Gemini

4.8
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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 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 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!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come ring in the New Year with friends and family at Gemini! We will be offering a 4-course prix fixe menu for $90 per person (optional wine pairing also available). Seatings available at 5:00, 7:30, 9:30. Bring the kids at 5:00! We will have a special $25 kids menu available. Cheers to 2020!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2269 People Are Saying
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Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Three of us enjoyed Sunday morning brunch. Our reservation was at 10:30am, so the restaurant was not crowded. Our server was fantastic. Friendly, attentive (perhaps to a fault, as we wanted a bit slower pace), and a good guide through menu options. Bloody mary had great spice and a "realistic" garnish of pork belly and pickled carrot slice, which perfectly complemented the cocktail. Two of us had the lox platter and one had the chilaquiles. The food was very tasty. Overall, a great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Hi
Everything was great. But the blond waitress acting like she didn’t want to be there. Did not smile, and was very short with her answers. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

N
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very vibrant scene. Good bar. Moved to table from bar easily. Wait staff seems a little thin. Food was excellent from the Gemini salad to main courses and dessert. I’d go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, outstanding service, and amazing ambiance.

k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very nice experience. The atmosphere and service was excellent and the food was delicious!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Gemini!

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GD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Tuesday night so it was quite but I’m sure when full the ambiance is a bit louder. Went for a Birthday and everything was amazing. Had the Trout and Branzino both were wonderful

S
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The perfect place to have a nice dinner with friends. Our waiter was attentive, but not intrusive, and we managed to have a wonderful meal and cocktails. I had a veal chop, it was the special, and was prepared excellently. Overall, an excellent place

BK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The layout of this restaurant is great for larger groups but it does tend to get quite loud. We ordered the mussels and the burgers. The burgers were excellent but the mussels, although many, were tiny! Honestly maybe the smallest mussels I’ve ever seen.

H
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The last two meals I have had here have been superb. Corned beef and cabbage last St. Patricks Day and this visit what the call the swordfish chop. A fabulous thick bone in chop of swordfish from above the gill.

MM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood go-to for a good, flavorful meal. Servers very helpful and professional. Current favorite is the burrata and prosciutto appetizer...

B
Chicago
160 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience
Thank you Rebecca, so nice to see you

JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always, I enjoyed the pulled pork eggs benedict and the bloody marys very much.

BK
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & atmosphere.
Vegetable lasagna- amazing.

JS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

FD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and they offered us complementary champagne for our anniversary, which was very sweet!

A
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was so much better than many restaurants that I’ve been in lately in Chicago proper. I think that many restaurants rest on their laurels especially when they’re part of a well known hospitality group. Gemini went beyond my expectations. When I asked my server about vegan options without making too much of a fuss, he right away assured me that the kitchen can make something to accommodate me so that I had more options than the appetizers and the sides. The risotto was tasty, flavorful and full of roasted veggies. Yummy!!!!!!!!! As we were leaving the restaurant, my friends and I talked about going back really soon.

a
Milwaukee
88 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made reservations for 1pm on a sunday. While no one was waiting, there were also no tables available other than the one we were promptly seated at. There were seats available at the bar where one TV had the Bears game on. Looked like a good selection at the bar. A brunch menu was offered. Everyone said the food was good - I liked my burger - the fries were average. Not really a Gluten Free restaurant if you are looking for that. No GF bread or buns. Service was ok...not especially friendly. All our drinks had been needing refills long before the waitress returned to fill them. But food was brought out in a timely manner. I think the biggest drawback to our visit was how dirty the white shirt was that our waitress wore. Looked like it had been worn for a week and was filthy. Made me wonder how careful she was with our food, or what food was on her shirt that carried over to our plates. Was the kitchen as dirty? It really kind of grossed me out. With so many places to check out in Chicago, we probably won't be back for awhile, if at all.

M
Chicago
183 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch burger is delicious! Classic tried and true Lincoln Park establishment—always great!

KF
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal, our waiter was absolutely outstanding. He saw my order came out wrong and before I could say anything he immediately came over to rectify it. The food is really good, I had the lobster benedict and loved it. Their cinnamon buns and truffle fries were also yummy.

TG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great. Food excellent. Added two more people to reservation late and were easily accommodated.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner here celebrating a birthday. All of the food was amazing and our server was incredible. This is a must visit for any special occasion.

M
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was slow and unresponsive and actually left during the midst of our dinner. The lamb was undercooked and had to be taken back to the kitchen.

KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chocolate mousse dessert was one of the best desserts I have had in a restaurant in months.

O
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, nice variety. Service was just so so. My guest ordered a second glass of wine. After a long wait our waitress brought a wine glass filled with water. It took several minutes to get the waitress to bring another glass. By then the meal was over.

OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so very good . Can’t wait to visit Chicago again as I will definitely return .

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience1

I let the manager know when I left but the booth next to us ruined our entire experience. It was a half round booth that was so damn loud myself and family couldn’t even speak to one another. The group at the table next to us surrounded the booth(sitting and standing) which would be understandable at a sports bar but not at a dine in restaurant, food and server were great though.

Y
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very nice vibe, in a hip neighborhood, food was great, but the service was a bit slow. Overall recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant was extremely loud. Our waiter was not attentive. We said it was our anniversary and they did nothing for us.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service!

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere! Great food- loves the chicken special!

MB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a brunch. The bloody mary's were spicy and the eggs benedict was outstanding. Our waitress was very good at making suggestions!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gemini! We live in the neighborhood and go several times a month. It’s really kid friendly but also a great cozy place for a date or even to watch a game at the bar. The staff and servers are always very knowledgeable, so accommodating and nice. Food is always delicious and the service is great. We’re so happy to have this neighborhood gem!

DD
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went back to Gemini recently after having gone this summer and enjoyed it just as much the second time. The atmosphere is great on a Friday- busy, but not overcrowded. Cozy and perfect for a date or small group. The food is approachable and everything on the menu is something we wanted to try. The service is friendly and consistent but not overbearing. Highly recommend this place!

G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Gemini. I live in the neighborhood and it's my "go to place" .

v
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Good food, great service but impossible to have a conversation because it's so noisy

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn’t decide which was better the food, service or ambiance. All three were incredible!

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fine food and drink, lots of kids

AM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this place!

MS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a top 3 restaurant in Chicago for me. The service is always incredibly attentive and kind. The seasonal menu is fresh, and their burger is to die for. If you love dirty martinis, they have one of the best. Classic Chicago restaurant. Cozy in the winter with a delightful patio for warm weather. If you're visiting Chicago and you're staying downtown, don't hesitate to book a reservation here! Gemini is a quick Uber away and back. Love, love, love.

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