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About Eden

Eden, in the West Lake District of downtown Chicago, offers a fresh take on Mediterranean and American food by Chef Devon Quinn.

1748 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60612
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 5 – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 5 – 10pm Bar open until 11pm
Sunday Brunch: 10am-2pm

Cross Street:
Lake and Wood

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 366-2294

Website:
http://www.edeninchicago.com/

Public Transit:
Located just west of the Ashland Green & Pink Line Station

Executive Chef:
Devon Quinn, Chef; Stefano Tulipano, Pastry Chef

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Eden features two private dining rooms – Sage (seats up to 8) and Celadon (seats up to 24). Styled to perfection and quietly tucked away, both emulate an ideal setting for parties, meetings and more. Guests may also reserve our Chef's Counter experience or opt for a full buyout.

Eden Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (43)
Good for a Date (31)
Local Ingredients (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Special Occasion (22)
Great for Brunch (19)
Authentic (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Seasonal (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Cozy (13)
Fun (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Healthy (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Organic (10)
Casual (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Romantic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic brunch menu and the food was amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. Easy place to bring an infant for brunch, especially with the parking lot.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

OLUTSTANDING AND CREATIVE DISHES. CANNOT IMAGINE THE THOUGHT THAT WENT INTO EVERY DISH. THE PLAY ON TASTE IS>>>>>>

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Little did I know that for the last 6 months, the pages that I tore out of the Chicago Tribune’s Splash Section were related to this restaurant. I had been attempting to emulate the plating at home. Eden does it so much better and does not disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They are a fantastic place to eat. Food is absolutely wonderful, service is excellent. We came on opening day and one year later. They were good then and now great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Dec 28. Everything was great waitress was great but didn’t make herself accesssble enough .First time there was awesome on the 28 there was a group of 8 or 10 girls that were extremely loud and distracting

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Unbelievably delicious food, amazing ambiance, and incredibly friendly wait staff. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This was our first time at Eden, but definitely not our last. Every dish was prepared with thought and care, using herbs grown on site in their greenhouse. The menu is varied and creative and dishes can be shared to have more variety. We loved the chestnut tortellini, very tender and fresh pasta and herbs. Also enjoyed the grilled octopus and the lentil brik was outstanding. So many flavors that compliment each other. There is a large selection of vegetarian dishes, fit for fine dining. We can't wait to come back and bring other guests with us. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This restaurant is fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our first visit to this one-year old restaurant, and we will return. There were good vegetarian options for my wife, and plenty for me, the carnivore. The lamb & beef meatballs starter was great, although a little heavy on salt. The crispy chicken main was fantastic! I can't wait to eat my way down the list of meaty mains on subsequent visits. Like many restaurants, they could improve on non-alcoholic drink offerings beyond 3-4 choices of bagged teas, and iced tea and coke-type products.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was awesome! It got busy around 8:00.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Loved it. Went with friends on a Wednesday night. We all loved the drink selection and the creative menu. I will definitely go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This restaurant is underrated and has very flavorful dishes. It is generally easy to get a table, and the warm/sunny decor makes for a comfortable ambiance. This is also within walking distance of the United Center and excellent for business meals before sporting events.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our server was amazing and the food was as well.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was great and the service was excellent. They did lose my hat and gloves so not sure I'm pleased about that. I would recommend anyone wanting a good dining experience in the west loop where you can hear you friends and haves conversation without straining your vocal cords.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food and the service was OUTstanding!!!!!! The place was wonderful inside it was our first time we will for sure go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Not only was the food very creative and delectable, the staff were absolutely delightful, from the bartender to the manager, to the wait staff and even the bus girl. I was completely entertained and had a wonderful evening! I thought the wine was overpriced, otherwise everything was just perfect. I hope I get to come back again sometime but live 2.5 hours away...

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Really wanted to like Eden more than we did. The menu was what drew us in, but, unfortunately, a couple of items were a little disappointing.

After so many reviewers suggesting to try the umami doughnutsm, we did. Simply did not care for the contrasting flavors and a bit too much heat for what we were expecting. Definitely different, though. The lasagna main course tasted good at first bite, but, about halfway through became too much of the same note over and over. Didn't really resemble lasagna either so manage your expectations if you order this.

The best dish of the night was the baby octopus which was tender, flavorful, and kept you interested start to finish.

Although we were a bit underwhelmed this visit, we would still want to give it another try. High marks for service and free off-street parking.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The team made my sister and family feel so special. They said the customer service was incredible and the staff was beyond friendly. I look forward to stopping by myself and experiencing what they did. My recently engaged sister and her future in-laws really enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My 2nd time here. I've been dying to try the bone marrow and I absolutely fell in love with it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a great time with friends enjoying the delicious food, the amazing cocktails and attentive staff. Fresh ingredients from their onsite climate controlled growhouse made the food even more incredible when it hit my taste buds. Will be back for sure! Picture is their Baby Gem Caesar Salad with grilled pork belly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Organic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Seasonal, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Fun, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service and creative selection.
Our guest stated that he wanted to eat the entire menu!
The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting.
The good is amazing...don’t pass on the Brussel Sprouts!
Looking forward to returning soon!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

