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Gyu-Kaku - Chicago - Randolph St.Gyu-Kaku - Chicago - Randolph St.
409 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Always love coming here! Usually pretty booked on weekends so we try to make a reservation in advance. More

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Trattoria No. 10Trattoria No. 10
5775 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Excellent lobster & butternut squash ravioli! Also liked half priced wine. Nice girls night out or before theatre place. Excellent service. Dessert (budino) was a bit strange!) More

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III Forks - ChicagoIII Forks - Chicago
1816 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Ambiance at a very affordable price. This was the perfect place for a birthday date, the food was A-MAE-ZING! Conveniently located near lake shore drive so the commute was a breeze. Service was A1 as well. My server Vinny was pretty cool and knowledgeable about the entire menu. Just go there, stop what you're doing and book your reservation, now! Sincerely, A satisfied customer. More

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Remington'sRemington's
1200 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great service, nice atmosphere, variety of food options - all around quality choice. More

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Catch 35 - ChicagoCatch 35 - Chicago
7110 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The food was great, the recommendations from the server was perfect, the service was very nicest More

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AcantoAcanto
1580 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Attentive service, fabulous food and a great recommendation on a yummy cocktail! More

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ALTHEAALTHEA
37 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Second time there since they opened. Now that they have a liquor license I couldn't ask for anything more! More

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The GageThe Gage
7594 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

I had the sea bass special was very tasty but at a high price of $38.00 with a couple Brussels sprouts instead of potatoes . The waiter allowed us to take our time and visit and catch up with friends. Nice spot if you are not on a budget. More

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The DearbornThe Dearborn
1995 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Had a lovely birthday lunch at The Dearborn. Amazing wine, amazing food. Lovely service. They even gave me a card for my birthday and a small treat to celebrate. Had an amazing time. More

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Rosebud PrimeRosebud Prime
2383 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Amazing time, great food, great service. 10/10 would recommend again More

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The GrillroomThe Grillroom
2241 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

My first time at The Grillroom. Ambiance is terrific, staff is friendly, and the food was excellent. The only drawback for my party was the waiter was somewhat unattentive. I will definitely try it again and try a different waiter. More

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SteadfastSteadfast
508 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Service is always exceptional. Try to make it in before 6 o’ clock for the Happy Hour. More

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Petterino'sPetterino's
8373 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We enjoyed our dinner very much! Great service and food and ambiance!!! More

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South BranchSouth Branch
776 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

I really enjoyed my lunch at the restaurant. I highly recommend the steak salad with chipotle dressing. More

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The FlorentineThe Florentine
823 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The service was excellent. The meals were great. We often take guests here. The bartender makes wonderful drinks. More

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312 Chicago312 Chicago
4306 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

PRE-theatre visit before Hamilton. Food was good but a few service hiccups. More

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The MarqThe Marq
357 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Always a good spot for a work lunch. More

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Texas de Brazil - ChicagoTexas de Brazil - Chicago
887 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Excellent food and outstanding service! Wonderful, quiet atmosphere. More

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EverestEverest
2022 reviews
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French | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

A great fine dining restaurant. Wonderful food and service. Great view of city; ask for a window table. Excellent wine list. More

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AraOnAraOn
548 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great food. Attentive service. Can’t wait to return More

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The Palm ChicagoThe Palm Chicago
1604 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We chose the Palm for a weekday lunch. Seated promptly, server attentive and professional. She made excellent suggestions. The buss staff was right there to assist and clear with out being intrusive. Food was delicious, beautifully presented and plentiful . A very nice experience. Strongly suggested for upscale pleasant lunchtime meal. More

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Midland Social ClubMidland Social Club
29 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Midland Social Club has suitable spacing of tables and high backed chairs to make a business meal sufficiently private. The food is interesting and tasty, the service is helpful but not hovering. I'll go back for more meals in the coming year. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Chicago - Wacker PlaceMorton's The Steakhouse - Chicago - Wacker Place
2307 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

It is an amazing night. The food was delicious. The wine selection was amazing. our waiter - Winston was the best. it was perfect. More

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Russian Tea TimeRussian Tea Time
343 reviews
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Russian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Best black tea on that zip code area. More

