Looking for the Best Restaurants in the Chicago Loop?

If you need some ideas for brunch, lunch, or dinner in the Chicago Loop, we have a few for you! 

Walking Distance to all the Happening

Let’s be real, some meals are just a pregame to all the fun to be had in the Loop.

Near the Chicago Riverwalk is Ocean Prime, an award-winning Modern American restaurant and lounge. After devouring their Surf’N’Turf with a cocktail or two, take an afternoon stroll along the Riverwalk or schedule an Architecture Boat Tour. 

In the Modern Wing of The Art Institute of Chicago sits Terzo Piano, a must-stop for lunch. Terzo Piano features fresh Italian dishes with local, organic, and sustainably produced ingredients. After roaming one of the largest art museums in the United States, head across the street to Millenium Park and snap a picture at Cloud Gate (The Bean). 

If you’re out and about shopping at Block 37, make sure to stop by The Dearborn for a bite to eat. Just around the corner from the shopping center, this stylish American hangout serves anything from Italian dishes to burgers and seafood — and all are to-die for.

Romantic Dinner Spots

Breathtaking views, dimly lit interiors, and fine dining at your service.

Throw on your nicest outfit, we’re going to Everest. This world-renowned restaurant with personalized French cuisine sits 40 stories above Chicago, giving you the most amazing views of the city. Make sure to try their sea bass or venison, both are out of this world!

Melt-in-your-mouth steaks, highly reviewed Old Fashions, and 1920’s inspired interiors… need we say much else? Prime and Provisions is a steakhouse that offers classic fare in a luxurious setting with marble bars and a patio for cigars. Your date will not be disappointed with this pick!

If you’re looking for a speaky-type restaurant vibe, make sure to head to Cherry Circle Room. This award-winning space has been completely reimagined, blending its historical roots with modern design elements. With an acclaimed wine list and impressive seafood tower, this needs to be one of your top contenders for date night.

Brunch The Day Away in South Loop

A casual breakfast or lunch spot on Saturday cheersing mimosas? Count us in!

Grab your friends and head to 312 Chicago. This Italian brunch spot will definitely be the highlight of your Saturday morning plans. Specialty coffee drinks here allow you to start your day off on the right foot and their crafted brunch menu really hits the spot! 

Industrial-chic Land & Lake Kitchen is a staple brunch spot. With an elevated twist on the classic mom-and-pop style dining, Land & Lake Kitchen will be your go-to spot for mid-century brunch vibes.

Cochon Volant Brasserie has one of the dreamiest interiors — round bistro tables, mosaic-tiled floors, and quaint patio seating with umbrellas. This french bistro serves a drool-worthy benedict brunch that’s highly raved about. Oh, and don’t forget to order yourself a bloody mary, too! Your friends will really love this place.


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