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Maza

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2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-1321
(773) 929-9600
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
MAZA

Maza is an excellent restaurant. It is Lebanese, which is not spicy food, so everyone can find something to eat. The value is very high. People can eat very well for very little, or have a more expensive meal and take longer to luxuriate in the quiet candle-lit surroundings. It is one room only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2014
Victoria B
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Joliet, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you're looking for a quick meal, my advise is to call ahead. Maza's cuisine is painstakingly prepared to perfection. The "owner guy" whose name is Yousef takes great pride in his food and his patrons' experience while at Maza. While I will admit he needs to bring on additional staff, notably a host or hostess, his food is nothing... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Restaurant opens at 5 PM , we were there at 5:30 ...only one other couple was there at a table. No one was at the door to greet us..waited for a while ...no one showed up.. Decided to sit at a table and wait...and wait we did... There was no waiter around either. Finally a guy comes running out of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Maza is an excellent restaurant. It is Lebanese, which is not spicy food, so everyone can find something to eat. The value is very high. People can eat very well for very little, or have a more expensive meal and take longer to luxuriate in the quiet candle-lit surroundings. It is one room only with a very attentive proprietor.I like... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I think it was the Chef/owner that served our food when we were there. It was a bitter cold Chicago evening and lebanese food sounded great. It was a busy night for them, so we waited a while for a table, but the food was totally worth it.

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CRYSTAL LAKE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We came early on a Saturday night. Took almost 3 hours for dinner. Good thing we had a lot to talk about! Service was the biggest issue here. Unorganized, no plan to meet needs of guests. Food was good - especially the Lentil soup. The best I ever had. We were comped dessert. Then told credit card machine down, had... More 

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Skokie, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Decent food, slow service. It was very cold outside and not much warmer inside. By the end of the dinner our toes were frozen. People were sitting with their coats on. It was the first for me.

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
380 reviews 380 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We used a coupon here to dine for one half price but drank enough Lebanese wine to surely make up for what the restaurant gave away. The Lebanese wine, a meritage with Syrah and Cabernet was actually very good and almost worth the $9 a glass. We started with a very nice humus appetizer with warm freshly baked pita bread... More 

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Elmwood Park, IL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We made a phone reservation (owner guy was not so friendly over the phone), drove 1/2 hour to get there. After waiting 15 minutes standing at the front door for someone to sit us, we left. One person was serving the whole restaurant. She saw us, but did not do / say anything to us. Never saw that kind of... More 

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105 reviews 105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We've visited this restaurant several times in the past when they were on Lincoln Avenue. The owner also subs as the server and is proud of his heritage and food offerings. However, this sometimes lends to slower than average service. So if you want good Lebanese food, be prepared to enjoy at a leisurely pace. Vegetarian grape leaves were our... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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124 reviews 124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

it is important to mention that this restaurant is now on Ashland Avenue, just north of Fullerton. Ihave eaten here many times when I used to live in Chicago, and most recently when Iw as visiting for my birthday. It continues to be a good choice. We ordered a bit of evrything, from stuffed grape leaves to meat balls, to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: (773) 929-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Maza staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.