The Gage is our top choice in the Loop for bar food. The menu is full of elevated classics, like bison tartare, poutine, and entrees like fish and chips. Since this spot is right across from Millenium Park, you can also plan on it being full of tourists. But at least they’re the cool kind of tourists who know where to go for a good meal.
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Good food, but the crowd doesn't match the place. If you're cool with a weird atmosphere, the food won't disappoint.
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25 Degrees is a solid, dimly-lit burger and beer kind of spot in River North. We approve.
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Beatnik is a restaurant and cocktail lounge in West Town serving average food in a beautiful environment.
Beatnik On The River
Beatnik On The River is a cocktail bar and restaurant in the Loop serving Mediterranean small plates.
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