Gemini

4.8
2106 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!

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom at Gemini. Make your reservations today! Open from 10:00am-9:00pm. Full Brunch Menu Available 10:00am-3:00pm, Dinner Menu 3:00pm-9:00pm, complete with specials being served ALL DAY!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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 2106 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be one of my Chicago favorites.

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t
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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VH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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SF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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

Great food and vibes. A tad pricey but fine for a date night

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AS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Super hot Restaurant and hard to enjoy dinner.

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AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

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CM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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e
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !!!

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WC
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

excellent service, delicious specials for seafood eaters, great wine

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TW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very comfortable neighborhood place with excellent food and drinks.

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t
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Bring back the original parm truffle fries. These were very bland

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C
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food!
Lovely ambiance
Does get noisy
A little pricey
Good for special occasions
Can’t wait to sit outside in summer

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious!! Would go back for Happy Hour

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MM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mussels are some of the best I’ve ever had 🔥 chorizo empanadas are also incredibly good. This is my favorite Chicago gem

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NB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
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 on March 23, 2019
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
46 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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OT
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
32 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
32 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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OT
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
11 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
5 reviews
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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