Proxi

4.7
968 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Through a fresh and innovative American lens, Proxi, a sister restaurant to Partner and Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman’s Sepia, scours the most culinary-rich corners of the globe to inspire a menu that celebrates the bold flavors of multicultural street foods through pristine ingredients. Located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood along Restaurant Row, Proxi unites an award-winning team to transport its guests around the world, beginning with cuisine and extending to an eclectic beverage program focused on worldly inspirations and diverse, exotic ingredients. Casual, yet fast-paced service guides Proxi’s international culinary experience, with fine-dining standards and in-depth product knowledge leading the charge, balanced by genuine energy and enthusiasm. Designed by award winning Meyer Davis, the restaurant’s undeniable elegance sets the stage, yet its raw industrial elements and warm, inviting furnishings find middle ground in a chic, mid-century brasserie.
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AM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Friends birthday!!

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PM
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dont miss an opportunity to experience this flavor experience

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H
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best meals we have ever eaten. Adam was the consummate host, advising us and informing us the entire meal. We definitely recommend Proxi and plan to visit again soon.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was not great. Too many dishes relied exclusively upon a pepper or a single flavorful herb to compensate for the fact that they were ultimately bland. The wine list was good. I am honestly baffled, however, why Proxi appears on the Eater 38 for Chicago right now.

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JO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pretty good! Great space. Service very attentive. I’d go again.

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G
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service. As usual creative menu with great flavor combinations.

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s
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Admittedly, I was apprehensive given some of the polarizing reviews out there, but it did not disappoint. Great drinks to start off the meal (highly recommend the Bruja in the City and the Spill the Tea cocktails). Everything we ate was delicious and our server coursed things out well and added a couple of great suggestions to round out our choices. Star dishes of the night were the Tempura Elotes, Mung Bean Dumplings, Swordfish, Stone Bass (add some sticky rice to sop up the yellow curry), Thai Sausage, and Wagyu Short Rib Kalbi (we got a second order as our dessert).

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food, some dishes bit small on size but really really good food, decor and service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our date night experience was very nice and it was a different fine dining experience than we were expecting. Different in a good way, like unique. Small plates that come out on an ongoing basis. They strive to come off as casual but it seems like it’s not casual - I would describe it as fancy elevated international street food. Very fun. Our server seemed a little too casual, leaning on a nearby patrons chair while describing the dishes, seemed to make the other person uncomfortable. Drinks took a long long time. However food was quick and delicious. I think it’s definitely worth a try! It’s pricy but not as pricy as some other fine dining in Chicago, about $150 for two people to have a meal and two drinks each.

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AV
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and delicious cocktails! Very noisy, but we could still hear each other at a cozy table.

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EJ
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was excellent. The cocktails were excellent. The server spoke quietly- we could barely hear what he said.

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e
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Great drinks. The smoked pumpkin is incredible. Will be back.

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HM
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful! Great atmosphere, helpful service, and delicious food! The whitefish pomelo salad and kalbi short-rib were the stand-out dishes and the scallops were a closer second. Drinks are creative, generously sized, and tasted great. Dessert didn't live up to the high standard of the good but were good nevertheless. Highly recommended!

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed some of our choices but would replace others with different options. Looking forward to going back and trying more of the menu.

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GE
Chicago
200 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Proxi is always so good! The octopus and Vietnamese crepe stood out this time.

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always consistently amazing food and attentive top notch service. Usually grab a high top in the bar as we walk in with no res, today were able to get a table.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! Our server, Samantha, was knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly! Every dish was well-timed ( we ordered a variety of ten), unusual and delicious...we especially loved the duck. Elotes were also a fave. Such a fun place to be, laid back and comfy. Looking forward to our next reservation!

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LD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was awesome! I do think they can make it a little dimmer and have candlelight to create a better ambience. Overall great experience.

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MB
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Creative brunch fare, I loved the flavorful sauces and fresh veggies, cocktails were quite good as well. Services needs some focus, waited about 15 minutes to meet our waiter after the waiter assistant got us water and drinks.

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TJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dining experience at Proxi is such a treat. The food is so different from anywhere else I go. Also, the service is impeccable. I also love the cool decor. Cannot wait to go back.

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LY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was very knowledgeable and helpful with menu and wine list. Wine list was not the best and wine prices were too high. Food was outstanding!

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KG
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We brought a large party of out of town family who are foodies.

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DN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Small plates, perfect for sharing. We were able to 'create' a meal that leaned on Asian influences and flavors, but expanded into other delicious cultures. Service was attentive and warm. Special thanks to Chef Andrew for an unexpected and thoughtful gesture!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Proxi! Will be back!

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BA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the best meals we have eaten in the last five years. Every serving was wonderfully flavored. The courses were fun to share and we'll paced by the server. A truly exceptional experience.

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PL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat at the counter with a friend and ordered 6 items per the waiter recommendation and it was the right about of food for 2 people. Everything was very good and coursed nicely. The seafood was a highlight, steak was good and so were the starters.

Prices were pretty reasonable given location and quality of food.

Great gin drinks too!

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NB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food here is amazing and the service was excellent. We came to celebrate a friend's marriage but this is not just a special occasion place.

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Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding service! Very noisy restaurant, but cool vibe. We shared 7 small plates and a dessert - all but two of them were definite repeats!! Really creative and delicious food!

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m
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great ambiance, service and food. Server made great recommendations and offered up some off menu specials that were delicious. Lots of options. Will be back. Tables are spaced well and well sized. Music is good and not too loud for conversation.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious foods in unusual- but fabulous- combinations. Great service. Staff was able to accommodate a change in reservation time when afternoon plans finished early.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Way too salty. Every single thing we ordered...salt bomb.

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H
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. The way they stagger your order so you have a chance to enjoy each plate is great. The music playing louder than most restaurants makes for a fun atmosphere. My favorite was the smoked pumpkin hummus

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J
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding venue with exceptional cuisine. Owned by the same proprietors of the Michelin started Sepia.

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C
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

food was really good, dessert was vanilla flan and it was exceptional

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AL
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's not too often that I can say every dish I tried I was impressed, but for Proxi I could say this emphatically. Had the pumpkin puree appetizer and the mussels too (you can't beat $16 for a big bowl of grilled mussels and levan bread). Also had the duck leg with hint of curry that was very flavorful and the waygu short ribs that were sliced thinly and very tender and not chewy. The strawberry tres leches was probably my least favorite of the dishes, but that's just because I'm not into sweet foods that much.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Devin was unbelievably amazing. I didn’t even order after our first appetizer dish. He helped us decide that and we just let him take the wheel for the rest of the 6 dishes we ordered. The food was unreal and I can’t wait to come back! Definitely go and if you do, ask for Devin. He’s amazing!!!!!!!!!!

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k
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great bar and bartender. Wonderful menu for sharing amongst a party of 6. Thanks and well done!

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G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my fifth time at Proxi. It has not disappointed even once and I could eat there several more times before I tire of it. Delicious every time.

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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, creative, satisfying....
We went for my birthday and were thrilled with the cuisine, specialty cocktails and friendly knowledgeable service. Highly recommend!

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