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Emerald Loop

#189 of 8,177 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Downtown / The Loop
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216 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
CTA bus (134, 135, 136, 145, 146), Red Line train (State & Lake), Brown Line train (State & Lake), Green Line train (State & Lake), Purple Line train (State & Lake), Orange Line train (State & Lake), Pink Line train (State & Lake), Metra train (Millennium station), Cabs plentiful
312-263-0200
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 48
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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Warm and cozy bar

Stopped in for hot tea and lunch after fighting the Christmas Market crowd. Had an outstanding brisket sandwich. Ordered the Mac and cheese side for $2 more and that was a meal in itself. Great location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Mike D
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Midwest
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here at 1130 at night after a late train trip. It is a lovely venue and the food was pretty good. I was surprised that they put lima beans in my nachos but it was alright. The portions were HUGE. Def order one entree for two persons. The restaurant has a great vibe which balanced out our terribly... More 

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Thank DrivingKate
Goshen, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Wyndham Grand Riverfront hotel on Wacker and this restaurant/bar was right down the street. We went there for lunch Saturday, had the poutine, and then ended up back there at 1 a.m. and had more poutine! Great staff, great food, great atmosphere in the historic building.

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Thank Monica H
Milwaukee
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a group of 16 for lunch before going to the theater at 2:00. We got there at 11:00. They gave us our own space-which was perfect. Sydney our server was great-very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their entrees-from sherpherd's pie, to great salads, wraps and grilled cheese with brisket.

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Thank Spiketon
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a long time we didn't try this restaurant because we thought it was just another bar food restaurant with basic burgers and lots of fried foods. Then someone gave us a coupon for the restaurant. What a surprise! Great food, good quality, and friendly service. It is now our go to place in the loop. Love the kale salad,... More 

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Thank Jo Ann P
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Stopped in for hot tea and lunch after fighting the Christmas Market crowd. Had an outstanding brisket sandwich. Ordered the Mac and cheese side for $2 more and that was a meal in itself. Great location.

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Thank Mike D
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Close to hotel. Good food. Good drink. Pretty loud in here today. So if noisy is your cup if tea this is the place.

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Thank scott v
Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We arrived at this restaurant/bar right when they were opening, so it was nice and quiet. Had an early lunch. We tried the guacamole and chips, which were very good. Best I've had in a long time in a restaurant. We both had salads, mine was a kale salad with veggies and chicken. Very tasty, but a bit more kale... More 

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Thank marleney
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great location and awesome management and staff. Emerald Loop is so convenient for after work drinks, or to stop for a bite to eat on your way to the show, site-seeing at Millenium Park, and shopping on Michigan Avenue and State Street. I have been many times with small and large group. The staff has always been attentive and nice... More 

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Thank Katie C
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I have had the opportunity to dine several times at The Emerald Loop and cannot fault it. The food is very good, particularly I enjoyed their soups in a cold day! Conor the manager is a lovely guy as are all his staff.

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Thank Sarah D
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We ate here and were glad that they could accommodate us, but the waitress was super busy and the place was full of bar folks. It was fun and the food was good, we had the beef brisket nachos and they were delish with plenty to share.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 N. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Public Transportation: CTA bus (134, 135, 136, 145, 146), Red Line train (State & Lake), Brown Line train (State & Lake), Green Line train (State & Lake), Purple Line train (State & Lake), Orange Line train (State & Lake), Pink Line train (State & Lake), Metra train (Millennium station), Cabs plentiful
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-263-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, American, Irish, Bar, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.