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Nightwood Restaurant

2119 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-4551 (Pilsen)
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Ranked #448 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $50
Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Pilsen
Cross street: Cermak
Transit: Halsted Bus route #8 stops right in front, Cermak bus route #21 is also nearby. Orange Line Halsted stop. Walk north.
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English first
Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I searched for weeks to find a "Different" kind of restaurant in Chicago and didn't succeed in finding one until 1:00 AM Wednesday morning. My friends like different, they wanted different and that's just what we got. I lucked up and found one of the best meals I've ever eaten. It consisted of all fresh local farm items like hand... More

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Homewood, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was not knocked out by this place, considering it was listed as a best new restaurant in 2013 by Chicago Magazine. It's casual decor and brick walls give it a loft-like feel. The meal started with a small piece of warm foccaccia with a delicious sweet pepper relish. We ordered the trout, the pork belly and the burger. The... More

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620 reviews 620 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Nightwood was a pleasant surprise. I'm always impressed with farm-to-table restaurants' decor. There's a main area, which looks pretty typical in terms of seating; a bar area, where the kitchen is open and you can see the chefs preparing your food; and an patio area, which is considered "outside", but you're surrounded with greenery, and temperature can be controlled. Brunch... More

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Crofton, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When to Nightwoods with some business colleagues for dinner and we enjoyed the fun atmosphere. The service was excellent and the waitress was very fluent in the food and wine menu. I ordered the lake trout and it was good. Everything on the menu has some interesting twist with very fresh ingredients. The chocolate mouse dessert was outstanding.

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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We ventured out of our neighborhood and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the atmosphere inviting!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I just can't seem to have a great experience here. I'm not sure exactly what they are trying for. It's a local casual place with locally sourced ingredients. But it's priced as if it were a formal place. The food always seems close to great but not quite. I have no problem paying $16 for 6 bites of pasta if... More

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Fredonia, Wisconsin, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

I had wanted to go to LuLu's, but I couldn't get a reservation. So my wife found this place and reserved a table using Open Table. I had no idea where this was, so I googled it using my iPhone,grabbed my transit card, and headed to the restaurant. We got to the restaurant way early. The staff quickly seated us... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The menu is good, interesting and eclectic. They claim they grow their produce and it was very good so I believe it. I had the trout and it was delicious. The atmosphere is kind of hipster and modern. They have an open kitchen that is very clean. Why not five? I don't like the table arrangement of one next to... More

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Durham NC (USA)
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Very off the beaten track (we took a taxi) and you will feel like you have stumbled into an oasis: dark, cosy, but still modern surroundings, an intriguing menu that combines local ingredients with an Italian / Mediterranean touch, great and eclectic wine list, and enthusiastic servers. I loved everything about this place and plan to return.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Wanted to love it, but just couldn't. Interesting menu but we really had to search in our food for the ingredients listed. One anchovy, really? The guanciale was MIA. The mushroom salad I had was more like a salad with a few mushrooms in it. I was expecting mushrooms to be the main event. Would like to have seen more... More

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