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Blind Faith Cafe

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525 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60201-4728 (Chicago)
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bartlett, Illinois
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to Blind Faith well over a hundred times. If it's been awhile, I crave the Blind Faith salad. I think it's one of the best salads I've ever had. I just brought my son for his first time. He wasn't expecting to like a vegetarian restaurant so much and wants to go back again some day.

Thank 276elizabethl
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatives favorite place, so we always go. Food quality has gone down. So we probably won't be going back.

1 Thank TannednRested
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice, light and open restaurant that will upset the carnivores in your group, as well as those who feel all good food means it is fried. A great place to take yourself and friends when you want to eat well but also want to avoid unnecessary calories and fat. You can eat well with nice sized portions, get full... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I are not strictly vegetarian, but Blind Faith serves a very nice meal. I try to limit my gluten intake, for sensitivity and I am always pleased how many choices I have (with a little cheating). We went out on a very hot Father's day, with no reservation. Luckily we got promptly seated and immediately ordered a... More 

Thank MrB003
Evanston, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is just a great experience every time. The people are all so friendly and helpful. And the food is nothing short of delicious. Choose anything on the menu (and we've had most of the offerings) and you'll be satisfied. I think the price is a bit high but it is justified by large serving sizes that are big enough... More 

Thank JWer2014
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We love to go to Blind Faith for dinner and for Sunday brunch. The staff is very welcoming and efficient. In particular we love seeing Eddie, the manager, and Ana and Chanel, two great servers. We always joke that going to Blind Faith for us is like going to Cheers, "where everybody knows your name." I am a vegetarian and... More 

Thank Maureen S
United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We only went once. The service was extraordinary. My spouse has Parkinson's and the server was outstanding. Unfortunately we were not as impressed with the food. It wasOK but fairly pricy for just average food.

Thank Toni R
Evanston, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've eaten at BFC for more years than I wish to acknowledge. In general the service is good and wait staff usually can answer any questions about ingredients and preparation. The food is good. I especially like the non-dairy Mexican breakfast (is it still on the menu?). The prices tend to be higher than one would expect.

Thank Myra S
Asheville, North Carolina
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346 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Reading previous reviews and the assessments given, I can appreciate the criticisms on pricing and portion size, but I will suggest that they have found a formula that works. I've seen many other restaurants similar to this. In the right neighborhood, their is a demand for an upscale vegetarian restaurant that you can impress visiting friends or business associates. Blind... More 

Thank R C
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Blind Faith is an established neighborhood restaurant that has gone through many iterations over the years and keeps getting better. The food covers various ethnic appetizers and entrees and there is even a Mac Plate, which is "mac"robiotic. The atmosphere is very cozy and comfortable and the playlists add to the ambience. They now offer wine, beer, and limited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60201-4728
  • Public Transportation: Dempster Street CTA, Davis Street Metra North line.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 18473286875
Serving globally inspired menus, Blind Faith is a certified green restaurant transforming the way people enjoy vegetarian cuisine. Just twenty-five minutes from downtown Chicago and only blocks from Northwestern's Evanston campus, our dinning rooms offer a casual warmth perfect for any occasion.

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