Things to Do: Dining
From fast food to haute cuisine, Hyde Park packs an eclectic variety of restaurants into its small area.
Ethnic choices abound—Italian, Thai, Mediterranean, Chinese, Cajun, and Caribbean are just a few of the options. The Global Cuisine sensation Chant, for example, recently landed on Chicago Magazine’s list of hot restaurants. Other great choices include Piccolo Mondo, Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen, Mellow Yellow, Noodles Etc., The Sit Down, Rajun Cajun, Nando's Peri Peri, ROTI, Red Snapper, Sip & Savor, Nella, Saucy Porka and Shinju Sushi. For pizza and more, there are Giordano’s, Pizza Capri, and the perennial student favorite, Medici on 57th. Cafe 53 offers not only coffee and pastries but a new line of marvelous sandwiches.
New restaurantwww.thai55threstaurantchicago.coms like The Soul Shack, Can't Believe it's Not Meat, Virtue, Mesler Kitchen, What's Krackin Southern Seafood, Stan's Donuts, Philz Coffee, Budlong Hot Chicken and sweetgreen have added excitement and good eats to 53rd Street.
BGab's Goodies offers vegetarian and raw food choices on 57th St. Adding to that street's culinary choices include Noodles, Etc. and the Medici.
Bar, and lounge is artfully composed with a contemporary library offering brunch, lunch, and dinner daily.
There are 100 places to eat around the Hyde Park / Kenwood area! Please see the Dining category of our Business Directory for more places to satisfy your hunger.