Published on March 2, 2016

4 Lincoln Park Restaurants Chicagoans Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near Lincoln Park? Here's a list of Lincoln Park restaurants locals and critics love.

4 Lincoln Park Restaurants Chicagoans Love

1. The BlanchardThe BlanchardChef/Owner Jason Paskewitz delivers modernist renditions of classic French dishes at The Blanchard, located on a street lined with cobblestones and street lamps just steps from Lincoln Park. The 100-seat restaurant houses a marble chef's counter that overlooks an open kitchen as well as a comfortable lounge, dining room and seasonal patio. Reclaimed wrought-iron accents from the French Quarter in New Orleans add to the contemporary French motif.

2. Gemini Bistro

Gemini BistroLocated on a tree-lined street, Gemini Bistro serves Chef Jon Keeley's American cuisine with French and Mediterranean influences. The seasonally influenced menu forgoes traditional courses to present plates by portion size — small, medium and large, as well as extra-small plates for kids. Inside the cozy setting of an early 1900s flatiron building, the marble bar offers imaginative classic cocktails and an elegant yet approachable wine list.

3. Geja's Cafe

GejaGeja's Cafe is a fondue restaurant with a menu composed of a variety of global cheeses and cheese fondues, and four-course premier fondue dinners. An extensive wine list — with many selections available by-the-glass — pays homage to the restaurant's history as Chicago's first wine bar. The romantic, intimate space is warm and inviting, with the sounds of Spanish music and classical guitar filling the dining room.

4. Chez Moi

Chez MoiChez Moi — or "at my home" in French — is Chef Dominique Tougne's homage to authentic and approachable French cuisine. The casual dining room is adorned with modern touches — including decorative copper pots and simple, lightweight chandeliers. A superb selection of French wines, classic cocktails, beers and aperitifs make ideal companions to the classic bistro fare.

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