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Green Zebra

#464 of 8,173 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    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
So Good You Don't Miss The Meat

I've been to the Green Zebra a few times and the attention to detail and presentation rivals some of the best restaurants I've dined at. I'm not a vegetarian and have noticed that when I eat at most vegetarian restaurants they seem try to emulate traditional meat dishes with vegetarian ingredients... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good, not excellent by any means. The waitress was unfriendly and the goal seemed to serve the food quickly and to flip the table.

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Thank robyne313
Chicago, Ilinois
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a vegetarian & have eaten at many vegetarian restaurants in different cities. Green Zebra was much-hyped so I expected a great meal but I was disappointed tonight, eating from the prix-fixe menu during restaurant week. I got to taste the dishes my friends had too. (Non-vegetarians, they were more satisfied with the meal than I was.) I guess... More 

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Thank Fuir
St. Paul
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Green Zebra a few times and the attention to detail and presentation rivals some of the best restaurants I've dined at. I'm not a vegetarian and have noticed that when I eat at most vegetarian restaurants they seem try to emulate traditional meat dishes with vegetarian ingredients (like vegetarian meatloaf) and they always fall short, not... More 

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Thank St_Paul_Poet
SE USA
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501 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Good idea to share here so you can try many different dishes. The mushroom pate was quite good as were the beet salad and the noodles. Attentive service in a contemporary pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank travchef
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

2nd time eating at this very Manhattan-esque establishment that takes vegetarian fare to the sublime. While some of the attempts were clear misses (e.g., the brussel sprouts and the sweet potato and black bean soup) other dishes were clearly outstanding (e.g., the kimchi stuffed crispy wontons, maitake pate with perfect crostini smear of raspberry jam and picked fennel- amazing!!!) Main... More 

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Thank Mark J
Rocky River, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We have dined at other vegetarian restaurants with much better food flavor and price. Mushroom pate was excellent. Pot stickers were a flop as was the chocolate desert. Service was fine although would not return.

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Thank MMitchellCN
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I've never had bad food here. Some of the dishes, like the pot stickers, are really amazing, while some dishes are merely really good. The vegetarian menu changes based on the season, and it is touted as "small plates to share". Well, if they are small, how do you share? I guess it's not the restaurant's fault that this is... More 

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Thank sek86
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We all know that humans are omnivores. We also know that within this classification, depending on taste, most of us trend between predominately carnivore to predominately herbivore. This is a vegetarian restaurant. During my six decades I have been, for five of them, almost six of them, a dedicated beef and chicken guy. Because of present diet restrictions, during the... More 

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Thank Kenneth M
Michigan
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104 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was highly recommended to us. We arrived at 5PM. First people in the place. Waitress explained the menu and talked about the various wine choices. Then it took almost 15 minutes to get one glass of wine for me a tea for my wife. Then there were another 10min before our first dish arrived. So it went (we ordered... More 

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Thank MichiganSam
San Diego, California, United States
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

While in Chicago for a meeting a friend of a colleague suggested five of us visit the Green Zebra. Wow, were we impressed. Everything was phenomenal; we didn't leave a single bite on our plates. We began the meal with complementary glasses of Proseco, a nice way to prepare our palates for what was to come. Several of us started... More 

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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, Spanish, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
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

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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?