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Wed, 2/21
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fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - Chicago

92 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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Fado is an excellent choice for pub favorites and fresh, from-scratch seasonal specials that will reset your expectations of food in an Irish pub. We're currently featuring new seasonal craft beers and housemade cocktails along with a new Snack menu designed for groups looking to share.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Irish
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Hours of operation

Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00am

Friday: 11:30am - 3:00am

Saturday: Early for sports - 3:00am

Sunday: Early for sports - 2am
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Phone number
(312) 836-0066
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bryan McAllister
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Give us a call and place your lunch order in advance. We can get your lunch started while you make your way over from the office OR we can package it up for you for takeout.
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Parking details
We are located at 100 W. Grand in the heart of downtown Chicago's River North neighborhood. We are on the corner of Clark and Grand, across the street from Maggiano's.
Our nearest expressway is 90 / 94 where you would exit on Ohio and take it to Clark where you would make a right and find us a block down on your right hand side. There is a parking garage directly across the street from us and you can also valet your car at Maggiano's and still come in here.
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Public transit
We are 2 blocks west on Grand from the Grand Red Line stop and 6 blocks north on Clark from the Clark and Lake El stop.
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Please visit our website for details of music, sports, and Wednesday night Pub Quiz
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Special events & promotions
Fadó is a wonderful place to celebrate with a group. We offer a wide variety of high quality food and drink options from light appetizers to full dinners. We’ll customize a menu based on your needs. Our goal is to help create a memorable event and to make evaluation and booking process easy. For more information regarding special events, please contact:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Fadó offers a unique event space & is an ideal back drop for private & corporate gatherings - large and small. Fadó literally translates in Gaelic to "long ago" yet offers a contemporary menu, premium European beverage options & a service experience that is steeped in hospitality unique to Ireland.

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What 92 People Are Saying
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JT88 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Great atmosphere, delicious food and nice crowd. Good place for many occasions.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Television volume way too loud. Could not have a conversation with our business associates.
The Guinness was a little flat.
We only ordered appetizers which were nice but nothing to write home about.

thegilmoregirls (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a birthday celebration with 8 family members from Wisconsin and Maryland. Food, service and ambience were fantastic. Looking forward to our next visit to Fado's when we return to Chicago.

vipgarydpdx (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

Fado is known as one of the top Irish pubs in Chicago but also boasts a fantastic menu.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2017

Always great food and exceptional service!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

It's all about the amazing food! Oh and the harp beer! A++++++++++++++++ 😊

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 3, 2017

Amazing……food was incredible!!!!! Warm and friendly atmosphere! Needs 30 stars!!!!!!!!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 24, 2017

The food and drink specials were great, but my friends and I were seated in a corner of the restaurant next to a large table of people who were very loud, and the table was awkwardly placed. When walking around the restaurant the rest of it was noticeably quieter.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Lover of Fado for a long time. Noticed the menu has changed but it worked. I just love the vibe here. Lots of fun after-hours. We will always stop here when we visit Chicago.

TimJaneTeamUS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

AWESOME EXPERIENCE : Read why. Reserved table via open table. Reserved table was on stairway to the upstairs. Not ideal or workable for our intended special night out. I walked both upstairs and downstairs for options. Staff immediately allowed my choice to facilitate table location switch - that turned out to helped create the most amazing 3 hours I've had in 30 years. Vibe, customers, music, atmosphere, helpfulness of EVERY member of the staff we encountered was 10 - on a 1-10 scale. Candidly, everything was perfect, when I needed it to be perfect. Location, Staff, Atmosphere, Simple menu was wide ranging but not overwhelming. Food was great, and our server was a discreet, fast moving, professional, attentive excellent representative for this business operation. Oh, also, pricing was more than reasonable.
This is a MUST visit and try for any Chicago area outing. Thanks Tim/Jane TeamUS !
FYI: for management; our table was upstairs, corner table/booth by front window and faux fire.
7pm-945pm Sat 1/28/17 Please tell our awesome waitress we said hello & THX !

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

In Chicago for a wedding and were staying not to far from there. They accomidated my mother in wheelchair and set us up a table, calling it the VIP table. The Irish breakfast was to die for and the hospitality was absolutely wonderful!! Steve, his brother John, as well as all the gals made it all worth while. SO glad we went, and the Guiness, well, that spoke for itself!! Go if you have a chance...worth every bit!! Thanks again to you all who were so helpful with our mom, and for showing us the history upstairs in the womans bathroom...very cool!! :)

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2016

Reserved table was ready upon arrival. Waitress was friendly and helpful. Fish n Chips was great!

LCBurg (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

Great pub! The staff was friendly and helpful. They got my friend's order wrong but they were apologetic and quick to make it right. Great comfort food and cocktails! Big TVs to catch a game.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

We had a great time celebrating two birthdays in one evening at Fado. Our server was totally awesome! The food is superbly tasty for "pub-grub" using excellent ingredients and taking fresh approaches to usually blah UK fare. Love the decor and attentive staff. Great place to have a hearty laugh over a hearty stout!

vipKelly (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

The bacon pepper jack cheese puff appetizer is outstanding!!!!

Larry (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Interesting, when we arrived at our Open Table time, we were told the establishment no longer honored Open Table reservations, said they had dropped Open Table month ago. I showed them my reservations, owner ...Tom came out and we chatted. He graciously got us a reserved table and the evening turned out very good. It was World Cup night and the place was packed, but he found us a table.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 14, 2016

Wonderful selection of beers on tap!

OpenTable Diner (Little Rock)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Went here for brunch Easter Sunday and had the full Irish breakfast while my wife tried the shepard's pie. Both were incredible and well prepared. This pub also pours a proper pint of Guinness alongside notable Irish brews: Magners, Harp, & Smithwick's. I tried their Irish coffee for dessert and was pleased they used real cream with cinnamon sprinkled on top. If you are looking for a traditional pub with great drinks, food, and atmosphere you don't have to search elsewhere.

vipMicah (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on March 7, 2016

I love Irish Pubs and have been to Fado's a couple times and had the opportunity to bring a few co-workers with me while working in town. Guinness was on site doing "pouring" lessons so our group got to pour our own beer which they gave to us at no charge plus gave us cool hats. I was a bit disappointed in the shepherds pie but the appetizers were good as were the burgers.

MV2323 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

Excellent service for such a crowded place.
Manager also checked on us as well. Good food, good beer.