Best American Restaurants in Near West

Lavergne's TavernLavergne's Tavern
(57)
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American | Berwyn, Near West
Barclay's American GrilleBarclay's American Grille
(287)
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American | Oak Park, Near West
Winberie's Restaurant & BarWinberie's Restaurant & Bar
(397)
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American | Oak Park, Near West
TGI FRIDAYS - Oak ParkTGI FRIDAYS - Oak Park
(28)
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American | Oak Park, Near West
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4961)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(147)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2885)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2947)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3620)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1186)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(179)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1245)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(688)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4660)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Near West

Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(123)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1062)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak ParkLa Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park
(244)
$$$$
Italian | Oak Park, Near West
Francesca's FioreFrancesca's Fiore
(433)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Cucina ParadisoCucina Paradiso
(191)
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West
La Barra - RiversideLa Barra - Riverside
(282)
$$$$
Italian | Riverside, Near West
RusticoRustico
(192)
$$$$
Italian | Oak Park, Near West
Paisans Pizza - BerwynPaisans Pizza - Berwyn
(111)
$$$$
Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Trattoria 225Trattoria 225
(290)
$$$$
Italian | Oak Park, Near West
Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(438)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9669)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(592)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2681)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1714)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1474)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3418)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1838)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(437)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Contemporary American | Oak Park
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Posto 31
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goosefootgoosefoot
688
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago
OrioleOriole
776
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9253
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1478
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Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
94
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
958
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
993
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
495
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2686
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Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Three Dots and a DashThree Dots and a Dash
837
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Polynesian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Chicago

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
SUSHI-SANSUSHI-SAN
338
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1633
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
537
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American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
619
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Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
798
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5851
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1775
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Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9669
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1565
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2947
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4214
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4247
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2274
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
688
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3620
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
576
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
1036
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
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Seafood | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1905
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Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
729
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

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BlackbirdBlackbird
4214
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1905
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5851
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1775
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
SUSHI-SANSUSHI-SAN
338
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3284
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
$$$$
Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
396
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French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2274
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1565
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
619
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
993
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
$$$$
Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
128
$$$$
Seafood | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
232
$$$$
Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
BokaBoka
4247
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3463
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11476
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7491
$$$$
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3947
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4961
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9636
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4660
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4250
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1236
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Treat your taste buds: Explore Near West restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Near West

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
Emilio's Tapas - HillsideEmilio's Tapas - Hillside
1218 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Hillside, West Suburbs

Good food,service as always. Loved the special...! venison pate More

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Edelweiss RestaurantEdelweiss Restaurant
148 reviews
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German | Norridge, Northwest Suburbs

We are regular diners at Edelweiss. Two times a year that have to go there; Oktoberfest and December/Christmas. These are the times they have special menus. Enjoy the stuffed pork loin. A must! More

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

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Great place for before a Bulls game! Even though we were running late they saved our reservation and the shuttle made things so easy. Will definitely be back. More

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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1486 reviews
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Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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Great food & good happy hour deals everyday from 5-6:30! More

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EdenEden
485 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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Amazing food (both brunch and dinner) and excellent service! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Near West's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo1. Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
1062 reviews
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West

Spectacular food! More

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Amerikas2. Amerikas
206 reviews
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Latin American | Oak Park, Near West

Amazing food. We food crawl Chicago’s best and this oak park outpost fits with the best of them More

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Hemmingway's Bistro3. Hemmingway's Bistro
280 reviews
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Bistro | Oak Park, Near West

Elegant setting, superb service and truly fine cuisine unparalleled anywhere else in Oak Park. More

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Rustico4. Rustico
192 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Oak Park, Near West

Great dinner! Service was attentive, food was delicious and great ambiance. The home made Pappardelle pasta with Bolognese was a standout as well as the Grilled Octopus. We will definitely be back. More

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Capri Ristorante Due5. Capri Ristorante Due
23 reviews
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West

Fantastic! Capri Due replaced a long-time neighborhood restaurant and has exceeded every expectation. The staff is warm and friendly, greeting each customer sincerely and making you feel right at home. Our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable, the owner came by to check on us personally, and all the food was prepared and served perfectly. It was on special, so they don't have it every night, but the pork shank was absolutely the best I had ever eaten (I'm 45 - I've had my share and then some.) My wife had the Linguine & Shrimp in white sauce. The shrimp were HUGE. And the Lemon Marscapone dessert was almost too much. Almost. 10 out of 10! Along with Oliver's, Autre Monde, and the original Capri on Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn now has four top notch dining choices to go along with the world class Mexican food venues that are too numerous to list here! 100% guarantee we'll be back monthly, if not more! More

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Discover Near West

The Near West Side of Chicago is jam-packed with plenty of various restaurants, all doing their part to make up a very diverse array of dining options. You can have some time-tested and beloved American favorites like nachos, wings, and burgers in one of the many warm and cozy taverns or bar and grill restaurants nearby. If you've got a hankering for some Mexican, try out one of the eateries close by for a great helping of quesadillas, chimichangas, tacos, and more. There's also no shortage of authentic Italian restaurants in the area where you can try the likes of old favorites ranging from calamari and stuffed dates to risotto, veal, rib eye, and beef short ribs.