Food and Drink

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. 
           1164 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM-7 PM
                      Saturday 9 AM-7 PM
                      Sunday 9 AM-3 PM

Medici: Mexican, Italian, and American foods. President Barack Obama and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan were once regular patrons! 
           1321 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
           Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 AM-10 PM
                      Friday 7 AM-11 PM
                      Saturday 9 AM-11 PM
                      Sunday 9 AM-10 PM

Salonica: Corner diner serving American and Greek comfort food. 
           1440 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
           Hours: Monday-Friday 11 AM-9 PM
                      Saturday-Sunday 2 PM-9 PM

TrueNorth Cafe: Salads, sandwiches, bagels, and smoothies.
           1323 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
           Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-8 PM
                      Saturday-Sunday 8 AM-8 PM

Coffee and Tea

Bonjour Bakery: A great French bakery. Come here for tea before the concert.
           1550 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Tuesday-Friday 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
                      Saturday 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
                      Sunday 7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Café 53: Coffee house in the heart of Hyde Park. Also offers sandwiches, salads, and gelato. 
           1369 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Everyday 8 AM-9 PM

Café Logan: Café Logan’s menu includes wraps, sandwiches, and salads. They also serve coffee, wine, and craft beer. 
           915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
           Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-8 PM
                      Saturday-Sunday 12 PM-8 PM

C-shop (Prét a Manger): Sandwiches, soups, and bakery items. In the Reynold's club, the same building as Mandel Hall. 
           1131 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
           Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM-11 PM
                      Saturday-Sunday 9 AM-11 PM

Hallowed Grounds: On the second floor of the Reynold's club, the same building as Mandel Hall, this student run coffee shop is a great place to get coffee and play a game of billiards before a concert. 
           1131 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
           Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM-11:30 PM
                      Friday 8:30 AM-9 PM
                      Saturday 11:30 AM-9 PM
                      Sunday 11:30 AM-11:30 PM

Drinks and Music

Chant: Trendy late-night eatery featuring creative, Asian-inspired global cuisine & a full bar. 
           1509 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Sunday-Monday 12 PM-10 PM
                      Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 AM-12 AM
                      Friday-Saturday 11:30 AM-1 AM

Woodlawn Tap: Neighborhood cash-only watering hole that's a hangout for the University of Chicago community. 
           1172 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM-2 AM
                      Saturday 11 AM-3AM
                      Sunday 11 AM-2AM

The Promontory: Stylish, modern eatery with open-hearth cooking & a conceptual menu in a bi-level space with music. 
           5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Monday-Thursday 5 PM-11 PM
                      Friday 11 AM-1 AM
                      Saturday 9 AM-1 AM
                      Sunday 9 AM-11 PM

Global Cuisine

Kikuya: No frills Japanese nook serving sushi and other hot Japanese dishes. BYOB.
           1601 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Sunday-Monday 12 PM-9 PM
                      Tuesday-Thursday 5 PM-9 PM
                      Friday-Saturday 12 PM-10 PM

The Nile: Large plates of Middle Eastern standards including falafel, shawarma and shish kebab served in low-key digs.
           1162 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 AM-10 PM
                      Sunday 12 PM-9 PM

Rajun Cajun: Small neighborhood spot serving Indian and Cajun soul food in a no-frills setting.
           1459 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 AM-8:30 PM

Café Corea: Korean comfort food.
           1603 E. 55th St, Chicago, IL
           Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30 AM-9 PM

Upscale

Piccolo Mondo: Cozy cafe with Italian fare & a full bar in a quaint white-tablecloth setting located inside the former Hotel Windermere, a hotel built for the 1903 World‘s Fair. Show your ticket stub for 10% off your meal!
           1642 E 56th St #1, Chicago, IL 60637
           Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30 AM-8:45 PM
                      Friday-Saturday 11:30 AM-9:45 PM

The Promontory: Stylish, modern eatery with open-hearth cooking & a conceptual menu in a bi-level space with music.
           5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Monday-Thursday 5 PM-11 PM
                      Friday 11 AM-1 AM
                      Saturday 9 AM-1 AM
                      Sunday 9 AM-11 PM

SPECIAL DEAL: The members-only Quadrangle Club is open to UChicago Presents patrons before Friday concerts from 5-8 PM. Reservations requested
           1155 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Late Brunch

Plein Air Café: Bright cafe & coffeehouse serving its java with French specialties in a cheerful setting.
           5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
           Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM-8 PM
                       Saturday-Sunday 8 AM-6 PM

Valois: A counter-service smorgasbord of American comfort food served in a casual, muraled space, with brunch until 4 PM. Cash only.
           1518 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615
           Hours: Sunday-Monday 5:30 AM-10 PM

Medici: Weekend brunch from 9am-2pm. Omelets, benedicts, and French toast.
          1321 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
           Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 AM-10 PM
                      Friday 7 AM-11 PM
                      Saturday 9 AM-11 PM
                      Sunday 9 AM-10 PM