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KICK - Permanently Closed, Chicago, IL

KICK - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
46 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Permanently Closed - KICK restaurant and bar features bold cuisine with global spice from Asia, Latin America, and beyond. NOW OPEN!!!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, South American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 11pm; Thursday & Friday: 11:30am - 12am; Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Saturday Dinner: 3pm - 12am; Sunday Dinner: 3pm - 10pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 236-8886

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining area that is elevated above the main dinning room. The room has large windows that overlook the outdoor patio seating area. The room is designed to host 10-40 people. It's perfect for intimate gatherings or celebrations.Buyouts available for up to 120 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Stacy Smith: (773) 236-8886

  • Neighborhood

    North Center

  • Cross street

    Lincoln

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available in the neighborhood.

  • Public transit

    CTA Brown Line Train - Stop: Irving Park

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. ML

    MelissaL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great brunch menu and the food was delicious with healthy portions. Would definitely go back there again!
  2. AJ

    AshleyJH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    KICK is an amazing restaurant. They feature spice-influenced dishes and their ambiance reflects that of a volcano (open flame, ash and lava colors, molten wall) which adds to the overall experience. The food is delicious. You cannot go wrong with anything on their Brunch Menu, and their Dinner Menu also hits the spot. Try a green bloody mary (made with tomatillo) or any of their delicious appetizers to highlight your meal! You can't go wrong at Kick!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were super flexible with us about making things less spicy. Everyone loved their burgers.
  4. c

    consistentlytasty

    Cleveland

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Kick has been a great spot for the family to gather for Sunday Brunch. Waitress is outstanding. We generally beat the crowd in, so difficult to assess noise level. Moderate amount of heat in most dishes, which you would expect with the name Kick. There are items on the menu for those with a "cooler" palate. an enjoyable experience with great food.
  5. j

    jaireina

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The concept of this place was very interesting! I love spicy food and everything in there had a touch of spicy and the food was really tasty.
  6. r

    rufus

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place for an informal, good meal. A little noisy but the World Series was on TV!
  7. o

    onedudesopinion

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Everything was spicy! Not overly so, but a fun level of heat. Mahi was amazing, chimichuri steak was great.
  8. J

    Jtag

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very pleasant neighborhood find with great spicy brunch and dinner options and good drinks!
  9. DL

    DwpLjp

    Chicago

    286 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    286 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2016

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Slow (but friendly) service even though the place was almost empty on a Cubs Saturday night around 6pm. Food looked mushy and sloppy as plated. Not impressed.
  10. BD

    BrianneD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I'm not a fan of spicy food, but I was able to find a few things on the brunch menu that would work for me. I chose the French Toast Crunch (coated with Cap'n Crunch!) that was just delicious! My boyfriend liked his spicy eggs benedict, and he took home some spicy mac 'n' cheese for later. Definitely a place we'd be glad to return to!
  11. LC

    LizC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2016

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I didn't realize everything was so spicy!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    They don't call it "kick" for nothing! If you like spicy food, this is your place. Personally, I prefer some non-spicy food/drink for contrast. Tip: order the regular (not spicy) fries.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and clearly high quality. Service was first class. Our server was extremely helpful and made several excellent suggestions.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Food was outstanding. Highly recommend!
  15. m

    mabelsc

    Chicago

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Verde Maria was a good twist to the Bloody Mary
  16. CG

    ChicagoGirl

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was ok. Nothing impressive. The service however was slow, even if there weren't that many people. I went there for brunch, I don't think I'm going back for brunch again but I would give it another chance for dinner since they have a very nice outside seating area (we couldn't enjoy it because it was raining).
  17. CJ

    CraigJ

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    American cuisine with a little spice (aka kick) to it. Entrees can be modified for those who do not like spicy foods.
  18. RE

    RyanE

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and the service was amazing. Very friendly staff. Will be coming back again!
  19. LB

    LibbyB

    Indiana

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kick is true to its name! Loved the "kicked-up" heat/spice on all of the dishes we had. Loved the combination of flavors. We will definitely return!
  20. CC

    ChicagoCarl

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and creative cooking. Beautiful room with a very cool lounge area that has sofas and comfy chairs. Surprisingly affordable pricing. Loved it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Chilaquiles ever!
  22. v

    vixen

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We were able to sit outside on a balmy early summer evening. The drink menu was great and our service fabulous. We started with several appetizers. We had the ragin chicken roll which was very good. Just the right amount of spice. We also had the lettuce wraps, I liked the heat. The bacon ,gouda fries were yummy. Our entrees however were disappointing. I had the pork belly blt. There wasn't much meat on it and the bread was soggy. My friend had the hot fried chicken which she felt was just ok. However, the third party of our group had the noodle bowl and really enjoyed it. Our desert was awesome, it was the salted caramel cheesecake with caramelized bananas. Would recommend this place for nice outside dining, but stick to drinks, apps and desert.
  23. KS

    KimS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just found this restaurant while looking for a place to go for our weekly date night. I love spicy food so it seemed like the ideal choice. By far the ceviche was the best thing we had. Absolutely delicious and filling! The Burger was also awesome! Not too impressed with the steak wrap or fries. However - we will be back to explore the menu further!
  24. n

    newbie

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good with some spice, BUT they can moderate it to your tastes. Trey the place out. Service and staff are great as is the food, drink and ambiance
  25. PI

    PIPoodle

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2016

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Noise level was so low because no one else was in there! Food was dull; nothing special. Red walls were awful. Bathrooms were right behind seating area - weird. Felt like I was in the old bar, Cherry Red.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2016

