Starting this Friday, The Loyalist in West Loop is reopening their dining room for the first time since the last round of indoor dining closures. Yes, that means beginning April 9th, you’ll be able to enjoy the basement vibes, an ice cold High Life, and the world-famous Dirty Burg Loyalist cheeseburger all while sitting inside at this restaurant in the West Loop.
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Here are the details: guests can indulge in The Loyalist’s a la carte menu Thursdays through Sundays and reservations can be made now for parties of 2 to 4, available via Tock. Inspired by Paris brasseries, the menu at this restaurant in the West Loop is casual French and looks to see just how light and satisfying that beloved fare can be. It is the kind of honest, pleasure-inducing food that Chef Shields has looked to offer since opening. The Loyalist’s famous cheeseburgers are still available: including The Loyalist Original (aka. “The Dirty Burg”) and The Loyalist Classic.
Also, in true summertime Chicago fashion, The Loyalist will also be opening a season sidewalk patio on Ada street in Chicago as soon as the weather warms up for good. The Loyalist sits at 177 N Ada St #001 below two-Michelin-starred restaurants, Smyth. Chef John Shields opened the two as a juxtaposition between menus and experiences. Smyth reopened for indoor business in March with a special tasting menu experience. Additionally, Smyth’s experience will also be available on the patio as soon as the weather allows.
The Loyalist in the West Loop follows suit as more and more of Chicago’s prominent restaurants reopen as the city turns corners in the fight against COVID-19. According to Gov. Pritzker, all people over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the vaccine in the hopes to get every Illinoisan vaccinated before the summer.