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Lokal

Lokal Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lokalchicago.com/
  • Email: info@lokalchicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 904-8113
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm -11:00pm

    Brunch: Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Art Wnorowski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Entertainment: DJs after 10:00 PM

    Wednesdays - House Music
    Thursdays - Old School Hip-Hop / R&B
    Fridays - Top 40
    Saturdays - Party Jams
  • Special Events & Promotions: Birth Day, Rehearsal Dinner, Special Occasions, etc

Getting there

  • Public Transit: CTA Blue Line
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Lokal
This European-flecked neighborhood restaurant gets the urban vibe going with its stylish interior dressed in square tables, white molded chairs, and large canvases of modern art. The lounge area hosts guest DJs who pump up the volume when the lights go down, augmenting the retro feel. At LOKaL, lunch and dinner offer wholly different experiences, but each is worthy on its own. Brunches include: Duck Confit Benedict, Braised Pork Belly, French Omelets; while the dinner menu is more complex (showcasing the likes of NY Steak with truffle fries and apple slaw, Pork Tenderloin with potato pancake and mushroom cream or Goat Cheese Risotto with confit tomatoes, sweet peas and butternuts squash) . LOKaL is lauded for its fresh, first-rate ingredients often supplied by local farmers including Gunthrrop Farm, Nichols Farm, AquaTerra Farms and others. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Came with a party of six women with disparate tastes in food and alcohol. Found incredible dishes and drinks for everyone. Because of the amazing service and spot on recommendations, everyone managed to try something new - and love it! We woke up talking about the food the next day - particularly the pork tenderloin with bacon maple potatoes, the goat cheese risotto and the butternut squash pierogies. Loved the Ginsky and Imbir. I'm a gin and wine woman, but left with a new appreciation for vodka. Looking forward to trying other creative cocktails."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I thought the restaurant was very loud for such a small space. They also seem unprepared for the day - no cream for coffee and no celery for the never ending bloody Mary's."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Overall our first experience was not great. The food was good but our service was not. We got bottomless mimosas and had to keep prompting and repromptimg for refills. We also had to ask for the check 4 times."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I was referred to Lokal by a friend and took a date there on a Saturday night. Lokal has a Saturday night date special that is one app, two entrees, and a dessert for $39 as of this writing. Everything worked out well there and the two entrees (salmon burger and sirloin) were both excellent. Our dessert was the low point of the meal with rock hard frozen strawberries in a mousse. The server seemed busy (I think he was making us our drinks as well as serving food) but he was attentive when he was around. The noise level was a bit high but we were able to hold a conversation just fine. I would go back to Lokal to try out other items on their menu."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Came in for brunch with a reservation for a large group - they would not seat us until our entire party arrived even though we assured them our tardy guests were on their way (and come they did!). There was nobody else waiting to be seated and there were only two empty tables large enough for our party, so I don't understand why they wouldn't seat us -- would they have given up the table we reserved had a similarly large party walked in without a reservation? Why make a reservation anyway?"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Awesome restaurant. Great date night atmosphere with delicious comfort food just like my mother used to make. Service was outstanding, too. My husband and I were very pleased and will visit again soon."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I went to Lokal for brunch with a friend. We both ordered the salmon Benedict and shared the French toast. All slices of the French toast weren't cooked through but I enjoyed the Benedict so I didn't send the FT back. My issue came with the wait staff. For the last 30 minutes of our meal, 3 different wait staff opened and closed the windows next to us. We sat next to the window so it was really hot with the sun beaming in. We politely asked twice to keep one window open. The 1st waiter said it was fine so long as the others were closed. The 2nd waiter said no and closed that window but opened another. Then the 3rd waiter came over and rudely told us that another customer's complaint was more important than our preference. Won't be returning"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I came here for brunch on a Sunday. The brunch food menu was really good. However, it is a small place, I felt rushed to leave my table soon because they were starting to get a lot of groups wanting to do brunch. The $7 bottomless mimosa was so not worth it. Ive been to places where they keep them coming without asking so I was highly dissappointed."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We went to Lokal on a Saturday night at 6pm - table of 10! It was our first time there and it was fun. The menu is small - but everything on it is unique - we had fish and chips, burgers, pasta - and much more. Everyone cleaned their plates! The waitress was excellent, attentive and funny too!