At first it seems like the most impressive thing about Monnie Burke’s is the great back patio that just keeps on going, like a hallway to nowhere. But this place also has some very good food. The well-rounded menu runs the gamut from burrata to a burger, and includes a pork shank that’s really fantastic. The interior feels a little like a chain restaurant (i.e. very large and a little generic/Houlihan’s-esque), but is perfect for a last-minute group dinner in the neighborhood.
More spots in PilsenSee more
Belli’s is a Pilsen juice shop that also has actual food like acai bowls, oatmeal, salads, and lots of avocado toast .
More American spotsSee more
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House
Hugo’s is a classic and fancy seafood spot, and the fish counterpart to Gibsons’ steaks.
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.
Suggested by our writers
Don Pedro Carnitas
Don Pedro is a real experience, especially on the weekends. The Pilsen spot serves excellent carnitas for you to make all the tacos you want.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more