Chicago Restaurants near Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Our list of the best food near Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Our top pick: Alinea.
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  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company

    Steppenwolf Theatre Company

    1650 N Halsted St
    Box office M-Sa 11AM-5PM, Su 1-5PM. Tickets from $40. The creation of John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, and many others, Steppenwolf features cutting-edge theater and doesn't trade on the famous name, offering both original material and incisive re-stagings of classic plays (like a terrific recent production of The Crucible). Unlike Second City, the famous alumni of Steppenwolf make occasional returns to the stage as their schedules allow.
    Lincoln Park food nearby
  • 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


    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
  • Bistrot Margot

    Bistrot Margot

    1437 N Wells St
    M 11:30AM-9PM, Tu-Th 11:30AM-10PM, F 11:30AM-11PM, Sa 10:30AM-11PM, Su 10:30AM-9PM. $18-26. Casual French bistro at reasonable prices, with an enthusiastic chef and charming decor. There's a bar on the second floor.
    Near North Side
  • Japonais


    600 W Chicago Ave
    Japonais delivers a unique experience for guests - exceptional contemporary Japanese Cuisine and Sushi in an extraordinary setting.
    Near North Side
  • 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.
    Lincoln Park
  • 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
    Lincoln Park
  • MK


    868 N Franklin St
    Near North Side
  • 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
  • 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.
    Lincoln Park
  • West Town Tavern

    West Town Tavern

    1329 W Chicago Ave
    Serving contemporary comfort food Monday through Saturday beginning at 5:00PM. For complete menus go to
    West Town
  • 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


    1723 N Halsted St
  • The Fireplace Inn

    The Fireplace Inn

    1448 N Wells St
    Conveniently located in the heart of Old Town Chicago! Book your private event NOW! Email: Twitter:
    Near North Side
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Topo Gigio

    Topo Gigio

    1516 N Wells St
  • Branch 27

    Branch 27

    1371 W Chicago Ave
    West Town
  • 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


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


    228 W. Chicago Ave
    Farmhouse Tavern is a Midwestern Craft Tavern-Come Visit!
    Near North Side
  • Sushi Para II

    Sushi Para II

    2256 N Clark St
  • Kamehachi


    1400 N Wells St
    M-Sa 11:30AM-2AM, Su 4:30PM-midnight. $16-22. Reliable and sometimes exceptional sushi at this Old Town outlet of the Chicago sushi chainlet. There's relief for vegetarians as well: try the agedashi tofu.
    Near North Side
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