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1023 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607-1714
+1 312-243-9770
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“paella” (5 reviews)
“tapas” (11 reviews)
“iberico ham” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
1023 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607-1714
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed July 18, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and the view from upstairs was awesome. Food was very good, and the wait staff very friendly. Two negatives, waited about 15 mins( which is ok ) But waiter seating people seated two ahead of us, then claimed he didn't see us...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

This place gives me the best Spanish/American vibes. If your going for some shareable bites, I suggest the mushrooms and eggplant as a go to and a nice res wine goes well with both .

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed May 29, 2017

This place is great. Unpretentious, friendly, great food, Chicago atmosphere (yes, that rumble is the El) and world class. This is a hidden gem on the city's near west side. Maybe the best Iberico ham outside of Spain, tremendous wines and olives that taste, well,...More

Thank swop
Reviewed April 19, 2017

The bar appeared warm and cozy so we thought we'd stop in and check it out. The wine selection fell short of anyplace that calls itself a wine bar, the food was meh until the desert came out which we sent back. To put this...More

Thank frankmattingly70
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here. All the tapas we got were very tasty. If you're in Chicago I'd defo recommend

Thank Rathcarrick
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Made the drive from Oak Brook to stop at a favorite. Vera did not disappoint. We arrived without a reservation and the team accommodated without hesitation. Enjoy the family feel and the food was delicious. Pate and lamb chop were our favorite. The meatballs were...More

Thank 221PaulC
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Our party of five ate at Vera's and we will return when we are back in Chicago. We all ordered different small plates, from pate' to beef tenderloin. Each one was well prepared, well seasoned and well presented. Make sure to order the bread -...More

Thank KateWheatRidge
Reviewed December 2, 2016

Vera offers many small plates which are expertly prepared by the owner chef. There is an extensive wine list to choose from. The wait staff were professional and attentive.

Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

The food and drink selection was pretty good. I will say if you're looking for a full meal the portions are rather small so if you are starving this probably isn't the place to go.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We came on a Saturday night with a reservation, but arrived early and hungry and they were happy to seat us. The restaurant is on the smaller side, cozy and not so loud that you can't hear your table mates. We ordered our wine and...More

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West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and
Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is
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up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several
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Restaurant Details

Spanish, Wine Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1023 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607-1714
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-243-9770
Vera has been rated as one of the top new restaurants in Chicago. Emphasis is on fresh locally produced food, prepared with a Spanish influence. Small plates and special items. They have a wonderful wine and beer menu. They also have a separate Spanish ham and a cheese bar. The chefs are excellent, especially the cheese and ham bar chef. He is extremely knowledgable and very friendly.
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