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The Little Gem Cafe

$$ - $$$American, ,
189 N Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1504
+1 708-613-5491
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gastropub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
189 N Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1504
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

I haven't been in this place since it was the Marion Street Grill. My wife had gouda stuffed porkchops and I had the sea scallop special. Both were excellent. Entrees are not cheap but are priced well for the quality you get. I will be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chibearbob
J L, Owner at The Little Gem Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed October 22, 2018

We had a group of eight in truly a little gem of a cafe. We had Sunday brunch with $5.00 bloody Mary's and mimosas. I had the eggs Benedict with crab cakes - wonderful! The service was friendly and expedient.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lantana50
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Delightful cafe with creative entrees. The special of sea bass was very good. Cookie skillet for dessert was a wonderful way to end the meal!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lsr928
J L, Owner at The Little Gem Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank You!

Reviewed August 25, 2018

Family of 4 dinner there on a Friday night. Fairly busy but we were seated quickly. The vegetable risotto is very good along with the fig and honey brie crostina. Slightly pricey for the portion sizes but well worth it. For some reason, the acoustics...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nik_mchicago
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Nice cozy spot for date night, great steak, lovely wine list. And a cookie skillet for dessert, oh my!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank OP_ActiveFamily
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Sitting outside on the only slightly busy street north of Lake Avenue in Oak Park we had such a lovely dining experience we chose to go back a week later. Everything on the menu is enticing. My husband liked his original order of gouda stuffed...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MaryCJ5679
Reviewed May 25, 2018

We had dinner on a Wednesday night, which is "date night" at the Little Gem Cafe. It is truly a little gem. We had a wonderful salmon dinner with wine for $75 for two.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Roberta M
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely place. Pleasant, discreet, elegant yet friendly. Loved their brunch menu on a Saturday and their cappuccinos are the real ones, as from Italy. Well done guys

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Moreno_chicago
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Very clean and accommodating. Friendly staff. My seafood risotto was Devine. The creme brûlée is also delicious.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank sylk1111
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Little Gem is a reliable and delightful restaurant. The staff are always friendly, professional and attentive. The food has been outstanding every time we have visited, but the place is unpretentious and comfortable. They have something on the menu for most diets and palates and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank HughKensington19
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June 23, 2018|
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Response from J L | Property representative |
Hello Joanne Yes we have street parking and a parking lot right down the block! We look forward to seeing you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $34
American, Contemporary, Gastropub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 N Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1504
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-613-5491
  • E-mail
The Little Gem Restaurant is a relaxed fine dining experience. This European Style Eatery is Romantic, Elegant and Fun!
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