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Ada Street

4.8
481 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Ada Street is a bar & restaurant from DMK Restaurants (DMK Burger Bar, Fish Bar) founders David Morton and Michael Kornick.

Located in the Elston Industrial District--not quite Bucktown, not quite Lincoln Park--Ada Street offers dinner and late night service six days a week.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 481 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar. The staff was attentive and we loved the music.

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DANA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great room, intimate with the perfect vibe even during covid. Staff was well versed and quick with a recommendation, sample taste offered to assist with bottle decision. A touch cool with the tent addition during cold nights, even while seated in the restaurant. Food was excellent.

SG
SolidGould
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time using their covered patio and it worked out great! The courtyard tables are socially distanced and the tent space was very comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a fantastic evening at Ada Street. The tables were socially distanced and the patio was covered with enough air flow from the open end. The patio lanterns also provided enough warmth. Our server Gabi was awesome and made the whole dining experience fabulous. She was super friendly and really presented the menu items and answered our questions with such ease. The food itself was delicious and would recommend everything we got - fried Manchego Cheese, tagliatelle, mussels, crispy chickpea salad, the rib-eye and green beans, and the chocolate dessert. The cocktails were delectable as well. Would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a hidden treasure in Chicago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They did a great job keeping the doors open and plenty of air circulation. Could use more lights!
Excellent food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, the food, the drinks....loved it!@

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started off dinner with the Manchego cheese appetizer which was excellent. For dinner Laura had the Gnocchi which was the best I have ever tasted. I had the pasta ragu which was very good. For dessert we had the best bread pudding I have ever had.

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vipTarraS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! Delish

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Great interior design. Amazing seasonal menu. Would go again. A bit pricey though but you pay for quality

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ada did not disappoint! The minute you walk in the door the ambiance sets the mood for a chic casual dining experience. The private rooms in the front and candle lit walkway opens into a energetic but relaxing environment. The food was spectacular and easy for sharing around the table with a group of friends. Drinks were on point and the staff was gracious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in the biz! Every damn time! Keep it up!

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AnnieB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place and the food was so good! Loved our server too

BP
BethanyP
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unimpressed. The space itself is sexy. The food was disappointing, over-sauced and the pasta was swimming in butter. Maybe it was an off night. We went out for pizza afterwards.

JA
vipJennyA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and cocktails! Cute outdoor patio space in the back of restaurant also.

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vipTaylorC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great date spot - dark and romantic ambiance inside, cute lights and small tables outside. Everything we ordered was fantastic and the prices extremely reasonable. Our server (I think Gabby?) was fantastic and attentive without hovering. We had a great time and experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and i ordered the whole menu and it was all great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Very friendly staff

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stevie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, Emily was amazing. Hidden gem for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael and Scott provided a perfect experience. 10/10 recommend!

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Chris
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely amazing. We ordered everything off of the menu except for the steak and I could not say more about the experience! Highly recommend.

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vipSamantha
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ada Street always surpasses our expectations. The food, service, and atmosphere are all amazing. They are taking great COVID-19 precautions, including taking your temperature before they seat you, QR code menus, and a limited number of socially-distant tables.
Kudos to the whole team from our most recent visit.

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EMMAM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time at Ada Street! Service was fantastic, cocktails were so delish and the ambiance was perfect. Nothing like the west loop or river north restaurant vibe - the staff was so nice and actually cared about you and wasn’t stuck up. Effortlessly cool and the food was sooo good. Like best meal I’ve had all year. I can’t wait to come back!

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DougW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food with a very nice outdoor ding area with the tables well spaced. Nice staff.

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SydneyK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were all some of the best I've had in Chicago, and the open garage door to the patio makes it feel open-air and safe!

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vipJonathanW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doesn’t get better. Vibe is on point. Food is a delight. Service is killer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Ada St Cafe for date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food and atmosphere. Our server was very attentive- love Ada

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was exceptional. The food, the drinks, the ambiance, and the service. It was an amazing first experience and we will definitely be coming back again. From the menu, we tried the lamb ribs, the burrata, the gnocchi, the ribeye, and then the Ganache for dessert. All were cooked beautifully. The server recommended that we do 2-3 dishes to be satisfied so we were STUFFED but there were so many amazingly sounding dishes to try we had to go for it.

JR
JessicaR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dark, sexy space that is both intimate and funky. No TVs anywhere in sight, which is a huge plus. Food was a little uneven (some dishes more successful than others), but overall very good. Interesting cocktail menu. All we tried were delicious. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ada St never disappoints

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ALAL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this experience! Staff and food both amazing. Best Negroni game in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Our server Michael was on point and professional. Made great recommendations etc. Highly recommended. Food/service is top notch and price point is attractive. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe is pretty hard to match. I love this space. I love the people who created a beautiful hospital experience. The food is like a hug. Looking forward to coming back for a hug!

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vipBobster
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back at Ada St. Re-opening last night after Covid hiatus. Wonderful food by newly promoted chef Ryan! Special thanks to beverage director Scottie making our visit so special. Our favorite spot in Chicago!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at bar for delicious new menu items. Bartenders were so friendly!

MD
vipMorrieD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ada st. The experience is always fun and the food never disappoints. We were with a friend who had a food allergy and our server was outstanding! She accommodated every need. I wish they would expand their desert menu, I’m getting bored of the bread pudding and chocolate ganache w toast.
If the chef would let me, I would offer up lots of ideas!!
Overall, yummmm

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DonnaW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this restaurant!’s food and drinks. Just very noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seating is at the bar. Such wonderful and personable service!!!

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amber
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clandestine building. Spooky candle lined entry way. Warmly lit, cozy, yet minimalist and energetic dinning room. Dishes were beautifully composed, full of flavor. Massive chocolate ganache dessert happily serves 5. Pretzel bread pudding will comfort you off to sleep. 10/10 will dine again.

LM
vipLisaMaria
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time to Ada Street after several friends and coworkers recommended; the entire experience and food exceeded our expectations! Highly, highly recommend!

FAQs

Ada Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 234-1753.

Ada Street is rated 4.8 stars by 481 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.