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Things to do in Merchandise Mart

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Steakhouse
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“Best steak in Chicago. Reservations are tough, but you might get lucky or even try to walk in.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Best steakhouse in Chicago (there are so many choices, but you won't go wrong with this one for sure). Also very nice river views!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The Merchandise Mart is a commercial building located in the Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. When it opened in 1930, it was the largest building in the world”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Chicago is known for its steakhouses. This one is located in River North, a block north of the river. If you're there in the summer stop by the Riverwalk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Go their for the nightlife...not for food. It is a large space, and gets a large crowd. Time for some tequila!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Sandwich Place
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“Love their bretzel sandwich, organic ingredients, cage-free chicken, grass fed beef you name it! Oh you can also get so many different kinds of chocolate for treat!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gym
  • 1 local recommends
Building
“If you don't have a Chicago CTA or Ventra pass, available at the station (access it by going inside the Merchandise Mark from Kinzie and Wells).”
  • 12 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“300 N Lasalle St A newcomer on the steak scene, but with their modern take and great river views, an excellent steak house in River North. Their menus are displayed on iPads. Expensive.”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“This spot is super hipster and brews very authentic dark espresso beans for their cappuccinos and lattes. It's a fun, hole-in-the-wall place to enjoy some strong espresso or study for the day. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“Girls - if you are in need of a mani/pedi this is the place to go. It's very close to the building - maybe five city blocks. Moderate pricing and they have a wide gel/no-chip/shellac color selection.”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
“This is a small juice bar within walking distance of the building. Great for after a run or cardio workout. Plenty of tasty and healthy juices and they run good specials.”
  • 1 local recommends
Beauty Salon

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Best steak in Chicago. Reservations are tough, but you might get lucky or even try to walk in.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Best steakhouse in Chicago (there are so many choices, but you won't go wrong with this one for sure). Also very nice river views!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Night Club
“Chicago is known for its steakhouses. This one is located in River North, a block north of the river. If you're there in the summer stop by the Riverwalk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Go their for the nightlife...not for food. It is a large space, and gets a large crowd. Time for some tequila!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Sandwich Place
“Love their bretzel sandwich, organic ingredients, cage-free chicken, grass fed beef you name it! Oh you can also get so many different kinds of chocolate for treat!”
  • 2 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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