Soak in the beautiful views from an oasis decorated with more than 600 living plants and antique furniture to create a lively space inspired by the styles of France, Morocco and Italy. DJs add to the vibe by playing music from around the globe. The adventurous spirit extends to the menu, which includes Lebanese-style roasted lamb with pickled seasonal vegetables and scallops with jamon iberico and green curry, plus bottles of sangria and natural wine.
The COVID-19 pandemic was particularly transformative for the Loop as Chicago’s downtown business district largely shut down when offices closed, leaving restaurants to pivot to catering primarily to residents rather than workers. The Loop remains in flux with most companies still following hybrid models, but there are plenty of reasons to visit even if you’re not on the clock. Besides offering plenty of great food halls for lunch breaks and bars for happy hours, there are elegant restaurants to visit before catching a show in the theater district, plus decadent brunches you can enjoy before strolling along Michigan Avenue or visiting one of Chicago’s top tourist attractions. Whatever brings you downtown, these restaurants are worth a visit.
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