Chicago Restaurants near Smart Museum of Art

Our list of the best food near Smart Museum of Art. Our top pick: CHANT.
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  • Smart Museum of Art

    Smart Museum of Art

    5550 S Greenwood Ave
    Fall–Spring Tu-W,F 10AM-4:30PM, Th 10AM-8PM, Sa-Su 10AM-5PM; summer Tu-Su 10AM-5PM. Free. The Smart museum is small, but has an excellent collection, thoughtfully exhibited. Staff is very friendly.
    Hyde Park food nearby
  • CHANT

    CHANT

    1509 E 53rd St
    M noon-10PM, Tu-Th 11:30AM-midnight, F-Sa 11:30AM-1AM, Su 11AM-10PM. CHANT is a restaurant and bar, but skip the food and go straight to the bar. (The food is fine, but the service is not.) The decor is extraordinarily chic for Hyde Park, and there's live entertainment (often jazz) F Sa starting at 9:30PM.
    Hyde Park
  • Istria Cafe

    Istria Cafe

    1520 E 57th St
    M-F 6:30AM-8PM, Sa 7AM-8PM, Su 7:30AM-8PM. $3-5. Premium coffee and an assortment of pricey, but well prepared panini, pastries, and gelato served right under the Metra stop.
    Hyde Park
  • Chant

    Chant

    1509 E 53rd St
    In Obama's neighborhood, open since late October 2007, this hot spot is from the folks behind neighborhood favorite Noodles Etc.
    Hyde Park
  • Seven Ten Lanes

    Seven Ten Lanes

    1055 E 55th St
    Su-Tu 11:30AM-midnight, W Th 11:30AM-1AM, F Sa 11:30AM-2AM. Beer, bowling, shuffleboard, and an art deco ambiance. Its proximity to the University allows it to be overpriced, but it's the only place around to satisfy bowling urges, or to have a good beer outside. They also happen to have some very good foreign beers on tap.
    Hyde Park
  • Noodles Etc.

    Noodles Etc.

    1333 E 57th St
    Dining at Noodles Etc. will be an authentic Asian food experience. We promise you'll love us.
    Hyde Park
  • Noodles Etc.

    Noodles Etc.

    1458 E 53rd St
    Dining at Noodles Etc. will be an authentic Asian food experience. We promise you'll love us.
    Hyde Park
  • Istria Cafe

    Istria Cafe

    1520 E 57th St
    Locally owned and operated, Istria Café is inspired by the coffee-rich tradition of the Istrian peninsula which is comprised of parts of what is now Italy, Croatia and Slovenia. Throughout history, the Istrian peninsula was devastated, destroyed and occupied by conquerors, but never completely, and never in spirit. Due to its turbulent history, a mixture of Italian, Slavic, Romanic and Germanic el
    Hyde Park
  • Park 52

    Park 52

    5201 S Harper Ave
  • Medici on 57th

    Medici on 57th

    1327 E 57th St
  • Shark's Fish & Chicken

    5048 S Cottage Grove Ave
  • Shinju Sushi

    1375 E 53rd St
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    Hyde Park
  • La Petite Folie

    1504 E 55th St
  • Valois Cafeteria

    1518 E 53rd St
  • Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

    Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

    1206 E 53rd St
  • Maravilla's Restaurant

    5506 S Lake Park Ave
  • Daley's Restaurant

    809 E 63rd St
    Huh? Daley worship in Woodlawn? No, that couldn't be and it isn't. Built by one John Daley, Chicago's oldest eatery has served as Woodlawn's neighborhood restaurant for about 120 years! As the Irish fled to the suburbs, the menu shifted towards offering nothing but the soulest soul food around (the breakfast is a particular draw — wonderful french toast). Owing to the housing projects just north, the area around this Green Line stop is on the rough side, but Daley's will treat you to a strong dose of delicious food and friendly service with nice atmosphere.
    Grand Crossing
  • Kikuya

    1601 E 55th St
    M 4PM-9:30PM, Tu-Su 11:30AM-9:30PM. $10-15. Fresh, high quality, traditional Japanese food.
    Hyde Park
  • Thai 55th

    1607 E 55th St
    Probably the least popular of the three Thai Row locations, but the best bet for pad see ew and bubble tea.
    Hyde Park
  • Edwardo's Natural Pizza Restaurant

    1321 E 57th St
    M-Th 11AM-10PM, F Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 11AM-10PM. $8-15. Come here specifically for its famous stuffed spinach pizza and you won't regret it — well, you may regret the weight-gaining aftermath, but you won't regret the immediate experience.
    Hyde Park
  • Medici

    1327 E 57th St
    M-Th 11AM-11PM, F 11AM-midnight, Sa 9AM-midnight, Su 9AM-11PM. $8-18. An Italian place very popular with the students, that can lay claim to above average baked goods, fine thin-crust pizza, Italian dishes, and a fun ambiance in their downstairs seating area (a separate door to the west of the street-level bakery). Also serves excellent floats with flavors like almond and grenadine. If you ask the admissions office to recommend a nice place nearby to take your kid, they'll point you in this direction.
    Hyde Park
  • Sitdown Cafe

    1312 E 53rd St
    Su-Th 11AM-9:30PM, F Sa 11AM-10:30PM. $8-25. Italian cafe/sushi bar serving up eclectic menu of fresh sushi, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Standout dishes include, oddly enough, their thin crust pizzas ($7 plain!), edamame (boiled peas on the pod done right), and a few favorite rolls like Chicago Fire and crunchy crab. Loft-casual decor with outdoor seating and full bar.
    Hyde Park
  • La Petite Folie

    1504 E 55th St
    lunch: Tu-F 11:30AM-2PM, dinner seating: Tu-Su 5PM-8PM. $15-25. A very good, unpretentious French restaurant on the south end of the Lake Shore shopping center. The U of C alumnae who own the place apparently tired of scientific research and moved to France for a while to graduate with honors from the prestigious Cordon Bleu Paris school of gastronomy. And Hyde Park rejoices. Prix fixe menu available daily 5PM-6:30PM.
    Hyde Park
  • Pizza Capri

    1501 E 53rd St
    Good upscale Italian cuisine and stuffed pizza at a reliable Chicagoland chain. Try the gourmet ingredients like feta cheese and fine sausage on a stuffed pizza for a deliciously fattening night. Great bread.
    Hyde Park
  • New Checkerboard Lounge

    5201 S Harper Ct
    11AM-2AM daily, live music usually starts after 9:30PM. Cover $3-20. The old Checkerboard Lounge in Bronzeville was perhaps the nation's most legendary venue for the blues, owned by none other than Buddy Guy. In a real blow to the Chicago blues, it closed in 2003. In search of a new home, Checkerboard moved to Hyde Park — a move quite controversial, in that had moved into the most well-to-do neighborhood in the area. Indeed, the Checkerboard is no longer the tiny, smoke-filled juke joint that played host to blues legends like Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, as well as some blues worshipers like the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Don't worry, though, it might be impossible to fill those giant shoes, but it's still a great blues club, and you'll get a real taste of blues on the South Side.
    Hyde Park
  • The Nile

    1611 E 55th St
    M-Sa 11AM-9PM, Su noon-8PM. $5-12. Though the décor is somewhat dated, the warm pita is plentiful (and best enjoyed with the homemade hummus) and the schwarma wraps are cheap, delicious, and filling. The red lentil soup is another yummy (and budget-friendly) option. Very popular with students.
    Hyde Park
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