Great, creative veggie food.
Great, creative veggie food. I am a meat-eater, but I left full and satisfied.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegetarian, vegan or not, Green Zebra serves up an awesome culinary experience. Delicious dinners with a theme on Tuesdays is a great break from the normal weekend nights out. The food here is always a great treat in new and experimental fare.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Vegetarian and Vegan
I came here for dinner with a girlfriend who was visiting the city and prior to us hitting the town for some drinks. I had read some Yelp reviews that mentioned what to order and what to pass up, but we still asked the waitress who made some fantastic recommendations on what some of the house specialties were. Honestly everything we ordered was fantastic. I have been vegetarian for 5 years but my friend is not, and she enjoyed everything as much as I did.
We ordered the mushroom pate which was fantastic, and the pretzel rolls (for only $3! And they might have been my favorite!), the flatbread which had delicious flavors, and the polenta (which we could have passed on, it was a little gooey) but overall wonderful everything!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef rescues a tough situation
We went to Green Zebra as a positive step in a new healthier life style. Vegetarian sounded just right for a couple in their 70s struggling to get to a healthy weight.
We liked the tasting menu but a few of the items were carb heavy which we couldn't eat. The waiter told us we couldn't substitute
on the tasting menu. We were about to leave when the chef came out. We told him our problem and he solved it by making up
a low carb tasting menu which was fantastic,
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Vegetarian Restaurant
This is definitely a must if you are a vegetarian or are trying to cut meat out of your diet, or just want good food. They do great things with local ingredients on a seasonal basis and always have a great Tuesday tasting menu. Love this place!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual--it was superb! Our only cavil is that the noise level is--for us--uncomfortable, and at times almost unbearable.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of our favorite restaurants to go to, and the seasonal menu never dissapoints. The mushroom pate, beets, and coconut curry were standouts. Just beware of the snobby waitress!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasting menu tomatoes
Loved the food, so creative! Hated our table - made the evening lose stars in my book
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great artsy place
This restaurant is great and perfect for a classy night with a group of 4-6. It is decorated with local art and serves up a menu of excellent vegetarian small plates. Even the non-vegetarians said the food was good. They had a tomato tart that was delicious. Didn't love the tamale.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredible & creative!
We ate at Green Zebra on a recent trip to Chicago. We had been to Seattle, Vancouver and Chicago on a trip that was organized around eating delicious food in fine restaurants. My husband made most of the choices, but I picked Green Zebra because it is vegetarian and had good reviews on yelp.
It was amazing! We were early for our reservation and enjoyed a drink at the bar while waiting for our table. Bartender was creative, fun, and made us special cocktails.
We were meeting an architect-friend for dinner, and he commented on how well-designed the restaurant's interior is. Perfect for conversation and enjoying the food.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is really first rate,
The food is really first rate, vegetarian and vegan taken to a very gourmet level, with subtle and unusual flavors mixed with a sense of comfort food. Everybody in a party of six found something that wowed them. The drinks are really imaginitive and well done.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oasis in the Mid-West
We were in Chicago for a family reunion, and Green Zebra was an oasis of taste compared to the drudgery of the typical mid-Western family meal.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Real vegetarian fine dining
Delicious, creative food. We had great difficulty picking our favorite dishes, because they were all wonderful. Three small dishes each was filling without leaving us over-stuffed. The cured melon in the burrata dish was a real stand-out.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vegetarian Fine Dining
My girlfriend and I went here on a date. When we arrived the staff was very welcoming and quick. We ordered 2 small plates per which was good for us and an additional side. It's always hard to tell how much to get but this was plenty. We were also given a sampling from the kitchen of what was on the tasting menu. I think our next visit will go off of the tasting menu which all has a common them (that night it was melon). I would highly recommend this restaurant.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
we tried so much! we really enjoyed ourselves. we wanted a nice spot to celebrate one month of marriage & this was a great choice. the green zebra has unique flavors, deliciously savory. my favorite pieces would have to be the fettuccine, fig salad, pink pepper & thyme soda & the lavender ice cream that came with the panna cotta ( the panna cotta itself was not as creamy as i would have liked - it was a lemon ginger & i'm wondering if the lemon made the cream/milk curdle?) a loud group was seated close to us so that was a little annoying at some points.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Vegetarian experience
It was a great vegetarian experience to share with non vegetarian friends, to introduce them to what we love and eat everyday!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A rare breed
We had a terrific dinner for my wife's birthday. The food and service we terrific. We have been fortunate enough to have sampled vegetarian restaurants from Germany to Costa Rica and the Zebra ranks among my top 3. I highly recommend!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Vegan Meal Ever
