Nightwood Restaurant

2119 S Halsted St (at 21st Pl.), Chicago, IL 60608, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–2:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.9/10

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  • Eater

    Jason Hammel and Jason Vincent give us another reason to travel to Pilsen: their impeccably prepared rustic seasonal fare and a cool, modern Kevin Heisner-designed room to eat in. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · January 12, 2011
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  • Time Out Chicago

    Try the bagel sandwich from our 100 Best list: We’ve latched on to one of the few always-present brunch items on this ever-changing menu, this bagel with lush trout cream cheese and a fried egg.

    Time Out Chicago · December 6, 2011
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  • Time Out Chicago

    The Sunday brunch at Nightwood—featuring fried-chicken-and-waffles and ricotta griddlecakes—is well on its way to cult status. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · November 2, 2011
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  • Metromix

    Home to Bacon butterscotch doughnuts ($4 each) and one of our favorite Sunday brunches in town. Read more

    Metromix · June 8, 2010
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  • Time Out Chicago

    The sweet side of the menu hits all the right notes (think light and simple blueberry cake), as do the impressive cocktail and wine programs. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · November 2, 2011
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  • Time Out Chicago

    The Nightwood cheeseburger is a tall, two-patty affair layered with pickles, “special sauce," cheddar sauce and an onion ring. http://tmoutchi.us/YmTIHi Read more

    Time Out Chicago · March 20, 2013
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  • Time Out Chicago

    Fans of smoked fish cannot hope for more in life than the bagel sandwich, in which Rushing Waters smoked trout cream cheese is smeared on a bagel and topped with bacon and an over-easy egg. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · January 24, 2012
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Sit at the kitchen counter in the back and watch the talent while you eat. - Inspector

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 16, 2011
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  • Time Out Chicago

    Longtime Lula chef de cuisine Jason Vincent puts out beautiful seasonal fare like chicken-liver pâté, wood-grilled trout with lentils and ham hock, spit-roasted chicken and hand-rolled pastas.

    Time Out Chicago · June 4, 2012
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  • Suzanne K.

    One of the best brunch places in town. Also one of the best farm-to-table restaurants.

    Suzanne Ko · October 13, 2010
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  • Chicago magazine

    Irresistible starters include buttermilk-fried sweetbreads, handmade pastas, and wood-grilled sardines. Chef Jason Vincent also makes an honest cheeseburger and an amazing roast squab. Read more

    Chicago magazine · May 7, 2012
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  • Time Out Chicago

    The Sunday brunch at Nightwood—featuring fried-chicken-and-waffles and ricotta griddlecakes—is well on its way to cult status.

    Time Out Chicago · October 19, 2011
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  • Elisa V.

    dinner or brunch -- you cant' go wrong...

    Elisa V · September 6, 2011
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  • s.

    Owned by the same people who operate Lula in Logan Sq. Brunch is so awesome. Share a doughnut with a friend. Brunch reservations at OpenTable.com. A++ service!!

    s. · January 2, 2011
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  • Lei

    Not gonna lie...We were skeptical of fine dining in Pilsen, but they proved us wrong. Great service and decor in addition to a delicious seasonal menu & the cocktails rivaled some of my favorite bars.

    Lei · August 24, 2013
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  • Emery M.

    Fantastic brunch spot! Couldn't resist the burger after seeing one go past our table. Great coffee as well!

    Emery Mathieson · August 12, 2013
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  • Aaron C.

    A foodie must stop on the west side in the Pilsen neighborhood. An organic restaurant. Anything with chicken and/or pasta is recommended. Menu is hand-written, changes daily. Freshest of ingredients.

    Aaron Cruz · July 24, 2013
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  • Emilia J.

    Sit at the kitchen bar in the back!

    Emilia J · December 8, 2011
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  • Blake J. G.

    Menu has no shortage of adjectives.

    Blake J. Graham · June 11, 2014
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  • Zeke F.

    Try the Bacon Butterscotch Donut

    Zeke Franco · May 5, 2013
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  • Mikaela M.

    Reserve & enjoy fresh food & exquisite flavors. Black Star cocktail & duck mmm

    Mikaela Miner · April 28, 2013
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  • Amanda C.

    The albacore tuna is served on an EXCELLENT salad. And the tomato spread that comes with the bread is heavenly!

    Amanda Cronkhite · April 6, 2013
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  • Dan T.

    The Brussels sprouts cooked in bacon fat are awesome.

