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Norman's Bistro

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North Kenwood, Chicago
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    April W.
    "Cajun Catfish Platter"(2 Tips)
    Myra S.
    "I really enjoyed the gumbo along with the lemon drop martini!"(3 Tips)
    LadyAnn G.
    "Nice atmosphere and Tuesday I hear they have house music"(2 Tips)
    Jamarr B.
    "The shrimp and lobster pot pie is pretty impressive and as far as sides go..."(2 Tips)
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  • Gus L.
    Gus L.September 30, 2013
    Came by after attending the Hyde Park jazz fest. My first time eating there, and the food was good. The vibe was also great, there was jazz in the main dining room and a DJ on the other side. 👍👍
  • Rebecca J.
    Rebecca Jackson-ArtisAugust 9, 2014
    Ask for the peanut butter and jelly sandwich dessert. It's not on the menu and absolutely AMAZING! You don't have to like PB&J to enjoy this succulent treat. Mmm
  • Angie M.
    Angie MiltonJuly 27, 2015
    Salmon croquets and braised collard greens were wonderful. I plan to try the gumbo next go around.
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    Myra SykesFebruary 24, 2016
    I really enjoyed the gumbo along with the lemon drop martini! Ambiance is excellent!
  • Bruce M.heart icon on user image
    Bruce MAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Ernest Dawkins one of Chicago's most celebrated Jazz Journeymen sets off a weekly Jam excursion every Sunday at Sunset 'til the early morning. Chicago's best and the rest come show their chops.
  • Mocha M.
    Mocha Mon365June 17, 2012
    Norman, the owner is the nicest man ever! The place is beautiful and the food is delicious. Liver & onions were incredible. Waiter Armir was delightful.
  • April W.heart icon on user image
    April WilliamsDecember 27, 2013
    The Cajun Catfish Platter, red beans/ rice, and coleslaw were delicious!!! Lemon Drop Martinis certainly completed the night
  • Jabari H.
    Jabari HuntJuly 9, 2011
    The Creole Seafood Platter is really good! The Sangria definitely needs help, but the are extra generous with the alcohol in the Mai Tai!
  • Jamarr B.
    Jamarr BuchananMarch 23, 2012
    The shrimp and lobster pot pie is pretty impressive and as far as sides go the plantains with corn was a nice change of pace.
  • Garland S.heart icon on user image
    Garland SmithJanuary 11, 2016
    Would have to go again, didn't know they specialized in cajun food. We went and had the breakfast buffet in which I really wasn't that pleased with.
  • Elaine M.heart icon on user image
    Elaine MclaurinOctober 26, 2012
    Great group of people...food is great as well. Went several times for networking. Had a good time!
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cajun Catfish was on point with the Red Beans and Rice. Great combo!
  • LadyAnn G.heart icon on user image
    LadyAnn GeeApril 17, 2019
    Nice atmosphere and Tuesday I hear they have house music
  • Lisa F.heart icon on user image
    Lisa FosterNovember 27, 2015
    Sunday brunch is delicious and super affordable.
  • Sheena B.heart icon on user image
    Food soooooo awesome, fabulous, delightful, and OMG!!!!😍😍😍💨💨💨💨👏👏👏
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    First time here and I think I like this spot
  • Elise
    EliseJuly 18, 2013
    Try the seafood chili....it really hits the spot!!! Delicious...
  • Akos A.
    Akos AmaningJanuary 28, 2013
    Hidden gem down the street from Muddy Waters house... Great place under candlelight!!!
  • Debra M.heart icon on user image
    Debra MillerFebruary 5, 2014
    The salmon is excellent! Service too!!!
  • Aja H.
    Aja HolmesJuly 11, 2013
    Celebrate your hump-day at Norms with some house music! Great brunch spot!
  • Ron W.
    Ron WillisMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great owner and staff and a good spot for a drink
  • Tonya H.
    Tonya HicksDecember 11, 2011
    The Shrimp and lobster Pot pie is Bananasssss! Don't leave without it....
  • T Lawrence T.
    T Lawrence ThorpeJune 28, 2014
    Great place, nice location and music!
  • Halona J.
    Halona JacksonJanuary 19, 2014
    It was GREAT! Def gotta go back!
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    MicheleJuly 4, 2016
    Great vibe! Great food.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MacOctober 7, 2018
    One word - Breadpudding!
  • Jason M.
    Jason McCoyDecember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great staff and the owner is Awesome! Try the sweet potato soufflé.
  • latonia h.heart icon on user image
    latonia hendersonMarch 4, 2015
    I Love the Sea food gumbo
  • Sheila G.heart icon on user image
    Sheila GunnJuly 10, 2017
    Cranberry Salmon is delicious
  • Sharon M.
    Sharon McCulloughNovember 6, 2014
    Great atmosphere, food and music.
  • Sandi R.
    Sandi RobinsonApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Blackened tilapia is a MUST!
  • David W.heart icon on user image
    David WeathersbyAugust 22, 2015
    Wonderful lunch spot
  • DeLeone W.heart icon on user image
    DeLeone WilliamsJuly 2, 2016
    Early Bird gets the seat
  • Niece
    NieceDecember 30, 2011
    Went there today, nice establishment. But saw a mouse!!! I'll never go again!!
  • Jamar F.
    Jamar FreezeDecember 28, 2023
    Lunch w/ a friend
  • Sandi R.
    Sandi RobinsonNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the tilapia is very good!
  • I L.
    I LDecember 10, 2011
    Left before eating due to the unimpressive menu.
  • Meschel
    MeschelNovember 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Hey Norman's Bistro, join Freebie! Read more
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    FoodspottingJanuary 9, 2011
    Try the Sweet Potato Dream
  • Bruce M.heart icon on user image
    Bruce MJuly 10, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The Beautiful People of Bronzeville know this is the place for good food, good service and great jazz on Sundays!
  • Carina N.
    Carina NelmsApril 21, 2012
    Really slow service but good food
  • Nak N.
    Nak NaksOctober 18, 2014
    Meh ¿ I'll pass
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