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“Accidental Find”
Review of Gemini

Gemini
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Ranked #608 of 9,810 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Cross street: Dickens/Cleveland
Transit: #11 Lincoln/Sedgwick Bus stops right in front of the restaurant at Lincoln and Cleveland. 15 min walk from the Red line Fullerton stop. 10 minute walk from the Brown line Sedgwick stop.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Frankly, we were looking for well-reviewed places to dine in the Lincoln Park neighborhood that took reservations - we chose Gemini. We stuck with our reservation as we saw it had won some recognition for one of the best new restaurants in the last year. The meal was awesome, the side dishes were thoroughly unique and distinctive, and we could not have enjoyed our meal more. We plopped down some moola for the meal (dining for two) but since it was a special occasion, it was money well spent. Favorite dish of the meal: the Filet with mushrooms- superb.

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Thank jlcawood
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

great little bistro with excellent french fries, mussels, steak frite and heavy pour cocktails. its a fun pitstop, nothing pretentious or grand. use as an early evening stepping off point before a long night out. Groups place.

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Thank jsunder106
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is our go-to spot for date night. Food is always fabulous without being too serious. The restaurant is upscale but you can still get away with wearing "dressed up jeans". The desserts are amazing - the giant cookie is one you MUST try! We get it almost every time we go. Wine list is also wonderful, I love trying a different glass of wine with each course. Highly recommended!

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Thank khotze
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Had a nice family dinner here to celebrate a graduation. All nine enjoyed their food with a special shout out to the short rib ravioli. Unusual but tasty. Service was good, food attractive, and great bottle of wine for a price one seldom sees in Chicago. We'll look for a chance to return.

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Thank hoosiervinophile
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Our group of 8 had dinner reservations on a Friday night at Gemini Bistro. Thank God we did, because the place was packed. We did have to wait a bit for our table, even with the reservation, because the group in our spot was in no rush to leave. And after our dinner there, I can see why they wanted to stay. I must say, though, that there really is no space for a larger group like ours to wait. We were butt to table in the small area near the door, and I'm sure the folks eating at those tables could have been easily annoyed.

We were seated towards the back of the restaurant, and were quickly waited on by our wonderful server. Super helpful, explained the dishes, etc. The menu is structured based on plate size, so you have small, medium, or large options. They do offer a gluten-free menu and also extra-small (kids menu).

We started off with the truffle-parmesan fries, and they were delicious. I think we all would have been satisfied with just eating those. So yummy! Great dipping sauce to go with. Everyone pretty much ordered a different dish, and there were zero complaints. I had a steak special, and the meat was so tender and flavorful. Plus, my steak came with an order of truffle-parmesan fries... The short rib ravioli was another favorite among the table. Like I said, no complaints, and no leftovers. Needless to say, no room for dessert. That will be for next time.

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Thank jsgermany
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