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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
9:30 PM
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Lokal - Wicker Park

3.7
288 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch (12)
  • Good for Birthdays (8)

This European-flecked neighborhood restaurant gets the urban vibe going with its stylish interior dressed in square tables, white molded chairs, and large canvases of modern art. The lounge area hosts guest DJs who pump up the volume when the lights go down, augmenting the retro feel. At Lokal - Wicker Park, lunch and dinner offer wholly different experiences, but each is worthy on its own. Brunches include: Duck Confit Benedict, Braised Pork Belly, French Omelets; while the dinner menu is more complex (showcasing the likes of NY Steak with truffle fries and apple slaw, Pork Tenderloin with potato pancake and mushroom cream or Goat Cheese Risotto with confit tomatoes, sweet peas and butternuts squash) . Lokal - Wicker Park is lauded for its fresh, first-rate ingredients often supplied by local farmers including Gunthrrop Farm, Nichols Farm, AquaTerra Farms and others.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm -11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:30pm

LOKaL Wicker Park Does Not Take Reservations For Saturday or Sunday Brunch
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Phone number
(773) 904-8113
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Art Wnorowski
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Public transit
CTA Blue Line
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Entertainment
DJs after 10:00 PM

Wednesdays - House Music
Thursdays - Old School Hip-Hop / R&B
Fridays - Top 40
Saturdays - Party Jams
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Special events & promotions
Birth Day, Rehearsal Dinner, Special Occasions, etc
What 288 People Are Saying
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3.7
  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.6
service
3.6
ambience
3.6
value
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53% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodforfun (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We had been there previously for brunch and loved it. They were super busy with a nice city vibe. We had tickets to a 10:30 show at the IO and want to make a last minute reservation and ended up with an8:30 reservation at Lokal. When we walked in the place was dead. There were three booths with customers including us. The floor was cleared of tables either for cleaning up after brunch or to make room for a dance floor? The waitress was lovely but more interested in the few patrons at the bar. The food was delicious and once we ordered came in a timely fashion. The ambience was just strange. We would definitely go back for brunch but probably not for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

I made a reservation for 1:00 pm, when I arrived there was no one by the entrance to greet us, it was super packed and I had no idea who to inform I was there for my reservation. Once I found the person, she told me it would only be a few minutes and that they would have my table ready. Around 1:15 pm I asked her how much longer it would be and she said that they were working on getting other people seated. I reminded her I had reservation but she said I would still have to wait. My friend and I waited until 1:30 and at that point we decided to leave. I understand there would be a wait, i would've waited about 15 minutes or even 20 minutes. But not 30+ minutes when I made a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
1.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

The restaurant was CLOSED for our confirmed 9:00 a.m. brunch. They did not help us find another location. I had the confirmed reservation in hand and was not notified of the fact that the restaurant opened at 10:00 a.m. Disappointed in both Open Table and Lokal.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We went early, for brunch at 9:30. The music was too loud and the service was not good even though there was hardly anyone else in the place. The waiter didn't write our order down even though he seemed unsure of it, and he did in fact get it wrong. We also had to wave him down whenever we wanted coffee or water refills. The food was fine, not amazing but not bad.

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vipSandySam (Chicago)
1.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Seriously too loud. couldnt even order had to leave. Tried to cancel reservation but they did not come to help us at front entrance and then tried to call but went to voice mail Which was full. Never ate there but stood around in the noise fir a while. Really crazy.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Their bottomless mimosa brunch is the greatest!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
1.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Tried to call this restaurant a number of days and at different times leading up to our reservation and kept getting voicemail. I even tried calling the other location in case the number was wrong and also got voicemail. What restaurant has a full voicemail box or doesn’t pick up the phone? This coupled with the reviews about the rude staff and poor service was enough to not even take a chance dining here.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

TOO Loud to hear guests speaking next to you, let alone a party of 8.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

I would not recommend - this place is WAY too crowded and loud for a dining experience. They need to do some sound proofing.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

I picked LOKaL for brunch because my friends were in town and we wanted a good mimosa deal. We had a reservation but still waited minutes to be sat. Small annoyance but we asked if they could change one of the TVs to football and was told the remote was broken. Our server was nice but the atmosphere was like a Saturday night club. So LOUD and rowdy. Like people dancing in line for the bathroom and rapping/ singing outloud. You have to yell while trying to talk to the person across from you. I would not come back here.

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