Gemini

4.7
2184 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Lincoln Park’s favorite neighborhood restaurant since 2009. A place where everyone knows your name and your drink order. Serving an updated American menu with a creative cocktail list, Gemini has what you are looking for and we’re dog-friendly too!

Partners Ryan O’Donnell (Coda di Volpe) & Pauly Graves will welcome you into Gemini’s brand new space (2017) now with a central u-shaped bar and large raised booths.

Don’t miss our incredible brunch service every Saturday & Sunday starting at 10 am as well as our Fried Chicken available only on Sunday nights.

We look forward to serving you!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.9

Gemini Bistro is the kind of place where everyone feels like a regular, whether you actually are or not.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 2184 People Are Saying
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Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gemini proves once again that it is at the top of its game. In a city where restaurants are the stars, Gemini is a stand out neighborhood spot and destination restaurant where one can dine again and again.

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CA
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very average. Eggs Benedict was tasteless and luke warm—needed seasoning. Latte came luke warm as well, even though I sent it back to be reheated.

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f
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and really cute ambiance. Would return

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Came for brunch on a Saturday early afternoon with my teen kids. We came here because they had a great dish at the GCM bbq. Service was rather cold, wouldn't know my server's name because she didn't provide it. Food was outstanding though. Will come for dinner and hope for a better service experience.

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CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We love Gemini, but we did feel very rushed. Our server was great and we love the neighborhood ambiance with such great food. They brought over the starters two minutes before bringing out the main course and kept trying to clear before we were finished. Just felt very rushed.

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EO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good server. Food very fresh.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUPERB as always!

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d
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If not for the noise level, this would be one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are consistently excellent, but the noise level is more than uncomfortable. I feel like I can only go when I can sit outside. Too bad. It is a great restaurant.

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden neighborhood Gem(ini), one of the better all around restaurants in the city of Chicago

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V
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite dinner spot when we visit Chicago! Don’t pass on the homemade Oreo dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exquisite and our server could not have been more accommodating to my dietary restrictions. The brussel sprouts appetizer was great, and I try them everywhere :) And the burger was juicy and perfectly seasoned. Warm staff and great atmosphere for a date night but still busy and buzzing vibe! We loved it so much we stayed for lattes!

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S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gemini is our favorite go-to place, for any occasion. This was just a Friday dinner out and we love that they welcome our dog on the outside terrace. The staff is super nice and the food is always amazing. The drink assortment is awesome too!

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k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal at Gemini last Sunday evening and enjoyed dining on the patio. Great service and delicious meals. We will be back!

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W
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit in a few weeks to enjoy the Sunday special of fried chicken. Everything about this dish is phenomenal. We also had the opportunity to sit outside and enjoy their patio dining. The rest of the menu is always good, but this Sunday special is awesome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So much fun for our Saturday night dinner!

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LW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience at Gemini. I’ve been here quite a few times and I wanted to show my parents, who were visiting, some of my favorite spots. My dad, a big foodie, absolute loved the swordfish entree and my mom was ecstatic about her meal as well. Our server was super knowledgeable about the menu and times the dishes perfectly. Thanks for making this night a special one!

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JA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Everyone enjoyed their food. Will be back!

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KC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We live in the neighborhood and Gemini is our go to during the week. With a busy holiday weekend coming up, we wanted to celebrate our 6-year anniversary fairly low-key, so figured what better place than Gemini. We made a 7:30pm reservation and requested outdoor seating. Outdoor seating is first come/first serve so we ended up waiting about 15 minutes for a table. We spent this time at the bar, where we sat at least 5-7 minutes without a bar tender even glancing at us, without a menu and obviously without drinks . Finally he realized be had missed us and came over and got us our drinks, but no apologies. He was also so slow and seeing that we were ready to pay, we had to flag alone else down. Once seated, our server was very nice. She recognized we were celebrating an anniversary and congratulated us. What happened from here is where things turned. We ordered an appetizer, salad and main to split. The appetizer and salad came fairly promptly. Both were delicious. We then went at least 30 minutes without any food coming, I had to flag down our waitress for another drink and when she got my drink order she said “let me bring you the dessert menu”. When she returned with the drink- maybe 10 minute later, I asked if she had reimbursed our burger (yes, our main was just the burger). And she said oh yes, I just checked on it. Long story short a dinner that should have taken an hour tops, dragged out 2.5 hours. No apologies, no complimentary items to make up for the wait, nothing. It was an extremely frustrating.

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L
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite neighborhood spot. Consistently great food, service and ambiance.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely outdoor patio, fantastic service! Well done - Nice night!

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MF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and the weather was perfect. Todd, our waiter, was as attentive as you would want him to be and our busboy, who did not give us his name, was awesome. The food, as always, was delicious. Not our first visit and certainly not our last.

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s
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gemini's always a pleaser . . . Charlotte was a knowledgeable and friendly waitress.

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We like Gemini quite a bit. Its a very nice neighborhood choice for us. The drinks and food and wine selections are all very good, However they are slightly pricier than many of our other similar favorites by about 15-20%. Whenever we dine there we say this place is great why don't we come here more often and then the bill comes . . .

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff!

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B
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Group of eight. Everyone loved it.

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p
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good but not enough vegan options for a restaurant if that caliber. Service was delightful and the place is lovely.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible and everything took forever. We sat at our table for 30 mins before receiving our drinks. Food took even longer.

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

My pasta was not warm like usual
Service was average

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TI
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Gemini was fun, the food was delicious and our waiter was very nice. We had a lovely, fun dinner. There is a good vibe at Gemini. Loved it and will go back again.

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NK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED everything. From the moment we arrived until we left, we felt welcomed and “part of the family”. This was our first visit and nothing disappointed. The food was wonderful; the staff was friendly and helped our party of five through the menu. His suggestions were spot on. Looking forward to a return visit.

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M
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem. Reliable. Dependable. Great food that is also interesting.

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B
Chicago
122 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Rebecca
Always so accommodating

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n
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server! We had a great time chatting with her and her service was excellent!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, you won’t be disappointed! Cocktails great, but beer menu could offer more variety.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two weeks in a row. Still awesome!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, server was knowledgeable. We did have to wait 25 mins for our reservation and since the atmosphere was so lively, we had to shout to hear each other in conversation.

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s
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful night, quiet sidewalk seating, very nice service & excellent food!!

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KP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful night. Food and service was terrific

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c
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Uncomfortable seating, long wait for food, tiny portions. the place is overcrowded, with tables next to each other and lots of people standing all over.

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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food beautiful out on the terrace

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