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OrioleOriole
892 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

Best meal I've ever had. Wine pairing was thoughtful and fit perfectly with every course. More

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KikkoKikko
5 reviews
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago

Fantastic! But expensive. Great service. Wonderful plates. More

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Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9850 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

One of the best restaurants in Chicago! Be sure to try the wood oven roasted pig face! Also be sure to set a reservation far in advance. More

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Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
1603 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Very good . Cute place home made pasta dish was soooo good More

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Saigon SistersSaigon Sisters
589 reviews
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Vietnamese | West Loop, Chicago

Loved the size of this restaurant. It was cozy, warm, well-lit, and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. I had the fish special that was fantastic. I generally love salmon over any white fish, but the sea bass was amazing. I would have liked dinner to be served with some veggies. More

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EdenEden
603 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Amazing! Jonathan and Bill are fantastic! Great restaurant if you are vegetarian! More

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AbaAba
659 reviews
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Mediterranean | West Loop, Chicago

I loved that we were able to sit outside on the patio (first come, first serve) on the comfy couches and order drinks and appetizers as we waited to be seated. Great dining experience all around! More

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Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2689 reviews
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Chinese | West Loop, Chicago

The good was great and we had awesome service. The environment was welcoming and vibrant. More

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KumikoKumiko
22 reviews
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Dining Bar | West Loop, Chicago

Kumiko is so special that I went back after my first time only six days later. Every detail is thoughtful and the service is incredible without being cliche or over the top. I love the "spiritfree" menu with TEN non-alcoholic beverages on it; this was the impetus for bringing my friend who doesn't drink and they were so happy! The drinks and food have so many flavors without being complicated or over the top. My friend and I were celebrating our businesses's anniversary and they gave us each cards all signed by the staff! I will keep it forever! Also definitely worth noting is that the co-owner/mixologist Julia and Chef de Cuisine Mariya are women of color. In such an extremely white male dominated field, this is so encouraging and worthy of support. Kumiko will continue to be a go-to spot for me for special celebrations. More

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YugenYugen
49 reviews
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Japanese Speciality | West Loop, Chicago

Yugen is an elegant, extraordinary experience. The food is a marvel. More

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Mart Anthony'sMart Anthony's
602 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Only go here if you want delicious Italian food cooked from scratch and impeccable service. I always feel like I'm eating with family when I visit here. Always a wonderful experience. More

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MomotaroMomotaro
1852 reviews
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago

Awesome restaurant, and the service was great. I actually made a reservation for the wrong day and they were still able to accommodate me and my guest. The food was incredible, but more quality than quantity (which is a great thing!) More

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MacelloMacello
1188 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Christian was a wonderful waiter and food was delicious! Great neighborhood place - looking forward to many evenings on the patio! More

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CabraCabra
75 reviews
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Peruvian | West Loop, Chicago

Amazing experience! Will be back again....& again! More

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Formento'sFormento's
1183 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

The service was incredible. I love an enthusiastic server and ours was top notch. More

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ElskeElske
13 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Fantastic food! Best desserts in town. More

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Parlor Pizza Bar - West LoopParlor Pizza Bar - West Loop
558 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Awesome food atmosphere and great service! The beer was also ice cold! More

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Little GoatLittle Goat
3990 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

This place is freaking awesome. From Miami and try and get to Girl & Goat and Little Goat every time I'm in Chicago which is frequently. The food is not only amazing, it is truly unique. This is an absolute must-go for Breakfast or Brunch More

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Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
872 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Fresh lunch options that aren't too hearty. I like how the menu flows from lightest items to more hearty. It's incredibly organized and easy to navigate. More

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The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
592 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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Great waitress who had wonderful recommendations and delivered excellent service. More

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BellemoreBellemore
812 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Our dining experience at the Bellemore was one of the best in my life. The food transported me, the care the server exhibited was exceptional. The sunchokes were outstanding and I felt transported eating them because it felt as if I could taste the care that someone took to make the dish so perfectly, their creativity and their diligence. We also loved the chicken, and the desert. Everything else was excellent as well, but I don't think I will ever forget the sunchokes. More

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Joe's ImportsJoe's Imports
44 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | West Loop, Chicago

This place is incredible, one of our favorite date night spots in Chicago! The food is phenomenal. More

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Omakase YumeOmakase Yume
81 reviews
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago

Exquisite. Finest omakase in Chicago, by far. The food and service are outstanding. More

