The Red Canary

The Red Canary

"Chicago's First Gastro-Lounge."

695 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
(312) 846-1475 serving: West Side, Goose Island
open:Mon - Thurs 5pm - 12am,Fri 5pm-2am Sat 6pm-3am,Sat and Sun Brunch 10am -3pm

Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Dine At The Bar, Romantic Nightlife, Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Date Spot, DJ, Traditional American, People Watching, Mastercard Accepted, Private Rooms, Outdoor Dining, Whiskey Bars, Private Parties, Discover Accepted, Notable Beer List, Visa Accepted, Brunch, American Express Accepted, Specialty Cocktails,

The Low Down


Where to Sit: If you're hosting to a group and want to impress, ask for the 6-top in the back of the main dining room. It's screened off from the rest of the room by a wooden trellis and surrounded by wall sconces and dark wood shelves lined with Champagne bottles. Very VIP.

When to Go: Friday and Saturday nights after about 9pm are prime for the eye-candy crowd, while those craving a more relaxed vibe (and a seat on the lush, ivy-lined back patio) should stick to the less packed post-work and dinner hours.

Look Good: This is not--I repeat, not--the place to skimp on polish or try out your wall imitation. This place is about being seen. Cocktail dresses, cleavage and stilettos are de rigueur for ladies, while the male contingent rocks tight T-shirts and designer jeans.

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