A Guide for Navigating Chicago's Restaurant Row on Randolph Street

Restaurant Row Chicago

The vibrant strip of Randolph Street between Halsted and Ogden Avenue isn’t dubbed Restaurant Row for nothing. Lined with some of Chicago’s best eateries, the restaurant scene in this part of the West Loop neighborhood is as equally diverse as it is delicious. It’s because of the neighborhood’s close proximity to three major expressways, the United Center, Chicago’s main business district in The Loop, and of course the area’s old-time industrial and urban theme that makes Restaurant Row in the downtown West Loop so unique, desirable, and downright cool.

If you’re new to Chicago or don’t frequent the West Loop neighborhood much, there’s no doubt you’ll be overwhelmed once arriving on Randolph Street and in the heart of Restaurant Row. The restaurant choices seem endless and the numerous patios and fashionably designed building exteriors make for a lively and somewhat animated atmosphere. But there’s no doubt that once your experience Chicago’s Restaurant Row once, it won’t be long before you make your way back.
To help you navigate your way through Restaurant Row in the West Loop, we’ve created our very own Restaurant Row Guide, which details some of the hottest restaurants currently open on Chicago’s most famed thoroughfare for dining. While not every restaurant on Randolph is listed, these are just some of our favorite places to check out when spending an evening in Chicago’s West Loop:

City Winery

1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Website

Much more than just a winery, City Winery is a great place to catch live music, take a wine class, grab dinner, and yes--try out some of the award winning wines that perfectly match the establishment’s tasty menu.

Girl and the Goat 

 809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Website

One of the most popular and renowned West Loop restaurants, Girl and the Goat first opened in 2010 and offers mouth-watering meats, yummy cocktails, and a fun-filled atmosphere.

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Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletana

1048 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Website

An informal eatery with some of the best Neapolitan-style pizzas around. All pizzas are made in a wood burning oven and the craft cocktails are top-notch.

Lone Wolf Tavern 

806 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Website

A neighborhood tavern where old school meets new school. One of the best spots in the West Loop for a before or after-dinner drink. Come here for the authentic tavern setting, the craft beers, the classic cocktails, and a nice variety of small bar bites.

Bar Siena

832 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Website

A casual, 2-story Italian restaurant with plenty of space, a patio, a lively bar, and a delicious menu full to regional Italian fare & drinks.

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The Bandit

841 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Website

A farm-to-bar dining experience with a classic retro vibe. The menu has a fresh take on classic comfort food, a fabulous mix of fancy cocktails, an exceptional wine list, and all the craft beer you can handle. Truly one of our favorites along Chicago’s Restaurant Row.

Nobu Chicago

155 N Peoria St 11th Floot, Chicago, IL 60607 | Website

A glitzy sushi restaurant with over 40 locations worldwide, Chicago’s Nobu occupies the rooftop of the Nobu Hotel in the West Loop, right in the heart of Restaurant Row.

Au Cheval

800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Website

A cozy diner with an upscale-casual vibe best known for serving up some of the best burgers in the country. The full bar also showcases strong, classic cocktails and a robust beer list with a wide-range of local, national, and international options.

Little Goat Diner

820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607 | Website

Chef Stephanie Izard’s take on classic diner offers for breakfast and lunch. One of Chicago’s best brunch spots, Little Goat Diner is only open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and closed on Monday’s.

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