Ada Street

4.8
495 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 495 people are saying
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vipJennyC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant staff was perfect. The food was excellent. The only unfortunate event was that another group of diners had their car window smashed outside the restaurant. I believe they had personal items taken from their car. The restaurant is located on a dark side street which makes it unique and endearing but that also allows for increased crime.

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vipMalloryS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Ada St! Would go for every occasion I can :)

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LucyC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ada Street is incredible all around. The food is top notch. Chef is innovative and talented. The cocktails and wines are out of this world, too. Service is impeccable - knowledgeable, helpful, kind.

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SalG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Ada and the food was phenomenal. All three pasta dishes were great. The meatballs were possibly the best thing we had. The covered patio was warm enough too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started of with the manchego cheese which was interesting and delicious. For dinner I had the scallop risotto which was cooked to perfection and Laura had the Italian meatballs.

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vipfoodlover
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and very good Covid precautions in their heated tent. My favorite was the truffle gnocchi with crispy sage.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! And they make outdoor dining work!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Especially the risotto.

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YaneliR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town!!!! Food is delicious!!! You got to try the gnocchi.

NE
vipNickE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Scott and his team at Ada Street were wonderful, we had absolutely delicious glazed Brussel sprouts, the crispy chickpea salad, French onion agnolotti with gruyere and garlic bread crumbs, and doughnuts with mocha hot chocolate drizzle for dessert. Given the temperature in the tent we opted for warm drinks, a marvelous Hot Toddy and a Mulled Wine, which helped us avoid frostbite. Loved it altogether!

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FloridaMan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The outdoor eating: I had my back to the wind and it was terribly cold the entire night. I would not recommend the outdoor dining in cold weather. The food was alright, kinda expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A super cute speak-easy restaurant. Loved the seafood and the desserts.

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Chris
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time visiting Ada St and the experience gets better every time. I want to thank the staff for everything from the food to the service! Get the arancini, scallops and steak frites!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDANA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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!@

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
94 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
2 reviews
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!

JK
vipJohnK
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Chris
San Francisco
2 reviews
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!

JW
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!

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 495 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.