Chicago Restaurants near Notebaert Nature Museum

Our list of the best food near Notebaert Nature Museum. Our top pick: Alinea.
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  • Notebaert Nature Museum

    Notebaert Nature Museum

    2430 N Cannon Dr
    M-F 9AM-4:30PM, Sa-Su 10AM-5PM. Adults $9, children 3-12 $6, Th free. Carefully positioned within walking distance of the Lincoln Park Zoo in hopes of being parents' second stop while they're in the area, the Notebaert Nature Museum is...okay. Exhibits are geared toward kids and are sometimes hands-on. The only consistent must-see is the butterfly haven.
    Lincoln Park food nearby
  • Alinea

    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.
    Lincoln Park
  • Boka

    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.
    Lincoln Park
  • Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

    Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

    2024 N Halsted St
  • 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 www.gejascafe.com
    Lincoln Park
  • 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.
    Lincoln Park
  • 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
    Lincoln Park
  • 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.
    Lincoln Park
  • 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.
    Lincoln Park
  • Alinea

    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.
    Lincoln Park
  • 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.
    Lincoln Park
  • B.L.U.E.S.

    B.L.U.E.S.

    2519 N Halsted St
    , 2519 N Halsted St (Fullerton CTA). Su-F 8PM-2AM, Sa 8PM-3AM. Small but dedicated blues bar. On Sundays, one cover charge gets you into B.L.U.E.S. and Kingston Mines across the road. This is one of the true Chicago blues experiences.
    Lincoln Park
  • CityGrounds Coffee Bar

    CityGrounds Coffee Bar

    507 W Dickens Ave
    M-W: 6:30am-9:00pm, TR/F: 6:30am-11:30pm, Sat: 7:00am-11:30pm, Sun: 7:00am-9:00pm. $3-5. CityGrounds coffee bar serves artisan coffee, loose leaf tea and locally produced pastries, cakes and breads for the neighborhoods of Lincoln Park and Old Town. More than just a caffeine stop, CityGrounds is a place to reconnect with neighbors, friends and the community to work, play and unwind. CityGrounds proudly serves the locally roasted coffees of Metropolis Coffee Company.
    Lincoln Park
  • Bobtail Ice Cream Company

    Bobtail Ice Cream Company

    2951 N Broadway St
    Oct-Mar Su-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM; Apr-Sept Su-Th 11AM-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-midnight. $3-6. Terrific locally-made ice cream at half the price of Cold Stone.
    Lake View
  • Sultan's Market

    Sultan's Market

    2521 N Clark St
    M-Th 10AM-10PM, F-Sa 10AM-midnight, Su 10AM-9PM. $3.50-8. Take note if you're in the park by the lakefront, or if you're carrying a lighter wallet after a trip to the Century Shopping Centre in Lakeview a couple blocks north. The prices are absurdly low for the amount of satisfaction you'll get from the Mediterranean salad bar or falafel sandwiches here. They also do a fine shawerma.
    Lincoln Park
  • Neo

    Neo

    2350 N Clark St
    Su-F 10PM-4AM, Sa 10PM-5AM. Th-Sa Cover $5. A Goth dance fortress in the heart of Lincoln Park. Music varies by night, mostly industrial and electro, with metal on Mondays and '80s/new wave on Thursdays. Drinks are reasonably priced, and include cheap beer.
    Lincoln Park
  • Jack's on Halsted

    Jack's on Halsted

    3201 N Halsted St
    Jack's on Halsted, owned by Drew Johnson,was selected as best new restaurant of 1998 by Chicago Magazine. A contemporary, American restaurant, Jack's features global cuisine.
    Lake View
  • Gemini Bistro

    Gemini Bistro

    2075 N Lincoln Ave
    REVIEWS: ★★★ - Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune ★★★★ - Time Out Chicago Open Table 2009 & 2010 Diner's Choice Winner: "Neighborhood Gem" Michelin Bib Gourmand Recipient, 2012
    Lincoln Park
  • Balena

    Balena

    1635 N Halsted St
    Italian Inspired. Honest cooking.
    Lincoln Park
  • Sapori Trattoria

    Sapori Trattoria

    2701 N Halsted St
    Sapori Trattoria, Upscale Italian Dining in Chicago's Lincoln Park
    Lincoln Park
  • Wilde Bar & Restaurant

    Wilde Bar & Restaurant

    3130 N Broadway St
    Wilde is an upscale Irish pub and gathering place located just between the borders of the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods in Chicago. We have some of the best pub food around, and serve it up in a laid back and warm atmosphere!
    Lake View
  • Half Shell

    Half Shell

    676 W Diversey Pkwy
    Half Shell Chicago is a quality Chicago seafood restaurant that specializes in Lincoln Park seafood, especially crab legs. Whether you're just visiting Chicago or live in the area, Half Shell restaurant is a great place to stop by if you want no frills casual seafood dining with fresh and high quality seafood.
    Lake View
  • Sushi Para II

    Sushi Para II

    2256 N Clark St
  • Chilam Balam

    Chilam Balam

    3023 N. Broadway
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