Spending time in the Near North? Get to know this Chicago neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a tea room to a fitness club.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in the Near North, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Adagio Teas
Topping the list is tea room and coffee spot Adagio Teas. Located at 617 N. State St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 351 reviews on Yelp.
Tea options include matcha, chai and green tea, according to the website.
2. The Purple Pig
Next up is Mediterranean and brunch spot The Purple Pig, offering tapas and more, situated at 444 N. Michigan Ave. (between Hubbard and Illinois streets). With four stars out of 6,790 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Expect to find items like roasted broccoli, gnocchi and calamari on the menu.
3. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Steakhouse and seafood spot Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 60 E. Grand Ave. (between Wabash Avenue and Rush Street), 4.5 stars out of 2,335 reviews.
Menu items include fried shrimp, grilled halibut and crab bisque.
4. Quartino Ristorante
Quartino Ristorante, a wine bar and Italian spot, is another high-traffic neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 4,462 Yelp reviews. Head over to 626 N. State St. to see for yourself.
Look for soup, fondue and pasta on the menu.
5. Fitness Formula Clubs Gold Coast
Finally, check out Fitness Formula Clubs Gold Coast, which has earned four stars out of 121 reviews on Yelp. You can find the gym at 1030 N. Clark St., Floor 6 (between Oak and Maple streets).
Offerings include group fitness classes, personal training and nutrition assistance, according to the website.