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1460 W Chicago Ave, Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60642-5587 (Northwest Side)
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Ranked #365 of 8,419 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Vegan, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Greenview
Transit: Blue Line, Chicago Avenue Bus, Ashland Avenue Bus
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English first
Dallas, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was commended to us by our daughter, and we were not disappointed! We were greeted warmly and shown to our table in this fairly small restaurant. Our waitress was very helpful in recommending how many small plates to order and which ones were specialties. The mushroom pâté is incredible. The chick pea chili was delicious. Ditto the black... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Green Zebra is one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. It is all vegetarian (but we aren't!). But the food is incredibly inventive and sophisticated, not at all the bland fare one often finds at vegetarian spots. They often have set menus which change from week to week, featuring a particular ingredient: mushrooms, pumpkin, or last week chocolate. That menu... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

In addition to the regular menu each week there is a featured, four course dinner highlighting a specific ingredient. We've been here quite a few times and are always amazed at what Chef DuBois comes up with. It's vegetarian but even a dedicated meat eater will find more than enough to be completely satisfied. It is a quiet storefront in... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Green Zebra was the restaurant "find" of our recent trip to Chicago. Who knew that a city known for its robust dining options could harbor such an exquisite vegetarian restaurant? The chef treats vegetables as the star of the show, not a side act. The dishes are imaginative, beautifully prepared, and artfully presented by a knowledgeable staff. The space is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

After 20 minutes, the line, "your drinks are almost ready" doesn't hold much weight when you've ordered wine by the glass. Also, having to beg for serving utensils when you're served a communal bowl of soup seems outright lame. Thinking this place has outlived its welcome and the hype. The actual food, when it eventually arrived, was not bad. But... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Small plates. All vegetarian with half of the selection being vegan. The mushroom pate was amazing and the cheese plate really good (obviously I am not vegan...). We got a smalll cup of spicy hot tea when we sat down and I can't wait to try and make it at home but where will I find fermented limes I wonder... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

GZ was recommended as the best vegan food in the city, for high-end dining. I had Shitake mushroom roulades, and a delicious pasta with pesto. My only complaint was that everything had a touch too much oil. Very nice room for a romantic dinner. Service was attentive. I'll go back next time I'm in Chicago. Public transportation isn't close by,... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

the service was very slow and food took about 1 hour to come. food was just average for the time it took . they also ran out of most of there desserts was was too bad .

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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117 reviews 117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is out of the way but worth the trip. A varied small plate menu with fresh local ingredients. The menu is varied and provides a tour de force of "interesting" vegetarian dishes.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We ordered the prix fixe Truffle menu with the wine pairings. Though we did add the Hens of the Woods mushroom pate, which began our meal with a dazzling start. Funny thing is, there was no drop off with any of the courses that followed. The mini-puff with creme fraiche and truffles was light yet richly flavored. The truffle salad... More 

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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, Vegan, Vegetarian

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