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Restaurant Sarajevo
Restaurant Sarajevo

Restaurant Sarajevo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantsarajevo.com/
  • Email: info@RestaurantSarajevo.com
  • Phone: (773) 275-5310
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Enes Hubjer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Washtenaw Ave
  • Public Transit: Located on the corner of Lawrence & Washtenaw, near bus #81 stop. We are within walking distance to Rockwell, Brown Line train stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Restaurant Sarajevo
Best kept secret near Lincoln Square, described as "Authentic ethnic experience" by WTTW's Check, Please! and "Soul-Warming Balkan food" in Chicago Tribune.

We offer Bosnian (Serbian, Croatian) cuisine, which is balanced between Western and Eastern European influences. Bosnian food is closely related to Turkish, Greek, Italian and other Mediterranean cuisines. However, due to years of Austrian rule, also influenced by Central Europe. Typical meat dishes include beef and lamb, but we offer a wide selection of seafood, salads, as well as delicious deserts and coffee.

Some local specialties are cevapcici (are absolutely delicious), Kajmak, Bosnian Style Oven Roasted Veal, Bosnian Mix Plate, Wienerschnitzel, Pljeskavica and Crepes. We also bake delicious house bread, fresh, every day.

Owner and chef Enes Hubjer passionately cares about fresh ingredients and home cooked taste for over 30 years now.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was a bit disappointed. The food was not good at all. Service was just as bad. There was only one more couple eating and yet I had to wait a long time for everything. I was never asked how the food was tasting. Never got a refill on my drink. Just very very poor service. I would not recommend it to anyone else."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Took my beautiful wife here for her birthday (we couldn't get in for Valentine's Day). Our failure to get in previously peaked our interest. The food was great! I had the Bosnian sample plate. My wife had the Cevapcici(sic). The waiter was kind enough to gently explain to my wife that her dish was not traditionally eaten like a sandwich, but rather tearing off little bits and folding them on a toothpick. I thought it was very nice that he did that. Also, we learned how to pronounce "Cevapcici", though I've already forgotten. We left stuffed and because it was BYOB, not broke. Sadly, we were too full to have desert. I hear the crepes are a big reason to go there."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is very small, has a capacity of 60 people at a time. I reserved a table and waited at least 30 minutes before I was sat after the reservation time, but to be fair there was a full house and only one server. The food was incredible, cooked to perfection. I loved it! The service was great, very friendly and polite. I would definitely recommend it, especially for a nice date night. It has a very romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was the worst restaurant I have ever been. The waiter was beyond rude, it took him 45 min to even bring menus and water, 2 h before we even had appetizers... and no one even tried to apologize for the delay. I simply do not recommend this place. Do yourself a favor and do not go there. They ruined our evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I always order the fried calamari (so fresh and cooked perfectly) and the grilled brown trout (deliciously seasoned). The homemade bread with cream-cheese/butter and secret recipe olive oil is also divine. Be prepared to EAT when you come to Restaurant Sarajevo, or bring a lot of people so you can share! The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner or a large group. The best part of the experience by far is interacting with the owner and chef--he's very charismatic! Restaurant Sarajevo is really a hidden gem. Reservations or calling in advance to make sure they are open is definitely a good idea, as sometimes the restaurant is closed for private parties, etc, but that said, there are usually tables available on non-weekend nights."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Our experience at Sarajevo was mixed. The cold appetizer platter was very good, two of the party that ordered the fish and calamari entrée really liked their dish. However, the other members of the party did not care for the Bosnian dishes. The dishes were well prepared, but we did not care for the "typical" dishes. I must say that the schnitzel on the mixed platter was outstanding."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Fresh food, interesting specials and engaging wait staff. Family owned and operated with true attention to detail."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Restaurant Sarajevo offers some of the best modern spins of Bosnian cuisine in chicago. The service is a little on the slow side, but the comforting atmosphere definitely makes up for it."
    Dined on 8/17/2013