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.
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 complaint 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
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.
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.