Gemini

4.7
2328 Reviews
$30 and under
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 on our patio!

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 Fried Chicken available only on Sunday nights.

We look forward to serving you!
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vipTamara1
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Gemini. The food and drink was delicious! The mussels in particular.

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vipMike606
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a swordfish chop. The flavor and texture was outstanding. Perhaps it was the best swordfish I’ve ever had.

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viprico
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. No pork shank. Would go back

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ChipS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, as always! It has been a while since we have been to Gemini, but we were quickly reminded why it is one of our favorites!

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vippjones
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food n service very good. My only complaint was that the English muffin in my Benedict was so overdone I had to ask for a steak knife to cut it n then it was still a struggle

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diner234
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a group of 5. The food was great and the drinks were delicious. We had a good time.

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vipWadeH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not a very good burger but great service and atmosphere. I might give this place another shot and order something else.

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vipPeteB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Go have fun at this restaurant. We loved the starters. The mussels we zesty and delicious with a great sauce. The service was top notch with the large number of customers they had. I was very happy with the experience.

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vipSouthernFoodie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing experience every time I dine at Gemini. From the moment, I walk in the door to every staff member, the organization makes all of their diners feel like they’re apart of the family and you’re dining in their private home. Exquisite food pairings while offering the comforts of home.

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TiffiniG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always one of our FAVORITE places to dine in Lincoln Park, the food and drinks are always outstanding and ambiance is always on point! Never disappointing here! Definitely be back!

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KatieB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, great brunch! I had the lox and bagel platter. It was delicious. Quiet for a Saturday morning, which was nice. Great service and I loved the French bistro feel.

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GladeP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gemini has never let us down. We always love the food and atmosphere. We will be back!

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vipTriumphGirl
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined several times at Gemini - food is always great - but service was outstanding!

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AnneE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best swordfish steak in town! Was nice to come in on a snowy night, very warm and cozy place.

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vipCarterRizzo
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming restaurant nestled in Lincoln Park! Food, service, ambience & beverage were fantastic! Thank you Gemini for making a girls night out with family & belated birthday celebration special. Will be back!

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BobC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All great. One wish. We were all the way in the back, away from the front door and it was cold! in that place.

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MihaelaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good first time experience. Service was great! We had lunch today and hopefully will return for dinner at one point because the menus are different.
Appetizers were excellent - we had the octopus, lamb meatballs and mussels. We had a second order of lamb meatballs. Main course was mainly salads( the beats one) with steak and chicken variations. A bit more dressing might have been better but overall the salad was good. The chicken was super tasty but on the dry side .The steak was great. Drinks were excellent. We had a lovely afternoon and we will be back.

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vipValerieH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated a booth. The noise level was very loud! Hard to have a conversation. The food and service were excellent. Good restaurant week deal.

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MarthaS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date or dinner with friends! Service is very good too!

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vipEllenC
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for restaurant week and we were not disappointed! Everything from the drinks, to the service were fantastic! The steak was incredible. The wine list was decent but the waiter recommended great pairings which I always love. The dessert was definitely worth the splurge. Even though it's a little pricey, I would definitely come back during the regular season.

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vipJoshS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Gemini.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great evening, my friends and I really enjoyed ourselves.

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vipKetchSpeak
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gemini has been my family’s go to Restraunte for so long - that my kids have gone from strollers to college. The food - wait and bartender staff are top notch. I have never written a review for them - because their popularity has grown so much within the neighborhood- that I fear I won’t get a table - but after years of loving them - I need to sing their praises !!!!!!

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Nicky
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great restaurant week menu. Love the ambience, very cozy.

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SusannaM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood place with superb menu. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Overall a great finds!

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vipSouthernFoodie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in the city. Amazing food and exceptional service.

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vipJFC3
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We find Gemini to be reliably good. My favorite dish is the swordfish chop.

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vipChicagoSophisticatedLocal
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gemini was delicious as usual. I highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

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vipCityguy1
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always high quality. Only issue that occurs regularly is when table not ready they send you to the bar which is packed and no room and in the way of servers going to kitchen.

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vipKarenP
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

limited brunch menu- nothing special, will not return

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vipStephanieL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

At the end of the night we looked at our bill. One had ordered a salad with salmon added on top. The server charged us for a king salmon entree meal instead. Also the chicken we ordered was very very undercooked. It was taken back and re cooked. No compensation was offered. The meal ended up being more expensive due to the mistakes of the restaurant and servers. will not be taking family there again unfortunately. Never had issues before.

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vipMarce
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service--friendly and attentive but not too much. Food was delicious!

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AllyS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We waited for our table after making a reservation. We had gotten there early, but then still waited 20 min after our reservation time. They tried to make up for the wait by bringing us out a gift from the kitchen (nachos) but then still added it on our bill at the end. It was fixed, but attention to detail even during a busy service would have made celebrating our mom's birthday a little more enjoyable. They also didn't bring out anything special for a birthday, which I thought was a little odd. We ordered dessert for the table, but didn't do anything specific for the birthday and just put a candle in one of the desserts we ordered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Super disappointed in the food overall. I’ve heard so many good thing but the steak was pretty bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The New Year’s Eve menu was a great sampling of a variety of foods! The atmosphere was festive for the new year and the service was as good as can be with it being a holiday. Highly recommend!

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KayT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The noise level is horrendous.

No coat check or coat room. Just a few hooks by the front door for all of the coats.

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36whitelands
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had never visited this restaurant before and imagined it to be a neighborhood spot serving good food at fair prices. I think that my perception was pretty spot on. We booked fairly last minute for new years eve and planned to then walk over to Zoo Lights at LPZ. It felt a bit like an assembly line and the food came out quickly but often times the wines from the accompanying wine pairings were not at the same pace. My husband enjoyed his beef wellington but I had to work hard to find much meat in the grilled lobster. The wine pours were fair but certainly not generous. I thought it was only okay but my husband enjoyed it more than I did.

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vipSteph
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We sat in a curved corner small booth and had a great experience at Gemini. We enjoyed rainbow trout nicely prepared with fresh toppings, and the well prepared salmon. Our toddler meal is the best we’ve seen as it was served on a board offering a nice variety of food to keep our little one interested. Our waitress recommended a great Pinot noir.

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vipLoganW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent per usual. That said, we did feel a little rushed. As soon as we sat we were asked what we wanted and as soon as something was taken from a plate the plate was immediately taken away. Overall, solid experience.

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You can order delivery directly from Gemini using the Order Online button. Gemini also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Gemini also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 525-2522.

Gemini is rated 4.7 stars by 2328 OpenTable diners.

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