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Bar SienaBar Siena
1306 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

This was my third time at Bar Siena, love this place. The food is great, love the atmosphere and service is always great. Nothing bad to say but I would absolutely return. More

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Forno Rosso Pizzeria - West LoopForno Rosso Pizzeria - West Loop
212 reviews
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Pizzeria | West Loop, Chicago

I love that place! Best paninis ever!!! One of my favorites so far in the West Loop! More

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Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
2062 reviews
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago

Fantastic. Can’t wait to go back. More

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La SardineLa Sardine
791 reviews
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French | West Loop, Chicago

A wonderful anniversary dinner at our favorite restaurant. More

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Chicken and Farm ShopChicken and Farm Shop
298 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Brunch was phenomenal!!! More

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ProxiProxi
859 reviews
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Global, International | West Loop, Chicago

Had a wonderful dinner at Proxi. Seating at the high counter was comfortable -- near the bar, so lots of things going on, but not too loud to make conversation difficult. All of the food we tasted was really excellent -- thoughtful in ideation and careful in execution. Small notes (togarashi with the grilled mushrooms + yuba noodle salad, the perfect measure of smoke with the pumpkin, etc.) were done really well. Clearly this is a kitchen that pays attention to detail. The desserts we tried were especially wonderful (chocolate custard + the flan with pineapple); we had really high expectations, given what we had read about pastry chef Sarah Mispagel, and she far exceeded them. Service was also excellent, from the moment we walked in until the minute we left. More

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La Sirena ClandestinaLa Sirena Clandestina
475 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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Loves our dinner experience. Loud and lively restaurant with amazingly flavorful food. More

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The Izakaya at MomotaroThe Izakaya at Momotaro
241 reviews
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago

Unique and amazing vibes. Perfect for dating and start the night. More

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Riccardo OsteriaRiccardo Osteria
35 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

the service will improve. the staff is new and they just need a little more time. the food and place are outstanding. Riccardo's Trattoria on Clark has been my favorite Italian restaurant for a long time. Had to try its brand-new location. Service was a little slow, which gave us plenty of visiting time. The waiter and kitchen staff are new and waiter was very accommodating. All of that will improve quickly, I am sure. Beautiful space. Same delicious, high quality food and friendly atmosphere. More

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El Che Steakhouse & BarEl Che Steakhouse & Bar
683 reviews
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago

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Best steak house in Chicago, unbelievable value, a real hidden gem. More

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Tanoshii - West LoopTanoshii - West Loop
328 reviews
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago

The restaurant has a good vibe. Loved the exquisite food and tableware. The sashimis are absolutely amazing! We’ve also tried a chef’s special roll and it was one of the best I’ve had in Chicago. More

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Taste 222Taste 222
71 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Nice atmosphere, excellent food, and noise level was low - whic is hard to find downtown. Well worth it! More

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Kaiser TigerKaiser Tiger
252 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Great meeting place. Awesome location. Great food and amazing beer selection. Service was outstanding. Warm and friendly environment. Cant wait to visit this summer and sit outside More

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MAD SocialMAD Social
638 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

10/10 cute server great deal plenty of time to catch up with a girl friend probably will comeback every Monday from now on More

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San Soo Korean BBQSan Soo Korean BBQ
38 reviews
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Korean | West Loop, Chicago

The food was amazing but quite pricey, definitely the most expensive KBBQ place I’ve ever been to. More

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BLVDBLVD
1050 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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Love this restaurant! Our 3rd time here in a couple months. Love the vibe. Our server was exceptional. More

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New Line TavernNew Line Tavern
15 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Good specials and easy for large groups. Great place for a happy hour! More

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SepiaSepia
3663 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

The food was excellent and so was the service. The restaurant is small so it can get a little loud very quickly. It is expensive but worth the money to celebrate a special evening. More

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The AllisThe Allis
785 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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ambiance is beautiful, you would think you're walking into a restaurant with $60+ main dishes, yet much cheaper meals than that. service is create, bars upstairs had fun energy. Altogether, an amazing restaurant. More

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CiraCira
64 reviews
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Mediterranean | West Loop, Chicago

Such a beautiful space! We enjoyed our meal and appreciated the attentiveness of our waitress and servers. Everyone was so kind! The cocktail I got was delicious. We got a small plate, a few medium plates and a pasta. My friend is a vegetarian and there were great options for her and they were able to make some changes to some dishes as well which was really nice. Definitely get the brown butter hummus! More

