Best Restaurants in Logan Square

April 3, 2018
by Zagat Staff

Where to go in one of the city’s best neighborhoods for eating.

90 Miles Cuban Cafe
Cuban · Logan Square · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.1

These "real-deal" Cuban kitchens provide a "slice of Havana" via "seriously good" eats, including "awesome" pressed sandwiches, served in "funky" surrounds with a "lively, Caribbean" vibe; the "no-frills" North Center original and the larger Logan Square locale feature BYOB and "not-to-be-missed" patios, while Lincolnwood’s outpost has a full bar.
Billy Sunday
Cocktail Bar · Logan Square · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.5

“Fabulous” , “unusual” drinks crafted from a “well-curated” spirits selection pair with a “focused” menu of “inventive” , “cocktail-centric” fare at this “hip” Logan Square spot from Yusho’s Matthias Merges; the “dark” , “romantic” space suits both a “night out with friends” or a “date” , and a “helpful” staff adds to the reasons fans “can’t wait to go back.”
L' Patron
Logan Square · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.0 · Service 3.7

“Fresh ingredients” including “tender” meats go into “amazing” tacos and other “well-executed” Mexican fare at this “real-deal” Logan Square joint; the “no-frills” , cash-only setup is “always packed” and seating can be “tricky” , but a back patio helps, plus BYOB adds value.
Cocktail Bar · Logan Square · $
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.1

“Sophisticated” gin cocktails are the “star” at this Logan Square den pairing its booze with “comforting and hearty” American small plates that go “well beyond regular bar food” ; the “charming” interior has a bit of a “Wild West meets Victorian parlor” vibe with tractor-seat barstools, ornate settees and “lots of nooks and crannies” to settle into.
Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
Breakfast · Logan Square · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

“Homemade goodness” radiates from these “cozy” bakery/cafes, dishing up “delightful” , “amazing” pies and “darn-good” sandwiches made with “decadent” , “buttery” biscuits; they’re “crazy busy” on weekends, but fans say the “fantastic” grub makes it “worth the wait.” P.S. Seasonal assets include a fireplace in Ravenswood and a “wonderful” garden in Logan Square.
Owen & Engine
British · Logan Square · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

“London pubs are envious” of the “legit” British bites at this “cozy” Logan Square gastropub, where standout scotch eggs and “one of the best burgers” in town are complemented by “a beer list you can't complain about” ; “fancy, with a side of hipster” , the wood-and-leather space comes equipped with an “über-friendly” staff, plus there’s a “beautiful” fireplace lounge with “date-night” appeal.
Fat Rice
Chinese · Logan Square · $$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.4

A "tiny restaurant" with "big flavors" , this "unconventional" Logan Square "standout" offers an "exceptionally creative" Macanese menu ( "it’s every bit as exotic as it sounds" ) of "gorgeous" , "next-level" dishes, including a "fantastic" brunch; factor in "excellent cocktails" and a "convivial" , "boho-chic" setting and it’s "worthy of the hype" – the "only bad part is the wait.
Lula Cafe
Logan Square · $$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.4

“Serving farm-to-table cuisine before it became popular,” this Logan Square “mainstay” is a “gold mine” for “exquisite,” “creative” New American fare (including an “amazing” vegetarian tasting menu) and “wonderful” cocktails; a “well-informed” staff works the “stylish” yet “laid-back” room where you “never feel rushed” – even when there are “huge lines” for the “fantastic,” no-reservations weekend brunch.
Longman & Eagle
American · Logan Square · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.3

This "popular" , "hipster" hangout in Logan Square features "superb" , "innovative" New American fare highlighting "unique ingredients and preparations" dispensed in a "lively" "bar atmosphere" fueled by "awesome drinks" ; a no-reservations policy means it’s often "crowded" , but fans say it’s "worth the wait" for a "meal you’ll be telling people about for a long time.
The Boiler Room
Pizza · Logan Square · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.4 · Service 3.9

