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Cafe Selmarie

#450 of 8,179 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Cafe, Contemporary, Diner
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4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
773-989-5595
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice simple little cafe with great food

I come here for their delightful strawberry roulade and their consistenly perfect Croque Monsieur. Weekends are busy, but visiting for a weekday lunch gets you seated fairly quickly. Food is delicious. The causal environment is perfect for a small lunch meeting and the outdoor seating is a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
destinationwedphotog
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Boston
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I come here for their delightful strawberry roulade and their consistenly perfect Croque Monsieur. Weekends are busy, but visiting for a weekday lunch gets you seated fairly quickly. Food is delicious. The causal environment is perfect for a small lunch meeting and the outdoor seating is a nice option when the weather is warm.

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Thank destinationwedphotog
Roscoe, Illinois
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really a nice place. Very family friendly (especially on a Sunday night). My wife really enjoyed the mushroom ravioli in sage brown butter... I thought the lamb chops were good, not great. I always like when the kids menu is simple for a kids palate, but made with fresh, real ingredients... a nice turkey sandwich with fruit fit the bill... More 

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Thank Dumpyryan
Tabernash, Colorado
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

A friend who lived in the area suggested this place and I am so glad she did. The staff were great and the food excellent. Well worth a visit.

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Thank coloradocakelady
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We got four generations together for a lunch to celebrate a birthday (great grandmother) and a birth (granddaughters first child) born a few months before. Food and service were great. The cafe is in the middle of Lincoln Square street facing a car free plaza. Has the feel of a European cafe. If you love pastry, you will not get... More 

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Thank John E
Chicago, Illinois
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752 reviews
547 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We dropped in for lunch. Very popular place. And besides the food, do look at the bakery items in the front of the store for take-home purchase. Nice atmosphere. Excellent corned beef hash. Also enjoyed the zucchini pancakes.

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Thank MarshBruce
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Enjoyable brunch with friends. Staff great handling wait-list with beepers, allows people to explore the area w/o losing place in line. Serice competent and friendly. Imaginative menu and good bakery. Family friendly.

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Thank Edgar B
Lillehammer, Norway
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We went here to get breakfast. I ordered a breakfast burrito, which was overall good tasting. The service was good too.

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Thank Simsim7
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a little cozy place. I ordered the breakfast burrito. Sadly im not to fond of the strong/hot foods. I didnt understand from the meny that it should be so hot, but it was, so one little bite was enough for me.

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Thank Therese H
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Sel Marie is one of our favorite restaurants and is very reliable. They have excellent food and the prices are reasonable. It is also a french bakery so the desserts are sublime.

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Thank RobDargel
Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I've been a customer here for years and Café Selmarie never disappoints! Last night the fixed price dinner for $22 included a cup of house made tomato basil soup that was very good. The entrée I chose was a pork tenderloin served over polenta with a mushroom demi glaze - and it was fantastic! Choice of dessert is always hard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-989-5595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Contemporary, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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