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
Gemini Bistro is the kind of place where everyone feels like a regular, whether you actually are or not.
Menu was sort of limited and price point was not what was listed online. Food was okay, nothing crazy. Wouldn't go again, not worth it to me.
Delicious but Overpriced
Took our parents when visiting. Ordered a bottle of red - waiter came out with 4 stemless glasses. He noticed we weren’t thrilled to have stemless so he offered to bring real glasses out. My advice - lose the stemless. You can’t tell me anyone actually prefers that.
Started with the Chicken Tinga Nachos as a group. Delicious but crazy overpriced. $14 for 8 bites of food.
Two of us shared the Baby Wedge and the other two shared the Caesar. Both were absolutely delicious and we would come just for those again.
Entrees were all good - Mushroom Taggitalle, Rainbow Trout, Pancetta Wrapped Chicken and the Salmon. All had unique takes on each dish, awesome flavors, but pretty small portions.
Waiter was very kind and the vibe was nice. Bar definitely got super crowded, sometimes 3-4 people deep making it hard to maneuver around the restaurant.
Overall, we will definitely be back to try the happy hour specials at the bar and hopefully enjoy the patio on a nice summer night!
Great outdoor cafe. Upbeat professional servers. 2 hosts up front. Very good food options and quality.
Great place! Love sitting outside. Drinks and food are spot on.
Gemini never disappoints, great food, great service, great people.
Gemini is a great place. The staff is very friendly, the food is great, the prices are fair and the noise level is fine. I highly recommend the Thai Curry Mussels. I find the do be absolutely delicious, but be sure to ask for additional bread to dip in the sauce. ;) The steak frites is great. The swordfish is massive. All in all this a very solid choice for lunch or dinner. I will be back!
Love Gemini! Great food and atmosphere. Best dirty martini in the city!
Our fave neighborhood place
Service and food were both fantastic. Love the vibe and ambiance.
Gemini is a reliable place, but it is much more enjoyable during the week. Weekends are so loud that it borders on raucous. For these prices, you don’t want raucous.
Gemini is consistently excellent! Service, food and wine list is great and we run into friends every time we go!
Awesome place w great ambiance. A little pricey, but will definitely be back. Had the eggs Benedict w country sausage and it was delicious. The burrata w prosciutto starter was outstanding.
Fantastic date night spot.
Great food, and very friendly service! This is a great neighborhood place in Lincoln Park!
The apps—salmon tartare, mussels,and octopus all were great. Sirloin strip and lamb chops were surprisingly good.
A neighborhood gem.
Food wasn’t all that great. $47 steak. Please, I have had better at Outback. Highly seasoned and was tuff and not very good quality. Pancetta wrapped chicken was dry and over seasoned. Seems to hide the natural flavors. Server was nice but quite frankly thought based on what I read about the place I expected a little more attention. The best of the dining was desert. Maybe a bad day for them.
We moved away from the neighborhood, but have always loved Gemini so return when we can. On Easter, all was well and great except the eggs benedict!! There was no traditional Canadian bacon option so we tried the sausage, but it was very hard and was like a separate slab on the English muffin.
Awesome!! One of our favorite spots!
Continues to be one of my Chicago favorites.
I was very impressed with the food. Everything we ate was delicious and the service was great. I will definitely be back and highly recommend it.
The food and service was great but this is the second time I made a reservation and had to wait for 15min +. Last time I had to wait for over 30minutes. Good service to me is being seated in a timely manner when I make a reservation.
Amazing dinner and experience once again. Matt was a great server; recommended great wine options to compliment our meals. And once again, Sylvia was amazing in offering an extra touch of service to the dining experience. What started out as a girls' catch-up dinner with reservation at 5:30, we were shocked the 10pm evening news was coming on at the bar and we were still there. It did not feel like so much time had past. We could have stayed there another hour. Just a perfect evening!
Great food and vibes. A tad pricey but fine for a date night
Great food! Super hot Restaurant and hard to enjoy dinner.
Food was extremely salty! Took forever between our salads and main course. Waiter said it was because a few to go orders were in front of us but that just seems ridiculous. I think he forgot to put order in after salads.
Space is cool but extremely noisy.
We went for our anniversary this weekend and had a wonderful experience at Gemini. The place was hopping and since we arrived early for our reservation we grabbed a seat at the bar. The cocktails were delicious. Then we were seated and our server was attentive, providing helpful menu suggestions. We devoured the truffle fries and the trout, which was cooked to perfection. Finished off with a fab desert. The staff is so helpful and genuinely friendly. We love Gemini and will certainly continue to return.
Hands down the best food , best server and best atmosphere I've enjoyed in quite a while ! Definitely will be returning my next trip to Chicago !!!
Every time I come here for dinner I am reminded how great it is. It is lively but not to distraction and the service is impeccable. This time I had the trout and it was outstanding!
excellent service, delicious specials for seafood eaters, great wine
Very comfortable neighborhood place with excellent food and drinks.
Bring back the original parm truffle fries. These were very bland
Loved everything. From a timing standpoint, if you are not bringing your kids, do not go at 6:30 on Saturday night because everyone else is bringing theirs at that time. Wait till 7 or so till after they melt down, which they did, all of them, at the same time. By 7:15 it was lovely and not like a really fancy Chuck E Cheese. Waitstaff charming and knowledgeable. Food delicious. Choices outstanding.
Overall good experience but definitely felt very rushed. Call me crazy but I really dislike when dinner is served while we are still eating our salads. I have dined here quite a few times and this was a first for that.
Does get noisy
A little pricey
Good for special occasions
Can’t wait to sit outside in summer
Food was delicious!! Would go back for Happy Hour
Mussels are some of the best I’ve ever had 🔥 chorizo empanadas are also incredibly good. This is my favorite Chicago gem
Normally I love Gemini’s food. First time for brunch. Food was lukewarm and not very tasty. Service was slow.
We just moved to the neighborhood and were thrilled to find such a delicious place within walking distance. We will absolutely be back!
Dinner was fabulous - service was excellent. We will be back!