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Erwin An American Cafe - CLOSED

2925 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-5117 (Lakeview)
(773) 528-7200
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lakeview

21 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
Rating summary
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
283 reviews 283 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

This place is a great find in Lakeview on Halsted. Valet parking starts the visit, followed by a friendly greeting, fast seating, and an older crowd vibe with tables close together but still conversation friendly. Waitstaff was not only friendly and efficient but knowledgeable and the wine list reasonable. Glass of Rioja at $11 was superb. Had to drink two,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I visited Erwin for brunch with my husband and a friend last sunday. We had one of the tables at the front and enjoyed an excellent breakfast/brunch. The location itself is pleasant, the music enjoyable and the waiters always friendly. I had bought a groupon in advance but somehow - I lost it on my phone. We had announced the... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012 via mobile

been going to erwin for years. such a wonderful restaurant. it's lasted a long time thru a lot of change in the neighborhood. there's always good food, good conversation, good service. can never go wrong with a meal there. great for dates and going out with friends.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Amazing food. Even better martinis. (I dare you to drink 2.) Erwin's is a great place for a weeknight dinner.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Had brunch with friends at Erwin's. A great place, with excellent service. A well trained staff who know what they are doing. Has a decent brunch menu that was fairly priced. Food was prepared very well, and thoroughly enjoyed by our party of four. Recommended.

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We liked the setting, and even with it crowded you could easily hold a conversation. The food was presented well, and tasted good, but it wasn't memorable. The prices were good and I would go back again. I was not pleased with the $9 valet charge, but at least they have that option otherwise I would have spent time searching... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Haven't been to Erwin for quite awhile so we decided to try it Saturday before theatre. We were very disappointed in our meal. The running theme of everything we tried was that everything was uninspired and lacked flavor. I had the chicken livers appetiver which sounded from the menu decription like it might be unique. What came to the table... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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413 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We went for brunch. Hearty. Well crafted. More than pleasant service. We will return.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Good food, not great. Kinda weird atmosphere with oldies playing, and most of the customers in 40 to 70 age range. Burger was good, fries were bad. Portions were on the small side. Desert was very good. Mushroom cakes were good - not great. Essentially, I have nothing good or bad to say about this place. I can't complain but... More

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

We were in Boystown and didn't have a reservation for dinner. The places in the "heart" of Boystown were packed but our friend knew of this place. the place wasn't crowded and we were seated immediately. The server was very quick and efficient. I had the beet salad which was very good and the veal flank steak which was slightly... More

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