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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork chop” (3 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 1 week ago

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

Thank OP_ActiveFamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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.

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

Thank HughKensington19
Reviewed March 15, 2018

I'm not sure how this place is rated so high. We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and the service was really slow because there was only one server for the whole restaurant. The menu was boring and so was the food. There...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

The menu is not extensive, but I think that is good. The entrees were well prepared and presented. I had the roast chicken, which was delightful. I am a Kentucky Bourbon fan, and the list of available options was very impressive. My family members has...More

Thank rbradley0731
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Took my son out for his birthday. Not always an easy family meal as he likes steak and we are not meat eaters. There was a great variety to choose from. The food was fresh and delicious. Wine list was good. There was a fully...More

Thank Shirley M
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Came here looking for a nice tranquil dinner. A music combo that for some reason was amplified in the relatively small room of brick and wood changed that plan. With the clarinet and guitar going, people in the dining room were carrying on conversation at...More

Thank Oakparker300
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Joanne T
June 23, 2018|
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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
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, Families with children
Open Hours
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
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
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The Little Gem Restaurant is a relaxed fine dining experience. This European Style Eatery is Romantic, Elegant and Fun!
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