Forget what you think when you hear the phrase “food hall.” A sleek, modern version will be arriving in Chicago’s Loop any day now, and it is unlike any other. Operated by Chicago hospitality collective 16″ On Center (Moneygun, Dusek’s, Longman & Eagle, among others), Revival Food Hall is an all-local dining concept spotlighting the best of Chicago’s acclaimed culinary scene all in one spot.
The massive, 24,000 square foot venue is located in the heart of The Loop and on the ground floor of the fully restored 1907 Daniel Burnham designed building, The National. Featured are 15 of Chicago’s favorite neighborhood restaurants in a grab-and-go setting, plus a handful of all-new, quick-serve concepts from several acclaimed Chicago chefs. Some vendors offer wine, beer and cocktails, with Revival Bar serving draft cocktails, as well.
The space is modern and bright, with a high-energy atmosphere that promotes people to get in and get out, rather than linger over a long meal. Counter seating is available at some of the kiosks, with communal seating spread throughout the space, as well.
Breakfast-time favorites will include a stop at Graze Kitchenette for the Avocado Matcha bowl, with mango, coconut, goji berry, lime and granola, Harvest Juicery for Green Juice #3, and at the Revival Café for La Colombe’s Draft Latte. You have not had a latte until you have had a La Colombe Draft Latte.
Popular lunch spots will be Smoque BBQ for some of the best ribs and brisket in the city, The Budlong for Nashville Hot Chicken, Antique Taco for its Crispy Fish Tacos and House Rosemary Margarita, the food truck favorite The Fat Shallot for Grilled Cheese and Truffle Fries, Aloha Pokê Co. for pokê bowls that all the kids are going crazy for, and, especially in the winter or when fighting a lingering cold, Furious Spoon for the Citrus Chicken Shio Ramen that will have you sweating from the first slurp.
And how can you forget dessert? Three words: Black Dog Gelato. With a rotating menu of seven options, made fresh in-house daily, cones, cups, and both Root Beer and Turkish Floats will be available. Chicago pastry queen Mindy Segal of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate is also in the house, serving up her acclaimed cookies, hot chocolate, and other sweets.
Finally, for happy hour, Revival’s bar will be serving beer, wine and cocktails, and Danke, from the team behind the popular Logan Square restaurant Table, Donkey & Stick, will serve customizable charcuterie and cheese plates designed to pair with a curated list of unique and affordable wines and craft beers.
Hungry Loop workers, rejoice!
125 South Clark Street, Chicago
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.