This large French restaurant in the Loop is open all day, and the main attraction here is a revolving bar that’s modeled after the famous Carousel Bar in New Orleans’ French Quarter. (You have to watch closely to see the carousel turning, because it’s very slow, only revolving once an hour.) The long menu is a little all over the place, but focuses mainly on French seafood dishes, with pastas, sandwiches, and salads in the mix too. Come here for a cocktail in the bar area and snack on a crab cake if you get hungry.
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Farmer's Fridge in the Loop serves fancy toasts, soups, and salads out of mason jars. You're probably going to love it or hate it.
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Go to Bub City for live country music and some action at the bar, but don't expect top notch barbecue.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s is an ice cream chain with several locations across the city. It serves our favorite ice cream in Chicago.
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Cindy’s has the best rooftop and views in Chicago that overlook Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
Bar Siena is great for a fun gathering in the West Loop. Go heavy on the pizza and pastas. And drinks. You’re going to want those too.
Beatnik is a restaurant and cocktail lounge in West Town serving average food in a beautiful environment.
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