Lincoln Park & Old Town restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Alinea

One of the world's best restaurants, the triple-Michelin-starred Alinea purveys multiple courses of molecular gastronomy. Dishes may emanate from a centrifuge or be pressed into a capsule, à la duck served with a ‘p…
Top Choice Modern American in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Boka

A Michelin-starred restaurant-lounge hybrid, Boka is a pre- and post-theater stomping ground for younger Steppenwolf patrons. Order a cocktail at the bar or slip into one of the booths for small-plate dishes such st…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Sultan's Market

Neighborhood folks dig into plates heaped with falafel sandwiches, creamy hummus, lamb shawarma, spinach pies and other quality Middle Eastern fare at family-run Sultan's Market. There's a large salad bar, too. The …
Pizza in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Pequod’s Pizza

Like the ship in Moby Dick from which this neighborhood restaurant takes its name, Pequod’s pan-style (akin to deep-dish) pizza is a thing of legend – head and shoulders above chain competitors for its caramelized c…
Bakery in Lincoln Park & Old Town

La Fournette

The chef hails from France's Alsace region and he fills his narrow, rustic-wood bakery with bright-hued macarons (purple passionfruit, green pistachio, red raspberry-chocolate), cheese-infused breads, crust-cracklin…
Burgers in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Small Cheval

Upscale burger shack Small Cheval does one thing and it does it well – serve up delicious all-beef patties, with or without cheese, and a side of golden fries, accompanied by shakes, shots or beer (or if it's that k…
Hawaiian in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Aloha Eats

It’s all about whopping portions of Hawaiian food here, from musubis (rice rolls wrapped in seaweed) to saimin (egg noodle soup) to katsus (breaded cutlets). Spam, aka ‘the Hawaiian steak,’ is the main ingredient in…
Burgers in Lincoln Park & Old Town

RJ Grunts

The very first of the now-ubiquitous Lettuce Entertain You stable of restaurants, RJ Grunts came on to the scene in the 1970s, when Lincoln Park emerged as the young singles’ neighborhood of choice. Now, as then, th…
Bakery in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Floriole Cafe

Floriole's chef started out selling lemon tarts, twice-baked croissants and rum-tinged caneles (a pastry with a custard center and caramelized crust) at the Green City Market. She now sells French-influenced baked g…
Cafe in Lincoln Park & Old Town

Bourgeois Pig

An old-style cafe, with creaking wooden tables and chairs set throughout several rambling rooms of a large old house; antique cameras and kitchen implements decorate the shelves. The menu features strong java and ma…