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Where to dine in the Loop


Posted  45 days ago  in  Trending, Eat & Drink, Restaurants and Dining, Loop List

5 MIN READ - Loop restaurants are offering diners new and improved patios, as well as properly socially distant dining experiences indoors. And for those not ready to venture out yet, we also have a list of restaurants with takeout and delivery options!

Indoor/Outdoor Dining

Broken English Taco Pub

Broken English combines Mexican street-style food with delicious cocktails and a charming atmosphere. Enjoy your meal on their Lake Street patio or dining room, Tuesday-Thursday from noon-8 p.m.m, Friday-Saturday from noon-10 p.m., and Sunday from noon-7 p.m. Delivery and carryout is also available.

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Raised | An Urban Rooftop Bar

Now serving breakfast, 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 strongly recommended and can be made here. Raised is able to accommodate up to six guests per party with confirmed reservations. Seating will be limited to 90 minutes for parties up to two and two hours for parties three or more. Face coverings must be worn at all times, except when seated and eating or drinking. And all patrons must be seated while eating and drinking.

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Raised at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

ROOF on theWit

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. ROOF is open 4-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are highly encouraged due to limited capacity restrictions, and can be made hereFace 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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Italian Village

The Italian Village dining room and bar at The Village is reopened to bring the spirit of Italy. Reservations are required with a maximum dining time of two hours. Italian Village Restaurants are also available through delivery and pick-up. Italian Village's new outdoor patio provides a perfect escape for their Wine Wednesday special. Guests can enjoy a home cooked Italian meal for parties of all sizes by calling the restaurant at 312-332-7005 or by ordering through Doordash, Caviar, and Postmates. Dining rooms for Vivere and La Cantina are currently closed, but are available for private dining options. 

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Emerald Loop Bar & Grill

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. Their dining room and patio are open Monday-Friday from noon to 11 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Carry-out and delivery is available daily from noon-9 a.m. Important: booze is available for carry-out!

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Exchequer Restaurant & Pub

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 for carryout, delivery, minimal dine-in, and outside seating.

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Exchequer Restaurant Chicago Loop


This Italian café has opened their dining room and patio, as well as open for delivery, curbside pick-up, and carryout. Open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from noon to 10 p.m., reservations are required for dining in.

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Taureaux Tavern

Taureaux Tavern is an elevated yet inviting French-inspired restaurant and bar in the heart of Chicago's Loop neighborhood. The restaurant offers their lunch and dinner menu for delivery via Grubhub and their lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus for curbside pick-up by calling 312-624-8778 or free delivery within a 4-mile radius of the restaurant. The dining room and outdoor dining is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Land & Lake Kitchen

Grab some Midwestern grub from this American eatery for indoor and outdoor dining, delivery and pickup. They’ll be offering happy hour daily from 4-7 p.m. and will offer their mimosa brunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They are offering a neighborhood discount of 15% off the check (cannot be combined with any other offers). They’ve been so happy to see some familiar faces after reopening, and they’re excited to see and meet more of their neighbors. Additionally, they are enforcing social distancing, following proper sanitizing and safety procedures, and masks are required for all customers and staff. Reservations are currently not accepted, and they’re operating on a first come, first served basis for both indoor and outdoor dining.

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Named for a move from Argentine tango, Boleo brings the dramatic flavors and sultry beats of South America to the best rooftop in the Loop for Chicagoans to enjoy year-round. Boleo encourages reservations Wednesday-Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Takeout is also available, located on 15th floor of Kimpton Gray Hotel. Enjoy happy hour Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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Boleo Roof


Where Sicily meets South Loop with great antipasti, small plates, fresh-made pasta, and an extensive wine/cocktail list. Pacino's has outdoor dining available 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 

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Goddess and the Baker

Goddess and the Baker is casual Chicago café chain with iconic and colorful baked goods. The bistro features breakfast and lunch, as well as delicious baked goods. Sidewalk cafés at 33 S. Wabash and 44 E. Grand and a new location at 181 W. Madison with a beautiful patio are open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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City Winery at Chicago Riverwalk

Enjoy safe, al fresco dining and drinks along the Chicago River. With lots of space between tables, guests can enjoy the Riverwalk and live music. Reservations are required. River domes return October 1, so book now through Resy. The Riverwalk will be closed beginning October 31.

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City Winterys Riverwalk River Domes Photo by Dan Conroe

The Halal Guys

Pioneers of American Halal food, The Halal Guys menu features sandwiches, sides and deserts that you can enjoy in their outside seating. 

