At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Chicago's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Cantonese food in Chicago, we head to Pine Yard Restaurant - a reader favorite - or we count on Emperor's Choice's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Cantonese cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Chinatown area.
2 Emperor's Choice
Piping hot, tasty Cantonese-Mandarin seafood dishes consistently please at this great restaurant. The place has gained a loyal following, particularly on weekends. Lobster is served a variety of ways, and Pacific oysters are a must. Beef tenderloin and porterhouse steaks are also good options. Vegetarian dishes are available, along with a full bar. (312-225-8800)
1 Shanghai Terrace
Located on the hotel's fourth floor, this serene, elegant restaurant serves consistently delicious pan-Asian cuisine in a dining room that hearkens back to Shanghai in the early 20th century. Try dim sum at lunch or Cantonese steamed fish or wok-fried lobster for dinner. Outdoor seating on a lovely terrace is available seasonally. (312-573-6695)