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Best American Restaurants in South Loop

Weather Mark TavernWeather Mark Tavern
(121)
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American | South Loop, Chicago
Third Star Restaurant-Hyatt McCormick PlaceThird Star Restaurant-Hyatt McCormick Place
(23)
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American | South Loop, Chicago
720 South Bar And Grill720 South Bar And Grill
(101)
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American | South Loop, Chicago
ikram cafeikram cafe
(201)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4767)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(117)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2730)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2811)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3404)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1108)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(170)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1199)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(598)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4544)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - West LoopParlor Pizza Bar - West Loop
(416)
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in South Loop

Café BiondaCafé Bionda
(1016)
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Italian | South Loop, Chicago
Victory TapVictory Tap
(318)
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago
Sofi RestaurantSofi Restaurant
(553)
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago
Connie's Pizza in BridgeportConnie's Pizza in Bridgeport
(374)
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago
Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(440)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9322)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(579)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2549)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1652)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1402)
$$$$
Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3312)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(417)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Osteria LangheOsteria Langhe
(785)
$$$$
Italian | Logan Square, Chicago
Mario's TableMario's Table
(642)
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Bar SienaBar Siena
(1046)
$$$$
Italian | West Loop, Chicago

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South Loop Restaurants

AcadiaAcadia
928 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago

A meal to remember. The flower play, a memory forever. More

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

Great local spot for sushi and ramen. Service is always top notch. More

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Tapas ValenciaTapas Valencia
1521 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | South Loop, Chicago

We felt the food was more flavorful than the tapas restaurant we usually go to. We enjoyed the seafood paella, bacon wrapped dates, goat cheese with tomato sauce, spicy potatoes and the red sangria. The service was also great. More

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Café BiondaCafé Bionda
1016 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago

We took a group of 10 recently and the food and service was excellent! More

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Chicago Firehouse RestaurantChicago Firehouse Restaurant
2624 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | South Loop, Chicago

My waiter Noel was great ! Personable, high energy and gave us great recommendations More

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Mercat a La PlanxaMercat a La Planxa
4316 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | South Loop, Chicago

Our server, Samuel, was very knowledgeable, friendly & patient. He guided us through quantities to order & never pressured us to place the next round. More

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Asian OutpostAsian Outpost
160 reviews
$$$$
Pan-Asian | South Loop, Chicago

This was an awesome surprise. Great food, nice staff and quick service More

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

We stopped here before the Monday Night Football game between the Bears and the Seahawks. The place was PACKED! Even though we had a reservation we still had to wait 20 minutes for a table so we decided to eat at the bar instead. Our bartender was AMAZING! Because the place was so busy she was running around like a crazy person and yet she still managed to remain friendly and was attentive. The drinks were expensive but it's on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, so what do you expect? The food was LEGIT! We had the best meatballs I've ever tasted. I would return just to eat the meatballs! The chopped salad was also one of the best I've ever had. We shared the meatballs and an individual salad (it was HUGE) along with a plate of grilled calamari and it was just enough food for two people. The calamari was very flavorful but the texture was a bit chewy which is why I only rated the food 4 instead of 5 stars. I'm sure the pasta, pizzas, and other dishes are incredible, too. We are eating Keto so we had to pass on all the yummy traditional Italian treats. Bottom line, we'll be back to the Victory Tap. Check it out. You will be happy that you did! More

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

So good in Chicago More

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

Great service, good food, nice quiet place. More

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Burger Bar - South LoopBurger Bar - South Loop
149 reviews
$$$$
Burgers | South Loop, Chicago

Burgers were amazing. Stacked to perfection. Waitress rarely came to see us as me and my wife were from out of town and had no idea how anything worked. We managed to get them to explain it but seemed like we were being a burden, but once we received the food. No explanation was needed! More

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

Surprisingly good with such cheap prices. Services were good too. A very worthy place to spend money on a trip. Keep it up! More

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

Waitstaff did a great job making suggestions, the oysters, sushi and entrees we ordered were all great and prepared/presented perfectly More

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

Friendly staff. Excellent service. Food was delicious! More

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

Our server Yvette was wonderful. Pizza was very tasty and the crust was so good (we had the thin crust). Will return but will NOT be ordering the large Pizano (house) salad again. Basically it's just a half of a head of lettuce with a few grape tomatoes and few sliced cucumbers sprinkled with so-so croutons for $12.50. More

