Permanently Closed - 7 Plates Café

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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. 7 Plates Cafe is a modern European restaurant located in the heart of Lincoln Park. A stylish yet affordable restaurant with warm ambiance and quality dining experience.

Join us for a tasty dinner or brunch, every day of the week, or order something to go.

​Using locally grown seasonal products we crafted for you an array of appetizers, entrees, salads, desserts and cocktails from our internationally inspired menu. 7 Plates Cafe was born from the desire of bringing under one concept the best of what they’ve learned. A menu with European influences, real ingredients and flavor. A place that offers great service, warm ambiance and convenience.
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vipOBonTheGo
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here since they opened and it just gets better. This small unassuming restaurant has an ambiance that serves so many occasions. Casual date night, cozy dinner, great spot to catch up with girlfriends. I’ve held business lunches here, hosted my aging parents and used it as a before theater spot too. Last night we loved the burrata salad and I had the bouillabaisse special. My gluten free husband usually gets the steak and pomme frites. The 7 Plates Manhattan was so good I had 2! Definitely give this spot a try. You’ll be happy you did.

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MarshaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and reasonably priced. Have a children's menu as well.

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CarolynS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone in our party loved their food. Service was excellent.

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Maria
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at 7 plates - fantastic food and service!

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vipAHfood
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The popovers are great. Great marmalade too.
Lots a nice attention to detail including the presentation of the dishes and the decor. But the food fell a bit short in taste and preparation

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot, You have probably walked by and said to yourself “I need to go there” several times. You definitely SHOULD! They were very accommodating to our party of 7. It is an intimate place yet felt a bit bigger. Our group was excited to see each other so I know we were on the louder side but it didn’t feel like it.
The food was great and it was restaurant week so they had an additional separate menu with Beef Bourgogne. Stop in and enjoy it won’t disappoint!

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BruceM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were impeccable!

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vipChels
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to brunch spot in Lincoln Park. It's a neighborhood gem!

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vipsebastianp
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent choice for delicious food with great service. The perfect choice for pre- or post-theater dining.

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becs
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just all around very average

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vipGeorgeS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! The seafood paeya was excellent. The seafood was very fresh!

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vipmmbtu6
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleased with our experience. Loved that they take reservations. Dined with our grandchildren and we’re treated very well.

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vipDebbieM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood cafe, service and food are always top notch!

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Palate
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No vegetarian options
Small portions
Expensive since it’s small portions
They had bacon topping on a vegetarian dish burrata

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vipMammamia
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very cute Lincoln Pk brunch place. Good food and service!

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vipBeth
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Paella ever and I make it a lot! Pumpkin squash soup was delicious. Homemade popovers instead of bread! Quiet, neighborhood gem.

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vipBiancaR
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 16 year old has recently gone vegetarian which has made eating out a little bit more of a challenge. We came across 7 Plates Café and decided to try it!! She loved their toasted latte and green omelet! Needless to say we will be back!

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KatieK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very good food- everything was fresh. The service was more of a leisurely pace (although that could have been the time of day).

I had some really amazing tea there, so the cafe options are fantastic as well.

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ClaireP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great spot for a casual brunch. Very cute space and great food. The service was a bit slow with only 2 servers for the entire guest room. The complimentary popovers were GREAT and very yummy with the orange marmalade.

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Djk802
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

No complaint but little here to set this restaurant apart

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vipluytjese
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience- it reminded me of a European cafe, quiet and quaint. I didn’t feel like I was in the hustle and bustle of the city. The food is exceptional- I had the eggs Benedict BLT, everyone wanted a bite!

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vipMarshman
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service warm and friendly. And the prices were a good bit lower than at comparable restaurants in the area. Each dish was well done. We had a very generous beet salad to start, then my wife had salmon and I had a pasta dish with seafood. It was all delicious. The service was attentive. The wine selections were good and included some options that you won't find everywhere, including a Roumanian white that we tried and quite enjoyed. My impression is that the family that owns and runs the restaurant is Roumanian. There was certainly a warm, family feel to this pleasant but unpretentious restaurant. All in all, we've very much enjoyed 7 Plates both times we've been there, and we will certainly go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Great food and exceptional service. Loved it!!

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vipPaulTrekkers
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! This is s neighborhood gem of a place!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here for the fresh ingredients and unique takes on classic fare. Service is always attentive and we never feel rushed. A definite favorite!

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RebeccaN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fresh! What an awesome place to go to brunch. The complimentary bread is especially delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This very lovely neighborhood restaurant is wonderful. Fresh, well prepared, seasonally inspired choices in a welcoming atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!

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vipCeejay
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Stopped in for a quick bite and fell in love with the popover to start. Beautiful texture and delicious taste. You could come for that alone and just order anything else. The Chimichurri chicken salad was delightful as well... dressing was a bit on the salty side but the ingredients were fresh and overall it was a great light meal. Service was attentive and atmosphere was very cute.

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Squishy
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss out on their dinner rolls. To die for.

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vipPhyllisB
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place with wonderful food. The small menu delivers very delicious food, beautifully presented at a very reasonable cost. Service is attentive. Great local find.

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vipannyr
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday. Yummy, service great. We’ll go back.

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ThomasW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place for dinner with friends.

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vipAlixandra
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and drinks. Waited quite a while to be sat despite our reservation and longer to be served but we had a big party so this is likely why. Overall would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience - lovely servers, amazing food, delicious mimosas. The popovers were delicious and the eggs Benedict divine. We would totally go back!

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SeanP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, though the polenta starter leaves a lot to be desired. The vegetarian options were really great. The cocktails were disappointing on the second occasion (great the first time I ate in this restaurant). The second time was like having a pure alcohol shot rather than any care being given to actually making a palatable and enjoyable drink.

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vipRichardF
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood favorite for a casual dinner and weekend brunch. Pleasant atmosphere with excellent food and service. Always a good selection with reasonable pricing!

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Squishy
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place so much the first time we went a month ago, that when we returned to the area for a play my husband insisted on going again....I was in total agreement.

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vipsebastianp
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent neighborhood gem at an affordable price.

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cherie
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Easter brunch with all ten members of our family. I loved the intimate ambiance, and our server was very attentive and very, very nice. Everyone loved their entree and it was a general consensus that we cant wait to return. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!

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Permanently Closed - 7 Plates Café is rated 4.7 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.