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The Absolute Best West Loop Restaurants in Chicago

Girl & The Goat
Aba
Au Cheval
Avec Restaurant
Lyra
The Publican
Girl & The Goat
Aba
Au Cheval
Avec Restaurant
Lyra
The Publican

West Loop definitely has some of the best restaurants in Chicago! You will find creative and innovative menus and even celebrity chefs in this neighborhood and nightlife and dining hot spot. The West Loop food scene has tremendously grown over the years. The endless range of world-class restaurants has made the location an impressive culinary destination. You can dine in countless hidden gems throughout the area. We have rounded up some of the must-try West Loop Restaurants in Chicago for you to check out on your next visit.


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Girl & The Goat

809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
(312) 492-6262

Girl & The Goat has only two locations–one in Chicago and another in Los Angeles. The restaurant opened in 2010, and it has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. Their wines, cocktails, seasonal flavors, and locally sourced beers are ever-changing. They also have a catering group that will deliver globally-inspired cuisines to your next event. They take reservations and walk-ins, but it’s best to reserve a table since the place is always packed. Try the wood-fire sprouted Caulilini, goat liver mousse, or chili crunch chicken when you get the chance. 

 


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Aba

302 N Green St 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
(773) 645-1400

If you are in Austin, Miami, or West Loop in Chicago, you have probably heard about Aba restaurant. It’s an established restaurant that incorporates a lighter cooking style with a lot of influences from the Mediterranean. They also showcase fine spirits and wines to accompany your meals. They have nailed the ambiance and décor, as well. It’s excellent for date nights, but it’s also suitable for a night out with friends. Their signature dishes include chargrilled lamb chops, skirt steak shawarma, and crispy short rib hummus. 

 


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Au Cheval

800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
(312) 929-4580

Au Cheval offers a cozy, intimate area with flavorful drink and food menus. They are passionate about eggs; the egg-focused dishes on the menu get a lot of praise, though there are other things on the menu like roasted bone marrow, chopped chicken liver, and sandwiches that are also great options. Their beer list includes international and local selections. Their cocktails are created from scratch and pair well with many of their menu items. The diner-style restaurant and bar has black leather booths and dark wood paneling that completes the intimate and cozy atmosphere.

 


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Avec Restaurant

615 Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661, United States
(312) 377-2002

Avec restaurant has been a staple in Chicago for over 17 years. It used to be a wine bar, so wine is still at the core of everything they serve. Their menu offers ingredients from valued local providers. They offer excellent dinner and brunch services every day. Make sure to try out their cheeseburger which is always worth the time and money. We also recommend trying the cream puffs for dessert!

 


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Lyra

905 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
(312) 660-7722

Lyra is an indoor-meets-outdoor dining space. Their menu has heavy Greek influences, and it uses locally sourced ingredients. Their wood and charcoal-burning grills create impeccable smoky flavors. The open fire dishes are beautiful visual creations that will make you want to dig in and finish the whole plate. They also have included plenty of vegetarian options on the menu so you don’t have to worry about the “vegan veto” here. Their dishes range from a lighter Mediterranean fare to more hearty, traditional comfort foods. The large open kitchen is the heart of the restaurant. Don’t leave before trying the Greek-roasted crispy chicken or any fresh seafood available. The drinks are include beer, wine, and an extensive collection of cocktails. You simply can’t go wrong with Lyra! 

 


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The Publican

837 Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
(312) 733 9555

The Publican is where you go for totally bomb pork, fresh oysters, and ice cold beer. They serve hand-selected, sustainably-raised fish and other seafood. Their seafood stew, Belgian-style mussels, and homemade terrines define their menu. Other favorites are farm chicken and country ribs. If you are not a big fan of the meats, try out their pickled or fresh vegetables. The nicely decorated restaurant usually opens at 10 am on weekends for brunch. They open at 4 pm or 5 pm on weekdays, and they accept reservations. If you want to sample a few dishes, explore their happy hour menu.