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The Ultimate Fall Quarter Restaurant Roundup

The Ultimate Fall Quarter Restaurant Roundup

1 - Scofflaw Bar

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Located in the heart of Logan Square, the Scofflaw bar, restaurant and lounge features an extensive and eclectic cocktail list in a vintage, warmly lit atmosphere. Their craft beers and parmesan truffle fries come highly recommended. 

2 - The Allis at Soho House

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Perfect for weekend brunch or grabbing a small bite to eat, the Allis at Soho House is nestled amongst the chic West Loop/Fulton River neighborhoods. From the delicate chinaware to its comfy armchairs, stop in for early morning tea and return in the evening to see the venue transformed into a intimate bar. You can also venture upstairs to the Chicken & Farm Shop restaurant for all rotisserie related cravings. 

3 - The Pump Room

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A couple blocks north of Chicago Ave. in Downtown, the Pump Room boasts an impressive New American menu, from its delicious whole wheat flatbread pizzas to its well rounded brunch menu. Worth the visit if Challah french toast with caramelized apples and smoked bacon or sunny side up frittata with bacon, roasted asparagus and chilies sounds appealing. 

4 - Grange Hall Burger Bar

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With plenty of farm-to-table options in a rustic, farmhouse setting, Grange Hall prides itself on serving grass fed meats alongside organic and locally sourced fruits and veggies. Perfect for ethically inclined diners or anyone who loves really good ice cream.

5 - The Publican

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The perfect destination for meat eaters, this West Loop/Fulton River favorite serves an abundance of fish and pork-centric dishes on long, communal tables. From spicy pork rinds and butter clams, to fried quail or beef tongue for more adventurous eaters, pair any dish with the Publican's extensive craft beer list for a hearty, savory meal. 

6 - Antique Taco

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With a rotating seasonal menu of Tex-Mex inspired tacos and appetizers, stop inside this Wicker Park favorite for reasonably priced Sloppy Joe empanadas, chili cheese curds and house rosemary margaritas. 

7 - Parlor Pizza Bar

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With its craft beers and wood fired pies, Parlor Pizza has become a favorite and highly frequented pizzeria in the West Loop neighborhood. Its outdoor patio and well-worn picnic tables are the perfect backdrop for pizzas topped with everything from gyro meat, guacamole and whipped ricotta to shaved brussel sprouts, lemon zest and roasted apples! 

8 - Dusek's Board and Beer

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Swing by Pilsen for a taste of Dusek's innovative pub grub. Their brunch menu features eclectic pairings like beet cured salmon Benedict or coffee and chili crusted hanger steak and egg. Dinner options include crab tortellini and sweet corn risotto and an endless draft list.

9 - RM Champagne Salon

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Treat yourself to RM Champagne Salon for wine, beer and cocktails amidst a marble fire place and warmly lit chandeliers. A light dinner and cheese and dessert menu are also offered at this chic, upscale West Loop champagne bar. 

10 - Sawada Coffee

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Famous for its green tea lattes, boozy steamers and specialty donuts, Sawada's rustic feel combines cold drip coffee alongside ping pong tables, stylized murals and Macbook toting coffee drinkers. Shares a space with Green Street Smoked Meats for anyone looking for house-smoked Texas BBQ after they get their caffeine fix. 

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