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Cafe Brauer

Lincoln Park
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Address: 2021 Stockton Dr., Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312/742-2480
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Located at the south end of the Lincoln Park Zoo, this historic restaurant...

Located at the south end of the Lincoln Park Zoo, this historic restaurant re-opened in 1990 after $4 million in restorations.

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Outdoor Delight!

Delightful patio overlooking Lincoln Park Lake. Family, and dog, friendly; space for small children to roam. Diverse, well-presented menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful patio overlooking Lincoln Park Lake. Family, and dog, friendly; space for small children to roam. Diverse, well-presented menu.

Argyle, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Our food ranged from average to good, but the patio is a blissful place to be on a pretty day. Lovely views, nice menu options, and good service.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

I was fortunate to get to visit Cafe Brauer for a wedding. Ground floor is open to the public, but on upper level, there is a large hall that is used for weddings. The decor is classical, but very well maintained. It has an outdoor area, where it has great views of the south pond and Michigan ave buildings. I... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Ordered fish tacos and buffalo chicken salad - fresh, generous and delicious. A brilliant setting and a complete surprise to find such great food at what we thought was probably likely only to be a generic tourist cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner and had a lovely patio table overlooking the zoo and the city skyline. The menu is simple but very reasonably priced. We had the steak with chimichurra sauce. It came with grilled brocolli and a side. I had sweet potato fries and my friend had a salad. Great deal for $15.95! The food was tasty and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We like this quaint water-side outdoor cafe with its beautiful view of the city. It's a nice place to meet friends after work or on the weekends for a drink and/or meal/snack and good people watching on the boardwalk and nearby zoo. (Many wedding parties come to take photos on the nearby bridge, and they often shoot movies there as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2009

I did not even get a chance to see this place. The poor customer service we received in just getting an appointment to set up a meeting to see the space was horrible. They only can meet during the day (when most people are working and why would we inconvenience them) so we decided on a time to meet. Well... More 

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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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.