Revival Food Hall

Top choice american in The Loop

Image by Laura Pearson Lonely Planet

The Loop needed a forward-thinking food court, and Revival Food Hall delivered. Come lunchtime, hip office workers pack the blond-wood tables of this ground-floor modern marketplace in the historic National building. The all-local dining concept brings 15 of Chicago's best fast-casual food outlets to the masses, from Antique Taco and Smoque BBQ to Furious Spoon ramen and HotChocolate Bakery.

A bar at the front serves beer and cocktails (open to 9pm). There’s even a small book and record store curated by the award-winning local indie book publisher Curbside Splendor.