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Anelya, Chicago, IL

Anelya

4.8
4.8
190 Reviews
$31 to $50
Ukrainian
Comforting favorites in Avondale by Chefs Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim inspired by old-world cooking. Start your meal with a selection of beverages like a bottle of trendy orange wine or head to the bar after work with no reservation needed for a craft cocktail like The Muse with gin and beet kvass. Our appetizer cart will roll to your table to start your dinner with over 10 bites beckoning to be picked like our fan-favorite smoked carrot paté or sunflower seed hummus. Our main dishes offer a variety of homestyle flavors just like your mother made from thick soups to layered pasta and fluffy Ukrainian garlic bread. Coffee, after-dinner drinks and a flaky pastry like our Napoleon invite you to finish the meal with a sweet treat and hours of good conversation in a space that feels like home.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Ukrainian, Comfort Food, Modern European
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 692-2192
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Johnny Clark & Beverly Kim
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room, your party! Seats up to 16 guests with customizable Chef's Tasting menus and beverage pairings. View the private dining room guide: https://www.anelyarestaurant.com/Email us to book: info@anelyarestaurant.com
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (773) 692-2192
  • Neighborhood
    Avondale
  • Cross street
    Elston & Albany
  • Parking details
    Free parking is abundant on Elston Ave. and side streets.
  • Public transit
    From Belmont/Kimball Blue line: Either walk .7 of a mile or take Kimball busNorth to Addison and walk from there.From Addison Blue line: Either walk .7 of a mile East on Addison or take the Addison bus East to Elston.From Lakeview area: Take the Addison bus West to Elston
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 190 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    Innovative

190 Reviews
  1. SarahJ

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and excellent food. the Blind Beauty was one of the most unique cocktails I have ever experienced

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  2. Brent

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t wait to return to enjoin more items on this inventive menu based on Ukrainian and Korean foundations.

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  3. ChelseaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible experience! We went for my birthday as I’ve been a Parachute fan and wanting to try Anyela for a while. Service was excellent, the staff was incredibly kind and fun, helpful and accommodating. And the food, as promised, did not disappoint. Highlights included small bites like trout roe tarts selected from a JEWELED CART, exceptional borsh, and my personal favorite: a whole smoked mackerel. Dessert was equally splendid, a strawberry Napoleon towered in fresh, fluffy cream. Flavor profiles were lovely, lots of pickled items in reference to both Korean and Ukrainian culture, quirky and imaginative cocktails and beautifully selected wines. We had a marvelous time and definitely want to return! A+++

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  4. LindaG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anelya puts a creative spin on Ukrainian food. The chefs are Ukrainian as are many of the servers and hostess. I'm so happy help Ukrainian people who have come here. They are hard working and very creative.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not as expected. Overpriced small portions

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  6. Globalphile

    Chicago

    216 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the entire experience including design, food and service.

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  7. Angela

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and fresh. Great cocktails. The ambiance is really nice and there is a cute patio.

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  8. Brett

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A clever and meticulous trip through Eastern Europe, the food your babusya might have made with distinctive flair. Don't go with fewer than 5 people so you can try the whole menu.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding! This was one of the best meals I’ve had all year.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. The huckleberry varenyky, borsch, and kvass (tried both citrus and beet, both were excellent) were highlights. Chef Kim was so gracious in spending time with us. It was a memorable experience.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Anelya using the Order Online button. Anelya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 692-2192.

Anelya is rated 4.8 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Anelya

3472 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Elston & Albany
  • Neighborhood
    Avondale
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Ukrainian, Comfort Food, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking is abundant on Elston Ave. and side streets.
  • Public transit
    From Belmont/Kimball Blue line: Either walk .7 of a mile or take Kimball busNorth to Addison and walk from there.From Addison Blue line: Either walk .7 of a mile East on Addison or take the Addison bus East to Elston.From Lakeview area: Take the Addison bus West to Elston
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Johnny Clark & Beverly Kim
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 692-2192
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining room, your party! Seats up to 16 guests with customizable Chef's Tasting menus and beverage pairings. View the private dining room guide: https://www.anelyarestaurant.com/Email us to book: info@anelyarestaurant.com
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (773) 692-2192
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