This "divey" , "hipster heaven" in Logan Square ranks as a "consistent late-night pizza and beer spot" thanks to "awesome" pies and slices featuring "ingenious topping creations" paired with craft brews and cocktails including "alcoholic ice cream" ; an "adorable back patio" adds to the "fun atmosphere" and though it’s cash-only, "if you use their ATM you get a free shot.
The Chicago Diner- Logan Square
Vegetarian · Logan Square · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

A "vegetarian paradise" , this diner mini-chain "stays true to its mission" , providing "delicious" , eco-conscious eats (many of which are vegan too) plus "rich, flavorful" "milk-free milkshakes" ; there's a "cute staff" and the low-key atmosphere befits the budget prices, so "long lines" are the "only downside" for most.
Paulie Gee's Logan Square
Italian · Logan Square · $$

A Logan Square location of the Brooklyn-based pizza parlor brings signature pies and some Chicago-centric additions, all topped with gourmet ingredients and wood-fired in two massive exposed ovens. The rustic-industrial setting is done up in wood and brick, and also serves ice cream, beer and wine.
Daisies Restaurant
American · Logan Square · $$

Housemade pasta and locally sourced vegetables, plus a few proteins, are the focus of this stylish Logan Square New American serving coordinating cocktails that are just as market-fresh and change with the seasons.
Mexican · Logan Square · $$

Sharing plates, tacos and tortas filled with ingredients issuing from a wood-burning oven headline the menu at this Mexican spot in Logan Square. The casual-chic digs feature a counter overlooking the kitchen, a coffee shop with Floriole pastries and a basement bar with its own mezcal-focused cocktail menu, plus a seasonal patio with a taco truck.
American · Logan Square · $$

Chefs Jason Vincent and Ben Lustbader (both from Nightwood) are behind this hip, diminutive Logan Square spot serving seasonal New American fare plus craft cocktails (from Avec's Josh Perlman) in a funky, modern setting with banquette seating and a kitchen counter, inlaid woodwork and whitewashed brick, local art and a wall of spices.
Mi Tocaya Antojería
Mexican · Logan Square · $$

This funky Logan Square spot highlights multiregional Mexican small plates and pastry-chef desserts with accompanying Latin cocktails. The colorful setting mixes rustic brick walls, a trippy mural and ornate floor tiles, and curious diners can sit at the kitchen counter to watch the chefs at work.
Masa Azul
Mexican · Logan Square · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

“Not-your-ordinary Mexican” fare is on the menu at this modern Logan Square “find” , serving up "interesting” dishes to pair with “creative” , “high-quality” cocktails; the “large” , urban-rustic setting features a concrete bar, dark wood and exposed-brick accents, plus a seasonal patio.
Table- Donkey and Stick
French · Logan Square · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

“Unusual but delicious Alpine-inspired cuisine” including “spectacular charcuterie” pairs with “amazing cocktails” and an “interesting wine list” at this “relaxed” Logan Square hangout whose seasonal menu offers “creative” European-style fare that “you can't find elsewhere” ; the “quaint” setting is full of “character” , plus, there’s a patio.
Osteria Langhe
Italian · Logan Square · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.1

There’s "no red sauce" to be found at this "intimate" Italian "hiding out in Logan Square" where the "unique" Piedmontese menu features "delicious" , "well-thought-out" dishes complemented by a "fantastic" wine list; a "hands-on" , "talented" staff elevates the "quaint" interior, ensuring it’s a place "you’ll want to go back" to; P.S. "don't forget to take plin" (hand-pinched ravioli) to go – "it's the best!
Parson's Chicken & Fish
Southern American · Logan Square · $
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.3 · Service 3.7

“Fantastic” fried chicken washed down with “fun” alcoholic slushies draws fans to this “cool, retro” shack with a “hipster Logan Square vibe” ; though there are often “long lines” , you can always “order food to-go at the counter” , plus, the patio “sanctuary of picnic tables, umbrellas and Ping-Pong” makes it “perfect during the summer.”