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The Handlebar

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2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5314
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place with delicious food and huge portions. Lovely outdoor seating patio in the back. Great vegetarian and vegan options. Absolutely delicious!

Thank Val U
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner in the backyard when visiting Chicago. Scenic place. The food came in large portions and we found the amount of cheese too overwhelming in the otherwise fine dishes. Pity! But the veggies - especially in our side dishes (green beans in soy sauce and garlicy sauteed spinach) were fantastic! We did not have any beers/alcoholic drinks (they do... More 

Thank JDandR
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the Handlebar Omelet. The smoked gouda was good, but the pears were not...I ate around them. The breakfast potatoes were very, very dry and bland - no seasoning, no onions, nothing. Disappointing. My friend had the Everything Green salad, which she said was pretty good. Not worth a return visit.

Thank kzogger
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My partner and I spent a week in Chicago the early part of May. An Uber driver told us about this place. Raved about the vegan comfort food. We like to try new things so we went for dinner. Its a bar with plenty of seating. We went for dinner so it was very dark. Our server took our drink... More 

Thank TaylorAngel502
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Love the avocado tacos. Sambal tofu was excellent! Much flavor..... Mac & cheese is good as well!!!! Service was good, no complaints. Will leave a nice tip.....

Thank Lyle B
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My husband and I were on a quick trip to Chicago and were looking for vegan dining options. We found the Handlebar and ended making two trips to this spot in 36 hours. Delicious food, great vibe. Also, one of the best Bloody Mary's I've ever had. Worth the trip.

Thank Megan D
Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Because my daughter and son-in-law live in Chicago, I have reason to travel there often enough. We have dined in many of the city's restaurants, everything from ribs downtown to gourmet raw. A few places have become staples, one being the Handlebar. For anyone who knows Chicago, you know there is an active bicycle culture. While the Handlebar doesn't cater... More 

Thank Sarah V
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is cozy little restaurant with a small bar, a focus on healthy/veggie and some vegan options, with a great beer list... but THE PATIO RULES. Tucked away between storefronts and alongside other yards for homes and businesses, it's peaceful and a nice outdoor spot.

Thank Kirstin R
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This place is so cool! The staff there is amazing and so helpful if you have any questions about the menu. I am not a vegan but I got a delicious sandwich here complete with faux meat. The drinks were great and so was everything else. I would defintely go back here.

Thank 212Crystal
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

its a good place for vegetarians and decent drinks. Place is a bit dark and hard to find parking but where isnt in chicago. Id go here again and portions of their food is generous.

Thank Krunal P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Bar, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5314
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-384-9546

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