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The Kennison

4.3
132 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (24)
  • Good for a Date (21)
  • Great for Brunch (16)
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 132 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

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 14, 2018

Wonderful cocktails

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Skinnykidrobot (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Engagement brunch!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 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 7, 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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Becky (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

I was really looking forward to brunch at the Kennison but then when we arrived they had a different menu than what they had online. They said that they were doing a special menu which was a play on McDonald's breakfast. Honestly, we all agreed that we'd rather have had real McDonald's breakfast, especially because this was probably 5 times the price and not even as good. On top of that, service was terrible. We waited 45 minutes for food and then 40 minutes for the check. We had to ask for the to top off our coffee or water and even after we asked we were ignored. Probably won't be going back.

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vipchitowndiner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Have been wanting to check out the new concept at this location. Did not disappoint. Standout Pumpkin soup on a cold night. The only reason for not perfect in ambiance is there are a lot windows which makes for great seats but on an extremely cold evening, it got a little cold inside. Every dish was fantastic, staff was so attentive and outstanding. Enjoyed talking with Mging Partner Ryan See and we will be back for sure.

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kjman (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

We were urged to not get the burger and then all got something more expensive. Nobody was thrilled with their meals. I would go back for desert and cocktails because those all looked quite good.

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vipWindyCityVoice (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Perfect post Zoo Lights. Wait person was outstanding. Food really good but double check the mussels...Also be aware there are a lot of high top tables so ask if you prefer a low top table. Really fun to have so near the Zoo...will go back when we can sit outside!!

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Christine (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

I really enjoyed the space and the food (the black pasta with crab was amazing!). The menu was a little limited however. Would have appreciated a little more variety. Look forward to coming back for their oyster happy hour!

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