Looking for a Restaurant in Chicago’s Wicker Park?

Named for the triangular-shaped park donated to the public by Charles and Joel Wicker in 1870, Wicker Park was once the home of many breweries, as well as manufacturers of furniture, musical instruments, and cigars. The Pritzkers, Saul Bellow, and Nelson Algren are all notable Wicker Park luminaries, and some of the city’s best examples of Victorian architecture can be viewed along Pierce and Hoyne Streets.

After a period of decline, Wicker Park is enjoying a major resurgence. Avant-garde galleries and hip boutiques dot the streets once dominated by heavy industry, and the neighborhood has become a high-profile destination for well-designed restaurants and fine dining.

Adobo Grill
2005 W Division St

Upscale Mexican in an upbeat atmosphere—guacamole is made fresh tableside in the traditional molcajate.

Bin Wine Café
(Wine Bar)
1559 N Milwaukee Ave

Sister-space to Bin 36 offers a seasonably inspired menu including thin crust pizzas and flights of wine and cheese.

Bob San
1805 W Division St

Authentic Japanese cuisine in a hip upscale environment with a cool warehouse feel.

Café Laguardia
2111 W Armitage Ave

Originally opened in Cuba in 1950—try the house specialty paella valencia.

Club Lucky
1824 W Wabansia Ave

Club Lucky is a 1940s-style supper club and cocktail lounge serving handmade pastas and signature martinis.

Coast Sushi Bar
2045 N Damen Ave

Delicious sushi amid minimalist upscale décor—this intimate low-lit restaurant is BYOB.

del Toro
(Spanish Small Plates)
1520 N Damen Ave

Chef Andrew Zimmerman serves up small plates for dinner and Sunday brunch, while a selection of cocktails and Spanish wines keep the party going into the early morning hours on the weekends. Influences from Antonio Gaudi and Spanish Art Nouveau abound, and the red marble bar and saddle leather seating speak to the bull and matador referenced in the restaurant’s name.

**IN THE KNOW: Designer Suhail also designed the MTV “The Real World Chicago” house.

Enoteca Roma
2144–46 W Division St

Pair homemade pasta with wine from the extensive bottle menu.

Feast Restaurant & Bar
1616 N Damen Ave

A funky Wicker Park favorite with bohemian trimmings.

1434 W Chicago Ave

Urban cooking with a Latin twist based on the flavors and ingredients of Sante Fe.

Friendship Chinese Restaurant
2830 N Milwaukee Ave

Top-notch traditional Chinese with French influences.

Green Dolphin Street
(Contemporary American)
2200 N Ashland Ave

Fresh innovations on a medley of classically grounded creations.

Green Ginger
2050 W Division St

Upscale dishes prove that Chinese food is not just for takeout.

Hot Chocolate
1747 N Damen Ave

Seasonal, organic American fare celebrating local farmers, organic meats and wild-caught fish.

Le Bouchon
1958 N Damen Ave

This cozy spot complete with green and white tile floor and lace curtains keeps the regulars coming back time and again for simple French classics

Marrakech Cuisine
1413 N Ashland Ave

A taste of Morocco and live belly dancing Friday and Saturday nights.

(Contemporary Latin)
1670 W Division St

Mas embraces the spirit and soul of the Latin lifestyle.

Meritage Café and Wine Bar
(Wine Bar)
2118 N Damen Ave

A romantic casual setting with an extensive menu of mainly California wines and an all-weather outdoor veranda for al fresco dining.

Mirai Sushi
2020 W Division St

Sip cocktails, eat sushi, and unwind in the futuristic upstairs lounge.

(Contemporary American)
1824 W Division St

Try a signature thin and crispy green chili pizza while reminiscing about Chicago’s days of gangsters and bootleggers.

(Contemporary American)
1745 W North Ave

Traditional steakhouse fare is joined by creative interpretations.

People Lounge
Spanish Tapas
1560 N Milwaukee Ave

Traditional Spanish tapas bar with a rustic old-world atmosphere.

(Brewery & Pizzeria)
1927 W North Ave

A lively pizza joint and bar in a former garage.

(South American/Asian Fusion)
1530 N Milwaukee Ave
(773) 276-7036

Named after the 1950s Japanese sci-fi classic “Rodan! The Flying Monster,” this space functions as a gallery, lounge, and restaurant all at once. The menu of simply presented exotic fusion of Asian and South American cuisine includes plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, as well as tasty wasabi fries.

**IN THE KNOW: Check Rodan’s online calendar for evening jazz performances and cult film screenings.

Salud Tequila Lounge
(Contemporary Mexican)
1471 N Milwaukee Ave

Tequila is the name of the game at Salud Tequila Lounge. The menu presents over 80 varieties, all 100-percent agave, from small artisanal producers to time-honored favorites alike. Executive chef Jose Gonzales turns out Salud specialties like the Tequila Cheeseburger, among other upscale Mexican/American favorites.

**IN THE KNOW: The Salud Tequila Club hosts special tequila-paired dinners and private tastings.

(Progressive American)
1466 N Ashland Ave

New on the Wicker Park dining scene, Schwa relies on local growers and sustainable production.

(Seafood / Mediterranean)
1952 N Damen Ave

Low ceilings, pillowed banquettes, and ruby colored walls.

1552 N Milwaukee Ave

A fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, and Mediterranean flavors. Souk serves both spicy foods and fruit flavored tobacco pipes.

(Contemporary American)
2039 W North Ave

What was once one of Chicago’s most storied bathhouses is now a restaurant.

Thyme Café
1540 N Milwaukee Ave

Summer herbs are grown in the garden at sister restaurant Thyme, ensuring the freshest fare.

Twisted Spoke
(Contemporary Diner)
501 N Ogden Ave

Enjoy a margarita on the rooftop deck, or try a Jim Beam on tap from the impressive bourbon menu.

Vintage Wine Bar
(Wine Bar)
1942 W Division St

A sophisticated neighborhood spot with over fifty wines and champagnes plus a menu of cheeses, entrees, appetizers.

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