When it gets really cold out, there are nights when you just want to sit at a bar, have a cocktail, and eat simple, but really good Italian food. Red Rabbit in the North Loop is the place just for that. Start with the meatballs or sausage and peppers, along with the ricotta, honey, and black pepper toast, before choosing from a variety of pastas and pizza. The Yukon Gold pie, which is topped with fontina, pancetta, and a runny egg, is our favorite, but it’s hard to go wrong. If you’re craving a burger instead of Italian food, their burger spot, Red Cow, is also only a block away.
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The Bar At The Hewing Hotel
The bar at the Hewing Hotel is our go-to spot for fancy cocktails and people watching in the North Loop.
Bar La Grassa
Bar La Grassa is our go-to spot for wine and handmade pasta in the Warehouse District.
Spoon And Stable
Spoon and Stable in the North Loop is a great all-day restaurant where you can eat brunch, have a celebratory dinner, or eat really well at the bar.
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Northrop’s Italian Eatery serves a wide range of really good pasta, wine, and cocktails, and has a large patio that’s great during spring and summer.
Alma in Marcy Holmes is home to a really good prix-fixe restaurant, an all-day cafe, and a great boutique hotel.
The Kenwood is an all-day bistro in Kenwood that serves classic comfort food, like huevos rancheros, fancy burgers, and really good pasta.
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The Bachelor Farmer
The Bachelor Farmer in the North Loop serves Nordic-inspired food with much of the produce sourced from their rooftop garden.
Marvel Bar is located beneath The Bachelor Farmer in the North Loop and is a great spot for post-dinner cocktails.
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