An incredible find. Casual and unassuming, our expectations were more than exceeded when we were greeted with outstanding service & food that was both surprising and a culinary delight !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The service was outstanding! The food was too spicy for me! Nothing wrong with the food--just my personal taste.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food. Fantastic service. Free parking. What a find!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was fantastic!!! Unusual and excellent combinations of ingredients and flavors. Great service! And a lovely ambiance. Deserves a Michelin Star!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

When I go for brunch, I just have to have eggs. It’s my thing and if your eggs aren’t good, forget it. The soft-scrambled eggs at Eden were pretty darned good but the filling was a little too loose for my taste. The server had actually recommended getting the grits instead and I wish I had gotten them but... next time! I will also say that the soft scramble was really lightly seasoned in comparison to my friends dish - the seasonal omelette, which was really good, but just a tad salty (and I LOVE salt). The server did a great job overall making sure we had everything we needed, tho he forgot to put in our order for the chicken sausage and ended up giving it to us gratis. Thank goodness it did finally come because it was sooooo good! I highly recommend adding a side of it if your meal doesn’t come with any! I love that they have a parking lot, which is necessary since it’s out of the way, and that they didn’t make me wait to be seated before my friend arrived. Overall great experience and will definitely be back to try more!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. The staff was exceptional. They offered us champagne. The food was very good. The doughnuts were a great choice. We both had Caesar salad, unusual version with goat cheese but we both liked it. Wife had lamb myself the chicken balantine. Both were awesome. Wife had deep chocolate myself strawberry shortcake outstanding.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

While I've been to their brunch a number of times and loved it this was my first dinner experience. We took my brother for his 25th birthday and had a wonderful time! Everyone at Eden is so warm and friendly, our server was genuinely excited about the menu and our water glasses were never empty. My husband and brother both had the lamb and loved it! The pork umami doughnuts were a big hit with the table, and, while I'm not a vegetarian, I absolutely loved the lentil brik! I've never had anything like it! We will definitely be back soon, so many more dishes to try!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Came into Eden before the Bulls game because I’ve heard amazing things about their game day burger. Holy cow, it is amazing. Homemade cheddar cheese, tomato jam and PORK BELLY topper! I even found out their bun is homemade in house, yes please. My friend and I each got the burger and then split the Caesar salad and ordered a few of their craft cocktails. Everything was incredible! We even left our car in their parking lot and walked over to game, only a few blocks. What we would have spent in parking right at the stadium we got to spend on killer food. Our waiter was great too, we told him that we were going to the game and they made sure we were out in time to be there! What a great experience. Looking forward to going back and trying other things on the menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Came to Eden for dinner with my partner, and was so impressed!  The food was incredible, packed with so much flavor and our waiter was so friendly and helpful with suggestions on what to order.  We ended up getting a bunch of plates to share, including the broccoli, carrots and tuna crudo – we loved how fresh and flavorful everything was.  My favorite was my entrée, the Market Fish, like nothing I’ve ever tasted before.  We had cocktails, yum! Though I should mention they have quite the wine list. Seriously, this place is a hidden gem and not to be missed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing service. Great food. Hidden gem and we will definitely come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Came here to celebrate a friend's birthday dinner and loved everything! The strawberry shortcake is not to miss!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The entire experience was great! Food was delicious, service was outstanding and the atmosphere was comfort for our Sunday brunch. I’ll be back soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great spot. Even on a rainy day, the restaurant was bright inside and the food was delicious.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was disappointed. We had a reservation for 8:45, but didn't get seated until at least 9:15.
The food was tasty, but very expensive and portions were small. I wouldn't rush back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall very good. Slow to seat us despite a reservation and the entrees took a while but otherwise excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious food, great service. A bit noisey and small tables - because of small space - but we will definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Overall it was average. The space is cute and simple, the food presentation is attractive, but nothing we sampled had much flavor. For a ladies night out, we ordered ample plates from the different sections and none of us polished off any of the dishes. That's unusual for us. The service was too laid back - we had to flag down the server to get attention for drinks, to order, and to request more drinks. With so many other lovely spots in the area - I do not recommend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We chose Eden for post-church brunch with my in-laws and I cannot say enough great things about our experience. From the moment we walked in the door, the staff was friendly and attentive. Our table wobbled when we sat down and someone noticed and fixed it immediately. We were immediately offered drinks and the tastiest options on the menu. Our waiter seemed genuinely excited to tell us about what they were serving and how it was made. It made me happy to have someone share so excitedly about the menu - we knew we made the right choice for brunch. The food was PHENOMENAL and the culinary talent that lives here is out of this world. Such care went into the details of our food - every bite was incredible.

Of all of the things that would attract someone here, aside from the above, I would have to say that Eden sold me on the fact that they have PARKING. As someone who has family out of the city and friends with kids that need a convenient brunch spot, parking is like GOLD in the city. We have a hard time getting visitors because driving into the city scares them (haha). This place is perfect for anyone wanting to get their parents in town for a weekend brunch visit.

All things considered, Eden is my new favorite restaurant in the city. I hear dinner is unbelievable, so we will certainly return soon for what I'm sure will be another perfect dining experience.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Organic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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