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Simply It

#1,223 of 7,934 Restaurants in Chicago}
££ - £££Asian, Vietnamese
2269 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3717
+1 773-248-0884
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pho” (12 reviews)
“hot pot” (3 reviews)
“catfish” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese
££ - £££
2269 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3717
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We stopped by here for dinner before a show at the Greenhouse Theater. I was surprised at the quick friendly service. The food tends to be a little spicy.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We've got a few favorite pho places but thought we'd try one in a new part of town. This place was good. Food was tasty, pho was fine, but it lacked that sharp freshness edge. Couple of us had the lunch special and the salad...More

Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were going to see a play at the Greenhouse Theater and wanted a quick lunch. This restaurant is just a few steps away from the theater. My daughter and I shared the avocado and cream cheese wantons, the shrimp and papaya salad and the...More

Thank Palosgirl_10
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Simply It is just a few doors north of several of Chicago's theater companies; it has a nondescipt entrance which leads to a pleasant dining room. I guess it's a BYOB place because I noticed several of the "I read somewhere that Rose is good...More

Thank sandbag7
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Well made dishes which arent overspiced. Not your usual "chop suey" Vietnamese. Dish sizes are variable, we had a huge chicken dish and the hot pot was smaller. Street parking can be an issue. They've been here over a decade, looks like they've not renovated...More

Thank Wrx8
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Came for dinner and ordered the Vietnamese pancake, fish hot pot and chicken lemongrass; service is fast and attentive, food with fresh ingredients and generously portioned. Delightful well balanced flavors and chili spices just right - although, admittedly I find that most places prefer to...More

1  Thank wenfamily
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Wanted to get together with friends on Saturday night and we wanted to eat near their home. Simply It was 1 block away so we decided to go there since we had not been in awhile. We made reservations for 6:30 pm. One of the...More

Thank GKBrash
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great food! Reasonably priced, clean, and very friendly staff. No alcohol. A couple of doors up from the Greenhouse Theater making it a perfect pre-show dinner spot. Which is what we did. The coconut shrimp appetizer is amazing. Many large shrimp. I had the curry...More

Thank CRMyers
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered dinner from this restaurant for the first time and was not impressed. I had the glass noodles with chicken. The noodles and vegetables were good, but the chicken was weird. It was dry and tasteless, not a good quality. My husband ordered fried rice...More

Thank LizBethob
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I had lunch here today since we were in the area and wanted Pho. We over-ordered slightly (2 appetizers) but that just means leftover soup noodles for later, right? Very nice staff, bright and airy room, quick service, and tasty food. We...More

Thank Mark L
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2269 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3717
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-248-0884
Simply It was founded in 2006 to bring the most savory Vietnamese delicacy to Chicagoans.
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