Craving a pre show snack to tide you over through the show? Or a post show cocktail or coffee? Visit Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks, Steppenwolf's warm, creative space to grab a drink, have a bite, or meet up with friends and collaborators, day or night. Front Bar is located at 1700 N Halsted, and is connected to the main Steppenwolf Lobby.
For pre- or post-theater dining, Steppenwolf is also pleased to recommend the following restaurants:
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.
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.
Balena is temporarily closed due to a fire and looks forward to re-opening their doors in the near future. Please check the Balena site for updates.
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 their brick 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. Balena is open for brunch on Sundays (families welcome) and dinner seven nights a week, including pre-theatre dining and the ever popular "Sunday Supper."
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 members can enjoy one free order of guacamole (per table) with a minimum purchase of $40 with member ID card.
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 members receive a 10% discount when they show their tickets for that day's performance.
The Kennison, named after one of Chicago's greatest con men, sits next to the buzz of Lincoln Park and offers a bright and funky spot for locals and visitors alike to enjoy great food, strong drinks, and tall tales.