7 Best Logan Square Restaurants – How many have you tried?

Logan Square is one of my absolute favorite neighborhoods.  Situated away from overcrowded restaurant destinations such as River North and Lakeview, Logan Square is home to some of the cutest and most delicious spots in Chicago.  Here are the 7 Best Logan Square Restaurants from a Michelin-starred tavern/inn to a beloved pie shop with a garden.  How many have you tried?

* Click on the restaurant names for more information and directions

 

Giant

 

This new addition to the Chicago food scene rightly deserves the first spot on my list of the 7 Best Logan Square Restaurants.  

 

 

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Oh, this swordfish!

 

 

The creative dishes like the spicy and earthy swordfish with mint, lime and jalapeño peppers in a lemongrass and coconut broth is what dreams are made of.  I kid you not!  Make your reservations now!

 

 

Longman & Eagle

 

 

Located directly across the street from the Logan Square ‘L’ stop, along the CTA Blue line, this place has earned a Michelin-star for the last 6 years that it’s been open.  Wow!  Part Midwestern tavern, part overnight inn with 6 available rooms, Longman & Eagle has a top-notch beverage program with great bartenders.  The food is really creative. I love their Outside Bar (OSB) where interesting, house made donuts are being churned out to hungry patrons on the weekends.

 

 

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Wonderful Old Fashioned and cheese plate

 

Osteria Langhe 

This Italian restaurant is focused on serving up food from the Piedmont region.  I love the warm, comforting cuisine of Northern Italy.  It’s also home to some of the best wines.  Don’t miss the scratch-made plin which are tiny, pillowy pasta which melt on your tongue.  Their “Trifecta Tuesday” meal deal ($30 for 3 courses of your own choosing) is a highlight.

 

 

Best Logan Square Restaurants Osteria Langhe's seafood

Super sweet Alaskan halibut puttanesca

 

 

Paladar 

 

If it’s Cuban fare you’re craving, I suggest you check out this family-owned gem which has a separate Rum Bar and live music.  This place is decorated with photos, plates and other memorabilia from the owner’s home in Cuba.  The ropa vieja and mojitos are delish!  Great place for a celebration!

 

 

Best Logan Square Restaurants Paladar in Logan Square

Ropa vieja at Paladar

 

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits 

 

There are no happier words than pie and biscuits!  This place is as cute as a button.  There is a “pie garden” outside with picnic tables.  Love it!  Drop by for a hot mug of coffee and one of the ever-changing sweet and savory pie options.  The lines are long on the weekends, so be prepared to wait and get to know the neighbors 😉  The friendly staff will bring you some tasty samples while you wait 🙂

 

 

Best Logan Square Restaurants Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits

 

 

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits Logan Square

 

 

Jam 

 

Jam is not only serving up fantastic breakfast and lunches 7 days a week, they open at 7am. This is great news for you early risers.  It’s a pretty, little spot with a vibe-y outdoor patio in the warmer months.  Bonus!  Jam is located next to the Logan Square farmer’s market.

 

 

Best Logan Square Restaurants Jam's French Toast

French toast

 

 

L’Patron 

 

This family-owned taqueria is one of the best in Chicago.  Each taco is made-to-order and wrapped individually to seal in the warmth.  The house made salsas are kept refrigerated and presented to you when you meal is ready.  I love that attention to detail!  

 

 

Best Logan Square Restaurants Tacos at L'Patron

 

 

I hope you’re good and hungry now, so hop the rails to Logan Square to sample these great eats.  

 

In keeping with the spirit of Feeding Off The Rails, I encourage you to leave your car at home and take the CTA Blue Line to the 7 Best Logan Square Restaurants.  Save on gas. Avoid traffic, road rage and parking.  Reduce pollution. Don’t drink and drive!

[Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on January 15, 2016 and has been updated to include Giant.]