Chicago Restaurants near Black Ensemble Theater

Our list of the best food near Black Ensemble Theater. Our top pick: Spacca Napoli.
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  • Black Ensemble Theater

    Black Ensemble Theater

    4520 N Beacon St
    Committed to building racial bridges through telling stories of African-American history to a cross-cultural audience. If that sounds stodgy, consider how they do it: recent productions have included Memphis Soul, a full-scale resurrection of the sound and story of Stax Records.
    Uptown food nearby
  • Spacca Napoli

    Spacca Napoli

    1769 W Sunnyside Ave
    Tu 5-9PM, W-Th 11:30AM-3PM,5-9PM, F 11:30AM-3PM,5-10PM, Sa 11:30AM-10PM, Su noon-9PM, M closed. $15-25. If you're weary of the pizza struggle between Chicago and NYC, side with the Sicilians at this fantastic Neapolitan restaurant and their excellent wine list.
  • Hopleaf


    5148 N Clark Street
  • Hopleaf Bar

    Hopleaf Bar

    5148 N Clark St
    Su-F 3PM-2AM, Sa 3PM-3AM. Fantastic selection of beer, with a surprisingly accessible menu for delving into the world of Belgians and local microbrews. The food is great, especially the steamed mussels, but the beer is even better. It's pricey, though. Make sure to come early, The Hopleaf is popular and usually packed. The monthly Bookslut Reading Series [5] is held upstairs.
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    5020 N Sheridan Rd
    let's eat, 5020 N Sheridan Rd (Argyle Red Line), ☎ +1 773 728-5576. W-M 9AM-3PM. Brunch only, with organic materials. Try the quiche platter ($14) or the lox ($12). Free wi-fi and parking. Cash only
  • Big Jones

    Big Jones

    5347 N Clark St
    Southern Heirloom Cooking
  • Inspiration Kitchens

    Inspiration Kitchens

    4715 N Sheridan Rd
    W-F 8AM-10PM, Sa 9AM-10PM, Su 9AM-2PM. $9-17, BYOB. Inspiration Kitchens has the longest lines you'll find in Uptown, and that's for a good reason: everything on the menu is prepared and served by former homeless people in a culinary training program. It's organized through the Inspiration Corporation [4] at 4554 N Broadway, which is a great place to volunteer for a day.
  • Lady Gregory's

    Lady Gregory's

    5260 N Clark St.
    From the owners of Wilde Bar & Restaurant and Beckett's Public House comes Lady Gregory's in Andersonville. Stay tuned for updates and more information!
  • Pizza Rustica

    Pizza Rustica

    3908 N Sheridan Rd
    Rustic Northern Italian Cuisine | Beer, Wine & Cocktail Bar | Sidewalk Cafe | Dine-in, Carry-Out, Delivery.
    Lake View
  • Ceres' Table

    Ceres' Table

    4882 N Clark St
    "We are thrilled to be opening Ceres' Table in Chicago,” says Chef-Owner Giuseppe Scurato, “We look forward to taking on our newest adventure bringing passionate Italian cuisine to Chicago’s North side.”
  • Cafe 28

    Cafe 28

    1800 W Irving Park Rd
    Cafe 28 | Cuban Mexican Cusine mojitos Margaritas , Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Catering, Private Parties
    North Center
  • Acre


    5308 N Clark St
    Acre Restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine in a newly redesigned space in Andersonville. Menus change daily.
  • Tango Sur

    Tango Sur

    3763 N Southport Ave
  • Vincent


    1475 W Balmoral
    Vincent Restaurant - a European inspired bistro. Location: 1475 W. Balmoral Ave. Phone number: 773.334.7168 Eet Smakelijk!
  • Swedish Bakery

    Swedish Bakery

    5348 N Clark St
    Specializing in European style pastries and cakes for over 80 years
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    5020 N Sheridan Rd
  • Ba Le Bakery

    Ba Le Bakery

    5016 N Broadway St
    Specializing in Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches. Cheap and delicious!
  • The Bongo Room

    The Bongo Room

    5022 N Clark ST
    Established July, 4, 1993, the first The Bongo Room was located off Damen Avenue and now calls the Milwaukee Ave location home.
  • Sola


    3868 N Lincoln Ave
    An American Restaurant with a Uniquely Hawaiian Point of View
    North Center
  • Glenn's Diner

    Glenn's Diner

    1820 W Montrose Ave
  • Jin Ju

    Jin Ju

    5203 N Clark St
    Su,Tu-W 5-9:30PM, Th 5-10PM, F-Sa 5-11PM, M closed. $12-20. Possibly the only Korean food in Chicago outside of Seoul Drive. Seafoodies and vegetarians will do equally well; if unsure, try the bulgogi, and resolve all of life's other uncertainties with a round or two of soju.
  • Ann Sather

    Ann Sather

    5207 N Clark St
    M-F 7AM-2PM, Sa-Su 7AM-4PM. $10-14. Chicago's most popular Swedish chainlet has to get a mention in formerly Swedish Andersonville. The weekend brunch lines can be long, but see if you're sorry when the homemade cinnamon rolls arrive.
  • Siam Noodle and Rice

    Siam Noodle and Rice

    4654 N Sheridan Rd
    Tu-Th 11AM-9PM, F 11AM-9:30PM, Sa 11:30AM-9:30PM, Su 11:30AM-8PM, M closed. $6-9. Excellent family-owned homestyle Thai cafe; an Uptown favorite.
  • Simon's Tavern

    Simon's Tavern

    5210 N Clark St
    Su-F 11AM-2AM, Sa 11AM-3AM. Simon's has roots as a Prohibition-era speakeasy and a Swedish hangout (from which, rumor has it, Norwegians were barred). Today, there's cheap beer on tap and vikings among the unpretentious decor.
  • Green Mill

    Green Mill

    4802 N Broadway St
    M-Sa noon-4AM, Su noon-4AM. Covers usually less than $10. Jazz and lots of it at this Uptown landmark, famously an old hangout of Al Capone (who's not, though, around as much as he used to be). Go on a Sunday evening for the weekly poetry slam [2]. National talent Patricia Barber [3] performs on most Mondays along with a few other excellent resident ensembles.
  • Fat Cat

    Fat Cat

    4840 N Broadway St
    M-F 4PM-2AM, Sa 11AM-3AM, Su 11AM-2AM. Brand new and very popular, with decor and cocktails that attempt to evoke the Art Deco class of the original Uptown.
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