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Nightwood Restaurant

#307 of 7,789 Restaurants in Chicago
#339 of 8,551 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 - 11:00 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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Worth the Trip!

My son, who was completing an internship in Chicago, along with his girlfriend and I had Sunday brunch at this restaurant. Both of them are vegetarians so we look for places that will accommodate eclectic tastes. Nightwood satisfied everyone's palate! The food was very fresh and delicious; the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
MaryPat105
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Montgomery, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Montgomery, New Jersey
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My son, who was completing an internship in Chicago, along with his girlfriend and I had Sunday brunch at this restaurant. Both of them are vegetarians so we look for places that will accommodate eclectic tastes. Nightwood satisfied everyone's palate! The food was very fresh and delicious; the waitstaff was helpful and courteous; and the ambience was pleasant. If we... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Additional Information about Nightwood Restaurant

Address: 2119 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608-4551
Phone Number: 312-526-3385
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Pilsen
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
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?