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Emerald Loop

216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
+1 312-263-0200
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the good news. The bangers and mash were very good as always. Also, the roasted rosemary chicken was moist, tender and flavorful. However, the side dish of "colcannon" was a disaster. Generally speaking, colcannon is a combination of smoothly mashed potatoes and cooked cabbage,...More

Thank Steigenberger592
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a late night dinner here this past week. Ordered the shepherd's pie. It was very good with a good size serving. The service was a little inattentive but it might have been because it was so late. The noise level in the place was...More

Thank tevend32
Lisa Marie B, Manager at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback! Glad to hear you enjoyed our shepherd's pie and we will work on ensuring our staff is attentive at any hour they are on the clock.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located right across the street from Hotel Monaco the Emerald Loop was a fast and convenient stop for a quick bite of simple delicious pub food and a good drink. Dark wood, old school downtown bar, the kind I always seek out when in Chicago....More

Thank tom_treddles
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's pleasing to hear that you enjoyed some delicious pub and a good drink, Tom. We're always happy to offer you just what the doctor ordered. Stop in anytime. Thanks, Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We had a party of eight and only had 90 minutes before the show. Our server took great care of us. Ordering right away is a must! The Mac N Cheese offerings were so good. The buffalo chicken Mac N Cheese was delicious. The bacon...More

Thank Stephen T
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Our mac and cheese offerings are a fan favorite around here, Stephen. We're grateful that you're such a fan of what we do here. We'll be sure to pass this great feedback along. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It was pretty good. It didn't wow me but it was good and I wouldn't mind going back and trying something else on the menu. When they ask you if you want a high or low table just beware that their low tables are lower...More

Thank Alisa A
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thanks for taking time to leave this great feedback, Alisa. Feel free to choose whichever style table whenever you dine with us. We hope you'll come back so we can wow you next time! Thanks, Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Dropped by on a suggest from hotel. Pub atmosphere, nice interior. Good selection of salads, wraps, burgers and entrees. Smoked brisket with Mac and cheese, coleslaw peach cobbler is pictured. Brisket was tender and delicious. Mac and cheese ok, but for my taste, could use...More

Thank sirius7
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Tender and delicious brisket is where it's at. We're happy that you enjoyed it and that your partner liked our shepherd's pie. We wish we had done more to impress you with our mac and cheese. It's possible we missed the mark there, but we're...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. The boneless wings are amazing, and the nachos were awesome. Really good find. Recommended

Thank Gavin B
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We're glad you found us, Gavin! It's awesome to hear how much you liked the boneless wings and nachos. Thanks for the excellent recommendation. Hope you'll be back for another awesome meal soon. To great wings, Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Dropped in here for a beer as it was close to our hotel and decided to have dinner. Great meals for a great price. We ate in the restaurant as the bar was super noisy, but were extremely impressed by the quality of the food....More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We ate here one evening with a couple of friends not familiar with "Irish Fayre" but the Bangers & Mash went down well and the Fish & Chips was excellent. We ate outside as it was a warm evening, and the patio area was very...More

Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

We appreciate you stopping in, and we're glad you could share Irish food with your friends. Thanks for the wonderful recommendation. Hope you'll be back our way soon. Thanks, Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

What to say? Fantastic food. Phenomenal drinks. Friendliest wait staff. Great job of blending Ireland and Americana food!! Definitely would go back

Thank remko b
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Wow, Remko. What can we say? Thanks for supporting us. It's our pleasure to provide fantastic food and drinks with friendly service. Looking forward to the next time you make it back our way. Thanks, Kevin V., Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
  • 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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-263-0200
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In downtown Chicago, locals and tourists have a place to call their own: Emerald Loop Bar & Grill. Our American Irish roots are infused in everything from our hospitality to our atmosphere, but our menu was designed with everyone in mind. That means you can find everything from Irish classics to American fare, and even some surprises in-between. Best of all, we’re fully stocked on the best craft beer and cocktails you can get your hands on. So, whether you’re stopping by for our lunch specials, happy hour deals, or even a private celebration in our event space, we’re here to make sure you have everything you need at your fingertips.
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