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Roanoke is an upscale American tavern located in Residence Inn. The restaurant is open for patio dining from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Carryout from Roanoke To-Go, curbside and delivery are also available with Family Dinner Package that make dinner easy. 

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The Marq

The Marq is a classic restaurant with American fare housed in the historic Marquette Building. They are open for indoor dining, patio service, carryout and contactless delivery from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday-Friday. On Tuesdays, enjoy $1 tacos and $8 margaritas. 

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Remington’s is a classic American grill in Chicago that serves up warm hospitality, unparalleled service, and, of course, amazing meals. Their outdoor dining is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with reservations encouraged and takeout available. 

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Elephant and Castle

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. Patio and dining room are open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

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The Patio at Café Brauer

The Patio is located within Lincoln Park Zoo with unparalleled views of Chicago's skyline and the zoo grounds. The restaurant features brunch on the weekends, beginning at 9 a.m. and is open Wednesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Francois Frankie

Francois Frankie is an American Brasserie that features Chicago's first rotating carousel bar. The restaurant features a Rotating Family Meal and brunch specials available for pickup between 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Monday-Saturday, as well as free delivery within a 4-mile radius. Their dining room and sidewalk cafe are open Monday-Friday starting at 11 a.m.

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Nando's PERi-PERi

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 and the 117 E. Lake location is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with takeout and delivery available.

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The Dearborn

The Dearborn, located in the heart of the Loop, is open for dine-in service, with a new outdoor dining section on Randolph. The restaurant owned by sisters Amy and Clodagh Lawless will be reservation only through OpenTable, as well as takeout and delivery. The Dearborn is introducing a few new dishes, meal kits and retail (signature sauces and Dearborn favorites). 

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Beatnik on the River

Boho-chic Beatnik on the River, reopened with patio dining at their beautiful West Loop location situated on the Chicago River. Beatnik on the River is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Bonhomme Hospitality Group restaurant has dinner and brunch menus available. 

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Corner Bakery

Corner Bakery is open for patio dining at several Loop locations, including Michigan and Wacker and Goodman Theatre.  Catering, curbside pick-up and delivery at open locations is also available. All information relating to closures and operating hours for locations that are open are indicated on their website. Corner Bakery is also now offering free delivery with a $50 catering purchase.

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Known for delicious chicken, tasty desserts, and genuine hospitality, Chick-fil-A is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The dining room is open and outdoor dining is available at The Gateway.

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Weber Grill

A local Chicago classic known for their grilling legacy has reopened their dining room with a socially distant 50% capacity. Weber Grill will have many of your favorites and you can also order delivery and curb-side pick-up. Their delivery partner DoorDash will be live to accept your orders. If you want to stay home and enjoy, Weber Grill offers Grill-Out Packs to toss on the grill before it gets too cold!

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Fogo de Chao

Enjoy the taste of Southern Brazil on their socially distant dining room or in the comfort of your own home, delivered right to you or available for curbside pick-up. Reservations are required for dining in and Fogo de Chao has implemented a 12-step Safety Promise Plan to improve health and safety.

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Russian Tea Time

Celebrate the Russian Tea Time's newly renovated dining room with new Loop Deals. Enjoy Afternoon Tea Service daily from 1-6 p.m., or taste a variety of classic Eastern European, Central Asian and Russian dishes. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Morton’s The Steakhouse

You can now experience a delicious cooked meal from Morton’s The Steakhouse on their patio or dining room. Or, go all out and purchase a steak kit to pick up, grill, heat, and enjoy at home. Steak kits include cryo-vac sealed steaks with Morton’s signature seasoning and house-made Au Jus, ready to bake side dishes, fresh Chef’s House Salad with your choice of dressing, and a homemade dessert. And go a step further with Morton's "Butcher Block" To-Go, featuring prime meats, seafood, and produce. 

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Morton's The Steakhouse

Wildberry Pancakes and Café

Chicago's favorite breakfast café is open for social distanced dining, so brunch is back on with revised hours of operation from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

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Free Rein at St. Jane Hotel

Free Rein is a contemporary American brasserie in the St. Jane Hotel, helmed by Filipino American Chef Kristine Subido, serving signatures such as Turkey Club sandwiches, the Free Rein Burger, and Chicken Katsu. Delivery is available via GrubHub and Postmates. The restaurant is open by reservation only. Call 312-334-6700 to place your order.

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Seven on State at Macy’s

Macy's shoppers and downtown visitors are now welcome at the reimagined experience created with safety in mind. Customers can expect a wide assortment of options—from the Walnut Room’s iconic Mrs. Hering’s chicken pot pie to burgers from award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson, must-have tacos and Chicago classics—at one convenient point of order. The flagship’s main dining hall on its seventh floor will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. As always, customers can save time and skip the line by ordering online through GrubHub.

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Macy's on State Street

Max's Take Out

The oldest hot dog stand in The Loop, Max's Take Out is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists! Serving Chicago style Hot Dogs and Italian Beefs, and other popular All-American food with limited indoor seating. 

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Formento's offers dine-in, delivery, and pick-up for seasonal Italian cuisine. With a varied menu of starters, pastas, fish and meats for Formento's To-Go, and of course their famous chocolate cake for dessert! Formento's also sells select wines and beer for delivery. Open Monday-Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Monk's Pub

Monk's Pub is a long-standing tavern filled with European antiques serving pub-fare & over 200 beers from around the world. Open for dine-in service, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The iconic pub offers bottled wine and boozy adult popsicles to-go! 

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Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique

This beloved woman-owned small business is offering free delivery in the Loop, and gift cards are also available. Learn more.

A Dozen of Cupcakes from Sugar Bliss


Catalog is a curated dining, entertainment, and community experience located at the base of Willis Tower. The Catalog name is a historical nod to Willis Tower’s original developer and owner, Sears Roebuck, and its popular printed catalog, which was a retail disrupter of its age. New restaurants now open in Catalog include: Rick Bayless’ Tortazo, Do-Rite Donuts and Chicken, Shake Shack, Sweetgreen, Market Creations, and Starbucks, with more restaurants coming soon.

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Catalog at Willis Tower

Flight Club

Play a round of darts (with drinks of course!) with your friends while still following safety guidelines. Groups of no more than 6 can book reservations for a one-hour game. The full food and beverage menu is available through a pre-order form, as well as contactless ordering through tablets. Open Tuesday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

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Flight Club Dart Chicago


Opening September 14, you can play the original socially distant game of ping-pong at AceBounce with your friends while still following safety guidelines. Groups can book reservations for a one-hour game. The full food and beverage menu is available through a pre-order form, as well as contactless ordering through tablets. Open Monday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to midnight. 

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Wow Bao

The popular, fast-casual Asian concept focusing on its signature steamed bao has reopened for dining, and will also offer delivery via UberEats and curbside pickup at the following Chicago locations: 200 N Michigan, 1 W Division, 836 N Michigan Ave, 1 W Upper Wacker Dr, and 2806 N Clark St. Delivery is also available via partners like Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates. Popular menu items include sweet and savory bao, rice bowls, potstickers, soups, and salads.

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Takeout and Delivery

70 Eats

70 Eats will be open for online ordering, carryout, delivery, and catering to your office. Plus, enjoy food, beer, and wine to take home from their grab-and-go. 70 Eats believes in the long-term benefits of good food. They invest a little more time sourcing quality ingredients that are sustainable, locally farmed, and hormone and antibiotic free.

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Motor Row Brewing

Motor Row Brewing is located in the South Loop of Chicago.  As they continue to follow Mayor Lightfoot's guidance, they have added weekend curbside pick-up hours, and they continue to create and launch new beers, with various hours open to dine in. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on beer releases and curbside opportunities. Cheers!

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Native Foods

Grab a bite for takeout or delivery at the delicious plant-based spot. Choose from wings, burgers or other classic American fare on the Guest Favorites menu. Native Foods is open from 10:30 a.m. - 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sundays. 

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Gayle V's Best Ever Grilled Cheese

We all need a little grilled cheese in our lives; we might as well get the best Chicago has to offer. Call 312-285-2202 for pickup orders and enter using the Pedway, use the Gayle V’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese or What's Good app, or find them on Grubhub and Ritual. They will also deliver with an order of 10 or more sandwiches.  As always, every Friday is lobster Friday. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Gayles Best Ever Grilled Cheese

Whimsical Candy

The Loop's working candy kitchen is serving artisan confections Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Order la-dee-dahs or ice cream sandwiches for a treat yourself moment. 

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Whimsical Candy Kitchen

Stan's Donuts

Stan's Donuts has quickly become a Chicago icon with decadent flavored donuts, cookies and delicious beverages. They are currently open everyday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for takeout and delivery.

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