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About Green Zebra

Green Zebra offers a contemporary vegetarian experience in an upscale, hip environment.

1460 W Chicago
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Greenview

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 243-7100

Website:
http://www.greenzebrachicago.com/

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)

Public Transit:
Blue Line, Chicago Avenue Bus, Ashland Avenue Bus

Executive Chef:
Shawn McClain

Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Burke: (312) 243-7100

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Green Zebra Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

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4.2

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (48)
Good Vegetarian Options (46)
Creative Cuisine (36)
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Good for a Date (27)
Romantic (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Healthy (22)
Organic (22)
Tasting Menu (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Seasonal (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Cozy (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Authentic (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tapas (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Business Meals (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Slow service...we were there for over 90 minutes, which is too long for dinner unless you're at a banquet. Dishes were generally good but served in a way that sharing was difficult, even though they recommended sharing. Diet soft drink was very old and flat. Cheese plate was uninspired and over-priced - avoid this one. Fake pork sandwich, gnocchi, and sweet potato dishes were good.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Green Zebra is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to! I was visiting Chicago and looking for somewhere special to have my birthday dinner, and this was the perfect choice. The food is so creative, and every dish I tried was delicious! 2 of us split 5 different items (all are small-plate/tapas-type dishes), and that was a good amount, except sadly I had no room for dessert. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone, even non-vegetarians.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and service, went above and beyond to make my wife's birthday a special one.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Enjoyed the meal just wasn't overly impressed with the food. I didn't feel it had tons of flavor to it. The Eggplant was pretty good but the corn bisque and Brussel sprout salad was pretty lack luster in taste. I would return to try other dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious! Lots of variety. Loved everything!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Green Zebra has a very knowledgeable and friendly staff along with a fantastic menu. Wonderful variety on the menu with portion sizes to allow trying a few dishes. Everything from house made drinks to dessert was exceptional. Overall great dining experience and delicious food/drinks. Can’t wait to come back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious food and good ambience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely impeccable. Every detail. Every dish. A++++.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vegan, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic, Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a celebratory meal on Saturday evening. We had an amazing experience at the Green Zebra. The staff were incredible (including personalizing the menu with my girlfriends name because it was her birthday & we were given a complementary half bottle of champagne). The food was incredible (try the gnocchi) and the atmosphere was even better. I couldn't recommend the Green Zebra to a higher degree.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I've been here many times ad normally everything is terrific. This time it was lackluster and the seasoning of several dishes seemed unbalanced in terms of texture and seasoning. Perhaps, it was just an off night. I hope that was the case because I have had excellent food here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food, very tasty! Quiet- you can hear your dinning partner speak- no yelling required. Serene setting with soothing music.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

One of the best experiences I've had in a long time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Vegan
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great place for vegetarians and even vegans. Did appreciate that they will note if celebrating an important occasion. Mostly unique options, but a bit of a small menu overall. All items are considered small plates. Venue is good balance between intimate and relaxed. Service can be a bit pushy with upselling. Biggest gripe: cost! Some of the dishes should cost less than half of what they are charging - the ingredients and preparation do not seem to match the listed prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Amazing. If you eat vegan, it’s a MUST. I wish I had room to eat more. Soooo delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Stunning, elegant, and thoughtful. Every detail was amazing. This is my new favorite restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife is vegetarian and it is really hard to find restaurants that offer fine dining for her tastes in food.

The Green Zebra is wonderful. She enjoyed the experience immensely.

As a carnivore I had a harder time, but what I did eat was fantastic.

The fire roasted sweet potatoes, the cheese board, the oak leaf lettuce salad were all wonderful.

I can't and won't say carnivores will be happy eating here. They won't but if you have a mixed marriage like mine you know how hard it is for your partner to eat at places you love. This puts the shoe on the other foot for a night. And it does so with beautiful ambiance and really good food. And the service here is absolutely fantastic!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a great anniversary, loved the creative vegetarian food and the drinks were really tasted!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Late-night Find, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing food. A couple of service glitches, but corrected quickly/apologetically. Group consisted of 1 vegetarian and 4 omnivores. Everyone enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the ambience of this restaurant, which was modern and upscale, not the hippy environment that is usually associated with vegetarian cooking. We had an early reservation, and my friend was late, so we didn't fit into the planned timeframe for our table. The restaurant was quite crowded by the time we left. The menu was appealing and varied, however, I am not certain that the food we ate matched what was described on the menu. In other words, I am not certain that there was coconut milk in the soup that supposedly contained it, and the risotto cake seemed to have little holding it together. The taste of the food was good but not outstanding.

