Proxi

4.6
862 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Through a fresh and innovative American lens, Proxi, a sister restaurant to Partner and Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman’s Sepia, scours the most culinary-rich corners of the globe to inspire a menu that celebrates the bold flavors of multicultural street foods through pristine ingredients. Located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood along Restaurant Row, Proxi unites an award-winning team to transport its guests around the world, beginning with cuisine and extending to an eclectic beverage program focused on worldly inspirations and diverse, exotic ingredients. Casual, yet fast-paced service guides Proxi’s international culinary experience, with fine-dining standards and in-depth product knowledge leading the charge, balanced by genuine energy and enthusiasm. Designed by award winning Meyer Davis, the restaurant’s undeniable elegance sets the stage, yet its raw industrial elements and warm, inviting furnishings find middle ground in a chic, mid-century brasserie.
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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good
Súper service
Nice ambience

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BC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the dishes.

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A
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Amazing food and service

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I had brunch at Proxi on a Sunday morning and it was quite a positive experience, especially with the Southeast Asian flavors incorporated into the dishes. It wasn't exactly the typical kind of food you'd have for brunch but the catfish bahn mi was really something - I'd come back just for that. The tempura elotes were so good too, and the texture really popped out to me. However, the service was just mediocre since some servers looked bored/irritated while checking on my table. Personally, that didn't really take away from the experience of the food and the overall ambiance of the restaurant. I'd recommend this place for a unique brunch spot or just Southeast Asian flavors.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You should be eating here. Small plates, large plates, and something for everyone. Wonderful flavors and great service. Accommodated our friend who can’t have gluten or diary.

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C
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not sure if the manager and staff were having an off night. We had to wait an hour after our reservation to be sat, they were apologetic but felt they could have arranged seating for us. Our server brought one course and the bread was burnt. When we asked for replacement he had a little attitude and never returned with our bread. We didn’t finish our other courses, paid and left. We were hoping for so much more.

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T
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative servings. Everything we had was excellent; well prepared and delicious. Service was outstanding. Loads of ambience.

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed everything! Can't wait to go back!

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D
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Love the coal fired oysters, pumpkin, pepper pork, scallops, zucchini and for the gin and tonic. Thank you for the non alcoholic drinks. Love Proxi

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G
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!!

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MR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner at Proxi. Seating at the high counter was comfortable -- near the bar, so lots of things going on, but not too loud to make conversation difficult. All of the food we tasted was really excellent -- thoughtful in ideation and careful in execution. Small notes (togarashi with the grilled mushrooms + yuba noodle salad, the perfect measure of smoke with the pumpkin, etc.) were done really well. Clearly this is a kitchen that pays attention to detail. The desserts we tried were especially wonderful (chocolate custard + the flan with pineapple); we had really high expectations, given what we had read about pastry chef Sarah Mispagel, and she far exceeded them. Service was also excellent, from the moment we walked in until the minute we left.

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FC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great place to bring colleagues from out of town.

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JH
Oklahoma City
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for part of our 10 year anniversary. Really great small food tapas plates. Great flavors, menu items and service. We sat at the table bar that looks right into the kitchen as the chefs cook and put the food in the window. Really great spot!

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f
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it - initially reserved a table, but was seated at the 'chef's bar', which looks into the kitchen. Initially was skeptical, but it was actually incredibly cool to see the food being prepared. Food was spectacular, dessert was fantastic, and drinks were delicious. Best value dining out I've had in quite a while.

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N
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn’t have asked for more. Lovely atmosphere, fun music, delicious food and a knowledgeable service!!! Yes please! Already made a reservation for next week. Steve made the experience extra special. We had lots of questions and he had all the answers and more. Bravo!

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MH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant/bar were busy even though it was 6:15 on a Wednesday. Excellent food, wine, atmosphere and service. We opted to sit at the bar instead of the 2 top reserved for us, as the table was close to others on each side. The bar is pretty and bright.

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OK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful opportunity to try multiple small plates and share. A couple of BIG servings for those that think they will starve. Good to ask your wait staff to bring out choices in order that makes sense and so everyone has something to start with.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The servers were a bit preoccupied but the food was amazing!

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LL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambiance were all good. The food took a lot longer than expected to come out.

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l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers day

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING. Everything...food, service, atmosphere... was amazing!!

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n
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The mussels were delicious. Seated quickly w reservation. Waiter was attentive. Wine list could have been more extensive

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic flavors and ambiance! The portions are very very small so even ordering a couple of each option and three items per person for a group of 7, didn’t allow for us to have more then a small bite of each thing. Recommend only bringing up to 4 or less people so you can have more then a bite.
Would recommend to others just not great for large groups

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was good but they brought out all the food too quickly and kept trying to remove unfinished plates. Then they told us to leave because they need to flip the table. They allowed us about an hour and rushed us out. Very rude. Too bad, food was delicious

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R
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Server friendly & helpful. Presentation excellent. Room full of happy diners.

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j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Curry duck leg--Yes. And mocktails--great selection

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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CP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the menu sounded fabulous (and was). Great for sharing lots of appetizers size dishes.

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A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Fish was significantly undercooked. We got a discount though.

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j
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great whole grilled fish. Sword fish also great. Good cocktails.

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NL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

High top table is not very comfortable; my recommendation try to get regular table if you can. Service and food are great!

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Small portions. Food was very good and service was excellent. I have a baby and they gave us a nice comfy table.

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e
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food, ambience and noise level 5-star. Service could have been better. Drinks took way to long to come and then were cleared with last sip left to be finished. That’s a sin in my book!

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F
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never dissatisfied with food and service. Love the freshness of ingredients in every bite.

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our first time dining at the restaurant and everything was delicious. I couldn’t decide what to order as everything looked good. Came for brunch and will be back. Would love to try dinner next. Thank for accommodating our seating location request for our kids.

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WP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. Small plates were perfect. Extraordinarily flavorful.

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CH
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time! Four of us came for a birthday dinner. It’s a great place to share in the many small plates from around the world. The dishes we ordered ranged from good ( whole fish— I would skip) to great (pork entree, corn fritters) to fantastic( smoked pumpkin, Vietnamese crepes.) Our waiter was very helpful and engaging, and space is very attractive. Great drinks, too.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Short Rib absolutely stole the show, so good!

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KL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food and fantastic service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Proxi. The food was outstanding and the drinks amazing. Top notch place with great service.

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