Whether before or after your visit to Victory Gardens we recommend the following neighborhood restaurants. Show your ticket stub or Subscriber I.D. Card to receive the discounts listed! To find out more about the business and their special offer, click on their name to reveal the information. *Restaurant partners and discounts as of 11/10/10.
2423 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago's Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant offers an astonishingly large menu of Mexican delicacies prepared in the traditional fashion.
One free appetizer (one per table)
2221 N Lincoln Ave
Aquitaine is a neighborhood bistro that recently opened in Lincoln Park . At the helm is chef-partner Holly Willoughby, who was a line cook at David Burke’s Primehouse for the past four years and worked at Vermilion and Basil Leaf Café prior to that. The two most important things to Willoughby : (1) Making everything from scratch, for instance her gnocchi (which she describes as “handrolled, light, fluffy ricotta gnocchi”) and (2) Supporting the local farming community. “A huge goal is to source from farmers and people that don’t already have a connection to the city,” Willoughby says.
Half-price bottles of wine
738 W. Fullerton Avenue
This comfortably hangout boasts a packed bookshelf and a few tables. The Pig brews four kinds of coffee each day, and there's a dizzying array of espresso drinks available, as well as canned sodas, juices, shakes and house-made root beer. The grub includes pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches, most of which are named after books--like "The Sun Also Rises.”
10% discount with your ticket stub or subscriber i.d. card
2024 N. Halsted Street
Ph: 773. 935.5000
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is known for Tapas, the hot & cold appetizers of Spain; Paella, a typical Valencian rice dish served with vegetables and meat or seafood; and Sangria, Spain’s famous wine “fiesta” drink made from fruit, wine and liquors. Cafe Ba Ba Reeba! is owned by Chef Gabino Sotelino and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.
Complimentary Dessert Tapa
2100 N. Halsted Street
Ph: 773. 871.2100
Café Bernard is an authentic country French Bistro. Chef and owner Bernard LeCoq opened Cafe Bernard in 1972 and for more than 30 years has been serving the favorite dishes of his native French homeland such as French Onion Soup, Cassoulet Toulousain, and Bouillabaisse.
Prix Fixe menu -$20 soup/salad, entree, dessert
2445 N. Lincoln Avenue
Excellent diner dishes at a great price. Selections include salads, pizzas, burritos, quesadillas, skillets, omelets, Zydeco chicken, chicken stir-fry pita, Philly cheese steak pita, gyros, burgers, turkey breast, and more.
Please call to confirm discount.
2476 N Lincoln Ave
When translated from Italian to English, “Forza” is defined as “force” or “strength” which is exactly what the owners had in mind when naming Lincoln Park’s newest restaurant and bar. When walking into Forza, you’ll be transported to an Italian bar in southern Italy bustling with cocktails being shaken and the wafts of fresh pasta and pizza warming the restaurant. The dark woods are illuminated by the beautiful cream light shades and the assortment of bottles behind the bar. Take a seat on an old fashioned stool or slide into the leather banquet and make yourself comfortable for the night.
20% off food and beverage for a pre-show dinner
2060 N. Cleveland
Four Farthings is a neighborhood pub with a nice outside patio and reasonable prices. Family owned and operated since 1981, it serves brunch, lunch and dinner.
10% off dinner or dessert
2263 N. Lincoln Avenue
The kitchen dishes out burgers, chicken sandwiches, pasta and pizza as well as the regular lineup of appetizers such as onion loaf, nachos and chicken wings.
10% off dinner and/or 2-for-1 beverage
2534 N. Lincoln Avenue
In early 2008, chef-partner Carlo Vizconde (former Kamehachi head chef) and chef Melvin Vizconde--twin brothers--teamed up with partners Michelle Ly, Tony Taing and Huy Nguyen to reopen Lincoln Park BYOB Kyoto after several months of renovations. The result: a new sushi bar, new furniture and a cozy red color scheme. The expected maki, nigiri and sashimi selections fill the menu, and there's also a rotating specials list. Japanese entrees such as steak and chicken teriyaki, as well as several soba and udon noodle dishes, are good options for sushi-phobes..
2432 N. Lincoln Avenue
Located in the former 3 Penny movie theater, the 8,400-square-foot Lincoln Hall comes from Mike and Chris Schuba, the guys behind Lakeview live music institution Schubas. In the new space--which underwent a complete gut rehab--Mike Schuba says to expect the exact same type of bands Schubas books. (All shows are 21+ unless otherwise noted.) The music room, however, is a bit larger, with a mezzanine level to boot. Separate bar area, with full kitchen (offering a variety of small plates, wraps, salads and sandwiches), also on site, overseen by Schubas chef Rafael Lopez.
