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South Loop Restaurants

Aurelio's Pizza South LoopAurelio's Pizza South Loop
14 reviews
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Pizzeria | South Loop, Chicago

There truly is no better pizza and this location is as close to the original as I’ve had. Great service and a top notch pizza. More

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UMAI Japanese Kitchen & SushiUMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi
429 reviews
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Japanese | South Loop, Chicago

Excellent salmon pieces. More

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AcadiaAcadia
998 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago

Everything was perfect. Impeccable service and Food. More

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Tapas ValenciaTapas Valencia
1618 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | South Loop, Chicago

Friendly staff great food and drinks. Food is very tasty and lots of dishes to try. More

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Pizano's Pizza and Pasta - Indiana Ave.Pizano's Pizza and Pasta - Indiana Ave.
88 reviews
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Pizzeria | South Loop, Chicago

it was an especially busy evening with lots of people in costume from a convention at McCormick, so although service was a little slower than usual, the food was excellent and they provided my daughter with a birthday treat to help us celebrate! More

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Café BiondaCafé Bionda
1101 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago

Best Italian food in Chicago. Best Calamari I have ever eaten. Canoli was fabulous and the Tiramisu was to die for . Overall a great experience. More

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Sofi RestaurantSofi Restaurant
670 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago

We visited on a Monday, in the early evening, so it was quiet and perfect for conversation. The grilled vegetable appetizer was delicious; and featured eggplant, zucchini, asparagus, artichoke and red pepper, drizzled with balsamic dressing. My husband ordered the seafood stew. It was beautifully presented with an abundance of seafood framed by two crostini, soaking in a tomato based, slightly spicy and savory Italian broth. It was creamy and rich, but light, without a tinge of sweetness. The seafood was flaky whitefish, a whole shrimp, scallops, calamari, and an abundance of mussels. There were no vegetables and he would have welcomed a little celery and onion, but he said it was excellent! I ordered the branzino, and the whole fish was brought to the table before it was prepared, for my approval. It was then perfectly cooked and presented, filleted and in a very light broth, with five grilled asparagus spears on top. Everything was delicious and fresh, our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We will definitely return! More

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Victory TapVictory Tap
411 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago

We stopped in on a Friday late afternoon and were pleased to find they had Happy Hour! Louie was tending bar. He was AWESOME!! Very attentive and friendly. After a couple of cocktails we enjoyed their specialty personal pizzas for 1/2 off. Loved the atmosphere and ambiance. Very clean and all around a great experience. We'll be back! More

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Chicago Oyster HouseChicago Oyster House
209 reviews
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Seafood | South Loop, Chicago

we had a really good time, food was great. great service. grilled oyster were a little over done but on a whole everything was delicious. seafood pasta was good. raw oysters were great. More

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Chicago Firehouse RestaurantChicago Firehouse Restaurant
2798 reviews
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Steakhouse | South Loop, Chicago

The food was great the New York strip was cook to perfection the lobster Mac and cheese was a great quality. The service was consistent and they showed they care. Will go at least 100 times more. More

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Niu B Sushi & Robata - South Michigan AveNiu B Sushi & Robata - South Michigan Ave
130 reviews
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Sushi | South Loop, Chicago

This south loop neighborhood restaurant is an intimate and cute place for dinner with friends. Services is great and food is wonderful. More

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Weather Mark TavernWeather Mark Tavern
135 reviews
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American | South Loop, Chicago

Super fun place with great food and service. The bottomless is a great deal. More

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Sociale - ChicagoSociale - Chicago
169 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | South Loop, Chicago

The service was excellent, with both the waitress and the manager making our meal satisfying. The small plates were fine, but the desserts (an area where many restaurants falter) were really excellent. More

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Chicago Curry House (Indian and Nepalese Restaurant)Chicago Curry House (Indian and Nepalese Restaurant)
321 reviews
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Indian | South Loop, Chicago

This is a great place to go on a date. The noise level allows for great conversation. The food is also good. More

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Burger Bar - South LoopBurger Bar - South Loop
193 reviews
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Burgers | South Loop, Chicago

Food was great as well as the atmosphere. Service was slow. More

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Connie's Pizza in BridgeportConnie's Pizza in Bridgeport
395 reviews
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Italian | South Loop, Chicago

Connie’s is a great restaurant! We had a large party and I had preordered all of our pizzas the day before which they had suggested we do. We were treated so well, with Chef Peter coming to greet us when we first got there, then checking up on us multiple times during our dinner. The pizzas were delicious! Our server was attentive and fun. I will definitely have more events at Connie’s! More

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Kurah MediterraneanKurah Mediterranean
444 reviews
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Mediterranean | South Loop, Chicago

This was a second visit for my husband and me, a first for our friends. We had great service and thoroughly enjoyed the food. More

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Mercat a La PlanxaMercat a La Planxa
4461 reviews
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Spanish | South Loop, Chicago

Very intriguing menu including tapas, salads, individual entrees, and paellas, which are recommended for two. Be warned...two people are unlikely to be able to finish one paella safely and yet they are SO good that you will definitely risk over-eating if you order one. Two possible solutions: wear an outfit with an elastic waistband or consider sharing one paella with a group of 3-4, along with a selection of tapas to start out. You won't be disappointed or walk away hungry. Drinks menus are impressive, although the craft beers could be a bit more innovative and creative given how many great microbreweries there are in the midwest. The space itself is gorgeous, open, airy and light. Seating is intimate and personal despite being in a large and open space. Will definitely recommend to friends visiting Chicago. More