    Dan T. · October 13, 2012
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  • Bruno P.

    Try the Wood Grilled Cheeseburger

    Bruno Pieroni · June 23, 2012
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  • Tasting Table

    Go now for caramelized carrots with green-garlic aioli and wood-grilled Wisconsin trout with ramps. Read more

    Tasting Table · June 22, 2012
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  • Time Out Chicago

    Longtime Lula chef de cuisine Jason Vincent will execute simple, seasonal fare like chicken-liver pâté, wood-grilled trout with lentils and ham hock, spit-roasted chicken and hand-rolled pastas. -LB Read more

    Time Out Chicago · May 29, 2012
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  • Di L.

    Bacon butterscotch donuts.... mmmmmm

    Di Lucie · January 15, 2012
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  • Time Out Chicago

    The sweet side of the menu hits all the right notes (think light and simple blueberry cake), as do the impressive cocktail and wine programs.

    Time Out Chicago · October 19, 2011
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  • Kirstjen L.

    It can be hard to get a taxi here. But worth the trouble. Try the veal tartare.

    Kirstjen Lorenz · August 14, 2011
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the French toast doughnut

    Foodspotting · December 31, 2010
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Smoked Trout BLT

    Foodspotting · December 31, 2010
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  • Christopher M.

    If you don't mind waiting 35 minutes from your set reservation, the experience is great. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the dishes that were ordered were delicious.

    Christopher M. · November 20, 2010
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  • Mark L.

    One of my favorite burgers in Chicago, even with house-made pickles!

    Mark Lindzy · November 13, 2010
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  • Jess T.

    Go to Nightwood. While you wait, order Enoch's maple bacon doughnut from the bar. Laugh at the hipsters. Satiate your need for Lycopene with Bloody. Read more

    Jess Tschirki · May 28, 2010
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  • Ken Q.

    We heard that sometimes they serve s'mores donuts some weeks. Try the bacon maple.

    Ken Quandt · March 21, 2010
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  • Janet B.

    Lovely brunch with friends, absolutely try the chocolate and bacon donuts. I had the chicken & waffles and it was fabulous.

    Janet Barker-Evans · March 13, 2010
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  • Patrick H.

    Enjoy the Sazerac - totally rye

    Patrick Haugh · February 22, 2010
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  • Mia Q.

    try their signature/special drinks, whatever they are. always intriguing and delightful. they make some of their own extracts which is a true treat.

    Mia Q · February 16, 2010
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  • Bradley P.

    Order the Nightwood Old fashioned...then follow it up with a bottle of Thackery Pleiades. It is a phenomenal bottle of wine from a slightly crazy, inspired artisan winemaker. Read more

    Bradley Peacock · February 16, 2010
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  • mark r.

    Sit at the back bar @ kitchen, great experience.

    mark roth · December 3, 2009
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  • Ja_Moi_I

    Best brunch spot in the entire Chitown

    Ja_Moi_I · 3 weeks ago
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  • It's A Major Plus

    Sitting in the back and watching the kitchen is quite enjoyable. Check out their brunch. House made pastas. Really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Exceptional quality and service.

    It's A Major Plus · February 1
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  • Epicurious

    Chef Jason Vincent's elegantly rustic menu, tweaked daily, is based on whatever the Heartland farms harvest that week. Read more

    Epicurious · January 13
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  • Andrew W.

    Great restaurant with a seasonally changing menu.

    Andrew White · December 21, 2014
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  • Grace A.

    The weird-sounding trout cream cheese bagel sandwich is so, so delicious at brunch. As a New Yorker I know my bagels, and this one is good.

    Grace Aldridge · December 12, 2014
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  • Chicagoist

    The ever-changing brunch menu has been a favorite of mine because of its commitment to seasonal ingredients and the dishes that serve as its foundation. Nightwood's burger is a mainstay though. Read more

    Chicagoist · December 1, 2014
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  • Christine H.

    Love the outdoor patio. Covered with a little fire place for the winter.

    Christine Hong · November 18, 2014
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  • Teresa

    Delicious brunch! The flavors are light and tasty, rather than overly starchy and salty at many other places!

    Teresa · November 11, 2014
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  • Chris V.

    The Butterscotch Bacon and chocolate cremeux donuts are amazing! They're on the starters menu for a reason, definitely start there!

    Chris Vicente · October 12, 2014
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  • David S.

    Entrées can be hit or miss, but the burger is a safe bet.

    David Smith · September 20, 2014
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