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Cafe Selmarie

#622 of 7,600 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Contemporary
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4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
+1 773-989-5595
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a hot chocolate an a windy, cold Sunday afternoon. We we served the best hot chocolate I've ever had. A generous cup topped off with a thick layer of heavy whipped cream that you could almost cut with a knife. This is not a drink for the faint-hearted with an aversion to sweets. Calories be damned. Order... More 

Thank HawkeyePilgrim
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Café Selmarie has been a regular go-to of mine for many years. On Saturday, I stopped in for a delicious cup of coffee and a fig custard - featuring fresh figs! I loved sitting outside even in October. The Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, stopped in and ordered take out for the exciting first Cubs game in the World Series,... More 

Thank Jst856
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We stopped at this little cafe for breakfast prior to sightseeing downtown. We ate on the patio, as it was a beautiful morning. Delicious quiche and great service. Also has a great bakery section with lots of goodies! Located in the Lincoln Square area - a variety of cute shops and restaurants!

Thank Patti4
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed a delicious brunch at Cafe Selmarie. It was a very busy Sunday brunch time, but our service was excellent. The food was exceptional, especially the cinnamon roll and my omelet. The only detraction was the incredible noise level, with concrete floors and high ceilings, the many shrieking children made conversation almost impossible. We would have... More 

Thank islandgirlWisconsin
North East
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We were taken here by people we had just met and it was a very good choice. The menu had a wide variety, it was quiet and restful on a busy Saturday night in Lincoln Square. Very civilized.

Thank MP439
Stanardsville, Virginia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Skip this place. They discriminate against handicapped and elderly. Skip over customers on wait list, then when called on it, do not apologize but shrug it off. Very limited menu, poor service. Other Lincoln Square restaurants in the immediate area are MUCH, MUCH better I. E, Jerry's, Greek Taverna, Chicago Brauhaus, Gene's, etc.

Thank Malou D
Ames, Iowa
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99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

A very fine dining establishment and bakery in a lively Chicago neighborhood. Many interesting items on the menu - - I would call the fare "European-American fusion". I ordered a spicy shrimp scampi dish which was delicious and beautifully presented. My wife ordered a chicken pot pie that was also excellent - - served with a puffy philo dough bread.... More 

Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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151 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Located in a nice neighbourhood on a small square, it is really great breakfast / brunch place. They have nice menu with salads, really great sandwitches and entrees and delicious pastries. The cinnamon rolls and tiramisu are amazing. The prices are really resonable too and the staff is caring and attentive. A lot of families go here as well because... More 

Thank AtanasPalanov
Chicago, Illinois
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Went here on a Saturday for brunch with my boyfriend and 2 friends. Had about a 30 - 35 minute wait (around 11:45 a.m.), but that was expected. Firstly, it's LOUD inside. The waitress could not hear me from 2 feet away and I kept repeating things. We all did. Still, she was patient, friendly, always smiling and got all... More 

Thank jahhp
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little Cafe on Lincoln Ave. where we were lucky enough to get seated outdoors along a side street courtyard with a musician singing and playing guitar. My son and husband had different versions of Eggs Benedict--delicious and perfectly cooked! I had an Arugula Omelet which was a bit on the dry side, but good. Best country-fried potatoes ever! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-989-5595

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?