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Tutto Italiano RistoranteTutto Italiano Ristorante
132 reviews
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Italian | South Loop, Chicago

Amazing! Great food, great service & they accommodated a gluten free guest! More

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Bulldog Ale House - State St.Bulldog Ale House - State St.
1 review
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American | South Loop, Chicago

Good food great staff Relaxed atmosphere with good food ,plenty of screens to watch sport More

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Woven & BoundWoven & Bound
34 reviews
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American | South Loop, Chicago

Before sporting event. More

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Amarit Thai RestaurantAmarit Thai Restaurant
87 reviews
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Thai | South Loop, Chicago

Excellent food and value. Wish the waitress would have smiled just once or seemed remotely happy to have business on a very cold night. More

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Third Star Restaurant-Hyatt McCormick PlaceThird Star Restaurant-Hyatt McCormick Place
28 reviews
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American | South Loop, Chicago

Very attentive staff and good food at a reasonable price. Would come back again. More

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720 South Bar And Grill720 South Bar And Grill
102 reviews
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American | South Loop, Chicago

Ran in to grab something to eat on st paddy’s day. Packed bar area but restaurant was half full. Perfect to rest feet and grab for so. Our group of five devoured the food and not much was left. Loved how everything went smoothly - food delivered in timely manner and wait staff kind. More

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SX Sky Bar at Hotel EssexSX Sky Bar at Hotel Essex
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American | South Loop, Chicago

The most original venue in Chicago’s Cultural Mile, SX Sky Bar offers an exciting fusion of spectacular bar and unforgettable nightclub. This colorful, two-floor space features a dance floor, event space for intimate social gatherings and retractable walls that offer guests an open-air experience.​More

Adamus - Silversmith HotelAdamus - Silversmith Hotel
84 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago

Nice place for drinks and dinner/appetizers after Hamilton. More

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May St. CafeMay St. Cafe
529 reviews
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Contemporary Latin | South Loop, Chicago

It was a great experience. The staff was personable. The food and device was excellent. The ambiance was magnificent. I will definitely go back again. More

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South Loop Diners' Choice Winners

South Loop's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
AcadiaAcadia
998 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago

Everything was perfect. Impeccable service and Food. More

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UMAI Japanese Kitchen & SushiUMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi
429 reviews
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Japanese | South Loop, Chicago

Excellent salmon pieces. More

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Niu B Sushi & Robata - South Michigan AveNiu B Sushi & Robata - South Michigan Ave
130 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | South Loop, Chicago

This south loop neighborhood restaurant is an intimate and cute place for dinner with friends. Services is great and food is wonderful. More

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Tapas ValenciaTapas Valencia
1618 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | South Loop, Chicago

Friendly staff great food and drinks. Food is very tasty and lots of dishes to try. More

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Sofi RestaurantSofi Restaurant
670 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago

We visited on a Monday, in the early evening, so it was quiet and perfect for conversation. The grilled vegetable appetizer was delicious; and featured eggplant, zucchini, asparagus, artichoke and red pepper, drizzled with balsamic dressing. My husband ordered the seafood stew. It was beautifully presented with an abundance of seafood framed by two crostini, soaking in a tomato based, slightly spicy and savory Italian broth. It was creamy and rich, but light, without a tinge of sweetness. The seafood was flaky whitefish, a whole shrimp, scallops, calamari, and an abundance of mussels. There were no vegetables and he would have welcomed a little celery and onion, but he said it was excellent! I ordered the branzino, and the whole fish was brought to the table before it was prepared, for my approval. It was then perfectly cooked and presented, filleted and in a very light broth, with five grilled asparagus spears on top. Everything was delicious and fresh, our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We will definitely return! More

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Pizano's Pizza and Pasta - Indiana Ave.Pizano's Pizza and Pasta - Indiana Ave.
88 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | South Loop, Chicago

it was an especially busy evening with lots of people in costume from a convention at McCormick, so although service was a little slower than usual, the food was excellent and they provided my daughter with a birthday treat to help us celebrate! More

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Chicago Firehouse RestaurantChicago Firehouse Restaurant
2798 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | South Loop, Chicago

The food was great the New York strip was cook to perfection the lobster Mac and cheese was a great quality. The service was consistent and they showed they care. Will go at least 100 times more. More

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Victory TapVictory Tap
411 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago

We stopped in on a Friday late afternoon and were pleased to find they had Happy Hour! Louie was tending bar. He was AWESOME!! Very attentive and friendly. After a couple of cocktails we enjoyed their specialty personal pizzas for 1/2 off. Loved the atmosphere and ambiance. Very clean and all around a great experience. We'll be back! More

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Café BiondaCafé Bionda
1101 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago

Best Italian food in Chicago. Best Calamari I have ever eaten. Canoli was fabulous and the Tiramisu was to die for . Overall a great experience. More

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Chicago Oyster HouseChicago Oyster House
209 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | South Loop, Chicago

we had a really good time, food was great. great service. grilled oyster were a little over done but on a whole everything was delicious. seafood pasta was good. raw oysters were great. More

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Discover South Loop

South Loop offers a variety of dining options that draw people in from all over. One will find a vast array of eateries near the neighborhood's museums and historical areas like Japanese and Thai cuisine as well as some of Chicago’s top casual restaurants. If you're in the mood for something else in the neighborhood, you can get pierogi from a Polish restaurant or tapas from a Mexican restaurant. Visitors should be sure to sample local home-grown flavors like the Windy City’s very own deep dish-style pizza and authentic Chicago-styled hot dogs. For those who simply want a classic burger and a craft brew, try one of the pubs around the Chicago Bears’ Soldier Field.