An Apple A Day & Meg's Cafe

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$30 and under
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A casual, family restaurant owned and operated by food enthusiasts and experienced chefs. We pride ourselves on the quality of our ingredients, originality and second-to-none taste. From our tasty, seasonal salads, to our fresh, delicious fish, to our homemade meatloaf and mashed potatoes just like mom used to make, we are sure you will find something to delight your taste buds!
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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice in town dining spot with great food

JF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to go back. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was light and fresh.

p
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Setting is tasteful: diversified art:posters, table flowers, linen napkins, upscale plating/ flatware, light woods, double layered tables, neatly dressed servers; yet modest, thoughtful, friendly. Menu: limited, yet every dish appealing,fully described, sense of conviction. Popular chicken pot pie bursting with chicken, veggies, creamy sauce in perfect crunchy pastry shell, so well constructed that traditional porcelain was eschewed. Whole pan seared white fish enriched with tasteful white sauce. Generous pours of nicely selected wines. Good bread, with generous chunk of sweet butter.

Only trade off is wood has no softening: makes for sometimes uncomfortable noise level.

Huge value. We live barely 30 minutes away. I cannot imagine why we’d never been here before.

d
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pleasant restaurant with friendly service, ideal for dinner before a 7:30 p.m. curtain at Writers Theater, an easy five minute walk away. Be sure tell your wait person you are going to the theater.

B
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat outside where it’s quieter than inside. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced as always. I had the lemon chicken piccata and my friend had the pecan crusted salmon. Started with salads and shared a brownie à la mode for dessert. Service was outstanding. We wanted to linger and were not rushed at all. Five stars-plus!

m
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely be back. Have dinner and then take home tuna salad or chicken salad for lunch

M
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating. We brought the cake and sparkler for our daughter’s birthday. The server presented the lit cake to our table. Food was tasty: chicken pot pie, shrimp tacos, hummus, crab cakes. Yummy!

g
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’ve eaten here in a couple of occasions now. Most of the menu is very well executed. However this time, I had the Potpie. Very dry, and no liquid at all in the pie. Thought it was just a fluke, but another in our party had it and it was exactly the same way. I’ve had it before and it was great so I’m wondering if they change their menu.

CA
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Perfect place for pre-theater dinner with a “something for everyone” menu. We’ve been there many times. Unfortunately the food has not gotten better and this time, everything was just OK. Pot pie, hamburger, fish and salads were all fine, just not special in any way.

B
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure. We are members at Writers Theatre and visit Meg's before every play we attend. The food is very good, the ownership very appreciative of the business theater patrons bring to them, and the service is outstanding.

RA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed in the salmon Was served an end piece with little meat on the fish and hard to pull the meat off. I should have sent it back But I will continue to eat there.

SM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a nice evening and the service was terrific. After dinner, we took a walk and got the chance to see an antique motorcycle show. Incredible all the way around.

BM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful before theater restaurant. Good menu with good service.

D
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was fresh and well prepared. We sat for quite a while eating and talking and never felt rushed. This is a very good neighborhood restaurant.

AK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Everybody liked the service and the food.

S
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service walking distance to Writer's Theater ~ wonderful combination!
Our waiter was friendly and attentive with good suggestions and honored my request to chop my salad.
Felt that our business was appreciated, will be back!

VR
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always wonderful!

S
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Vegetarian entrées were plentiful. Great location when going to writers theater afterwards. Highly recommend this restaurant due to the good service and the outstanding food. Don’t miss the desserts at the end.

AL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delightful neighborhood restaurant with a wonderful catering service as well.

H
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service great price. What more could you want?

JD
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliably good diverse menu with great healthy choices. I had an excellent fish in lemon beurre blanc, but the squash accompaniment was too sweet for my taste
Hot fresh bread is a plus.

SS
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

They're so nice here and the choices are solid. My gazpacho was delicious but the fish tacos were really bland.

R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Really enjoyed all the courses. Support local!!!

HS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were absolutely shocked. We had a confirmed reservation and the restaurant was closed and that is terrible. We had no dinner before a show. Is it your fault or the restaurant’s fault to be so negligent ? Please advise.

s
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice, quiet place to have dinner with friends. The fish and chicken dishes were well done and the service is very friendly and efficient.

B
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was a little disappointed about the reduced menu, but otherwise, a great neighborhood restaurant!

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice variety of options. Friendly service and good entrees.

DR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in the area for high quality food, and delicious flavor profiles!! The staff is very accommodating and goes overboard to make sure every special request is fulfilled and all food allergy concerns are accommodated. Barbara, the owner, is a delight and her team mirrors this attribute! Book a reservation now! You won't be disappointed!!

MK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent "local" venue with vegetarian options. Great restaurant for a dinner prior to Writer's Theatre located one block away. Creative, well-prepared and well-presented menu.

OT
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Meg's is a neighborhood gem that never disappoints. Food and service are top notch. The staff is accommodating and eager to please. Adjacent to Writers Theater, it's an icon on the North Shore.

R
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, not crowded, nice service and a warm atmosphere - can't be beat prior to a Writer's Theatre play.

a
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great salmon special!

M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special restaurant!!! Love the food and ambience. We will be back.

PC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

WE ARE AT APPLE A DAY A LOT FOR LUNCH, DINNER & CATERING.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS THE LATER TIME OF OUR DINNER, BUT BOTH THE SERVICE WAS WAY
OFF AND THE FOOD WAS FAIR. IT SEEMED THE STAFF THAT WERE THERE WHERE EITHER ANXIOUS TO CLOSE UP OR JUST PLANE TIRED!! TOOK FOREVER TO GET THE WAITER TO TAKE OUR DESSERT ORDER AS WELL AS THE CHECK.
THIS WAS REALLY AN OFF NIGHT . OUR FRIENDS WERE REALLY NOT HAPPY EITHER

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ab Fab !! Que rico !! We will be bck !! Waitress - LaLe - the best !!

B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the trout special and it was without a doubt the most wonderful fish dinner I’ve ever had. Cooked to perfection and delightfully seasoned. The rice pilaf was equally delicious.

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Meg’s Cafe is an ideal spot before Writers Theatre - just a block or two from the theatre. Mostly serving comfort food with wine and beer options - they are very aware of patrons’ need to get to the theater on time - and handle a full restaurant with friendly service

JH
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We ordered the Chicken Pot Pie. Filling was very dry. There was not enough of the usual gravy or sauce on the inside. Everything else about the restaurant experience was great. We will certainly return.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! Start to finish!!

NW
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful comfort food served in a cozy room with a fireplace. Perfect place for dinner before attending a play at the Writer's Theater (located just around the block). Hubby and I both had the chicken pot pie--perfect amount for him, half leftover for me which I reheated and enjoyed again two days later. Perfect flaky crust, plenty of veggies and chicken in a tummy-warming gravy. We had the drunken shrimp as an appetizer and that was delicious as well. Soup is included: I had the butternut squash (sweet) and hubby had the tomato (savory). We'll definitely be back again!

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