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Green Zebra

#427 of 7,822 Restaurants in Chicago
#464 of 8,586 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Northwest Side
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1460 W Chicago Ave, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60642-5587 (Greenview)
Blue Line, Chicago Avenue Bus, Ashland Avenue Bus
312-243-7100
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We had early reservations @ 5:30pm on a Thursday... we were alone in the restaurant. We did the tasting menu which had a fully vegan option for every course. The staff was very professional and we loved the food. Everything was expertly prepared. And our waitress was kind enough to take our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Edmund P
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Libertyville, IL
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Since it first opened Green Zebra has been my favorite restaurant. Things have changed. While it is still an above average restaurant, it is no longer exceptional. The food while still good is not as good and is served in bigger portions than in the past. When food is brought to the table the server no longer describes each dish... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Green Zebra used to be one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the country. We have gone there many times over the years since it first opened. A recent visit revealed a big change, Menu was less creative, service was rushed, portions larger and of lesser quality and the presentation was ho hum. We haven't been there in about... More 

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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had early reservations @ 5:30pm on a Thursday... we were alone in the restaurant. We did the tasting menu which had a fully vegan option for every course. The staff was very professional and we loved the food. Everything was expertly prepared. And our waitress was kind enough to take our photo... when in Chicago try the green Zebra... More 

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Windham, Maine
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Green Zebra was suggested through a search by a business friend in our small group. We arrived to find a quaint zen like space, with subtle but noticeable architectural angles sprinkled carefully throughout the walls and ceiling, this subtly suggested the dining here would be different from the norm. It was. Our small group, with a varied mix of eating... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My wife and I had a reservation and were promptly sat in a very comfortable booth table for two that gave us a great view of the comings and goings in the restaurant. It is a busy spot on a Saturday night with many finely dressed people enjoying conversation, drinks and what turns out to be excellent food. Our waitress... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

While a bit on the pricey side, the food at Green Zebra was delicious. The tapas style plates allow for just the right amount of food, and the atmosphere is unique and edgy but not pretentious. The spacing of the tables could have been a bit more comfortable, but the food and service were good enough to compensate for this.... More 

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Woodstock, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were in Chicago for a weekend and had resigned ourselves to boring food or bringing our own with us. We were so happy to read the reviews of the Green Zebra. Every rave review is deserved; the food is delicious. The wait staff was very helpful in making vegan suggestions. Most vegetarians and vegans will be well satisfied with... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I'm not vegetarian and I admit I made jokes beforehand about planning for fried chicken a couple hours after dinner here, but I shouldn't have worried. I couldn't finish all my food, even though I wanted to. The food was flavorful and creative without falling into the "health food" stereotype or the use of shady fake meat products. We probably... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have vegetarian and vegan friends that visit Chicago - and every time, I recommend this restaurant. Not once have I been disappointed: the experience has always been outstanding. The place is relatively small (reservations recommended), and it carries the feel of an intimate setting, so you will see a number of dates; service is flawless and the food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I are from Mississippi. We are both vegetarian and travel frequently. On our travels we have eaten at many fine dining vegetarian restaurants...Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver B.C., Denver, Helsinki, and others. We both agreed that Green Zebra tops this list so far! Nicely decorated, friendly service, many menu choices, and most important - it was DELICIOUS!

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Additional Information about Green Zebra

Address: 1460 W Chicago Ave, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60642-5587
Phone Number: 312-243-7100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1460 W Chicago Ave, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60642-5587
    (Greenview)
  • Public Transportation: Blue Line, Chicago Avenue Bus, Ashland Avenue Bus
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 312-243-7100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?