Best American Restaurants in Near West

Lavergne's TavernLavergne's Tavern
(55)
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American | Berwyn, Near West
Barclay's American GrilleBarclay's American Grille
(281)
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American | Oak Park, Near West
Winberie's Restaurant & BarWinberie's Restaurant & Bar
(394)
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American | Oak Park, Near West
TGI FRIDAYS - Oak ParkTGI FRIDAYS - Oak Park
(28)
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American | Oak Park, Near West
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
(4897)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
TemporisTemporis
(140)
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American | West Town, Chicago
Beatrix - River NorthBeatrix - River North
(2833)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
(2914)
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American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
(3564)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - StreetervilleBeatrix - Streeterville
(1156)
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker ParkParlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park
(177)
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American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
The DawsonThe Dawson
(1231)
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American | River West, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
(665)
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American | West Loop, Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
(4616)
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Best Italian Restaurants in Near West

Capri Ristorante - BerwynCapri Ristorante - Berwyn
(117)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Gaetano's & Ristorantino MediterraneoGaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
(1049)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak ParkLa Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park
(238)
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West
Francesca's FioreFrancesca's Fiore
(428)
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West
Cucina ParadisoCucina Paradiso
(185)
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West
La Barra - RiversideLa Barra - Riverside
(276)
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Italian | Riverside, Near West
RusticoRustico
(186)
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West
Paisans Pizza - BerwynPaisans Pizza - Berwyn
(111)
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Italian | Berwyn, Near West
Trattoria 225Trattoria 225
(287)
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West
Riccardo EnotecaRiccardo Enoteca
(459)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
(9562)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Tocco Pizza e ArteTocco Pizza e Arte
(589)
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Italian | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
Siena TavernSiena Tavern
(2643)
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Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Riccardo TrattoriaRiccardo Trattoria
(1697)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Viaggio Ristorante and LoungeViaggio Ristorante and Lounge
(1454)
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Italian | West Loop, Chicago
Sapori TrattoriaSapori Trattoria
(3389)
$$$$
Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Cafe LucciCafe Lucci
(1817)
$$$$
Italian | Glenview, North Suburbs
Tarantino'sTarantino's
(432)
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Italian | Lincoln Park, Chicago

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Contemporary American | Oak Park
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Maya Del Sol
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goosefootgoosefoot
683
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Square, Chicago
OrioleOriole
762
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Girl & the GoatGirl & the Goat
9154
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Les NomadesLes Nomades
1467
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Contemporary French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
City Winery Chicago at the RiverwalkCity Winery Chicago at the Riverwalk
65
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Wine Bar | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
AcadiaAcadia
946
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Contemporary American | South Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
970
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Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Gibsons ItaliaGibsons Italia
449
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Maple & AshMaple & Ash
2617
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Steakhouse | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Three Dots and a DashThree Dots and a Dash
819
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Polynesian | River North (Chicago), Chicago

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Chicago

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Sushi SanSushi San
314
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Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
MomotaroMomotaro
1594
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Japanese | West Loop, Chicago
BellemoreBellemore
518
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American | West Loop, Chicago
ProxiProxi
582
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Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
SomersetSomerset
757
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American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5809
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1742
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
RPM ItalianRPM Italian
9562
$$$$
Italian | River North (Chicago), Chicago
EmaEma
1522
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Summer House Santa MonicaSummer House Santa Monica
2914
$$$$
American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
BlackbirdBlackbird
4189
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
BokaBoka
4207
$$$$
Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2211
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
Beatrix - Fulton MarketBeatrix - Fulton Market
665
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Little GoatLittle Goat
3564
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Mott StreetMott Street
560
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Contemporary American | Bucktown / Wicker Park, Chicago
True Food Kitchen - ChicagoTrue Food Kitchen - Chicago
1013
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American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
121
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Basque | West Town, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1893
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
GT Prime SteakhouseGT Prime Steakhouse
713
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Steakhouse | River North (Chicago), Chicago

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Chicago

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BlackbirdBlackbird
4189
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Nico OsteriaNico Osteria
1893
$$$$
Italian | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
The PublicanThe Publican
5809
$$$$
American | West Loop, Chicago
Swift & SonsSwift & Sons
1742
$$$$
Steakhouse | West Loop, Chicago
Sushi SanSushi San
314
$$$$
Japanese | River North (Chicago), Chicago
GT Fish and OysterGT Fish and Oyster
3263
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Dos Urban CantinaDos Urban Cantina
558
$$$$
Mexican | Logan Square, Chicago
Margeaux Brasserie - Waldorf AstoriaMargeaux Brasserie - Waldorf Astoria
362
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French | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Duck Duck GoatDuck Duck Goat
2211
$$$$
Chinese | West Loop, Chicago
EmaEma
1522
$$$$
Mediterranean | River North (Chicago), Chicago
ProxiProxi
582
$$$$
Global, International | West Loop, Chicago
ParachuteParachute
970
$$$$
Korean | Avondale / Irving Park, Chicago
Jaipur - Permanently ClosedJaipur - Permanently Closed
248
$$$$
Indian | West Loop, Chicago
Bar BiscayBar Biscay
121
$$$$
Basque | West Town, Chicago
HerbHerb
228
$$$$
Thai | Uptown, Chicago

