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Date
Fri, 5/25
Time
9:30 PM
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Gemini

4.7
1873 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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.
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Phone number
(773) 525-2522
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Miguel Ortiz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dickens/Cleveland
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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.
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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.
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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

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 1873 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was my first time dining at Gemini and was simply blown away by what was offered on the menu. The food was incredible - how all of the flavors worked together was truly a work of food art. The Crispy Lobster Spring Rolls were hands down my favorite app and the Korean BBQ Short Rib was out of this world; which, I would describe as a "Ratatouille" Disney tasting experience. I will definitely be going back soon.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I’d like to send a private note.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Small, friendly place to meet for a drink or a moderately priced meal. Great food.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My parents were in town, and we had an amazing meal. Everything we ate was delicious and the service was incredible.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great neighbor restaurant with a nice flare.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We LOVE Gemini! The food is consistently amazing and we really enjoy exploring the menu. The cocktails are delicious as well and the staff is very nice- they really want to create a great experience.

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food was very tasty, even though the portions are small. I had the sea scallops which was really good, though leaving my hungry 2 hours later. We had a cocktail each and they were probably one of the worst cocktails I've ever had. My drink was watered down and 50% ice. Plenty other restaurants to try in Chicago, will not go back

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Gemini is a great place with nice ambience. The food is good, but slightly overpriced, in my opinion. But, I would recommend it for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch was fabulous. Loved the lamb meatballs and the tuna Nicosie. Will try the S. fried chicken next. Server was very attentive, but unintuitive. Every meal we have ever had here has been delicious. Great day. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love Gemini. It's an airy, attractive room, the food is great and it also feels neighborhoody. We went on Mother's Day and they gave everyone a warm strawberry danish. The price point is such that you can go often, yet it's also worthy of a special occasion. One of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The eggs Benedict, Gemini burger, and burrata/prosciutto appetizer were all excellent. The service and ambiance were excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great experience as always; we’ll be back

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love the atmosphere and the food at Gemini. The cinnamon roll was excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

While the food was quite good, there was not a lot of it , and with only 2 drinks each, we still spent $125 per person. I left hungry.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great meal - a bit noisier than we expected

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was very good and service was fine. But the noise level was excessive and we could not carry on a conversation without shouting. The high noise level seems to be the going thing these days. Whatever happened to doing things to reduce the noice - noise-deadening ceiling panels, drapes, carpeting

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Gemini is one of the "go to" places for me and my wife. The food is excellent, the cocktails interesting and well made, and the room is a good place to relax, talk and chill out. No pretensions, just a great place to relax and enjoy a good meal.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Always one of my favorite spots
Great for every occasion

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner; quite pleased with the comfortable atmosphere combined with very well cooked apps and dinner. We had the prosciutto & burrata crostini, halibut and sirloin steak special. Cocktails were creative and tasty. Service was attentive but relaxed (without a sense of rush).

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Amazing food, but noise level was overwhelmingly loud.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Love Gemini, especially the different sized dishes.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I love coming to Gemini for the neighborhood vibe, comfortable ambiance, and reliable food.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Kitchen slow. Service good. A little pricey.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great service. Good food. Really loud.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

A real neighborhood Gem
Ryan’s team does a great job

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Always a pleasant experience!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was great, service was on point. Cocktails were also very tasty. I liked this place a lot, definitely going back.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Gemini never disappoints! It's one of my favorite spots to go when I have people visiting from out of town.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We loved everything about Gemini! Will be back soon!

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant peddling solid french inspired food. Great wine list too boot.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Never disappoints, great service, ambiance, food!
Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Gemini far exceeded expectations. We picked the restaurant because of its location. But the appetizers were more creative than expected and delicious. The service was quick and knowledgeable. We would definitely go back again.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Overall, Gemini provided a pleasant dining experience with an easy atmosphere. It was an excellent juxtaposition to the typical Lincoln Park brunch experience, often characterized by drunken 20-somethings students trying to binge away their Sunday-Scaries. The environment was perfect for a calming, mid-morning experience. Crowd was primarily the 30-something bourgeois class that inhabits the neighborhood. Aesthetically, restaurant married an urban feel with traditional diner staples.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Love the food, service and place. Best place

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Lincoln Park. Great vibe and the food is exceptional.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Neighborhood gem that appeals to all age groups. Excellent seafood, great pasta, terrific beers that no one's every heard of. They have valet parking, a must in this busy Lincoln Park area A very lively bar scene. A bit noisy, but simply a sign that everyone's having a great time.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

They are the best!!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Our local go to! Love it!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great food, atmosphere and service. Enjoyed - couple drinks, wedge salads, chicken wrapped with pancetta, and lemon olive cake. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This is a great addition to the neighborhood. It blends together good food, great atmosphere where you can actually hear other guest. I love the swordfish chop!

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