We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 8,390 Chicago Restaurants

West Town Tavern

1329 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5769 (West Town)
Improve this listing
Ranked #1,012 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: West Town
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Au Gres, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Such a delight to re-acquaint myself with The Goss's talents. Dinner was perfect, enjoyed the antipasto appetizer, the shaved leek salad (leeks are an absolute favorite) and the pot roast entree. The suggested wine pairings were on target, our server made great recommendations, and I satisfied my "foodie" palate. Don't miss the banana cream pie dessert, with the liqueur pairing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Made a reservation at the West Town Tavern upon the recommendation of friends. Every dish was sublime and did not disappoint. Treat yourself to the out of this world desserts!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northbrook, Illinois
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had been to this restaurant before and had a nice time. Last night was a different story. We were seated by the host at our reservation time. When we sat down the waitress asked if we had seated ourselves. She argued with us that, since we were not given menus, we couldn't have been properly seated. This was not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had to find a place to take visiting relatives from New York City, used to eating in their city's best restaurants. We'd made reservations at an outstanding Italian restaurant when we stopped by West Town Tavern on our way home from a wine tasting and were blown away by the Thursday night fish tacos. So we made a reservation... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We liked the ambience alot, hostess was friendly though waiter was average. With few diners, we would have expected more attention. The menu is varied and interesting. I tried the BQ lamb atop of potatoes and covered with coleslaw. It was fine but the tastes didn't work for me. Valet parking would have been nice as the side streets are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This little gem of a restaurant is sure to please the most ardent foodie! Start with their home-made potato crisps, drizzled with just the right amount of truffle oil, balsamic glaze, herbs & fine shreds of cheese. Their braised pot roast is legendary...a legend that's well deserved. The roasted Brussels sprouts are fantastic and the garlic mashed potatoes are worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glencoe, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Our first experience here was probably 10 years ago. We had received a gift certificate and went with our two adventurous sons. The food was great. Since then we have been back and went tonight with our now adult sons and future daughter-in-law. We had the spring rolls, mussels, chowder and fabulous potato chips to start, together with the delicious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Downers Grove, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

West Town Tavern is just minutes from downtown or the train station and is a great place to meet friends. Fabulous food, wonderful wine choices and very reasonable prices. If you’re looking for a place to meet and near the city that will leave you with the feeling of a five star city restaurant, this is it. I would recomend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Their claim to fame is comfort food with a sophisticated twist and I must say they deliver just that. We had to have the pot roast based on our daughters recommendation and it was excellent with garlic mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts. The pot roast was so very tender and the black vinegar sauce was such a compliment. I had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evanston, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is our favorite resaurant to bring out of towners to. It's out of the way in an upandcoming area but can be reached by the EL. We've eaten just about everything on the regular menu--love their soups, their mussels, and my husband raves over the pot roast. Their specials are great and innovative. The service is great and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed West Town Tavern also viewed


Been to West Town Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about West Town Tavern

Address: 1329 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-5769
Phone Number: 312-666-6175
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Town
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from West Town Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?