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About Gemini

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!

2075 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-10pm
Friday 4:30pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-10pm
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm. We have an abbreviated menu available between 2:30pm-4:30pm. Dinner menu begins at 4:30.

Cross Street:
Dickens/Cleveland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 525-2522

Website:
http://www.geminichicago.com/

Entertainment:
Piano Stu every Thursday starting at 8:30pm

Parking Details:
Valet Parking available beginning at 4:30 daily $12 ($15 over 3 hours)
Street Parking on Lincoln Ave.
Most side streets are Permit 143 only after 6pm.

Public Transit:
#11 Lincoln/Sedgwick Bus stops right in front of the restaurant at Lincoln and Cleveland. 15 min walk from the Red line Fullerton stop. 10 minute walk from the Brown line Sedgwick stop.

Executive Chef:
Miguel Ortiz

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gemini Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (46)
Good for a Date (33)
Bar Seating (28)
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Casual (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Cozy (22)
Fun (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Authentic (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Seasonal (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Price is steep for what you get but what you get is very good!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Really good food, excellent service and much better than the original menu. I only wish it were a little bit quieter

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Love this place. The food is always great and the service is wonderful. Perfect balance of helpfulness without being overbearing. The restaurant does get loud when it is busy, but the room and ambiance are comfortable and lovely. It's a favorite.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We will be back:)

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It was a great atmosphere with delicious food. It was a little overpriced, but the ambience and the staff made the experience very enjoyable. Great service. Great attention to detail. Will definitely be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent
pronto service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I live in Lincoln park and this restaurant is one of my favorites and a go to for us. Love to bring my friends from the burbs here.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I thought that the meal was very good. I eat out at a table service establishment about 2-4 times a week depending on the week. Food and ambiance were so much better than I had remembered it as Gemini Bistro, glad they made those changes. I did feel like the menu was kind of pricey for a neighborhood spot. My friend and I were just getting dinner on a Monday night. Had the restaurant week special and two glasses of wine and the bill was $160 plus tip. Again, Loved the food, but got the bill and was meh on the food because I felt it was good, but I probably won't be back. Unless with my husband on a "nice" meal date. Again, I'm totally aware of costs and dining, but this wasn't fine dining and the price seemed a little much for what we had, to think, what if I ordered everything I had in normal size, not on tasting special....

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

One of best Restaurant Week meals we have had over the years! Ample portions of food actually on regular menu.
Service was professional, friendly and attentive
Thanks much! Will return soon

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We live a block away and love this place, but it has definitely gotten crazy expensive for what used to feel more like a neighborhood, any day, sort of place. It's usually full, so I suppose that means they've priced it correctly, but I miss the slightly-more-reasonable days. You will *buy* bread & butter now. The food is really good though.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was fantastic and the menu had a variety of choices. Noise levels seemed to get very loud at times.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. The restaurant started to fill up after 11. We had the lox and crabcake versions of the egg Benedict which were delicious, and the lox platter. We were all very happy with what we ordered, but wished there were more breakfast choices. 90% of the menu choices were lunch foods. Very family friendly.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This restaurant seems to take criticism to heart noticed improvement when I brought up failings. Staff is always welcoming even though we are”senior” citizens. This is definitely a plus

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had reservations for 9pm and weren't seated until after 9:30pm, but Management was apologetic and treated us to an appetizer. The food was incredible and the staff was friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is overrated. Don't

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Sat 30 minutes after reservation. Food was mediocre. Service was cheesy

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went during restaurant week & had to wait more than 15 min. for table even with reservation. Our food was served in a timely manner with little interaction with the waitress. In fact, she was blasé and uninvolved which was a big negative. Water was refilled by busses but she never returned for additional beverage orders. While our food was okay nothing impressed enough to warrant a return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were here for restaurant week

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food and service. Also was not overcrowded and noisy like other brunch places. Will be back again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Gemini is one of my favorite Chicago restaurants. It’s always lively, the food is delicious, and the service is great. Everyone seems really happy you’re there!! I don’t live in that neighborhood anymore, but I’d go back any day of the week to enjoy a meal there!!
But if suggest making a reservation!!

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The specials were great for appetizers, wine recommendation and the dessert was wonderful. The main entrees were just ok, and the value was not there.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Spencer was an exceptional waiter! Food is delicious, diverse and approachable.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good find for the price. Noisy and not enough servers.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was tasty and the atmosphere was nice. The only negative was they were a little too quick with service to want to remove plates. Better that than the other way around.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food delicious. Really enjoyed the restaurant, but we felt as if we were being rushed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food, ambiance and service was exceptional. We loved everything most notably the wedge salad, short rib and swordfish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great menu. Food and service are top notch.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

My go-to place never disappoints. Great location, valet, excellent food, fun open atmosphere, beverages excellent. Servers are always courteous and well-versed. I try to get here as often as possible.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was delicious, the cocktails interesting and fun, and the wait staff and hosts went above and beyond to make us feel welcome on a very busy NYE dinner. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would absolutely return again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took advantage of the prix fixe menu for NYE. We all felt rushed and our entree was a little cold. Not sure if it was worth the $85

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

No complaints! Food was delicious and drinks were awesome!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It’s the best place in Lincoln Park and the best service around.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Enjoyed it for brunch (a different time), wasn't so crazy about the dinner.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Yet another delicious meal at Gemini ! The filet mignon Wellington was insane and the swordfish chop is a classic! Thanks Arleta for the service, you’re a pro ! One of the best spots in town !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We are regulars here but I've never left a review. Simply, the food and service are fantastic so what more do you need? The redesign of the interior from the old Bistro Gemini is lighter and more comfortable, with a larger bar to sit and eat if you desire. The menu is delicious top to bottom. Try the mussels, may be the best in the city now with an Indian flavor profile, and the short rib is the best thing on a menu of winners. The service is always spot on. We go early and take our kids and they are treated like adults (they are 12 and 16), we take friends and first timers always love it. We dine out a lot, and Gemini is our number one go to solid for an overall perfect dining experience (food, service, location and value).

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Very pleasant atmosphere, especially on a cold Chicago night. Menu appealed to all 3 of us, each with specific food requirements. Everyone left happy. Will return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Gemini was a delight. It was our first time. It was very warm and cozy, the waiter attentive without being intrusive. Our only complaint would be that the entrees were a bit small for the price but they were delicious! We will return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Gemini is now nine years old and we have enjoyed it for all of that time. Ryan runs a top notch restaurant and continues to improve on his food, drink and wine offerings. Highly recommend that you try it.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Best neighborhood restaurant in Lincoln Park and probably across Chicago. From wait staff to food, location, everything about Gemini rocks!

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