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Where to dine in the Loop


Posted  32 days ago  in  Trending, Eat & Drink, Restaurants and Dining, Loop List

5 MIN READ - Loop restaurants offer diners new and improved patios and rooftops and safe indoor dining rooms, all with strict safety measures in place. Many of these restaurants also offer takeout and delivery—learn more about these options in the Loop here.


Indoor and outdoor. Now serving lunch and dinner, Raised | An Urban Rooftop Bar looks forward to raising your spirits. Building on their commitment to clean, they've developed cleaning protocols throughout their guests' journey and every physical space in the bar. The safety of their guests and staff is their #1 priority. Reservations are required and can be made here.

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Raised at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel


Indoor. ROOF has been reimagined with a fresh new concept that is following all the socially distant guidelines. Twenty-seven stories above it all, ROOF is offering Neapolitan inspired pizzas made fresh in their hearth oven, along with classic cocktails and unparalleled city views. Reservations are highly encouraged due to limited capacity restrictions, and can be made here. Face coverings are required for all, and guests must be seated when eating, drinking, or ordering. Guests will have their temperature checked upon arrival. Any guest with a temperature over 100 degrees will not be allowed to dine. 

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Indoor. Boleo is back as of February 12! Boleo brings the dramatic flavors and sultry beats of South America to the Kimpton Gray's rooftop. Up here, the curated playlist never ends, and the savory aroma of Peruvian and Argentinian street food perfumes the air, while their massive retractable glass roof keeps the vibe warm no matter the season. Make reservations here.

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Indoor and outdoor. Italian Village offers outdoor dining through their new patio, providing a perfect escape for their Wine Wednesday special, and indoor dining following state and local regulations. Reservations are required and can be made here.

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Indoor. Enjoy a variety of classic Eastern European, Central Asian, and Russian dishes in the newly renovated dining room of Russian Tea Time. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-8  p.m.

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Indoor and outdoor. Emerald Loop is an American-Irish bar and grill in the Chicago Loop, featuring craft beer and cocktails, Irish and American food, and unique hospitality. They are open for limited indoor dining, as well as limited outdoor dining on their patio. Reservations are encouraged and can be made here.

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Emerald Loop Beer


Outdoor. Broken English combines Mexican street-style food with delicious cocktails and a charming atmosphere. Enjoy your meal on their Lake Street patio by making a reservation here.

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The Walnut Room

Indoor. One of Chicago's greatest traditions reopens March 3. Enjoy American classics like Ms. Hering's Chicken Pot Pie and a comfortable dining room filled with classic interiors. Reservations are required and dining experiences are limited to 90 minutes. 

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Indoor. Exchequer has been a staple in downtown Chicago since the 1960s. Rated 4 Stars by Roger Ebert, and rated #1 Deep Dish Pizza by the Chicago Tribune. Open Tuesday - Friday from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 3:00-9:00 p.m.

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Exchequer Restaurant Chicago Loop


Indoor and outdoor. A local Chicago classic, Weber Grill is dedicated to providing guests with the best in class dining experience using Weber Grills. The food and service are inspired by the backyard grilling legacy that is synonymous with the Weber name. Seating is available indoors and on their heated patio. Make reservations here.

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Indoor and outdoor. Formento's hopes to create a fun and relaxing environment for guests to enjoy dinner with them. Reservations are available for outdoor dining on their heated, tented patio. Reservations are also available for their private "snow globes" complete with your own personal heater, an ionizer for air purification, and a bluetooth connected speaker for your own music. Seating up to four people, dine with their a la carte menu. Snow globes require a minimum $200 food and beverage spend. Reservations are also available in one of their four private event spaces, with a limited number of tables available for parties of 2-6. All reservations can be made here.

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Indoor and outdoor. Experience farm-to-table dining in the heart of the Loop. Open for heated outdoor patio dining as well as limited indoor dining. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made here.

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Flight Club darts Chicago

Indoor. Grab a small group for a friendly game of darts as Flight Club Chicago reopens February 18. Social darts reservations are required and groups are limited to 4 people for 1 hour. Enjoy various food and drink packages with your experience.

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Gayle V's Best Ever Grilled Cheese

Indoor. The delicious grilled cheese have is open for limited dine in service in Block 37. To grab a bite, go down to the Pedway (level B1). Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Gayles Best Ever Grilled Cheese


Ocean Prime, an American seafood and steakhouse has reopened their dining room. Dinner reservations are required Tuesday-Sunday 4-9 p.m.

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The Marq

Indoor and outdoor. A Loop staple located in the historic Marquette Building, perfect for after-work dinner and drinks, The Marq reopens February 1. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available on their heated tent patio, as well as indoors in the spacious dining room. Reservations can be made here.

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Outdoor. Chicago's favorite breakfast café, Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe is open for an open-air, heated outdoor patio. Reservations are not accepted, but you can check wait times in advance here.

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Monk’s Pub

Indoor. Monk's Pub is an American tavern filled with European antiques serving pub-fare & over 200 beers from around the world. This beloved Loop spot reopens February 1 for indoor dining. 

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Indoor and outdoor. Fogo de Chao is serving their Brazilian steakhouse favorites in a large heated patio tent located across from the restaurant, and is open for limited indoor dining. Reservations are required and can be made here.

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Indoor and outdoor. Pacino's is where Sicily meets South Loop with great antipasti, small plates, fresh-made pasta, and an extensive wine/cocktail list. Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining, and make your reservations here

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Pacinos Chicago


Indoor and outdoor. Goddess and the Baker is a casual Chicago café chain with iconic and colorful baked goods. The bistro features breakfast and lunch, as well as delicious baked goods. Cafés at 33 S. Wabash and 44 E. Grand and a new location at 181 W. Madison are open for indoor and outdoor patio dining now.

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Indoor and outdoor. Roanoke is an upscale American tavern located in Residence Inn. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor patio dining, and reservations can be made here.

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Indoor and outdoor. The quintessential British pub experience in the middle of Chicago opens their patio for diners with traditional menu items like fish 'n chips and chicken pot pie. Indoor dining is available as well, with a maximum of 25 people, 4 people per table. All dining is limited to two hours, and reservations can be made here.

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Outdoor. Nando's is an international casual dining restaurant originating from South Africa, with a Mozambican/Portuguese theme. It is the home of the world-famous, all natural flamed grill Peri-Peri chicken, which is marinated for 24 hours before being basted and cooked in Nando's Peri-Peri sauce.Their South Loop restaurant, located in the Roosevelt Collection Shops features outdoor dining.

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Outdoor. Boho-chic Beatnik on the River is open for heated patio dining at their beautiful West Loop location situated on the Chicago River. The Bonhomme Hospitality Group restaurant has dinner and brunch menus available. Reservations can be made here.

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Indoor and outdoor. For the true Chicago steakhouse experience, you've got to go to Morton's. Now open for indoor and outdoor patio dining. 

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Morton's The Steakhouse


Indoor. This Italian café is open for reservations, Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 to 10 p.m.

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Indoor. Heritage Outpost has reopened its café at 30 E Adams with new cozy furnishings. Located in the lobby of FLATS The Alfred apartment building and just steps from the Adams/Wabash CTA, a limited number of indoor diners will be welcomed beginning early February. Current drink specials include the Peanut Butter Cup Latte with house made peanut butter and chocolate infused latte to tantalize the tastebuds. As for tea, the ‘Big Hug’ is a house blend of Licorice Root, Sweet Basil, Peppermint, and Fennel seed (with some proprietary secrets), with soothing, full body flavor. Feels like a full body hug.

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