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Blind Faith Cafe
Blind Faith Cafe

Blind Faith Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://blindfaithcafe.com
  • 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
  • Catering: We Can Help You Create the Perfect Menu for any Occasion. Blind Faith catering delivers innovative vegetarian cuisine to homes and businesses. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner party or a wedding for hundreds, we can meet all your catering needs. Our creative staff will tailor a unique event to your individual tastes. We can offer recommendations and help you arrange everything from linen to location. Let us cater your next party or prepare dinner tonight.
  • 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
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our Dinning Rooms are Available for Parties and Corporate Events. We can accommodate groups of 12-40 guests. Whether you are planning a breakfast meeting, lunch with friends or a special evening, we can meet all your needs. Our experienced and creative team will help you design the perfect menu for any occasion.

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 enjoy vegetarian cuisine. Just twenty-five minutes from the Loop and only blocks from Northwestern's Evanston campus, our dinning room offers a casual warmth perfect for any occasion.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My faith in this Resturant has never let me down! Great food served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "A little pricey but the food is so fresh and different that it is worth it. The service is excellent!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Wonderful food as usual and our server Cesar was great! Brought our nephew who is strictly a carnivore and he even enjoyed the food."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "It is rare to find a restaurant with low noise levels AND wonderful food these days. It was the perfect spot for a leisurely dinner with old friends. We all found the entrees delicious and the chocolate desserts were decadent. Our server was pleasantly quirky, attentive but not overly so. I would definitely return when visiting the area!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Wonderful food as usual and our server Antonio was great!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great food, a really nice wine list and attentive service. The dinning room is quiet and comfortable, and they have a terrific bakery that includes vegan and gluten-free options. We've been coming here for over twenty years and the food just gets better and better."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I used to love this restaurant 10 years ago. This time the food was bland and served cold. It was not busy for Sunday brunch so I'm guessing people are thinking the same way I am. I won't go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was wonderful as usual and our server Antonio was great!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food at Blind Faith is always good. The menu changes with the seasons so last time's favorite might be there this time, but that is good because then you have to try something else. I always find something I like on the menu and the appetizers are always excellent. If you are too full for dessert there is a bakery next door so you can take something home for later."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "It has been a few years since I been back to Blind Faith Café. I live in the North Suburbs and don't get by Evanston way very often. My significant other specifically requested Blind Faith as his birthday present. We were not disappointed in the menu and the always great service we get every time we dine there. I am glad they are a part of OpenTable. They will get the recognition they truly deserve."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our first time at the BFC. Wow! We asked our server what to get and she made some great choices. I will go back again soon just for the tofu with the Kung pow sauce."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. I'm not a vegetarian but could become easily become one going to restaurant. Their food is simply delicious!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Even if you aren't vegan it is worth a try. My family, which includes 4 young children, will be going back soon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food is yummy, creative menu, excellent service, little bit pricey but fair price for the quality and taste. I am an out-of towner but a repeat customer when in Evanston. (Brought all the family that came for son's graduation and everyone really enjoyed the brunch.) Thanks!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was the best restaurant I have ever eaten at. The food was delicious and the waitress was a doll!!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took someone here for their birthday, and included a special instruction with my OpenTable reservation. I wrote that I'd like them to bring a dessert with a lit candle at the appropriate time. Our waiter, without me having to say anything once we were at the restaurant, brought it over at the right time. The table reserved for us was a prime booth, and the food was really good (as always!). Everyone was very friendly. I felt really well taken care of."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "First experience with seitan and other vegeterian fare.,our waitress was so helpful and answered all of our questions and recommended several different dishes explaining them all. There were 4 people in my party, we all had a different dish, and were all pleasantly surprised. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had an extended family brunch that included a 3 year old and a 1 year old. They provided a side room, a great kids menu and served all cheerfully and well. I'd be delighted to go back again. As to food - try the spinach and feta cheese omelet. It got rave reviews from our party."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Have been coming here for more than 10 years. Outstanding vegetarian menu."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "One of my entire family's favorite restaurants for great food, drink and dessert! Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my son with me for a Mother's Day dinner after soccer. I did not tell him the restaurant was vegetarian. He loved it! It was nice to have a children's menu, and he loved the grilled cheese and fresh apple cider. I loved my Thai peanut noodles. I had a hard time deciding between wine and a cocktail, but decided to splurge on a cucumber cocktail. I was not disappointed. We both thought the chocolate pudding was the perfect end to our dinner together. Our server was very attentive too. I'd love to come back with the whole family, or just for a date with my husband."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Best Vegetarian in town. It is my wife's favorite place--she chose it for Mother's day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family booked a table for ten at Blind Faith on Mother's Day. Although it was disappointing to wait for our table when we arrived on time, the staff quickly got us settled at some high tops in the bakery area, and our table was ready within about ten minutes. Our server was especially helpful in working with our kids (3 and 6). She went out of her way to accommodate their request to have some whipped cream on their pancakes (not a regular option). They also replaced my mother in law's too spicy entree with a tamer one, for free. We had a number of folks with special dietary needs, but there were options for everyone, and all of them were delicious. Thanks for a great brunch with great service!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Blind Faith's food and service is always consistent. Tasty and great service. Friendly , knowledgable staff. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Even though it is hard to find vegetarian restaurants I would easily skip this one. The food was so-so and the service was a disaster. The waitress couldn't have cared less. We had to ask for everything twice and she acted like she was doing us a favor by waiting on us. She never checked back to see if we liked our food. The food was basic and not in any way gourmet. The selection was fairly limited. The portions were a nice size but the quality just wasn't what I expected. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "While years ago this was more of a hippie home, now it's a great restaurant that just happens to be vegetarian. Every dish is impeccable and delightful. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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
  • "Great food, good wines, and comfortable surroundings complimented by a friendly well trained staff and some of the best pastry and desserts we've ever had. What more could you ask for? We'll be back! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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