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 MondoCedars Mediterranean Kitchen, Mellow YellowNoodles 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’sPizza 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 MeatMesler 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. 

East 55th Street has Thai with Thai 55 and Manny's Deli offers bagels and some of the finest corned beef and pastrami sandwiches in town.  Jimmy John's keeps creating sub sandwiches.

The Harper Court family of eateries includes Jade Court, Native Foods Cafe, Ja' Grille, and the Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery. Right around the corner is Kilwins for chocolate and ice cream!

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.