Gemini

4.8
2088 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!

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 10am 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 2088 People Are Saying
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Normally I love Gemini’s food. First time for brunch. Food was lukewarm and not very tasty. Service was slow.

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

We just moved to the neighborhood and were thrilled to find such a delicious place within walking distance. We will absolutely be back!

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BG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fabulous - service was excellent. We will be back!

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j
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was St. Patrick's Day and I had corned beef and cabbage, probably the best I've ever had. My wife loved her short rib. Haven't been here for a long time and delighted that it remains first-rate. Only issue was that we were charged more for a bourbon on the rocks than for another one our party had straight up. We were told that's customary in Chicago. We've lived in Chicago all our lives and never had this experience before.

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LL
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

We’ve been to Gemini before and had a good meal. This time was completely disappointing: Great starters— nachos, beet salad and gem salad (although expensive for the portion size) but awful mains— eggs Benedict’s English muffins were hardly toasted and very soggy, hollandaise sauce was flavorless and the “hash” was two tablespoons of potatoes/onions and one chopped piece of a bell pepper in desperate need of seasoning. Such a waste of money - do not waste your time eating here.

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

Delicious options. A bit overpriced but worth it.
Amazing burger and the best wedge salad I’ve ever had. I’d definitely go back, after saving up a bit.

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DF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was soooo savory. We had a great time in a booth in the back. The noise level was perfect. Regular voice levels. Their apps were fantastic, great portions, and you just kept going back for another bite.

Waiter was super friendly and provided excellent information on wines, food, tastes, you name it he could have answered it.

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal from the food to the service!

We had the meatballs/octopus/and does chicken special.

Outstanding from start to finish!

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VA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, very clean and monochromatic aesthetic, pleasant service. I only wish the menu had a few more options to choose from, I felt a little limited.

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MM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Gemini. It's the perfect place to go after our concert performances in Lincoln Park -- thanks for keeping the kitchen open late! We were glad to see it was busy on a Friday night, but we LOVE it on Thursday evenings when it's less busy.

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R
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for dinner Ate at the bar. We all had burgers. Delicious! Service was tip top.

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

Gemini was delicious and the service was exceptional. We left with very full bellies and enjoyed every bit of food we ordered! I highly recommend Treating yourself to a night out!

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R
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We eat at Gemini often. It’s one of our favorite places. Love the Sunday fried chicken but the last 2 times I had it the biscuit and the potatoes were barely warm and not as good as usual. I feel like their service is slipping too. We had a new waiter and he was very inattentive. Disappointing

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BB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate at Gemini on a Saturday evening and had a wonderful experience! We ordered the proscuitto & burrata (which was incredible, I am drooling thinking about it and would go back to Gemini JUST for this dish), the brussel sprouts, the grilled octopus and the cesar salad with chicken. We finished the meal with the tarragon crem brulee. The brussel sprouts could have benefited from a little more crispiness, but the flavors were totally spot on. The octopus and the cesar were both delicious, the added chicken was a little dry and I would skip it next time and keep the salad as it is on the menu. The crem brulee was very unique and I would definitely recommend trying it! They have a nice selection of wines by the glass and bottle as well. 5 stars!

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Horrible service

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JK
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gemini was great. The lamb shank special were outstanding. The grilled Spanish Octopus and the empanadas were great. The Thai Curry Mussels might have been the best I have had in a long time.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderfully dependable and satisfying dining experience. Great service. Terrifically well-prepared entrees. Love this place!

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J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambiance and food. We had a great time.

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ML
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice brunch spot! Very small menu for brunch options, but we were happy with what we ordered. Slightly quiet, so was a good spot for a casual Sunday brunch!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Brunch. Mediocre coffee.
Too much cream in everything.

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MG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Todd was our excellent waiter. Will certainly come back soon

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MT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my favorite neighborhood go to in Lincoln Park. Always friendly host/hostesses and wait staff. The food never disappoints. The truffle fries are actually addicting.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the restaurant.. Food was outstanding..and Andrew our waiter was exceptional ... We will definitely be back ...

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Great experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Table was not ready at time of reservation

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R
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best valentines experience we ever had! Definitely will be back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic, service is great, atmosphere is not over the top and is comfortable.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time absolute favorite neighborhood restaurants- great for brunch & dinner. Service always spot on and food delish. Love the chilliquiles for brunch and my daughter adores the waffle.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Unique dishes and very tasty.

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RT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was simply amazing! Great food.

Surprisingly there were a lot of children there, which was a tab bit annoying. This did not ruin the amazing food and beautiful restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

Very fresh

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite! Staff is so friendly and I love the neighborhood vibe!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food is good, service was not what I would expect at such prices. We felt rushed and for our bill (went for the menu) I would have expected more both from food and their service.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The menu is not great. The food and menu used to be terrific but since the renovation it’s not the same. The only reason we keep coming is because on a week night it is convenient.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservation was late by 15 minutes due to Restaurant week and to make up for it, they gave us an appetizer on the house!

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J
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful cozy atmosphere. Delicious burger! Great drinks! Love the booths. Tried special sea bass and it was terrific. Enjoyed the scallops. Loved the cauliflower.

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JR
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week. Large portions, accommodating staff, fun atmosphere and great for brunch.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was nice and good value overall. Would go back again

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B
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Megan
Always a great evening at Gemini

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