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

Front Bar

at 1700 North Halsted
Opening late Spring 2016
More info


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. Recently, Boka has launched a separate bar menu with small plates perfect for sharing for a pre or post-theater bite. 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. Boka has received a Michelin Star for the past six years as well as Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year from the Jean Banchet Awards.


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

Balena, an ode to Italian influenced simplicity, opened in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood in March of 2012. Balena’s menu consists of handmade pastas; pizzas from the wood-fire oven; and locally sourced, farm-fresh meats and produce. Balena was included in Bon Appetit’s list of 25 best new restaurants in 2012, and was nominated for a James Beard “Best New Restaurant” Award.


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.

Daily Specials include: Tuesday 2-for-1 Pizza; Wednesday $5 appetizers; Thursday $10 wine flights; Sunday half price bottles of wine

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

Burger Bar Chicago - Lincoln Park

1578 North Clybourn
Only 2 blocks south of Steppenwolf
(312) 255-0055
Monday-Sunday Lunch & Dinner
Hamburger Restaurant - $$

A funky, warehouse themed space that offers Chicago's most delicious burgers from original stackers to a build-your-own burger, as well as fantastic appetizers and mind-blowing shakes. Pair one of these amazing burgers with any of their 100+ craft beers available on tap or in the bottle.

Daily specials include: Tuesday $5 wings & Thursday $5 Craft Draft Beer

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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