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Lula Cafe
Lula Cafe

Lula Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lulacafe.com
  • Phone: (773) 489-9554
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Wednesday - Monday: 9:00am - 2:30pm;
    Lunch: Wednesday - Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm


    Our bar is open late!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Hammel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monday night farm dinner!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Logan Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Logan Square- Blue Line
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking Only
A word from Lula Cafe
Now in our 14th year in the heart of Logan Square!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "From cocktail to dessert, nothing but A+. Froendly and knowledgable service, great ambience and outstanding food."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food and service were both very good. The wine list was somewhat constrained, and not too well priced."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My only regret moving away from Logan Square is not having Lula Cafe close by. But no matter where I am coming from, Lula is always on my agenda for places to brunch or dine. The food is amazing (be ready for flavor orgasms), the atmosphere is non-pretentious (leave your ego at home), the service is impeccable (servers actually love and know what they are selling)."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The vegetarian tasting menu is absolutely fantastic."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We went for the vegetarian Monday night special and it was wonderful. Our kids ate from the regular menu and loved the food as well. Overall, a really solid place!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Looking for a spot to take friends from NY whose daughter just moved to Logan Square. Had a great dinner on a Monday night. From the hostess to our server to the food itself, every aspect of our dinner was spot on. The food is creative w/o being pretentious. We look forward to returning again."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Lula is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. I love it's creative menu, attentive service, and ambiance. I have been going to Lula for years and I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "When I made the reservation, only 6 pm and 10 were left so I took the 10 pm. We left at 9 from home, which is about 2x the average drive in at that time. There was an accident and we arrived at 10:45 - of course, letting Lula's know en route we were going to be late. From the time we arrived till we left, they accommodated us so nicely and really made us feel welcome."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "There are not enough words to describe how much I love Lula! Do yourself a favor and go there! If you're lucky, Kendal will be your server."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Rumor has it that this is where the chefs go and I see why--beautifully prepared food in an elegant and artistic but unpretentious atmosphere-- Appetizers to startle and please; main dishes you never want to wnd and a wine list that is short and perfect. My favorite new spot."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Speechless!!! Everything was perfect!!!! Got sat right away, no wait! Service was excellent!!! The food!! Amazing!!! Anybody living in the Chicago area must check this place out!!!! Thanks for the good time!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming here for about a decade, so it was a no-brainer to reserve it when my family all descended on Chicago last weekend. I've never done a big table here but they were able to accommodate 14 of us, including two little kids. The food, always exceptional, was unreal. It was gratifying to see how much my family dug the food. The waitress, who I've always found to be competent and agreeable, also outdid herself. She must have been running around like crazy managing our whims, and she was dynamite. This is a night I'll remember for a long time. Oh and before I run out of space, check this brilliant playlist: 1st Sade record (?!), TLC record (??!!), and then ending at the mountain's summit with The Best of Otis Redding."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had high hopes for Lula's - I ordered the Vegetarian tasting menu and my husband got the beet fried dough and Spagetti. Most of the dishes were heavily oversalted and there was a hair in the appetizer. The drinks were good and it was a cute place with nice attentive staff. I would try it again, but the heavy salt was almost inedible."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We've enjoyed coming to Lula since we moved into Logan Square many years ago and love the fact that with all of the new and trendy restaurants opening up in the area - it's still THE place to go for food trendiness. Their meals are so well thought out and mix flavors unexpected and delicious. Street seating is great as you're right on the square so people watching is exceptional. So if you're trying to impress an out of towner or your foodie friends, head to Lula and see where it all started in Logan Square!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our daughter treated us to a Father's Day dinner. Pork loin and and flank steak were delicious and perfectly done. Appetizers (sweetbreads and spring ribbons with pastrami) different and tasty. Dining room noisy and a bit cramped."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Wonderful food, I hear the owner is a great guy. We found it too noisy for conversation, but the food was superb."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was absolutely remarkable--my husband, a hard to please foodie, was blown away by the pork loin dinner. He said "this might be the best pork of my life." The cocktail list contained creative flavor combinations that delighted our fancies. The service was polite and consistent without being overbearing."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food - really intriguing menu which changes all the time, delicious and unique cocktails, and a professional staff from top to bottom. We were happy inside, and even happier now it's warm and we can enjoy it all sitting at the lovely outdoor tables."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We loved our experience and the atmosphere in your restaurant. We had the best steak I have ever eaten!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Limited menu but our spinach salad, soup and goat stew were excellent. Female server was efficient but not very interactive. Finger Lakes Pinot wasn't much to brag about. Fun place to try."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Pork loin was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. Chickpea tagine is always amazing as well! Love this place!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Not just a song from the Lego movie if you are at Lula. This has been one of my favorite places for more than 10 years, and it never changes. The service is professional friendly, but not stuffy. The food is yummy and interesting (and the desserts from the new pastry chef have been particularly incredible). Sure, it's full of hipsters - but blame that on the neighborhood. Don't let the facial hair and eccentric tattoos fool you - there's no attitude here. