The Loyalist

  4.7 – 71 reviews   • New American restaurant

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At its heart, The Loyalist is a neighborhood bar. It’s a place to hang out with family and friends whether or not you live around the corner and enjoy a delicious meal together. It’s cozy, friendly and fun — and now expanded to a seasonal patio on Ada Street.



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Address: 177 N Ada St #001, Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (773) 913-3774

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Review Summary

Aj Haj
Food was great, staff was good, our waitress was a bit off.
Benjamin Duhr
Great people and service are the icing.
Laura Gustafson
The flavors were fantastic – great ratio of cheese/pickles/onions/sauces!!
Laura Gustafson
Lovely setting (inside and outside patio). The patio is by the train, so you can hear it passing often, which I love – city life! But it is loud enough to stop conversation each time is passed, so for a date, I’d say sit inside.If you prefer or like non-alcoholic, there isn’t an option on the drink menu – but ask the bar tender. They made me the most delicious sweet/sour fruit mock-tail that I will now be chasing.Eclair is not photogenic, but it is delicious!!! Definite order one of each (at least!) for an appetizer. The tomato salad was good, fresh, but I wasn’t overly impressed by it. The tomatoes were fresh from the farm, in peak season, but if it weren’t for that, I don’t think, I would recommend with all the other choices.Oysters are fresh, delicious, simple, just perfect and come in a cute oversized fish can from Spain. We debated between the oysters or muscles – which sound delicious, but opted for the oysters as we anticipated a heavy dinner.Burger – we heard this was the best burger, and by many counts it was! The house temperature was supposed to be between medium and rare, but I would say it was medium to medium/well. This didn’t bother me, but just an FYI if you like your burger bloody, this may not be the place.The flavors were fantastic – great ratio of cheese/pickles/onions/sauces!! The bun just didn’t pair well. It feels like a grocery store sesame seed bun. It didn’t hold up well to that size of burger with all the toppings and downgraded the eating experience in my opinion. However, still highly recommend.Fries were perfect – I’m between shoe string and steak. Perfectly crispy. The hot chili oil sauce was not hot at all – not much flavor, but I tend to like my fries plain.Definitely recommend!!
Gerard Marino
Coming from Florida to Chicago to celebrate our 46 anniversary, my wife wanted to eat here due to reviews. What an experience!! The burgers are the best we’ve ever enjoyed, cocktails are incredible and the atmosphere very unique. However, as others commented, its the STAFF that makes all the difference. Our server was wonderful and the manager insisted on giving us 2 complimentary deserts that were incredible. Yes…best to make a reservation. Yes…hard to find. YES…worth all the effort!!! To the management and staff…Thank you for a very special experience.
Nikolina Dobric
Burgers are my absolute favorite food of all time, so after hearing that The Loyalist had the best burgers in Chicago, I had to go. It didn’t disappoint. This is by far the absolute best burger I have ever eaten in my life. Such unique flavor. Not too heavy. Not too light. Not only was the burger amazing, but the drinks and appetizers were delicious as well. The ambiance is charming, perfect for any occasion. On top of that, the service was outstanding. Arturo was genuine and quick. While the restaurant was busy, he took the time to chat with us and that made it even better. Already made another reservation to celebrate my birthday.
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