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ikram cafe

4.7
4.7
202 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The cafe at ikram is based on simple principles: farm to table food, simple, clean and healthy preparations to maximize flavors. Our menu changes daily, based on what produce and other goods are available at farmers' markets, the Green City Market, or other local vendors.

Please note the cafe is temporarily closed while we restructure operations. Thank you for your patience.

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Menu

Main

  • Today's Fresh Juice$8.00

    carrot, pineapple, ginger

    • Acorn Squash with Candied Pepitas Soup$6.00

      • Sweet Potato, Ginger and Basamati Rice Stew$10.00

        • Vegetable Crudite with Green Goddess Dip$8.00

          • Menage a Trois$15.00

            white bean stew, quinoa salad, delicata squash

            • Omelette$14.00

              served with a mixed green salad and potato latke. choose any combination: smoked mozzarella, parmesan, gruyere. caramelized onion, spinach, crimini mushroom

              • Grilled Salmon$17.00

                chicken or pork tacos, roasted tomatillo salsa, lime sour cream

                • Orecchiette Pasta$17.00

                  pork bolognese, cream, grana padano

                  Salads

                  choice of 3 $14, all 5 $17

                  • Kale, Almond, Sherry, Aleppo Pepper

                    • Fregola Sarda, Preserved Lemon, Red Cabbage

                      • Roasted Beet, Orange, Radish, Orange Oil

                        • Shaved Brussels, Lemon, Honey, Parmesan

                          • Quinoa, Roasted Butternut Squash, Parsley, Olive Oil

                            Entrée Saladburger, Red Onion and Balsamic Jam, Gruyere, Mustard Aioli

                            • Grilled Shrimp$22.00

                              zucchini, yellow squash, arugula, edamame, sesame, cilantro, ginger lime vinaigrette

                              • Loch Duart Salmon$24.00

                                mixed greens, radish, shaved carrot, pickled butternut squash, pistachio vinaigrette

                                • Grilled Chicken$20.00

                                  tat soi, cucumber, pickled red onion, orange supreme, mustard vinaigrette

                                  Sandwiches

                                  • Turkey$14.00

                                    banh mi, cucumber, pickled carrot, cilantro, jalapeno, sesame

                                    • Bison$17.00

                                      burger, red onion and balsamic jam, gruyere, mustard aioli

                                      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                      What 202 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      4.7
                                      4.7 based on all time ratings
                                      • 4.7Food
                                      • 4.6Service
                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                      • 4.5Value

                                      NoiseQuiet

                                      97% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                      1. S

                                        Smoochie

                                        Los Angeles

                                        10 reviews

                                        1.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on March 22, 2018

                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                        Restaurant closed until after renovations, would of been great if someone contacted

                                      2. BE

                                        BethE

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 24, 2018

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Love the chefs, Christopher and Jim! They support local farms and their food is thoughtful and delicious!

                                      3. EP

                                        EileenP

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 19, 2018

                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                        Lovely spot for a quiet lunch. Service was wonderful.

                                      4. a

                                        ask72

                                        Chicago

                                        16 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on February 14, 2018

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        As usual we had a wonderful meal and excellent service. Ikram was full and they had the usual number of staff but that didn't inter with the service. The wonderful thing about that meal was ever though every table was full the room was conversation friendly and we had a relaxing and long meal!

                                      5. CM

                                        CarolynM

                                        Chicago

                                        26 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        26 reviews

                                        Dined on February 3, 2018

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Consistently delicious, fresh food in a beautiful, intimate room. Outstanding service!

                                      6. a

                                        ask72

                                        Chicago

                                        16 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on January 31, 2018

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Igo there frequently because the service is excellent.

                                      7. DB

                                        DominicB

                                        Chicago

                                        26 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        26 reviews

                                        Dined on January 25, 2018

                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                        Ikram is an unusual and delightful place to eat. Situated on the second floor of an upmarket women's clothing store, you need to know it is there, as there is no sign at street level to tell you it exists. The food is fresh, vibrant and tasty. The service is a little relaxed, but if you are not in a hurry, it is a great lunchtime spot.

