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Gemini Bistro

2075 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL


You encounter this kind of neighborhood restaurant more often in your mind’s eye than around the corner: unassuming enough for a quick Tuesday night bite yet suitable for a weekend tête-à-tête. If there were nothing else on the menu, the rich, creamy mushroom risotto with rosemary would justify Gemini’s existence. Fortunately there’s also a solid frisée salad with lardons, a well-executed crab cake, and a hearty plate of roast chicken and mashed potatoes. A homey peach crisp carries the comfort-food theme through to the very end. If it feels like a throwback, well, you can’t eat grilled fish head and sous vide pork belly every night. Right?

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Dishes We Liked

Bistro salad ($11), crab cake ($16), mushroom risotto ($14), roast chicken with mashed potatoes ($19), peach crisp ($9), crème brûlée ($8)

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Additional Information:

Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: American bistro
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D Tue-Sun. Br Sun.
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