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Nightwood Restaurant

#512 of 8,442 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Pilsen
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2119 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-4551 (Cermak)
Halsted Bus route #8 stops right in front, Cermak bus route #21 is also nearby. Orange Line Halsted stop. Walk north.
312-526-3385
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, Worst Table in Restaurant

Went to Nightwood on Friday 2/6/15 to partake in the Restaurant Week Menu. The food was excellent. However, the host had us stand around for 10 min., maybe he wanted us to get a drink from the bar, but there were plenty of tables available, didn't understand why they had us stand around looking... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Charles V
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went to Nightwood on Friday 2/6/15 to partake in the Restaurant Week Menu. The food was excellent. However, the host had us stand around for 10 min., maybe he wanted us to get a drink from the bar, but there were plenty of tables available, didn't understand why they had us stand around looking stupid. Front of the Restaurant is... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We ate here last month. I was blown away. Everything we ate was top notch but the atmosphere wasn't stuffy. Just go, order food, anything really, and be impressed!

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Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We came for brunch during our week-end visit. The food was good and rich in flavor. The gnocchi dish was the highlight. Service was good but not too friendly. I'm giving 3 as a warning to "tourists" that this spot is quite far from the center and, while good, I think there is a great choice of spots closer to... More 

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St. Charles, IL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

For a freezing cold night the people here and food were both warm and inviting. Great night with friends and the food was terrific. Everything seemed fresh and healthy. Even the double cheeseburger which was enough to split.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Delicious and innovative dishes, with a wonderful wine list - all at accessible prices; no wonder it is so popular! Trendy, small room. Location somewhat dicey, but they call you a cab afterward. Close to the McCormick Place convention center, but not a "convention" or "tourist" spot. Will definitely return on next visit to Chicago,

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
429 reviews 429 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Located on Halsted, near the art galleries. Parking is on the street, but there was also a valet. The room is fairly large, with different areas available for dining. We did not even know about the kitchen counter until we went to the restrooms. The window seating was comfortable, but also a bit chilly. Our server was excellent. The cocktail... More 

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Israel
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Friendly staff good food remote from cty center but not too bad if there is no traffic hard to catch a cub back make sure you have Uber....

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My son and I were driving by looking for brunch on a Sunday during IIT's parent's weekend. We went to two places in the Pilsen area looking for it but had no luck. Then we drove by the unasumming entrance to Nightwood. The place looked packed. We entered through the patio - it must be great in summer - into... More 

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Atlanta
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were in town for the Chicago marathon and walked here from the Hilton. Probably not a great idea. In any event, the walk was worth it - the food was very good and we enjoyed sitting at the kitchen bar and watching the action. We had the pork belly and the duck - both great choices with terrific flavor.... More 

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York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place has a lot going for it. Pilsen has a nice vibe. The restaurant has a fresh menu and some interesting stuff on it. The waitress was delightful and went out of her way to help on choice of wine and choice of food. We didnt have a huge appetite on the night but what we did have was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2119 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-4551
    (Cermak)
  • Public Transportation: Halsted Bus route #8 stops right in front, Cermak bus route #21 is also nearby. Orange Line Halsted stop. Walk north.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Pilsen
  • Neighborhood: Pilsen
  • Phone Number: 312-526-3385

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?