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Emerald Loop Bar & Grill

Emerald Loop Bar & Grill

Irish Pub, Burger Joint, and Bar$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
  • Shannon C.
    "Try the Emerald burger and mashed potatoes!"(3 Tips)
    Scott Kleinberg
    "Best drink on the menu is the John Daly."(3 Tips)
    Liz T.
    "Goat cheese chicken tomato is amazing as well as the mac and cheese"(9 Tips)
    James T. G.
    "The John Daly (sweet tea vodka and lemonade) paired with cheese curds is a..."(3 Tips)
101 Tips and reviews
  • mac & cheese
  • john daly
  • burgers
  • good for groups
  • half acre
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  • Sarah S.
    Roasted vegetable salad was a really good choice. The shepherd's pie could feed two people!
  • Olia B.
    Olia B.May 16
    High quality Guinness from tank. Really good menu for pubs.👍we like can become a member . We will comeback:)
  • Ashley M.
    The corned beef sandwich is quite delicious! And it's a nice atmosphere. 😊
  • Tana B.
    Tana BabcockFebruary 26
    You behave to get the candied bacon appetizer. The curry fries are great too!!
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffOctober 14, 2016
    Good soup. Ask for Leontina to be your server if she's working.
  • Linds E.
    Linds EllisSeptember 26, 2016
    The Greek grilled chicken wrap was pretty good! Wasn't overly filling where I couldn't walk after. Of course, maybe the side salad helped ;)
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AbbottSeptember 3, 2016
    Loved the Emerald Burger with Fries but the Mac 'n Cheese and Fish Tacos looked great too!
  • Steven B.
    Steven BellSeptember 3, 2016
    Great atmosphere. Lots of people chatting and drinking. We had the nachos,great.proper Irish bar atmosphere and nice beers.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BuckleyDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I really enjoy the food here. Stop in for lunch!
  • Katie W.
    Katie WatersOctober 20, 2015
    Great place for after work drinks or before Chicago Theatre events! Kinda loud, but has a small upper level that is not as noisy. Love the mac n' cheese bowl, beer, and wine selection.
  • David L.
    David LeszcynskiOctober 20, 2015
    The food here is always good and the prices are great for a restaurant in downtown Chicago.
  • Cherry 🍒
    Cherry 🍒August 30, 2015
    Gave it another try. This one is really good 👍🏼 fish tacos and wings are our fav!
  • Cherry 🍒
    Cherry 🍒August 29, 2015
    Just had dinner here. The wings were great but the main sucks! Had salmon and it was overcooked. My bf had chicken curry and again the chicken was overcooked and didn't meet his expectation.
  • Heitor T.
    Mac & Cheese
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SJuly 10, 2015
    $30 bottles of champagne. Definitely my favorite casual spot to grab a drink & appetizer after work in the Loop
  • Timeka M.
    Timeka MicheleMay 27, 2015
    This my spot I hit up when I get into Chicago! It's right down the street from the hotel I always stay at. The Emerald Burger w/fries and the Sweet Tea Vodka Lemonade drink ALWAYS does it for me!
  • Cindy O.
    Cindy OConnorMay 24, 2015
    Grilled chicken wrap
  • Margaret W.
    Margaret WalkerMay 17, 2015
    Cheese curds at like mozzerala sticks!
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SApril 23, 2015
    Good place to grab a quick bite in the loop or watch a Hawks or Cubs game. Get the grilled chicken wrap!
  • Leland B.
    Leland BrewsterApril 17, 2015
    Avoid the nachos; they were very bland.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoJanuary 25, 2015
    Good for after work get together in the Loop for quick bite and a beer
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole ParryDecember 7, 2014
    The service was poor and food was just ok, except the mashed potatoes, those were spot on.
  • Gabby C.
    Gabby CotteeSeptember 24, 2014
    Tasty turkey burger paired with a bowl of Mac&Cheese. Hello food coma.
  • Melinda C.
    Drinks before the train ride to indiana
  • Ron S.
    Ron SnedAugust 3, 2014
    Mac and Cheese was very good and filling!
  • James T. G.
    James T. GreenJune 13, 2014
    The John Daly (sweet tea vodka and lemonade) paired with cheese curds is a wonderful combination!
  • Aly
    AlyApril 5, 2014
    Genuine Irish pub. Friendly and attentive staff. Incredible mac & cheese. Love this place!!!
