"Comfortably hip Pilsen restaurant from the crew behind Lula Cafe does simple, locally focused food."

2119 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL
(312) 526-3385 serving: West Side, Pilsen (Lower West Side), Pilsen

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, New American, Notable Wine List, Mastercard Accepted, $$$, Discover Accepted, Delis And Delicatessens, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Liquor Stores,

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: The bar is open until 2am Tuesday through Friday and until 3am on Saturday.

What to Drink: The Nightwood Manhattan is a unique treat for lovers of the classic cocktail, made with rye whiskey, Punt e Mes Italian vermouth and house-made cherry bitters that add flavor and complexity.

The Extras: The covered outdoor cafe is cozily secluded from the street by a wood wall and features a gas fireplace and skylights.

Where to Sit: The orange swivel chairs in the dining room are comfy, but for serious foodies, the bar seating along the gleaming open kitchen is the place to be for an up-close view of your dinner being prepared.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

The Lula cafe crew is behind this rustic, seasonally minded spot, which sports an open kitchen; cool, food-knowledgeable clientele; and destination-worthy dishes, from spring radishes with whipped lardo to sardines escabeche and…
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Cozy and delicious... but salty
By miss_delicious at Citysearch

I was looking forward to dining and Nightwood and it didn't disappoint. The neighborhood is pretty interesting and the restaurant is truly a gem. T... Read More

Inviting Pilsen restaurant from the crew behind Lula Cafe.
By Emilie Zanger at Citysearch

This seasonal spot on a developing stretch of Halsted that?s already flush with Mexican restaurants and bakeries is Pilsen?s first true destination... Read More