For pre- or post-theater dining, Steppenwolf is pleased to recommend the following restaurants:


1732 North Halsted
(.1 miles from Steppenwolf)
(312) 266-1199
Tuesday - Sunday dinner and Sunday brunch
Italian - $$$

Since 1991, Vinci has been a fixture on North Halsted Street. Warm, rustic interiors welcome you-evoking a historic Italian villa. From polenta to pasta, traditional Italian has never tasted — or looked — so good.


1729 North Halsted
(Only .1 miles from Steppenwolf)
(312) 337-6070
Monday - Sunday dinner
Contemporary American - $$$

Executive Chef Lee Wolen's menu offers familiar flavor profiles, while celebrating his passion for food, flavor and texture. Chicago Tribune gave the menu 3 stars and Time Out Chicago called Wolen "a god of chicken." Beyond the plate, the restaurant's gorgeous rich dark wood floors, large leather banquettes, Italian floor tiling, and living wall, guarantee to be the perfect addition to your night on the town.


1633 N Halsted
(Only .1 miles from Steppenwolf)
(312) 867-3888
Monday - Sunday dinner
Contemporary Italian- $$$

Balena, is the first combination of Boka and Bristol Restaurant Groups. The 10,000 square foot space seats 170 people in the dining room and 40 in the private space. Chris Pandel has created a menu he calls "Honest Italian cooking." The menu consists of starters, pastas, pizzas, and main dishes from the hardwood grill. The space designed by Karen Herold of 555, is dramatic and bright with 30 foot ceilings, a glass façade, a leather topped bar, reclaimed wood shelves, and a custom Balena clock on the back wall. 


1582 North Clybourn
Only 2 blocks south of Steppenwolf
(312) 255-1122
Tuesday - Sunday dinner, closed Monday
Casual Dining/Pizza - $$

A cozy wood fired pizzeria, antipasti and wine bar with a serious focus on the ‘la famiglia’ style of dining. Bring your family and friends to share the vibrant flavors and spirited, warm and sophisticated surroundings. Chicago Magazine calls the Funghi Pizza the best white pizza in town. Michelin Guide recommended for four years in a row, Sono serves up some of the most authentic and creative wood fired pizzas and Italian dishes using fresh, local and imported ingredients.

Steppenwolf subscribers receive 20% off food purchases with subscriber ID card.
Not valid on daily specials or with other discounts.

Chez Moi

2100 North Halsted
(Only .6 miles from Steppenwolf)
(773) 871-2100
Monday - Sunday dinner
French - $$$

Recently named one of Chicago Magazine's Best New Restaurants of 2013, Chez Moi captures the quintessential Parisian joie de vivre with its pleasant atmosphere, classic décor and exceptional service. Chef Dominique Tougne’s menu features authentic French cuisines like onion soup, foie gras, steak frites and crème brulée. A Prix Fixe Dinner is offered every evening from 5-6:30pm.

Steppenwolf Subscribers & Marie Antoinette ticket holders receive a 10% discount when they show their tickets for that day's performance.

Marie Antoinette–inspired $45 3-course dinner menu available February 5 - May 10.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

2024 North Halsted
(Only .5 miles from Steppenwolf)
(773) 935-5000
Monday - Sunday dinner and Saturday/Sunday lunch
Spanish Tapas - $$$

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! serves tapas, the hot and cold appetizers of Spain. Made from seafood, meats, cheeses and vegetables, diners can sample many tapas dishes to create a full meal. Patrons can also choose to have a traditional style meal featuring nine different styles of Paella and unique entrees.

Steppenwolf subscribers can enjoy one free dessert with subscriber ID card.

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