Gemini

4.7
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2303 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 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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Gemini! Bring your sweetheart for a special prix fixe menu ($80/person) with an optional wine pairing ($45/person). Traditional dinner menu will not be available. Menu will be available on our website, geminichicago.com. Please call with questions 773.525.2522.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 2303 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JF
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

KP
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

limited brunch menu- nothing special, will not return

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
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.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AS
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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
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!

3
Chicago
33 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.

KT
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.

S
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.

LW
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.

m
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service level was fantastic and the quality of the food was very good. A bit pricey but we definitely were happy we visited Gemini.

g
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night at Gemini Bistro was very nice. The appetizers—burrata with prosciutto and melon and beet salads—were both excellent. And the pork shank and swordfish steak mains were both huge and perfectly cooked. The chocolate dessert was a nice way to end the meal. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the ambience was convivial. The menu is diverse with something for every taste. We definitely will return soon.

A
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is very good as is the service and compares better than favorably with virtually any restaurant downtown. But so do the prices. Beware that this is very much a neighborhood family place in addition to being a good place to go with friends so you may be stepping over strollers and energetic children.

a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great for Zoo lights! Service was exceptional! Food was delicious, but thought it was expensive. $12 for a kids meal is steep. $12 for a soup, yikes! Least expensive glass of wine $14. Likely not be back due to prices.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sea bass paired with a perfect rose, attentive & knowledgeable service, great ambiance! Well done! Highly recommend!

TR
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were good.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a group of friends - everyone raved about the food.

Also, very gluten free- friendly with a menu that was simple but had something for everyone.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good as well as service. Good atmosphere generated by a conservative leaning crowd. If you’re into that.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Okay food but overpriced for what it is. We only visit once a year for zoo lights despite living in the neighborhood and going out to eat every weekend. Bait and switch at the valet stand just reinforced my opinion. Sign waking in said $12 valet parking. On the way out, a handwritten sign citing $20 valet had been placed on top of the $12 board. Small dollars but lasting final impression.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Christmas date for us!

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gemini has great food, exceptional service and fun neighborhood feel. Their recent renovation has created a cleaner, fresher ambience and their outside seating is a delight in the summer. Reasonable wine list is tiered by price for easy ordering and good selection. The owners and staff are warm, friendly and accommodating. One of the best places to eat in Lincoln Park and all of Chicago, for that matter.

OT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great neighborhood place. cozy, great food and service, fun!

K
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Always reliably good food and service, place is consistently busy which says a lot. Try the happy hour, every week day at the bar, $5 drinks/apps...meet some new people! Highly recommend...

L
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious. We ordered the risotto, burrata, and brussel sprouts to share between there people and there was plenty of food. Granted we weren't starving, so you may need more. The burrata is s must have

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoo lights

T
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the first time I was there and it was great

SC
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely never disappoints , the food and staff are exceptional. It is a neighborhood favorite that I never miss visiting when in town - one of Chicago’s best :)

IB
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

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