Tags: Organic, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

You should try this restaurant even if you are a meat eater. The textures and flavors are excellent. The food is fresh and crisp. We had a corn soup, a shave Brussels sprouts salad, and eggplant Parmesan. It was all very nicely prepared. The almond cake was unique and fresh. The service was a little off, but that can happen to anyone. I'm sure it's the exception and not the rule.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

When we arrived, the cab driver questioned that we were at the right place. The outside was like the neighborhood, but inside we found a modern, chic restaurant. Everything about it was outstanding. This is a vegetarian restaurant and almost every dish can be fixed as vegan, if requested. When we are back in Chicago, we will definitely go back to this restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I would like to start by saying the majority of us at dinner were meat eaters and were not super excited when our client chose a vegetarian restaurant. But the client wins, so we went in not being overly confident we were going to have a good meal.

Well I have to say, that we were all blown away! Everything was amazing. The flavor profiles of every dish are unique and well balanced. If you are going to go vegetarian this is definitely the place to go! We ordered one of everything on the menu - which is small plates - and all shared. None of the dishes were a disappointment.

I even heard mention of the meal being in the Top 5 of all time for a few of us. Next time I'm in Chicago I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vegan, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food and very nice staff!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Another good meal and great experience. A very mushroom-centric menu this month. A couple of glitches were handled extremely well by the entire staff. Wine list continues to change but always offer reasonable prices for well-chosen wine that accompanies the food well. One of our favorite restaurants -- recomended!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Absolutely beautiful restaurant with beautiful food. We have come here for our anniversary and Valentine's Day. The space is lovely, the food is outstanding, and the service is incredible.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I took my sister out for dinner here for her birthday. She is vegan so this is the perfect spot for an upscale meal with a lot of items for her to choose from. We decided to get three plates each. She had the kale salad, roasted bell pepper soup, and the mushroom cake. I had the sunchoke tar-tar, fire grilled shishito peppers, and eggplant parmesan. All were super tasty, I would have to say my favorite was the sunchoke tar-tar. Very unique, but something even carnivores would love. For dessert, we split three sorbets and they brought out a small plate with a candle for my sister :) We actually never asked exactly what it was but it tasted like a blueberry creme brulee cake of some kind and it was very tasty. Overall, great experience and food. I would highly recommend bringing a vegetarian/vegan loved one here for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was friendly & attentive but not cloying. Food was creative and delicious. Our table near the window was quiet. Not cheap, but you wouldn't expect cheap at this level of quality.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vegan, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Five dishes of bland food. There are better vegetarian places in chcicago, no need to waste a meal here.

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 (London)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very simple dishes.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great drinks and food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Perhaps the best choice in Chicago for picky eaters on vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free diets, but also exceptional for omnivores.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Organic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The Inkwell was hands down the best cocktail I have ever drank. Food was good too. Loved the

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Lovely selection for our vegan member - and for those of us omnivores, well, we didn't miss meat one bit. tastefully presented, and delicate balanced tastes. As often happens, I preferred the appetizers - which were great !! -- to the entrees -- but that's just me.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Love love love. This is the place we come to when we want a special night out although I would be happy to come here on a Tuesday. The mushroom pate is the best way to start. The menu is seasonal and our favorite dish this visit was the corn soup and the pumpkin agnolotti in a brown butter sauce. Just have Liz do the wine pairing and you will be very happy campers!

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our daughter is a vegetarian and she selected it based on her online research of reviews. All 3 of us thought the food and service were outstanding. It will be on our list of restaurants in the city that we will most likely return to. For me, I would come back for the BBQ Jackfruit sandwich.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Parking: Street Parking
Location: Fair
MaitreD: Good, gave me the requested table next to the window
Waiter: Good
Service: Good
Wines: Good selection; I had Prosecco
Food: Creative but needs improvement
Dessert: Cheesecake was the best that I have tastes

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lovely little place, didn't even know where it was as I had passed it many times and there's no signage. Delicious food, excellent service, will come back again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vegan
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great service and food. It was our anniversary and we received a menu with an anniversary greeting . Very nice! Enjoyed the compliamentary anniversary dessert.
Thank you

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Second visit, but with different company. Same high quality foodie fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Took my wife, who is a vegetarian, here and the whole dining experience was just wonderful. From the service, to the food and drink, and atmosphere, it was a very relaxing environment. I would also say if you are a meat eater and go here, try the Poached Egg entree. One of the most AMAZINGLY delicious meals I had and very filling!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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