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 Roux Diner, Truth be told,, Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen, Noodles Etc., The Sit Down Cafe and Sushi Bar, Rajun Cajun, Nando's Peri Peri, ROTI, Red Snapper, Saucy Porka, Uncle Joe's Jerk Chicken, Shinju Sushi, and The Original Pancake House.
For pizza and more, Hyde Park has Bob's Pizza, 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. Sip & Savor features an array of coffees, other beverages and pastries. And don't miss Philz Coffee at Capital One Cafe.
New restaurants like The Soul Shack, Can't Believe it's Not Meat, Mesler Kitchen, What's Krackin Southern Seafood, Stan's Donuts, Philz Coffee, Budlong Hot Chicken, Small Cheval and sweetgreen have added excitement and good eats to 53rd Street.
There are many 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.