Lula Cafe
Lula Cafe

Lula Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lulacafe.com/
  • Phone: 7734899554x
  • 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: Monday night farm dinner!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Logan Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Logan Square- Blue Line
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking Only
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Lula Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (97)neighborhood gem (94)great for outdoor dining (55)special occasion (45)romantic (43)hot spot (33)great for brunch (32)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (17)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (3)Show More
  • CarolinaSkid
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Eclectic place with interesting food and a very different, but good wine list. The service was excellent. If you love veggies, this is your place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • farm to table wonder
    mrswife
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    farm to table is my new watchword when picking a restaurant and although there are many who claim to be farm to table Lula's really is. I usually order chicken when going to a new restaurant because although it seems simple, a good roasted chicken is not easy to make. this one was excellent as was the beet bruschetta. I would highly recommend this restaurant. the only downside was the noise level. it was not easy to have good conversation without shouting and this was on a sunday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh, Seasonal, Delicious
    foodandwineloverchgoVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    With produce at it's end-of-summer peak, we wanted a meal featuring fresh local ingredients. That's what we got and it was delicious, imaginative and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DANeily
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A unique (dinner) menu with six to eight choices under each category (appetizers, main course and desert). You may only recognize one or two ingredients in the dish you selected , but you'll be pleasantly surprised. A wine list for all palets. The servers are friendly, efficient and magically make everything happen. My friend had Red Snapper and I, Pork Belly. Both were done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    tdp312
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Everything we had was wonderful. Great service, attentive, great flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great farm to table
    Thomas
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    If you lean to very fresh, farm to table food this place is great. Interesting menu for all tastes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience.
    steelbill
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    From cocktail to dessert, nothing but A+. Froendly and knowledgable service, great ambience and outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lula outdoes them all
    ieatanything
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rosenberg
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The vegetarian tasting menu is absolutely fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monday night
    Kevlo
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hits the mark!
    Professor
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lula never disappoints!
    Mereleven
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Courteous and flexible
    KKsQuips
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Enough
    GregorySVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie heaven
    Jazzgirl
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    Emmons123
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lula, you've outdone yourself
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best
    sugarfiend
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still THE place for Logan foodies
    mattdollinger
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine fare.
    StaySpicy
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    Choclaholic
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sooooo delicious!
    VeggieANDCarnivore
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place
    Eateateat
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • neighborhood gem
    calley
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We loved our experience and the atmosphere in your restaurant. We had the best steak I have ever eaten!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic and Fun
    DwpLjpVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LexiVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is awesome!
    cremeuxfan
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MandBVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid food choice
    Cleanfish
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Success
    Chops
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful farm dinner
    IloveLula
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best
    CaitlinTVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem in the city
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I might become a vegetarian..
    ClaudineT
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Find
    PackersVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing vegetarian tasting
    AmberVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will be back
    tarmour22
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Food is delightful interesting and seasonal deserts great as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner
    kovert
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as always
    elizab
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 83 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 281 reviews are from the Lula Cafe reviews archive.