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Blind Faith Cafe
Blind Faith Cafe

Blind Faith Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://blindfaithcafe.com
  • Email: blindfaithcafe@earthlink.net
  • Phone: (847) 328-6875
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Blind Faith Cafe has three venues to make your party an unforgettable event. Whether you are planning a luncheon or dinner, our experienced and creative team will help you design the perfect menu for any occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: David Lipschutz (847) 328-6875

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chicago
  • Public Transit: Dempster Street CTA, Davis Street Metra North line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Blind Faith Cafe
Offering globally inspired seasonal menus, Blind Faith is a certified green restaurant transforming the way people think about vegetarian cuisine. Just twenty-five minutes from the Loop and blocks away from Northwestern's Evanston campus, our dinning room offers a casual warmth perfect for any occasion.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Great variety on menu. Beautiful presentation and more than adequate portions. Make sure to try appetizers. Stuffed avocado was outstanding. All these comments from 2 non vegetarians. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "After reading some of the negative reviews posted on line at various dining internet sites I questioned my reservation decision - but given my daughter's pension for high quality vegetarian went ahead. Glad we dined at Blind Faith. The food, cost, ambiance and service were all very nice and exceeded expectations. Judging from the number of locals dining around us I would believe our experience was the norm. Blind Faith offers relaxed/comfortable dining and a tasty array of menu options that I believe both confirmed vegetarians and those who simply enjoy good food will be pleased to be served. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We took our daughter and two friends out to dinner since our daughter is a vegetarian. We all loved everything. She was so happy to have so many options to choose from. It was her birthday."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I grew up in Evanston and remember when they opened. We called it the 'hippie' place! Now that I'm a vegan, I looked forward to going back. I ordered the miso soup and lentil salad (without cheese). The server poured the hot soup in the bowl at the table, which was a nice touch. The flavor of the soup was really good. There were way too many chopped green onions for the small bowl and I ended up fishing out a full tablespoon of them, with several left behind. The lentil salad also had a good flavor, but there was some grittiness to it, which makes me think they didn't rinse the lentils? It wasn't a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We enjoyed the kung pao dish (spicy and flavorful) but didn't much care for the marsala (very chewy). The wine selection is modest but we loved the our glasses of the Malbec and Vinhos Verdes. The flour-less chocolate cake was great, and the house coffee was good too. Will go back because we can walk there easily, and the variety of options on their menu gives us a lot to explore."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The Blind Faith Cafe was an excellent choice for our family celebration dinner. Several of our group are vegetarian but everyone liked the food. The specials of the evening, like sweet potato crostini, were beautifully served and very tasty. We were seated in a side room so our group had space. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We have eaten there before over the years and will return I am sure."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Did not have high expectations but location across from Space; nice stout on beer menu and Thai Peanut Noodles exceptional"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "They had so many options and information for my date who was allergic to everything! Great tasting and healthy options as well."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The prix fixe menu for Valentine's Day was a real treat. Every dish, from the amuse bouche to the desserts was delicious, nicely presented and satisfying. Good wine list, too.Service was pleasant and snappy. A very well-run restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As an alternative to the usual Valentine's Day for two meat dishes. Blind Faith offered and wonderful fixed price three course meal. A wine flight was also offered to complement. Scrumptious! The brandied poached pear dessert was sublime! Our server was very knowledgeable about the beer and wine choices for the menu selections."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We adore Blind Faith! We had a Valentine's night dinner that was absolutely gourmet--great prix-fixe menu, delicious preparations and lovely wine pairings. Blind Faith's cuisine is a tribute to how tasty vegetarian meals can be. And the wait staff is always very accommodating."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Blind Faith's owner, David, has tried a variety of things to push his stalwart vegetarian restaurant into a slightly upscale/natural gourmet niche. Wine, small plate entrees, and expensive desserts are on the menu, along side old school vegetarian staples. As an occasional diner there for several decades, I remain loyal due to his commitment to brown rice, legumes, and steamed veggies. Besides the expected "clean" options, newer things-like the tasty but paltry stuffed pablamo peppers-are appealing to those with a taste for something new. While the service is always friendly, a little attention to timing, IE: not rushing the entree, would be appreciated. Especially when dinner for 4, with wine, tax and tip, can easily top $150."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Nice variety of vegetarian dishes and the best vegan chocolate cup cakes ever! I always get one when I go there. Only complaint was too many green onions in the bibimbop--should have an additional veggie instead like carrots, cucumber, Asian egg plant or something."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Returned to Blind Faith at the request of my recently turned vegetarian 20 year old. This is still a viable option for vegetarian (and I believe Vegan) food in Evanston. Service was good and professional although there was a lag between an appetizer and the main courses. The pot stickers and sauce were tasty. My wife and son split the tostadas and enjoyed them, although they would have liked a bit more guacamole and sour cream. We all had salads as our mains and they were all good and big enough for a meal."