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Cafe Selmarie

#440 of 8,136 Restaurants in Chicago
#481 of 8,720 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Contemporary, Diner
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4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
great lunch

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tabernash, Colorado
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  • Families with children
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Tabernash, Colorado
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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 1 week ago

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 

Thank John E
Chicago, Illinois
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731 reviews
529 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank MarshBruce
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Edgar B
Lillehammer, Norway
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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.

Thank Therese H
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

Thank RobDargel
Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Thank VLKenyon
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We have been frequenting this popular café and eatery for many years. It is one of the cultural and culinary anchors of beautiful Lincoln Square, Chicago's longstanding European neighborhood on the North side, and for a reason: from it's friendly and helpful staff to its always fresh mind-blowing Black Forest Cherry Cake, it has what it takes to sooth a... More 

Thank renproject
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This place is very romantic and fun. The coffee was great! And bakery section is amazing!! I had the Banana cake it was to die for! I HIGHLY recommend Cafe Selmarie!!

Thank TrentFlack

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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
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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?