  • Kelley
    KelleyDecember 18, 2013
    Great atmosphere!
  • Jean-Rodolphe L.
    Jean-Rodolphe LinderDecember 2, 2013
    Great Mac&Cheese, friendliest staff, nice atmosphere, and cool location.
  • Carli S.
    Carli SteeOctober 21, 2013
    Sitting in the back with a mojito and cheese curds, definitely a nice and quiet place to be.
  • Scott
    ScottSeptember 21, 2013
    Food was very good!
  • Chad
    ChadSeptember 15, 2013
    Really cool place! Ordered a few apps with some drinks. Good food all the way around. Loved the environment and the look of the place...big Irish vibe in the decor
  • Megan F.
    Megan FSeptember 1, 2013
    $10 hot breakfast bar on Sundays until 1pm. Omelets-to-order are a nice touch.
  • Michael
    MichaelAugust 11, 2013
    Great Sunday Brunch buffet. Flatbread was good too!
  • Shandie H.
    Shandie HowellJuly 21, 2013
    Must try the truffle fries! The grilled cheese is pretty amazing too! Really noisy for dinner though. Hard to hear the server over the crowds.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FarrisJuly 10, 2013
    Great breakfast option
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    You can get all kinds of sides (onion rings, Mac and cheese, salad, etc.) but the fries are deeeeeelicious.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great burgers!! Try the Chirish and add some crispy onion straws.
  • Macon I.
    Macon IVJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is awesome! I had a sandwich at the bar and Carlie was such a great help! Def coming back next time I'm in town.
  • NEPA Tours
    NEPA ToursJune 18, 2013
    Thanks Kristen T. for making the best shots ever! Amazing service and a great ending to our Chicago vacation!! :-)
  • Brian K.
    Brian KovichJune 18, 2013
    Just love this place! The bartender Kristen is one of the best in the city limits. Ask for a Manhattan! Best in town!
  • David L.
    David LorenzoMay 31, 2013
    Terrific burgers.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RatliffeMay 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Irish Flight time! A must have any time of the year.
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon CrossApril 19, 2013
    This place is awesome! Try the Emerald burger and mashed potatoes!
  • Leesa
    LeesaMarch 20, 2013
    The Sunday brunch was excellent, and the service was top notch!
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CirilloMarch 13, 2013
    I got lost coming here. Stopped at Hard Rock hotel and asked valet where it was. He gave me coupon for free appetizer fir here. They have them on hand.
  • Gene H.
    Gene HancockJanuary 24, 2013
    The burgers are fantastic.
  • Derf Y.
    Derf YbsirfJanuary 19, 2013
    Guinness marinated brats
  • Quiana L.
    Quiana LatriceJanuary 19, 2013
    Great food and great service
  • Randi B.
    Randi Bortles-LincolnDecember 29, 2012
    Mice! good food! music too loud....
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AggenDecember 18, 2012
    Great mac and cheese!
  • Alexis P.
    Alexis PazDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    On Saturdays and Sundays they have a breakfast buffet (9AM-1PM) for $9.95! They also have Bloody Mary's and Mimosas for $6 after 10AM.
  • Al B.
    Al BradleyNovember 24, 2012
    Great pumpkin spiced beer for the holidays
  • Ruben G.
    Ruben GarciaNovember 24, 2012
    Don't be fooled by the craft beer sounding name of Blue Moon. It is actually a product of MillerCoors. Have a Half Acre instead.
  • Chad I.
    Chad InnisSeptember 29, 2012
    Pretzels appetizer.... Freaking worth it!
  • Dennis L.
    Dennis LandryAugust 25, 2012
    Great corn beef along with a good black n tan
  • Sharon A.
    Sharon AkinsAugust 24, 2012
    Just an app and a beer. Might go back for breakfast.
  • Amy
    AmyJuly 14, 2012
    Check your wine glass. 2 dirty glasses in a row. Bleck
  • Chelsea P.
    Chelsea PetersonJuly 3, 2012
    The make your own Mac Attack (mac and cheese) is great! Also I would recommend the chicken melon salad. It is a special on Tuesdays.
  • Dani K.
    Dani K.June 15, 2012
    Half Acre Daisy Clutter, a Chicago-brewed pale ale, is $6 and quite spicy.
  • Lindsay O.
    Lindsay OstinMay 28, 2012
    Get a carafe of sangria. Yummmmmm.
  • Mike E.