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SocialeSociale
145 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | South Loop, Chicago

Food was very very good, service was short handed so we felt it, but they did a great job. The best scallops I have ever had(and I have had many). More

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

Delicious! We were staying at the Hyatt Regency McCormick and wanted to try some authentic Chicago deep dish. The pizza and house salad were amazing! All combined with some red wine - it was overall a perfect casual Chicago -styled dinner More

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Kurah MediterraneanKurah Mediterranean
408 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | South Loop, Chicago

I live in the neighborhood and eat at/order from Kurah's pretty regularly. I especially like the dip sampler, kibbeh, meat dolmas, chicken shawarma platter and falafel. On this particular day, I went to lunch with my mother to celebrate her birthday. I did not say I had an Open Table reservation when we got seated. The attentive waiter asked me if I had made a reservation and I said yes. He checked back in several times and I encouraged my mother to get a dessert. When the baklava came out, there was a candle on it. I forgot that in the notes of the reservation I wrote that I was there to celebrate my mom's birthday, until I saw the candle. Kudos to our waiter. More

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

It was nice experience but they didn’t ask us the level of spicy but didn’t stop us from enjoying food. More

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

good food in a fun setting . . . friendly, knowledgeable wait staff More

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

Great for a Business lunch near McCormick place, very casual More

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

It was a pleasant atmosphere and the food was really really good. More

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

Chef Jason went above and beyond when requested to prepare a special dinner for my business guests. All vegan or vegetarian, they were in for the ultimate dining experience. Starting with lemon curd hummus and buffalo style cauliflower the menu just continued to get better. From salad to dessert the artfully designed menu was described as "manna" and satisfied even the most discriminating palate. Job well done Chef Jason - and thanks to all the staff (shout out to Kaci Zimmerman) who made the evening complete. More

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720 South Bar And Grill720 South Bar And Grill
101 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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Adamus - Silversmith HotelAdamus - Silversmith Hotel
83 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
928 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago

A meal to remember. The flower play, a memory forever. More

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

Great local spot for sushi and ramen. Service is always top notch. More

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Tapas ValenciaTapas Valencia
1521 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | South Loop, Chicago

We felt the food was more flavorful than the tapas restaurant we usually go to. We enjoyed the seafood paella, bacon wrapped dates, goat cheese with tomato sauce, spicy potatoes and the red sangria. The service was also great. More

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Asian OutpostAsian Outpost
160 reviews
$$$$
Pan-Asian | South Loop, Chicago

This was an awesome surprise. Great food, nice staff and quick service More

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Chicago Firehouse RestaurantChicago Firehouse Restaurant
2624 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | South Loop, Chicago

My waiter Noel was great ! Personable, high energy and gave us great recommendations More

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Mercat a La PlanxaMercat a La Planxa
4316 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | South Loop, Chicago

Our server, Samuel, was very knowledgeable, friendly & patient. He guided us through quantities to order & never pressured us to place the next round. More

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

So good in Chicago More

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

We stopped here before the Monday Night Football game between the Bears and the Seahawks. The place was PACKED! Even though we had a reservation we still had to wait 20 minutes for a table so we decided to eat at the bar instead. Our bartender was AMAZING! Because the place was so busy she was running around like a crazy person and yet she still managed to remain friendly and was attentive. The drinks were expensive but it's on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, so what do you expect? The food was LEGIT! We had the best meatballs I've ever tasted. I would return just to eat the meatballs! The chopped salad was also one of the best I've ever had. We shared the meatballs and an individual salad (it was HUGE) along with a plate of grilled calamari and it was just enough food for two people. The calamari was very flavorful but the texture was a bit chewy which is why I only rated the food 4 instead of 5 stars. I'm sure the pasta, pizzas, and other dishes are incredible, too. We are eating Keto so we had to pass on all the yummy traditional Italian treats. Bottom line, we'll be back to the Victory Tap. Check it out. You will be happy that you did! More

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Burger Bar - South LoopBurger Bar - South Loop
149 reviews
$$$$
Burgers | South Loop, Chicago

Burgers were amazing. Stacked to perfection. Waitress rarely came to see us as me and my wife were from out of town and had no idea how anything worked. We managed to get them to explain it but seemed like we were being a burden, but once we received the food. No explanation was needed! More

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Café BiondaCafé Bionda
1016 reviews
$$$$
Italian | South Loop, Chicago

We took a group of 10 recently and the food and service was excellent! 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.