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Restaurants in Lincoln Square

A guide to the restaurants in Lincoln Square which range from fine dining destinations to casual rooftop beer gardens. Lincoln Square is a small neighborhood – it’s just about 2.5 square miles. Yet, it’s packed with restaurants.

A guide to the restaurants in Lincoln Square which range from fine dining destinations to casual rooftop beer gardens.

Lincoln Square is a neighborhood that doesn’t have the strictest definition. The official map of neighborhoods from 1993 lists Lincoln Square and not Ravenswood. These days, most people use Ravenswood to refer to the larger neighborhood bordered by Andersonville, Uptown, Lakeview, North Center, and the Chicago River. Lincoln Square is a smaller area located within Ravenswood by the intersection of West Lawrence Avenue and North Western Avenue.

You can read about Restaurants in Ravenswood here.

Last Updated: March 2022

Restaurants in Lincoln Square:

We have indicated which restaurants in Lincoln Square serve breakfast/brunch and/or lunch in addition to dinner.

American, Fine Dining

Elizabeth offers a hyper-seasonal tasting menu with Midwestern roots that highlights forgotten foods and methods of preparation. Ingredients are sourced from local farmers.

Bistro Champagne

A neighborhood French bistro with a garden patio that serves sustainable farm-to-table cuisine. The menu is traditional French and includes escargots, terrine de foie gras, French onion soup, salads lyonnaise, cassoulet, and steak frites.

Gene’s Sausage Shop & Delicatessen
German, Polish, Lunch

Lincoln Square was originally settled by German immigrants and this rooftop beer and wine garden helps to the neighborhood to its history. The menu includes polish sausage, bratwurst, schnitzel, and pierogi. The restaurant is located above a market and deli.

German, Italian

Today, Gene’s and Himmel’s are the two German restaurants remaining in Lincoln Square. The menu is a mix of German and Italian cuisine. You can find Bavarian pork shank, chicken schnitzel, and sauerbraten listed above chicken parmesan, chicken marsala, and spaghetti and meatballs on the menu.

Baker Miller
Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

This restaurant and bakery in Lincoln Square serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch (not dinner). The menu includes breakfast tacos, biscuit sandwiches, bagel sandwiches, salads, and sandwiches plus pastries, pies, and breads.

Cafe Selmarie
American, Breakfast, Lunch

An American bakery and cafe in Lincoln Square that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The kitchen menu has European influences and includes spinach lasagna, chicken schnitzel, and a burger. The bakery serves croissants, cinnamon buns, eclairs, brownies, torts, cakes, and pies.

Jerry’s Sandwiches
American, Burgers, Lunch, Kid-friendly

Jerry’s specializes in sandwiches and has over three dozen on the menu, plus several burgers. The menu has it all: fried chicken sandwiches, blacked chicken sandwiches, corned beef sandwiches, skirt steak sandwiches, pork belly sandwiches, seafood sandwiches, and vegetarian sandwiches. The menu has soups, salads, and sides too.

Miku Sushi
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Lunch

Miku Sushi serves ramen, poke bowls, and skewers in addition to sushi, sashimi, nigiri, and maki. Bento boxes are available at lunchtime.

The Warbler
American, Kid-friendly, Lunch

The Warbler serves lunch and dinner daily and the menu has flatbreads, sandwiches, pastas, and entrees like pork loin and butternut squash falafel. A family-style supper is available from 4:30 pm – 6 pm on weeknights for $27 a person and includes a selection of five dishes from the dinner menu including a salad, two appetizers, vegetable dishes or a pasta, and a flatbread. Kids under nine-years-old eat free.


A sister restaurant to The Warbler which is located next door, Gather serves modern American comfort food like pork belly, chicken liver mousse, uovo raviolo, braised pork shoulder, and a burger. Dinner is served nightly and brunch is available on Sundays.

Root’s Pizza
Pizza, Kid-friendly

Roots serves up Quad Cities style pizza, and has four locations in Chicago. Roots often collaborates with other restaurants to bring things like Korean Fried Chicken Pizza and Butter Chicken Pizza to the menu. They have a long list of salad options too.

Luella’s Southern Kitchen
American, Southern

Luella’s Southern Kitchen is committed to being traditional Southern cuisine to Chicago. The menu features shrimp and grits, gumbo, buttermilk fried chicken, and Nashville chicken and waffles. Sides include cornbread, buttermilk biscuit, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, and fried green tomatoes. Brunch is served on weekends.

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