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Downtown Chicago Restaurants

Ocean Prime - ChicagoOcean Prime - Chicago
26 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Nicest all around dining in years More

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Trattoria No. 10Trattoria No. 10
5983 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We booked Trattoria 10 as a pre dinner experience before seeing Hamilton (the theatre is a 3 minute walk away). Although down below ground, the setting and ambience are lovely. A really friendly welcome and fantastic service. And as for the food....all freshly prepared and delicious- a real gem of a restaurant! More

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Gyu-Kaku - Chicago - Randolph St.Gyu-Kaku - Chicago - Randolph St.
465 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We did the all you can eat - so good and such a good value! Service was great - staff super attentive. Will definitely be back soon! More

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The DearbornThe Dearborn
2241 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Had the special salad and it was great. I ordered chicken on it. More

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AcantoAcanto
1693 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The best Duck I have ever had. Wonderful combination of flavours. More

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III Forks - ChicagoIII Forks - Chicago
1872 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great dining experience!!! More

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South BranchSouth Branch
796 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Waiter was terrific! Great food. More

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Remington'sRemington's
1295 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Big fan of Remington's. Their lunch services is quick but not rushed, and the food is always very good. More

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SteadfastSteadfast
557 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

It is always excellent every time I go to Steadfast. More

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The GageThe Gage
7872 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great location across from Millennium Park. Our reservation for two was 4:30 PM on a Tuesday, before the rush, so it was quiet when we arrived with only a few customers there. Friendly welcome from host staff, instantly comfortable environment. Loved the decor, black & white tile flooring lent a vintage feel. Lighting was quite low in the back section where we were seated, but not too much - it felt cozy and we could could still read the menu just fine. Our server and other wait staff were very attentive and helpful, but not intrusive - just right. The food was outstanding, beautifully presented but not overly fussy - again, just right. We split everything. Pretzel appetizer with beer cheese dip was very good. Loved the super greens salad. A hint of lemon brightened the green goddess dressing. We each had one glass of white wine. I'm the farthest thing from a connoisseur, but the the Shady Lane Cellars pinot gris I chose was crisp and delicious - just what I love. We had the halibut special, pan-seared with morel mushrooms and asparagus and battered squash blossoms. The fish was perfection with a deliciously light sauce that was the perfect enhancement for both fish and veggies. Loved the morels and especially the delicate squash blossom topping it all off, an extra special treat. All together it was an outstanding dish. Caramel mousse for dessert with some kind of chocolate pecan crunchy stuff. Very good, but not a wow. Timing of service was perfect, as if they timed each course with our pace, not theirs - not too fast, not too slow, but just right. Notice the themes? Delicious. Perfection. Just right. A wonderful spot for dinner before seeing Hamilton right around the corner. Would highly recommend the Gage. My only complaint, if you can call it that, is that the entree and dessert portions were a bit on the small side. Granted, we shared. but overall, I left feeling that I had eaten, but was definitely not full. Maybe that's a good thing. :-) More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Chicago - Wacker PlaceMorton's The Steakhouse - Chicago - Wacker Place
2376 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The staff was very attentive, the food was delicious and the overall experience was just wonderful. More

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312 Chicago312 Chicago
4456 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Pre-theater dinner - perfect spot. I hadn't been back to "312" since probably closer to when it first opened! I was very pleasantly surprised. My boss often has business breakfasts there too. More

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ALTHEAALTHEA
103 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

really excellent food. second time there because the food was so great. it will be good when you get liquor license More

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Catch 35 - ChicagoCatch 35 - Chicago
7334 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We come to the restaurant at least once a week. Absolutely LOVE it. We usually have Paul as our server but on Tuesday had the opportunity to meet Shelly. What a WONDERFUL lady. The food in the restaurant is ALWAYS outstanding but the people who work there and make it all happen is their real secret. A nicer group of professionals you could not meet. RUN, don't walk to Catch-35!! More

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Rosebud PrimeRosebud Prime
2480 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Our server, Hectar, was excellent! We thank him so much! More

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Texas de Brazil - ChicagoTexas de Brazil - Chicago
984 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The food was amazing !! More

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Russian Tea TimeRussian Tea Time
384 reviews
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Russian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

My daughter and I had dinner at Russian Tea Time just prior to going to The Auditorium Theater. It was a great meal! We each had a vodka flight... which you really must try! We then split the Russian Tea Time Platter. This was a great deal and gave us a chance to try a wide variety of their delicious dishes. Our fav's were the carrot salad and beet caviar, potato vareniki, the stuffed cabbage and the beef stroganoff. Everything was delicious, but these stood out for us. Don't miss dessert... the honey cake is widely recommended, but we actually preferred the Kalinda Malinka! Their signature Black Currant tea was also yummy. We will be back! More