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CarnivaleCarnivale
6793 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | West Loop, Chicago

i was really shocked at how tasty the food was. I don't go out to eat often and when i do I am usually disappointed. The food was really good they got it right! More

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Green Street LocalGreen Street Local
158 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Best food, best sports, best service More

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Fulton Market KitchenFulton Market Kitchen
83 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

Fulton Market Kitchen was absolutely amazing. My boss and I went in on a Monday night and our server was so great to us and made amazing recommendations. Each bite was absolutely phenomenal. I wanted to get the steak, but since we arrived late, they were all sold out, so I ended up getting the milanese, which was so delicious, but the cut was the size of my head! So I could only eat half, but it made great leftovers. My boss got the walleye and she was in love with it. We split the prusciutto and gruyere toast, which was out of this world. For dessert, we enjoyed the milk and honey. It was so light and like a dessert I've never experience. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for something fun, new, and trendy!! More

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Cold Storage SeafoodCold Storage Seafood
344 reviews
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Seafood | West Loop, Chicago

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WaydownWaydown
2 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Great Happy Hour spot and the DJ is always on point. More

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City MouseCity Mouse
127 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Loved the outdoor patio! It was perfect for a warm day in Chicago! The staff was extremely friendly and outgoing and the food was delightful. More

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Bar Takito - West LoopBar Takito - West Loop
565 reviews
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Latin American | West Loop, Chicago

I took my fiance to Bar Takito for brunch Sunday as a surprise for Birthday and she loved it. My fiance is a vegetarian and she had no problem finding delicious vegetarian dishes that were also beautiful to just look at. The ambiance was great. The music awesome and the staff were very customer friendly. It was a hit to her and I enjoyed it myself. I'll definitely be recommending Bar Takito to anyone looking for an awesome experience of the senses and palette. More

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The Ogden ChicagoThe Ogden Chicago
412 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Great customer service and ambiance. Will definitely visit again. More

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NiaNia
734 reviews
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Mediterranean | West Loop, Chicago

This is an excellent place to have a nice meal. The music is tasteful and so is the ambiance. The food is plentiful - 8 courses is plenty for any party over 3 and each round of food is more tasty than the next. The hosts care about each guest and the service is invested in your meal. I will be here again soon. A beautiful piece of authenticity in an otherwise hyper-competitive area. More

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City Winery ChicagoCity Winery Chicago
748 reviews
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Wine Bar | West Loop, Chicago

had a great table for a big group up the stairs, very attentive service, shared a lot of good dishes, lovely wine reasonable priced, did get kicked out at the end of the night and felt rushed on a fri night they closed at 11. More

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Wishbone - West LoopWishbone - West Loop
135 reviews
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Southern | West Loop, Chicago

Love the new location. Although I had a simple salad with chicken, it was very delicious! More

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Umami Burger - West LoopUmami Burger - West Loop
188 reviews
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Burgers | West Loop, Chicago

Umami has a menu that's pleasing to meat eaters and vegans and vegetarians as well. More

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Punch Bowl Social - ChicagoPunch Bowl Social - Chicago
254 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Had an amazing time at punch bowl. I had a surprise party for my boyfriend and the staff was amazing at keeping it a secret and helping us celebrate. The food was incredible and we had a great time with the VR and bowling. More

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MetroKlub - Crowne Plaza Chicago MetroMetroKlub - Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro
3 reviews
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Kosher | West Loop, Chicago

Quick service, friendly staff, clean and well-kept dining area. 2 enthusiastic thumbs up. More

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Alhambra Palace RestaurantAlhambra Palace Restaurant
592 reviews
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Mediterranean | West Loop, Chicago

We love the food, but the entertainment is AMAZING & that’s our main reason for always going back!! More

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DrinkHaus Supper ClubDrinkHaus Supper Club
217 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | West Loop, Chicago

The staff as soon as we entered and throughout the brunch. We were some of the first people to arrive but since the food was near the door and uncovered it was cold. Delicious but cold. Staff didn’t know what was in the deserts but everything had a great presentation. The circle tables did not fit three people, plates, mimosas and comfortably. The ambiance was great, good music, bathrooms needed updating. Overall small things to consider. Would definitely recommend! Love the bottomless mimosas! More

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Ovie Bar & GrillOvie Bar & Grill
193 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

