Restaurants

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

Vinci

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.

Boka

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

Executive Chef Giuseppe Tentori (former chef de cuisine at Charlie Trotter's) features contemporary, seasonal American food. Chicago Tribune rated it 3 stars and called it "one of the city's best." The award-winning restaurant features an extensive wine list, an amazing outdoor patio and has been called "the hottest ticket in town," by Chicago Magazine. Please note: BOKA will be closed January 1 – 31, 2014 for renovations and remodeling.

Balena

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. 

Adobo

1610 North Wells Street
(Only .8 miles from Steppenwolf)
(312) 266-7999
Monday - Sunday dinner 
Saturday/Sunday lunch
Mexican - $$

Since opening in millennium year 2000, Adobo Grill has created mucho buzz and a muy loyal following. From tableside guacamole to unique margaritas, traditional en Adobo entrees to delicioso desserts, this festive, authentic Mexican experience is unmatched.

Steppenwolf subscribers can enjoy one free order of guacamole (per table) with a minimum purchase of $40 with subscriber ID card.

Sono

1582 North Clybourne
Only .2 miles away from Steppenwolf
(312) 255-1122
Tuesday - Sunday dinner, closed Monday
Casual Dining/Pizza - $$

Translated in Italian, Sono means “I am,” but it is also a moniker for the burgeoning neighborhood just off the Clybourn Corridor on Chicago’s Near North Side. At Sono Wood Fired, however, the name means a cozy wood-fired pizzeria, antipasti and wine bar with a serious focus on “la famiglia,” so that family and friends can share the flavors and spirited, sophisticated surroundings.

Steppenwolf subscribers receive 20% off food purchases with subscriber ID card.

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 receive a 10% discount when they show their tickets for that day's performance.

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.

Summer House

1954 N Halsted
(Only. 4 Miles from Steppenwolf)
(773) 634-4100
Monday- Friday dinner and Saturday/Sunday brunch and dinner
Southern California influenced American -$$

The California-influenced, American restaurant Summer House features a wood-fire grill as its centerpiece and will dish out an ever-changing menu that spotlights locally-sourced produce and ingredients whenever possible.

Steppenwolf Subscribers can enjoy a free dessert, NO minimum purchase, with their subscriber ID card.

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