Published on March 2, 2016

5 West Loop Restaurants Chicagoans Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near West Loop? Here's a list of West Loop restaurants locals and critics love.

5 West Loop Restaurants Chicagoans Love

1. Sushi DokkuSushi DokkuSushi Dokku serves up sushi, sashimi and other Japanese small plates to pair with a great sake and cocktails menu. Wood planks, thick benches for seating and stainless details create a hip, simple setting that allows the fresh cuisine to take center stage.

2. Grange Hall Burger Bar

Grange Hall Burger BarGrange Hall serves up fantastic burgers using all local ingredients, cheeses and other toppings, as well as delicious sides, ice creams and house-made pies. The farmhouse decor — think swinging barn doors, cowbells and communal tables — create a fun, rustic atmosphere. A great cocktail list and breakfast menu are also on offer.

3. de cero !HELLOTACOS!

de cero !HELLOTACOS!A gourmet cantina, de cero serves outstanding tacos, Mexican plates and margaritas. Both chic and authentic, the taqueria boasts a relaxed, inviting vibe with sleek wood furnishings and soft lighting.

4. Bin 36

Bin 36Bin 36 offers seasonal, Mediterranean-inspired New American fare prepared with locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients. The wine program -- which also includes tastings and recommended food pairings -- is based on fifty wines available by the taste, glass, flight or bottle. Despite the soaring ceilings and the grand space, the contemporary and open dining room still feels inviting, making it an ideal location for enjoying shareable plates or weekend brunch.

5. bellyQ

bellyQPartnering with Cornerstone Restaurant Group and Michael Jordan, Chef Bill Kim reimagines Asian barbecue at bellyQ with boldly flavored, creative fare prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Among the highlights of the minimal, industrial-chic space are a full bar lounge, built-in hibachi table grills, a spacious dining room and separate private areas (including a karaoke room). A selection of creative craft cocktails, sakes and wines accompany an unexpected array of beers.

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