Best American Restaurants in Near West

Lavergne's TavernLavergne's Tavern
(55)
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American | Berwyn, Near West
Barclay's American GrilleBarclay's American Grille
(281)
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American | Oak Park, Near West
Winberie's Restaurant & BarWinberie's Restaurant & Bar
(389)
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American | Oak Park, Near West
TGI FRIDAYS - Oak ParkTGI FRIDAYS - Oak Park
(27)
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American | Oak Park, Near West
ikram cafeikram cafe
(201)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4850)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(129)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2793)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2869)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3508)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1135)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(177)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1220)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(640)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4591)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Near West

Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(106)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1038)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Nonna D's RistoranteNonna D's Ristorante
(59)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak ParkLa Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park
(233)
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West
Francesca's FioreFrancesca's Fiore
(427)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Cucina ParadisoCucina Paradiso
(179)
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West
La Barra - RiversideLa Barra - Riverside
(271)
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Italian | Riverside, Near West
RusticoRustico
(182)
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West
Paisans Pizza - BerwynPaisans Pizza - Berwyn
(108)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Trattoria 225Trattoria 225
(284)
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West
Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(452)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9476)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(584)
$$$$
Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2605)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1678)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1433)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3356)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1800)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(423)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Park
(639)
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Contemporary American | Oak Park
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(169)
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Italian | Forest Park
Maya Del Sol
(453)
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Latin American | Oak Park
Posto 31
(84)
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goosefootgoosefoot
680
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago
OrioleOriole
739
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9055
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1458
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Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
51
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
938
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
942
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
410
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2558
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Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Three Dots and a DashThree Dots and a Dash
808
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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
297
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1555
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
478
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American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
545
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Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
724
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5778
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1706
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9476
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1474
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2869
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4166
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4155
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2162
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
640
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3508
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
547
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
982
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
117
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Basque | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1871
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
697
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

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BlackbirdBlackbird
4166
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1871
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5778
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1706
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
Sushi SanSushi San
297
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3238
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
$$$$
Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
344
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French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2162
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1474
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
545
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
942
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
$$$$
Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
117
$$$$
Basque | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
222
$$$$
Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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BokaBoka
4155
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3427
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11223
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7332
$$$$
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3876
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4850
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9464
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4591
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4179
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1201
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Treat your taste buds: Explore Near West restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Near West

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Edelweiss RestaurantEdelweiss Restaurant
127 reviews
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German | Norridge, Northwest Suburbs

It was Oktoberfest with a very good band, EuroExpress. A pre-wedding party was present, making it more joyful also. Good liver dumpling soup. Potato pancakes - above average. Veal wiener schnitzel pieces have become smaller. Duck can be plus or minus in preparation. Red cabbage, well done. Spaetzle - good. Good apple strudel. A lot of beer choices. One of the better choices for German food in the Chicago area. More

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

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Great food! Great drinks! Great service! More

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EdenEden
462 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Well thought out menu. Empanada's were amazing. Duck was really good. Ribeye was solid. More

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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1454 reviews
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Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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This place is an outstanding find. I've been going there several years. It seems to get better each time I go. Took my sister for her birthday, on Oct 20th, she is from NY and said it is as good as any hot NY spot. Great food and Service. More

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The Franklin RoomThe Franklin Room
586 reviews
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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Everything was so perfect, I don't know where to start. Great food, atmosphere, drinks, service. This is my new favorite. 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
1038 reviews
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West

We have been to Gaetano's many times, but we brought two out-of-town friends this time, and both thoroughly enjoyed the food and the friendly service. More

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La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park2. La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park
233 reviews
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West

The food and service are excellant at this neighborhood gem. Love the atmosphere and the homemade pasta is cant be beat!!! More

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Amerikas3. Amerikas
180 reviews
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Latin American | Oak Park, Near West

First timer, ordered 1 different dishes to share and all were phenomenal! More

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Hemmingway's Bistro4. Hemmingway's Bistro
250 reviews
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Bistro | Oak Park, Near West

I thought it was so cool. I liked the ambiance and had a great birthday. The waiter even brought out a special treat for my birthday. Would definitely come back. More

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Citrine Cafe5. Citrine Cafe
467 reviews
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Mediterranean | Oak Park, Near West

Great service! The food and wine recommendations were outstanding. We look forward to our next opportunity to dine at Citrine. More

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MORA Asian Kitchen - Oak ParkMORA Asian Kitchen - Oak Park
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Contemporary Asian | Oak Park, Near West

MORA brings the essence of Chicago's dining experience to the suburbs with an eclectic medley of modern asian cuisine and delectable sushi. With an indoor restaurant space, a bar and an outdoor patio, the space itself represents a stimulating harmony of nouveau chic décor that mimics the exquisite layers of the flavors within its menu.

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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.