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2537 N Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
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Lula Cafe Details
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
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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!
Logan Square- Blue Line
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 Winner
The mushrooms and potato puree in
the soft egg were comforting without being heavy. The Isle of Rhodes dish was visually stunning and hit all the key taste notes (savory, bright with texture). The rushing waters trout was also great with the grapefruit and fennel. The stuffed rabbit saddle was good, but it paled in comparison to the other dishes last night."
Dined on 3/7/2014
so nice to go out and have a
wonderful "top chef" meal! high quality, interesting flavors and ingredient combinations."
Dined on 3/5/2014
Excellent food for the most part
but portions not adequate side dishes on dinners could be larger. Wines on the high side"
Dined on 3/3/2014
The food was incredible. So many
amazing flavors and the portions aren't overwhelming. I definitely recommend this place to anyone. Their dinner menu is great and the service was impeccable."
Dined on 3/2/2014
My first experience at Lulas was
great. This time I dined there on Valentines Day. I did not care for the fixed menu."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Amazing creative cuisine in the
heart of Logan Square! Worth the drive if you are not local:) Enjoy the inviting art while you dine!"
Dined on 2/21/2014
I have been to lula's several
times although not since summer of2012. We ate several small astonishling good appetizer , squid, rabbit, mushroom and then shared a trout main that was out of this world. The sauces and glazes used each were creative and deep with favors, but never overwhelming. Wines by the glass were sufficient and good. Portion sizes tend to be smaller than most places but what they lack I size, they make up in flavor."
Dined on 2/15/2014
I have been coming to Lula for ten
or more years. First, with my parents when I was in high school and now as a place to have valentines day with my husband or brunch with a friend. I even almost had my wedding reception here! The food is extremely flavorful and well crafted. It is definetly created with love and inspiration and I appreciate the commitment to seasonality and integrity of the ingredients. I love everything about Lula."
Dined on 2/14/2014
This place has fancy food in a
relaxed atmosphere. dark inside at night, enough to make the meat look more cooked than it is... Food was nicely arranged, and well prepared. the menu had a good variety of dinner dishes for a places like that, although most of the appetizers did not appeal to me... cheese plate appetizer. great! There were three or four cheeses you never have, softer cheeses-not Brie- these had huge flavor- you only eat a little on the good bread. perfect amount. We had a cocktail with mezcal. We tried it because it looked interesting and it was! It was smooth, flavorful. Desert menu is very good, very very delicious stuff. I usually skip desert in favor of coffee. Not here meat order- if you want medium well, order well"
Dined on 2/12/2014
This restaurant has great
ambiance, fantastic service and interesting food. The mushroom and beer soup was to die for! Staff was patient with my friend's son as well. Overall a great spot."
Dined on 1/23/2014
Just delving into vegetarianism.
Had the 6 course vegetarian tasting and it was fantastic. So creative and amazing flavors. Been going here for years and they continue to evolve and get better."
Dined on 1/23/2014
I've dined here many times over
the years and have never had a bad meal. Jason Hammel and the rest of the kitchen staff are outstanding."
Dined on 1/20/2014
Came her for dinner with friends.
Lula is doing the farm to table concept correctly. All the food was spot on and inventive in places. Have dined here twice since."
Dined on 11/10/2013
Lula Cafe once was a downscale
diner with good veg offerings. Now it is all grown up to fit in with the hipster set. Still great food, now great atmosphere to go with it."
Dined on 1/20/2014
You can't be the deliciousness
that comes from Lula Cafe. I also love that they have 2 menu options which affords anyone you are dining with the option to touch on fine dining, farm to table, of season now, etc which of course is more expensive. Or, they still offer the original Lula Cafe menu that is still chock full of the best local ingredients, broad variety and better for those on a tighter budget. The cocktails are delicious, so if you have to wait at the expanded bar it's another taste treat to be had and offers a nice scene. Go check out Lula Cafe!! Then if you love it, venture down to Pilsen and try out Nightwood!"
Dined on 1/15/2014
I have been to Lula Cafe many
times for lunch, but my dinner experience was amazing!"
Dined on 1/12/2014
Wonderful food but the entree
portions were so small--and expensive! My boyfriend and I actually went home and had a bowl of cereal after our meal, despite ordering hearty soundin entrees, a side, and two desserts! This place is not a good value, especially when there are so many other options in the neighborhood."
Dined on 1/12/2014
Lula is my favorite Chicago
restaurant. It's got something for everyone, anytime - Brunch, Lunch, Dinner. The wait staff is always pleasant and knowledgeable, with great recommendations. Lula is always the first restaurant I recommend to friends in from out of town for its versatility, contemporary flavors, delicious cocktail selection, and beautiful atmosphere."
Dined on 5/11/2013
Brunch, lunch or dinner, Spring,
Summer, Fall or Winter: Lula Cafe is consistently a wonderful restaurant. Impeccable standards observed by all staff members, consistently delicious menus that change with the seasons (and this is one of the few places where I make room for dessert because it never let's you down), effortless comfort. A rare place where you can have a stupendous meal that is affordable, and suitable for any occasion."
Dined on 1/9/2014
amazing cuisine and wine
list! Pricy but it worth it."
Dined on 1/8/2014
We were in Chicago and looking for
a decent, not overly touristy, not over-priced restaurant for dinner. A Google search turned up this place as one of the best in the city and I have to agree. I had the vegetarian tasting menu, which is full of fun, unusual, well composed dishes. I enjoyed every single thing I ate and you get to taste a little bit of several things on the menu. One of the highlights for me was the mushroom soup, with hints of chocolate. Sounds weird but it was perfect. The service was impeccable throughout the meal, with our waitstaff explaining every dish and coming by frequently to make sure we had everything we needed. We really had a lovely evening here."
