaurant across the country. A truly great burger, however, is not as easy to come by. While many restaurants in Chicago may claim to have the best gourmet burgers around, there are some that are definite standouts. Chicago hot dogs get their fair share of notoriety. But for those looking to bite into one of the best gourmet burgers in Chicago, here are a few worth trying:
A West Loop favorite for years, Au Cheval has set the mark high when it comes to a quality burger. Deep wood furnishings and dark leather booths create an intimate atmosphere for the throng of diners at this Chicago hotspot. Many who wait in line at Au Cheval come specifically to get a bite of the signature burger. It consists of two beef patties piled high with pickles and dijon mayonnaise served atop a soft, buttered bun.
Named for and inspired by the glorious national park in Maine, Acadia may be the last place people would think to enjoy a phenomenal burger. Known for its reputation as a Michelin Two Star eatery, Acadia has garnered attention for its eight-course tasting menu
Dutch & Doc’s
Just a stone’s throw from Wrigley Field, Dutch & Doc’s is the ideal spot not only for pre-game grub but at any time of the year. This is not your typical burger joint. Dutch & Doc’s sleek interior and upscale decor encourage diners to savor their extensive menu filled with New American fare. The Pub Burger, however, is the highlight of the menu. The sandwich is stacked high with two beef patties, sriracha pickles, and a tasty special sauce.