Some call it the West Loop. Others prefer restaurant row.

But no matter what name you use to describe Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood, there’s one thing we can all agree on: that it’s home to some of the best places to wine and dine in the entire city. Yes, from upscale dinners to casual hangs, this westside strip’s got a little of everything – and much like the rest of Chicago, we can’t seem to get enough.

Here are our favorite spots in Fulton Market.


New to the neighborhood though it may be, Lettuce Entertain You led Aba is already a restaurant-scene heavy hitter. A Mediterranian oasis in the middle of the west side, this kebab and mezze laden restaurant is the second in Chicago for Chef CJ Jacobson, a followup to the equally delicious, though not Fulton-Market-located, Ema. With a stunning rooftop and killer drinks to boot, we kind of can’t stop daydreaming about Aba.