                                      8. UG

                                        UrbanGirl

                                        Chicago

                                        29 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        29 reviews

                                        Dined on January 13, 2018

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The dining room is gorgeous. Food was delicious and well paced. The dining room was not full and we quickly made friends with the next table as we compared our meals. My husband and I felt welcomed in both the dining room and the store. The jewelry was way above my price point but I was invited to try it on just for fun!

                                      9. JB

                                        JoB61

                                        Chicago

                                        7 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on January 11, 2018

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Lovely special place to meet with friends. Delicious, healthy and still a special treat! Wonderful service!

                                      10. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 4, 2018

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It is worthy of numerous Michelin stars! A gem in Chicago.

                                      11. JP

                                        JohnP

                                        Chicago

                                        37 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        37 reviews

                                        Dined on December 21, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Ikram cafe Is a sophisticated oasis with beautiful food including many great vegetarian and vegan options, a charming small dining room with beautiful views, attentive and polished service, and a glorious level of chic.

                                      12. A

                                        Aaargh

                                        Chicago

                                        177 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        177 reviews

                                        Dined on December 18, 2017

                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                        From the reviews I was expecting an excellent birthday lunch (no acknowledgement of the occasion despite it being marked on the online reservation). Our waiter was awesome until the 11-table place suddenly filled at which point he became completely swamped (seemed like he was the only server). The burger I ordered medium well, was rare, but I would've had to get up and take it back to the kitchen myself to fix it, and as it took an hour to arrive, I basically ate the sides off of it - not enjoyable. The parsnip soup had too many other flavors overwhelming the delicate flavor, the chocolate mousse on the bland side. Excellent coffee, good bread, and a very pleasant room with lots of windows.

                                      13. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 16, 2017

                                        overall3food5service5ambience3

                                        Ikram is a unique and delicious restaurant. There happened to be a large party with 5 or more children. This disrupted our conversation but we understood it was a special occasion for this family. Aside from that, the food was perfect! Excellent service. I only wish when I made a reservation they would have said a large party with many children would be sitting next to us. I will ask next time I go.

                                      14. SK

                                        SusieK

                                        Chicago

                                        33 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        33 reviews

                                        Dined on December 15, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I always have a lovely dining experience at Ikram. I love sharing this gem with my friends. Service is amazing and the food is delightful. Wonderful ambiance too. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special get together.

                                      15. L

                                        Lolo

                                        Chicago

                                        44 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        44 reviews

                                        Dined on December 8, 2017

                                        overall3food4service5ambience3

                                        The chicken salad and mint tea were delicious. A woman had her 1-yr old child there for his birthday who kept screaming with excitement and needs. Inappropriate for infants.

                                      16. DD

                                        DeborahD

                                        Chicago

                                        46 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        46 reviews

                                        Dined on November 30, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Our food choices were creative, tasty and beautifully presented. I’m glad I moved back to Chicago so that I can enjoy Ikram Cafe more often. Very impressive for out of town guests.

                                      17. i

                                        idonthaveanuckne

                                        Chicago

                                        16 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on November 16, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Friends came in from the burbs, knew this would be special lunch I wanted. Fall menu very nice, service as always top notch. Room was a bit chilly...

                                      18. X

                                        Xand

                                        Chicago

                                        19 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        19 reviews

                                        Dined on November 4, 2017

                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                        Belated birthdays’ lunch with a friend

                                      19. e

                                        edwardhalloran

                                        Tampa

                                        12 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on October 26, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Ikram is a small, intimate cafe atop a luxury ladies clothing store. In spite of the fact that there's no chance I'm going to buy anything in the store, the welcome is always warm and heartfelt. Once you get upstairs, you are greeted by welcoming staff (Emanuel) and great, farm to table food. The bison burger is a huge hit, as are the fish, pork or steak tacos. The lamb meatballs are a personal favorite, largely because of the way the side dishes meld with the lamb. Hard to find without knowing about it, this is a hidden gem in the big city.

                                      20. c

                                        carols

                                        Chicago

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on October 23, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I’m not quite sure I understand your reading for noise level. Does a high-level mean high noise or does it mean in the noise level was good? In any event the noise level the chrome is wonderful very peaceful and conducive to conversation

                                      21. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New York Area

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on October 19, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. Fresh, unique and delicious.