½ priced Beer or Cocktail or Two for One Entrée
2432 N. Lincoln Avenue
Lincoln Station offers a relaxed atmosphere, homemade American cuisine, a full service bar and a variety of amusements. We are open for lunch everyday, with comfortable seating indoors or at our seasonal sidewalk cafe.
One free appetizer (one per table)
958 W. Wrightwood
Lou's is the home of the BEST Chicago-style deep dish pizza in the world! If you love a buttery, flakey crust, sweet and tangy tomatoes, gooey mozzarella cheese, perfectly seasoned sausage, and other fresh ingredients- you’ve come to the right place.
Free appetizer with your Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza order (Lincoln Park location only)
2638 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
This Lincoln Park restaurant and "salumeria" from the team behind Italian spot La Trattoria Del Merlo and the more upscale Merlo on Maple is painted and decorated to resemble a typical Bolognese home. The rustic Italian menu focuses on made-from-scratch pasta and ragu-style sauces, with selections such as ricotta-filled tortelloni with porcini, pappardelle with pheasant ragu and bow-tie pasta with duck ragu. Imported cheeses and cured meats are also specialties, as are Italian desserts such as torta della nonna (cake with cream and pinenut filling, garnished with a wild berry sauce). The salumeria, basically a gourmet specialty store, sells a variety of cured meats and cheeses, fresh hand-made pastas and house-made sauces for carryout. The pastas and sauces are straight off the restaurant menu, so it's a convenient (and less expensive) way to recreate your favorite meals at home.
Prix Fixe menu -call for details
2300 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago , IL 60614
Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French Bistro tucked into the beautiful Belden-Stratford Hotel just blocks away in Lincoln Park . Mon Ami offers classic favorites like steak and crisp flat pommes frites, onion soup and roasted chicken with mushrooms, bacon and pearl onions. While dining, enjoy a selection of French wines from our Rolling Wine Cart.
2360 N. Lincoln Avenue
Can't decide between Chinese or sushi? At this cute BYOB close to Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park, you don't have to. Take a seat in the calm dining room defined by dark wood and accented with red sconces and exposed ductwork and choose from generous portions of classic Chinese dishes such as kung pao-style chicken, chow fun noodles with shrimp, and Mongolian beef. The sushi menu is extensive, offering a selection of specialty rolls like the Summer Maki (spicy hamachi, ohba and tempura crunch topped with mango, honey miso and yuzu dressing). There are also nine vegetarian rolls, as well as an extensive nigiri selection.
15% discount off dinner
2269 N. Lincoln Avenue
Tuan Nguyen, part of the family behind the now-shutterd Pasteur, is a partner in this reasonably priced Vietnamese spot. Although the food is Vietnamese, Nguyen is aiming for a more low-key vibe and he's offering a broad menu of noodle, stir-fry and grilled dishes, plus appetizers and salads, with most entrees under $14. Nguyen, who has spent considerable time researching dishes in Vietnam in addition to his 20 plus years in the restaurant biz, hopes to expose more folks to his native cuisine.
10% off dinner
2476 N. Lincoln Avenue
The Spread caters to Lincoln Park sports fans with more than 20 plasma TVs and a shuffleboard table. Exposed brick walls, ample seating and storefront windows that open onto the sidewalk cafe create a relaxed neighborhood bar vibe. A dressed-up bar food menu keeps with the sporty theme: Start with On the Green (salads) and stick around for sweet Overtime (desserts).
20% off food (excluding alcohol)
2436 N. Lincoln Avenue
Though this family-owned restaurant focuses mainly on carryout, delivery and catering orders, there are a few seats for walk-ins. The menu features soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza and desserts. The most popular item is the spinach salad with pecans, Granny Smith apples, blue cheese and raspberry vinaigrette.
One free cold appetizer with dinner
1229 N. North Branch Street
J&L Catering was founded in Chicago 's River North neighborhood in 1989. With more than 20 years of food service experience and a life-long passion for great food, owners Ted Grady and Kevin Kelly continue to bring freshness and creativity to Chicago 's catering market. J&L has become known for their original and exciting cuisine and for the ability to work in a variety of settings where both precision and flexibility are essential to meet a client's changing needs.