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Filini Restaurant and Bar-Radisson Blu Aqua HotelFilini Restaurant and Bar-Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
497 reviews
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Global, International | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Enjoyed the lunch and atmosphere. Needs a little touch up in the booths. More

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The GrillroomThe Grillroom
2395 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Good food. Great atmosphere. Nice and quiet so we could converse and actually hear each other. A beautiful way to end the evening after seeing a fantastic performance of Hamilton across the street at the CIBC. Thanks Chicago for a very fine dining experience. More

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The FlorentineThe Florentine
869 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great experience - birthday card and dessert for son Noticeably loud More

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La Cantina Italian ChophouseLa Cantina Italian Chophouse
1495 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Seafood pasta dish had great sauce...scallops tasted fishy. Prime beef sandwich was smothered in too much mozzarella but flavorful. More

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Vol. 39Vol. 39
8 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The ambiance is lovely. The chairs can be closer to each other for a more intimate feel. The prices can be more reasonable. There are better cocktail places in the area with reasonable prices, but the ambiance is what sets this place apart. More

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Elephant & Castle - Chicago Adams St.Elephant & Castle - Chicago Adams St.
101 reviews
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British | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

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noise was high and a little bright in there for an Irish pub. Did you guys re-paint? I haven't been in there for along time, so it seemed a bit different...not liking the change much. More

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AraOnAraOn
569 reviews
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Korean | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Really great food and service. Our server made great suggestions and was very knowledgeable. More

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Petterino'sPetterino's
8658 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

As always Petterino’s is a great place for dinner but especially for Monday Night Live we had a wonderful time the service & food was good and friendly More

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676 Restaurant and Bar676 Restaurant and Bar
681 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

It was our first time in Chicago and you offered great food and service. Our server Adrian was awesome!!! Great dining experience. Keep it up! More

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EverestEverest
2055 reviews
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French | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

My wife and I absolutely loved our dinner at Everest! All of the food was amazing, the service was exceptional, and the view was fantastic! More

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Midland Social ClubMidland Social Club
34 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

This is an outstanding new healthy alternative to the loop dining scene. They have great vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and other alternatives. It is an eclectic menu with delicious food. Bravo! More

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VivereVivere
1734 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

This is an extraordinary restaurant that I somehow have missed in Chicago. The food is extraordinarily good from someone who has been to some of the best restaurants in Italy. I would go there 3 nights a week if practical!! The food was 99%ile, specially the pasta and the meats, including the lamb and the veal chop. The service was provided by one of the very best waiters I have ever had, his middle name was Joel, and I will request him in the future. Last, perhaps this was my error, but I ordered a Sicilian wine, and I have had some great ones, but the one's that we enjoyed were not the best. Nonetheless, they have a great wine list and I will move north from now on. You might not expect this restaurant to be so exceptional in the "Italian Village," but do not miss this Chicago restaurant! More

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Commons ClubCommons Club
45 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great evening, food and service. The chef is creative and portions are value priced right. A perfect place for a weeknight dinner where one needn’t speak loudly over the din to their dinner mates. Only issue was the airflow by windows was chilly for some. More

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City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
113 reviews
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

This was such a unique experience. You have a private experience with all of the restaurant perks. More

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Stock & Ledger Kitchen & SpiritsStock & Ledger Kitchen & Spirits
236 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We went pre-performance and the place was hosting an ABA happy hour, so it was loud... But the wait staff could not have been more excellent, the food was good, and the interior beautiful. Will come again. The goat cheese starter alone makes me want to come back. More

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Townhouse ChicagoTownhouse Chicago
564 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

the noise level was too high for me BUT the service was great!! More

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The MarqThe Marq
386 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

This is an excellent bang for your buck. It seems like the after work crowd frequents here so it may get busy around 5:30 - 6:30, but if you have reservations it should be fine. 10/10 would come again! More

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Sayat NovaSayat Nova
455 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Very charming restaurant. Our server was most attentive. Food was delicious and quite plentiful. We look forward to visiting again! More

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Fisk & Co.Fisk & Co.
241 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The staff were lovely! Our first time there and definitely not our last! More

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AtwoodAtwood
4427 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The view is amazing, the service, the entire atmosphere and of course the food were great More

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Columbus TapColumbus Tap
114 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Gray service! We got seated right away even before our reservations. Food was amazing! A lot of vegetarian and paleo options! More

