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Nightwood Restaurant

#307 of 7,763 Restaurants in Chicago
#333 of 8,516 Places to Eat 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: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 43
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
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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
Dining here was a sublime experience

Nightwood will not disappoint you...so just go. The menu is diverse and everything on it tempts the palate. The ingredients used are so very fresh and prepared perfectly. We had an asparagus appetizer that had the most perfectly cooked asparagus ever on it...the taste was outstanding. I had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
VirginiaLily
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Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Virginia
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Nightwood will not disappoint you...so just go. The menu is diverse and everything on it tempts the palate. The ingredients used are so very fresh and prepared perfectly. We had an asparagus appetizer that had the most perfectly cooked asparagus ever on it...the taste was outstanding. I had the pasta for dinner and it was perfect...the taste was so good... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

In Chicago at a conference and a colleague pointed to Nightwood as a good restaurant just outside the city centre. After getting hopelessly lost in taxi that went to the wrong end of the very long street (make sure you say SOUTH Halsted St), the restaurant was great very rustic and very friendly with fantastic food, and a good wine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had a great meal at Nightwood - the flavour combinations are unusual but delicious. Had the roasted mushroom with faro and garlic broth, which was fantastic. The wine list is extensive and there are plenty of good choices at a reasonable price. Our server brought us a complimentary plate of cookies at the end of the meal to apologise for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have only had their breakfast but have enjoyed it many times. They serve Intelligentsia coffee and have very good cappuccinos. You must start with a delicious donut, they have a couple to choose from. And if you want an eye opener cocktail they have a nice selection. My favorite entree is the bagel sandwich. Life changing. Served on a... More 

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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Another great example of the vibrant dining scene in and around Chicago. The brunch menu is excellent and exciting and the bacon glazed donut is not to be missed!

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
768 reviews 768 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
542 helpful votes 542 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Yes, in our retirement, and as a reviewer for Tripadvisor, my wife and I love to sample (and evaluate) as many hot dog, pizza, hamburger, barbecue, steak, seafood, Italian beef and breakfast-oriented restaurants as we can find in the Chicago area. But we also are always on the lookout for 4-star or 5-star restaurants, the creme de la creme, a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We jumped in cab and headed south to Nightwood after making reservations a couple of weeks prior. Being our first time to Chicago we were surprised how far it was for the city's core. The decor is modern and the food was outstanding, we sat on the patio and had a great evening. The service was attentive and professional and... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Had dinner with two couples during a week night. A very good choice of dishes offered on Table d'Hote. Open kitchen concept and interesting decor. There was also a very complete wine list. Service was good to fair. Food was very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant 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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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: Romantic, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?