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Fisk & Co.Fisk & Co.
186 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The food was amazing and our waiter Travis was exceptional! We will definitely be returning. More

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BoleoBoleo
203 reviews
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Peruvian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Marvelous experience More

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676 Restaurant and Bar676 Restaurant and Bar
675 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Everyone was great and helpful More

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VivereVivere
1680 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Excellent and authentic Italian cuisine. Haven't had such good Italian food since we were in Sicily last year! More

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Broken English Taco Pub - Lake StreetBroken English Taco Pub - Lake Street
239 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The tacos were really great and they have a good deal of 6 for $20 and 12 for $38. We tried the carnitas, pork belly al pastor, and camarones. It’s my typical order at any taco place and I was not disappointed here. The camarones were my favorite! I also tried the burrito and was less impressed. But overall great experience. More

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LH on 21LH on 21
73 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

This place was absolutely amazing. Great cocktails and service. Had a great time celebrating a special occasion. More

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Terzo PianoTerzo Piano
3534 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

I am vegetarian and ordered the mushroom entree which was delicious! The Pinot Noir was also very good and we had a lovely afternoon. More

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One North Kitchen & BarOne North Kitchen & Bar
1111 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Always a good choice. One of the best burgers available. Brussel sprouts are fabulous. They understand getting guests in and out before a show. More

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Townhouse ChicagoTownhouse Chicago
530 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The food was excellent! More

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Stock & Ledger Kitchen & SpiritsStock & Ledger Kitchen & Spirits
192 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was delicious and well balanced with all its flavors. Great place to grab a quiet date night dinner. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - ChicagoFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Chicago
2208 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Had yet another excellent experience at Fogo! Love coming here. The food, team & ambiance is perfect! The market table alone is fantastic. More

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P.F. Chang's - ChicagoP.F. Chang's - Chicago
25 reviews
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Asian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Enjoyed the meal, the service was good, and we all had a great time. More

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La Cantina Italian ChophouseLa Cantina Italian Chophouse
1457 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great restaurant if you're attending the theater afterward....dinner was served in a timely manner by friendly waitstaff and being able to valet the car until after the show was wonderful. More

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Lloyd'sLloyd's
1940 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Always a good place to meet colleagues for a quick lunch in the loop during the work week. More

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Sweetwater Tavern and GrilleSweetwater Tavern and Grille
564 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Our waitress was very attentive, service was great and food was amazing. We had a wonderful experience. More

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AtwoodAtwood
4350 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Overall, my friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the array of selection for dinner. From appetizers to desserts, we were quite satisfied! The carrot Ginger soup.was so tasty!! More

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The Lobby Lounge-JW Marriott ChicagoThe Lobby Lounge-JW Marriott Chicago
14 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We were doing Open House Chicago and needed a rest and sustenance, the drinks and food were wonderful and the chairs perfect for our tired feet. Our server was very sweet and accommodating. He even told us some of the hotels history. More

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The Berghoff RestaurantThe Berghoff Restaurant
900 reviews
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German | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Excellent German food. Potato cakes were very good. Pot roast was outstanding. Excellent service. More

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Vol. 39Vol. 39
7 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Had drinks before dinner on NYE. Drinks were great! More

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Taureaux Tavern, Bar and BrasserieTaureaux Tavern, Bar and Brasserie
34 reviews
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French | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Dinner was fantastic and amazing. Chef Sheerin truly makes the best food in the city. I would recommend Taureax Tavern to anyone who is looking for an amazing evening and great food. The seafood tower and the steak were great. More

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Flat Top Grill - The LoopFlat Top Grill - The Loop
120 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

This place was nice, clean , and quiet. Staff was friendly & attentive More

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Columbus TapColumbus Tap
104 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Good gastropub option in the heart of bad convention-hotel-food land. More

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Cochon Volant BrasserieCochon Volant Brasserie
1180 reviews
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French | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Have been to Cochon Volant and experience has always been very solid and consistent. Service is attentive but not overbearing. Like the bistro ambiance which is different then most "me too" options in the loop. I've got celiac and no GF menu, but they do have GF bread and server was informative of what menu options they could make to existing menu. More

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Miss Ricky'sMiss Ricky's
299 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

