This cafe feels light and airy, and is located right on campus in a building with a university bookstore. Come here for French-inspired tartines, salads, and kind of healthy grain bowls. The food is fresh and good, and it’s a nice change from hanging out on beanbag chairs surrounded by last night’s pizza boxes.
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Nella Pizza e Pasta
Nella Pizza e Pasta is a casual Italian restaurant in Hyde Park with excellent Neapolitan pizza.
The Promontory is a restaurant and music venue serving very good modern American food in Hyde Park.
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Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
Blue Door Kitchen is a nice but not too fancy Gold Coast restaurant in an old mansion. The courtyard patio is beautiful for when it's nice outside.
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House
Hugo’s is a classic and fancy seafood spot, and the fish counterpart to Gibsons’ steaks.
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Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen
Manny’s has been the classic Jewish deli in Chicago for 75 years, and it’s still serving great food.
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