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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
We sat at the bar. The staff was attentive and we loved the music.
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.
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.
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.
They did a great job keeping the doors open and plenty of air circulation. Could use more lights!
The ambience, the food, the drinks....loved it!@
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.
Great place! Delish
Great food and ambiance! Great interior design. Amazing seasonal menu. Would go again. A bit pricey though but you pay for quality
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
Best in the biz! Every damn time! Keep it up!
Such a cute place and the food was so good! Loved our server too
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.
Great food, service and cocktails! Cute outdoor patio space in the back of restaurant also.
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!
My friends and i ordered the whole menu and it was all great!
Great food and atmosphere! Very friendly staff
Awesome place, Emily was amazing. Hidden gem for sure!
Michael and Scott provided a perfect experience. 10/10 recommend!
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.
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.
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!
Great food with a very nice outdoor ding area with the tables well spaced. Nice staff.
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!
Doesn’t get better. Vibe is on point. Food is a delight. Service is killer.
We had a great experience at Ada St Cafe for date night!
Great drinks, food and atmosphere. Our server was very attentive- love Ada
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.
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!
Ada St never disappoints
Loved this experience! Staff and food both amazing. Best Negroni game in town.
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!
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!
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!!!
Sat at bar for delicious new menu items. Bartenders were so friendly!
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!!
Love this restaurant!’s food and drinks. Just very noisy.
Best seating is at the bar. Such wonderful and personable service!!!
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.
First time to Ada Street after several friends and coworkers recommended; the entire experience and food exceeded our expectations! Highly, highly recommend!
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.