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Emerald Loop

) #187 of 7,843 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
+1 312-263-0200
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
216 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-4331
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1 - 10 of 389 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the BEST corned beef sandwich I have ever had!!! I have eaten here before and wanted our friends to try it. Great Irish pub!!

Thank Traveljgm
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We feel honored you have such a high opinion of our corned beef sandwich! Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and we hope you and your friends will stop by again soon. All the best, Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandson and I were on a VERY delayed train after the engine broke down. We were tired and hungry. We had a great meal here. The fish and chips were great and the wrap was excellent. I enjoyed the great selection of ale on...More

Thank Charlie A
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're sorry it took a broken down train for you to find us, but we feel honored your day turned around after a great meal with us, Charlie! Sounds like the fish and chips were made to your liking, and we're glad your grandson enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Emerald Loop was right across from where we were staying at the Virgin hotel. After a very long, busy day, we wondered in for a late dinner. Food was ok, some items really shined. Hubby and 18 yr old son, both ordered the rosemary...More

Thank StowMomof2Boys
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for bringing your family to our place for dinner, and we're delighted you enjoyed the burger and brisket nachos so much! Sorry the water glasses felt small to you, but please know we're happy to keep them full for you. We hope you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner. I had the shepards pie, which was very good and nice size dinner portion. My wife had Mac and cheese, which was also nice dinner size. She said it was very good. We shared a pretzel appetizer, which...More

Thank Bob G
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Glad our menu delight you and your wife at dinner, Bob! The shepherd's pie and mac 'n' cheese were both great choices, and we're glad they were made to your liking. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff -- we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy walk from the Hyatt Regency and other riverside hotels. Good fish and wine list, sidewalk dining, no fuss service.

Thank Libby S
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Glad you were able to enjoy some of our fish and wine while on vacation, Libby! Thank you for the support, and we hope you'll be back in the area again soon. Cheers, Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I loved the Smoked chicken, Guinness BBQ sauce. I enjoyed the Grapefruit Bubbles cocktail and he sipped on a cold Smithwick’s (Irish red ale). The decor was nice and the prices were good. Very close to the Riverwalk (216 N Wabash Ave.)....More

Thank Kvillian
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're delighted you and your husband enjoyed the food and your drinks! You picked some great items from the menu and we feel honored you have such a high opinion of our staff. We hope you'll come back for more smoked chicken and drinks at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reception is excellent, the food and the atmosphere is good The only problem that the service is slow Even the drink you order will take time to be servedMore

Thank Antoine S
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're glad the food and atmosphere will keep you coming back for more, Antoine! Sorry the service didn't feel as fast as it could be, but we're glad your overall experience was a good one. Can't wait to serve you again soon. Until then, Kevin...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our Emerald and Chirish burgers - the smokey taste was very appealing and they were cooked perfectly. The spinach and artichoke dip was actually one of the best we have ever had! Our only complaint is that we weren't able...More

Thank kevinsmithd56
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you and your wife enjoyed all the flavors of our signature burgers! Sounds like the spinach and artichoke dip really hit the spot. We hope you two will join us again for more food and fun soon. Best, Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Convenient location provides a decent variety of food and beverage choices. Prices are typical for the area, as was the service.

Thank Ray T
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy to hear your visit was a good one, Ray! Thanks for the support & hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Kevin V., Owner

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A really good find in an area plagued by chain restaurants. Great burgers and Mac & cheese dishes. Nice selection of beers on tap as well.

Thank Brian D
Lisa Marie B, Owner at Emerald Loop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping by, and we're glad you had fun, Brian! Sounds like the burgers, mac 'n' cheese, and beer selection will keep you coming back for more -- we love hearing that. See you next time! Until then, Kevin V., Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 03:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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