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Medici on 57th

Bakery, Deli / Bodega, and Sandwich Place$$$$
Hyde Park, Chicago
103 Tips and reviews
  • milkshakes
  • sandwiches
  • coffee
  • croissants
  • obama
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  • Nina N.
    Nina NiremaNovember 27, 2012
    One of my favorite spots in Hyde Park. In the winter, enjoy yummy hot chocolate and write your name in one of the booths. In the summer, you have to eat brunch on the rooftop patio. Everything's good.
  • Rosemary A.
    Rosemary AriasNovember 10, 2012
    The "garbage" pizza is great! Went back after 20 plus years and it was still the same atmosphere, tastes, just everything! If you order fries, just one order will do for up to 3 persons! Just great!
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistJanuary 9, 2015
    You can’t have a good pizza without a good crust, and if you want good crust, heading to a bakery is a no-brainer. Expect options on crust at this spot along with funky and various toppings Read more
    Upvoted Feb 10
  • Janelle P.
    Janelle PetersNovember 13, 2014
    I always recommend the Med(s) to those visiting Hyde Park. Café au lait, pastries, fruit pies and tarts, etc. Their OJ was always warm and sunny during my AM... in religion.
  • Colin B.
    Colin BurkeDecember 21, 2015
    Steak sandwich and Mediterranean Pizza are not to be missed. Great coffee too. Booths are tight and scrawled with generations of initials and messages. Friendly but slow service.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 10, 2012
    The kitchen gladly makes gluten-free and allergy-free substitutions, such as quesadillas made with corn instead of flour tortillas. No peanuts are on the menu, though the attached bakery does use nuts Read more
  • Genie
    GenieJuly 29, 2016
    Get the apple pastry a la mode. For something savory, can't go wrong with the turkey and Swiss or ham and cheese croissant
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    Tried and true, the croissants at the Medici on 57th are well worth the walk from campus as they're super buttery and dense.
  • Ashli M.
    Ashli MelvinMarch 22, 2013
    No suggestions are needed because everything is delicious. Their crossiants and cinnamon rolls are so good that I get one after I leave the gym.
  • Tracy D.
    Tracy DavisSeptember 12, 2013
    Get the spinach lasagne! Sooooo goood! Start out with the guacamole and chips. Best guacamole I've ever had!!
  • Rock P.
    Rock PageJuly 2, 2011
    The coffee here is really good, but the French toast was a little bland for my taste. If you come for breakfast definitely get something from the bakery. You won't be disappointed.
  • Helen P.
    Helen ParkAugust 12, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    For those looking for an actual bakery (vs. Pastries shop) medici has amazing cranberry and walnut bread!
  • Niall C.
    Niall ConnellanNovember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food and service. Get here early if you plan on having brunch as it gets VERY busy.
  • Anastasia B.
    Strawberry lemonade is sooo refreshing in the summer! Also, the shakes are absolutely delicious.
  • Zach F.
    Zach FelsensteinApril 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Mexicana shake gets all the buzz, but the mocha shake is also a great bet.
  • Phil W.
    Phil Watson2 weeks ago
    Good coffee, brunch (esp. the bacon and potatoes), and reasonable wait times.
  • Charlie L.
    Charlie LuckeApril 18, 2016
    Hans' Special is great! Also have good options for gluten allergies/celiac.
  • Craig C.
    Craig CunninghamDecember 27, 2010
    wonderful brunch on son LOVES the squeeze-your-own-oj...bacon blue cheese burger to die for!
  • Monique W.
    Monique WJanuary 27, 2016
    I had the pasta. But you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraSeptember 25, 2015
    This is a great detour when you're in the area for the university or the museums.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BittnerJanuary 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the mocha milkshake with chocolate ice-cream substituted for vanilla.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MonroeNovember 20, 2012
    Try the Cajun Turkey Sandwich - #spicy #satisfying. Definitely going back
  • Leo Z.
    Leo ZhuApril 6, 2013
    You can get blueberry pancakes instead of normal pancakes in a breakfast combo for only $0.30 extra!
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Their garbage pizza, chilly cheese fries :) salmon Benedict for brunch!
  • Lee E.
    Lee EysturlidOctober 7, 2016
    Great burger and calzone. A real 57th St landmark.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BokunApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    3 words: goat cheese appetizer.
  • Jasmine H.
    Jasmine HoodJuly 19, 2013
    Service and food was great! Will be dining here more often!
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Mexican milkshake, fruit tart, and strawberry lemonade :) to die for
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HaywardApril 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Service goes down when the server knows that the customer is a notoriously bad tipper, as everyone who has waited on Jessy P. knows she is.
  • Daria
    DariaDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great brunch on sunday! Arguably better than Salonica...
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You'll get tired of the food, but milkshakes (and pastries) are forever.
  • Sarah Y.
    Sarah YuMay 29, 2012
    Come here after 10pm. All the pastries are only a dollar
  • Jessy P.
    Jessy PJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Medici was better 20 years ago, when it was more college student prices, now its gotten more expensive and hanging on Obama's coattails, service has gone down a lot too. So sad!! :( FLORIAN COME BACK!
  • O. K.
    O. K.November 19, 2014
    The burgers are delicious, as are the shakes!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonMay 15, 2016
    It's fine and has something for everyone's tastes--but not as good as I remember 10 years ago
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoSeptember 20, 2010
    The rooftop patio is the best seat in the house at this University of Chicago hangout. Read more
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MacheretNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is packed with flavor but very portioned. Cafe drinks are much better next door at Z&H.
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoOctober 5, 2013
    They have THE most delicious croissants in Chicago!
  • Samantha H.
    Samantha HillFebruary 14, 2016
    Great coffee, sandwiches an pastries
  • Elias M.
    Elias MechaberMay 29, 2012
    One dollar pastries if you come later at night.
  • Austin D.
    Austin DuusAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're hungry, get the thin crust garbage pizza
  • Steve L.
    Steve LarsonFebruary 20, 2012
    Cool place for lunch and super kid friendly.
  • Bruce P.
    Bruce PaulOctober 16, 2011
    Just had to add the place my family would go when they visited me in Hyde Park
  • Kali N.
    Kali NorbyDecember 30, 2009
    Get a grilled cheese with blue cheese (doesn't cost more, even if it isn't on the menu anymore). It is even better with bacon.
  • Juan L.
    Juan LopezOctober 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Croissants are delicious!! Muffins are very good as well.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyNovember 20, 2015
    The Manchego sandwich is the bomb.
  • Steph T.
    Steph TaylorMay 31, 2016
    The black bean burger is a great vegetarian option
  • Tisa M.
    Tisa MorrisMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The brownies are the best in Chicago
  • Alex S.
    Alex SobleJuly 25, 2013
    This place is adorable. But the WiFi is very erratic. Not a good place to work on Internet-y projects.
  • katie z.
    katie zhuJuly 23, 2013
    Obama eats here. Pain au chocolat + chai latte, hands down.
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