They changed the menu. I wend specifically for some chilaquiles. :( More

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Benihana - ChicagoBenihana - Chicago
568 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Food and service was great! The chef was very energetic and kept everyone involved. More

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Park Grill ChicagoPark Grill Chicago
3197 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Good food. Good service. Friendly waiters. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.)
2877 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Perks of this restaurant: nice location, decent happy hour prices, friendly service. Cons: so-so quality with the food. One half of our medium rare steak was well done. The shrimp cocktail was dry. Standout dish was the sea bass! Don't leave without it. More

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Emerald Loop Bar and GrillEmerald Loop Bar and Grill
859 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great food and a fun atmosphere. Very convenient location in the loop. More

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Elephant & Castle - Chicago Adams St.Elephant & Castle - Chicago Adams St.
87 reviews
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British | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Good food, great beers but very noisy... More

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Commons ClubCommons Club
35 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The food and service was excellent. Great wine choices. It was pretty quiet - but it was Christmas day; the last time I was there it was hopping. More

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Sayat NovaSayat Nova
437 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The service is excellent and attentive. I really like the variety of Armenian options. Is one of my favorites in town. More

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State and Lake Chicago TavernState and Lake Chicago Tavern
1196 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great food and great location. If your in the city you must stop in for a bite. More

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City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
101 reviews
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We had so much fun in the dome! The service was great and the food was delicious. More

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Filini Restaurant and Bar-Radisson Blu Aqua HotelFilini Restaurant and Bar-Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
490 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Absolutely loved our server. He was so nice and attentive. Would go back just to sit in his area again. More

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Free ReinFree Rein
123 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The food is amazing. The poached eggs are perfect and the pastry chef is to be commended. I held a business meeting over breakfast. We lingered and worked a bit past our meal. Our waitress was attentive and made sure we had plenty of hot coffee and water. I can’t walk by this place without stopping in for coffee and a cinnamon knot. What a gem! More

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Stetsons Modern Steak + SushiStetsons Modern Steak + Sushi
776 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great dinner with fabulously festive champagne cocktails to ring in the new year! More

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tesoritesori
1867 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great venue for lunch in the Loop. I had a Tuscan Chopped Salad which I enjoyed immensely and my guest had the burger which he said was very good. More

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ROOF on theWitROOF on theWit
132 reviews
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Spanish | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Awesome place to sit down and have a drink. Our server Christine was super friendly, happy, and had great recommendations! More

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Vinny's Pizza BarVinny's Pizza Bar
6 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Loved the food and the service. Try the bbq chicken bacon pizza - it’s very good! More

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Mid America ClubMid America Club
120 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The Mid America Club is sure worthy of an encore on my Chicago trip! I'm always pleased with the quality of food and service here. Stunning view up there to boot. I will be back. 😇 More

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Rainforest Cafe - Chicago DowntownRainforest Cafe - Chicago Downtown
192 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Good time with grandson More

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The Walnut Room - ChicagoThe Walnut Room - Chicago
1892 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

So happy that IF you ask.. they bring bread! Makes the meal complete More

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TraditionTradition
95 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great pre/post theater place! Good food and service More

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LondonHouse Tea ServiceLondonHouse Tea Service
35 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Loved the ambience and the service. I go often. My first tea service was just ok. I am pescatarian so my options were so very limited in what I received included in tea service. My friend who eats everything received small bites that included salmon topped prosciutto, I asked why I couldn’t have the same without the prosciutto and I was simply told that it doesn’t come that way. So for the most part my selection was all vegetarian minus one item that was a fish piece. Maybe if I had more of those and less of the veggie options I would’ve been more satisfied especially since tea for one is $50. We both were not thrilled to receive Christmas tree and gingerbread house pasteries in the first week of the new year, we joked and thought maybe they were just left overs from the Christmas holiday. Overall, i love London House and I wil continue to go back just maybe not for tea ;) More

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Staytion Market & BarStaytion Market & Bar
489 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Food was good. Loved the grilled octopus and the turkey meatballs. Would go back. More

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Mr. Brown's LoungeMr. Brown's Lounge
55 reviews
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Jamaican | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Very dope spot for a date laid back and great food More

