Blind Faith Cafe

4.7
832 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan
Serving globally inspired menus, Blind Faith is a certified green restaurant transforming the way people enjoy vegetarian cuisine. Just twenty-five minutes from downtown Chicago and only blocks from Northwestern's Evanston campus, our dinning rooms offer a casual warmth perfect for any occasion.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Serving Brunch (9-3) & Dinner (4-9) on Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Serving Brunch (9-3) & Dinner (4-9) Father's Day

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

We regularly go to to this restaurant, but this time they were off. We waited soooooo long for our meal. When we were told only some of the entree’s were ready, we asked to just bring at least those out, and it turned out that even those weren’t ready. It was disappointing.

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Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as usual, another lovely & delicious meal at BFC

tried pot pie for the first time and it was yummy

hope they keep it on the menu

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GF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Blind Faith Cafe. The food is delish, and the service is lovely.

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P
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Each ingredient--the vegetables, plant protein, rice--had distinct flavors that blended into a delicious dish. The service was good; everyone is friendly and seems genuinely happy to see the customers, and sincerely to enjoy working there. A delightful place to dine.

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BE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blind Faith is our favorite restaurant. Food excellent. Staff awesome. David has a great restaurant. Happy 40+ years and many more.

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OT
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

They must have changed chefs since my last visit, quality of care in preparation of many of my go to dishes has lost a bit of their special quality. The service was still outstanding but again the food was just good not special.

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BR
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
and OMG the bakery! Great service, awesome food, lovely place!

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SM
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here since they opened many years ago. Always good. Just wish they’d add new items to the menu.

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GA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan & vegetarian food! Best vegan cake I’ve ever had! Wonderful service!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice host and waiter and water man etc!
Food was tasty and filling and fresh!
Enjoyed our experience and lunch very much !
Thank you.

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R
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as usual, another excellent meal at BFC - this time brunch

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST restaurant in Evanston. Drove 3 hours, 1 way to have dinner here.

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ST
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Food as good as ever. Service not up to the usual.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Delicious. Friendly. Good value. I love this place.

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SK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our go-to restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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EC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love that there are so many vegan options! Stellar food and decently priced for the quantity and quality. Also love the intentionality and mission of the restaurant!!!

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L
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is very good whether you are vegetarian or not. Definitely a place to go!

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NN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to Blind Faith for almost 30 years. Always fantastic. This past visit, there were some very good new things on the menu. I love the shiitake consommé. The new Azteca dish with poblano peppers is very good, but very spicy. Desserts: fabulous like always. Even my mother, a meat eater enjoyed it.

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EH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always and accommodated our late arrival and need to eat quickly to make a theatre performance!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. A terrific lunch where this vegetarian and my carnivores all walked away full of good food.

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L
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration and surprised with delicious cupcake!

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GC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic time!!! Love everything about Blind Faith! The staff is so warm & welcoming!

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C
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with delicious food. Will be going back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great food!!

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L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great, comforting experience!

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H
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent at Blind Faith, including deserts!

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PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Blind Faith. I have been going there ever since they opened many years ago as a cafeteria style restaurant in another Evanston location. Food has always been consistently good, wholesome, creative & vegetarian.

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GF
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular at Blind Faith Café, which probably affects how great the service is (since they know me). However, I witness how great the servers are to other diners, as well. The food is great and the portions are big enough to provide another meal, via leftovers.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. If you want a excellent vegetarian meal! This is where to go!

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DZ
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the food and service at Blind faith. Our dinners are delightful.

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JN
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to Blind Faith since it was a cafeteria down the street. It is my favorite restaurant. It has evolved into a special occasion place as it is more upscale and expensive now. The food is tremendous. The Valentines Day prefix meal was outstanding from the first to the last bite. The service was excellent as was the ambiance. Even the music was fantastic. It's a great place for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Love Blind Faith!!

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K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As a lifeline vegetarian, I've watched the Blind Faith evolve from its early days in the late 1970s till today. Under the guidance of David Lipschultz for four decades, the Blind Faith has gone from a modest coffee shop type of spot to an elegant, cozy, romantic dining experience. The menu features a combination of old-time vegetarian standards like Mexican fare, dinner salads and Asian seitan entrees, and seasonal specials like shitake walnut loaf and Gardein (faux chicken) pot pie.

Although I'm not usually a big soup eater, I cannot resist their shitake soup. The warm richness of the ginger-infused broth is intense and satisfying. I tend to toggle between the vegetarian and vegan fare, but there is plenty here for both tastes.

The biggest draw of this restaurant is the care given to creating a Zen environment. For example, the floor space of the main dining room is carpeted. I can't think of many restaurants that go to the trouble of vacuuming and cleaning a carpet daily, but the benefit is that the noise level is always low, even with a full house. The abundance of booth seating also cuts down on profits, but gives plenty of private nooks to couples and others for intimate conversations. Soft lighting and solicitous service makes this a great destination for dates, meetings and special events.

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W
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blind Faith is absolutely one of our favorites. This was a birthday celebration. The food was outstanding, as always. We both had the Shiitake-Walnut Loaf with butternut puree, and the Berry Cobbler and Belgian Chocolate Pudding for dessert. Yummmm! The service is always attentive; this time it was exceptional because they knew we were celebrating a birthday. And prices can't be beat, especially given the quality of this food. Thank you, Blind Faith, for another wonderful meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love it here!!!!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We a\enjoyed a wonderful dinner last Saturday night at the Blind Faith Cafe. Jonathan was our server and he was terrific. His recommendations were spot on and he figured out right away that it was going to take us awhile to decide on our menu selections. We don't eat out very often and he respected the fact that we wanted to take our time to enjoy each course. The brussel sprouts and the French fries that we order as appetizers were great. I enjoyed my beet salad and my husband enjoyed his entree.
Thanks for a great evenbng

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very yummy! Atmosphere was chill. Right across the street from Space music venue. Our server was just slow and we felt like she kept forgetting about us. She was very nice just absent. We were going to order dessert but didn't have time. Super disappointed about that because being gluten free and vegan most restaurants don't have to many options for me. Blind Faith Cafe certainly did we just couldn't wait any longer. I will definitely eat here again next time I catch a show at Space.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliscious and healthy.

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R
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, BFC was terrific - food, service and ambiance. We celebrated a family birthday and our server brought over a cupcake with a lit candle for dessert, gratis. Thank you BFC!

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for the first time this past Saturday, the entire experience was fantastic. The service was great, our waitress suggested the Thai peanut noodles and the Mongolian stir fry, both were so so good. I wish we had been a bit hungrier so we could of tried some appetizers. We had fantastic lattes as well and brought home a piece of carrot cake which was incredible. We don’t live in Evanston but we can’t wait to come back!

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