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About fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - Chicago

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.

100 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Irish

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 836-0066

Website:
http://www.fadoirishpub.com/chicago/

Entertainment:
Please visit our website for details of music, sports, and Wednesday night Pub Quiz

Catering:
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.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Bryan McAllister

Additional:
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

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: eventschicago@fadoirishpub.com

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.

fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (102)
Vibrant Bar Scene (82)
Neighborhood Gem (80)
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Great for Lunch (39)
Hot Spot (38)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Late-night Find (34)
Special Occasion (26)
Kid-friendly (12)
Romantic (11)
Casual (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Great Beer (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Authentic (5)
Live Sports (5)
People Watching (5)
Live Music (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Business Meals (1)
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Casual, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 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.

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·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always great food and exceptional service!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·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 !

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Live Music, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·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!! :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2016

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

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 13, 2016

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

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2016

Wonderful selection of beers on tap!

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 (Little Rock)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Kansas City)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2016

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Our server April was so friendly and helpful. The food was amazing! And my husband loved the extensive whiskey menu! Great atmosphere!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2016

Had a blast with my out of town guests. Fado is authentic as it gets. Hope to be back soon with my husband just to hang out!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2016

This is one of my favorite Irish pubs and my go-to whenever I am in Chicago. The layout is spread across three stories, providing several different types of seating areas (e.g. bar, high tops, restaurant-style tables, booths, etc). Most of the staff are direct imports from Ireland, giving the place a very authentic feel. The beer list is excellent as are the traditional Irish menu items. It's a great place to catch an international football game or some live music. Or, just to entire a few pints with friends.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2015

The staff was fantastic & the food was enjoyable. Will come back. We would recommend this spot to family & friends

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2015

I'd heard of this bar for years and wrote it off as just another River North scene-y bar. But I finally went for after work drinks on a Friday, and I was wrong. The ambiance is a cozy Irish pub, lots of hardwood, Irish music, and Guinness and Jameson drinks. The happy hour specials are incredible: $5 old fashioneds and manhattans, $6 Irish coffees, and $5 appetizers that are more than just bite-sized. Great place for a drink and appetizer!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2015

The food was great and served in large portions. The service was great too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 24, 2015

A winner all around. Food was spot on in an authentic pub atmosphere.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2015

I think I had the very best fish n chips I have ever had. And that's saying something, because I am an aficionado of that particular dish and sample it whenever possible. I have had some terrific versions and some awful ones and everything in between. This place made the best one in all my years of living. Wonderful lager too, just can't remember the name. But the server was very knowledgeable and I simply asked for a lager that would pair well with my entree. I only didn't give it 5 stars because it was incredibly crowded and noisy. No fault of the pub - goes to show how popular it is. But you can't go wrong if you want a top notch Irish Pub!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2015

The food is always stupendous and just the perfect amount so I'm not stuffed. And it always manages to come out actually looking like the advertised pictures!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2015

Loved it! Went back two more times during our stay in Chicago! Awesome place, good food, best cold beer around, friendly staff! We can't wait to go back on our next trip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 23, 2015

really wanted to find a good pub for fish and chips and really good beer with a fun old world environment. nailed it! i am picky about food and was so pleased with the beautiful delicious salad that came with my husbands shepherd pie. my fish and chips were perfect and a nice size order. our waitress was very attentive and refreshed our beer and the place was full of fun people. great treat for us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 2, 2015

Wonderful if you are looking for pub-grub which leans slightly to traditional Irish. The tap list is great, and there's even more in bottles. The service is excellent. The only reason I didn't give it 4 stars is with high ceilings and all hard wood surfaces, it's a noisy place to have conversation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Does not compare to the Irish music found in pubs in Ireland, and very few food choices that are truly Irish.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2015

Food is good, large choice, mostly large tables so we had to share with another couple, and all of the tables were high so could not rest my feet on the floor.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 20, 2015

Fado has it all, great décor, plenty of space, strong drinks and great beer as well as amazing food. Our server the last time went well above and beyond. Also, you must have the Corn Beef Spring Roll appetizer (or two).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 8, 2015

The bartender looked at me like I was crazy when I said we had a reservation for 7 @ 6:30. They didn't have the Open Table reservation, but they did have a table. The waitress came right over and took our drink order. She was awesome! She was lively, took time with each person to help them pick the right beer (and they have quite a selection). She explained the menu and provided recommendations and she was dead on. This is not your typical Corned Beef and Cabbage! The chef definitely kicks it up. We had the salmon bites, pork belly tacos, Guiness bbq wings to start. All hits with this group. For dinner we chose the pulled lamb french dip, sheppards pie, chicken & shrimp boxty, fish & chips and corned beef and swiss. The group was totally impressed with the food and drink. Best of all they played awesome music and we had a great time. We all agreed this was a hit and a must on our next trip back to Chicago!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 19, 2015

This place is a gem! I was visiting from Milwaukee with a friend and we loved it so much we stopped in 2 times throughout the day! Everything was fantastic from the food, bartenders and Guinness! I felt like I was back in Ireland! This is my new Chicago fav and I will be back!! Sláinte!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2015

I first went here is a friends family a year ago and it became one of my favorite bars in the city. The food is amazing Irish pub food, they have an incredible selection of beer, and their cocktails are inventive and delicious.

It's a bit of a splurge for broke college students, but totally worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 18, 2015

Get 'em! They're the best! Kelly was an amazing server. We actually returned to Fado the following day to watch American football playoffs due to the great food and fabulous service. This place is cool. Will definitely be returning when in Chicago again!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2014

Great neighborhood establishment with superb food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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