#1 Birthday Dinner!

From a restaurant that specializes in whole-animal roasts to a charming Tuscan-inspired wine cellar, here are seven of Chicago’s best spots for celebrating a birthday.

① Frontier, West Town
A 12-seat chef’s table offers an intimate look into chef Brian Jupiter’s open kitchen and allows guests a genuine “kitchen-to-table” experience. For a hungry group, opt for one of the restaurant’s remarkable whole-animal offerings, such as a farm-raised pig ($550), wild boar ($600) and wild-caught alligator (MP).