The Darling is a kind-of-quirky bar in the West Loop. The entrance to the restaurant is behind a flower shop (and it's reservation only), and the space is designed to feel like an old mansion. You can hang out on big leather chairs, drink cocktails, and order small and large format dishes (like sweetbreads or a seafood platter). They have a variety of live performances, too.
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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.
Tanoshii Sushi Mike’s
Exceptional sushi, as long as the fish itself is what you care about the most.
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The Purple Pig
Purple Pig has been around awhile, but it's still a great small plates restaurant that makes for a fun night.
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