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-theatre dining, Steppenwolf is also pleased to recommend the following restaurants:

Trattoria Gianni

1711 N Halsted St,
.1 miles from Steppenwolf
(312) 266-1976
Tuesday - Sunday dinner and Sunday lunch
Italian - $$
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Traditional Italian cooking in a casual dining room and patio across from the Steppenwolf theater.


1732 North Halsted
.1 miles from Steppenwolf
(312) 266-1199
Tuesday - Sunday dinner and Sunday brunch
Italian - $$$
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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
.1 miles from Steppenwolf
(312) 337-6070
Monday - Sunday dinner
Contemporary American - $$$
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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-theatre 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.


215 W North Avenue
.8 miles from Steppenwolf
(312) 266-7999
Monday - Sunday dinner 
Saturday/Sunday lunch
Mexican - $$
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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.

Chez Moi

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


1800 North Lincoln Avenue
1.2 miles from Steppenwolf
Sunday - Saturday dinner
Sunday & Saturday brunch
Contemporary American- $$
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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.

Map of Area Restaurants

Map of Area Restaurants