    Mike EizenbergMay 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Their burgers are amazing! Try it on a pretzel bun.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca M.May 22, 2012
    This place had great food and one of the few places open super late in the area.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KApril 12, 2012
    Nice patio and weed tea is Delish!
  • Bekki J. C.
    Bekki J. ChapmanMarch 17, 2012
    Drinks are good. St. Patty's Day food is not.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    For bigger, complex flavor, go with the Irish-style chicken curry on rice ($14.95), with depth and sweetness from raisins and charred onions and mild heat. Read more
  • Brad C.
    Brad ChmielewskiMarch 8, 2012
    They have some pretty tasty fish & chips.
  • Liz T.
    Liz TOctober 31, 2011
    But terrible service!!!!!!
  • Liz T.
    Liz TOctober 31, 2011
    Goat cheese chicken tomato is amazing as well as the mac and cheese
  • Liz T.
    Liz TOctober 31, 2011
    Potato leek soup... To die for
  • Marcia B.
    Marcia BarraOctober 28, 2011
    Bison burguer and bufalo wing. That is só different!
  • Peter D.
    Peter DolanOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Friday after work @ the Emerald Loop!
  • Clayton M.
    Clayton McLaughlinOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Fridays special, Cajun Tilapia is phenomenal
  • Eden E.
    Eden EssAugust 22, 2011
    The corned beef is really good.
  • Dave N.
    Dave NielsenAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Just had the Bangers & Mash...delicious.
  • Kent B.
    Kent BrattAugust 8, 2011
    Gggggiiimmmmeee my dausy cutter!!!! Half acre get in my belllly!
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HoaglundAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Head there now and get a free Heineken!!!
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzJuly 31, 2011
    Nice outdoor patio. Fun people watching. Good food & drink.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DHJuly 29, 2011
    Burger and a Goose Island 312. Good food, good locale. Recommend highly.
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TisdaleJune 19, 2011
    Skip this place. Landed here knowing it was tourist central but they apparently prefer locals .
  • KDX
    KDXApril 3, 2011
    Smithwicks beer of the month! Get one
  • Inde
    IndeMarch 13, 2011
    Try the shrimp and chicken jambalaya.
  • Brad W.
    Brad WilliamsJanuary 29, 2011
    Drink beer.
  • Cate C.
    Cate C.December 17, 2010
    Standard gluten free options, salad etc.
  • Angie R.
    Angie RobinsonOctober 1, 2010
    Curry chips (fries) ROck!
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterSeptember 21, 2010
    Welcome to my hood. If you like curry fries, Emerald Loop has good one's.
  • Israel H.
    Israel HJuly 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Their Fish and Chips are authentic and awesome. Crispy and crunchy breading with fresh chewy Cod.
  • t j.
    t jJune 24, 2010
    This place is great they stay open till 2am daily... and the chicken nachos are incrediable.
  • Nicole W.
    Nicole WrightJune 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great outdoor spot for northeast Loopers. Turkey hummus wrap is good. Onion rings are deliciousness.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SmithJune 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of great food and drinks. I usually get one of their hand carved sandwiches at lunch now and then.
  • Tom M.
    Tom ManningMay 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a great Bloody Mary
  • Brad C.
    Brad CMay 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the brunch. Great deal for $9.95 buffet.
  • angela w.
    angela whitbyApril 18, 2010
    Agree on the John Daly. Best drink when sitting outside.
  • Sidharth K.
    Sidharth KakkarFebruary 22, 2010
    Beer selection on tap is good. The bloody mary is good as well, but not spicy enough.
  • Richard S.
    Richard ShanksFebruary 10, 2010
    Try the shepherds pie!
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best drink on the menu is the John Daly. Sweet tea vodka and lemonade. Don't forget to squeeze in the fresh lemon. Perfect!
  • Nick P.
    Nick PiepmeierJanuary 10, 2010
    Check out their nightly specials. You can eat and drink for cheap every night!
  • Cracken ..
    Cracken .January 8, 2010
    Upscale Irish
  • Kevin E.
    Kevin EisenmannJuly 31, 2009
    order the portabello sandwich with mashed potatos. amazing.
  • Alvaro F.
    Alvaro FernandezApril 16, 2011
    Buen restaurante para comer y ver los partidos de la liga española.
  • Clarisa S.
    Clarisa SeguraAugust 15, 2010
    Se come muy bien aqui y abren hasta las 2am por si andas buscando drinks entre semana :)
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