Gemini

4.8
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$30 and under
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American
Lincoln Park’s favorite neighborhood restaurant since 2009. A place where everyone knows your name and your drink order. Serving an updated American menu with a creative cocktail list, Gemini has what you are looking for and we’re dog-friendly too on our patio!

Partners Ryan O’Donnell (Coda di Volpe) &; Pauly Graves will welcome you into Gemini’s brand new space (2017) now with a central u-shaped bar and large raised booths.

Don’t miss our incredible brunch service every Saturday & Sunday starting at 10 am as well as our Fried Chicken available only on Sunday nights.

We look forward to serving you!
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PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Go have fun at this restaurant. We loved the starters. The mussels we zesty and delicious with a great sauce. The service was top notch with the large number of customers they had. I was very happy with the experience.

SF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing experience every time I dine at Gemini. From the moment, I walk in the door to every staff member, the organization makes all of their diners feel like they’re apart of the family and you’re dining in their private home. Exquisite food pairings while offering the comforts of home.

TG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always one of our FAVORITE places to dine in Lincoln Park, the food and drinks are always outstanding and ambiance is always on point! Never disappointing here! Definitely be back!

KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, great brunch! I had the lox and bagel platter. It was delicious. Quiet for a Saturday morning, which was nice. Great service and I loved the French bistro feel.

GP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gemini has never let us down. We always love the food and atmosphere. We will be back!

TG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined several times at Gemini - food is always great - but service was outstanding!

AE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best swordfish steak in town! Was nice to come in on a snowy night, very warm and cozy place.

CR
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a charming restaurant nestled in Lincoln Park! Food, service, ambience & beverage were fantastic! Thank you Gemini for making a girls night out with family & belated birthday celebration special. Will be back!

BC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All great. One wish. We were all the way in the back, away from the front door and it was cold! in that place.

MS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good first time experience. Service was great! We had lunch today and hopefully will return for dinner at one point because the menus are different.
Appetizers were excellent - we had the octopus, lamb meatballs and mussels. We had a second order of lamb meatballs. Main course was mainly salads( the beats one) with steak and chicken variations. A bit more dressing might have been better but overall the salad was good. The chicken was super tasty but on the dry side .The steak was great. Drinks were excellent. We had a lovely afternoon and we will be back.

VH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated a booth. The noise level was very loud! Hard to have a conversation. The food and service were excellent. Good restaurant week deal.

MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date or dinner with friends! Service is very good too!

JS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Gemini.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great evening, my friends and I really enjoyed ourselves.

KS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gemini has been my family’s go to Restraunte for so long - that my kids have gone from strollers to college. The food - wait and bartender staff are top notch. I have never written a review for them - because their popularity has grown so much within the neighborhood- that I fear I won’t get a table - but after years of loving them - I need to sing their praises !!!!!!

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great restaurant week menu. Love the ambience, very cozy.

SM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood place with superb menu. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Overall a great finds!

SF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in the city. Amazing food and exceptional service.

JF
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We find Gemini to be reliably good. My favorite dish is the swordfish chop.

CS
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gemini was delicious as usual. I highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

C
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always high quality. Only issue that occurs regularly is when table not ready they send you to the bar which is packed and no room and in the way of servers going to kitchen.

KP
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

limited brunch menu- nothing special, will not return

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

At the end of the night we looked at our bill. One had ordered a salad with salmon added on top. The server charged us for a king salmon entree meal instead. Also the chicken we ordered was very very undercooked. It was taken back and re cooked. No compensation was offered. The meal ended up being more expensive due to the mistakes of the restaurant and servers. will not be taking family there again unfortunately. Never had issues before.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service--friendly and attentive but not too much. Food was delicious!

AS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We waited for our table after making a reservation. We had gotten there early, but then still waited 20 min after our reservation time. They tried to make up for the wait by bringing us out a gift from the kitchen (nachos) but then still added it on our bill at the end. It was fixed, but attention to detail even during a busy service would have made celebrating our mom's birthday a little more enjoyable. They also didn't bring out anything special for a birthday, which I thought was a little odd. We ordered dessert for the table, but didn't do anything specific for the birthday and just put a candle in one of the desserts we ordered.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Super disappointed in the food overall. I’ve heard so many good thing but the steak was pretty bland.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The New Year’s Eve menu was a great sampling of a variety of foods! The atmosphere was festive for the new year and the service was as good as can be with it being a holiday. Highly recommend!

3
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had never visited this restaurant before and imagined it to be a neighborhood spot serving good food at fair prices. I think that my perception was pretty spot on. We booked fairly last minute for new years eve and planned to then walk over to Zoo Lights at LPZ. It felt a bit like an assembly line and the food came out quickly but often times the wines from the accompanying wine pairings were not at the same pace. My husband enjoyed his beef wellington but I had to work hard to find much meat in the grilled lobster. The wine pours were fair but certainly not generous. I thought it was only okay but my husband enjoyed it more than I did.

KT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The noise level is horrendous.

No coat check or coat room. Just a few hooks by the front door for all of the coats.

S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We sat in a curved corner small booth and had a great experience at Gemini. We enjoyed rainbow trout nicely prepared with fresh toppings, and the well prepared salmon. Our toddler meal is the best we’ve seen as it was served on a board offering a nice variety of food to keep our little one interested. Our waitress recommended a great Pinot noir.

LW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent per usual. That said, we did feel a little rushed. As soon as we sat we were asked what we wanted and as soon as something was taken from a plate the plate was immediately taken away. Overall, solid experience.

m
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service level was fantastic and the quality of the food was very good. A bit pricey but we definitely were happy we visited Gemini.

g
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night at Gemini Bistro was very nice. The appetizers—burrata with prosciutto and melon and beet salads—were both excellent. And the pork shank and swordfish steak mains were both huge and perfectly cooked. The chocolate dessert was a nice way to end the meal. Service was attentive but not intrusive and the ambience was convivial. The menu is diverse with something for every taste. We definitely will return soon.

A
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is very good as is the service and compares better than favorably with virtually any restaurant downtown. But so do the prices. Beware that this is very much a neighborhood family place in addition to being a good place to go with friends so you may be stepping over strollers and energetic children.

a
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great for Zoo lights! Service was exceptional! Food was delicious, but thought it was expensive. $12 for a kids meal is steep. $12 for a soup, yikes! Least expensive glass of wine $14. Likely not be back due to prices.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sea bass paired with a perfect rose, attentive & knowledgeable service, great ambiance! Well done! Highly recommend!

TR
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were good.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a group of friends - everyone raved about the food.

Also, very gluten free- friendly with a menu that was simple but had something for everyone.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good as well as service. Good atmosphere generated by a conservative leaning crowd. If you’re into that.

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