On my recent trip to Chicago a friend suggested we go. The food was amazing. I would def go again. Every dish was outstanding both in taste and presentation. A bit pricy for the size portions but I guess to be expected for the works of art that came out of that kitchen. Highly recommend. A feast for the taste buds.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Low-key ambience, great vegetarian/
Low-key ambience, great vegetarian/vegan fare. We're all confirmed carnivores in my family and absolutely loved the food. The hen-of-the-woods mushroom pate with onion marmalade is a must-try; simply outstanding. The poached egg in smoked potato puree is incredible. We'll be back.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great vegetarian food,
Everything so tasty, big hit with four meat eaters!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
a vegetarian gem
We went the first time out of curiosity. Now we go because of the delicious and creative food. (no tofu). If you were just served the food you could not identify it as vegetarian.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love New Menu
Hadn't been to Green Zebra in several month, so this menu was new to me. It's AMAZING. Highlights include the fig salad, cabbage and caraway dumplings and the peanut/chocolate dessert which was beyond devine (and still vegan). We could not have been more happy with the professional and warm staff or the great food. As long as you like good food, regardless of if you are a vegan or vegetarian, you will love this place.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fab food, great service and vegetar
I was so impressed with the food and friendly knowledgeable service. The fact that the entire menu is vegetarian, with quite a few vegan options is almost beside the point. But for those who are looking for a vegetarian friendly place to dine, this place is the best I have ever been to, and will definitely be back.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific experience for wife's birthday. Service outstanding, food creative, delicious and festive.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
4 people dined at Green Zebra, 3 aquatarians and 1 meat eater. We all loved it. Before the meal I joked with the meat eater that we would go out after the meal and get him a big steak if he wasn't satisfied but we didn't need to. Each dish was amazing on its own, very flavorful. This was an experience that I'll need to repeat.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service but
Great food and service but blaring music out of character and FAR TOO LOUD.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My two friends and I take a girl's trip every year. This year we came to Chicago. We are all meat eaters, but this restaurant's menu looked so good that we thought we would give it a try. We were not disappointed! Every dish was wonderful-fresh and full of flavor. It was clearly the best restaurant we experienced in Chicago. The service was attentive, but not overbearing and the music was great. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes flavorful food and isn't afraid to try new experiences. I will bring my husband to this restaurant the next time we are in Chicago. We travel widely and are accustomed to eating fine food-this is fine food! Thanks.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing vegetables, soda
Every time I visit the Green Zebra, I am amazed by what they are able to do with vegetables. The dishes they serve are amazing little masterpieces that always inspire me. For instance, after tasting a soup with salsify, I started growing it in my own garden. I do not go regularly because when I do I always get the prix fixe and it is always worth it. I also like the fact that while they do optional wine pairings with each course, they also give you the option to have non-alcoholic pairings, which is great for someone who does not drink that much. My favorite restaurant for special occasions.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tops in Chicago
Green Zebra is one of the best restaurants in Chicago! Yes, I said best restaurants - not best vegetarian restaurants - because it is that good that it stands alongside all of the top restaurants in town. The flavors explode, the textures amaze, and the presentations delight. Go now! You'll be back!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
good tasting food, not too blend with vegan dishes, wish there were more on each plates, need to advertise plate portions are small in description of restaurant. Overall, good 1st experience with restaurant and with Vegan dishes.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
while not a vegetarian I love carbs so this is the place for me. risotto, polenta cakes, rosemary naan, peanut butter mousse, squash all delicious
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food here is outstanding. We are vegetarians who are mostly vegan. It is rare that we find a place that caters to our food choices AND is so beautiful! Vegetarians will love this place but omnivores will as well. Wish you were in New York!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place to go for those who have food allergies or who need vegan options: almost every item on the menu had a vegan friendly option. The noise level was very substantial between the crowded seating and the loud music.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was amazing. Made
Service was amazing. Made us feel warm and welcome from the moment we walked in the door. The vegetarian menu made my mouth water at every step and made me forget about meat. Left full and satisfied. I look forward to my next dining experience at the Green Zebra!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
worth a 30 mile drive
Me and my wife caught up with a friend of ours visiting from SFO at this restaurant. Great food. Amazing vegetarian options with unique flavors. Will be on my list to revisit on the next occasion
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience and education
Green Zebra turned out to be a wonderful food adventure for us. I wanted to give my Pescatarian wife a foodie gift for our anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was creative and so incredibly flavorful. The special selections for the evening were definitely a must. We didn't choose the wine pairings with these selections, but that choice would have made it even better. We ate at a very well known Chicago restaurant the night after and found ourselves longing for the Geen Zebra flavor again.
