Dining Suggestions Chicago West Loop
Design Engine is located in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop with hundreds of restaurants within walking distance. Our West Loop neighborhood is arguably the coolest neighborhood in the United States with hundreds of restaurants all with 4 block walk. Our Urban setting with everything walking distance makes the west loop cool. We organized this list of restaurants within walking distance, 5 minute taxi ride and 10 minute taxi ride.
RESTAURANTS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
Au Cheval http://aucheval.tumblr.com/ French meets Chicago west loop with a great beer selection. Fried bologna sandwich, or a pork porterhouse.
Girl and the Goat http://www.girlandthegoat.com/ One of the hottest spots in Chicago to dine.
Hay Market http://www.haymarketbrewing.com Awesome brewery, known for their sausage.
Nia Restaurant http://www.niarestaurant.com Mediterranean Tapas. Often have Rabbit on the menu.
Grange Hall Burger Bar http://www.grangehallburgerbar.com Great Burgers
Harold’s Chicken Classic Chicago Double Fried Chicken http://www.haroldschicken33.com Double Fried.
Vivo Restaurant http://www.vivo-chicago.com Italian Cuisine
Maudes Liquor Bar http://www.maudesliquorbar.com Great spot for drinks and french Bistro style cuisine on Randolph
Dodo Restaurant http://www.dodochicago.com Great place for lunch, Try the smoked salmon sandwich or the fish tacos. 5 min walk
Jaipur http://www.jaipurchicago.com Authentic Indian Cuisine.
Nellcotte http://www.nellcoterestaurant.com The latest addition to the Randolph strip and just below Design Engine.
Moto Restaurant http://www.motorestaurant.com Primary gastronomy restaurant, pricey but you will talk about it for many years. On Fulton St, about 4 blocks from the Design Engine office.
Market Bar Chicago http://www.marketbarchicago.com Casual upscale bar food
Karyns on Green http://www.karynsongreen.com Vegan restaurant
Wishbone Restaurant http://www.wishbonechicago.com Cheap alternative to all the upscale spots, casual atmosphere
Perez Restaurant http://www.perezrestaurant.com Good lunch time Mexican food. NO split Checks, Bart!
Tomato Head http://www.gettomatohead.com A great place for Pizza, and other Chicago grub.
J.P. Graziano Grocery Co. http://www.jpgraziano.com Great Place for Sandwiches and a Design engine employee favorite.
Trattoria Isabella http://www.trattoriaisabellachicago.com Excellent Italian Food and Bar.
RESTAURANTS WITHIN $5 TAXI RIDE:
Gibson’s http://www.gibsonssteakhouse.com Friday or Sat night, great steaks!
Hubbard Inn http://www.hubbardinn.com
Another good spot in River North closer to your hotel. Good food and drinks with a nice, unique atmosphere. American fare
Gilt Bar http://www.giltbarchicago.com
Same area as Hubbard Inn, tasty food and drinks.
Purple Pig http://www.thepurplepigchicago.com
Small plate style, great food if you like pig/pork among other things, located on the Magnificent Mile.
Al’s Italian Beef http://www.alsbeef.com The Adams St. location is closest to Design Engine. Esquire Magazine calls this the best sandwich in the USA!! In 2007 that is.
Manny’s http://www.mannysdeli.com Best Jewish Food in Chicago!!! In the South Loop. Since 1945. A Chicago legend!!
RESTAURANTS WITHIN $10 TAXI RIDE:
Feast http://www.feastrestaurant.com Upscale dining in a casual atmosphere with 2 locations. Great for dinner or brunch.
Peoples Lounge http://www.peoplechicago.com Turkish Tapas
Karrynraw http://www.karynraw.com Vegetarian Cuisine on Halsted
Argentine steak house in Wicker Park, very nice spot.
The Bedford http://www.bedfordchicago.com
Good place for drinks, built in an old bank vault (division/ashland)
Rustic House http://www.rustichousechicago.com
In Lincoln Park 1900 N. Halsted
in Lincoln Park about 1650 N. Halsted
1700 S. Halsted
Italian Village http://www.italianvillage-chicago.com
71 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603-4910 ● Phone 312.332.7005
The Opera Singers eat here. So you know they have the best Italian Food in Chicago.
Places of Interest:
Blue Chicago – 736 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Kingston Mines – Across the street from Blue Chicago in Lincoln Park, another interesting Blues Bar
Museum of Contemporary Art free Fridays
Art Institute free Tuesdays
Top of the Willis/Sears tower
Signature Room at the top of the Hancock
Architectural Boat Tour, access this on Michigan Ave/Wacker near the river
Millennium Park/Ice Skating
The 16th in Trump Tower, cool view, very expensive, so maybe a drink