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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.
Chicago, IL 60654
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit our website for details of music, sports, and Wednesday night Pub Quiz
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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
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.
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 !
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!! :)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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