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The Kennison

4.4
147 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (21)
  • Good for a Date (15)
  • Casual (11)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Burgers, Oyster Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Sunday - Thursday | 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday | 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch
Saturday - Sunday | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Bar service available between brunch and dinner on the weekends.
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Phone number
(312) 981-7070
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bill Walker
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lincoln, Wells and Clark

Private Dining

Chef Bill Walker is committed to creating ingredient driven dishes that revolve around both seasonality and sustainability. Located alongside Lincoln Park itself, our space sits next to the buzz of the neighborhood, offering a bright and funky spot for locals and visitors alike to enjoy great food a

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What 147 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day menu was a let down.

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vipLincolnParkWest (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My kids and I had a wonderful meal at The Kennison. It’s a beautiful place but really relaxed. Our meals were all amazing. My son thought the pasta was a bit spicy for him so the waiter brought him a burger without question. Everyone is beyond accommodating and the food exceeds our expectations every time!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Our experience at the Kennison was great! We'd only dined outdoors during last summer, but the new look inside was wonderful. Service was very good, solicitous, but not overbearing. Very interesting menu selections, with something for everyone. We had a great salad , the pork ragu with pappardelle, and it was excellent! Definitely will be a place to go back to.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

we are looking for the restaurant week. Three courses’ price is super value!The dishes are filling and good tasty!It’s a really nice experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Typical hotel restaurant experience. Nothing that will knock your socks off.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Kennison is my new favorite. We went the weekend before and loved it so much, we went back during restaurant week. Each course was wonderful and the staff was so attentive. They gave great recommendations and everything was spot on. We will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Agreeable on all fronts.

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vipLandy (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

I loved this place! The food was so great. We all loved our meals!! I had a bagel and lox (which I’ve ordered at other restaurants many times before) and this was seriously the best I’ve ever had. The lox had dill on them which was great. Our waiter was super nice. This restaurant is also right across from the zoo!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The staff is wonderful and very attentive. This will be my new regular brunch spot.

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vipSAFfoodie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome food , excellent bar and wait staff and lovely room . All in all a perfect evening - will be going back soon !

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Jewel (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

First time eating at The Kennison. Food was very, very good, the price even better since we went during Restaurant Week. The service was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing as always
Brought my 2 year old niece and they treated her so we'll!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Overall great experience. Welcoming staff, excited for Chef Rob Shaner to start.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was a solid date choice. Very approachable wine list and great service. The one critical piece of feedback I have is, it would have been nice to have a vegan option or two but our waiter was very accommodating (for future reference the pumpkin soup, brussel sprouts and cauliflower are great).

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food and phenomenal service in a really neat restaurant - will definitely come back!

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vipAlex (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful cocktails

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Skinnykidrobot (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Engagement brunch!

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OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a blast and all the food was fantastic we were there for my wife’s birthday it was a very cold night but the wait staff made us feel very warm and accommodating!

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foodiechicago (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

I treated my goddaughter and her 17-year-old son to a very nice dinner on Jan. 6; we all enjoyed it very much. Our server, Bethany, was excellent.

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