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Permanently Closed - Green Zebra

4.5
3053 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vegetarian / Vegan
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  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Green Zebra offers a contemporary vegetarian experience in an upscale, hip environment.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Mondays for the winter
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Phone number
(312) 243-7100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Shawn McClain
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Private party contact
Elizabeth Burke: (312) 243-7100
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Greenview
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Parking details
Street parking available on Chicago Avenue and surrounding side streets (please note: parking can be challenging when special events draw crowds to West Town)
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Public transit
Blue Line, Chicago Avenue Bus, Ashland Avenue Bus
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Special events & promotions


Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

There is no other vegetarian dining like Green Zebra. Consistent, inventive, and elegant.

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twodales (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Our farewell dinner at Green Zebra.
We've had many wonderful meals, many celebratory, at Green Zebra.

Creative and fresh offerings have been the focal point over the years.
We will miss GZ as it's been a favorite of ours.

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TheADJD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Exceptional, as always. It never fails to please, and dining at a restaurant with a "safe" (fully vegetarian) menu is a real treat, knowing I can ask my server to surprise me with a bevy of courses, all of which I'm guaranteed to enjoy. I was very sad to hear of Green Zebra's imminent closing... there is nothing else quite like it in Chicago.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We will miss the fare and the service. Elizabeth and Kevin were fantastic in their service and celebration of our son’s belated 10th birthday celebration. He left saying he would like 3 courses of the mushroom pate next time.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Sad they are closed.

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shhyou (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

It's a good, relaxing and quite place for friends. The food is good and moderate and the service is nice.

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vipBigTer (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, I have been to Green Zebra many times over the years. It’s seasonal tasting menu keeps food lovers coming back. The food is creative in its focus on vegetables. So sad you are closing. Thank you!

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vipOkeey (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Have been to Green Zebra s few times; this time we were returning after a longer span of time. The food continues to be amazing! Lots of creativity and exceptional flavors.

Will definitely go back and highly recommend to all foodies out there!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

First time at Green Zebra, but it’s our friends’ favorite. The food was great and my carnivore boyfriend couldn’t believe how delicious the BBQ jackfruit sandwich was. We’ll definitely be back!

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vipBatteryMan (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Portions seem larger than past years. Sadly bread is no longer available. But the food is as good as or better than ever. The Grilled Eggplant Parmesan was the best ever!

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ZoeCodd (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

My boyfriend and I are from Cincinnati, and we were in town for a concert, so we decided to have a nice fancy date. Green Zebra was perfect because I am a vegetarian, and we both love small shared plates. The gnocchi was divine and the cocktails that we got were amazing. I would definitely go back next time I go to Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

My daughter and I are vegans, and a special night out in Chicago. Small quaint restaurant in artsy area. The food was wonderful! We shared 2 small plates and soup - oh and a taste of soup complementary of the chef, so good! They were reasonable as well, we called them as we were stuck in traffic, late for reservation, they were kind and were able to hold table.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Finally got to experience this place and it was everything and more. The food was amazing and creative and our server was attentive without being overbearing. It was the perfect dinner for our anniversary. The music and ambiance was just right. You definitely felt like you were at a high end restaurant here. I will definitely be returning to this spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Green zebra. Great ideas but at times poor execution. Please stop putting corn in things like burrata or gnocchi. Our server was pretty short with us. Didn’t give a proper explanation of the cheese plate and wasn’t very accommodating or even nice about how the kitchen couldn’t split the jackfruit sandwich. Great wine list with affordable choices.

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vipcincynative (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Four of us ordered all different things and all were delicious. The gnocchi especially was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Great, creative food and nice ambience. Wish the service were a bit more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
2.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

I wanted to love Green Zebra, but our food was expensive without impressing us. It wasn’t that it wasn’t as advertised, it just wasn’t better than I could do at home. We were on our way to a show, in from out of town, and this place didn’t offer us what we had hoped.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

Great vegetarian restaurant with many vegan options. Jack fruit sandwich is amazing. I go there every time I am in Chicago with my carnivore friends who also love it.

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vipJfchicago (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Best vegetarian restaurant in the city.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

The waiter was extremely rude from the time we sat down and acted as if he was repulsed by the thought of serving us. This attitude was not displayed in his interaction with any of the other tables we observed him serving, which was even more frustrating. My sister asked for a different waiter as this was our parents' anniversary dinner. The manager said she would serve us but presented with the same repulsive attitude and instead of serving our drinks and checking back if we needed water, placed the water carraf on the table with the bottle of sparkling apple cider and didn't return until after our meal was finished. It was as if to say, "serve yourselves." Luckily, and maybe upon realizing we were not being served, the very amazing hostess Sarah came and checked on us and refilled our water and drink and asked did we need anything. A busser served our meal and refilled drinks as well. After the meal the manager came back to the table with a renewed, albeit rather fake, kinder attitude. It was a bit too late. The anniversary surprise was ruined.

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