Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless (Terminals 1,3,5)
Chicago’s own celebrity Chef, Rick Bayless, has a couple restaurants in O’hare. Tortas Frontera is a great place to enjoy some quality Mexican fare, sip on a Margarita, and wait to board. Be warned the line can get long so if you are in Terminal 1 or 3 leverage Tortas Frontera’s online ordering option.
What to Do in O’Hare
Instead of counting down the seconds until boarding & lining up an hour and a half early (God that sounds awful) use your layover to pamper yourself and become a little more cultured.
Terminal Getaway Spa (Terminals 1,3)
In O’Hare there are three Terminal Getaway Spas located in the main terminals. Unfortunately, they are not accessible to the international terminal (terminal 5). The spas offer a range of services including manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, and waxing. Make sure you call to book your appointment in advance because the spas get busy during peak travel times.
There are a number of incredible art installations to be found in O’Hare. My favorite is the light installation in Terminal 1 that connects concourses B&C. To check out all of the installations refer to this link.