Lizzy J Cafe and Catering

4.6
113 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
We specialize in creating an extraordinary twist on everyday comfort foods. We believe that every guest should have a memorable experience. Our philosophy is that excellence is in the details, and we won’t settle for any experience that is less than excellent.
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KrystalH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went to Lizzy J Cafe for the first time yesterday and the food was really good. I will definitely come back to try other items in the menu. I would definitely recommend making a reservation if possible b/c it’s quite small and there’s not a lot of seating. There were a few people waiting outside when we went. There is free street parking which is a plus for the area. I had no issue finding parking on a Saturday afternoon. All in all I recommend Lizzy J and glad I found this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That food was good. It's a cute little small place.

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NorediaA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and service was really good, but we felt rushed out at the end. We may have missed a notice for time limit.

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vipAnthonyW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for an intimate meal

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Comfort food at its finest.

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LaurelP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lizzy J is an amazing little hidden gem. The food was amazing. The service was so friendly, and the food came out incredibly quick. Plus, it's BYOB! Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brunch with the family. Food was excellent, place is very small

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LAMARIAB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m in love with this place! The food and service were awesome. I will say get an earlier reservation because they may run outta chicken wings 😩

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JamesH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second visit. Love the food. Will definitely be a regular visitor and hopefully they will eventually expand to a much larger space in the west loop hopefully .

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RobynD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service! Chef Lizzy herself greeted us and made sure we had the best experience! My husband and I can’t wait to go again and try more delicious dishes!

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LillianH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time and I absolutely love it!! The server recommended the Hash and it was sooooo good!!! I will definitely be back!!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, and food! The teas were good too.

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TRAZANAL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Ive given the stars i did strictly on me and my Husband walking through the door. The young man who greeted and seated us was really nice. The place was very cute and cozy. It smelled EXTREMELY delicious when we walked in. I was very underwhelmed at how they give water out. We did not actually eat as the selections we wanted was not available. I would like to give them the benefit of doubt and plan to go again but this time we will go earlier and see of they have more food.

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AliciaH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was nice I love the strawberry/lemonade drink OMG

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DonnaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The salmon was not seasoned at all. The coffee was great

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JanelleM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was A-1! They have Covid precautions in place, contactless ordering and paying. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing the best option for my taste buds. The ambience was cozy and quaint; very comfortable with great music. The food was the best part! Their sauce...simply amazing (finger-licking good)! I will be back!

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Cassie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lizzy J Cafe was amazing! It was such an amazing experience and the food was great! Definitely have to go back when I’m in Chicago. The service was outstanding and the waiters and owner were exceptional!

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vipLadyD
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was Delicious!. I was skeptical about the sweet potato waffle but ohhh my goodness, it was wonderful and paired well the chicken. My husband had the lamb chops and they were tender and juicy! However those hashbrowns were cooked made them mouthwatering. Im glad we had a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were sold out of everything. They had three items and did not seem worth the price. It was a Wednesday at lunch.

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RubyB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my first time dining at Liszt J Cafe; heard of this cafe from a coworker; I had been in search of a location for a Father’s Day brunch; googled the location and seen that reservations could be made; arrived at the cafe and was greeted by Liszt warm and welcoming; the set up was different from and average resturant; there were no waiters/waitresses which was completely fine; everything was ordered thru the scan code and Liszt brought the food out to the table. Was slightly disappointed that a few items on menu were sold out specifically the lamb chops so my date and I ordered shrimp and grits which was very good hot and fresh a lil spicy from the creole seasoning and there were only two shrimp not sure if this is how shrimp and grits are prepared but overall I was really satisfied. My date ordered chicken and waffles which was delicious. The chicken wings were huge reminded me of fried turkey wings. The glazed used for the waffles reminded me of peach cobbler. Overall my experience was great and I will visit again and send more business to this establishment

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TheKenyaL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a good experience. I recommend picking out a few things on the menu in advance so if they're out of it when you get there, you won't be as disappointed. We went early in the day, they were still out of things. However, everything we ordered did taste good. Note the menu/ordering is all electronic via QR code and using one person's ph.

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Tina
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shrimp and grits excellent, chicken and waffle excellent,Blueberry French toast excellent. Delicious and beautifully presented food. Coffee delicious 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing !! It was a Great atmosphere and experience. I had the Catfish and Grits 🔥🔥🙌🏾

I will Definitely be back !!

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place the food was amazing and the service was excellent
I will definitely be there again

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SidneyJoseph
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service, food was 😋, owner is ao welcoming. Check it out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent! Just gets pretty busy so make sure to reserve before going.

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Alicia
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience from the beginning to the end. Catfish, grits, crab cakes, sweet potato waffle, chicken, staff omg lovely experience. Definitely will be back. ❣️

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I was very impressed by the food. I ordered their special of a meat skillet with eggs, hash browns and siracha sauce which was delicious and my husband loved his catfish over grits. Although the waiter was nice, we couldn’t order the special while using their app bc it wasn’t on there, which was fine, but then he didn’t put my order (especially when there was only one other table).

My husband got his food first and was done before I got mine so we didn’t eat together and I was starving. On top of that, all we got was an apology. I’ve worked in hospitality many years so to me that showed inexperience. Despite this, I would return because the food was excellent and I support local businesses.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite breakfast spots! Service is always outstanding! Food is always hot, fresh, and delicious.

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ChelseaH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back!

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vipClaireB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both incredible!! I already cannot wait to go back!

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TiffanyE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always impeccable. It's a great place to take people because you know they won't be disappointed.

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KameelaP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent the hostess he is the best. I know him from Luella's he's the bomb they should make him a manager.

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Brace
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about this place! Try the shrimp and grits— the roux mixed in with the bed of grits is amazing! Staff is exceptional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was overstuffed after that 4 course Mother’s Day brunch, everything was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing! Staff was professional and personable! I had a half order of The Frenchy with peaches and cream and the catfish and grits. While I recommend these dishes, I’m sure everything else is just as delicious! I enjoyed my experience and would definitely go back!

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vipTiaraG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went here on a brunch date. Food was good but they were sold out of what I wanted (can’t remember now what it was). Place is small and cozy and they play R&B music which is nice. Also like that they’re BYOB as bottomless mimosas can get expensive. They do charge a cork fee of I think $7?

Overall I would come back for the atmosphere and ability to bring my own alcohol in.

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Russell
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, Excellent Service at a Great Value!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! And awesome friendly staff!

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Lizzy J Cafe and Catering is rated 4.6 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.