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wonderfully creative food. Everything we ate was imaginative, well presented and delicious. Great menu. Our only complaint was the very tiny tables that made it difficult to mange food, drinks and wine. Also one of our chairs was gashed and stuffing exposed making sitting somewhat uncomfortable. This, however, will not deter us from returning for the wonderfully creative and delicious food."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I was referred by friends @ Slow Food Chicago. SiOlid foodie fare. Had soft shell crab for starter. Just right. Pork loin entree hit just so as well. Lula hits the goldilocks mean: not fancy, not humdrum, a solid tasty and fresh meal that I'd definitely return to on my next time in Chicago. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. He is a big foodie and this was one of his favorite meals. They had a wide selection of vegetarian options for myself. Fun atmosphere. Exceptional service. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This wonderful restaurant is a Chicago favorite of ours, primarily for the wonderful and imaginative dishes its creative kitchen staff make with local in-season resources. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Lula Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. The food, service, and ambiance are all stellar. This past dining experience was close to my tenth time there, I have tried many of their cafe items and specials, and I have had VERY few dishes that were just mediocre. You can't go wrong with their breakfast sandwiches or any of their pastas, but their seasonal specials are always the best. In addition to the delicious and fresh food, the hostesses and waitstaff are always friendly and accommodating (even when it is packed to the gills), and the ambiance is energetic and fun. I will continue to dine at Lula every chance I get, and I highly recommend the restaurant to all my friends. If you can get a reservation, GO!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My first experience at Lula Cafe was more than a pleasant surprise! The dishes reveal an explosion of flavor pairings with no exceptions! Expected the unexpected and enjoy the culinary ride!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My husband is on a vegan / vegetarian "for special occasions" diet, but it's often hard to find places that we both like. I ended up deciding on the vegetarian tasting menu as well and it was the most amazing meal I've had in a very long time! I wish more restaurants offered something like this. Lula Cafe is doing everything right, and I can't wait to go back! Ps to open table: I wish there was a vegetarian-friendly filter... Not everyone who wants to eat vegan or vegetarian wants to eat at restaurants solely designated as such."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "One of the very best surprises in ages. Without a doubt, absolutely knock your socks off treatment of various dishes with superior results. Sensational flavors, a true foodie experience. The wait staff was the most knowledgeable I have encountered in years, not only related to the food, but also its preparation as well as the extensive and thoughtful beverage selection. This is a real winner, to go back to again and again. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Even if you're not vegetarian, get the 6-course vegetarian tasting menu for just $45. It's an incredible value and the kitchen here is one of the most imaginative when it comes to vegetarian dishes, from beet fried dough to soft-boiled egg over fried mushrooms and Robuchon potatoes to a crispy rice crepe with fresh chickpea ragout and a savory coconut custard, each dish is memorable and delicious. They have some really nice desserts too, like a coconut rum cake with hibiscus sorbet and candied cashews. You can even order one tasting menu for the table and supplement with a few other dishes if you're an omnivore. I'll be back soon."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Food is delightful interesting and seasonal deserts great as well"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I was worried about it being crowded on a Saturday night, but it was Memorial Day weekend and they opened the patio, so we had plenty of space and were seated right away. They offered us a blanket to use on the patio! The cheese plate was wonderful and the asparagus was extremely delicious. The spaghetti off the cafe menu and the yeast cavatelli were both great entrees. The rum cocktail was strange, but still good. I will definitely go back. Great view of the sunset from the patio!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It was our first time at Lula Cafe, but it won't be our last. We were seated promptly when we arrived, ordered delicious cocktails and had a fabulous dinner. The combination of flavors on our appetizers and entrees were so good! We had the asparagus appetizer, the lamb and the steak with nettles. All done perfectly. Service was attentive and professional. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Such a treat to go to Lula- Right from the start- park in front. Low key vibe- amazing eclectic food options and solid wine list. Service is attentive but not cloying-they just started serving bread and it is delicious!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were in for the NRA Show. All of my party were absolutely delighted!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "What this chef does with goat cheese can only be paralleled to what Monet did with paint. Magic. The meal was absolute bliss. From the homemade whole wheat sourdough and homemade butter to start, all the way to the rum soaked coconut cake with hibiscus ice cream to finish, everything about our meal was heavenly. The service was outstanding. We ordered several drinks from the bar and one guest ended up not enjoying their beverage. The server kindly took it away and brought them a different drink without charging for the unfavorable one. We will be returning to try the vegetarian sampler very soon!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We took an unsuspecting group of important customers here based on a recommendation from a friend. Needless to say, after ordering everything on the menu everyone was extremely impressed with the food, service and ambiance. Very nice!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We've always love Lula's farm to table concept but what sets Lula apart is the creative combination of flavors that is evident in every dish. We had the spaghetti yahya which had cinnamon in it. Sounded strange but tasted heavenly! The pork shoulder braised in milk was also outstanding. It was moist, super tender and incredibly flavorful. Lula isn't a 'trendy' restaurant but instead it is a trendsetter!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Lula has fantastic food, every time. The staff are knowledgeable and welcoming. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014