Lincoln Park

Restaurants in Lincoln Park

A block from DePaul University, The Pig, so-called by locals, offers baked goods, as well as large selection of sandwiches with names like The Catcher in the Rye (corned beef on rye), The Old Man and the Sea (tuna), and The Garden Party (veggie).

Touted as Chicago’s original tapas bar, Café Ba-Ba-Reba is as festive as it sounds. Enjoy tapas, pixtos (bite-sized tapas), paella, and five varieties of sangria in a lively atmosphere.

Established in Lincoln Park in 1977, Potbelly began as an antique store that just happened to serve sandwiches to hungry customers. Soon, the shop evolved into a café and has now expanded to become a 200-store franchise.

Designed with slim tree trunks and a tented ceiling, this Lincoln Park room radiates breezy glamour, and so does the food.

Don't be fooled by its shabby appearance. When Danny Meyer was developing the Shake Shack menu, he turned to this 1980s strip-mall relic for frankfurter inspiration. And these char-grilled jobs remain Meyer's favorite bun-pocketed specimens outside New York.

At the forefront of the groundbreaking molecular gastronomy movement, Alinea offers meals that are quite simply unlike any others.

Occupying a refurbished, 1912 field house for ice skaters right on the edge of a romantic pond that serves as a namesake, this Arts and Crafts restaurant is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Located in Lincoln Park and recipient of a Michelin star in 2010, this restaurant offers inventive New American cuisine from Italian-born chef Giuseppe Tentori, previously of Charlie Trotter’s.

Operated by the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group, R.J. Grunts has a casual ambiance peppered with good humor, from its motto ("catering to the neurotic compensation of eating") to its unique cartoonish menu design.

L20

Located in Lincoln Park, this restaurant produces modern seafood that draws flavors from Japan to Maine. Inside the dining room, white leather chairs contrast Macassar ebony tables, while glass panels and stainless steel cable screens separate spaces.