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Broken English Taco Pub - Lake StreetBroken English Taco Pub - Lake Street
258 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Loved it. Hoping for more vegetarian taco options. More

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Cochon Volant BrasserieCochon Volant Brasserie
1286 reviews
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French | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Still one of the best places to host a business breakfast in the city! More

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Stetsons Modern Steak + SushiStetsons Modern Steak + Sushi
790 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Really wanted us to sit down at the reservation time and leave the bar area. Good meal, ordered steak, lamb, oysters and sushi. Everyone was happy. More

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The Palm ChicagoThe Palm Chicago
1638 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Our waitress was GREAT! The food was amazing! We'll most definitely be back. More

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Terzo PianoTerzo Piano
3596 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

I have enjoyed lunching at Terzo Piano ever since it opened. The food is fresh, interesting, and always delicious. I have brought a couple of friends with very strict dietary requirements and you have always been most accommodating. Your wait staff is excellent and your views are stunning! More

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One North Kitchen & BarOne North Kitchen & Bar
1166 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Love this place - just a bit loud when you’re trying to have a conversation. More

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Vinny's Pizza BarVinny's Pizza Bar
7 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great food and great service. We love the cucumber tomato caprese salad and any of their pizzas are great! We always enjoy going there. More

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Lloyd'sLloyd's
2019 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Good Food salads, fish or a burger. Close to financial district with a reservation can do the lunch in an hour and 10 min. More

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Flat Top Grill - The LoopFlat Top Grill - The Loop
131 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

I enjoyed a nice birthday dinner at this location on April 7, 2019. It was nice and clean. The ingredients were fresh, and so was the protein choice. The atmosphere wasn't loud to were you have to yell to hear each other, it was a nice tone. The service was good. Polite servers and staff. The location was so convenient because it is right off the cta train station Washington and Wabash. Also while I was there eating a larger group came in about 12-15, and I liked that they were able to seat them immediately. FYI, being able to use open table for reservations really helped out a lot. Thanks for a nice atmosphere Flattop Grill. I had a nice time. Lanisha More

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BoleoBoleo
224 reviews
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Peruvian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Very fun vibe and food/service/drinks were great. Did get a little loud though. More

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Sweetwater Tavern and GrilleSweetwater Tavern and Grille
575 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Went with coworkers for casual business dinner after an event. Great drink selection, comfortable seating and lighting. Food was very good, came out exactly as ordered. Service was a little slow in my opinion. Would go back. More

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Taureaux Tavern, Bar and BrasserieTaureaux Tavern, Bar and Brasserie
72 reviews
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French | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The reception lady does not seems to care about guest, she did not greet guest. The waiter is very nice, though only meet once, he recognized me, and lead me to the table, he asked the reception lady which table, she said I don’t care, seems so strange. Anyway I think may be I am not welcomed. More

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The Berghoff RestaurantThe Berghoff Restaurant
1019 reviews
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German | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

A must visit when you’re in Chicago. Staff is wonderful and the food is authentic. More

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Emerald Loop Bar and GrillEmerald Loop Bar and Grill
890 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

I'm so glad we found this spot - we joked that we needed an Irish pub (we were coming from a very long day at Star Wars Celebration), and we found one! The food was all incredible (and really well priced), and our server very kindly saved us from ordering two of those giant shepherd's pies (one was more than enough, and it was delicious). This was a great spot to bring my cousins and their young children, too. Overall, this was a great experience and we'll definitely be back. More

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Mid America ClubMid America Club
122 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The view is amazing! More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - ChicagoFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago
2376 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

It was great except they were slow with meat More

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Miss Ricky'sMiss Ricky's
306 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Best breakfast spot all trip! Wonderful vibe and staff! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.)
2964 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The food is always very good but they are S L O W. For some occasions this can be a good thing as you don't feel rushed but for business lunches they just don't seem to understand. The patio is one of my favorite outdoor dining spaces in Chicago. More

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Lime LeafLime Leaf
5 reviews
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Thai | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

This was the BEST MEAL I’ve had this year. I travel all over the country and eat at some amazing restaurants. Leaving only great reviews of my experiences (or not great experiences: which are few) This place has been open in Chicago since October 2018 and why have I not been here yet? I love Thai fusion and this is one of my favorites!! I highly recommend (if you like hot) The Papaya Salad, Panang Chicken Curry and the Fried Roti for desert!! So since I eat out often I hardly eat the whole meal. I alway leave food on my plate no matter where I go. However the portion sizes were fair for the price and NO food was left at this dining experience. I think of this place when I travel and hope to find something close and I haven’t yet! So it makes me want to go back when I’m home for lunch or dinner. The menu was huge with many delicious options that I must try so eating there several times a month is going to be no problem! Highly recommend going to this place!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ More

