Chicago Restaurants near Victory Gardens Theater

Our list of the best food near Victory Gardens Theater. Our top pick: Alinea.
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  • Victory Gardens Theater

    Victory Gardens Theater

    2433 N Lincoln Ave
    Box office Tu-Sa 12-8PM, Su 12-4PM. Tickets $15-45. One of the premier Off-Loop theaters in Chicago, Victory Gardens hosts a noteworthy slate of original plays and adaptations both fun and dramatic. Among their several stages is the Biograph Theater, and they're kind enough to screen classic movies there ($5) from time to time so people can relive old Hollywood and ill-fated dates of John Dillinger.
    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
  • 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.
    Lincoln Park
  • Cesar's Tacos

    Cesar's Tacos

    3166 N Clark St
    M-Th 11AM-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-midnight, Su noon-8PM. $9-14 for a meal, although the sky's the limit with the margaritas. Mind-blowing margaritas and Mexican food at a price that practically demands over-indulgence. There's another location nearby at 2924 N Broadway.
    Lake View
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mia Francesca

    Mia Francesca

    3311 N Clark St
    Dinner M-Th 5-10PM, F 5-11PM, Sa 3-11PM, Su 3-10PM; brunch Sa-Su 10AM-3PM. $18-30. The original location for Mia Francesca's fine Italian dining, and the best — it's noisy, crowded, and not the place for an intimate meal, but Mia's has great pasta & fish, and offers a very Chicago atmosphere of hustle & bustle.
    Lake View
  • 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
  • Delilah's

    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.
    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
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