We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cafe Selmarie

#663 of 7,466 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4729 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-2009
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 83: English reviews
North East
Level Contributor
91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
223 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
123 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
254 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank BelleRN
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
265 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice simple cafe on Lincoln Square. Pasties to go look awesome. Breakfast was nice. A limited menu. Healthy choices. I ordered a special omelet. It was more of a solid scrambled egg well cooked then folded around the ingredients like a burrito. Really tasteless and boring - actually not good. I also ordered a side of the chicken sausage. As... More 

Thank phxaz54
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This restaurant has wonderful, interesting food and a dazzling array of pastry items. Unfortunately, it is almost unbearably noisy. Conversation is next to impossible at mealtimes. I wish they would invest in acoustical panels for the ceiling, or some fabric on the walls to help absorb the sound. Go in warm weather when outdoor seating is available. Finding a parking... More 

1 Thank Prestinna
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Bright, cheerful restaurant/bakery with good food. I usually order the chopped salad. The chicken pot pie and quiche are also tasty. You walk past the bakery counter on the way to the dining room. The cookies are very inviting. In warm weather there is outdoor seating alongside the restaurant. Metered street parking is not too difficult to find either along... More 

Thank CultureVulture60657
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We stopped in for a quick cup of coffee & slice of torte. We had the Mocha & Tres Leches tortes. Unbelievably Wonderful.

Thank Victoria K

Travelers who viewed Cafe Selmarie also viewed


Been to Cafe Selmarie? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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: 773-989-5595

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Selmarie 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?