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tesoritesori
1930 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Excellent food & service. Server Nancy & support staff where very nice. More

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Benihana - ChicagoBenihana - Chicago
682 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Really enjoyed the food. Benihana has exceptional food and hibachi dinners are some of our favorites. A little unorganized at check in, but overall a great experience More

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Mr. Brown's LoungeMr. Brown's Lounge
65 reviews
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Jamaican | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The goat was great. The spice on the jerk chicken was spot on More

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The Lobby Lounge-JW Marriott ChicagoThe Lobby Lounge-JW Marriott Chicago
17 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Nice bar and great service More

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State and Lake Chicago TavernState and Lake Chicago Tavern
1245 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

This was our second visit to State & Lake for a dinner before a show. They’re in tune enough to ask if you’re seeing a show, presumably to keep you on task if you can’t keep yourself on task. Our reservation was for 5:15 and our show was 7:30, that gave us plenty of time to lazily make our way through 2 cocktails and to appetizers prior to ordering our entrees. Recommend the Burrata & House made Guanciale as a cold starter, the Aged Cheddar Soft Pretzel as a hot start, the 72 Hr Local Short Rib “Steak” & the Pork Tenderloin Schnitzel as mains. Would recommend reservations - we arrived about 20 mins early for ours, figuring we’d just sit at the bar before the reservation time & the place was empty but for about 6 ppl at the bar, but the hostess brought us right to the table. Well by 5:30-6, there wasn’t an empty table. More

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LH on 21LH on 21
97 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

I moved to Chicago about 6 months ago and I had an Uber driver tell me this was a great place to visit. I’m so mad it took me so long to get here! Visited here with an old friend and it was absolutely amazing! Michelle was our server, made great recommendations! And the views? Wow! Great views of Chicago and the river. I’ll definitely be back! More

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ROOF on theWitROOF on theWit
149 reviews
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Spanish | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Its a little strange to eat here if you arent at a high due to the couches being so low and coffee tables serve as an eating table? but its worth the trip. Views are AMAZING and outdoor patio is lovely More

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Park Grill ChicagoPark Grill Chicago
3223 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Service was pleasant if a bit slow. Food and cocktail specials were very good. Convenient location with city ambiance...we will return. More

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TraditionTradition
106 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Always great service. Food is delicious More

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Lockwood Restaurant and BarLockwood Restaurant and Bar
1419 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Service personnel and food were excellent. More

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Free ReinFree Rein
169 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Enjoyed our meals. Creative flavors with the scallops and salmon. Amazing flourless choco-cake! More

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The Walnut Room - ChicagoThe Walnut Room - Chicago
1990 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great food, great prices, great views, and great service! Will definitely be back! More

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Odyssey Cruises Chicago RiverOdyssey Cruises Chicago River
1 review
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Dinner Cruise | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Very good time. The food and the service was amazing. We would come again. More

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Staytion Market & BarStaytion Market & Bar
498 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Location is amazing More

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LondonHouse Tea ServiceLondonHouse Tea Service
48 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Very pleasant experience. I went with my wife on a weekday which meant that we were the only Tea Service customers (at our reserved time anyhow). We were given a table by the window with a beautiful view of the Chicago river. The food was excellent. I found it to be a very interesting twist on the traditional Afternoon Tea fair, while it did preserve the customary structure (scones, savories, sweats). One thing was that we felt the tea selection could have been a bit more generous and, if I wanted to be nitpicking, 'perfect' service would not have required us to ask for some more hot water. It should have come automatically ... but that is really just being perfectionist. All in all, very nice, and I will go there again. More

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Rainforest Cafe - Chicago DowntownRainforest Cafe - Chicago Downtown
261 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Perfect treat for families. Kids love it. Excellent choices on menus. Variety. More

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About Last KnifeAbout Last Knife
4 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Nice location , delicious and friendly. I recommend. More

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PuebloPueblo
54 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The service was very good, showed teamwork among the staff. We were going to the theater and they got us fed and out quickly. The salad of mango and jicama was exceptional, very tasty! We loved it. The entrees were good-the flank steak and the fried pork carnitas. The mole was average-lacking pep and taste, but the rest of the entree was very good. The ambiance leaves a little to be desired but all in all, a good experience. I would go back. More

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Cyrano's Cafe & Wine Bar on the River WalkCyrano's Cafe & Wine Bar on the River Walk
4 reviews
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French American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The food was very good and the location can't be beat on a warm summer night. The tables are right on the riverfront and we watched kayakers and boats float past as we dined. And joggers, bikers, and walkers streamed past on the riverwalk pathway, making this a terrific people-watching site as well. More

