Zagat's Best Restaurant Picks

For variety, energy, and quality, Chicago rightly ranks as one of the country's most remarkable restaurant towns. Here's a look at which restaurants came out on top in the Windy City and environs in the 1997 Zagat Survey of Chicago Restaurants.

Rated the city's most popular restaurant since Zagat began the survey in 1986 is Ambria, a contemporary French restaurant in a elegant art nouveau setting on North Lincoln Park. The more traditional Le Francais in suburban Wheeling retained its

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