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Basil Leaf Cafe

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Lincoln Park
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2465 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2718
+1 773-348-7243
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11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had great meals here - my husband loves to get ravioli and he thought it was very good; I had chicken marsala and they subbed broccoli for the linguini they normally include. It was great, reasonable, service was attentive and personable.

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Thank RubyVanilla
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Quaint, rather small, excellent food, environment, service, etc. Windows were open so we felt like we were seated on the street (meant as a positive comment!).

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Thank Bill S
West Hartford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very accommodating for 2 vegans. LOTS of gluten free dishes. And of course the carnivores are happy. The olive oil dip for the fresh rolls was scrumptious. We could have filled up on that.

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Thank Leora B
Chicago, illinois
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157 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We just picked a restaurant recommended by a friend for a business lunch - and we found ourselves at an Italian family table, as if the cook was the head of the family cooking for us! The chicken sandwich was truly unbelievable and the pesto gnocchi also remarkable. The service was attentive and caring and the bill surprisingly low for... More 

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Thank Coffeesip
Iowa City, Iowa
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was the best restaurant experience that I've had in a long time. Most of their menu is gluten free, and it is wonderful. I ate there on back to back days. The first day I had a fresh mozzarella sandwich on very tasty gf bread and a cup of tomato basil soup (which comes in a large bowl.) The... More 

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Thank KCFreedie
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We had family dinner tonight. The choice of the restaurant was by the accident. Ended up that we score big time. Seating outside on perfect evening in Chicago and having Niamh as server was priceless. Half of us had fluke special and the rest grilled salmon dinner. Both choices were delicious. Paired with Sauvignon blanc "Sea Pearl" made even better.... More 

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Thank mirdob
Kentucky
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224 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Well designed menu offers a wide range of entrees and sides. Always get one of the soups and often choose a pasta dish. Service is always excellent and never pretentious Pleasant decor although tables are a little close together Food is offered at a reasonable price Really great for nice lunch as well On street parking can be an issue... More 

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Thank MRbluegill
Siesta Key, Florida
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I have read some of the reviews of Basil Leaf and reviewed it in the past. I am stunned by the negative reviews. My wife and I travel to France and Italy on a regular basis. We love the food there; food and wines not withstanding she is 5'6' and 125 lbs and I am 6'1" and 190 lbs. We... More 

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Thank jamesF1532HO
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a favorite spot for a quiet lunch or dinner out for either social or business occasions. Always superb food reasonably priced, terrific atmosphere, and good service.

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Thank BBJChicago
Siesta Key, Florida
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We live a Chicago city block away. Ate there last night for the first time. I had a bowl of tomato soup and scallops/shrimp over linguine with their home made marinara sauce. Excellent! My wife and our friends all had different things and we concluded that the portions were enormous, the food, service and ambiance very much like one would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2465 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2718
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-348-7243

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighbourhood Profile
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. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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