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Gemini

4.7
1842 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
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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Entertainment
Piano Stu every Thursday starting at 8:30pm
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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with Mother's Day Specials all day on Sunday, May 13th | Special Hours: Brunch 9am-2:00pm, Midday Menu 2:00pm-4:0pm, Dinner 4:00pm-8pm | Drink & Wine Specials also available. More details coming soon!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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 1842 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We moved to Lincoln Park from the South Loop in summer, 2017. We've gone to Gemini at least five times. The outdoor space is lovely (obviously not open yet in April 2018). This most recent time we took friends from the South Loop. The friends both had the fried chicken Sunday special, my wife had lamb and I had a special swordfish chop. We shared a bottle of one of the special wines for only $42. We all were very happy with our entrees.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We requested a quiet table and a larger table on our reservation. When we arrived, the host (male) walked us to a loud tiny/very tightly situated table. I advised him that this is not correct that we requested otherwise. He said "So has everyone before you." I was shocked at the response and I said, "But we made the reservation in advance." He replied, "So did everyone else."

He could have said, let me see if we can come up with something or when something along those lines will be available. We are very full tonight, so please excuse the wait.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Gemini is one of my favorite restaurants and I have been back several times since it reopened. I love the food, and the service is top notch. It is not inexpensive, but it’s not overly expensIve, and it’s worth it. And there is a good range of prices, and a very good selection. I am a big fan of the restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We really enjoy the new Gemini perhaps more than it's previous incarnation. The menu selection is much more diverse - we have not had a bad dish here in the 4-5 times we've visited in the last year. The empanadas and nachos are a great starter as well as the parker rolls - especially if you're in a comfort food state of mind. For dinner, I had the tortallacci and my wife the scallops - both dishes were flavorful. On separate occasions we've had the trout, chicken, burger and steak frites - same results across the board. Gemini continues to be one of our neighborhood favorites.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Gemini is great since they rebranded. Food is excellent, service is excellent, decor is a lot more fresh and modern. Bar is a great place to sit and hang out, but brunch and dinner are great too.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Delicious appetizers, but the steak I ordered for the main came out so cold the butter on top never melted. Pretty disappointing for its price.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

First time at this restaurant. Good atmosphere. Great Server. We thought the menu had a lot of variety. We had empanadas for an appetizer, the fish on special and a filet and split a side of Brussel Sprouts. Perfect amount of food. Steak was medium rare as requested and delicious. Ended with some sorbet. I would recommend and will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great date spot, good value.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Ryan and his team have created the consummate neighborhood experience that upholds the quality expected for the Lincoln Park area. Great staff, consistent, high quality food with an atmosphere that accommodates everything from date night to early dinner with your kids. We have loved it from the day it opened.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall the place is rather overpriced for what you are getting. Especially brunch menu where starters are priced close to the main course and yields miniscule portions.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food is great and we've been coming here for a while. It's a go-to restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Friends since kindergarten 60+ year’s ago in Iowa came to Chicago from San Francisco. Shared a phenomenal dinner & conversation for nearly 3 hours in your fantastic restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Food quality was amazing. Great service. Menu was smaller but definitely something for everyone. They also have specials - when I went they had a Veal Parm and a seafood dish with clams, halibut, and lobster. All very good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome in every way! A little bit of a wait even though we had a reservation, but the front desk people kept checking in with us and were very apologetic. They do everything well here. Food is amazing and some reasonably priced wines as well. 10 thumbs up!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Amazing!!! Such helpful staff and incredible food

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Everything was great!!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We have been going to Gemini for the past year and love it! It's our go-to local restaurant
that offers a great ambience, fun bar, very good service and very good food. There is definitely
a local feeling here which is nice....warm and friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Our dinner was terrific so was the selection of wines....but best of all was the butterscotch sundae....their pastry chef is divine!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great food, great service, great ambiance. Would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We will be back:)

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was excellent
pronto service

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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....

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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