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About Green Zebra
Green Zebra offers a contemporary vegetarian experience in an upscale, hip environment.
Chicago, IL 60622
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking available on Chicago Avenue and surrounding side streets (please note: parking can be challenging when special events draw crowds to West Town)
Blue Line, Chicago Avenue Bus, Ashland Avenue Bus
Private Party Contact:
Elizabeth Burke: (312) 243-7100
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Green Zebra Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mushroom madness, the chef's tasting menu, was amazing. Not sure I have had so many mushrooms in one sitting, all very tasty. No mushroom dessert though! Interesting spices with some star anise in one dish. Hmm. Great service. A Richard Thompson song in the background (on the folkier side) once. The lighting suggests a jungle with fronds reflected on the ceiling. A near perfect dining experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.