Even though new places continue to open, this is an incredibly challenging time for restaurants. The shutdown, reopening at reduced capacity, and concerns for health and safety have forced many to close their doors permanently or for the foreseeable future.
All have been affected - from favorite neighborhood spots to big downtown restaurants where you drank way too much on your birthday. Here is a running list of all the spots that have closed during the pandemic, divided by neighborhood. If you know a place that should be included, or that’s on this list and has reopened, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New as of 4/13/2021: West Egg Cafe, Chicago Grind, No Bones Beach Club, Santorini, Common Cup (for the foreseeable future).
Hopleaf(reopening April 1st)
Metropolis Coffee, Granville location(temporarily closed)
Belmont Cragin/Edison Park
Pippin’s Tavern (reopening in 2021)
Nico Osteria (closing until further notice)
Bebu (For the foreseeable future)
Lincoln Square/North Center
Cobblestone(closed until April 1st)
Masa Azul(closed until the “pandemic wanes”)
Ludlow Liquors(closed until further notice)
Scofflaw(closed until April)
Longman & Eagle(until 2021)
The Whale(Reopening March 3rd)
Old Irving Park
Union Sushi (until further notice)
Politan Row(closing until spring 2021)
Elske(closed through winter)