Proxi

4.7
1387 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 1387 people are saying
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAK001
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

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ABD3
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best, every time.

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Crit
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We felt rushed

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Marshy1nj
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic gin and tonics. Amazing fusion dishes. Fantastic staff. Perfect spot for a foray back into restaurant dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vegetarian dishes were outstanding

We tried all of them and each of them was amazing

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vipSherylE
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service super slow. Took over 30 min to get first drink order. Food expensive for amount of food we got.

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vipFreddyPIII
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Our server was starting his first day and you couldn’t tell, he was fantastic helpful and knowledgeable. The food was amazing, please send me the green salad recipe;) the chicken and noodles was yummy just be prepared for lots of sauce! Thanks again for a wonderful evening!

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vipRRog
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall the food was very good. Wasn’t a fan of the tres leeches but otherwise loved the food. The drinks took forever and the glass was of wine was almost embarrassingly small. Would go back for the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday. Global inspired menu that was a very pleasant surprise for my partner and I. Great flavors and refined dishes

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NatZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my second time dining at Proxi, and I will say I loved it just as much as the first! The food is fresh and beautifully presented; the service is outstanding, and the cocktails are scrumptious. If you are in the Loop, and looking to take colleagues or clients, friends or family, I cannot recommend Proxi enough. Great vibe, and just east of the all-too-trendy Randolph Street Corridor and Fulton Market. It also have a very lovely outdoor seating area, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and they went out of their way to accommodate my diet restrictions. Would be helpful if gluten and dairy items were marked on the menu.

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NanW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decent portion sizes, nice presentation, good flavor. Overall our meal was wonderful.

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AndreaC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

This place serves small dishes which is fun because you get to try a lot of different things. Some dishes were total misses while others quite delicious. Hit or miss. Same with the drinks. Got a really good one but the second one tasted just like tonic. Unfortunately our server was bad. He was slightly rude and neglectful. The manager on the other hand was very attentive, provided great service and recommendations. The ambiance was good - busy place. Overall this place was a 3/5. Would possibly give it another try. The server on the Table next to us seemed great and given some of the dishes were very good, perhaps makes it worth another shot. Expect to have to get many dishes (~4/person) to feel satisfied after dinner.

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vipIndustryVet
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best share-plate cuisines in Chicago. Every dish was a pleasant surprise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Used to be one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Seems the quality has gone down a bit. The ambience was weird. Place used to be bustling but they seem to be running volume based COVID restrictions even though the restrictions have been lifted.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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Dpops
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pretty restaurant but the crab tempura was soggy, the black cod was cold and tough, and there was another meat dish with an odd flavor. We liked the salad and corn. Overall mediocre food at best. Wouldn’t go back

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vipNatalliaB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food is outstanding, ambience and seating comfort level wish more to be desired

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Kkowal
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was really good but we went Jan 2020 and I thought the food was much better. Wait staff was wonderful though. And very covid conscience. Felt very safe.

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MichaelM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavors jump out of every dish in such an awesome way. There are lots of things to try so definitely take a listen to the server's advice. I am very excited to get back!

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vipChicagoPacker
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Atmosphere and service are no doubt compromised by COVID, but it was still good. Highlight was the food. We had 5 savories and 2 desserts and each of them fell in the range of very good to outstanding.

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BridgetH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and vibe , we would definitely return !

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KimC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The cocktails are delicious - highly recommend the flavored G&T's - and the tempura elote was to DIE FOR. Ended up getting another round for dessert!

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vipTmonie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice service and consistently good food.

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vipMarcelaConti
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent option in Chicago !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good veggie options as well.

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vipRick
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous

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vipCHIfoodlover
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING was absolutely DELICIOUS at Proxi!! Such a unique menu filled with interesting twists on global cuisine! From the Muhammara (their version of a hummus type dish) to the Coal Roasted Paneer (incredible!) to the Khanom Krok (pancakes filled with shrimp, SO amazing!) to the Black Cod with black garlic misoyaki (truly outstanding!)...it was all FANTASTIC!! The cocktails were equally impressive, especially the Spanish-Style G & T's!! This is one of the best places we've eaten at in Chicago in a long time...HIGHLY recommend!! Will be going back again very soon!

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EmilyH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
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 on May 11, 2021
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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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 1387 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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