Nice place to grab a quick bite with a co worker. The food is decent but not really flavorful More

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The Fulton Market Co.The Fulton Market Co.
45 reviews
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Gastro Pub | West Loop, Chicago

Went for Mothers Day brunch and must say the food was amazing and at a great value. Staff was very tentative and friendly. It is very family friendly but also has a great bar and live music. Wife and I will be back for a date nite next time! More

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DineDine
197 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

We were walking from Willis Tower to the United Center and stopped here for a quick lunch. The waitress was attentive and kind. The food was spectacular. We had the artichoke dip, the flatbread, and the shrimp tacos. Everything was flavorful. The portions were excellent. Definitely recommend for a quick lunch More

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ZateZate
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Middle Eastern | West Loop, Chicago

Zate is a dine-in and carry-out Middle Eas.More

West Loop Diners' Choice Winners

West Loop's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
OrioleOriole
892 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

Best meal I've ever had. Wine pairing was thoughtful and fit perfectly with every course. More

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Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9850 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago

One of the best restaurants in Chicago! Be sure to try the wood oven roasted pig face! Also be sure to set a reservation far in advance. More

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Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
1603 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Very good . Cute place home made pasta dish was soooo good More

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AbaAba
659 reviews
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Mediterranean | West Loop, Chicago

I loved that we were able to sit outside on the patio (first come, first serve) on the comfy couches and order drinks and appetizers as we waited to be seated. Great dining experience all around! More

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Saigon SistersSaigon Sisters
589 reviews
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Vietnamese | West Loop, Chicago

Loved the size of this restaurant. It was cozy, warm, well-lit, and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. I had the fish special that was fantastic. I generally love salmon over any white fish, but the sea bass was amazing. I would have liked dinner to be served with some veggies. More

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Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2689 reviews
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Chinese | West Loop, Chicago

The good was great and we had awesome service. The environment was welcoming and vibrant. More

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EdenEden
603 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Amazing! Jonathan and Bill are fantastic! Great restaurant if you are vegetarian! More

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KumikoKumiko
22 reviews
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Dining Bar | West Loop, Chicago

Kumiko is so special that I went back after my first time only six days later. Every detail is thoughtful and the service is incredible without being cliche or over the top. I love the "spiritfree" menu with TEN non-alcoholic beverages on it; this was the impetus for bringing my friend who doesn't drink and they were so happy! The drinks and food have so many flavors without being complicated or over the top. My friend and I were celebrating our businesses's anniversary and they gave us each cards all signed by the staff! I will keep it forever! Also definitely worth noting is that the co-owner/mixologist Julia and Chef de Cuisine Mariya are women of color. In such an extremely white male dominated field, this is so encouraging and worthy of support. Kumiko will continue to be a go-to spot for me for special celebrations. More

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Mart Anthony'sMart Anthony's
602 reviews
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago

Only go here if you want delicious Italian food cooked from scratch and impeccable service. I always feel like I'm eating with family when I visit here. Always a wonderful experience. More

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YugenYugen
49 reviews
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Japanese Speciality | West Loop, Chicago

Yugen is an elegant, extraordinary experience. The food is a marvel. More

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Discover West Loop

While once primarily an industrial district lined with warehouses, the Chicago West Loop has experienced a major transformation in recent years. Home to "Restaurant Row" and easily accessible using public transit, this neighborhood is now one of the trendiest (and tastiest) neighborhoods in Chicago. You can experience a variety of dining experiences along "Restaurant Row" from a burger and beer at a pub or upscale diner to a number of fine dining options. This stretch also includes sushi, tapas, sports bars, coffee shops and cocktail lounges. You really can have it all here. For dessert, you can always stop by a French or Greek bakery to pick up a fresh pastry, or head to one of the local donut shops.

Discover West Loop

While once primarily an industrial district lined with warehouses, the Chicago West Loop has experienced a major transformation in recent years. Home to "Restaurant Row" and easily accessible using public transit, this neighborhood is now one of the trendiest (and tastiest) neighborhoods in Chicago. You can experience a variety of dining experiences along "Restaurant Row" from a burger and beer at a pub or upscale diner to a number of fine dining options. This stretch also includes sushi, tapas, sports bars, coffee shops and cocktail lounges. You really can have it all here. For dessert, you can always stop by a French or Greek bakery to pick up a fresh pastry, or head to one of the local donut shops.