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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
Love Ada St! Would go for every occasion I can :)
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.
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
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.
Great service, delicious food and very good Covid precautions in their heated tent. My favorite was the truffle gnocchi with crispy sage.
Amazing food and drinks! And they make outdoor dining work!
Food was amazing. Especially the risotto.
Best place in town!!!! Food is delicious!!! You got to try the gnocchi.
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!
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.
A super cute speak-easy restaurant. Loved the seafood and the desserts.
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!
Fabulous food and service!
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!
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.