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Best Comfort Food Restaurants in Downtown / Loop


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A photo of The Gage restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Comfort food • Downtown / Loop
Booked 133 times today
The Gage is an acclaimed restaurant offering an exceptional American dining experience. Located conveniently within the buzzing city life, it's noted for its unique take on classic American dishes and elevated execution, creating a blend of nostalgic and novel flavors. Patrons laud the versatile menu selection with standout dishes such as the buffalo chicken sandwich spiked with spicy cilantro mayo, not to mention the praised version of fish and chips that rivals those in London. Along with excellent service, The Gage ensures a sophisticated and cozy atmosphere for social or business outings or to celebrate special occasions. Critics also note The Gage's location, right across from the Art Institute and Millenium Park, as a key feature. The Gage seems to be a reliable choice for quality American cuisine - a true gem in the city.
A photo of Atwood restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Comfort food • Downtown / Loop
Booked 17 times today
Atwood is a highly praised restaurant renowned for its exceptional take on American cuisine. Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, a stone's throw away from the iconic Chicago Theater, the location is perfect for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Reviewers have commended Atwood for its modern, clean design, abundant natural light, and stunning views of the buzzing State Street. Be it a business breakfast meeting or a pre-theater dinner, Atwood consistently offers delicious meals, friendly staff, and timely service. From unique menu options such as the bacon waffle to classic dishes like burgers and fries, the variety and quality of food at Atwood have garnered numerous positive reviews. Its impressive bar menu further adds to the appeal. It is no wonder that many customers, satisfied with the food and the reasonable prices, have declared Atwood to be their favorite restaurant in downtown Chicago.
A photo of Girl & the Goat restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Comfort food • West Loop
Booked 214 times today
Located in the heart of Chicago, Girl & the Goat has been delighting locals and visitors alike with its contemporary American cuisine for over a decade. Dishes like the roasted pig face and pan-seared halibut embody the restaurant's innovative and creative fusion of rustic American and complex Asian profiles. Diners rave about the flavorful and unique food, with some pointing out the "scrumptiously sophisticated yet heartwarming desserts." Reviewers also laud the service, describing it as attentive and friendly, with one diner even comparing the tightly-operated kitchen to a "well-oiled machine." Despite being in a bustling urban setting, Girl & the Goat provides an intimate and atmospheric dining experience, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for all patrons.
A photo of Andy's Jazz Club restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Comfort food • River North (Chicago)
Booked 74 times today
Andy's Jazz Club, located at the heart of one of America's greatest cities, offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience that perfectly encapsulates contemporary American cuisine. This popular spot is renowned for its juicy burgers, excellent seafood, and fantastic drinks, as highlighted by numerous satisfied guests. Despite the speedy service, they succeed in maintaining the quality of their dishes, from flavorful Cajun salmon to the well-loved apple pie. Equally lauded are their chicken parmesan, calamari, and truffle fries. However, the experience at Andy's goes beyond the food. The lively jazz music and warm, attentive service create an atmosphere that truly complements the cuisine, making it an unforgettable treat for both locals and visitors alike.
A photo of Storyville restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Comfort food • River North (Chicago)
Booked 11 times today
Nestled in the heart of Chicago's River North, Storyville is a New Orleans-inspired restaurant and cocktail bar with a speakeasy style basement boasting French Quarter cocktails, small bites, and a vibrant ambiance.
A photo of Wake 'n Bacon restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Comfort food • Lakeview / East Lakeview
Booked 33 times today
Wake' n Bacon is a fast-casual (counter service) brunch-inspired restaurant (now serving weekend dinners) located in the vibrant Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, dedicated to redefining the brunch & dinner experience through innovative & flavorful dishes with Asian, Latin, & American influences. Nestled amidst the bustling cityscape, Wake' n Bacon invites diners into a captivating world of culinary delights & aesthetic wonders. The interior boasts a photo-worthy decor, carefully curated with bursts of vibrant colors, artfully arranged hanging flowers, & an interactive photo mirror that adds a playful element to the space. With its unwavering commitment to sourcing the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients, Wake' n Bacon continues to earn a reputation for not only tantalizing taste buds but also creating an unparalleled dining journey for the soul. Wake 'n Bacon's brunch service is daily from 8am-4pm, and the weekend dinner service is available Fridays through Sundays from 4pm-9pm.
A photo of Riccardo Osteria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Comfort food • West Loop
Booked 15 times today
Riccardo Osteria is a fantastic hub for Italian cuisine lovers, receiving rave reviews from patrons for its remarkable dishes and service. Its menu boasts a wide array of Italian staples, from the heavenly gnocchi and the perfectly cooked Chicken Parmigiana to the delicious fish dishes like halibut and branzino. The vodka gnocchi is a highlight, as is the standout tagliatelle and ravioli. Patrons appreciate the 'old-fashioned look and feel' and the friendly staff is commended for making every dining experience enjoyable. As one diner put it, "It’s a great atmosphere for a family dinner, friend dinner, or date." It's no wonder another reviewer called it a "neighborhood gem." With excellent food, superior service, and a cozy ambiance, Riccardo Osteria exemplifies authentic Italian dining.
A photo of Blue Door Kitchen & Garden restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Comfort food • Gold Coast / Streeterville
Booked 44 times today
Blue Door Kitchen & Garden is a standout establishment located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast. Known for its charming atmosphere, friendly service, and classic American dishes that warm the soul. The restaurant consistently receives glowing reviews for their food, particularly their fried chicken, cornbread, and German chocolate cake. Customers were also in awe with the lovely decor and patio, creating a beautiful oasis amidst the city bustle. The establishment's excellent service was highlighted, with every server offering bright smiles and direct greetings. With repeated assurances of returning and recommending, it's clear that Blue Door Kitchen & Garden offers a fantastic dining experience.
A photo of Frontier restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Comfort food • West Town
Booked 13 times today
Frontier is a top-notch American cuisine restaurant known for its excellence in food and ambiance. It stands out for its unique food offerings, which, according to reviews, are described as "very original" and "extraordinary," featuring an interesting selection of beef, game, and chicken. Their "American version of tapas" utilizing non-traditional meats such as alligator and turtle are praised by the patrons. The reviewers also comment on the vibrant atmosphere and the attentiveness of the staff. Their regulars highlight their smoking sessions and drinks as well worth trying. Return visits are ensured by most reviewers due to the memorable dining experience at Frontier.
A photo of Farm Bar - Lakeview restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Comfort food • Lakeview / East Lakeview
Booked 39 times today
Farm Bar has established itself as a distinguished destination for Contemporary American cuisine in the neighborhood. The restaurant offers a range of delightful comfort food, a tribute to the richness of American culinary traditions. Apart from their tantalizing meals, Farm Bar prides itself on its bar atmosphere, offering an array of carefully crafted cocktails for those seeking more casual dining experiences. Customers continuously rave about the "great cocktails and yummy comfort food" cementing Farm Bar's reputation as not just a restaurant, but a culinary experience worth indulging in. Whether it's for a full meal or mere "drinks and nibbles", Farm Bar delivers exceptional quality.
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