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Karyn's On Green
Karyn's On Green

Karyn's On Green Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.karynsongreen.com
  • Phone: (312) 226-6155
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 11:30am to 4:00pm and 5:00pm to 10:00pm
    Friday and Saturday 11:30am to 4:00pm and 5:00pm to 11:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am to 3:00pm and 4:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Josh Musinski
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We offer most all of our menu items in large quantities for catering. Call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Upstairs Lounge/Bar and Private room. Can accommodate 26 seated guests or up to 52 standing room only. Must purchase Private Dining package.
  • Private Party Contact: greeninfo@karynraw.com (888) 606-1642
  • Special Events & Promotions: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations welcomed

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adams
  • Public Transit: UIC-Halsted Blue Line, #20 Madison Bus to Green St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available Wednesday through Saturday 5:00pm to close.
A word from Karyn's On Green
Karyn's on Green is a stylish new addition to the Chicago restaurant scene. This all-vegan restaurant, the third for holistic Queen Karyn Calabrese (Karyn's Raw, Karyn's Cooked) is located n the West Loop/Greektown area.

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Diner Reviews
  • "First off, I do eat meat, and I only ever go to vegan restaurants because my girlfriend is vegan, which makes me semi-vegan I guess. Anyway, I've eaten at many vegan restaurants by now, and this one isn't too bad, but there are some issues, well, at least in my first-time experience. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either, although I'd like to come back and try different dishes to really understand this place. My server was really nice and friendly, but she disappeared a lot, which was okay, until we wanted to leave. We had to get some random person to box up our food, and twenty minutes after that she finally came back to check on us when we had been wanting the check for that length of time."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I don't normally eat vegan, and not because I don't like it, but the reasons I find to go out of my way for it are very finite. Upon entering the restaurant, the hostess was both cordial and attentive in making sure that we were seated quickly. As soon as we were, our server brought us our menus, told us the specials, and even offered to explain anything on the menu that we lacked familiarity with. My date was blown away at all the different vegan options, because she herself is a vegan. I, however, had very little familiarity with it, but the server quickly and considerately informed me of everything. My date loved her "chicken" Parmesan and I enjoyed the BBQ Seitan immensely, as though it were from a regular bbq joint."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Wonderful! Service was fabulous, food was exciting, space was open and airy. Stella, our server, was very attentive. We had the Fritto Misto, Raw Aged Cheese Plate, Employee Pizza, Raw Mushroom Stroganoff, Portabello Mushroom and Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée. So good! Especially the Fritto Misto, Portabello Mushroom and Creme Brûlée. If you didn't know the Creme Brûlée was vegan, you wouldn't know. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great food overall. As a vegan eater, I mostly stick to fruit in my every day diet but coming to this restaurant for my wife's birthday i expanded my intake and liked each course I tried. Great selection of Vegan beverages as well. Only knock would be a little too much oil used for everything, but i did not try asking for light or no oil, so they could have been able to do without the oil by just asking. As for the restaurant, the building had a feel of a very large and modern condo. Two levels, modern everything, and not an animal product to be found (no leather seats, etc)."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Service was horrible!!:( I've come many times & this was the absolute worst! They weren't that busy. To get a glass of water-let alone a napkin, straw took 25 min! Awf experience...won't be coming back!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Each time I come to Karyn's on Green the food is better and better. I highly recommend the aged "cheese" plate. Awesome!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Karyn's has the most creative, delicious vegan menu in town! Wonderful presentation, variety, and tastes!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The subject title says it all. This is truly a great restaurant. The food is great and the prices per entre are less than Olive Garden!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Although not a true Vegan, I do enjoy this restaurant's tasty dishes. I did have a couple favorites which they removed which includes a Sushi item and a delicious Soy Chorizo Burger. I've also had the Vegan Ruben which is no longer on the menu. The service was great and my meal was prepared well. If you are a true Vegan and are looking for fine dining. This is the place for you. If you are a non Vegan, this is the place to try Vegan food. I am disappointed my favorites are now off the menu."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food, great drinks. Loved their version of the Treetini. Followed our evening dining experience with a trip to the bar the following day for our before dinner drinks of more Treetinis."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our server was nice but had no idea what she was doing. Our order was rushed, our food was rushed. There were so many plates on our table we couldn't enjoy our food. Our appetizers still hadn't been cleared by the time we were asked if we wanted dessert (which we wanted but then we're not given a menu). We were dissappointed and will not be returning."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had dinner and returned for brunch two days later. We even found Karyn's other restaurant, Karyn's Cooked, and had lunch there during out stay in Chicago. Best dining experience EVER! These restaurants will be my first stops when we return to Chicago. I wish we had vegan restaurants like this in Michigan."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Loved the variety on the menu. We wanted to sample some of everything! We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Everything was great! Hostess got us seated and quickly accommodated an additional guest who joined us, the waitress, Kate, was extremely helpful in explaining the menu as first time dinner patrons, the dinner was great, the music was awesome and the other staff that assist were on top of all tasks. If you haven't tried it you should!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is the third time I've been here. I took my cousin to lunch who lives in the suburbs. I wanted to show her something unique with amazing food. Per usual, Karyn's did not let us down. We split the corn quinoa salad, I had a patty melt while she had sliders and we split creme brulee and a peanut butter chocolate brownie for dessert. She enjoyed it so much she said she would be coming back with her family. Service was a little slow, considering there were only 5 tables seated at the time, but worth the wait."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "A friend suggested that we meet here for lunch. I rushed over to make our lunch time and was instantly relaxed by the pleasing interior and the calm servers. It was the first time that I dined at a vegan restaurant and I was pleased. The food was tasty, exciting and elegantly prepared. I had a soup/salad/slider which gave me a nice option to try three things in a good portion size. I also tried a mocktail with basil which was refreshing."