The West Loop is like the Disney World of neighborhoods when it comes to restaurants. In fact, there’s so much going on that it was hard not to list every restaurant in the neighborhood and tell you to eat at them all. But just like Disney World, some rides are still better than others (It’s A Small World > everything else).

With that in mind, we’re here to help you sort through all of the restaurants in the neighborhood for the next time you need to make plans. These are the best spots in the West Loop to cover you for any occasion.


Beatrix locations are popping up in Chicago like mushrooms, and we’re not mad that this versatile restaurant is now in the West Loop. The well-rounded menu has solid options for brunch, lunch, and dinner, and many of the dishes fall into the “health conscious” category. It’s a great choice for catching up with your gluten-free friend – or if you don’t want to undo the spin class you just took with brunch at The Publican. We even like stopping by for coffee at their cafe. It’s an agreeable choice for all situations.