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We were a repeat party of 6 on NYE 2013. The servers extended the perfect level of attentiveness. The appetizers--steamed potstickers (vegan) and sweet potato fries--a delicious beginning; the entrees--Mongolian Stir-Fry, Enchiladas Verdes, BBQ Seitan Sandwich, and Seitan Marsala--absolutely satisfying. We shared desserts--peanut butter-chocolate cake (vegan) with raspberry sorbet and lemon torte with lemon sorbet--perfect ending note. My hot ginger tea was a pleasing warm-up after the snowy, cold walk from the car. The ONLY disappointment was the bland brown rice served with the Enchiladas Verdes. The entree would have been totally satisfying if the side had been rice AND beans or the Mexican yellow rice."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I often bring my guests to Blind Faith for dinner. What a wonderful setting on a winter evening; a perfect escape from the daily grind. And an ideal environment for quality time with your dining companions. The food and service, which never disappoints, provide the fuel for that quality time of wonderful conversation as well as an amazing sense of contentment."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Enjoyed the variety of vegetarian food. Even those non veggies in our group found delicious food. Heat for a change. Really tasty and nice variety,"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Blind Faith is always a delight for lunch, dinner, or brunch. Our recent visit was for dinner. Our table was waiting with wine list and menus, service attentive but never intrusive, and the food delicious. Blind Faith is an excellent choice for dining with friends and family."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Cozy booth with old friends and very enjoyable vegan selections while snow drifted by the windows... Enchanting !!!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "A vegetarian restaurant that is clean and has a variety of food- good service- wish they would make their Asian sauces with out the "hot" moniker, but still really like it- Great sweet potato fries can be an occasional treat-"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Do not understand why I did not receive Open Table points for this reservation."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "This restaurant is sure to please even the non-vegetarian. We had a very pleasant brunch with kind, professional service. Our only problem was deciding what to order since there were many choices that appealed to us. The Mongolian stir fry with seitan was enjoyed by two of us, although we soon realized it could easily have been shared, thus able to rationalize ordering something else too. But delicious as leftovers too. The caesar salad was dressed nicely without any anchovy. All very good."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I've dined here only for lunch until this date. It was a Saturday night, we had a reservation but we were delayed by 30 minutes because we were coming from the Northwestern football game through a rainstorm. With a call to the restaurant the host saved our reservation and seated us promptly in the full restaurant once we arrived. Service matters."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The pesto dominated every other flavor in the pasta dish, too much so. The bibimbop had too many flavors competing with each other...seemingly to cover up the fact that it was a meatless dish. The pear and goat salad had too much of a bitter taste in it to be completely enjoyable."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "But the best thing in there was the dessert ( eclairs) and the wine. I had the macrobiotic plate, seaweed tasted funky, the miso soup that comes with it I was explained to me it is not made in the house. .it was beyond salty..my friend's burger was blah..no reason to return or recommend the place."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The food was wonderful and the manager Ed and our server Antonio were great!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Food was great even for non-vegetarians. My enchiladas verses were some of the best I have eve had. Our waiter was fabulous. Very knowledgable, mellow and great sense of humor. I would go back in a second"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "It was my birthday and I chose to celebrate there. it was the best decision- not only did my group and I have a great time but we were also in love with the food."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "This vegetarian restaurant is definitely a "diamond in the rough" . They have great food, great wait staff, and an energetic "feel". With 2 vegetarian daughters, we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Aways very good food, even non vegetarians will be happy with it. Recommend the Mongolian Stir Fry to anyone, a but spicy and very tasty and satisfying. Good service, a quality restaurant that does everything correctly."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "It is amazing what this restaurant can do with non-meat dishes. You can't tell the difference."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Our group had a vegan and some Asian food lovers. Blind Faith Cafe pleased them plus offered plenty of other choices. The food was delicious, and the desserts were super. Our server really knew her business, was attentive and very pleasant. All in all it was a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The Blind Faith is and has been one of my favorite restaurants for a long time. I always have great service and love the cooking. I can't remember a time that I had a less than great experience there."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Blind Faith's remodeling has created a soft and warm ambiance that is welcoming and relaxing.Had a group of 10 people in their private dining room. It was perfect!!!They paid attention to every detail, even providing flowers and adjusting the temperature to suit us. The servers went out of their way to make sure everything was the way we wanted it."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Conveniently located near the Dempster Street El, Blind Faith has evolved into a fine dining experience with many vegan and gluten free options on the menu, a great wine list, and amazing desserts from the in-house bakery. I no longer live in the area, but make a point of coming here whenever I'm visiting Evanston. On this trip. I spent a week in a room located a block away from the restaurant and have eaten here multiple times for both lunch and dinner. Really, really good food; and with so many options to choose from, I never get tired of it. And I'm not even a vegetarian!"
    Dined on 8/27/2013