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Lockwood Restaurant and BarLockwood Restaurant and Bar
1394 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Food and atmosphere were great, the staff was pleasent. My only negative comment would be it took a very long time for our food nearly 45 minutes and when it was time to pay it took very long as well. Possibly caught the waiter during a break but either way from end of desert to pay the check was nearly 25 minutes makin our dining time close to two hours which for me is a bit long. They were not busy I saw only 4 tables occupied. More

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PuebloPueblo
48 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Authentic food ~ well done ~ average service More

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SkyDeck DiningSkyDeck Dining
3 reviews
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Pizzeria | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

First time at the sky deck and it couldn’t have been better!! Night time and private viewing with pizza! Wow! What a great experience. More

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Cyrano's Cafe & Wine Bar on the River WalkCyrano's Cafe & Wine Bar on the River Walk
4 reviews
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French / American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The food was very good and the location can't be beat on a warm summer night. The tables are right on the riverfront and we watched kayakers and boats float past as we dined. And joggers, bikers, and walkers streamed past on the riverwalk pathway, making this a terrific people-watching site as well. More

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Lime LeafLime Leaf
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Thai | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Lime Leaf Thai Fusion and Drinks represents a new food and beverage concept. Lime leaves have been used as a main ingredient for Thai foods over centuries. From a spicy and sour Tom Yum to a creamy Panang curry to a savory Tod Mun, the lime leaf represents herbal flavor. The green color of lime leaves also represent the "freshness". This is the reason we chose "Lime Leaf" as our business name.

Our mission is to bring that flavor to Chicago. The exotic ingredients in our food and the fanciful presentation of our drinks will combine with a local dedication to quality and customer service to create a new restaurant that will be a hub for the community.



-The Lime Leaf TeamMore

Raised at Renaissance Chicago DowntownRaised at Renaissance Chicago Downtown
Reviews coming soon
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

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Sunny's Bar & Grill-Holiday Inn Chicago-DowntownSunny's Bar & Grill-Holiday Inn Chicago-Downtown
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Welcome to Sunny's Bar & Grill!
Sunny's is located in the Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Chicago. We offer a breakfast buffet seven days a week; as well as classic items that make you feel right at home! Our lunch and dinner menu was created by our culinary team to cater to your needs.More

White Castle - Chicago - 7550 N Harlem AveWhite Castle - Chicago - 7550 N Harlem Ave
3 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The Valentines experience was fantastic. Excellent and fun service. More

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Downtown / Loop Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown / Loop's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Gyu-Kaku - Chicago - Randolph St.Gyu-Kaku - Chicago - Randolph St.
409 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Always love coming here! Usually pretty booked on weekends so we try to make a reservation in advance. More

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Trattoria No. 10Trattoria No. 10
5775 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Excellent lobster & butternut squash ravioli! Also liked half priced wine. Nice girls night out or before theatre place. Excellent service. Dessert (budino) was a bit strange!) More

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AcantoAcanto
1580 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Attentive service, fabulous food and a great recommendation on a yummy cocktail! More

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Catch 35 - ChicagoCatch 35 - Chicago
7110 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

The food was great, the recommendations from the server was perfect, the service was very nicest More

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Remington'sRemington's
1200 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Great service, nice atmosphere, variety of food options - all around quality choice. More

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ALTHEAALTHEA
37 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Second time there since they opened. Now that they have a liquor license I couldn't ask for anything more! More

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III Forks - ChicagoIII Forks - Chicago
1816 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Ambiance at a very affordable price. This was the perfect place for a birthday date, the food was A-MAE-ZING! Conveniently located near lake shore drive so the commute was a breeze. Service was A1 as well. My server Vinny was pretty cool and knowledgeable about the entire menu. Just go there, stop what you're doing and book your reservation, now! Sincerely, A satisfied customer. More

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Petterino'sPetterino's
8373 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

We enjoyed our dinner very much! Great service and food and ambiance!!! More

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Rosebud PrimeRosebud Prime
2383 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Amazing time, great food, great service. 10/10 would recommend again More

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The DearbornThe Dearborn
1995 reviews
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American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago

Had a lovely birthday lunch at The Dearborn. Amazing wine, amazing food. Lovely service. They even gave me a card for my birthday and a small treat to celebrate. Had an amazing time. More

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