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "girlfriend and I made an 11:30 reservation the morning of and good thing we did. They were on an hour wait when we arrived. We waited only 10 minutes before we were sat. The $7 mimosas and $9 bloodies are an AWESOME deal, and they come with ample alcohol. Love that they bring a mini carafe of mimosas to the table when you order so you can refill at your leisure. Bloodies are pretty tall and I'd be shocked if you could down more than 2 in one sitting. Food was great. I had the pork belly and poached egg dish, YUM. The pork belly wasn't overdressed or seasoned, it had a nice charred/BBQ-ish flavor that was succulent and tender. Couldn't get enough of that. Only qualm was that food actually came out TOO fast, leaving little time to relax"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Thank you opentable for recommending this restaurant. Great food, great drinks, attentive waitstaff. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We had brunch around 2:15; most of the brunch scene had cleared out by that point. We had the Pork Belly & Eggs, the Duck Confit, the Leeks Bacon Cheddar Scramble, and an order of French Toast to share. The scramble was amazing - I often forget how delicious leeks are, but clearly the chef here hasn't! The pork belly and duck confit also went over very, very well. The french toast was quite good, but not especially notable -- it was lovely to split, but there are more interesting items to order as your main dish. Our party also got the bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, and they were not stingy with either - although we did occasionally wish they'd refill just a little faster! But we'd wish that no matter how fast they brought them..."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food was delicious. I had a party of 12 that decreased to 6. Your entire has to be there in order to be seated, if not you will be waiting an hour or more...."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Service was poor and rushed the entire time. Poor management of "bottomless" mimosas and Bloody Mary options for brunch. Wasn't offered additional drink, then told "no" when asked for ONE refill of a mimosa. Food was average. Got cold fast. Nothing special or unique."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Can't say enough fantastic things about Lokal. Found it going through Yelp and seeking bottomless mimosas. Great prices, food was amazing. We started with the Banana and nutella frites. Honestly, we thought it was going to be fries with nutella and bananas on it. But it was even better!! It was a Nutella and banana sandwich fried with fresh strawberries on top and whipped cream. AHHHMAAZZING. I then got the Shrimp salad and my friend got the chicken sandwich. Both meals were delicious and the mimosas…well we had about 3 small carafes.. so good! 100% recommend going!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great for brunch. Had a group of 6 and were allowed to sit and chat. Food was excellent. great brunch and bottomless mimosas."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Lokal is a cute, small place with a pretty diverse menu of above-average, upscale fare. We went for brunch to enjoy their bottomless beverage options. Service was unusually slow. We ordered mimosas, and when our drinks arrived they were bright red. No explanation was immediately offered so we asked if they used an unusual recipe for mimosas there and our server replied that they ran out of orange juice so these drinks had cranberry juice. Our food order came out with a few mistakes (wrong item ordered, etc), but the food itself was very good. A refill on the bottomless beverages (cranberry "mimosas") was eventually provided, if begrudgingly. My reco is to do bottomless brunch elsewhere, and stick to a la carte at Lokal."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We did a holiday dinner for a group of 12 and dispite only 1 bartendar working it was an amazing evening. The food is top notch. I would go again."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "!st time back to Lokal in a couple of years...menu changed, but food is as good or better....barkeep Eric is top-notch!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Luckily was able to make a reservation for our large group of 12, weeks prior during their busy Sunday Brunch. Keep in mind that all the members of your group needs to be there for them to seat you (which is stated on their website), and that you have 15-20 minutes from the time of your reservation to get your entire party there otherwise you give up your reservation (which is not stated on the website). Like most group outings, members from our group of 12 dropped to 8, but they were easily able to accommodate the change. Food was great, the Nutella Frites was amazing, from what my friends had said they all enjoyed their food and we agree to come back again to try the other menu items."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Had a great time there for brunch and the price for bottomless mimosas was cheap! The food was great and I loved the atmosphere and vibe of the restaurant! I would definitely recommend Lokal for all occasions!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I had an amazing experience at Lokal! One of my favorite places to go to! Love the people that work there, the vibe and people and fantastic food and good music!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013