Downtown Chicago Restaurants . . . A Fusion of World FlavorsEnjoy a culinary adventure in downtown Chicago at The Avenue Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites Chicago Downtown. Grab a pint at Elephant & Castle, a casual English-style restaurant and pub, where 26 ales are on tap to cool your palate. Enjoy hearty British specialties, from bangers and mash and fish and chips to burgers and onion rings, or stop by for a night cap. Give in to temptation at our downtown Chicago restaurants.
Elephant & Castle - A Chicago Restaurant & Pub -A relaxed English-style pub on the first floor of the hotel, Elephant & Castle Restaurant and Pub is a favorite restaurant and hangout for Chicago locals and tourists. With its rich wood décor and charming ambiance, Elephant and Castle offer's traditional British fare, including fish and chips, bangers and mash, and American classics such as burgers and fries, seafood, steaks and pasta entrees. Relax with friends and colleagues by the glowing fireplace or cozy up to the bar stocked with endless spirits and 26 beers and ales on tap from around the world. During the spring and summer, the outdoor patio is a laid-back spot for enjoying a cold pint and views of the city. With a hip Euro scene and cuisine, Elephant & Castle is a favorite Chicago restaurant for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night drinks. Elephant & Castle offers daily drink and restaurant specials!
View our Elephant & Castle Menu
- Breakfast 6:30 am - 11:00 am (Saturday & Sunday until 12 pm)
- Lunch 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Downtown Chicago Restaurants -Whether you're craving Chicago-style pizza or a dry-aged steak, Chicago is a melting pot of world cuisine and over 7,000 fabulous restaurants - from ethnic eateries to legendary steakhouses. Steps from our Chicago hotel, you'll discover many fantastic restaurants, but save room for Chicago's famous finger foods like deep-dish pizza, foot-long hot dogs, and Fannie May candy. Here are some recommended Chicago restaurants within walking distance from the hotel.
Sunda -One of Chicago's hottest restaurants is Asian inspired Sunda. This stylish space has been treating diners to flavorful dishes like Crab-Crusted Ahi Tuna and their signature Crispy Rice with toppings (Hand-Cut Spicy Tuna, Seared Kobe Beef Tartare and Spicy Shrimp Tempura). A full sushi bar offers up an assortment of sushi, sashimi and nigiri options. The award-winning restaurant is the place to see and be seen, while being lavished with premium asian dishes. www.sundachicago.com
M Burger -More than just a burger, M Burger offers up high quality Midwestern beef burgers in a relaxed atmosphere. It's a great place to stop in and enjoy a quick meal to fuel your Chicago adventure. Conveniently located just across the street from Avenue Crowne Plaza Chicago Magnificent Mile and serving up great value. Enjoy juicy burgers, tasty fries and delicious milkshakes. www.mburgerchicago.com
Gino's East -A must have when you're in the city is Gino's East. Indulge in authentic Chicago style pizza, served the way it was meant to be. This family friendly diner has been treating locals and visitors alike to delicious pizza pies since 1966. But it's not just the unique pizza that makes this restaurant special. Guests are encouraged to scrawl their names and memories into the walls. Ask our friendly front desk about preferred seating. www.ginoseast.com
The Capital Grille -The simple, elegant decor with Tiffany lamps, sumptuous carpeting, rich brown and forest green hues, and large windows create an inviting dining atmosphere in downtown Chicago. Wine Spectator granted The Grille a "Best of Award of Excellence" for their 300-bottle wine list. A charming wine room hosts private events. www.thecapitalgrille.com
Rosebud Steakhouse -The menu is packed with delectable beef and seafood dishes, like a NY strip steak or potato-crusted striped bass, as well as fresh salads and scrumptious sides. The large wine offers pours of Italian, French, and Californian wines. www.rosebudrestaurants.com
Nacional 27 -One of the hippest restaurants in Chicago, National 27 offers a unique menu of thrilling Latin American cuisine. From chimichurri sauce to garlic-roasted chicken Cubano, the cuisine is fresh, exciting and fired up with flavor. After hours, this hip restaurant turns into a nightclub that emanates the spicy grooves of salsa, merengue, and quebradita. www.n27chicago.com
Gene & Georgetti -500 N Franklin St; 312-527-3718 - A landmark since 1941, this restaurant is one of Chicago's last men's club steak houses. All the waiters are male, and the maitre d' is on a first-name basis with regulars. Sinatra dined here whenever he was in the Windy City, indulging in thick steaks and delicious Italian specialties. Come in and enjoy a wonderful tradition that was started more than 50 years ago. www.geneandgeorgetti.com
Fogo d This Brazilian churrascaria features gauchos who slice and roast 15 different meats tableside, including lamb, beef, pork, and chicken. The price of your meal includes all-you-can eat on the meats, as well as side dishes and the cold buffet. The upscale rustic décor with dark woods, a waterfall, and a cowboy mural, creates a warm lodge-like ambiance for dining. www.fogodechao.com
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Riva -Scrumptious seafood and amazing views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline are found at this Navy Pier favorite. Relax in the elegant dining room or outside on the pier and enjoy a starter of fried calamari or bacon-wrapped diver scallops. The menu offers fresh tuna, salmon, sole, crab, and lobster, as well as steaks and pastas. Dig into delectable desserts like crème brûlée and mango ice cream. www.rivanavypier.com
Avenue Crowne Plaza Chicago Magnificent Mile
160 East Huron, Chicago, Illinois 60611Contact: 312-787-2900 | Fax: 312-787-6093