Find the perfect spot for a pre-or post-concert cup of tea, glass of wine, snack, or feast. Drop us a line at chicagopresents@uchicago.edu to let us know a favorite of yours we might have missed. 
 

Casual: 

Bergstein’s Delicatessen: Deli-style sandwiches and sides. Click here for more info. 
Medici: Mexican, Italian, and American foods. President Barack Obama and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan were once regular patrons! Click here for more info. 
Salonica: American comfort and Greek food. Click here for more info. 
Z&H: On Fridays and Saturdays, Z&H has a taco night from 6-11 P.M. Good value and BYOB, but you should plan to wait a bit. Click here for more info. 
ZBerry: Frozen yogurt and toppings. Click here for more info. 
 

Coffee and Tea: 

Bonjour Bakery: A great French bakery. Come here for tea before the concert. Hours: Tuesday – Friday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1550 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL
Café 53: Coffee house in the heart of Hyde Park. Also offers sandwiches, salads, and gelato. Click here for more info. 
Café Logan: Café Logan’s menu includes wraps, sandwiches, and salads. They also serve coffee, wine, and craft beer. Click here for more info. 
C-shop (Einstein Bros Bagels): Einstein bagels, and $1 milkshakes on Wednesdays. In the same building as Mandel Hall. Click here for more info. 
Starbucks: 
o 1530 E. 53rd St., Chicago, IL 
o 1174 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 
 

Drinks and Music: 

Chant: Asian-inspired global cuisine and full bar. Click here for more info. Click here for the music schedule. 
Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap, usually referred to as just “Jimmy’s,” is a bar on 55th street. They only accept cash. Click here for more info. 
The Promontory lets you keep the party going after the concert with live music on the second floor. Click here for more info. Click here for the music schedule. 
 

Ethnic: 

Kikuya: Japanese BYOB which serves sushi and other typical Japanese dishes. Click here for more info. 
The Nile: large portions of good Middle Eastern food. Click here for more info. 
Noodles Etc.: Asian noodle bowls and stir-fries. Click here for more info. 
Rajun Cajun: Indian food and Cajun Soul food. Click here for more info. 
Seoul Corea: Korean food. Hours: Monday – Friday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1603 E. 55th Street, Chicago, IL
Yusho: American-Japanese fusion. Click here for more info. 
 

Upscale: 

A10’s menu offers gentle, creative riffs on Italian and French standards. As chef and owner Matthias Merges puts it, each dish is “about 75 percent recognizable and 25 percent ‘you’re gonna love this.’” Click here for more info. 
Piccolo Mondo is an Italian restaurant located inside the former Hotel Windermere; a hotel built for the World Exposition. Click here for more info. 
The Promontory lets you keep the party going after the concert. For good food, stay on the first floor. Click here for more info. Click here for the music schedule. 
SPECIAL DEAL: Quadrangle club: If you bring your ticket from the concert to the Quadrangle Club, you will be allowed to eat there.  
 

Late Brunch: 

Plein Air Café: Plein Air offers savory pies and pastries. Click here for more info.
Valois: Great value, and breakfast is served until 4:00 PM. Click here for more info.