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Reheated dry biscuits with very, very bland sausage gravy....not what I would consider a good brunch item. Crab cake benedict was mediocre at best. Bloody mary was good. Server was very nice and attentive.
  27. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Once we were sat by the host, we waited for 10 minutes for anyone to even acknowledge we were there. The staff kept passing us...and at one point the host and hostess just stared at us unsure as of what to do. It was super awkward. The food WAS really good! I will probably go back, but not because of the service.
  28. EB

    EveningBust

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2016

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Our waiter was very nice, friendly and attentive. I wanted to love this neighborhood spot, I really did, but I really didn't. The corn fritters were ok, but should have been more substantial so it wasn't greasy crunchy corn. I guess I just don't have it a taste for kick because I had asked if it was spicy and the waiter said the sauce was. It actually wasn't that spicy compared to the fritters. I asked if the fire fries were very spicy, he said not too spicy, but my friend and I both found them very spicy and even worse, lacking in flavor. Not just missing salt, the spice didn't seem to have flavor other than hot. The pitfire burger was fairly tasty but it was so spicy hard to tell how good the burger itself was. I do like food with a kick, as does my lunch-mate, however, this just seemed very hot. I also had asked the waiter about a few burgers and certainly would have expected a little warning.
  29. KS

    KellenSss

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2016

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Had a nice quiet dinner here with a friend during the week. Service was excellent, the 1/2 off burger special was great, food was decent. The Fire Fries--ha, love the name--were perfectly spicey.
  30. FF

    FoodieFamilyT

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Kick has a great brunch. Best chilaquiles in town!! Also love the warm decor!'
  31. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great staff, nothing like Sola which is a good thing. Good neighborhood edition.
  32. o

    oldfoodie

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The restaurant offer a variety of small plates and hearty stews, not limited to one cuisine or region. it'd got spicy if you like it but also just good well seasoned food.
  33. KC

    KalelChase

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found Kick on a lark from Opentable and decided to give it a try. I'm not a huge fan of of overly hot spicy foods, but this was not Heat for Heat's sake. With interesting menu items and good flavor in every bite I'd certainly recommend Kick.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The steak wrap appetizer was great. A little messy but worth it. The mushroom burger was also delicious and worth every calorie. The pork stew was great - perfect burn.
  35. CS

    ConstantinS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was very slow. We had 5 restaurant waiters/staff members merrily chatting behind our backs. None of them made an attempt to approach our table until 15 minutes after we settled down. That said, the place was literally empty for brunch. Food was ok, something that you can get in a neighborhood bar. Good ambiance.
  36. RH

    RobinH

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2016

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I can handle spicy, but everything we ordered was way over the top. They need to find a balance of spicy on the plate. The menu is creative and the place interesting, but if you can't feel your tongue you can't enjoy yourself. Back off a bit chef!
  37. n

    nbks3

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our first time, we stopped in on a Saturday night on-spec and were delighted to get a table. The staff are really friendly and attentive, but most importantly, have actually tried the dishes for themselves so are knowledgeable about the ingredients and level of 'kick'. Obviously the spiciness of the food is the theme here, but don't let that distract from the variety and quality on offer, and the cosy but modern feel of the decor. I had the Churrasco steak and it was delicious. The lettuce wraps packed a lot of heat, similar to Thai curry. Definitely a place we'll return to - it wasn't busy because it's fairly new and tucked away off Lincoln - I hope it gets busier and stays the course, but not so busy that I can't get a table, of course!
  38. J

    Jude

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a group of 14 for brunch and this was a first visit the for all of us. Service was great and the food was delicious! The menu was not the typical brunch menu. We pretty much sampled the whole menu and no one was disappointed. They were agreeable to modifications of an item as requested. We ordered red velvet pancakes for the table and they were superb! Portions were big, only a few of us were able to finish. We also enjoyed the Bloody Marys- the special version had a real kick, those who love spicy were well rewarded. We will definitely return, especially for the red velvet pancakes!
  39. GB

    GlennB

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2016

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Sola, the previous restaurant in this space, was fantastic. Thus, we may have had unrealistically high hopes for KICK. However, the food was a disappointment. It was, surprisingly, not very spicy. It was actually pretty bland. The menu is also pretty limited. At least it wasn't very expensive. The house cocktails we tried were fine, but nothing special. There are too many other really good restaurants in the city to justify ever returning here.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2016

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food was great, but not worth the cost. We spent $110 (with tax and tip) for the wing app ($12 for 6 little wings), $15 for a burger, $23 for chimichurri steak, and $38 on drinks (2 signature drinks, a draft cider, and a coors light). I would say based on the size and quality of the items they should have been priced around 25% less. This was more of an $80-85 dinner, not $110. We will probably not be returning because the value just isn't there, which is unfortunate because the concept and food are good.

FAQs

KICK - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 236-8886.

KICK - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lincoln

  • Neighborhood

    North Center

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 11pm; Thursday & Friday: 11:30am - 12am; Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Saturday Dinner: 3pm - 12am; Sunday Dinner: 3pm - 10pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, South American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available in the neighborhood.

  • Public transit

    CTA Brown Line Train - Stop: Irving Park

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 236-8886

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining area that is elevated above the main dinning room. The room has large windows that overlook the outdoor patio seating area. The room is designed to host 10-40 people. It's perfect for intimate gatherings or celebrations.Buyouts available for up to 120 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Stacy Smith: (773) 236-8886

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