Dined on 12/29/2013
I've been to Lula too many times
to count now, but the food is always amazing-- be it brunch, lunch or dinner! They rotate their menu fairly often, so I'm always trying something new and am never disappointed. I'm also vegetarian, and it's one of the easier places to find more than one option that I can eat, and it's especially cool that they rotate in a vegetarian farm dinner! Service is always great, and the people friendly and helpful."
Dined on 12/27/2013
We got the vegetarian tasting
menu, and it was outstanding. At only $45/person, it felt like we were ripping them off!"
Dined on 12/27/2013
Even if you're not vegetarian, six
courses for $45 is an incredible value and portions are generous. Really loved all the dishes we had, the mushroom beer bisque was a standout, with pomegranate seeds, roasted leeks and barley chips for a garnish. Perfect for dipping their sourdough rye bread from Cellar Door Provisions. Also enjoyed the rutabaga gnudi, cheese course and apricot chestnut tart with coffee ice cream. A really filling, hearty winter meal. The vegetarian tasting is basically all the vegetarian items on their regular menu. People often complain about service here, but we had Natalie and she was great. She's been there e since they opened 14 years ago!"
Dined on 12/28/2013
Our table for 10 was ready for us
when we arrived. The food was terrific,.. The atmosphere was perfect. The art work made me very happy - I love Todd Baxter's photos. Our waitstaff gave us lots of attention. thanks Lulas."
Dined on 12/19/2013
Excellent food and ambiance.
Friendly and helpful service. Great location on the square. Beautiful artwork!"
Dined on 12/18/2013
I have been to Lula Cafe 5 times
and was excited to come back. Unfortunately I was disappointed this time. Based on the waiter's recommendation, I ordered the short rib. It was not very tastey. I have to admit the other 4 at our table did not complain about their entrees. For my son's 23rd bday they gave us carrot cake with a candle which was a nice touch and tasted terrific. We also ordered an apricot & chestnut tart which no one at the table liked at all. There are too many good restaurants around Logan Square for me to bother returning to Lula."
Dined on 12/13/2013
I would put the food at lula's up
against any of the best foodie restaurants in Chicago. It is not the most elegant but is comfortable, interesting and delicious."
Dined on 12/11/2013
Love this place and its close to
Elastic for a Thursday night music show."
Dined on 11/14/2013
great for every occasion. Lula
might be the most perfect restaurant in the city."
Dined on 11/13/2013
Been waiting a while to try out
this neighborhood gem here in Logan Square. So very very pleased. My guest & I sat right in front on the kitchen & ordered 12 dishes in all. Everything was well presented & flavorful. Stand outs were corn soup, poached egg, monk fish & veal cheeks. Thank you Dennis your service was top notch!! Will definitely return."
Dined on 11/10/2013
Lula Café is wonderful. The food
is organic, locally sourced and creatively prepared. I enjoyed a special salad of a pear stuffed with whipped cheese that was quite delicious. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his salad of mixed greens with cranberries, nuts, and vinaigrette. I had seared scallops over some variety of mushroom I cannot remember and the scallops were cooked perfectly and not gritty at all, which wouldn't have been the chef's fault if they were, anyway. My husband ordered wild boar ragu over pasta and it was the right choice for a cooling fall night. We were having dessert elsewhere so we didn't get to try the very large and yummy-looking portions we saw delivered to tables nearby. Next time, for sure."
Dined on 10/26/2013
I went to Lula Cafe to celebrate a
birthday. We had a wonder time! We especially liked our server, Kendal. She was very attentive to our needs and the service was very good. I recommend this lovely restaurant to anyone!!!"
Dined on 10/11/2013
Lula's menu covers a wide range
between typical cafe food (turkey sandwich) and farm-to-table-ish dishes (beet bruschetta) with a bit more flair. Our party had a wide range of food "must haves" (bland only, gluten free, etc.) and Lula covered them all. The presentation of all were very nice; the kitchen took obvious care with each plate. The noise level was tolerable and even with the restaurant full, had a energy not a din. Servers were responsive and friendly, and were accommodating enough to serve all our main courses at once even with a latecomer who ordered at least a half hour the rest of our group."
Dined on 10/28/2013
I'm glad our foursome gave Lula
Cafe another try. We had a wonderful meal with perfect fall flavors. Drinks from the bar continue to take a long time but meal made up for it."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Made a reservation for 4 + an
infant. The hostess made room for our party plus brought a stand for the infant carrier. The food was good and everyone enjoyed what they had - though my husband and I did not not find it particularly amazing. Service was good and not overwhelming. This would be a great place for a couple or friends to dine - good atmosphere, not overly crowded. We would go back, but not for a special occasion. Would love to try their brunch."
Dined on 10/24/2013
Excellent food, fantastic service,
romantic ambiance at 2 top in side room in the window. I highly recommend Lula's!"
Dined on 10/21/2013
Been here several times and have
never been disappointed. Love the atmosphere and always feel very comfortable in the setting. Service is always attentive and friendly."
Dined on 10/18/2013
Monday is the special Farm to
Table three course dinner special. The duo of ham appetizer with persimmon included a 'country' ham and spec, both local. Potion just perfect, well balanced and the persimmon was surprising as a counter point to the ham. The braised wild boar pasta was superb, followed by a caramel chocolate cheesecake. The wine pairings were out of my comfort zone, but added a dimension to the dinner. Loved it."
Dined on 10/15/2013
One of my favorite places to dine
in Chicago. Inventive, delicious food, knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff and an overall positive vibe. I take all my out of town guests here. Brunch at Lula Cafe is my absolute favorite!"
Dined on 10/8/2013
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