                                      22. m

                                        magnoliablanche

                                        Chicago

                                        95 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        95 reviews

                                        Dined on October 18, 2017

                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                        Ikram Cafe is a cozy dainty dining space for the ladies who need a lunch break from shopping in their high fashion boutique. Service was top notch - our server was polite and charming. A bowl of artisan bread and sauteed baby kale was served first as complimentary appetizers. I especially liked the sunflower seeds bun and the wrapped butter. The bison burger is an excellent choice featuring a thick layer of cheddar and fluffy buns. Very savory and filling. For the lamb meatballs entree, I most enjoyed tasting the crunchy zucchini fritter! Ikram boutique sells very eclectic styles with refreshing color, fabric and pattern combinations. I wish I could show you some of their clothing and accessories, but no photography is allowed on the first floor, which I understand as it would violate proprietary rights of the fashion designers.

                                      23. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 6, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Lovely lunch!

                                      24. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        11 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on October 5, 2017

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        We enjoyed our lunch here but be forewarned, they don't have decent coffee. It's really the only flaw to an excellent lunch place.

                                      25. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Birmingham

                                        8 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on October 4, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Exquisite! Fantastic food, great service (quiet but warm and friendly). Just the right size. Can’t wait to go back!

                                      26. a

                                        ask72

                                        Chicago

                                        16 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on October 3, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This is a wonderful comfortable place to go with friends. We never feel rushed so . we are able to relax,talk and drink our wine. The service is wonderful.

                                      27. L

                                        Lo27

                                        Chicago

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on September 30, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Outstanding low key

                                      28. h

                                        hampsteadcarrie

                                        Miami

                                        92 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        92 reviews

                                        Dined on September 15, 2017

                                        overall3food3service4ambience5

                                        To me, this place defines "ladies who lunch." It's very, very pretty and the service is good. The menu is uninteresting (unless you want a "ladies who lunch" salad), not matching the menu on the website. Very expensive.

                                      29. r

                                        raven

                                        Chicago

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on August 17, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        IKRAM never fails to be a delightful place for lunch with a friend. The menu is creative.....the service is great. And, it's THE place for beautiful things

                                      30. MA

                                        MarioA

                                        Chicago

                                        27 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        27 reviews

                                        Dined on August 5, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Just go experience it for yourself. You will not be disappointed and if you are, management values customers feedback.

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        77 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        77 reviews

                                        Dined on July 25, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Able to get a wonderful healthy lunch. .

                                      32. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        11 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on July 20, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The tomato soup is just excellant and perfect. Risotto was brilliant with bay scallops...perfection!

                                      33. a

                                        ask72

                                        Chicago

                                        16 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on July 14, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This is a wonderful place to go with friends who want excellent food at a reasonable price. The restaurant is conversation friendly which means we can sit together drinking wine and talking without feeling rushed.

                                      34. t

                                        tita

                                        Chicago

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on July 7, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent little gem of a place tucked upstairs in the Ikram boutique. I've lived in the area for years and never knew about it, but I wanted to find a quiet place for a girls' lunch and this was perfect. Will definitely go back.

                                      35. J

                                        Jill

                                        Chicago

                                        31 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        31 reviews

                                        Dined on June 20, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I can always count on good food, great service and delightful ambiance.....I would like to be even more of a regular than I already am!

                                      36. a

                                        ask72

                                        Chicago

                                        16 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        16 reviews

                                        Dined on June 16, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food and the service are excellent as usual. We are able to make suggestions and change some of our dishes.

                                      37. RH

                                        RonnieH

                                        Chicago

                                        27 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        27 reviews

                                        Dined on June 14, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great quiet and delicious ladies lunch..grilled shrimp salad and pork tacos melted in our mouth. Extra treats on the house before and after meal so yummy!

                                      38. k

                                        kd8r

                                        Chicago

                                        179 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        179 reviews

                                        Dined on May 26, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It's always a pleasure to eat at Ikram's. The food is healthy and delicious; the space is welcoming with a understated elegance; a wonderful place to meet a friend and look at beautiful things

                                      39. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 23, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Favorite hidden gem for lunch.

                                      40. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Palm Springs

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on May 23, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Very impressed with the food and service by Emanuel was simply exceptional. Numerous healthy choices available. Imaginative salads Room was acoustically rather live and found noise from a large party moderately disturbing.

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