All reservations made online are for indoor tables next to an open window wall. Patio seating is also available and first come first serve. While we are making every effort to keep the space as warm as possible, please dress accordingly!
To ensure the safety of all of our guests and staff, we do require all guests to wear face masks while not seated at their table. Staff will be wearing masks and sanitizing throughout your entire dining experience. *
Our menu can best be described as innovative plays on familiar dishes. The Kennison is committed to creating ingredient driven, approachable menu items. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, The Kennison is a wonderful option for guests to enjoy outstanding cuisine and great company.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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sweet and sour sauce | $1 from each order is donated to Recipe for Change, a local Chicago nonprofit providing opportunities to detainees through culinary, music, and visual arts
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This restaurant looked really promising on Open Table, and being apart of the Lincoln hotel we had high hopes. Unfortunately, the entire experience was rather disappointing and all the reviews were misleading. The food was cold and subpar, and half the menu online was no longer available. Our cocktails were not great, not sure if they have a bar tender working. Its really hard to say but the whole experience was over priced for what we got. I hope they can hang on during these hard times, but right now their looks are very deceiving and I rather of gone somewhere else.
One of my all time favorite restaurants!
Everything eas delightful. Cannot wait to go back.
The food was delicious and the service was gracious and helpful!
The Covid protocol was A+ and the manager (Kristen?) even called me to make sure I was comfortable. Service, ambiance and food was great. Request: more lean proteins as mains (all 3 women ordered the trout and it was ok).
Day after Sweetest Day! Perfect brunch Spot! They run out of Cinnamon Rolls Quick! Overall.. pretty good!
Ordered a salad with garden veggies and there might have been 2 “veggies” and at least half of them the server mentioned were not present. For $11, it was such a rip off.
Very enjoyable anniversary celebration. Great service. Grilled octopus appetizer was excellent. Steak Frites and Ruby Red Trout were great as well. Enjoyed happy hour prices for our beverages. Social distancing and masks in use.
Service had just opened for Sunday brunch, so I completely get it, but it did seem a bit chaotic and took longer to get a coffee than it should have! But everyone was friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious!
We started off with the Mediterranean meatballs which were unusual and delicious. For dinner Laura had the chicken which was moist and excellent. I had the Lake Trout which was cooked to perfection.
Well done, nice location, service team and food quality.
Love this place . It is perfectly located across from the green city market . Our waiter couldn’t have been more fun and attentive , the food was fresh and appealing & the drinks were a price performer . This time we started with Apple cider mimosas , what a great fall beverage addition !! We also had the breakfast your way and the pork hash . Definitely will be back .
Loved the area and how it’s in the cozy corner of the city. Plan on coming more often cause it’s just the perfect bar to relax and enjoy good drinks and food.
The Lake Trout was a good addition.
It was lo key and relaxed atmosphere
Waitstaff was kind and attentive
Just seemed subpar service. We were truly looking forward to gping
Just arrived from a day of driving... great option right in our hotel! Sat outside on a beautiful night and staff made our experience Covid safe. Would like a little more variety on menu but everything was tasty.
Oysters are back, so we started off with oysters. For dinner Laura had a large market salad. I had the fish and chips.
Menu is very limited, but inexpensive and good.
We started with the octopus appetizer which was excellent. For dinner I had the walleye which was cooked to perfection.
Best Happy Hour and the best kept secret in Chicago. Very friendly staff and a fantastic Burger too!
The large caesar salad I had was excellent but it wasn't large size in my experience with comparable establishments.
The service was good.
Ambiance was pleasant.
Great Breakfast! Outside Dining made it even better!
This place is always outstanding. Food is fantastic and the staff is spot on every single time!! I think they must update their menu with some frequency because I'm always finding something new to try out. The patio is delightful in the summer time and the windows are wide open so even indoor seating is super comfortable. Highly recommend. Fantastic neighborhood spot!!
Great food but very poor service. We ordered the Pork Belly Bao and Burgers which were both outstanding. The service, however, was very lacking. Our waiter was very disinterested in serving our table of two and we needed to wave him over every time we needed water, drinks, or to order food. Looking around the restaurant it seemed a few other tables were in the same position. They were also out of stock on a few items which is not a huge issue but with such a small menu it makes things difficult. If we go back it would be for take out.
The staff and service were good. The food was mediocre.
We started of with the octopus appetizer which very tasty. For dinner Laura had the market salad and grilled squash. I had the grilled walleye which was cooked to perfection.
We live next door the The Kennison! They’re the best. Ever changing their menu or editing recipes for the better. They have very clean standards, friendly service, and a wonderful atmosphere. Also great happy hour deals!
Nice place, good service, great food, cool location
Post wedding brunch. Solid brunch option in the park area. Menu is limited but the staples are included.
We started with the octopus appetizer which was exceptional. I had the walleye which was cooked to perfection. Laura had the Farm salad and grilled squash which she truly loved.
Greatly curated craft cocktails menu and great recommendations from knowledgeable servers. Dinner was delicious and food was cooked exactly as we had ordered and the 3 people in our party all had great reviews of all food and drinks. We didn't get a chance dessert but next time we are in. LOVE THIS PLACE and their throwback mid-century modern vibe, dimly lit afterglow and I cant say enough about the staff....
Overall enjoyed the experience. Excellent service and great food. Wish we would have been able to see the rooftop.
Great happy hour special!
Brunch was great! You can’t beat $5 mimosas and bloody Mary’s plus the food was wonderful and service was quick and attentive!
Enjoyable meal with an exceptional octopus appetizer. For dinner walleye pike and hamburger.
My son turned 21 few weeks ago and we wanted strong drinks good food and tall tales!
Loved! Meeting Dan and hearing all about the history behind the design and name of Kennisons. I asked lots of questions. Was also treated so nicely but the entire staff. Best steak frittes around and loved the help getting. Table upstairs. A perfect evening!
Amazing food, great wait staff!
Staff was super kind
Good for brunch, even with the limited menu, very fast service
The Kennison does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Kennison also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 981-7070.
The Kennison is rated 4.6 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.
The Kennison does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/the-kennison-chicago/.
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.