Proxi

4.7
1359 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1359 people are saying
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vipRick
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous

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EmilyH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Stopped in for a drink and dessert. Great ambiance and decor. Service was little slow but was super friendly and welcoming.

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JoshW
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Covid makes everything a bit challenging. Overall food was average at best. Service and staff were excellent.

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vipSusanS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was outstanding but our server was not attentive. The people delivering the food to the table from the kitchen were terrific! I am chalking the server issue up to inexperince. I will definately return. The food is unique and wonderful

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JakeL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic vibe, and great food. All around thrilled to have eaten here and may even make a stop back one day.

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LFChi
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Elote and muhamarra dip were great - everything else was passable or strange. Portion sizes are very small. Cute place but kind of loud with the music - wouldn’t go back again based on the quality of the food and value for the price. I felt that 3 of our 5 dishes didn’t really taste like much at all, or were just underwhelming for the price.

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vipKrisD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went for a friends birthday. Great food- large variety on the menu. adequate amount of food for small plates. Great service...they told us to order 2 of each plate we ordered for the table so everyone can try some (we had a party of 6)- it was the perfect amount of food.

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RichardH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Sadly, the experience at Proxi did not live up to expectations. Given social distancing, tables were understandably spread out but to optimize occupancy, the private dining room space has been utilized which is at the back of the restaurant. With only 2 small tables this space was soulless and we felt disconnected from the restaurant and service (it took 10 mins for a server to offer initial drinks etc). Whilst fully understanding current challenges, more effort could have been made to make us feel welcome and part of the "Proxi" experience.

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. Loved how everything was small so that er could try a lot of the dishes.

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toddy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Proxi and it was a very enjoyable meal. We were looking for different types of entrees than we normally have and Proxi delivered . Very distinct and different flavors in our meals , which is what we were hoping for. Great service as well the whole meal. Social distancing was not an issue as we felt fine eating inside.

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vipAlejandraC
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience With extraordinary service! I loved it.... the food is creative, New, refreshing!

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vipDancer
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is innovative and creative. They put things together that you wouldn't think of and then the dish is just perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented. The best cod with miso ever!

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Lorenzo
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance and in my opinion best value for the money in Chicago.

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vipLaurenP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been wanting to try out Proxi for months and it certainly lived up to expectations. The cocktails were great and the food was amazing. Love the ambience of the place and would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stopped by Proxi for date night - it was our first time there and we were blown away by the menu’s bold flavors. Very vegan friendly as well.

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Chris
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Would order every dish again and actually re-ordered the elote fritters during the meal because we enjoyed our first order so much

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vipPthree
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional helping us navigate the interesting menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great and got complementary champagne on the house for our anniversary. Music was fun and loud but good for a Friday night vibe. For sure coming back!!

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JyotiG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very enjoyable meal at Proxi- great food and reasonable pricing!
The cocktails were innovative and a must!!
Our server was very well informed too- the only glitch were the lamb chops- which were impossible to eat- as they were very very rare!

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RobertS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing small plate restaurant with a good variety of options.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I’ve been here for drinks before and finally got a chance to come back and eat. Everything was excellent. The service was spotty and he kept telling us the kitchen was closing and the bar was closing. We had not been there that long and I was 10 minutes early for our reservation. I hate the feeling if being pushed out having been there less than 1.5 hours.

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vipGinaA
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish, we had a wonderful experience! This was our first visit to Proxi and the service, ambiance and food were all on point. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation now. Cheers! 🥂

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GabrielR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent during Restaurant week.

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charlesw
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here for the first time at Restaurant Week in 2021. The selections were perhaps a little more limited than usual because of the Covid regulations, but we had no trouble in finding plenty we wanted to try. My daughter, whose birthday dinner it was, is a vegetarian, and one of the reasons we chose Proxi is they have a very strong vegetarian thrust. She was delighted, as were we. The food is inventive, fresh, and full of flavor. Our server was excellent. We will surely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly this dining experience brought a tear to my eye- I’ve only dined out max 5 times in the last year and I’m so glad I ended up at Proxi tonight.

The vibes are immaculate- the design is beautiful, the tables are super secluded, and at 8 PM they started playing rap which pleased us as a group, personally.

The management and servers pause a good distance away to allow to you mask up before they approach you- this is an incredible detail that really impressed me.

The food was just so incredible. The restaurant week menu had such great balance and variety it was hard but easy to make choices. I was lucky to go in a party of 3 so we shared everything. The fried chicken, tempura elote, and the Covina coconut curry were my highlights.

My lowlight was the sesame brownie! I’m not sure what happened there but the cracked pepper was off putting and the texture of the brownie was almost like a thick, barely moist cracker. I was not a fan.

However the coconut panna cotta with pandan coating was great. So light and refreshing yet satisfying.

I will come back to Proxi gladly. It was such an incredible experience that was flawless during COVID, so I can’t wait to see what it’s like after.

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BArlen
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was tasty. Service lacked a touch.

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vipAnishaS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & wonderful ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! A global menu with a huge variety of flavors that is sure to amaze every persons taste; this was the perfect spot for restaurant week. We took a little bit longer finishing our courses and still felt so at home in the space. Extremely excited to come back again!!

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vipliv2eat
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious! So many different and unique flavors and ingredients, e.g., tempura elote, kumquats on coconut panne cotta on top of blood orange.

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LeenaT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the restaurant week menu. Everything was well put together and delicious

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vipMonicaB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, definitely unique. I favored the small plates to the entrees. Server was extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely go back!

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Arv029
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant week dinner was exceptional! Very covid safe with amazing food and good drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the best meal since COVID. We came during restaurant week and everything was stellar from the elotes fritter, the fried chicken, pork belly. The cocktails dangerously good.
The food was familiar and yet innovative. So many influences from Mexican, Indian, Asian to Mediterranean. Everything was balanced, delicious and interesting. can't wait to go back!

Proxi
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for joining us for Restaurant Week. We appreciate your kind words and five-star review! We look forward to your next visit! Best, The Team at Proxi

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vipcarolf
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved dining at this interesting spot. Menu was excellent and creative. Will return.

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vipStef
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Wonderful food, horrible drinks. We came for restaurant week and booked a later time. We arrived and the kitchen was closing 15 minutes after our arrival and were asked to leave at the end of the night even though we ordered drinks. Frustrating to spend so much money and feel forced to leave

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Rish
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Not extra ordinary, not bad

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vipTaylorK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Restaurant Week in Chicago with friends. Really enjoyed their fixed menu (we tried all four apps between us and all had either the chicken or fish dish). Their drinks were absolutely phenomenal (Botanist pictured). Great vibes. Perfect place for a girls night out or a dinner date. Would definitely recommend!

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vipChris
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. We went for restaurant week and the flavors were delightful - interesting without being over-the-top. One of the best restaurants I've eaten at in Chicago. Ambiance, service, etc. were all top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was an excellent server. Very intuitive to our needs, great experience!

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AmitA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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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 4.7 stars by 1359 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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