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I love this place and whenever I get a chance I come eat here."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my 15 year old twins for dinner. We enjoyed every single bite! I am so impressed that she is 100% vegan. I will definitely go back. Thank you so much for being 100% percent vegan and proving that you don't have to slaughter animals to get great taste."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is the only upscale vegan restaurant in the city, so Chicago vegans who can afford it should try it at least once. It's my go-to spot for special occasions: I love the minimalist, modernist decor, and it's such a relief not to have to ask which menu items are vegan. (Caveat: I have heard that Karyn's uses honey in some of its desserts. I don't let this bother me when I'm there, though I usually refuse to eat it). But the food is inconsistent. The cheese plate is amazing, as are the desserts. Unfortunately, though, I recently ordered their zucchini pasta with pesto and found it inedible. Also, although the spicy basil tofu was okay, it was exceedingly greasy. On the bright side, I've really enjoyed their roasted portobello."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A group of 6 of us (one vegan, one vegetarian, 4 carnies) were visiting Chicago for a conference. After a long day, this was the perfect spot for great food and cocktails. All 6 of us left as satisfied as can be. Rave reviews from us."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My daughter is a vegi, so she recommended Karyn's. The restaurant is more modest then I had expected and its location is quiet but not super. But the food was very good, the menu extensive, and the drinks very inventive. I would recommend it to carnivores as well as vegis. Very satisfying; wish we could go more often (we live in San Francisco, daughter in Washington DC)."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We loved the food. I brought 4 non-vegans, and they loved it. A great night!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My daughter is vegan so we selected Karyn's on Green for our pre-Blackhawks game restaurant. The food was terrific. Those of us who are not vegetarian found the menu interesting and ample choices. I would definitely return here."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Other than the server forgetting to tell us specials everything was perfect... Surprisingly incredible food. My wife is vegetarian and gluten intolerant so this was right up her alley but even for a non vegetarian such as myself I had an incredible experience. The food was amazing. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Overall wonderful experience. Whether you are vegan or not, food is great, and cocktails are awesome. Space is beautiful and the staff is friendly and helpful. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food quality has declined. Choices have diminished. Needs new food ideas. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Delicious!! Who new veggies could taste so not like veggies!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We loved the food and drinks at Karyn's but are hesitant to go back d/t the poor service. For this being the "upscale" side of her brand it did disappoint in that aspect."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our food---- need to go back and try something else. The crab cakes were ok , not a huge fan of breading, the side of braised brussel sprouts had too much horse radish (made my eyes water), but the flatbread was amazing! Will be back and try something else. Also want to hit Karyn's in Wells.. Also.. Our server was sweet just not that attentive."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was my first experience at Karyn's on Green. Both my boyfriend and I really enjoyed it. We had delicious mocktails (non alcoholic cocktails) and were very satisfied with the food we ordered. I had the crab cakes, which were very tasty, and I particularly loved the hash-browns which came as a side. My bf had a veggie burger and rated it the best in the city. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The dining room is very bright and airy and makes for a very nice atmosphere. Now we want to try Karyn's for dinner!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Meatball sliders a bit dry, but everything else was great. Service occasionally charmingly clumsy."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I went to Karyn's with two friends, and while it was a good time, there were a few definite misses. The raw curry had no curry flavor--apparently the flavor doesn't come out with the cooking method. The stuffed parsnip was good on the outside, but not cooked all the way through. The raw lasagna and BBQ seitan were very good. The waiter was very attentive and the drinks were tasty."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Picked this place to go to lunch with a friend one workday. Boy we're we happily surprised! Great and innovative food - didn't miss the meat at all. I will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Went here for anniversary dinner. Intrigued by monikor "Making vegan sexy." Some of the food very good (so-called 'Meatball slider' too good for words), some so-so . Wine list small but interesting. Beautiful space, high ceilings, beautiful light, two levels. tasteful, restrained decor. Details poor. Mediocre service. Floors unswept. Washroom not good. We value vegan cooking. While there has been a lot of thought put into the setting, operationally it has a long way to go. 'Sexy' is more than just the setting. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Great food, nice service, attentive staff, cool interior. We had a nice evening with my family. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Loved Karyn's! I had never had vegan food before and I eat meat and am def going back. I loved the meatball sliders! they were my favorite. The mocktails were also a good go-to! The dessert we order a chocolate cake which was okay. But love the restaurant as a whole. Went there to catch up with my friend and could not believe how much I loved it! The staff is really helpful! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "high points- awesome lemonade and drink offerings good flat bread raw key lime pie ambiance shallow points- brussels were inedible one app one entree one side and one dessert took 2 hours overall, ambiance is awesome and a pretty diverse vegan menu. the chicken entree was good, no complaints, just not out of this world. all the food was enjoyable except the brussel sprouts, which were inedible due to horseradish mustard seed overload. they ran out of hushpuppies we ordered. dessert was amazing and so were the drinks but i am kind of a service brat and feel like such a small meal should not have taken 2 hours and our server should have said something about it. will be back again to try more things! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I have been there several times and everytime I have enjoyed what I have had. I highly recommend for vegans and non vegans."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • " Decor is clean and elegant which makes the real star the food. Drinks were good and every course was interesting and tasty . We had several meat eaters in our group, including my 80 yr old father-in-law, and everyone was happy with their selections. I recommend the Arugula Flatbread and Chorizo Slider appetizers and Chicken Legs and Asian Stir-fry entrees."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It's just a great place to dine. There's always something tasty from the appetizers to the main dishes to the soups and salads, drinks and desserts. I'm never dissapointed. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014