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Mindy's Hot Chocolate

#157 of 7,553 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
American, Contemporary
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1747 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5508 (Willow St)
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Evanston, Il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were two couples for dinner. The menu is not enormous, but it touches all the meat/fish/poultry/veg bases. We started with shared grilled octopus and beet salad, both excellent. Three of us had the Fish of the Day (pan grilled whitefish) and one had the on-menu Pork Chop. Again, all excellent. The desserts, including ice cream creations and the eponymous... More 

Thank Rick628
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's charming has a very nice environment. The employees are friendly. I ate a great salad and my friends a nice hamburger.

Thank Marcio S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Came in on a Saturday night with friends and family. Desserts were over priced and not tasty at all. Highly disappointed. Probably wouldn't try it again.

Thank Jodicamp916
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Food was good. Mac and Cheese was excellent. Service was very good. The chef would not allow a side order of rice with my dish. (It was on the menu, with another dish) Not appreciated! The noise level was difficult for casual conversation. Lots of background noise. Four of us for dinner, one drink each and 3 deserts equals $200... More 

Thank Andy K
Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Went on Bucktown -Wicker food tour. Had the Iced chocolate with the homemade marshmallow. It was like having a decadent drinkable dessert. Will come back for lunch and to try the pastry. My favorite place on the food tour.

Thank EKS0577
Palm Springs, CA.
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Been waiting to make a trip to Chicago and this was a spot I was going too. Had lunch. The burger was excellent. I added the egg on top. All cooked to perfection. As a pastry chef who owns a bakery, I looked forward to trying desserts. We tried the Strawberry Shortcake, Blackberry blueberry tart and a cake of the... More 

Thank cakesbyroman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Great service at bar, the hot chocolate is a staple. Always a enjoyable family outing. New doughnuts with jam a family favorite.

Thank Timbayer
Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We tried this place off of a recommendation from one of our vendors. It did not disappoint! We went for breakfast (brunch they open at 10), sat at the bar and really enjoyed the atmosphere. The bartender was very nice, knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. We loved the feel in this place and since we are big time foodies, we... More 

Thank heather-n-jason
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Came on a food tour. Decadent iced chocolate: milk chocolate, dark chocolate and a drizzle of Carmel on ice topped with a homemade marshmallow: HIGHLY recommended!!!

Thank Mama_Clark_KC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Went to Mindy's Hot Chocolate on a Friday afternoon. It is a cute place to have lunch with friends over some creative and delicious meals in a casual yet inviting atmosphere. It is evident that high end ingredients are used in putting together their recipes. The meals were simple but tasted well above what the average comfort food tastes like.... 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
$25 - $100
American, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1747 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-5508
    (Willow St)
  • Public Transportation: Damen Blue Line
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 773-489-1747

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