Proxi

4.6
1294 Reviews
$31 to $50
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, designed by award-winning Meyer Davis, 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1294 people are saying
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vipSpecialk
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The last night before the end of indoor seating, so we were lucky to get a reservation. The restaurant took every precaution for safety. My SO had the Back to the 80's cocktail, that she said was delicious. I had a whiskey from their nice selection. If you like small plates with a twist, then you should head to Proxi. The service was great. Would highly recommend. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants downtown! A must see. Great food, service & overall fantastic experience.

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vipluisados
Chicago
126 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Highly recommend the scallops! Nice heat!

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BWissink
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Proxi is very well designed, creating a great ambiance and mood. The music ranged in style, in a good way, and wasn't too loud. The gin cocktails were delicious and the social distancing, as well as other COVID-19-related measures were thoughtful. The cauliflower and mussels were both to die for.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails. Was very happy with experience overall and would recommend to anyone.

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BillieO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered all recommendations from the server, all of which were excellent. The mussels were delicious, the hazelnut dessert was divine. Eating outdoors was perfect. Great place, huge, totally great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, very interesting menu with lots to pick from. Great happy hour. The beer prices were steep, though.

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MaxMilford
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and Great Room. Modest menu with many Indian Influences. Sauces are a bit too liberal for my tastes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio with heat lamps.

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vipVinodH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, unique food. Great cocktails, very safe and careful service. We loved it!

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vipValB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing!

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ElizabethP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited in October 2020. We had to dine inside due to the weather. The staff was very cautious due to Covid and our table was far from any other guests. We enjoyed a great meal and a very knowledgeable server. Interesting and well prepared food and drinks. Look forward to going back again!

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vipSalvadorP
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent and so was the presentation. Service was good BUT I was really annoyed by the restaurant’s refusal to accept payment by cash, even when I required no change to be given. I found that to be absurd, COVID or no COVID...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our third time at the restaurant and we absolutely loved the food and drinks!

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Foodandservice
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Proxi offers truly delicious fusion (American food with Asian interpretation or vice verca). The chef’s interpretation of fusion seems based on his deep understanding of each cuisine. His creativeness is refreshing and yet not excessive. Not one of those “interesting but does not taste really good”. Truly delicious and interesting. Ambience is modern and simple and gives you upscale feel as well. Cocktails were flavorful and gorgeous. Totally recommended. 100% corona safety measures and social distancing being practiced as well. Cheers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As with all my previous visits... Excellent food, attentive service and a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The dishes was definitely an upscale version of international street food. Atmosphere was on point and the staff was great about making the experience safe and comfortable.

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vipwink
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent, as always. We have been to a number of restaurants whose quality has declined in the Covid era, so we applaud Proxi for keeping up standards.

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DarnekaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great about our visit! No complaints.

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vipAmandaC
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent as always, service was good but felt rushed. Obviously a lot of changes with covid - but it felt like the server was just a flyby person rather then someone taking care of us

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vipJossea
St. Louis
47 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorites to visit when in town along with big sister Michelin Star dining venue - Sepia. Outstanding different separate venue concepts. Mr. Emmanuel Nony is the very personable and accommodating establishment proprietor. One of the few Chicago restaurant venues that make a true commitment to a world class beverage and wine program with curated diverse globally regional representations of the best and most desirable bottlings as vintages not seen at most so called fine ding establishments. Jennifer Wagoner is one of regions most accomplished, knowledgeable and creative selections. Very personable with impeccable wine service. Highly recommended!!

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vipPaulR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always. Knowledgeable staff and creative, delicious food. One of our favorite restaurants anywhere.

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vipLNor
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, the menu has so many options that cater to all tastebuds and we’re executed extremely well! Would come back!

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KaylaM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. It is pricey and tapas style so bring your checkbook — but it’s worth it.

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AliB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience start to finish. The staff was extremely careful to insure safety rules were followed. This is the first time we've been indoors in a restaurant since COVID but were reluctant to sit outside due to weather. The restaurant had big windows open making us feel safe, in addition to the other protocols they observed.

The food was outstanding. We had 7 different dishes (including dessert), all with fantastic flavors, perfect proportions, and wonderfully varied spice levels. We can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Elotes were really good as was the mushroom & Yuba salad. The dumplings were NOT good. The whole dish was wrong from the uncooked wonton wrapper to the off tasting filling. A bit pricey for what you get but a decent experience with some interesting and tasty food. Avoid the dumpling.

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ScottA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I have to say is awesome! Start to finish it was for sure one of the better experiences dining in Chicago. My girlfriend and I are both in the service industry. Myself BOH and her FOH. We have a combined 40+ years in the industry. Proxi team made it look easy!
TEMPURA ELOTES best take on elotes we have ever had!
ALOO TIKI CHAAT super warm and comforting. All flavors and textures worked great!
ZUCCHINI & MINT SALAD perfect for summer! Clean and fresh. No one flavor over powered the other. This is not something I would normally order but glad she did!
COAL ROASTED SCALLOPS perfect sear on the scallops. Only complaint is we wanted more! Price point was perfect for the portion we got I'm just whining because it was so good!
ROASTED MUSSELS & THAI SAUSAGE Sausage was excellent! Broth was fantastic! Mussels were a little small for my liking but overall very good.
KHANOM KHROK this dish was fantastic! Absolutely loved the presentation and second I took a bite it was even better then it looked.
FIVE SPICE DUCK DUMPLINGS five spice is predominant which I loved! Again they crushed the broth to which we were drinking out of the bowl. If it wasn't her birthday I would of not shared the dumplings evenly!
GRILLED HALF YOUNG CHICKEN chicken cooked to perfection. So juicy! It's rare to get chicken done correctly as if it were sous vide and then thrown on the fire. Regardless, well done kitchen!

Unfortunately we were unable to venture into cocktails being it was a Tuesday evening. I trust they execute that just as well. Service was tip top, decor was visually calming yet with a modern chic flare. Food value was well worth it. Over all a pretty fantastic place. Congrats to Proxi for pulling it off. Many places still on our ever growing list but we for sure would come back! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They follow all the guidelines for safety right now including temperature checks and masks. Tempura elotes....so yummy. We really enjoyed the steamed halibut collar and dessert. Enjoyed eating out of the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food is unmatched I promise!

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vipKelseyJo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic. We ordered the tempura elotes to start and ended up getting a second order. Unbelievably tasty. Also would highly recommend the zucchini mint salad and the coconut pancakes (main entree) - the latter being one of the most interesting foods I've ever had. Actually craving them again as I write this review.

Sat outside (covid) and the ambiance was lovely. Would definitely come back to try the rest of the menu.

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StevenO
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, it's a play on street food and I enjoyed it

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LaurenL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, great service! The restaurant took all precautions and made for a very enjoyable night out for my partner's birthday!

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AmitA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience. I had come in with a close friend and she loved it too.

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WillS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place! And they are taking the cleanliness and contact tracing stuff very seriously! I would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was cold, we had two drinks and they took forever to come out. Food took forever

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vipAlyssa
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and great service! The bar and atmosphere is a great vibe!

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JamesS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a varied and flavorful menu! We need to go back and try the dishes we didn’t have this time. One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago!

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vipLovefood
Portland
76 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to confirm the sensational food terrific service and lovely urban patio! Now...my go to restaurant in Chicago! Thank you all.

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vipAMIRR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience4

Great flavors !

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You can order delivery directly from Proxi using the Order Online button. Proxi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 466-1950.

Proxi is rated 4.6 stars by 1294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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