Lincoln Park, Chicago Restaurants

Part of our Chicago restaurant guide; our list of the best places to eat in Lincoln Park. Our top picks: Alinea, Boka and Le Bouchon.
  • The best restaurant in Lincoln Park Chicago: Alinea


    1723 N Halsted St
    Tasting: $150, Tour: $225. Ranked #1 in 2006 on Gourmet Magazine's "America's Top 50 Restaurants," Alinea is just two blocks from Charlie Trotter's, where the head chef started his career. The meal is served as either a 12-course tasting menu or 24-course "tour" menu, so plan your evening with plenty of time.
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  • Boka


    1729 N Halsted St
    Su-F 5PM-2AM, Sa 5PM-3AM. $50+. Another Charlie Trotter's alum runs this popular, trendy restaurant. You won't need formal dress, but you will need a reservation. The menu mixes Japanese, Mediterranean, European, and dang ol' Midwestern food without apparent self-consciousness. Plenty of seafood and a raw bar, too. Dinners are satisfying but light, making it the perfect place for a pre-show meal.
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  • Le Bouchon

    Le Bouchon

    1958 N Damen Ave
    Lunch M-Sa 11:30AM-2:30PM, dinner M-Th 5:30PM-10PM, F-Sa 5PM-11PM, Su closed. $22. In Bucktown. Small, funky bistro with a limited but excellent menu of standard French fare. For peak dining hours you will need a reservation. Reasonably priced. Monday is 1/2-price wine night, and on Tuesday the entire menu is prix fixe – your choice of appetizer, main course, and dessert for
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  • Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

    Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

    2024 N Halsted St
  • The Hideout

    The Hideout

    1354 W Wabansia Ave
    Tu 7PM-2AM, W-F 4PM-2AM, Sa 7PM-3AM. One of the finest drinking and hollering establishments in the U.S., the Hideout hosts the best in alt-folk, bluegrass, Americana and just plain hillbilly music. The place is a bit hard to find, hidden as it is next to the city's main north-side refueling station for garbage trucks, but it's more than worth the trouble. Of special interest to old-timey fans is the regular Tuesday night appearance of Devil in a Woodpile.
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  • Charleston


    2076 N Hoyne Ave
    M-F 3PM-2AM, Sa-Su 2PM-2AM. An old-time Bucktown joint with a big selection of reasonably priced beer and an impressive antique wood bar. There's a Jazz Jam every Tuesday night, and rock/folk/jazz shows most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
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  • Green Dolphin Street

    Green Dolphin Street

    2200 N Ashland Ave
    Formerly a swanky jazz venue, this out-of-the-way club is now open only on Mondays for their highly reputed house music night, Boom Boom Room. Be sure to call ahead (or use their website) for a place on the guest list.
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  • WhirlyBall


    1880 W Fullerton Ave
    M-F 10AM-2AM, Sa noon-3AM, Su noon-2AM. Walk-ins $10 for 30 minutes (minimum four people) for whirlyball, $6 per person per 15 minutes for laser tag. An entertainment center with two fine ways to burn off steam: the title game, which adds the bumper cars that Native Americans always meant lacrosse to have, and laser tag. Packages are available with beer and bar food.
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  • Franks 'n Dawgs

    Franks 'n Dawgs

    1863 N Clybourn Ave
    Tu-Th 11:30AM-7:30PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-9PM, Su 11:30AM-5PM. $11-22. Seasonal and local gourmet food presented in sausage form. Most sausages and accompaniments are made in-house; the menu varies frequently.
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  • Webster's Wine Bar

    Webster's Wine Bar

    1480 W Webster Ave
    M-F 5PM-2AM, Sa 4PM-3AM, Su 4PM-2AM. Webster's has wine tastings/classes twice a month, and all of the expertise to satisfy a sophisticate.
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  • Map Room

    Map Room

    1949 N Hoyne Ave
    M-F 6:30AM-2AM, Sa 7:30AM-3AM, Su 11AM-2AM. Their motto is "Don't be lost," but you may as well give in to their disorienting collection of exotic beers. Their tap selection is one of the more extensive in the city, with surprises for even the most jaded beer drinker: extensive draught and bottle menu, including a cask-conditioned selection, but occasionally unfriendly management.
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  • Geja's Cafe

    Geja's Cafe

    340 W Armitage Ave
    Chicago's most romantic restaurant features fondue dining and live classical and flamenco guitar. To make reservations please call 773-281-9101, or visit
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  • Bacino's Pizzeria

    Bacino's Pizzeria

    2204 N Lincoln Ave
    M 11AM-9PM, Tu-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 11AM-10PM. $12-20. A Lincoln Park branch of the Loop favorite that serves what many call the city's best stuffed pizza.
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  • Boka Restaurant & Bar

    Boka Restaurant & Bar

    1729 N Halsted St
    A two time Michelin Star (2011, 2012) recipient restaurant based in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Il
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  • J. Alexander's

    J. Alexander's

    1832 N Clybourn Ave
    J. Alexander’s offers our guests impeccable food quality and extraordinary service. A contemporary American restaurant, J. Alexander’s takes traditional menu items and adds a twist that make each dish uniquely its own.
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  • Feast


    1616 N Damen Ave
    Feast serves up classy cocktails and casual cuisine. We offer extensive menu selections for any and every appetite: Gluten-free, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Desserts, Kid’s Menu and an amazing Wine Selection.
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  • Mayan Palace

    Mayan Palace

    2703 N Halsted St
    Su-Th 11AM-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-midnight. $8-13. Good Mexican food in a relaxed atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating. Don't put much stock in their claim regarding the best margaritas in the world (1/2 price Tu&Th), but their mole sauce and their fried ice cream are worth bragging about.
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  • L2O (Beldon-Stratford)

    L2O (Beldon-Stratford)

    2300 N Lincoln Park W
    Chef Matthew Kirkley’s cuisine reflects a repertoire of new and traditional cooking methods, exploring the intricacies of fish and shellfish in artful and modern compositions enhanced by the best ingredients available from land and sea.
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  • Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate

    1747 N Damen Ave
  • Club Lucky

    Club Lucky

    1824 W Wabansia Ave
    Club Lucky is a casual Italian neighborhood restaurant that is considered by many as a Chicago icon.
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  • Alinea


    1723 N Halsted St
  • North Pond

    North Pond

    2610 N Cannon Dr
  • Kingston Mines

    Kingston Mines

    2548 N Halsted St
    Su-F 8PM-4AM, Sa 8PM-5AM. The larger of the blues bars on Halsted. Has a great set-up with two stages and two bands every night. One band plays for an hour on one stage then the other band takes over on the second stage for an hour — continuous music all night from 9:30PM.
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  • Delilah's


    2771 N Lincoln Ave
    Su-F 4PM-2AM, Sa 4PM-3AM. This is the joint where Kurt (Cobain) met Courtney (Love). No kidding. The booze selection is unbeatable and recent almost-rock-stars spin the records.
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  • Pequod's Pizzeria

    Pequod's Pizzeria

    2207 N Clybourn Ave
    M-Sa 11AM-2AM, Su 11AM-midnight. $6-12. Great place to get caramelized/burnt crust Chicago style deep dish pizza, considered a secret favorite.
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  • Old Town Ale House

    Old Town Ale House

    219 W North Ave
    M-F 8AM-4AM, Sa 8AM-5AM, Su noon-4AM. An old-time Old Town dive, decorated with photos and newspaper clippings to show its history and favored status among famous Second City alums. Note the very late hours.
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