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Bella BacinosBella Bacinos
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Casual full-service restaurant with carryout and delivery. Creative American and Italian fare; award winning wine list and stuffed pizza.More

Raised at Renaissance Chicago DowntownRaised at Renaissance Chicago Downtown
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Inspired by the 'Main Stem' river district location, RAISED | An Urban Rooftop Bar delivers unparalleled service and breathtaking views of Chicago. The name RAISED, refers to many conceptual layers: the iconic bascule drawbridges that line the Chicago river, the river locks that raise the water for passing boats, and the elevation of the urban rooftop location. The name also draws inspiration from the urban gardener and the DIY hop grower, brew master, or wine maker with the notion of raised garden beds, hop plants and grape vines.

With an industrial aesthetic, eclectic style and raw finishes, raised welcomes locals and guests to enjoy the indoor/outdoor bar, open roof deck and private outdoor areas overlooking the scenic downtown Chicago River view.

We have raised the bar of service while encouraging you to enjoy the relaxed luxury atmosphere and to raise your glass in celebration to an unforgettable Chicago dining experience. More

SkyDeck DiningSkyDeck Dining
3 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

First time at the sky deck and it couldn’t have been better!! Night time and private viewing with pizza! Wow! What a great experience. More

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Sunny's Bar & Grill-Holiday Inn Chicago-DowntownSunny's Bar & Grill-Holiday Inn Chicago-Downtown
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Welcome to Sunny's Bar & Grill!
Sunny's is located in the Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Chicago. We offer a breakfast buffet seven days a week; as well as classic items that make you feel right at home! Our lunch and dinner menu was created by our culinary team to cater to your needs.More

Downtown Chicago Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Chicago's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Gyu-Kaku - Chicago - Randolph St.Gyu-Kaku - Chicago - Randolph St.
465 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We did the all you can eat - so good and such a good value! Service was great - staff super attentive. Will definitely be back soon! More

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Trattoria No. 10Trattoria No. 10
5983 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We booked Trattoria 10 as a pre dinner experience before seeing Hamilton (the theatre is a 3 minute walk away). Although down below ground, the setting and ambience are lovely. A really friendly welcome and fantastic service. And as for the food....all freshly prepared and delicious- a real gem of a restaurant! More

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AcantoAcanto
1693 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The best Duck I have ever had. Wonderful combination of flavours. More

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III Forks - ChicagoIII Forks - Chicago
1872 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great dining experience!!! More

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South BranchSouth Branch
796 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Waiter was terrific! Great food. More

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The DearbornThe Dearborn
2241 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Had the special salad and it was great. I ordered chicken on it. More

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The GageThe Gage
7872 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great location across from Millennium Park. Our reservation for two was 4:30 PM on a Tuesday, before the rush, so it was quiet when we arrived with only a few customers there. Friendly welcome from host staff, instantly comfortable environment. Loved the decor, black & white tile flooring lent a vintage feel. Lighting was quite low in the back section where we were seated, but not too much - it felt cozy and we could could still read the menu just fine. Our server and other wait staff were very attentive and helpful, but not intrusive - just right. The food was outstanding, beautifully presented but not overly fussy - again, just right. We split everything. Pretzel appetizer with beer cheese dip was very good. Loved the super greens salad. A hint of lemon brightened the green goddess dressing. We each had one glass of white wine. I'm the farthest thing from a connoisseur, but the the Shady Lane Cellars pinot gris I chose was crisp and delicious - just what I love. We had the halibut special, pan-seared with morel mushrooms and asparagus and battered squash blossoms. The fish was perfection with a deliciously light sauce that was the perfect enhancement for both fish and veggies. Loved the morels and especially the delicate squash blossom topping it all off, an extra special treat. All together it was an outstanding dish. Caramel mousse for dessert with some kind of chocolate pecan crunchy stuff. Very good, but not a wow. Timing of service was perfect, as if they timed each course with our pace, not theirs - not too fast, not too slow, but just right. Notice the themes? Delicious. Perfection. Just right. A wonderful spot for dinner before seeing Hamilton right around the corner. Would highly recommend the Gage. My only complaint, if you can call it that, is that the entree and dessert portions were a bit on the small side. Granted, we shared. but overall, I left feeling that I had eaten, but was definitely not full. Maybe that's a good thing. :-) More

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Pre-theater dinner - perfect spot. I hadn't been back to "312" since probably closer to when it first opened! I was very pleasantly surprised. My boss often has business breakfasts there too. More

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