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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Valentine's Day at Gemini- We will exclusively offer a 4-course prix fixe menu for $65pp. A la carte specials will be available for walk-ins at the bar. Credit card required. No shows/last minute cancellations will be charged $50pp. Reservations may be cancelled anytime before 5pm February 12

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Gemini Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (54)
Good for a Date (33)
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Casual (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Cozy (22)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fun (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Romantic (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Authentic (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Healthy (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 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 11, 2018

Great menu. Food and service are top notch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 2017

No complaints! Food was delicious and drinks were awesome!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 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 29, 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 20, 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 15, 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 14, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Neighborhood gem that is festive and fun.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We’re seated promptly on a busy night. My chicken and dumplings was just right for a cold night. Hanger steak and frites was a nice size portion and tasty. Restaurant was kid friendly and handled our party of 7 well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always good neighborhood group.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great atmosphere and service & wonderful prix fixe ZooLights menu!!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We came here for zoo lights. Parking was readily available, neighborhood was adorable, food was amazing and the feel/ambiance was cute, warm and friendly. It was a great experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Gemini Bistro used to be our go to spot. We always had a great meal. Something has happened since they reopened...we've been twice and, it pains me to say this, but the good is just not good. The first time I ordered short Ribs and they were so tough I had to eat it like a steak-was with a large group and felt embarrassed to send them back. On Friday, food was bland and just not good. Hopefully, this place gets back to where it was before the renovation.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always great! Spare rib and mussels will bring me back over and over again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

great meal. the chicken and dumplings were fantastic, the squash/tortellini appetizer was flavorful, the blueberry/lemoncello sorbet was great. overall had a really nice meal. thanks Gemini Team!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Gemini is probably one of our favorites in Chicago. Today we enjoyed a wonderful brunch including a delicious tomato bisque which was perfectly seasoned. Gemini is great for dates, everyday dining and special occasions and the service is very attentive. I would highly recommend Gemini to those who value fresh and flavorful meals.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had an awesome dinner to celebrate a birthday. Flat iron steak was a big hit with the boys. The seafood - mahi mahi and swordfish were excellent. It was nice to find a restaurant that takes reservations in the area!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Its always a great place to dine with family and friends .

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food, nice ambiance, a little pricey but all dishes were very well done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I've been here three times and every time the food, service and atmosphere was perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding, creative dishes, great service, a neighborhood gem.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious, well presented dishes, excellent service, predictably very good every time we’ve been there. It’s become our go-to restaurant. Highly recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Gemini was an unexpected gem. The food was outstanding and plated beautifully. The restaurant has large picture windows set in a cozy impeccably clean space in the heart of Lincoln Park. Truly unique.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything we had was delicious. From the yummy, and adorable sized bread to the beet salad to the amazing short ribs! Oh and the most delicious scoop of cookies and cream ice cream I've ever had. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

As always, our dinner was outstanding! We love the new menu. The scallops, beet salad and truffle fries were all mind blowing!! We also enjoyed a decadent desert. Thank you! We’ll be back...

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Was happy to see Gemini Bistro re-open after renovation. The food is delicious, service excellent and atmosphere vibrant. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

IMPECCABLE SERVICE, GREAT PRESENTATION, UNUSUAL SLANTS TO USUAL FOOD. BEEN THERE 3 TIMES, AND HAVE NOT BEEN DISAPPOINTED. WE HAD 3 GENERATIONS THERE, GRANDPA, SON, AND GRANDCHILDREN. ALL LIKE IT EQUALLY.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Exclente lugar para brunch. Servicio muy cálido y buena comida. Esta ubicado en un lugar muy padre pareña caminar y salir del downtown. Les recomiendo el prosciuto and burrata y los chilaquiles

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall, dining experience was really nice. The food was expensive and menu items were innovative, but out of 6 of us, there were only 2 of us that really loved what we got. Ambiance is really fun though. Dessert- ice cream sundae and an apple tart were definitely the highlights.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A burger and fries on a Saturday afternoon--pretty basic, huh? The burger was great, but the fries were cold and old, totally unappetizing, and ultimately left on the plate. Someone needs to pay attention here! This place could be so great--the ambience, the location, the staff are all spot-on. But serving up fries just sitting around, not cooked to order, is pretty bad.
My wife and I will try Gemini again, I guess---it should be so great--but we won't invite friends until we see that the kitchen can pull itself together.

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