Published on March 2, 2016

5 West Town Restaurants Chicagoans Love

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

5 West Town Restaurants Chicagoans Love

1. The WinchesterThe Winchester serves sophisticated, seasonal American comfort food plus beer and wine for brunch, lunch and dinner. The cafe's whitewashed brick walls, dynamic wall art collection and tranquil colors create a relaxed, rustic vibe.' alt='The Winchester' width='600' height='300' />

2. Homestead On The Roof

Homestead On The RoofHomestead On The Roof features farm-fresh, seasonal ingredients in its dinner, desserts and hand-crafted cocktails. Small-production wines by the bottle and glass, weekly rotating craft brews and a highly curated 100-bottle spirits list round out the drink menu. The 80-seat outdoor rooftop patio sits adjacent to a 1,000 square foot organic rooftop garden, while the 65-seat indoor space offers a respite for guests hoping to escape the outdoors.

3. Forbidden Root

Forbidden RootForbidden Root is a pub and "botanical brewery" that serves elevated bar food from Chef Dan Weiland as well as its own plant-infused ales and other complex beers. In the refurbished Hub Theater space, the stunning restaurant uses wood, brick and cast iron to create a sleek, industrial feel.

4. Charlatan

CharlatanCharlatan serves Chef Matt Troost's Italian-American fare. Small and large plates made from farm-fresh ingredients compose the menu for all meals, including brunch. Decorated with reclaimed materials, the candlelit space is also home to a wide array of seasonal cocktails, local beers and Italian-American wines to complement the cuisine.

5. Arami

AramiFormerly of Michelin-starred Oceana in Manhattan, Executive Chef Frederick (Fred) Despres incorporates a broad range of globally inspired flavors into the menu at Arami. Drawing on classic French cooking technique, he crafts modern, diverse takes on traditional Japanese dishes using ingredients from sustainable sources. Guests can choose from a wide variety of sakes, wines, cocktails, beers and spirits to complement the masterfully executed dishes in the brick-walled dining room, where skylights flood the space with sunlight.

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