The service was wonderful - so helpful - which is necessary as many of the selections are complex enough to be aided by a bit if explanation.
This was memorable for us.
Well done Green Zebra!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is some of the best food
This is some of the best food around, regardless of it being all vegetarian and/or vegan. It is a perfect dining experience as it can be as casual or as fancy as you want. We went to celebrate my teenage daughter's birthday and took some of her friends. Everyone came away satisfied and loving their new food experience. We shared tapas style almost all of the menu, the teens devoured the soba noodles, and the burrata and particularly liked the variety of mocktails. My husband and I enjoyed the varied wine list. The staff was very helpful in describing the unfamiliar items and was very attentive, as we were a large party for the size of the restaraunt (party of 8). Everything was well executed.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Execution not at five star level
Waitress was excellent, food was slow to come out and the food was hit or miss.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with two business colleagues most recently (my fifth time there) and all of us agreed that the food was superb. We had a wonderful meal. Al the items we ordered, nearly 12 in all, were excellent. Would definitely go again.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost every dish was wonderful
Almost every dish was wonderful and presented well. There was a blackout during the dinner and the staff was totally nonplussed. Everyone carried on as if it were the most natural thing and the dinner progressed without incident by candle and emergency light. Warning, do not order anything with oyster mushrooms if you do not like oysters!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a very special place
It is a very special place with extraordinary vegetarian options. The food is outstanding whether you are a vegetarian or not.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite restaurants. You do have to order a lot of dishes because each one is small (little expensive), but this means that you get to try a variety of things and really savor each one. We've been here twice and so have tried about 14 dishes total from Green Zebra (6 for the meal, 1 for desert each time) and have never thought "Eh, that dish was just okay" about any of them!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been going to Green
We have been going to Green Zebra for the past 10 years. The diverse mix of vegetarian options is always impressive. The small plates allowed us to try a wide array of selections on the menu and they were perfect to share. The atmosphere provided for easy discussion. Will be back in the future.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've eaten at Green Zebra
We've eaten at Green Zebra numerous times, and it's never disappointed, this time included. The food is creative, always very good, and often genuinely memorable. The staff is invariably pleasant, helpful, but never intrusive. Finally, the wine list, which is not terribly long, always has some interesting options well suited to the cuisine. We've taken carnivore friends there on several occasions, and they inevitably enjoyed it, even if they didn't think they would. We live near Minneapolis/St.Paul and would love to have something like the Green Zebra nearby. We get to Chicago several times a year and always include it as a 'must visit' restaurant.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
You don't have to be vegetarian to enjoy this restaurant. Yes, the menu is exclusively vegetarian (and some items are vegan and marked thusly), but everything is creatively prepared such that you will not miss your meat. The service is welcoming and professional from the beginning and throughout the meal. The wine list, while not huge, has some excellent gems with multiple choices by the glass. The only down note was the desserts. Just not their strong suit. Highly recommend otherwise.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Green Zebra used to be in
Green Zebra used to be in our neighborhood. We tried it when it first opened, and still find it an oustanding restaurant...
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very creative and delicious menu. All of the items that we had were well prepared and extremely fresh. For the first time diner it may be difficult to gauge how many small plates to order, which contribute to over ordering starter sized portions rather than entree sized meals. This limits being able to share the dishes and may lead to leaving hungry. The tasting menu is probably a good way to avoid this issue.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
The Green Zebra was the perfect place to take my date for her birthday. It was a nice quite upscale dining atmosphere with one of the vegetarian menus I've seen. The mushroom patté was amazing. It was one the best dinners that we have had in a long while.this meal made our night and my dates birthday very memorable!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE this place and the food was superb, as was our waiter, Ryan. Thanks, Green Zebra, for elevating vegetarian food to this level, and for the kind service. But I would go back EVERY DAY, I love this place so much. Thanks, also, for having made my birthday celebration so special, both this time (and four years ago, when I hosted a private party upstairs for my 50th!)
Lastly, the table we had was nice - enjoyed the buzz in the room, but we could hear one another talk, hurrah!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful experience with
A wonderful experience with vegetarian food fit for a carnivore. Creative yet non-contrived dishes let the ingredients speak for themselves and do not disappoint. This is a restaurant I keep returning to!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM