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Posted  13 days ago  in  Trending, Eat & Drink, Restaurants and Dining, Loop List

5 MIN READ - As the city reopens, Loop restaurants look to invite diners to new and improved patios, allowing for properly socially distant dining experiences. And for those not ready to venture outside yet, we also have a list of restaurants with takeout and delivery options!


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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 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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Italian Village

The Italian Village dining rooms and bars at The Village, Vivere, and La Cantina, the restaurants are reopened to bring the spirit of the Italy. Reservations are required with a maximum dining time of two hours. Italian Village Restaurants are also available through delivery and pick-up. 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.

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Stock and Ledger

Starting July 7, Stock and Ledger will be open for social distanced dining and happy hour. At Stock and Ledger, you can count on wonderful food, refined cocktails, a distinguished wine list, and polished service set in a space that balances modern design with a neighborhood feel.

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Weber Grill

A local Chicago classic known for their grilling legacy has reopened their dining room with socially distant 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. 

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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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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.

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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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Wildberry Pancakes and Café

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

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Wells Street Market

Wells Street Market is the first Loop food hall to reopen after COVID-19 shutdowns. Enjoy Firecakes 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Fry the Coop 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and Grand Central Bar 12-7 p.m. Firecakes is a local small-batch donut shop that delivers an elevated, artisanal take on the simple treat, always served fresh. Firecakes also serves coffee from La Colombe Coffee Roasters, house-made ice cream for donut sandwiches, as well as a selection of beverages. Fry the Coop features Nashville Hot Chicken. They finish their secret nine step scratch fried chicken recipe with six options of spiciness including Country, Mild, Medium, Hot, Crazy & Lil Insanity. And Grand Central Bar captures the model of a French brasserie inspired by modern US cocktail methodology, offering simple, yet creative takes on classic cocktails, craft beers, and wine. The bar features a selection of elevated dishes ideal for sharing.

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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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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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Labriola

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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Grant Park Bistro

Grant Park Bistro features American fare and is open daily 4 p.m.-9 p.m. for patio dining with great options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bottles of beer and wine are also available for takeout. Their bakery, Petite Vanille is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for baked goods and signature drinks.

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Shake Shack at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

The Chicago Athletic Association Shake Shack is located on the ground floor of the gorgeously, painstakingly restored Chicago Athletic Association boutique hotel across from Millennium Park. Where else can you chow down on burgers and crinkle cuts surrounded by stained glass, soaring ceilings, detailed millwork and marble staircases? Shake Shack is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with patio dining and is offering free Grubhub delivery.

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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.

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Land and Lake Kitchen

Grab some Midwestern grub from the American eatery for dine-in, pickup, or delivery. Visit their website for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beer and wine menus. Open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. brunch hours, and 3 p.m. to - p.m. dinner menu. Call 312-253-2337, text 773-420-7282, or visit Caviar to place a takeout order. 

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Boleo

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-Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Takeout is also available at the Boleo bar located inside the Kimpton Gray Hotel.

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Pacino's 

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. 

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The Berghoff

Proudly serving German cuisine with an American twist for more than 114 years, The Berghoff Restaurant is a Chicago classic. Their dining room is open Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.

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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

Roanoke is an upscale American tavern located in Residence Inn. The restaurant is open for patio dining from 10 a.m. to 8 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.

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Remington's

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 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 Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 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. 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 June 11 with patio dining at their beautiful West Loop location situated on the Chicago River. Beatnik on the River is open Tuesday-Thursday from 2 p.m. to midnight and Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight. The Bonhomme Hospitality Group restaurant has dinner and brunch menus available. 

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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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Chick-fil-A

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 may be available soon. 

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Takeout and Delivery

Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique

This beloved woman-owned small business is offering free delivery in the Loop, and gift cards are also available. Packages specifically for the current circumstances include: Breakfast at Home ($85) with eight mini loaves, eight assorted muffins, small fruit bowl, and orange juice or a coffee box; Social Distancing for Now ($50) with eight mini cupcakes, four mini cookies, four cake pops, and six macarons; Sugar Bliss Care Package ($25) with 2 mini cupcakes, 4 cake pops, 2 macarons, and 4 mini Rice Krispies Treats; Let's Bake at Home Kit ($28) with 9 Vanilla/Chocolate Cupcakes, Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry frosting, a variety of sprinkles and a pastry bag; and Quarantined Cupcakes ($45 for assorted dozen regular, $22 for assorted dozen mini, available gluten free and vegan, and $34 assorted dozen cake pops).

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70 Eats

Starting July 7, 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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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.

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Corner Bakery

Corner Bakery is offering pick-up inside their locations, curbside pick-up, delivery through third-party delivery partners, as well as catering delivery at their locations that remain open for business. 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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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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Adams Street Brewery

Bring the iconic Loop brewery home. The Berghoff's own, Adams Street Brewery is now offering online sales of beer to-go for curbside pick up and delivery. Currently, it is only offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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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.

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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 just in time for summer. 

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Toni Patisserie and Cafe

Toni Patisserie is a downtown Chicago gem, offering fresh-baked breakfast savories, Parisian-style Sandwiches and Charcuterie plates and desserts. The French-style cafe is open for carryout only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at this time. 

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Stan's Donuts

Stan's Donuts has quickly become a Chicago icon with decadent flavored donuts, cookies and delicious beverages. They are currently only open for takeout and delivery with hours subject to change. 

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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. 

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Formento's

Formento's offers 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-Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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