169 "Eating At The Bar" restaurants in Chicago.
Maybe you forgot to make a reservation for your date, or maybe you just want to dine solo without being surrounded by two-tops filled with other people on dates. Whatever the reason, you probably occasionally find yourself with the need to eat the bar. Here are the restaurants perfect for doing so.
Monteverde is an Italian restaurant in the West Loop. It sounds boring on paper, but there’s so much more to it than that. Excellent food all around.
El Che Bar is a cool and trendy Argentinian restaurant in the West Loop.
The Publican is a Medieval styled mecca of all things beer, pork, and oysters. If that’s not appealing, you can’t sit with us.
Italianette is a stall inside the Fulton Galley food hall with fantastic housemade pasta.
Boeufhaus is a different kind of Chicago steakhouse. It's small, loud, cool, and still serves excellent steaks.
Does eating at Sunda feel like eating in the club? Yes, but you don't have to love the ChampagnePapi lifestyle to love this restaurant.
The Delta is a Southern restaurant in Wicker Park specializing in hot tamales.
Mott Street, a restaurant on Ashland near Wicker Park, serves interesting, delicious Asian-influenced food.
Frontera Grill is the most famous Mexican restaurant in Chicago. It’s a classic spot that’s doing excellent food in a casual sit-down place.
Excellent sushi in an unlikely spot. This tiny restaurant at the bottom of the Hilton hotel on Mies van der Rohe Way street is worth a trip for any real sushi fan.
Any restaurant with the words “Pie” and “Biscuit” in its name is probably a place you want to go.
Funky, fresh, and delicious. Big & little's is one of the best and most interesting restaurants you can eat at.
Chicken Kalamata and crack fries is one of the best meals in town. Tina Fey agrees.
Gilt Bar is the rare River North spot that’s easy to get into, and also has great food. Prepare for a lot of meat, butter, and salt.