Chicago Restaurants are AAA Okay!

January 15, 2011

More restaurants in Chicago achieved the top rating from the AAA Motor Club this year than any other city in the country.

Receiving the prestigious 2011 AAA Motor Club Five Diamonds rating are seven Chicago restaurants:

*Alinea (Has received Five Diamond ratings for 5 years)

*Arun’s (9 years)

*Avenues (In the Peninsula Chicago; 5 years)

*Charlie Trotters (17 years)

*Everest (15 years)

*Seasons Restaurant (in the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago; 11 years)

*Tru (11 years)

Chicago has led the guide with the most five-diamond restaurants since 2007. This year, Las Vegas came in second with five restaurants receiving five diamonds, and New York came in third with three.

The guide also ranks lodging and lists four Chicago hotels as tops in the country:

Five Diamonds go to:

*Four Seasons Hotel Chicago (21 years)

*The Peninsula Chicago (9 years)

*Elysian (rated for first time)

*Trump International Hotel & Tower (upgraded from four diamonds last year)

A total of 179 establishments were designated AAA Five Diamond Award winners; 124 lodgings and 55 restaurants. That’s 18 more than last year.

“Illinois’ 11 Five Diamond establishments all offer exemplary surroundings and service and reflect the characteristics of ultimate luxury and experience,” said Brad Roeber, regional president, AAA Chicago. “It is always encouraging, but particularly in these economic times, to see an increase in the number of AAA Five Diamond establishments.”

For more information on the ratings, visit aaa.com. There is also an AAA TripTik Mobile app that can help you find diamond-rated restaurants and hotels in Chicago and beyond.

Congratulations to all Chicago Five Diamond establishments!

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