Chicago's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
BokaBoka
4207
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Contemporary American | Lincoln Park, Chicago
SepiaSepia
3448
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Contemporary American | West Loop, Chicago
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone CrabJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
11334
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
The GageThe Gage
7403
$$$$
American | Downtown / Loop, Chicago
Le Colonial - ChicagoLe Colonial - Chicago
3902
$$$$
Vietnamese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
RL RestaurantRL Restaurant
4897
$$$$
American | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago
Shaw's Crab House - ChicagoShaw's Crab House - Chicago
9542
$$$$
Seafood | River North (Chicago), Chicago
HUB 51HUB 51
4616
$$$$
American | River North (Chicago), Chicago
Mon Ami GabiMon Ami Gabi
4212
$$$$
French | Lincoln Park, Chicago
Shanghai TerraceShanghai Terrace
1221
$$$$
Chinese | Gold Coast / Streeterville, Chicago

Treat your taste buds: Explore Near West restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Near West

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Emilio's Tapas - HillsideEmilio's Tapas - Hillside
1196 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Hillside, West Suburbs

Emilio’s is always a great experience. The food is excellent and the service is consistently over the top. It’s a blessing to have such a place so close to us. More

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Edelweiss RestaurantEdelweiss Restaurant
136 reviews
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German | Norridge, Northwest Suburbs

Love this place! We'll be bck again and again! The food, the service, the music. Great authentic German cuisine. More

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The Madison Bar & KitchenThe Madison Bar & Kitchen
445 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

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We met at The Madison for an informal baby shower brunch. Service was attentive and prompt. Food was delicious at brunch. And the server was SO sweet and put in a complimentary order for their decadent french toast for the mom-to-be. What a treat! More

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EdenEden
470 reviews
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American | West Loop, Chicago

Went to Eden for a retirement dinner in one of their private rooms and the service was outstanding. We ordered about everything on the menu and one thing was better than the last. I then brought my family for brunch and had a fantastic time again! Bill was our brunch server was just great- had awesome recommendations and even took our picture outside after we were done eating. This place does not disappoint! More

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Union Sushi + Barbeque BarUnion Sushi + Barbeque Bar
1471 reviews
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Sushi | River North (Chicago), Chicago

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Near West's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo1. Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo
1049 reviews
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Italian | Forest Park, Near West

Gaetano is a great chef. He likes to experiment beyond traditional Italian cuisine, as for example serving an appetizer of fried vegetables and potato croquettes that was more like tempura than anything Italian. Also, the wine list is exceptional. One does pay for his talents, though; it is expensive. More

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Amerikas2. Amerikas
192 reviews
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Latin American | Oak Park, Near West

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. So delicious. Attentive, friendly service, too! Loved it!! More

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Hemmingway's Bistro3. Hemmingway's Bistro
265 reviews
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Bistro | Oak Park, Near West

Food and service are always good. Fish and meat cooked correctly. The smoked salmon appetizer was great. Aaron recommended great wine. More

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La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park4. La Notte Ristorante Italiano - Oak Park
238 reviews
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Italian | Oak Park, Near West

Excellent service and food in a cozy--authentically Italian--restaurant. More

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The Chew Chew5. The Chew Chew
968 reviews
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Contemporary American | Riverside, Near West

Chew Chew can always be counted on to provide an outstanding meal at a great price. During Happy Hour drinks are half price - what a bargain for their great selections of wine, beer, and cocktails. My husband had the salmon, one of the best salmon meals at any restaurant. I enjoyed the fish with crab and mushroom topping. I exchanged the fingerling potatoes and spinach for their home made mashed sweet potato that is outstanding. The presentation is excellent. The fresh warm bread and herbed whipped butter is a treat you won't want to miss. Scott who owns Chew Chew is always there for a friendly greeting. It is a great place for you, or to entertainment guests. You can always count on a great experience and delicious, excellently prepared food. There is also a friendly bar when you enter. Food ranges from informal and interesting hamburgers to more gormet offerings to suit all ages and tastes. Such a great restaurant is what helps to make Historic Riverside such a special place! More

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New to OpenTable

Near West restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
MORA Asian Kitchen - Oak ParkMORA Asian Kitchen - Oak Park
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Contemporary Asian | Oak Park, Near West

MORA brings the essence of Chicago's dining experience to the suburbs with an eclectic medley of modern asian cuisine and delectable sushi. With an indoor restaurant space, a bar and an outdoor patio, the space itself represents a stimulating harmony of nouveau chic décor that mimics the exquisite layers of the flavors within its menu.

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Discover Near West

The Near West Side of Chicago is jam-packed with plenty of various restaurants, all doing their part to make up a very diverse array of dining options. You can have some time-tested and beloved American favorites like nachos, wings, and burgers in one of the many warm and cozy taverns or bar and grill restaurants nearby. If you've got a hankering for some Mexican, try out one of the eateries close by for a great helping of quesadillas, chimichangas, tacos, and more. There's also no shortage of authentic Italian restaurants in the area where you can try the likes of old favorites ranging from calamari and stuffed dates to risotto, veal, rib eye, and beef short ribs.