14 Best Restaurants in Chicago West Loop, Ranked

The Chicago dining scene has changed drastically in the past decade. Each neighborhood has developed a distinctive culture, and the West Loop is no exception. From Michelin-starred restaurants to classics, the West Loop has some truly delicious options to pick from. Regardless of whether you decide to dine in or out, here are our top 15 restaurants in the West Loop of Chicago, ranked.

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14. The Publican

837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 | Google Rating: 4.5

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The menu at this West Loop restaurant focuses on seafood and pork and features dishes like oysters, spicy pork rinds, and bouchot mussels.

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13. Mad Social

1140 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Google Rating: 4.5

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Mad Social — a New American eatery — has global-influenced dishes on its menu, including a chicken and churro waffle, tuna poke tacos, and lentil cashew hummus.

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12. Leña Brava

900 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Google Rating: 4.5

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This Baja-style seafood restaurant in the West Loop of Chicago has a wide variety of mezcal and wine to accompany your meal.

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11. Elske

1350 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Google Rating: 4.6

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With Danish influences, this New American restaurant — which was awarded a Michelin star for the third year in a row — offers an a la carte and a tasting menu with set dishes like grilled hamachi or fried soft shell crab.

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10. Proxi

565 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 | Google Rating: 4.6

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Proxi focuses on small plates, making it the perfect place to meet friends over a few delicious cocktails.

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9. Duck Duck Goat

857 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 | Google Rating: 4.6

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If you are are looking for the best Chinese restaurants in the West Loop of Chicago, Duck Duck Goat should be your go-to spot. You can either pick from set menu options or go a la carte. Some options include bone marrow potstickers, beef short rib, and goat slap noodles.

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8. Swift & Sons

1000 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 | Google Rating: 4.6

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For a delicious steak, stop by Swift & Sons. Also on the menu is raw and cured seafood, shellfish, and non-steak entrees like salmon or a Nashville hot chicken sandwich.

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7. avec Restaurant

615 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 | Google Rating: 4.6

avec Restaurant serves up Mediterranean food like paella, tabbouleh, and oysters on shared plates.

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6. Momotaro

820 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Google Rating: 4.6

Known for sushi and robata, Momotaro also has delicious cocktails like Bamboo, a sherry and dry vermouth drink.

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5. Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio

1020 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Google Rating: 4.7

For Italian food like fresh pasta or chicken, stop by Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio in the West Loop.

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4. Bellemore

564 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 | Google Rating: 4.7

Bellemore features a seasonal menu, so there is always something new to try at this New American restaurant.

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3. Girl & The Goat

809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Google Rating: 4.7

A Chicago West Loop staple, Girl & The Goat is a restaurant that serves up food like wood-grilled broccoli, chickpea fritters, brioche pull-apart rolls, and salmon poke.

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2. Green Street Smoked Meats

112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Google Rating: 4.7

As you might have guessed from the name, Green Street Smoked Meats focuses on meats, and some of their most popular items are brisket, pork ribs, and elote style corn.

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1. Oriole

661 W Walnut St, Chicago, IL 60661 | Google Rating: 4.9

With a near-perfect rating on Google and two Michelin stars, Oriole is one of the hottest spots in Chicago. The New American tasting menu changes to keep things fresh. 

 

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