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

Posted by Nick Nastos on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 4:55pm.

Restaurant Row on Randolph StreetThe 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:

Vivo | 838 W. Randolph | (312) 733-3379

With a sleek, sophisticated atmosphere and an authentic menu loaded with traditional entrées, it’s easy to understand why Vivo is the “go-to” spot for Italian food on Restaurant Row.


City Winery | 1200 W Randolph  | (312) 733-WINE 

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.  


De Cero | 814 West Randolph  | (312) 455-8114 

Loosely translated “from scratch,” De Cero is a quaint little Mexican café specializing in hand-pressed, made-to-order tacos. A true West Loop gem, De Cero is unique and a “must-try” neighborhood restaurant.


Girl and the Goat | 809 W Randolph | (312) 492-6262

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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Nellcôte | 833 W Randolph | (312) 432-0500

Nellcôte presents guests with an elegant interior and some of the best Italian eats in Chicago. This one is highly-recommended.


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Grange Hall Burger Bar | 844 W. Randolph | (312) 491 0844 

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Scrumptious grass-fed beef burgers headline the menu here and who doesn’t love a hearty burger?  



Did you really think the list stopped there? As one of Chicago's hottest dinner destinations, Restaurant Row is absolutely LOADED with choices. For a look at additional options, check out these other restaurants and eateries located along Randolph Street too....

Lone Wolf Tavern | 806 W. Randolph | (312) 600-939


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Bar Siena | 832 W. Randolph | (312) 492-7775


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Cruz Blanca Cervecería | 904 W. Randolph | (312) 733-1975


Sushi DOKKU | 823 W. Randolph | (312) 455-8238


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Nia | 803 W. Randolph | (312) 226-3110


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bellyQ | 1400 W. Randolph | (312) 563-1010

Maudes Liquor Bar | 840 W. Randolph | (312) 243-9712


Au Cheval | 800 W. Randolph | (312) 929-4580


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Little Goat Diner | 820 W. Randolph | (312) 888-3455


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